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Micrometeoroid Detector

NSSDCA ID: 1966-017A-05

Mission Name: Cosmos 111

Description

The piezoelectric micrometeoroid detector was designed to measure the flux of micrometeoroids in cislunar space and in orbit around the Moon. The piezoelectric pickups are fastened on the satellite's envelope. The area sensitive to micrometeoroid impacts constituted about a square meter. Micrometeoroids of mass down to 0.01 microgram could be detected.

Alternate Names

  • Cosmos111/MicrometeoroidDetector

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)

Discipline

  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams

 

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