At its farthest distance of 6,000 km, the spacecraft will image the entire planet's disk with its ultraviolet spectrometer
LAMP will be an adaptation of the highly sensitive, lightweight ALICE imaging ultraviolet spectrometer
, built with NASA funding for the ESA/NASA Rosetta comet orbiter and NASA New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt missions.
The 465-kilogram (1,025-pound) spacecraft carries three cameras: an 8-centimeter-aperture (3-inch) instrument for visible and infrared imaging, an ultraviolet spectrometer
, and a 20.
The 254 pound satellite carries three instruments: an ultraviolet spectrometer
to measure nitric oxide altitude profiles, a two-channel photometer to measure auroral emissions beneath the spacecraft and a five-channel solar soft X-ray photometer.
Known as the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer
(ORFEUS), the instrument consists of a main telescope and three spectrometers.
Lewis' third instrument, an extreme ultraviolet spectrometer
built by the University of California at Berkeley, will take images of the night sky and the cosmic background.
The bolide-fireball combination was recorded by Galileo's SSI, PPR, and (during G) ultraviolet spectrometer
Lunar Observer plans include an ultraviolet spectrometer
as well as ion and neutral-atom mass spectrometers for atmosphere studies.
A hyperspectral imager will photograph the Earth in 384 narrow spectral bands, providing new views that are not available from existing remote sensing systems; a broad-area sensor will provide spectrally resolved earth images; and an extreme ultraviolet spectrometer
will take images of the night sky and the cosmic background for astrophysics.
The observations with Voyager's ultraviolet spectrometer
were the first of a nova in outburst made by the Voyager spacecraft.
However, scans of the area by the ultraviolet spectrometer
show that very few hydrogen atoms (which dissociating water molecules would generate) hover over the polar region.
Esposito of the University of Colorado in Boulder reported that the ultraviolet spectrometer
aboard the Pioneer Venus spacecraft had measured a steady drop in the amount of sulfur dioxide in the planet's cloud tops (SN: 10/1/83, p.