Welcome to the COLLIDE Home Page.

COLLIDE-2 flight on mission STS-108 was a success.  See the What's New page for a synopsis. See the new COLLIDE-2 results page for a sample of the data and a preprint of the scientific report on the results.

Link to COLLIDE-2 images from the COLLIDE-2 front page.
Last updated: February 12, 2003

      Results from the first flight of COLLIDE are presented in Icarus, Vol. 138, 241-248 (1999).

      COLLIDE (COLLisions Into Dust Experiment) studies low velocity collisions between space-borne particles in an attempt to better understand planetary ring dynamics and planetesimal accretion. It was launched aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia in a GASCAN (Get Away Special CANister).  Launch occurred at 2:19 p.m. Eastern on April 17, 1998, from Launch Complex 39-B at the Kennedy Space Center.

       Users of this home page can become familiar with the design, testing, and construction work for COLLIDE, the scientific basis behind the experiment, and scientific results.

Page maintained by Dr. Josh Colwell

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