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Ion Energy-Mass Composition Analyzers

NSSDCA ID: 1981-075A-06

Mission Name: IK Bulgaria 1300
Principal Investigator:Dr. Petko Nenovski

Description

The instrument consisted of two separate analyzers: the low-energy one viewed out along the spacecraft X axis (along the velocity vector of the spacecraft) and the high-energy one along the Z axis. The mass range for both devices was 1 to 64 u. The electrostatic analyzer portion of the low-energy unit allowed ions with a range from 1 to 27 eV/Q to enter the magnetic analyzer. The energy resolution was 0.055; the field of view was 1 deg x 6 deg; and the flux range covered was 1.E5 to 1.E10 ions/(sq cm-sr-eV-s). The high-energy unit had the following parameters: E/Q range from 0.2 to 8 keV/Q; energy resolution of 0.07; and flux range 5.E5 to 1.E9 ions/(sq cm-sr-eV-s). For more details about this instrument see P. Nenovski et al., Adv. Space Res., v. 2, n. 7, pp. 27-30, 1983. This experiment failed.

Alternate Names

  • IKBulgaria1300/IonEnergy-MassCompositionAnalyzers
  • Ion Energy-Mass Analyzer

Funding Agency

  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)

Discipline

  • Space Physics: Thermospheric Studies

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. Dieter K. Bilitza

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. V. S. SmirnovOther InvestigatorInstitut Kosmicheskich Issledovaniya (IKI)
Dr. Oleg L. VaisbergOther InvestigatorInstitut Kosmicheskich Issledovaniya (IKI)olegv@iki.rssi.ru
Dr. Rositza T. KolevaOther InvestigatorCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Bulgarian Academy of Science
Dr. Yordanka V. SemkovaOther InvestigatorCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciencesemkova@bgcict.acad.bg
Dr. Petko NenovskiPrincipal InvestigatorCentral Laboratory for Space Research, Bulgarian Academy of Science
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