Seidensticker, Klaus J. and Möhlmann, Dirk and Apathy, Istvan and Schmidt, Walter and Thiel, Klaus and Arnold, Walter and Fischer, Hans-Herbert and Kretschmer, Michael and Madlener, David and Péter, Attila and Trautner, Roland and Schieke, Sascha (2006) SESAME - An Experiment of the Rosetta Lander Philae: Objectives and General Design. Space Science Reviews, 128 (1-4), pp. 301-337. Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-006-9118-6. ISSN 0038-6308.
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SESAME is an instrument complex built in international co-operation and carried by the Rosetta lander Philae intended to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014. The main goals of this instrument suite are to measure mechanical and electrical properties of the cometary surface and the shallow subsurface as well as of the particles emitted from the cometary surface. Most of the sensors are mounted within the six soles of the landing gear feet in order to provide good contact with or proximity to the cometary surface. The measuring principles, instrument designs, technical layout, operational concepts and the results from the first in-flight measurements are described. We conclude with comments on the consequences of the last minute change of the target comet and how to improve and to preserve the knowledge during the long-duration Rosetta mission.
|Title:||SESAME - An Experiment of the Rosetta Lander Philae: Objectives and General Design|
|Date:||13 April 2006|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Space Science Reviews|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 301-337|
|Keywords:||Space missions; Rosetta; cometary nuclei; cometary surface; cometary particles; in situ science|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W - Projekt ROSETTA Instrumente (old)|
|Location:||Köln-Porz , Berlin-Adlershof|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Planetary Research|
Institute of Materials Physics in Space
|Deposited By:||Dr. Klaus Seidensticker|
|Deposited On:||08 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 23:15|
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