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Electron and Proton Fluxes in the Outer Magnetosphere (1.5-300 keV)

NSSDCA ID: 1977-102A-10

Mission Name: ISEE 1
Principal Investigator:Prof. Kinsey A. Anderson

Description

This experiment was designed to determine, by using identical instrumentation (see 77-102B) on the mother/daughter spacecraft, the spatial extent, propagation velocity, and temporal behavior of a wide variety of particle phenomena. Electrons were measured at 2 and 6 keV and in two bands: 8 to 200 keV and 30 to 200 keV. Protons were measured at 2 and 6 keV and in three bands: 8 to 200 keV, 30 to 200 keV, and 200 to 380 keV. The 30 keV threshold could be commanded to 15 or 60 keV. Identical instrumentation on each spacecraft consisted of a pair of surface-barrier semiconductor-detector telescopes (one with a foil and one without a foil) and four fixed-voltage cylindrical electrostatic analyzers (two for electrons and two for protons). Channel multipliers were used as detectors with the fixed-voltage analyzers. The telescopes had a viewing cone with a 40-deg half-angle, oriented at about 20 deg to the spin axis.

Alternate Names

  • Energetic Electrons and Protons
  • ISEE1/ElectronandProtonFluxesintheOuterMagnetosphere_1_5-300keV_

Facts in Brief

Mass: 5.1 kg
Power (avg): 3.2 W

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)

Disciplines

  • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies
  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. Henri RemeOther InvestigatorCNRS Centre d'Etudes Spatiale des Rayonmentshenry.reme@cesr.fr
Prof. George K. ParksOther InvestigatorUniversity of Washingtonparks@geophys.washington.edu
Prof. Robert P. LinOther InvestigatorUniversity of California, Berkeley
Dr. Ching I. MengOther InvestigatorApplied Physics Laboratorysuther@jhuapl.jhu.edu
Dr. Ferdinand V. CoronitiOther InvestigatorUniversity of California, Los Angelescoroniti@bonnie.astro.ucla.edu
Dr. Jean-Michel BosquedOther InvestigatorPaul Sabatier University
Dr. Rene PellatOther InvestigatorCenter for Theoretical Physics
Prof. Kinsey A. AndersonPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of California, Berkeleyanderson@ssl.berkeley.edu

Selected References

  • Anderson, K. A., et al., An experiment to study energetic particle fluxes in and beyond the earth's outer magnetosphere, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Electron., GE-16, No. 3, 213-216, doi:10.1109/TGE.1978.294549, July 1978.
  • Parks, G. K., et al., ISEE 1 and 2 particle observations of outer plasma sheet boundary, J. Geophys. Res., 84, No. A11, 6471-6476, doi:10.1029/JA084iA11p06471, Nov. 1979.
  • Eastman, T. E., et al., Upstream particles observed in the earth's foreshock region, J. Geophys. Res., 86, No. A6, 4379-4395, doi:10.1029/JA086iA06p04379, June 1981.
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