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High-Energy Cosmic Rays, H to Ni, 20-500 MeV/n

NSSDCA ID: 1978-079A-05

Mission Name: ISEE 3
Principal Investigator:Dr. Mark E. Wiedenbeck


This experiment was designed to determine the isotopic abundance in the primary cosmic rays for hydrogen through nickel. The instrument used a 10-element solid-state particle telescope consisting of lithium-drifted silicon detectors. Energy ranges measured ran from approximately 20 to approximately 500 MeV/nucleon. The direction of incident nuclei was obtained from a six-plane drift chamber with 2-deg resolution.

Alternate Names

  • ISEE3/High-EnergyCosmicRays,HtoNi,20-500MeV/n

Facts in Brief

Mass: 8.4 kg
Power (avg): 6 W

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)


  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies

Additional Information

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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Douglas E. GreinerOther InvestigatorUniversity of California,
Dr. Mark E. WiedenbeckPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of

Selected References

  • Greiner, D. E., et al., ISEE-C HKH high energy cosmic rays, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Electron., GE-16, No. 3, 163-165, July 1978.
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