The Rosetta Lander Experiment Sesame and the New Target Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
SESAME is an international instrument complex carried by the Rosetta Lander. Most of the instrument sensors are mounted within the soles of the landing gear feet in order to provide good contact with or proximity to the cometary surface. The main aim of these instruments is to measure physical properties of the cometary surface layer and of emitted particles by acoustic and electrical methods. The scientific goals, the measuring principles and performance parameters are described. In addition, we discuss the impact by selecting 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as the new target comet.
KeywordsLanding Gear Perihelion Distance Jupiter Family Comet Receiver Electrode Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument
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