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24-Sec Time Resolution Biaxial Vector Magnetic Field Measurements


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

Time span: 1972-04-25 to 1972-05-29


This data set contains 24-s-averaged magnetic field data and engineering data every 192 s, the basic cycle time for the subsatellite, on 36-bit word, Univac 1108 magnetic tapes. These data are blocked with 560 words per physical record. Contained in the data are time, various data relevant to spacecraft position and housekeeping, and the transverse and parallel magnetic field measurements that, along with the sun pulse information, yield triaxial magnetic field measurements. Times are in milliseconds. The magnetic field data were processed with Apollo 15 calibration constants and, therefore, are approximately a factor of 2 too large. For correction details, see pp. 33-43 of W. W. Lauderdale's updated Apollo Scientific Experiments Data Handbook, Aug. 1976, NASA TM X-58131, TRF B22807.

Alternate Names

  • 24-S Vector Data


  • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies
  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles
  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies


  • 72-031D-02A

Additional Information



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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Christopher T. RussellGeneral ContactUniversity of California, Los
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