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42 s Magnetic Field Vectors Near Venus Encounter in Venus-Centered Coords


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

Time span: 1974-01-20 to 1974-02-06


This data set consists of 42-s magnetic field vectors, Venus coordinates on binary, standard labeled magnetic tape recorded on an IBM 360 computer. The tape contains a header record of 10,152 bytes followed by data records of 11,652 bytes. Header records contain a satellite ID; day of year and milliseconds of the day of the first data record; year, day, and month of data generation; coordinate system of data; cruise mode, low and high range; X, Y, and Z components; sensitivity levels for each sensor; magnetic coupling coefficients; Earth, Venus, and Mercury true orbit of date; Sun true equator of date; and radius of the Earth, Venus, and Mercury in kilometers. The data records contain averages of the ambient field. Each record contains one 42-s average, seven 6-s averages, and thirty-five 1.2-s averages. Each data record also contains year and day of year of data; milliseconds of day of the beginning of current 42-s block; housekeeping and status words; and data quality flags.


  • NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive


  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles


  • 73-085A-04E

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Kenneth W. BehannonData ProviderNASA Goddard Space Flight Center 
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