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Voyager Plasma Science Documentation


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


This collection consists of digitized versions of a variety of documents associated with the design and calibration of the plasma science (Faraday Cup) experiment on-board the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft. Also included are a number of documents related to the analysis of PLS data and the cause of failure of the Voyager 1 PLS instrument.

The documents are largely organized in directories named after the folders in which the original documents were organized. Individual documents therein are in separate PDF files. Blueprints of the instrument design are in a separate directory and are in the form of TIFF images. Documents regarding the development and construmction of the instrument and of the general contents of the collection are available in the top-level directory.


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

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Ralph L. McNutt, Jr.Data ProviderApplied Physics
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