The DUSTER (Dust in the Upper Stratosphere Tracking Experiment and Retrieval) project has been designed and realized to collect refractory dust particles in the sub-micrometer and micrometer range in the upper stratosphere, with the aim to collect cosmic dust particles.

The DUSTER instrument has been designed to perform sample return of stratospheric solid aerosols; after collection dust particles are returned in laboratory for sub-sequent analyses with different techniques. 

The Earth stratosphere contains extraterrestrial dust, dust from natural and anthropogenic activities. Our main target is the study of dust originated in our planetary system. 


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More info about Duster poject here .