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The Advanced Composition Explorer Mission

Garrard, T. L. and Christian, E. R. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Ormes, J. F. and Stone, E. C. (1997) The Advanced Composition Explorer Mission. In: Proceedings of the 25th International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.1. Potchefstroom University, Space Research Unit , Transvaal, South Africa, pp. 105-108. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20140717-163218909

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Abstract

The Advanced Composition Explorer, to be launched in August of 1997, will include six high resolution spectrometers that will measure the composition of interplanetary nuclei with 2≤Z≤28 from < 1 keV/nuc to ~500 MeV/nuc. Three additional instruments will provide the interplanetary context for these measurements. We give a brief introduction to the ACE mission, its instrumentation, and its goals.


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Additional Information:© Space Research Unit. Provided by NASA Astrophysics Data System. The ACE scientific payload was developed under the leadership of the California Institute of Technology (E. C. Stone, PI) and was managed by the Explorer Projects Office at Goddard Space Flight Center. The spacecraft was built by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. The authors and the ACE Co-Investigators - W.R. Binns, P. Bochsler, L. F. Burlaga, A. C. Cummings, W. C. Feldman, T. L. Garrard~ J_ Geiss, G. Gloeckler, R. E. Gold, D. Hovestadt, B. Klecker, S. M. Krimigis, G. M. Mason, D. McComas, R. A. Mewaldt, E. Mobius, N. F. Ness, J. A Simpson, TT. von Rosenvinge, and M. E. Wiedenbeck - are especially grateful to the talented staff of these institutions and of the various institutions listed in the instrument section, who constructed the payload. This work was supported in part by NASA under NAS5-32626.
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