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Cassini-Huygens Mission

The Cassini-Huygens Mission

Orbiter In Situ Investigations Volume 2

Editors: Russell, C.T. (Ed.)

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The joint NASA-ESA Cassini-Huygens mission promises to return four (and possibly more) years of unparalleled scientific data from the solar system’s most exotic planet, the ringed, gas giant, Saturn. Larger than Galileo with a much greater communication bandwidth, Cassini can accomplish in a single flyby what Galileo returned in a series of passes. Cassini explores the Saturn environment in three dimensions, using gravity assists to climb out of the equatorial plane to look down on the rings from above, to image the aurora and to study polar magnetospheric processes such as field-aligned currents. Since the radiation belt particle fluxes are much more benign than those at Jupiter, Cassini can more safely explore the inner regions of the magnetosphere. The spacecraft approaches the planet closer than Galileo could, and explores the inner moons and the rings much more thoroughly than was possible at Jupiter.

This book is the second volume, in a three volume set, that describes the Cassini/Huygens mission. This volume describes the in situ investigations on the Cassini orbiter: plasma spectrometer, ion and neutral mass spectrometer, energetic charged and neutral particle spectrometer, magnetometer, radio and plasma wave spectrometer and the cosmic dust analyzer. This book is of interest to all potential users of the Cassini-Huygens data, to those who wish to learn about the planned scientific return from the Cassini-Huygens mission and those curious about the processes occurring on this most fascinating planet. A third volume describes the remote sensing investigations on the orbiter.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cassini-Huygens Mission
Book Subtitle
Orbiter In Situ Investigations Volume 2
Editors
  • C.T. Russell
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2774-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2774-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2773-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-015-7069-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 518
Additional Information
Reprinted from SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, volume 114, nos. 1-4, 2004
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