The Global Geospace Mission

The Global Geospace Mission

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WIND, the first of two spacecraft, was launched successfully on November 1, 1994; the second, POLAR, is scheduled for launch in December 1995 as part of the International Solar Terrestrial Program. The articles in this volume describe the mission, the instruments and the ground system associated with these two spacecraft. It is hoped that the International Solar Terrestrial Program will make major advances in understanding how the solar wind interacts with the Earth's magnetosphere. Details of the instruments selected for flight, the spacecraft and the orbits are detailed in order to aid the understanding of magnetospheric physics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 832 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 45.72mm | 1,746.32g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • Reprinted from Space Science R ed.
  • 0792333845
  • 9780792333845

Table of contents

The Global Geospace Science Programme and its Investigations. The Design Features of the GGS Wind and POLAR Spacecraft. International Co-ordination of Solar Terrestrial Science. A Comprehensive Plasma Instrument for the Wind Instrument. The Solar Wind and Supra-thermal Ion Composition Investigation on the Wind Spacecraft. The Energetic Particles: Acceleration, Composition, and Transport (EPACT) Experiment on the Wind Spacecraft. The Wind Magnetic Field Investigation. Waves: the Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation on the Wind Spacecraft. Konus-W Gamma-Ray Burst Experiment for the GGS Wind Spacecraft. A High Resolution Ge Spectrometer for Gamma-Ray Burst Astronomy. The Visible Imaging Systems (VIS) for the Polar Spacecraft. A Far Ultraviolet Imager for the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Mission. The Polar Ionospheric X-Ray Imaging Experiment (PIXIE). The Thermal Ion Dynamics Experiment and Plasma Source Instrument. Hydra-A 3-Dimensional Electron and Ion Instrument for the Polar Spacecraft of the GGS Mission. The Toroidal Imaging Mass-Angle Spectrograph (TIMAS) for the Polar Mission. CEPPAD - Comprehensive Energetic Particle and Pitch Angle Distribution Experiment on Polar. The GGS/Polar Magnetic Fields Investigation. The Electric Field Instrument on the Polar Satellite. The Polar Plasma Wave Instrument. Modelling Mesoscale Processes in the Global Geospace System. Mission-Oriented Theory for ISTP. The University of Maryland ISTP Theory Project. Modelling of the Atmosphere-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere System MAMI. Satellite Experiments Simultaneous with Antarctic Measurements (SESAME). CANOPUS - a Ground Based Instrument Array for Remote Sensing the High Latitude Ionosphere during the ISTP/GGS Program. A Global View of the Dynamics of High-Latitude Convection. The Sondrestrom Radar and Accompanying Ground Based Instrumentation. ISTP Science Data Systems and Products.
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