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Main magnetic field of Jupiter and its implications for future orbiter missionsA very strong planetary magnetic field and an enormous magnetosphere with extremely intense radiation belts exist at Jupiter. Pioneer 10 and 11 fly-bys confirmed and extended the earlier ground based estimates of many of these characteristics but left unanswered or added to the list of several important and poorly understood features: the source mechanism and location of decametric emissions, and the absorption effects by the natural satellites Amalthea, Io, Europa and Ganymede. High inclination orbits (exceeding 60 deg) with low periapses (less than 2 Jupiter radii) are required to map the radiation belts and main magnetic field of Jupiter accurately so as to permit full investigation of these and associated phenomena.
Document ID
19750060185
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Acuna, M. H.
Ness, N. F. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1975
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 75-1142
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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