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Solar Wind Experiment (SOW)

NSSDCA ID: 1985-001A-02

Mission Name: Sakigake
Principal Investigator:Dr. Koh-Ichiro Oyama


This investigation involves the measurement of the solar wind ion temperature and bulk velocity within a distance of several million kilometers of Comet Halley and in interplanetary space. A retarding potential analyzer is used to obtain the measurements.

Alternate Names

  • SOW
  • Sakigake/SOW
  • urn:nasa:pds:context:instrument:sakig.sow

Facts in Brief

Mass: 2 kg
Power (avg): 1.1 W
Bit rate (avg): 0.048 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. Koh-Ichiro OyamaPrincipal InvestigatorInstitute of Space and Aeronautical
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