The Freja Mission / Edition 1

The Freja Mission / Edition 1

by Rickard Lundin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792333179

ISBN-13: 9780792333173

Pub. Date: 08/22/2007

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Freja is a joint Swedish and German satellite, launched on October 6, 1992 and orbiting at 600--1750 km, covering the lower part of the auroral acceleration region. It has been designed to provide high-resolution measurements (both temporal and spatial) of auroral plasma characteristics. The high telemetry rate, together with the 15 Mbyte distributed on-board…  See more details below

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Freja is a joint Swedish and German satellite, launched on October 6, 1992 and orbiting at 600--1750 km, covering the lower part of the auroral acceleration region. It has been designed to provide high-resolution measurements (both temporal and spatial) of auroral plasma characteristics. The high telemetry rate, together with the 15 Mbyte distributed on-board memories allow Freja to resolve meso and micro-scale phenomena in the 100 m range for particles and 1--10 m range for electric and magnetic fields. The UV imager resolves auroral structures of 1 km size at a time resolution of one image every 6 s. The novel plasma instruments are orders of magnitude better than any that have gone before.
The Freja Mission is about the scientific objectives, instruments and platform itself. Detailed descriptions are given of the instrumentation and the first data acquired. It is one of the very few books to contain such material in a single volume, relating the instruments' design with their in-flight characteristics.
For space engineers and other researchers interested in space science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792333173
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
08/22/2007
Edition description:
Reprinted from SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS; 70:3-4, 1995
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

The Freja Science Mission
The Freja Ultraviolet Imager
The Electron Beam Instrument (F6) on Freja
Magnetic Field Experiment on the Freja Satellite
The Double Probe Electric Field Experiment on Freja: Experiment Description and First Results
The TESP Electron Spectrometer and Correlator on Freja
The Freja F3C Cold Plasma Analyzer
The Freja Hot Plasma Experiment - Instrument and First Results
The Freja Wave and Plasma Density Experiment
Plasma Characteristics Determined by the Freja Electric Field Instrument

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