Low-Energy Particle Experiment.
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CALIF PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB
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This was a program directed toward an improved understanding of the sources and energization, transport and loss processes associated with the low-energy keV plasmas in the earths magnetosphere, particularly as they relate to ionospheric perturbations and ionospheric-magnetospheric coupling. This program conducted a low-energy particle experiment on the S3-3 spacecraft. The experiment is still operating successfully and has made several major discoveries about previously unknown ionospheric acceleration mechanisms and the composition of the ring current.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics