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Apollo 16 ALSEP ARCSAV Lunar Surface Magnetometer Raw Cleaned ASCII Data Collection (1975-092 to 1975-181) (PDS)


Availability: Archived at NSSDC, accessible from elsewhere


This collection contains fixed-width ASCII files of daily raw cleaned science and engineering measurements acquired by the Lunar Surface Magnetometer (LSM) at the Apollo 16 landing site for the time span of 02 April through 30 June 1975. These data were extracted from NASA's original Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) archive tapes, also known as ARCSAV tapes, that recorded 24-hour, time-edited, and rearranged raw binary data transmitted from the Moon. The extracted binary data were corrected for obvious tape read errors then transformed to ASCII format for this archive. This collection also includes one ASCII file of LSM-related command verification data extracted from the ARCSAV binary files. Data available online at:

Alternate Names

  • urn:nasa:pds:a16lsm_raw_arcsav:data::1.0


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

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Palmer DyalData Provider
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