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Planetary Radio Astronomy (PRA)

NSSDCA ID: 1977-076A-10

Mission Name: Voyager 2
Principal Investigator:Dr. James W. Warwick

Description

This experiment consisted of a sweep-frequency radio receiver operating in both polarization states, between 20 kHz and 40.5 MHz. The signal was received by a pair of orthogonal 10-m monopole antennas. The physics of magnetospheric plasma resonances and of nonthermal radio emissions from these planetary regions was studied by investigation of the radio emission signals from Jupiter and Saturn over this range of frequencies, and similar studies will be done at Uranus and Neptune.

Alternate Names

  • PRA
  • Voyager2/PRA

Facts in Brief

Mass: 7.7 kg
Power (avg): 5.5 W
Bit rate (avg): 0.266 kbps

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science United States

Disciplines

  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles
  • Astronomy: Radio

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. J. B. PearceCo-InvestigatorRadiophysics, Inc
Mr. Michael L. KaiserCo-InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight Centermkaiser@pop600.gsfc.nasa.gov
Mr. Joseph K. Alexander, Jr.Co-InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Prof. Fred T. HaddockCo-InvestigatorUniversity of Michigan
Mr. Walter E. Brown, Jr.Co-InvestigatorNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Prof. David H. StaelinCo-InvestigatorMassachusetts Institute of Technologystaelin@ll.mit.edu
Dr. Christopher C. HarveyCo-InvestigatorObservatoire de Paris, Meudonharvey@cesr.fr
Dr. Andre C. BoischotCo-InvestigatorObservatoire de Paris, Meudonandre.boischot@onera.fr
Dr. Thomas D. CarrCo-InvestigatorUniversity of Floridatomcarr@ufl.edu
Dr. Yolande LeblancCo-InvestigatorObservatoire de Paris, Meudonyolande.leblanc@obspm.fr
Dr. Samuel GulkisCo-InvestigatorNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratorysamuel.gulkins@jpl.nasa.gov
Mr. R. G. PeltzerCo-InvestigatorMartin-Marietta Aerospace
Mr. Anthony C. RiddleCo-InvestigatorUniversity of Colorado
Dr. Roger J. PhillipsCo-InvestigatorLunar and Planetary Instituteroger@boulder.swri.edu
Dr. James W. WarwickPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Colorado
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