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Plasma Saturn Encounter (Hg Coor) Data


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1980-11-09 to 1980-11-19


This data set consists of combined magnetometer and plasma data in spacecraft-centered heliographic coordinates on binary tapes created on an IBM 360 computer. The standard label tapes contain variable blocked records consisting of four distinct types of records: header, magnetometer science, plasma science, and engineering. The header records contain spacecraft identification, time of data, time of run, and tape ID information. The magnetometer records contain 48-s, 9.6-s, and 1.92-s averages of the field in heliographic coordinates; 48-s averages of the field in spacecraft coordinates; and 40 words of Supplemental Experiment Data Record (SEDR) data. The plasma science data consist of plasma flow velocity (speed and two angles), proton number density and temperature, 256 words of raw data, and 50 words of SEDR data. These science records are preceded by a variable-length engineering record containing a value and readout time of the data in seconds past the time on the record header block. All of the data records are preceded by a 32-word common header block identifying the record type.

Alternate Names

  • Plasma Saturn Encounter (Hg Coor)


  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles


  • 77-076A-05D
  • 77-076A-06D
  • 77-084A-05D
  • 77-084A-06D

Additional Information



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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. Herbert S. BridgeData ProviderMassachusetts Institute of Technology
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