Engineering Memos

By John Casani I first came to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) 48 years ago, and was taught that what’s most important for project success is bringing good people on board, getting them to come together as a team, making certain that they’re all on the same page, and setting up the mechanisms to keep […]

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A New Spin

By John Casani Getting to Jupiter would be no easy matter, even in the best of conditions — so when we set our schedule, we aimed at having our Galileo spacecraft ready in time to take advantage of a window of opportunity in early 1982, when celestial conditions would favor our mission.

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