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Fluxgate Magnetometer

NSSDCA ID: 1963-038C-02

Mission Name: 1963-038C
Principal Investigator:Dr. Alfred J. Zmuda


Each of three orthogonal, uniaxial fluxgate magnetometers sampled the ambient magnetic field 2.4 times per min, principally for attitude sensing and control purposes. Useful information on transverse hydromagnetic waves with amplitudes between 25 nT and 400 nT was obtained with a single transverse fluxgate. Data were acquired during January 1970 for about 15 min per day, with increased coverage during geomagnetic storms.

Alternate Names

  • 1963-038C/FluxgateMagnetometer


  • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Alfred J. ZmudaPrincipal InvestigatorApplied Physics Laboratory
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