The Imperial College Cassini Magnetometer (MAG) Group

Cassini MAG is a spacecraft instrument built to measure planetary and inter-planetary magnetic fields. It was developed for the Cassini Mission by an international team headed by Imperial College's Space & Atmospheric Physics Group. Launched in October 1997, it is currently in orbit around Saturn where it has spent over nine years observing the planet and its moons.

Here at Imperial College we have overall responsibility for the instrument. This includes planning and execution of flight operations, instrument data processing and long-term science planning for activities after reaching Saturn. As part of the science planning work we are analysing previous flyby data sets from Saturn (visit the Planetary Magnetospheres Group page for more information). For more information click on the options in the menu bar to the right.

If you have questions or would like further information about the MAG investigation or instrument operations contact Steve Kellock. For more information on MAG science contact Michele Dougherty.