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Saturn Encounter Data

NSSDCA ID: PSSB-00046

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

Time span: 1979-08-25 to 1979-09-05

Description

These Saturn encounter data are on ASCII magnetic tape created on a CDC 6400 computer. Each tape contains a copy of the "Imaging Photopolarimeter Tape User's Guide" document followed by sets of four files. Each set records all relevant data pertaining to the specified data-taking time-block. The first file in the set contains logistics information. File 2 contains a list of all commands sent to the spacecraft during the time-block. The third file contains spacecraft attitude data (repeated every 60 characters for different dates and times). File 4 contains housekeeping data plus all intensities telemetered during a data cycle (one rotation of the spacecraft about its spin axis) of the Imaging Photopolarimeter (IPP) instrument.

Alternate Names

    Disciplines

    • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
    • Planetary Science: Small Bodies
    • Astronomy: Visible
    • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

    Old NSSDCA ID

    • 73-019A-07K

    Additional Information

    Spacecraft

    Experiments

    Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. John F. Cooper

     

    Personnel

    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Dr. Martin G. TomaskoGeneral ContactUniversity of Arizonamtomasko@lpl.arizona.edu
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