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Gas and Plasma Environment Signal Strength Data


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

Time span: 1978-12-09 to 1978-12-09


These experimenter-supplied, Probe signal strength data are on ASCII magnetic tape created on a PRIME computer. The data are contained on 10 files and consist of the signal strength from the descending Probes, and in the case of the Day Probe (Sm 3), after landing. The first file is an introduction containing a list of the first few lines from each of the data files together with some comments on their interpretation. Files 2-5 contain the California Deep Space Network (DSN) measurements with one point every 10 seconds. The next 4 files contain measurements for the Australian DSN with a point every second. The tenth file contains all of the Day Probe (Sm 3) records during the final part of its life on the surface of Venus. Each data record contains UT in hours, minutes, and seconds; and Automatic Gain Control (AGC) in decibels.



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Thomas A. CroftData ProviderSRI
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