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Magnetometer (MISCHA)

NSSDCA ID: 1984-125A-09

Mission Name: Vega 1
Principal Investigator:Prof. Willi W. Riedler


This instrument, MISCHA (Magnetic Fields in Interplanetary Space during Comet Halley's approach), was designed to measure the constant component of the magnetic field and its low-frequency fluctuations in the cometary and solar wind interaction zone and in interplanetary space. The instrument consisted of two fluxgate sensor units mounted 1.5 m apart on a 2-m boom. One unit was oriented along the spacecraft axis, which was perpendicular to the solar panels and pointing toward the sun.

Alternate Names

  • Vega1/MISCHA
  • urn:nasa:pds:context:instrument:vega1.mischa

Facts in Brief

Mass: 4 kg
Power (avg): 6 W
Bit rate (avg): 0.512 kbps


  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies
  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles
  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. N. A. StjazhkinCo-InvestigatorIZMIRAN
Dr. Ye. G. YeroshenkoCo-InvestigatorIZMIRAN
Dr. Konrad SchwingenschuhCo-InvestigatorAustrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. R. SchmidtCo-InvestigatorAustrian Academy of Sciences
Prof. Willi W. RiedlerPrincipal InvestigatorAustrian Academy of
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