Comets

Instrumentación OSN

Observatory: Sierra Nevada Observatory
Description: 

The Sierra Nevada Observatory (OSN) is located in Loma de Dilar, in The ski resort of The Sierra Nevada (Granada, Andalucía). It is operated, mainteined and supplied by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC). There are two telescopes of 1.5m and 0.90m apertures.

Status: Under maintenance and improvement.
Launch date: 12/1981
Artist's illustration of Rosetta's GIADA instrument. Credits: ESA/AOES Medialab

Rosetta’s Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator is ready for monitoring dust at comet 67P/CG, say the instrument’s Principal Investigator Alessandra Rotundi and Deputy Principal Investigator V

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System)

Mission: Rosetta (ESA)
Target: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Description: 

OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) is the scientific imaging system on the orbiter of ESA's Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Status: ESA’s historic Rosetta mission has concluded as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years.
Launch date: 03/2004

GIADA (Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator)

Mission: Rosetta Mission (ESA)
Target: Comet 67 P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
Description: 

Dust flux measurement for "direct" and "reflected" grains.

Status: Scientific mission completed.
Launch date: 03/2004