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Magsat vector magnetometer calibration using Magsat geomagnetic field measurementsFrom the time of its launch on Oct. 30, 1979 into a nearly polar, Sun synchronous orbit, until it reentered the Earth's atmosphere on June 11, 1980, Magsat measured and transmitted more than three complete sets of global magnetic field data. The data obtained from the mission will be used primarily to compute a currently accurate model of the Earth's main magnetic field, to update and refine world and regional magnetic charts, and to develop a global scalar and vector crustal magnetic anomaly map. The in-flight calibration procecure used for 39 vector magnetometer system parameters is described as well as results obtained from some data sets and the numerical studies designed to evaluate the results.
Document ID
19810004016
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Lancaster, E. R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Jennings, T. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Morrissey, M. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Langel, R. A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1980
Subject Category
EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-82046
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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