Accession Number:

ADA143330

Title:

Geometrical Relationships of Pioneer 11 to Uranus and Voyager 2 in 1985-86.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept.,

Corporate Author:

IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The geometrical relationships of Pioneer 11 to Uranus and Voyager 2 during 1985-86 are summarized, with special attention to conditions during Voyager 2s encounter with Uranus on 24 January 1986. It is shown that Pioneer 11 will be able to provide valuable observations of the solar wind, the magnetic field, and energetic particle intensity in the nearby interplanetary medium before, during, and after that encounter. All of these quantities are significant in determining the state of Uranus magnetosphere and fluctuations thereof. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE