There are only two dedicated science payloads
on STARDUST: the Aerogel Dust Collectors and the
Cometary and Interstellar Dust Analyzer. All other
science data is obtained from engineering functions
that are required for the operation of the spacecraft.
These engineering instruments are the Navigation
Camera and the dust flux monitors. Dynamic science
is obtained without special hardware. These instruments
are called out on the illustrations below.
Last updated November