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Magnetic Field Components


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

Time span: 1962-08-29 to 1962-12-30


This data set consists of one 7-track, 556-bpi, binary tape, written on an IBM 7094, as submitted by the experimenter. The tape consists of 7709 physical records, each containing 21 logical records. There is one data point (logical record) on the tape for each 36.96 s. Each data point contains the time of the observation (day, h, min, and s), the heliocentric radius, solar colatitude, and solar longitude of the spacecraft, three orthogonal components in a quasi-solar equatorial coordinate system, plus the magnitude of the total field and an indication of whether an inflight calibration is occurring. The data are time ordered and cover approximately 70% of the period from August 29, 1962, to November 15, 1962.

These data have been converted to ASCII format, see:

Alternate Names

  • Field Components Data


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


  • 62-041A-03A

Additional Information



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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. John D. MihalovGeneral ContactNASA Ames Research
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