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Experiments on Giotto Spacecraft
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Experiments on Giotto Spacecraft

October 15, 2009
This is slide 7 of 20 from the first Giotto slide set. The following caption is the one originally provided with the slide set.

Nearly all experiments are mounted on the lowest of three platforms, the 'experiment platform'. There are 10 experiments on Giotto which can be loosely grouped in four categories: Imaging (blue) HMC -Halley Multicolour Camera Gas Mass Spectroscopy (yellow) NMS -Neutral Mass Spectrometer IMS -Ion Mass Spectrometer (consists of HERS -High Energy Range Spectrometer and HIS- High Intensity Spectrometer) Dust Experiments (violet) PIA -Particulate Impact Analyser (Dust Mass Spectrometer) DID -Dust Impact Detection System OPE -Optical Probe Experiment (also measures gaseous emissions) Plasma Experiments (green) JPA -Johnstone Plasma Analyser (consists of FIS -Fast Ion Sensor and liS -Implanted Ion Sensor RPA -Reme Plasma Analyser (consists of EESA -Electron Electrostatic Analyser and PICCA- Positive Ion Cluster Composition Analyser) EPA- Energetic Particles MAG -Magnetometer