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Ultraviolet Imager (UVI)

NSSDCA ID: 1985-073A-01

Mission Name: Suisei
Principal Investigator:Dr. Eisuke Kaneda


This instrument is used to take UV images of the hydrogen corona of the comet at the hydrogen Lyman-alpha line. It is composed of a mirror telescope, a UV intensifier, and a spin-synchronized camera that uses charge-coupled devices (CCD). During imaging, the spacecraft will be despun to 0.2 rpm.

Alternate Names

  • Suisei/UVI
  • UVI

Facts in Brief

Mass: 7.5 kg
Power (avg): 8.9 W
Bit rate (avg): 0.098 kbps


  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Eisuke KanedaPrincipal InvestigatorInstitute of Space and Aeronautical Science
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