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Mariner 2 Magnetic Field Components, ASCII


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


This data set, originally written in Binary (PSFP-00143), was converted to ASCII by NSSDCA. The contents of file was unchanged with respect to original file except that the block control bytes are removed and the order of contents was slightly changed. There was one data point (logical record) on the tape for each 36.96 s. Each data point contains the time of the observation (time in second since Jan. 1, 1962), 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.


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

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. Young-In Won



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