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An Update on the FIRE (Solar Probe) Mission

Show simple item record Randolph, James E. en_US 2004-10-04T21:14:14Z 2004-10-04T21:14:14Z 1995-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sunspot, New Mexico en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 95-1523 en_US
dc.description.abstract A joint U.S.-Russian mission to the sun named FIRE is currently being planned. The mission consists of two spacecraft, one U.S. built and the other Russian built. Both spacecraft will be launched from a single vehicle, separate after launch, travel to Jupiter for a gravity assist that will maneuver the spacecraft into highly elliptical polar orbits about the sun. The U.S. spacecraft will have a perihelion of 4 Rs and the Russian 10 Rs. A full complement of in situ fields and particles instruments are planned for both spacecraft to measure acceleration mechanisms and other characteristics of the solar wind. The strawman payloads and expected science return will be discussed. en_US
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dc.subject.other FIRE Mission en_US
dc.title An Update on the FIRE (Solar Probe) Mission en_US

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