By Herbert J. Kramer
This booklet is set spaceborne missions and tools. additionally, surveys of airborne missions and of campaigns are available at the accompanying CD-ROM in pdf-format. in comparison with the third variation the spaceborne half grew from approximately three hundred to one thousand pages. the full textual content - together with the electronic-only chapters - comprises greater than 1900 pages. New chapters deal with the heritage of Earth statement and collage missions. The variety of advertisement Earth imaging missions has grown considerably. A bankruptcy comprises reference info and definitions. wide appendices offer a accomplished word list, acronyms and abbreviations and an index of sensors. An attempt has been made to give the data in context, to indicate relationships and interconnections. The ebook could function a reference and advisor to all considering some of the nationwide and foreign house courses: researchers and executives, carrier services and knowledge clients, lecturers and scholars.
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Measurement technique: vector fluxgate (triaxial). Objective: measurement of the magnetic variations during the artificial plasma-cloud injections and the study of magnetospheric boundary layers and the ring-current region. Coverage: DC - 50 Hz. 1 - 60000 nT; resolution = 16 bit analog to digital conversion. PWI = Plasma Wave Instrumentation (spectrometer). Measurement of plasma wave activity in the magnetosphere/solar wind environment and inside the artificial plasma clouds. Measurement technique: 42 m tip-to-tip dipole antenna, boom-mounted search coils.
Melentiev, IKI). 2 - 40 ke V; data rate = 4 kbit/s; mass = 11 kg SPE-l = High Energy Particles Experiment (PI: K. Kudela, Institute ofExp. Physics, Kosice, CSFR. 5 kg. t Subsatellite Magion-2 (C2-AK) Magion = Magnetospheric and Ionospheric research satellite (built by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Geophysical Institute, Prague) with spring separation on command from mother craft. Objectives: monitoring of propagation VLF waves from the mother spacecraft. Full deployment of booms and 4 solar panels was confirmed on Dec.
Mer about 12 minutes an 'artificial comet' of about 225 km diameter had formed, with a tail developing longer than 9000 km. l IRM Instrumentation (Sensors) IPIP = IRM Plasma Instrument Package (3-D Plasma Analyzer). The instrument package consists of three sensors. Two of them measure the 3-D velocity distribution of ions and electrons. The third sensor is a retarding potential analyzer (RPA) for low-energy electron measurements; symmetrical quadrispheres. Energy ranges: - 0 e V - 25 e V, and 15 e V - 30 ke V.