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The particles and fields subsatellite magnetometer experimentA preliminary analysis of magnetometer data from Apollo 15 subsatellite is concluded. Remanent magnetization is a characteristic property of the moon, and the distribution is such that a complex pattern is produced. A mapping of the distribution is feasible with the present experiment. Lunar induction fields produced by transients in interplanetary magnetic field are detectable at satellite orbit. Magnetometer data will provide estimates of the latitude and longitude dependences of interior conductivity. The plasma void extends to some altitude below the satellite orbit and probably the lunar surface. Solar wind near the limbs is usually strongly disturbed.
Document ID
19720015186
Document Type
Other
Authors
Coleman, P. J., Jr. (California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Schubert, G. (California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Russell, C. T. (California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Sharp, L. R. (California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Manned Spaceflight 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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