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Remote X-Ray Sensor - Precipitating Electrons (SSB/O)

NSSDCA ID: 1977-044A-06

Mission Name: DMSP 5D-1/F02
Principal Investigator:Dr. Paul F. Mizera


The instrument consisted of a large-area proportional counter and four circular cadmium telluride (CDTE) semiconductors embedded in a hemispherical plastic scintillator that was viewed by a photomultiplier tube. The sealed proportional counter had a collimator and was sensitive to X rays from 1.5 to 20.2 keV. The CDTE detectors had discriminators that provided threshold values of 15, 30, 60, and 90 keV. The investigation was primarily concerned with X rays produced in the atmosphere by precipitating electrons.

Alternate Names

  • DMSP5D-1-F02/SSB/O
  • Remote X-Ray Sensor - Precipitating Electrons
  • SSB/O

Funding Agency

  • Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)


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    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Dr. Paul F. MizeraPrincipal InvestigatorAerospace Corporation
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