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Electric and Magnetic Fields

NSSDCA ID: 1968-109A-01

Mission Name: HEOS 1
Principal Investigator:Prof. Reimar Lust


The purpose of this experiment was to investigate, by means of an ion cloud, the magnetic and electric fields at several earth radii from the center of the earth. The barium vapor was successfully released on March 18, 1969, and was observed simultaneously from two points on the earth by telescopes and other optical equipment.

Alternate Names

  • HEOS1/ElectricandMagneticFields
  • S16


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    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Prof. Reimar LustPrincipal InvestigatorMax-Planck-Institut fur Extraterrestrische Physik
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