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The Giotto magnetic field investigation
Author and Affiliation:
Neubauer, F. M.(Koeln, Universitaet, Cologne, Germany)
Musmann, G.(Braunschweig, Technische Universitaet, Brunswick, Germany)
Acuna, M. H.(Cologne Univ., Germany)
Burlaga, L. F.(Cologne Univ., Germany)
Ness, N. F.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Mariani, F.(Roma, Universita, Rome, Italy)
Wallis, M.(University College, Cardiff, United Kingdom)
Ungstrup, E.(Dansk Rumforskningsinstitut, Lyngby, Denmark)
Schmidt, H.(Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik, Garching, Germany)
Abstract: The Giotto spacecraft will carry sensors for investigating the interplanetary magnetic field while en route and the interaction between the solar wind magnetoplasma and Halley's Comet neutral gas outflow during close approach. Giotto will carry an outboard biaxial fluxgate system and inboard electronics. The instrumentation draws 1.2 kW and weighs 1.31 kg. Sampling rates will be 28/sec during close encounter, covering selectable ranges from 16 nT to 65,535 nT. In-flight calibration techniques are under development to ensure magnetic cleanliness will be obtained. Measurements are also planned of the inbound bow shock, the magnetosheath and the cometary ionopause. The data will be collected as close as 1000 km from the comet surface.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1983
Document ID:
19840064988
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 84A47775
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTATION
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE A84-47701 23-90)
Publisher Information: Hungary
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Cologne Univ.; Brunswick, Germany
Technische Univ.; Greenbelt, MD, United States
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Rome, Italy
Rome Univ.; Cardiff, United Kingdom
University Coll.; Lyngby, Denmark
Danish Space Research Inst.; Garching, Germany
Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Physik und Astrophysik
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: COMET NUCLEI; GIOTTO MISSION; INTERPLANETARY MAGNETIC FIELDS; NEUTRAL GASES; SOLAR WIND; SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTS; COMETARY MAGNETOSPHERES; HALLEY'S COMET; MAGNETOMETERS; MAGNETOSHEATH; PLASMA INTERACTIONS
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: Cometary exploration; Proceedings of the International Conference, Budapest, Hungary, November 15-19, 1982. Volume 3 (A84-47701 23-90). Budapest, Akademiai Kiado, 1983, p. 401-410.
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