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Cassini MIMI Background Information

The Magnetospheric IMaging Instrument, or MIMI, onboard the Cassini spacecraft, is being used to study the energetic charged particle environment of Saturn's magnetosphere. The MIMI investigations will significantly advance our understanding of Saturnian magnetic processes and their relationship to the satellites and rings of that system as well as to the planetary ionosphere and atmosphere.

The Cassini spacecraft

The MIMI instrumentation consists of three sensor heads:  the Low Energy Magnetospheric Measurement System (LEMMS), the Charged Energy Mass Spectrometer (CHEMS), and the Ion and Neutral Camera (INCA).

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Updated 11/7/05, T. Hunt-Ward
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