Cassini plasma spectrometer investigation

David T. Young, Bruce L. Barraclough, J. J. Berthelier, M. Blanc, J. L. Burch, Andrew J. Coates, Raymond M. Goldstein, Manuel Grande, Tom W. Hill, J. M. Illiano, M. A. Johnson, R. E. Johnson, R. A. Baragiola, V. Kelha

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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 publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsLinda Horn
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1996
EventCassini/Huygens: A Mission to the Saturnian Systems - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: 05 Aug 199606 Aug 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


ConferenceCassini/Huygens: A Mission to the Saturnian Systems
CityDenver, CO, USA
Period05 Aug 199606 Aug 1996


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