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Numerical Computation of Energy-Dependent Geometric Factors of E and F Electron Detectors of CASSINI/MIMI/LEMMS

 

Technical Report by Xiaodong Hong and Thomas P. Armstrong, May 10, 1997

 

The purpose of this report is to compute the energy dependent geometric factors of the E and F detectors of Cassini/MIMI/LEMMS. Included with this report are a geometric simulation of the LEMMS subsystem, simulations of the magnetic field produced by a pair of tilted magnets, and the computation of the reversed electron trajectories which can be used for the calculation of the geometric factors for each detector.

 

 

 

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QUICK FACTS

Manufacturer: The Cassini spacecraft was manufactured by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Huygens Probe was manufactured by Thales Alenia Space.

Mission Duration: The Cassini-Huygens mission launched on October 15 1997, and ended on September 15 2017.

Destination: Cassini's destination was Saturn and its moons. The destination of the Huygens Probe's was Saturn's moon Titan.

Orbit: Cassini orbited Saturn for 13 years before diving between its rings and colliding with the planet on September 15th, 2017.