Cassini plasma spectrometer investigation

Dave Young, Bruce 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, Väinö Kelhä, D. Linder, David J. McComas, B.T. Narheim, Jane E. Nordholt, A. Preece, E.C. SittlerK.R. Svenes, Sandor Szalai, K. Szegö, P. Tanskanen, Kai Viherkanto

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCassini/Huygens
    Subtitle of host publicationA Mission to the Saturnian Systems
    EditorsLinda Horn
    Place of PublicationBellingham
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-2191-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventSPIE Cassini/Huygens: A mission to the Saturnian systems - Denver, United States
    Duration: 5 Aug 19966 Aug 1996

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE


    ConferenceSPIE Cassini/Huygens
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


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