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Solar Wind Ion Composition, 300-600 km/s 840 eV/Q to 11.7 keV/Q; M/Q = 1.5 to 5.6

NSSDC ID: 1978-079A-11
Mission Name: ISEE 3
Principal Investigator: Dr. Keith W. Ogilvie

Description

This experiment consisted of a hemispherical electrostatic energy analyzer and a Wien velocity filter configured as a mass spectrometer to determine the charge state and isotopic constitution of the solar wind. The instrument had an energy-per-unit-charge range of 0.84 to 11.7 keV per charge, a mass-per-unit-charge range of 1.5 to 5.6 u per charge, and a velocity range of 300 to 600 km/s.

Facts in Brief

Mass: 5.6 kg
Power (avg): 3.0 W

Funding Agency

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

Discipline

  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies

Additional Information

Questions or comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills.

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Michael A. CoplanOther InvestigatorUniversity of Marylandcoplan@glue.umd.edu
Dr. Don L. LindOther InvestigatorNASA Johnson Space Center 
Prof. Johannes GeissOther InvestigatorUniversitat Berngeiss@issi.unibe.ch
Dr. Mario H. AcunaOther InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight Center 
Dr. Keith W. OgilviePrincipal InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight Centerkeith.w.ogilvie@nasa.gov

Selected References

Coplan, M. A., et al., Ion composition experiment, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Electron., GE-16, No. 3, 185-191, July 1978.

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