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Rosetta instruments

The Rosetta spacecraft has many instruments that it will use to measure Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko during its visit. This diagram shows the two cameras that make up the OSIRIS imaging system: the Narrow-Angle Camera (NAC) and the Wide-Angle Camera (WAC). The two cameras are shown in gray in the diagram. The NAC takes pictures of objects when they are far away. The WAC takes pictures of objects when the spacecraft is very near them.

The instruments on the Rosetta orbiter are described in the table below. The instruments on the Rosetta lander are described on a separate page.

Last modified January 21, 2004 by Randy Russell.

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