Head: Dr.rer.nat. Stephan Ulamec
APX Alpha (Particle Xray Spectrometer)Alpha Particle Xray Spectrometer: measures directly all major elements except H, He but including C, N, O, and refractoriesPrincipal Investigator: Göstar Klingelhöfer (R. Rieder, J. Brückner, R. Gellert, Jordi Gironés López)Institut Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry, University Mainz, Germany.
CIVA (Comet nucleus Infrared and Visible Analyzer)CIVA-P: panoramic image 360° around the landerCIVA-M/V: microscope to characterize the samples CIVA-M/I to record IR spectra of the samplesPrincipal Investigator: IAS, Paris-Orsay.
CONSERT (Comet Nucleus Sounding Experiment by Radiowave Transmission)measure the mean dielectric properties to set constraints on the cometary composition (material, porosity...);detect large-sized embedded structures (several tens of meters), and stratification's;detect small scale irregularities within the cometPrincipal Investigator: LPG Grenoble, CNRS Verrières-le Buisson Cedex.
COSAC (Cometary Sampling and Composition experiment)Evolved gas analyzer (Gas chromatograph and high-resolution mass spectrometer, chemical analysis of comet core material with an emphasis on organic molecules)Principal Investigator: MPS Katlenburg-Lindau.
MUPUS (Multi-Purpose Sensors for Surface and Sub-Surface Science)Measurement of the physical properties of the comet core: thermal conductivity /diffusivity, thermal profile, surface temperature, hardness of cometary material.Principal Investigator: Universität Münster, DLR Berlin, Space Research Center Warschau.
PTOLEMY (Methods Of Determining and Understanding Light elements from Unequivocal Stable isotope compositions) Evolved gas analyzer (Gas chromatograph and medium resolution mass spectrometer, mainly isotopic analysis). Scientific Objectives:
Principal Investigator: Open University, Milton Keynes und Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, Chilton.
ROLIS (Rosetta Lander Imaging System)To characterize the landing site before and after RoLand has landed (downlooking camera, farfield, nearfield, RGB illumination, stereo pictures possible). ROLIS is a miniature CCD imager located on the balcony of the Rosetta Lander and oriented in a downward-looking direction. From this position ROLIS can observe a region of about 30x30 cm of the nucleus surface located below the lander with a spatial sampling of 0.3 mm/pixel. In order to illuminate the field to be imaged, ROLIS incorporates four independent arrays of light emitting diodes (LEDs) irradiating through the visible and near IR.Principal Investigator: DLR Berlin.
ROMAP (Rosetta Lander Magnetometer and Plasma Monitor)Fluxgate magnetometer to measure the magnetic field vector. Plasma monitor to observe the plasma properties of the cometary atmosphere (electrons and ions).
SESAME (Surface Electrical, Sounding and Acoustic Monitoring Experiment)SESAME is an international instrument complex of three experiments which are served by a common electronics. The instruments are: CASSE (proposer and PI: D. Möhlmann), DIM (proposer and PI I. Apathy), PP (proposer H. Laakso, PI W. Schmidt).The CASSE experiment is developed to study by acoustic sounding the mechanical properties of the upper surface layers of the comet. PP sounds electromagnetically the permittivity properties of the surface. This is mainly aimed to study the water content and it´s variations. DIM investigates the flow of small particles hitting the piezo-sensor plates of this instrument.Principal Investigator: DLR Köln (with KFKI Budapest for DIM and FMI Helsinki for PP).
SD2 (Sample Drill and Distribution)to drill samples of the cometary soil up to 30 cm depth and distribute to CIVA-M, COSAC, PTOLEMY.Principal Investigator: Politecnico Milano.