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Plasma and Supra-Thermal Ion Composition (PLASTIC) Investigation

NSSDCA ID: 2006-047B-04

Mission Name: STEREO B
Principal Investigator:Dr. Antoinette B. Galvin


The Plasma and Suprathermal Ion and Composition (PLASTIC) investigation provides composition (M, M/q), energy spectra and directional information for 0.3-80 keV/q ions, including solar wind H+ and He++ in the "SWS Small Channel," solar wind C, O, MG, Si, and Fe in the "SWS Main Channel," and locally accelerated ions (H+, He++, He+) and pickup ions (He+, <40 keV/q) in the "Wide Angle Partition." The hardware consists of entrance, time-of-flight, and electronics subsystems. Mass spectroscospy is achieved by analysis of energy vs. time-of-flight tracks.

Alternate Names


Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)


  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. John F. Cooper



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Jack M. QuinnCo-InvestigatorUniversity of New
Dr. Peter A. BochslerCo-InvestigatorUniversitat
Dr. Berndt KleckerCo-InvestigatorMax-Planck-Institut fur Extraterrestrische
Dr. Eberhard S. MoebiusCo-InvestigatorUniversity of New
Dr. Mark A. PopeckiCo-InvestigatorUniversity of New
Prof. Lynn M. KistlerCo-InvestigatorUniversity of New
Dr. Peter WurzCo-InvestigatorUniversitat
Dr. Barbara J. ThompsonCo-InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight
Dr. Robert F. Wimmer-SchweingruberCo-InvestigatorUniversitat
Mr. Steven A. TurcoExperiment ManagerUniversity of New
Dr. Antoinette B. GalvinPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of New
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