The cassini CAPS electron spectrometer

D. R. Linder, Andrew J. Coates, R. D. Woodliffe, C. Alsop, A. D. Johnstone, M. Grande, A. Preece, B. Narheim, D. T. Young

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One of the major aims of the Cassini spacecraft is to characterize in detail the interaction of the solar wind with the Satumian system. The Cassini Plasma Spectrometer (CAPS) addresses this aim by measuring the plasma particles, ions and electrons, with a suite of three complementary sensors. One of these, the Electron Spectrometer (ELS), will measure the energy and angular distributions of solar wind and magnetospheric electrons at Saturn with unprecedented accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMeasurement Techniques in Space Plasmas
Subtitle of host publicationParticles, 1998
EditorsRobert F. Pfaff, Joseph.E. Borovsky, David T. Young
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781118664384
ISBN (Print)9780875900858
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameGeophysical Monograph Series
ISSN (Print)0065-8448
ISSN (Electronic)2328-8779


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