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ASTROMAG: A Superconducting Particle Astrophysics Magnet Facility for the Space Station

Green, M. A. and Smoot, G. F. and Golden, R. L. and Israel, M. H. and Kephart, R. and Niemann, R. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Ormes, J. F. and Spillantini, P. and Wiedenbeck, M. E. (1987) ASTROMAG: A Superconducting Particle Astrophysics Magnet Facility for the Space Station. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 23 (2). pp. 1240-1243. ISSN 0018-9464. doi:10.1109/TMAG.1987.1064905.

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This paper describes a superconducting magnet system which is the heart of a particle astrophysics facility to be mounted on a portion of the proposed NASA space station. This facility will complete the studies done by the electromagnetic observatories now under development and construction by NASA. The paper outlines the selection process of the type of magnet to be used to analyze the energy and momentum of charged particles from deep space. The ASTROMAG superconducting magnet must meet all the criteria for a shuttle launch and landing, and it must meet safety standards for use in or near a manned environment such as the space station. The magnet facility must have a particle gathering aperture of at least 1 square meter steradian and the facility should be capable of resolving heavy nuclei with a total energy of 10 Tev or more.

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Additional Information:© 1987 IEEE. The authors acknowledge the efforts of the ASTROMAG definition team over the past year in defining the problems associated with the experiment. We also acknowledge the efforts of the engineers at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MO. This work was supported by NASA, the Goddard Space Flight Center and by the United States Department of Energy.
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Official Citation:Green, M.A.; Smoot, G.F.; Golden, R.; Israel, M.; Kephart, R.; Niemann, R.; Mewalt, R.; Ormes, J.F.; Spillantini, P.; Wiedenbeck, M., "ASTROMAG: A superconducting particle astrophysics magnet facility for the space station," Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.23, no.2, pp.1240,1243, Mar 1987 doi: 10.1109/TMAG.1987.1064905 URL:
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