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Magnetometer (MAG)

NSSDCA ID: 2011-040A-05

Mission Name: Juno
Principal Investigator:Dr. John E. P. Connerney


The Magnetometer (MAG) investigation was designed study the magnetic dynamo and interior of Jupiter as well as to explore the polar magnetosphere. Objectives include mapping Jupiter's magnetic field in three dimensions and deriving a spherical harmonic model of the planet's main magnetic field through degree and order 14. The MAG investigation consists of two redundant flux gate magnetometers and co-located advanced stellar compasses (ASC). The ASCs were provided by the Danish Technical University under the lead of John Jorgenson.

Alternate Names

    Funding Agency

    • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)


    • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

    Additional Information

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



    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Dr. John E. P. ConnerneyPrincipal InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight

    Selected References

    • Bagenal, F., et al., Magnetospheric Science Objectives of the Juno Mission, Space Sci. Rev., 213, 219-287, doi:10.1007/s11214-014-0036-8, 2017.
    • Connerney, J. E. P., et al., The Juno Magnetic Field Investigation, Space Sci. Rev., 213, 39-138, doi:10.1007/s11214-017-0334-z, 2017.
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