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MUPUS – a Thermal and Mechanical Properties Probe for the Rosetta Lander Philae

Spohn, T. and Seiferlin, K. and Hagermann, A. and Knollenberg, J. and Ball, A.J. and Banaszkiewicz, M. and Benkhoff, J. and Gadomski, S. and Grygorczuk, W. and Grygorczuk, J. and Hlond, M. and Kargl, G. and Kührt, E. and Kömle, N. and Krasowski, J. and Marczewski, W. and Zarnecki, J.C. (2007) MUPUS – a Thermal and Mechanical Properties Probe for the Rosetta Lander Philae. Space Science Reviews, 128, pp. 339-362. Springer. DOI: doi: 10.1007/s11214-006-9081-2.

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Abstract

MUPUS, the multi purpose sensor package onboard the Rosetta lander Philae, will measure the energy balance and the physical parameters in the near-surface layers – up to about 30 cm depth- of the nucleus of Rosetta’s target comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Moreover it will monitor changes in these parameters over time as the comet approaches the sun. Among the parameters studied are the density, the porosity, cohesion, the thermal diffusivity and conductivity, and temperature. The data should increase our knowledge of how comets work, and how the coma gases form. The data may also be used to constrain the microstructure of the nucleus material. Changes with time of physical properties will reveal timescales and possibly the nature of processes that modify the material close to the surface. Thereby, the data will indicate how pristine cometary matter sampled and analysed by other experiments on Philae really is.

Document Type:Article
Title:MUPUS – a Thermal and Mechanical Properties Probe for the Rosetta Lander Philae
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Spohn, T.UNSPECIFIED
Seiferlin, K.Physikalisches Institut, Universität Bern, Schweiz
Hagermann, A.Planetary and Space Science Research Institute, CEPSAR The Open University, Milton, Keynes, UK
Knollenberg, J.UNSPECIFIED
Ball, A.J.Planetary and Space Science Research Institute, CEPSAR The Open University, Milton, Keynes, UK
Banaszkiewicz, M.Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland
Benkhoff, J.UNSPECIFIED
Gadomski, S.Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland
Grygorczuk, W.Telecommunication Institute PIT, Warsaw, Poland
Grygorczuk, J.Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland
Hlond, M.Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland
Kargl, G.Institut für Weltraumforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Graz, Austria
Kührt, E.UNSPECIFIED
Kömle, N.Institut für Weltraumforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Graz, Austria
Krasowski, J.Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland
Marczewski, W.Space Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland
Zarnecki, J.C.Planetary and Space Science Research Institute, CEPSAR The Open University, Milton, Keynes, UK
Date:2007
Journal or Publication Title:Space Science Reviews
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:128
DOI:doi: 10.1007/s11214-006-9081-2
Page Range:pp. 339-362
Publisher:Springer
Status:Published
Keywords:rosetta, comets, surface, heat flow
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: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Judit Jänchen
Deposited On:26 Jul 2007
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 14:08

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