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Fluxgate Magnetometer

NSSDCA ID: 1961-015B-05

Mission Name: Injun 1
Principal Investigator:Prof. James A. Van Allen


This detector consisted of a one-axis fluxgate magnetometer that was intended to check the magnetic field alignment of Injun 1 and to determine the look directions of the various detectors. The magnetometer, mounted in a pointing direction normal to the magnetic field vector, had a range of 0 to 5.E-5 T. Measurements were made at the rate of one per second, with each fourth measurement being used as a calibration check. The magnetometer performed normally throughout the lifetime of Injun 1.

Alternate Names

  • Injun1/FluxgateMagnetometer


  • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. James A. Van AllenPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Iowa
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