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Radio Occultation by Saturn's Rings


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

Time span: 1980-11-13 to 1980-11-13


This data set consists of radio occultation data by Saturn's rings, and was supplied by the experimenter on binary magnetic tape created on a Data Eclipse S-250A computer. The first file contains one 1200-byte record of identification information. File 2 contains 13-cm data consisting of peak power; standard deviation and frequency of peak; maximum signal; integrated power; correlation; mean noise; standard deviation of noise; system temperatures for 13-cm and 3.6-cm wavelength (right and left circular polarization); receive time (seconds from 1950); receive time in day of year, hours, minutes, seconds and fractional seconds; earth and deep space station position and velocity; transmit time in seconds from 1950 and day of year, hours, minutes, seconds and fractional seconds; Saturn and Voyager position and velocity; high gain antenna boresight unit vector; intersection time and point position; radial distance to intersection point; azimuthal position of intersection point longitude on Saturn of sub-intersection point; and record number. File 3 is identical to file 2 but contains 3.6-cm data.

Alternate Names

  • Radio Occultation-Saturn's Rings


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies
  • Planetary Science: Celestial Mechanics


  • 77-084A-02C

Additional Information



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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Richard A. SimpsonData ProviderStanford
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