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Energetic Particle Investigation (EPI)

NSSDC ID: 1989-084E-07
Mission Name: Galileo Probe
Principal Investigator: Dr. Harald M. Fischer

Description

The Galileo Energetic Particle Investigation (EPI) had as its primary goal to study the energetic particle population in the Jovian magnetosphere from a distance of 5 Jovian radii down to the top of Jupiter's atmosphere. To achieve this, the EPI made measurements of four different species of particles (electrons, protons, alpha particles, and Z > 2 ions) in eight different channels (three each electron and proton, one each alphas and heavy ions).

The EPI shared data processing and formatting electronics with the LRD instrument.

Alternate Names

  • EPI

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science (United States)

Discipline

  • Planetary Science: Fields and Particles

Additional Information

Questions or comments about this experiment can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II.

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Louis J. LanzerottiCo-InvestigatorAT&T Bell Laboratorieslouis.j.lanzerotti@njit.edu
Prof. Gerd H. WibberenzCo-InvestigatorUniversitat Kielwibberenz@physik.uni-kiel.de
Dr. Harald M. FischerGeneral ContactUniversitat Kielhfischer@physik.uni-kiel.de

Selected References

Fischer, H. M., et al., Energetic particle investigation (EPI), Space Sci. Rev., 60, No. 1-4, 79-90, May 1992.

Fischer, H. M., et al., High-energy charged particles in the innermost jovian magnetosphere, Science, 272, No. 5263, 856-858, May 1996.

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