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Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS)

NSSDCA ID: 1997-061A-12

Mission Name: Cassini
Principal Investigator:Dr. Jack Hunter Waite, Jr.


Alternate Names

  • Cassini/INMS
  • INMS

Facts in Brief

Mass: 6 kg
Power (avg): 15 W
Bit rate (avg): 1 kbps

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles
  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Jack Hunter Waite, Jr.Team LeaderSouthwest Research
Dr. Wayne T. KasprzakTeam MemberNASA Goddard Space Flight
Dr. Wing-Huen H. IpTeam MemberMax-Planck-Institut fur
Dr. Janet G. LuhmannTeam MemberUniversity of California, Los
Dr. Thomas E. CravensTeam MemberUniversity of
Prof. Roger K. YelleTeam MemberUniversity of
Dr. Ralph L. McNutt, Jr.Team MemberApplied Physics

Selected References

  • Kasprzak, W., et al., Cassini orbiter ion and neutral mass spectrometer instrument, in Proc. SPIE Cassini/Huygens: A Mission to the Saturnian Systems Vol. 2803, 129-140, L. Horn Ed., doi:10.1117/12.253413, Oct. 1996.
  • Waite, J. H., et al., The Cassini Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer (INMS) Investigation, Space Sci. Rev., 114, 113-231, doi:10.1007/s11214-004-1408-2, 2004.
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