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Magnetometer (IMF)

NSSDCA ID: 1985-001A-03

Mission Name: Sakigake
Principal Investigator:Dr. Takao Saito


This investigation involves the measurement of the vector magnetic field in the interplanetary medium and within several million kilometers of Comet Halley. The magnetometer is constructed with a three-axis ring core and provides a resolution of 1 nT or less.

Alternate Names

  • IMF
  • Sakigake/IMF
  • urn:nasa:pds:context:instrument:sakig.imf

Facts in Brief

Mass: 5.4 kg
Power (avg): 2.8 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. Takao SaitoPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of Tohoku
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