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Radio Occultation, Saturn Encounter Data


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

Time span: 1980-11-13 to 1980-11-13


These experimenter-supplied, radio occultation, Saturn encounter data are on binary magnetic tape created on a Data General Eclipse S-250 computer. The filtered and decimated data from the narrow band system are stored in data records of 512 complex words (64 bits). The first data record contains S-band samples, the next three contain X-band samples. This pattern in groups of four records is repeated for the remainder of the file. The first sample in an S-band record coincides with the first sample in the X-band record it precedes. After filtering and decimation, the sampling rates are exactly 625 Hz at S-band and 1875 Hz at X-band. The first record in each file is 15 complex words in length, and contains descriptive information consisting of time of first sample in file; input tape name; decimation ratio for filtering; first filter bin for S-band and X-band; and processing date and time.

Alternate Names

  • Radio Occult,Saturn Encount (NAR)


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


  • 77-084A-02H

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. G. Leonard TylerData ProviderStanford
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