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Cosmic Dust Analyzer (CDA)

NSSDCA ID: 1997-061A-06

Mission Name: Cassini
Principal Investigator:Dr. Eberhard Gruen


Alternate Names

  • CDA
  • Cassini/CDA
  • Cosmic Dust Analyser
  • HRD
  • High Rate Detector (HRD)

Facts in Brief

Mass: 16.36 kg
Power (avg): 11.4 W
Bit rate (avg): 0.524 kbps


  • Space Physics: Zodiacal Light/Interplanet Dust
  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Eberhard GruenPrincipal InvestigatorMax-Planck-Institut fur

Selected References

  • Bradley, J. G., et al., Cosmic dust analyzer for Cassini, in Proc. SPIE Cassini/Huygens: A Mission to the Saturnian Systems Vol. 2803, 108-117, L. Horn Ed., doi:10.1117/12.253411, Oct. 1996.
  • Srama, R., et al., The Cassini Cosmic Dust Analyzer, Space Science Reviews, 114, 465-518, doi:10.1007/s11214-004-1435-z, 2004.
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