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Geiger Tubes

NSSDCA ID: 1964-040A-07

Mission Name: Vela 2A
Principal Investigator:Dr. Samuel J. Bame


This experiment was used in the analysis of particle events where electrons and protons of comparable energy were simultaneously incident upon the semiconductor electron detector (experiment NSSDC 64-040A-06). The detectors were two Geiger counters, one with an electron threshold of 46 keV for electrons and the other with an electron threshold of 125 keV. The experiment worked well over the period of major data coverage of the spacecraft.

Alternate Names

  • Vela2A/GeigerTubes


  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Samuel J. BamePrincipal InvestigatorLos Alamos National
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