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Fast Plasma Expt. (FPE): 5eV-20keV(e) 5ev-40 keV (p); 2-D and 3-D distrib. fns

NSSDCA ID: 1977-102B-01

Mission Name: ISEE 2
Principal Investigator:Dr. Goetz Paschmann

Description

This experiment was designed to study plasma velocity distributions and their spatial and temporal variations in the solar wind, bow shock, magnetosheath, magnetopause, and magnetotail (within the magnetosphere). One-, two-, and three-dimensional velocity distributions for positive ions and electrons were measured using two 90-deg spherical electrostatic analyzers with channeltron electron multipliers as detectors. In conjunction with similar instrumentation (77-102A-01) provided by S. J. Bame/LANL for the mother spacecraft, protons from 50 eV to 40 keV (and electrons from 5 eV to 20 keV) were measured with 10% energy resolution in two ranges each.

Alternate Names

  • FPE
  • High Time Resolution Plasma
  • ISEE2/FPE

Facts in Brief

Mass: 4.3 kg
Power (avg): 5 W

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
Dr. Helmut R. RosenbauerOther InvestigatorMax-Planck-Institut fur Aeronomierosenbauer@linmpi.mpg.de
Dr. Samuel J. BameOther InvestigatorLos Alamos National Laboratorysbame@lanl.gov
Dr. Edward W. Hones, Jr.Other InvestigatorLos Alamos National Laboratoryhones@lanl.gov
Prof. Karl SchindlerOther InvestigatorRuhr-Universitat Bochum
Dr. Michael D. MontgomeryOther InvestigatorLos Alamos National Laboratory
Dr. John R. AsbridgeOther InvestigatorLos Alamos National Laboratoryjohn.asbridge@lanl.gov
Dr. H. MiggenriederOther InvestigatorMax-Planck-Institut fur Extraterrestrische Physik
Prof. Heinrich J. VolkOther InvestigatorMax-Planck-Institut fur Kernphysikheinrich.voelk@mpi-hd.mpg.de
Dr. William C. FeldmanOther InvestigatorLos Alamos National Laboratorywfeldman@lanl.gov
Dr. Goetz PaschmannPrincipal InvestigatorMax-Planck-Institut fur Extraterrestrische Physikgep@mpe.mpg.de

Selected References

  • Bame, S. J., et al., ISEE-1 and ISEE-2 fast plasma experiment and the ISEE-1 solar wind experiment, IEEE Trans. on Geosci. Electron., GE-16, No. 3, 216-220, doi:10.1109/TGE.1978.294550, July 1978.
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