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Common Summary Plot Data


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

Time span: 1971-11-17 to 1973-03-07


These project-supplied, experimenter summary plot data are on binary magnetic tapes, created on an IBM 360 computer by using the RADE program (a user-callable subroutine designed to operate on the IBM 360). Data were extracted from the experimenters' (-01 to -07) telemetry tapes according to user-specified addressable channels, related factors, spacecraft orbit, and times. The variable length, physical blocks contain a 16-byte array header followed by a maximum of 256 16-byte array data groups. The array header contains the length (in bytes) of entire array, spacecraft or data sync clock; number of groups of data contained in array; orbit number first roll start time (or spacecraft clock), spin period, flight program number, day of year, addressable or subcom channel number, mode flag, and data group pointer. A data group consists of a group header containing the addressable or subcom channel number; mode flag and length of the data group; and all the extracted data, flags, and calculated Greenwich mean times of a particular addressable or subcom channel.

Alternate Names


    • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies

    Old NSSDCA IDs

    • 71-096A-01C
    • 71-096A-02C
    • 71-096A-03C
    • 71-096A-04C
    • 71-096A-05C
    • 71-096A-06C
    • 71-096A-07C

    Additional Information



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



    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Dr. Paul H. SmithData ProviderNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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