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Cassini Magnetometer

ResourceID
spase://SMWG/Instrument/Cassini/MAG

Description

MAG includes both a flux gate magnetometer and a vector/scalar helium magnetometer. Because magnetometers are sensitive to electric currents and ferrous metal components, they are generally placed on an extended boom, as far from the spacecraft as possible. On Cassini, the flux gate magnetometer is located midway out on the 11-meter (36-foot) magnetometer boom extending out from the spacecraft, and the vector/scalar helium magnetometer is located at the end of the boom. The boom itself, composed of thin, nonmetallic rods, was folded during launch and deployed about two years after launch. The magnetometer electronics are located in a bay in the Cassini orbiter's spacecraft body.

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Instrument

ResourceID
spase://SMWG/Instrument/Cassini/MAG
ResourceHeader
ResourceName
Cassini Magnetometer
ReleaseDate
2019-05-05 12:34:56Z
Description

MAG includes both a flux gate magnetometer and a vector/scalar helium magnetometer. Because magnetometers are sensitive to electric currents and ferrous metal components, they are generally placed on an extended boom, as far from the spacecraft as possible. On Cassini, the flux gate magnetometer is located midway out on the 11-meter (36-foot) magnetometer boom extending out from the spacecraft, and the vector/scalar helium magnetometer is located at the end of the boom. The boom itself, composed of thin, nonmetallic rods, was folded during launch and deployed about two years after launch. The magnetometer electronics are located in a bay in the Cassini orbiter's spacecraft body.

Contacts
RolePerson
1.PrincipalInvestigatorspase://SMWG/Person/David.J.Southwood
InformationURL
Name
Instrument home page at Imperial College, UK
URL
PriorIDs
spase://nssdc/instrument/1997-061A-11
InstrumentType
Magnetometer
InvestigationName
Dual Technique Magnetometer
ObservatoryID