RPC-MAG the fluxgate magnetometer in the ROSETTA plasma consortium

Karl Heinz Glassmeier, Ingo Richter, Andrea Diedrich, Günter Musmann, Uli Auster, Uwe Motschmann, Andre Balogh, Chris Carr, Emanuele Cupido, Andrew Coates, Martin Rother, Konrad Schwingenschuh, K. Szegö, Bruce Tsurutani

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Abstract

The fluxgate magnetometer experiment onboard the ROSETTA spacecraft aims to measure the magnetic field in the interaction region of the solar wind plasma with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It consists of a system of two ultra light (about 28 g each ) triaxial fluxgate magnetometer sensors, mounted on the 1.5 m long spacecraft boom. The measurement range of each sensor is ±16384 nT with quantization steps of 31 pT. The magnetometer sensors are operated with a time resolution of up to 0.05 s, corresponding to a bandwidth of 0-10 Hz. This performance of the RPC-MAG sensors allows detailed analyses of magnetic field variations in the cometary environment. RPC-MAG furthermore is designed to study possible remnant magnetic fields of the nucleus, measurements which will be done in close cooperation with the ROSETTA lander magnetometer experiment ROMAP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-670
Number of pages22
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume128
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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Keywords

  • Comet
  • Fluxgate magnetometer
  • Plasma
  • ROSETTA
  • Solar wind

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Glassmeier, K. H., Richter, I., Diedrich, A., Musmann, G., Auster, U., Motschmann, U., ... Tsurutani, B. (2007). RPC-MAG the fluxgate magnetometer in the ROSETTA plasma consortium. Space Science Reviews, 128(1-4), 649-670. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-006-9114-x

RPC-MAG the fluxgate magnetometer in the ROSETTA plasma consortium. / Glassmeier, Karl Heinz; Richter, Ingo; Diedrich, Andrea; Musmann, Günter; Auster, Uli; Motschmann, Uwe; Balogh, Andre; Carr, Chris; Cupido, Emanuele; Coates, Andrew; Rother, Martin; Schwingenschuh, Konrad; Szegö, K.; Tsurutani, Bruce.

In: Space Science Reviews, Vol. 128, No. 1-4, 05.2007, p. 649-670.

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Glassmeier, KH, Richter, I, Diedrich, A, Musmann, G, Auster, U, Motschmann, U, Balogh, A, Carr, C, Cupido, E, Coates, A, Rother, M, Schwingenschuh, K, Szegö, K & Tsurutani, B 2007, 'RPC-MAG the fluxgate magnetometer in the ROSETTA plasma consortium', Space Science Reviews, vol. 128, no. 1-4, pp. 649-670. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-006-9114-x
Glassmeier KH, Richter I, Diedrich A, Musmann G, Auster U, Motschmann U et al. RPC-MAG the fluxgate magnetometer in the ROSETTA plasma consortium. Space Science Reviews. 2007 May;128(1-4):649-670. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-006-9114-x
Glassmeier, Karl Heinz ; Richter, Ingo ; Diedrich, Andrea ; Musmann, Günter ; Auster, Uli ; Motschmann, Uwe ; Balogh, Andre ; Carr, Chris ; Cupido, Emanuele ; Coates, Andrew ; Rother, Martin ; Schwingenschuh, Konrad ; Szegö, K. ; Tsurutani, Bruce. / RPC-MAG the fluxgate magnetometer in the ROSETTA plasma consortium. In: Space Science Reviews. 2007 ; Vol. 128, No. 1-4. pp. 649-670.
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