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Cassini plasma spectrometer investigation
Author(s): David T. Young; Bruce L. Barraclough; Jean-Jacques Berthelier; M. Blanc; J. L. Burch; A. J. Coates; Raymond M. Goldstein; Manuel Grande; Tom W. Hill; J. M. Illiano; M. A. Johnson; R. E. Johnson; R. A. Baragiola; V. Kelha; D. Linder; David J. McComas; Bjoern T. Narheim; Jane E. Nordholt; A. Preece; E. C. Sittler; K. R. Svenes; Sandor Szalai; K. Szego; P. Tanskanen; K. Viherkanto
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Paper Abstract

Cassini/Huygens is a joint project of NASA and the European Space Agency designed to explore the Saturnian system in depth during its four-year mission. Cassini, the orbiter spacecraft, will carry twelve hardware investigations while Huygens, the Titan atmospheric probe, will carry an additional six. The Cassini Plasma Spectrometer (CAPS), one of 12 orbiter investigations, includes 3 plasma sensors designed to cover the broadest possible range of plasma energy, composition, and temporal variation. It is conservatively estimated that CAPS will provide a factor of ten or more improvement in measurement capabilities over those of the Voyager spacecraft at Saturn.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2803, Cassini/Huygens: A Mission to the Saturnian Systems, (7 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253412
Show Author Affiliations
David T. Young, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Bruce L. Barraclough, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Jean-Jacques Berthelier, CNRS (France)
M. Blanc, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (France)
J. L. Burch, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
A. J. Coates, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Raymond M. Goldstein, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Manuel Grande, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Tom W. Hill, Rice Univ. (United States)
J. M. Illiano, CNRS (France)
M. A. Johnson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
R. E. Johnson, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
R. A. Baragiola, Univ. of Virginia (United States)
V. Kelha, VTT Automation (Finland)
D. Linder, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
David J. McComas, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Bjoern T. Narheim, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (Norway)
Jane E. Nordholt, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
A. Preece, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
E. C. Sittler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
K. R. Svenes, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (Norway)
Sandor Szalai, KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics (Hungary)
K. Szego, KFKI Research Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics (Hungary)
P. Tanskanen, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
K. Viherkanto, VTT Automation (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2803:
Cassini/Huygens: A Mission to the Saturnian Systems
Linda Horn, Editor(s)

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