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Galileo Lives With Balky Tape Recorder

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Science  27 Oct 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5236, pp. 570
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5236.570


The trouble-plagued Galileo spacecraft, due to reach Jupiter in December, hit another glitch when a data-storage tape stuck. Engineers have managed to free it, and they hope they can prevent a recurrence. If not, the spacecraft may not be able to store and transmit important data, including some images of the planet and its moons.