GIADA (Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator)

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

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

Study of dust evolution in the coma. Correlation of dust changes with nucleus evolution and emission anisotropy. Determination of dust to gas ratio.

IAA development: 

GIADA2: Power Conversion and Distribution, CPU and onboard software.

Status: Scientific mission completed.
Launch date: March, 2004
Final date: September, 2016