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The Grain Impact Analyser and Dust
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- Title The Grain Impact Analyser and Dust
- Released 25/11/2002 3:37 pm
- Copyright ESA/AOES Medialab
GIADA (Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator):
Measures the number, mass, momentum and velocity distribution of dust grains coming from the nucleus and from other directions (reflected by solar radiation pressure).
The Orbiter's scientific payload includes 11 experiments, in addition to the Lander. Scientific consortia from institutes across Europe and the United States have provided these state-of-the-art instruments. All of them are located on the side of the spacecraft that will permanently face the comet during the main scientific phase of the mission.