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Subsatellite measurements of plasma and energetic particlesThe Apollo 16 particles and fields subsatellite is instrumented to measure (1) plasma and energetic-particle fluxes, (2) vector magnetic fields, and (3) velocity of the subsatellite to a high precision for the purpose of determining lunar gravitational anomalies. Results from the magnetic-field and gravitational-field experiments are discussed. The results obtained from the plasma and energetic-particle detectors are discussed briefly. The plasma and energetic-particles experiment describes the various plasma regimes in which the moon moves, and determines how the moon interacts with the plasma and magnetic fields in the environment.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Anderson, K. A.
(Calif. Univ. Berkeley, United States)
Chase, L. M.
(Calif. Univ. Berkeley, United States)
Lin, R. P.
(Calif. Univ. Berkeley, United States)
Mccoy, J. E.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Mcguire, R. E.
(Calif. Univ. Berkeley, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: Apollo 16 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
Subject Category
Physics, Plasma
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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