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Title: Dust measurements from the stardust encounter of comet wild 2
Author: Colwell, Melusine
ISNI:       0000 0001 3560 9818
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2008
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On 2nd January 2004, Stardust encountered comet 81P/Wild 2. Stardust was the first mission to return cometary coma particles to Earth for analysis. The Dust Flux Monitor Instrument (DFMI) on the spacecraft made direct measurements of the dust environment in the mass range 10¹⁴ - 10⁵ kg. This thesis presents the calibration of the acoustic sensors (part of DFMI) and the analysis of the flight data gathered during flyby.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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