Cassini Magnetometer Post Launch Support

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Dept of Physics

Abstract

The work carried out in this proposal runs the magnetometer instrument onboard the Cassini spacecraft. This involved planning future observations, making sure the correct commands are sent to the instrument and carried out in a safe way, and looking after the health and safety of the instrument. We also process the data so that our team and other Cassni teams are able to analyse it to understand the physics of the Saturn system.

Publications

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Gérard J (2006) Saturn's auroral morphology and activity during quiet magnetospheric conditions in Journal of Geophysical Research

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Russell C (2006) Nature of magnetic fluctuations in Saturn's middle magnetosphere in Journal of Geophysical Research

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Jones GH (2006) Enceladus' varying imprint on the magnetosphere of Saturn. in Science (New York, N.Y.)

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Bertucci C (2007) Low-frequency waves in the foreshock of Saturn: First results from Cassini LF WAVES IN SATURN'S FORESHOCK in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Rymer A (2007) Electron sources in Saturn's magnetosphere ELECTRON SOURCES AT SATURN in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Wei H (2007) Cold ionospheric plasma in Titan's magnetotail in Geophysical Research Letters

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Khurana K (2007) Mass loading of Saturn's magnetosphere near Enceladus MASS LOADING NEAR ENCELADUS in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Jackman C (2008) A multi-instrument view of tail reconnection at Saturn SUBSTORMS AT SATURN in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Coustenis A (2008) TandEM: Titan and Enceladus mission in Experimental Astronomy

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Achilleos N (2008) Large-scale dynamics of Saturn's magnetopause: Observations by Cassini SATURN MAGNETOPAUSE DYNAMICS in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Hill T (2008) Plasmoids in Saturn's magnetotail PLASMOIDS IN SATURN'S MAGNETOTAIL in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Bertucci C (2008) The magnetic memory of Titan's ionized atmosphere. in Science (New York, N.Y.)

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McAndrews H (2008) Evidence for reconnection at Saturn's magnetopause RECONNECTION AT SATURN'S MAGNETOPAUSE in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Rucker H (2008) Saturn kilometric radiation as a monitor for the solar wind? in Advances in Space Research

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Khurana K (2008) Magnetic portraits of Tethys and Rhea in Icarus

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Russell C (2008) Titan's influence on Saturnian substorm occurrence SUBSTORMS AT SATURN in Geophysical Research Letters

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Burch J (2008) On the cause of Saturn's plasma periodicity in Geophysical Research Letters

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Schippers P (2008) Multi-instrument analysis of electron populations in Saturn's magnetosphere BRIEF REPORT in Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics

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Russell C (2008) The magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn and their lessons for the Earth in Advances in Space Research

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Arridge C (2008) Thermal electron periodicities at 20 R S in Saturn's magnetosphere in Geophysical Research Letters

 
Description Cassini Magnetometer Post Launch Support
Amount £350,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PP/D000912/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2010 
End 03/2011
 
Description Cassini Operations 
Organisation Braunschweig University of Technology
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cassini instrument operations and provision of magnetometer data to team members and collaborators
Collaborator Contribution Instrument commanding resulting in magnetometer data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
Impact Instrument commanding resulting in magnetoeter data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
 
Description Cassini Operations 
Organisation Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)
Department Atomic Energy Research Institute
Country Hungary 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cassini instrument operations and provision of magnetometer data to team members and collaborators
Collaborator Contribution Instrument commanding resulting in magnetometer data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
Impact Instrument commanding resulting in magnetoeter data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
 
Description Cassini Operations 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Country Germany 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Cassini instrument operations and provision of magnetometer data to team members and collaborators
Collaborator Contribution Instrument commanding resulting in magnetometer data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
Impact Instrument commanding resulting in magnetoeter data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
 
Description Cassini Operations 
Organisation National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Cassini instrument operations and provision of magnetometer data to team members and collaborators
Collaborator Contribution Instrument commanding resulting in magnetometer data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
Impact Instrument commanding resulting in magnetoeter data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
 
Description Cassini Operations 
Organisation Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Cassini instrument operations and provision of magnetometer data to team members and collaborators
Collaborator Contribution Instrument commanding resulting in magnetometer data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
Impact Instrument commanding resulting in magnetoeter data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
 
Description Cassini Operations 
Organisation University of Arizona
Department Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cassini instrument operations and provision of magnetometer data to team members and collaborators
Collaborator Contribution Instrument commanding resulting in magnetometer data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
Impact Instrument commanding resulting in magnetoeter data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
 
Description Cassini Operations 
Organisation University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cassini instrument operations and provision of magnetometer data to team members and collaborators
Collaborator Contribution Instrument commanding resulting in magnetometer data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
Impact Instrument commanding resulting in magnetoeter data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
 
Description Cassini Operations 
Organisation University of Cologne
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cassini instrument operations and provision of magnetometer data to team members and collaborators
Collaborator Contribution Instrument commanding resulting in magnetometer data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
Impact Instrument commanding resulting in magnetoeter data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
 
Description Cassini Operations 
Organisation University of Colorado
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cassini instrument operations and provision of magnetometer data to team members and collaborators
Collaborator Contribution Instrument commanding resulting in magnetometer data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
Impact Instrument commanding resulting in magnetoeter data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
 
Description Cassini Operations 
Organisation University of Iowa
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cassini instrument operations and provision of magnetometer data to team members and collaborators
Collaborator Contribution Instrument commanding resulting in magnetometer data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
Impact Instrument commanding resulting in magnetoeter data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
 
Description Cassini Operations 
Organisation University of Michigan
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Cassini instrument operations and provision of magnetometer data to team members and collaborators
Collaborator Contribution Instrument commanding resulting in magnetometer data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
Impact Instrument commanding resulting in magnetoeter data from Cassini; provision of magnetometer data to the team and our collaborators
 
Description School visits 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact demonstrations of working magnetometer instruments to pupils - and hands on opportunities for them

raised interest in science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010