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Triaxial Fluxgate Magnetometer

NSSDCA ID: 1994-022A-04

Mission Name: GOES 8
Principal Investigator:Dr. Howard J. Singer


The magnitude and direction of the magnetic field are measured by two redundant Schonstedt triaxial magnetometers located on a boom 3 m, and 2.7 m away from the spacecraft body. The electronics are located inside the body. The X, Y, Z component signals from the three axes are digitized by a 16-bit converter, at a sampling rate of 0.512 s. The sensitivity is 0.1 nT, and the range +/- 1000 nT. After temperature correction, and before (undescribed) stray-field correction, the accuracy is at about 1 nT level.

Alternate Names

  • GOES8/TriaxialFluxgateMagnetometer
  • Magnetic Field Monitor

Funding Agency

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)


  • Space Physics: Magnetospheric Studies

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Howard J. SingerPrincipal InvestigatorNOAA Environmental Research
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