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  SERENA: Particle Instrument Suite for Determining the Sun-Mercury Interaction from BepiColombo

Orsini, S., Livi, S., Lichtenegger, H., Barabash, S., Milillo, A., Angelis, E. D., et al. (2021). SERENA: Particle Instrument Suite for Determining the Sun-Mercury Interaction from BepiColombo. Space Science Reviews, 217: 11. doi:10.1007/s11214-020-00787-3.

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Orsini, S., Author
Livi, S.A., Author
Lichtenegger, H., Author
Barabash, S., Author
Milillo, A., Author
Angelis, E. De, Author
Phillips, M., Author
Laky, G., Author
Wieser, M., Author
Olivieri, A., Author
Plainaki, C., Author
Ho, G., Author
Killen, R.M., Author
Slavin, J.A., Author
Wurz, P., Author
Berthelier, J.-J., Author
Dandouras, I., Author
Kallio, E., Author
McKenna-Lawlor, S., Author
Szalai, S., Author
Torkar, K., AuthorVaisberg, O., AuthorAllegrini, F., AuthorDaglis, I.A., AuthorDong, C., AuthorEscoubet, C.P., AuthorFatemi, S., AuthorFränz, Markus1, Author              Ivanovski, S., AuthorKrupp, Norbert1, Author              Lammer, H., AuthorLeblanc, François, AuthorMangano, V., AuthorMura, A., AuthorNilsson, H., AuthorRaines, J.M., AuthorRispoli, R., AuthorSarantos, M., AuthorSmith, H.T., AuthorSzego, K., AuthorAronica, A., AuthorCamozzi, F., AuthorLellis, A.M. Di, AuthorFremuth, G., AuthorGiner, F., AuthorGurnee, R., AuthorHayes, J., AuthorJeszenszky, H., AuthorTominetti, F., AuthorTrantham, B., AuthorBalaz, J., AuthorBaumjohann, W., AuthorBrienza, D., AuthorBührke, Ulrich1, Author              Bush, M.D., AuthorCantatore, M., AuthorCibella, S., AuthorColasanti, L., AuthorCremonese, G., AuthorCremonesi, L., AuthorD’Alessandro, M., AuthorDelcourt, D., AuthorDelva, M., AuthorDesai, M., AuthorFama, M., AuthorFerris, M., AuthorFischer, Henning1, Author              Gaggero, A., AuthorGamborino, D., AuthorGarnier, P., AuthorGibson, W.C., AuthorGoldstein, R., AuthorGrande, M., AuthorGrishin, V., AuthorHaggerty, D., AuthorHolmström, M., AuthorHorvath, I., AuthorHsieh, K.-C., AuthorJacques, A., AuthorJohnson, R.E., AuthorKazakov, A., AuthorKecskemety, K., AuthorKrüger, H., AuthorKürbisch, C., AuthorLazzarotto, F., AuthorLeblanc, Frederic, AuthorLeichtfried, M., AuthorLeoni, R., AuthorLoose, Alexander2, Author              Maschietti, D., AuthorMassetti, S., AuthorMattioli, F., AuthorMiller, G., AuthorMoissenko, D., AuthorMorbidini, A., AuthorNoschese, R., AuthorNuccilli, F., AuthorNunez, C., AuthorPaschalidis, N., AuthorPersyn, S., AuthorPiazza, D., AuthorOja, M., AuthorRyno, J., AuthorSchmidt, W., AuthorScheer, J.A., AuthorShestakov, A., AuthorShuvalov, S., AuthorSeki, K., AuthorSelci, S., AuthorSmith, K., AuthorSordini, R., AuthorSvensson, J., AuthorSzalai, L., AuthorToublanc, D., AuthorUrdiales, C., AuthorVarsani, A., AuthorVertolli, N., AuthorWallner, R., AuthorWahlstroem, P., AuthorWilson, P., AuthorZampieri, S., Author more..
1Department Planets and Comets, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Max Planck Society, ou_1832288              
2Department Sun and Heliosphere, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Max Planck Society, ou_1832289              


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 Abstract: The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury will provide simultaneous measurements from two spacecraft, offering an unprecedented opportunity to investigate magnetospheric and exospheric particle dynamics at Mercury as well as their interactions with solar wind, solar radiation, and interplanetary dust. The particle instrument suite SERENA (Search for Exospheric Refilling and Emitted Natural Abundances) is flying in space on-board the BepiColombo Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) and is the only instrument for ion and neutral particle detection aboard the MPO. It comprises four independent sensors: ELENA for neutral particle flow detection, Strofio for neutral gas detection, PICAM for planetary ions observations, and MIPA, mostly for solar wind ion measurements. SERENA is managed by a System Control Unit located inside the ELENA box. In the present paper the scientific goals of this suite are described, and then the four units are detailed, as well as their major features and calibration results. Finally, the SERENA operational activities are shown during the orbital path around Mercury, with also some reference to the activities planned during the long cruise phase.


Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2021
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1007/s11214-020-00787-3
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Title: Space Science Reviews
  Abbreviation : Space Sci Rev
Source Genre: Journal
Publ. Info: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 217 Sequence Number: 11 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 0038-6308
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954925446718