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ELF and VLF Receivers

NSSDCA ID: 1978-099C-01

Mission Name: Magion 1
Principal Investigator:Dr. Pavel Triska


This investigation was designed to utilize simultaneous measurements made on the nearby parent spacecraft, Intercosmos 18. Five parts of the experiment were identified. (1) Electric and magnetic fields from 0.05 to 0.16 kHz were measured in a broadband channel. (2) VLF narrow-band channels were set at 0.45, 0.8, 1.95, 4.65, and 15 kHz. (3) There was a 16-channel frequency analyzer. (4) A resonance exciter operated, sweeping the range 0.8 to 8 kHz. (5) Electric fields in the range 0.01 to 80 khz were measured. Due to power limitations, except during the short initial phase after separation and activation, not all components were operated simultaneously. Either electric field broadband, magnetic field broadband, or VLF narrow-band channels and particle detectors were operated.

Alternate Names

  • Magion1/ELFandVLFReceivers


  • Space Physics: Ionospheric Studies
  • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Frantisek JiricekOther InvestigatorAcademy of Sciences of the Czech
Dr. Pavel TriskaPrincipal InvestigatorAcademy of Sciences of the Czech
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