Rosetta is one of the most ambitious missions planned by ESA for the beginning of the next millennium. It will explore from very close a comet nucleus along its trajectory up to perihelion. In the instrument complex forming the scientific payload, the GIADA (Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator) experiment is devoted to study the cometary dust flux evolution and grain dynamic properties. To achieve the required performances and the expected scientific return, GIADA has been designed as a multi-sensor instrument. It is able to detect grain passage by laser light scattering measurement, particle momentum through piezoelectric transducers and mass flux by means of quartz crystal microbalances. In this paper we describe the technical solutions and performances which have been reached on the development models of GIADA. © 1999 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.

The GIADA experiment for Rosetta mission to comet 46P/Wirtanen: Design and performances

BUSSOLETTI, Ezio;COLANGELI, Luigi;EPIFANI, Elena;MENNELLA, Vito;PALUMBO, Pasquale;ROTUNDI, Alessandra;VERGARA, Sossio;FULLE, Marco;CASINI, LEONARDO;
1999

Abstract

Rosetta is one of the most ambitious missions planned by ESA for the beginning of the next millennium. It will explore from very close a comet nucleus along its trajectory up to perihelion. In the instrument complex forming the scientific payload, the GIADA (Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator) experiment is devoted to study the cometary dust flux evolution and grain dynamic properties. To achieve the required performances and the expected scientific return, GIADA has been designed as a multi-sensor instrument. It is able to detect grain passage by laser light scattering measurement, particle momentum through piezoelectric transducers and mass flux by means of quartz crystal microbalances. In this paper we describe the technical solutions and performances which have been reached on the development models of GIADA. © 1999 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
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