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In situ dust measurements in the inner Saturnian system

Srama, R. and Kempf, S. and Moragas-Klostermeyer, G. and Helfert, S. and Ahrens, T. J. and Altobelli, N. and Auer, S. and Beckmann, U. and Bradley, J. G. and Burton, M. and Dikarev, V. V. and Economou, T. and Fechtig, H. and Green, S. F. and Grande, M. and Havnes, O. and Hillier, J. K. and Horanyi, M. and Igenbergs, E. and Jessberger, E. K. and Johnson, T. V. and Krüger, M. and Matt, G. and McBride, N. and Mocker, A. and Lamy, P. and Linkert, D. and Linkert, G. and Lura, F. and McDonnell, J. A. M. and Möhlmann, D. and Morfill, G. E. and Postberg, F. and Roy, M. and Schwehm, G. H. and Spahn, F. and Svestka, J. and Tschernjawski, V. and Tuzzolino, A. J. and Wäsch, R. and Grün, E. (2006) In situ dust measurements in the inner Saturnian system. Planetary and Space Science, 54 (9-10), pp. 967-987. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.psss.2006.05.021.

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Abstract

In July 2004 the Cassini-Huygens mission reached the Saturnian system and started ist orbital tour. A total of 75 orbits will be carried out during the primary mission until August 2008. In these four years Cassini crosses the ring plane 150 times and spends approx. 400 h within Titan's orbit. The Cosmic Dust Analyser (CDA) onboard Cassini characterises the dust environment with its extended E ring and embedded moons. Here, we focus on the CDA resuts of the first year and we present the Dust Analyser (DA) data within Titan's orbit. This paper does investigate High Rate Detector data and dust composition measurements. The authors focus on the analysis of impact rates, which were strongly variable primarily due to changes of the spacecraft pointing. An overview is given about the ring plane crossings and the DA counter measurements. The DA dust impact rates are compared with the DA boresight configuration around all ring plane crossings between June 2004 and July 2005. Dust impacts were registered at altitudes as high as 100 000 km above the ring plane at distance from Saturn between 4 and 10 Saturn radii. In those regions the dust density of particles bigger than 0,5 µm can reach values of 0.001 m <sup>-3</sup>.

Document Type:Article
Title:In situ dust measurements in the inner Saturnian system
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Srama, R.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Kempf, S.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Moragas-Klostermeyer, G.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Helfert, S.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Ahrens, T. J.Seismological Laboratory, CALTECH, Pasadena, USA
Altobelli, N.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA
Auer, S.A & M Associates, Basye, USA
Beckmann, U.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Bradley, J. G.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA
Burton, M.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA
Dikarev, V. V.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Economou, T.Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Fechtig, H.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Green, S. F.Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Grande, M.Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, UK
Havnes, O.Auroral Observatory, University of Tromso, Tromso, Norway
Hillier, J. K.Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Horanyi, M.Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Igenbergs, E.Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany
Jessberger, E. K.University of Münster, Münster, Germany
Johnson, T. V.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA
Krüger, M.Max Planck Institute Solar System Research, Kathlenburg-Lindau, Germany
Matt, G.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
McBride, N.Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Mocker, A.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Lamy, P.Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale, Marseille, France
Linkert, D.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Linkert, G.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Lura, F.UNSPECIFIED
McDonnell, J. A. M.Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Möhlmann, D.UNSPECIFIED
Morfill, G. E.Max Planck Institute Physics and Astronomy, Garching, Germany
Postberg, F.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
Roy, M.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, USA
Schwehm, G. H.ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Spahn, F.University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Svestka, J.Prague University, Prague, Czech Republic
Tschernjawski, V.UNSPECIFIED
Tuzzolino, A. J.Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Wäsch, R.UNSPECIFIED
Grün, E.Max Planck Institute Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany; HIGP, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Date:2006
Journal or Publication Title:Planetary and Space Science
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:54
DOI:10.1016/j.psss.2006.05.021
Page Range:pp. 967-987
Publisher:Elsevier
Status:Published
Keywords:Cassini, dust, CDA, E-ring, water ice
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 - Vorhaben CASSINI (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > System Conditioning
Deposited By: Susanne Pieth
Deposited On:28 Aug 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 13:02

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