A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name DUST, cosmic DUST experiment
Mission Ulysses
URL http://ufa.esac.esa.int/ufa/
DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ii5if6l
Abstract The DUST experiment provides direct observations of dust grains with masses between 10-16g and 10-6g in interplanetary space, to investigate their physical and dynamical properties as functions of heliocentric distance and ecliptic latitude. Of special interest is the question of what portion is provided by comets, asteroids and interstellar particles. DUST measures the mass, speed flight direction and electric charge of individual dust particles. its mass sensitivity is 106 higher than previous in-situ experiments which measured dust in the outer solar system.
Description Speed, mass, arrival direction and spacecraft geometry information for all dust impact events from launch to the end of the mission.
Publication Grün, E., et al., The ULYSSES dust experiment Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser: 92, 411-423 (1992); link to publication
Temporal Coverage 1990.10.06 - 2009.30.06
Mission Description The joint ESA-NASA Ulysses deep-space mission conducted the first-ever out-of-ecliptic study of the heliosphere - the region of space influenced by the Sun and its magnetic field. The European-built Ulysses spacecraft was launched by the space shuttle Discovery on the 6th of October 1990, and remained operative until the 30th of June 2009, covering almost a full 22-year solar magnetic cycle.

Wenzel, K.P., Marsden, R.G., Page, D.E., Smith, E.J., The ULYSSES Mission, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl., 92, 2, 207-219, 1992; link to publication
Creator Contact Dr. Harald Krueger, Principal Investigator, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany, krueger@mps.mpg.de
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
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