How It Works
The Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer, or INMS, is capable of determining the chemical, elemental and isotopic composition of the gaseous and volatile components of the neutral particles and the low energy ions in Titan's atmosphere and ionosphere, Saturn's magnetosphere, and the ring environment.
How We Use It
The instrument is collecting data to determine the composition and structure of positive ions and neutral particles in the upper atmosphere of Titan and the magnetosphere of Saturn. It is also measuring the positive ion and neutral environments of Saturn's rings and icy moons.
At a Glance
- Mass (current best estimate) = 9.25 kg
- Average Operating Power (current best estimate) = 27.70 W
- Average Data Rate (current best estimate) = 1.50 kilobits/s
For more information, read the engineering technical write-up.