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A Recoverable Plasma Diagnostics Package (RPDP) for SpacelabThe RPDP is a fully instrumented, ejectable and recoverable unit with flight and ground support systems so that it can be utilized attached to the orbiter remote manipulator system, tethered from the orbiter, or as an orbiter subsatellite. Core instruments on the RPDP are flight proven hardware which provide diagnostics measurements of energetic particles, AC electromagnetic and electrostatic waves, vector magnetic field signatures of current systems, vector electric field signatures associated with plasma flow and particle acceleration, thermal plasma ion composition and density, thermal plasma electron density and temperature, and images of optical emissions regions in UV or visible wavelengths.
Document ID
19810006441
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Shawhan, S. D. (Iowa Univ. Iowa City, IA, United States)
Ackerson, K. L. (Iowa Univ. Iowa City, IA, United States)
Anderson, R. R. (Iowa Univ. Iowa City, IA, United States)
Craven, J. D. (Iowa Univ. Iowa City, IA, United States)
Dangelo, N. (Iowa Univ. Iowa City, IA, United States)
Frank, L. A. (Iowa Univ. Iowa City, IA, United States)
Gurnett, D. A. (Iowa Univ. Iowa City, IA, United States)
Shaw, R. R. (Iowa Univ. Iowa City, IA, United States)
Block, L. P. (Royal Inst. of Technology Stockholm, United States)
Falthammar, C. G. (Royal Inst. of Technology Stockholm, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center Space Plasma Phys. Active Expt.
Subject Category
PLASMA PHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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