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A complex array of a dozen instruments will allow the Cassini orbiter to probe Saturn, its rings, its moons, and its environs.
During its four-year mission to explore the Ringed Planet, the Cassini orbiter will turn twelve sophisticated instruments on a host of diverse targets. Planetary scientists from around the world will use these instruments - many capable of performing multiple functions - to characterize the saturnian system in unprecedented detail. Cassini Plasma Spectrometer (CAPS)This instrument directly analyzes the energy and electrical charge of electrons, protons, and ionized atoms and molecules in Saturn'...

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