An overview of the scientific objectives and technical configuration of the NeUtral Atom Detector Unit (NUADU) for the Chinese Double Star Mission
Publication date: 15 Jan 2005
Authors: McKenna-Lawlor, S., et al.
Journal: Planetary and Space Science
Copyright: Elsevier LtdThe scientific objectives of an advanced NeUtral Atom Detector Unit (NUADU) designed for the Chinese Double Star Polar Mission, which is scheduled for launch in July 2004, are described. The potential during this mission to realize, hitherto unprecedented, integrated studies of global dynamic magnetospheric processes through combining with NUADU data contemporaneous measurements made aboard the CLUSTER II, IMAGE and TWINS spacecraft is also discussed and a short technical account of NUADU provided.