Rosetta Radio Science RSI

Scientific aims of the Radio Science Investigations Experiment (RSI) at the comet Churyumov – Gerasimenko

‚Schwerefeldmessungen an einem Kometen‘

  • Determination of mass and mean density
  • Moments of inertia of the comet
  • Precise determination of the comets orbit

‚Untersuchung der Kometenkoma‘

  • Electron content
  • Gas and dust production rates
  • Amount of dust with grain size cm – dm
  • Mass flow onto the spacecraft

‚Untersuchung des Kometenkerns (bistatic radar)‘

  • Size and shape
  • Structure and roughness of the surface
  • Rotation, precession and nutation rates of the comet nucleus
Scroll to Top