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The Cluster and Phoenix Missions - C. P. Escoubet

The Cluster and Phoenix Missions

By: C. P. Escoubet (Editor), R. Schmidt (Editor), Christopher T. Russell (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 1997
ISBN: 9780792344117
Number Of Pages: 658

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Cluster was one of the two missions - the other being the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) - constituting the Solar Terrestrial Science Programme (STSP), the first `cornerstone' of ESA's Horizon 2000 Programme. After the catastrophic Ariane-5 accident on 4 June 1996 which destroyed the four Cluster spacecraft, the European Space Agency Science Programme Committee gave approval to refurbish the spare Cluster spacecraft and make it ready for flight. This new spacecraft, considered to be the first of a new fleet, is called Phoenix. In the meantime various options to repeat the Cluster four-point measurements are being studied.
Since Phoenix, as the fifth Cluster spacecraft, will be equipped with the spare Cluster experiments, the instrumentation articles in this book are still appropriate to the new mission. Furthermore, the objectives of the recovery mission, the ground systems, the ground observation program and the theory and modelling efforts all remain unchanged. Thus this series of articles will continue to be essential to the Cluster community and to the general scientific community as the recovery mission is implemented.

Prefacep. 1
Forewordp. 7
Cluster - Science and Mission Overviewp. 11
The Cluster Mission: ESA's Spacefleet to the Magnetospherep. 33
The Cluster Magnetic Field Investigationp. 65
The Wave Experiment Consortium (WEC)p. 93
The Cluster Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Field Fluctuations (Staff) Experimentp. 107
The Electric Field and Wave Experiment for the Cluster Missionp. 137
A Resonance Sounder and Wave Analyser: Performances and Perspectives for the Cluster Missionp. 157
The Wide-Band Plasma Wave in Investigationp. 195
The Digital Wave-Processing Experiment on Clusterp. 209
The Electron Drift Instrument for Clusterp. 233
Active Spacecraft Potential Controlp. 271
The Cluster Ion Spectrometry (CIS) Experimentp. 303
Peace: A Plasme Electron and Current Experimentp. 351
The Imaging Energetic Particle Spectrometer on Clusterp. 399
Cluster Mission Operationsp. 475
The Joint Science Operations Centrep. 487
The Cluster Data Processing System: A Distributed System in Support of a Challenging Scientific Missionp. 527
The Cluster Science Data System (CSDS) - A New Approach to the Distribution of Scientific Datap. 557
European Network for the Numerical Simulation of Space Plasmasp. 583
Opportunities for Magnetospheric Research with Coordinated Cluster and Ground-Based Observationsp. 599
Directory of Cluster Community Members (24 May 1996)p. 639
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ISBN: 9780792344117
ISBN-10: 0792344111
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 658
Published: 1st February 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.32
Edition Number: 79