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Ionospheric Plasma Probe

NSSDCA ID: 1971-080A-03

Mission Name: Shinsei
Principal Investigator:Prof. Kunio Hirao


This experiment consisted of a planar electron temperature probe, a spherical resonance probe, and two spherical Langmuir probes. The planar probe was damaged during launch, otherwise this experiment operated as expected, until tape recorder failure in Feb. 1973. Very little scientifically useful data was obtained after tape recorder failure.

Alternate Names

  • Shinsei/IonosphericPlasmaProbe


  • Space Physics: Ionospheric Studies

Additional Information

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. Kunio HiraoPrincipal InvestigatorInstitute of Space and Aeronautical Science
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