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Solar wind spectrometer experimentWith the deployment of the Apollo 15 lunar surface experiments package, two identical solar-wind spectrometers (SWS), separated by approximately 1100 km, are now on the lunar surface. The spectrometers provide the first opportunity to measure the properties of the solar plasma simultaneously at two locations a fixed distance apart. It is hoped that these simultaneous observations will yield new information about the plasma and its interaction with the Moon and the geomagnetic field. At the time of preparation of this report, magnetic tapes of only 20 hours of simultaneous data had been received. These data are discussed.
Document ID
19720015174
Document Type
Other
Authors
Clay, D. R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Goldstein, B. E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Neugebauer, M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Snyder, C. W. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Manned Spacecraft Center Apollo 15 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
Subject Category
SPACE SCIENCES
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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