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Triaxial Fluxgate Magnetometer

NSSDCA ID: 1966-017A-01

Mission Name: Cosmos 111
Principal Investigator:Mr. Sh. S. Dolginov


The instrumentation consisted of a triaxial fluxgate magnetometer with a dynamic range of -50 to +50 gammas. No independent attitude determination system was planned, so only the magnitude of the magnetic field and the components parallel and perpendicular to the spin axis would have been determined. The magnetometer was located at the end of a boom 1.5 m from the spacecraft surface. The sampling rate of the vector magnetic field was once every 128 sec. The accuracy of the measurements was estimated from the later Luna 10 inflight data to be 9 gammas for the component parallel to the spin axis and 2.5 gammas for the component perpendicular to the spin axis, yielding a residual error of 10 gammas for the magnitude.

Alternate Names

  • Cosmos111/TriaxialFluxgateMagnetometer

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Sh. S. DolginovPrincipal InvestigatorIZMIRAN
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