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  Dust Flux Monitor aboard Stardust spacecraft
Dust Flux Monitor
Measuring particle flux and mass distribution is a major factor when flying so close to a comet.
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  Navigation camera aboard Stardust spacecraft
Navigation Camera
High-resolution images of the Tempel 1 will assist scientist in their understand and comparison's of comets to date.
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  Cometary & Interstellar Dust Analyzer aboard Stardust spacecraft
Cometary & Interstellar Dust Analyzer (CIDA)
This in-flight spectrometer performs real-time analysis for scientists back on Earth.
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