Cassini plasma spectrometer investigation

D. T. Young, B. L. Barraclough, J. J. Berthelier, M. Blanc, J. L. Burch, A. J. Coates, R. Goldstein, M. Grande, T. W. Hill, J. M. Illiano, M. A. Johnson, R. E. Johnson, R. A. Baragiola, V. Kelha, D. Linder, D. J. McComas, B. T. Narheim, J. E. Nordholt, A. Preece, E. C. SittlerK. R. Svenes, S. Szalai, K. Szegö, P. Tanskanen, K. Viherkanto

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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 (<1 eV to 50 keV), composition (1 to 60 amu), and temporal variation. It is conservatively estimated that CAPS will provide a factor often or more improvement in measurement capabilities over those of the comparable Voyager instruments at Saturn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMeasurement Techniques in Space Plasmas
Subtitle of host publicationParticles, 1998
EditorsRobert F. Pfaff, Joseph.E. Borovsky, David T. Young
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.
Pages237-242
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781118664384
ISBN (Print)9780875900858
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameGeophysical Monograph Series
Volume102
ISSN (Print)0065-8448
ISSN (Electronic)2328-8779

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics

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    Young, D. T., Barraclough, B. L., Berthelier, J. J., Blanc, M., Burch, J. L., Coates, A. J., Goldstein, R., Grande, M., Hill, T. W., Illiano, J. M., Johnson, M. A., Johnson, R. E., Baragiola, R. A., Kelha, V., Linder, D., McComas, D. J., Narheim, B. T., Nordholt, J. E., Preece, A., ... Viherkanto, K. (1998). Cassini plasma spectrometer investigation. In R. F. Pfaff, J. E. Borovsky, & D. T. Young (Eds.), Measurement Techniques in Space Plasmas: Particles, 1998 (pp. 237-242). (Geophysical Monograph Series; Vol. 102). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1029/GM102p0237