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Solar Wind Experiment (SOW)

NSSDC ID: 1985-001A-02
Mission Name: Sakigake
Principal Investigator: Dr. Koh-Ichiro Oyama

Description

This investigation involves the measurement of the solar wind ion temperature and bulk velocity within a distance of several million kilometers of Comet Halley and in interplanetary space. A retarding potential analyzer is used to obtain the measurements.

Alternate Names

  • SOW

Facts in Brief

Mass: 2.0 kg
Power (avg): 1.1 W
Bit rate (avg): 0.048 bps

Disciplines

  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles
  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies
  • Space Physics: Heliospheric Studies

Additional Information

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

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Koh-Ichiro OyamaPrincipal InvestigatorInstitute of Space and Aeronautical Scienceoyama@bochan.ted.isis.ac.jp
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