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The Fast Mission - Robert F. Pfaff

The Fast Mission

By: Robert F. Pfaff (Editor)

Hardcover Published: December 2001
ISBN: 9780792370468
Number Of Pages: 219

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The FAST Mission contains detailed discussion of the design philosophy of a new breed of satellite to measure particles and fields in the magnetosphere. The FAST Mission is the only publicly available resource to provide complete and authoritative documentation of the FAST satellite and instruments. The FAST Mission contains detailed examples and descriptions of data gathered by its instruments and will thus be an invaluable source to those working with results from this new observatory. FAST's 'snapshot' data gathering approach that utilizes an onboard computer to recognize acceleration physics events and store them in the on-board "burst memory" have revolutionized our understanding of auroral microphysics. Such unique capabilities are described in full in The FAST Mission. The information included herein is unique and not available elsewhere. The book is intended for space physics researchers as well as satellite engineers.

An Overview of the Fast Auroral Snapshot (Fast) Satellite
The Electron and Ion Plasma Experiment for Fast
The Fast Satellite Fields Instrument
Deployment Mechanisms on the Fast Satellite: Magnetometer, Radial Wire, and Axial Booms
The Fast Spacecraft Instrument Data Processing Unit
Magnetic Field Instruments for the Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer
Science Operations and Data Handling for the Fast Satellite
The Time-of-Flight Energy, Angle, Mass Spectrograph (Teams) Experiment for Fast
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ISBN: 9780792370468
ISBN-10: 0792370465
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: December 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 98