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Monitor of Energetic Particle Flux

NSSDCA ID: 1968-041A-01

Mission Name: ESRO 2
Principal Investigator:Prof. Harry Elliot

Description

This experiment was designed to measure the flux of energetic particles in the vicinity of the earth with two standard GM counters (types Anton 320 and Anton 112). The counters provided data on cosmic-ray and radiation belt particles for comparision with earlier measurements. The Anton 112 counter was used to study particle fluxes below the main trapping region of the inner belt. The thresholds for these two counters was as follows -- Anton 302 - electrons e.gt. 3 MeV, protons e.gt. 20 MeV, Anton 112 -- electrons e.gt. 1 MeV, protons e.gt. 15 MeV. The viewing angle of the Anton type 302 detector with respect to the spin axis of the satellite was 90 deg. The experiment performed normally throughout the mission, except for some difficulties encountered during the period July to September 1968. The spacecraft decayed from orbit on May 8, 1971.

Alternate Names

  • ESRO2/MonitorofEnergeticParticleFlux
  • S-25

Discipline

    Additional Information

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    Personnel

    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Mr. Arthur BewickGeneral ContactImperial Collegea.bewick@imperial.ac.uk
    Dr. John J. QuenbyOther InvestigatorImperial Collegej.quenby@imperial.ac.uk
    Prof. Harry ElliotPrincipal InvestigatorImperial College
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