Cosmic Dust Collection Facility : Scientific objectives and programmatic relations
- Grun, E.
- Mar 1, 1990.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Brownlee, D. E., Walker, R. M. (Randy M.), Quaide, W. L., Grounds, D., Bunch, T. E., Rummel, Y., and Hoerz, Fred
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
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- The science objectives are summarized for the Cosmic Dust Collection Facility (CDCF) on Space Station Freedom and these objectives are related to ongoing science programs and mission planning within NASA. The purpose is to illustrate the potential of the CDCF project within the broad context of early solar system sciences that emphasize the study of primitive objects in state-of-the-art analytical and experimental laboratories on Earth. Current knowledge about the sources of cosmic dust and their associated orbital dynamics is examined, and the results are reviewed of modern microanalytical investigations of extraterrestrial dust particles collected on Earth. Major areas of scientific inquiry and uncertainty are identified and it is shown how CDCF will contribute to their solution. General facility and instrument concepts that need to be pursued are introduced, and the major development tasks that are needed to attain the scientific objectives of the CDCF project are identified.
- Other Subject(s):
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19900011782.
Accession ID: 90N21098.
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