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Chapter 12. Typical Science Instruments

      It is mounted directly on the spacecraft bus
      It measures a phenomenon in the spacecraft's vicinity
      It comes in direct contact with the object of its measurements
      It forms a characterization of the distant source of the phenomeno
      It creates images



      It has moving parts
      It probes the subject using the instrument's own energy
      It manufactures data
      It can be activated on command
      It actively measures existing light



      Camera
      Spectrograph
      Spectroscope
      Magnetometer
      Plasma wave detector
      Radar



      Galileo SSI
      Sojourner APXS
      Magellan Radar
      Voyager PPS
      Cassini MIMI INCA
      (There is no such thing.)



      Magellan Radar
      Galileo EPD
      Voyager MAG
      Cassini MIMI INCA
      Sojourner APXS
      (There is no such thing.)



      Magellan Radar
      Galileo EPD
      Voyager MAG
      Cassini MIMI INCA
      Sojourner APXS
      (There is no such thing.)






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