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The GIADA experiment for ROSETTA mission to comet 46P/Wirtanen: Design and performances

Bussoletti, E., Colangeli, Luigi, Moreno, J.J.L., Epifani, E., Mennella, Vito, Palomba, E., Palumbo, Pasquale, Rotundi, Alessandra, Vergara, S., Girela, F., and others. (1999) The GIADA experiment for ROSETTA mission to comet 46P/Wirtanen: Design and performances. Advances in Space Research, 24 . pp. 1139-1148. ISSN 0273-1177. (doi:10.1016/S0273-1177(99)80207-5) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:17158)

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Abstract

Rosetta is one of the most ambitious missions planned by ESA for the beginning of the next millennium. It will explore from very close a comet nucleus along its trajectory up to perihelion. In the instrument complex forming the scientific payload, the GIADA (Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator) experiment is devoted to study the cometary dust flux evolution and grain dynamic properties. To achieve the required performances and the expected scientific return, GIADA has been designed as a multi-sensor instrument. It is able to detect grain passage by laser light scattering measurement, particle momentum through piezoelectric transducers and mass flux by means of quartz crystal microbalances. In this paper we describe the technical solutions and performances which have been reached on the development models of GIADA. (C) 1999 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/S0273-1177(99)80207-5
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: M. Nasiriavanaki
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2009 06:38 UTC
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2019 08:49 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17158 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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