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The Solar, Anomalous, and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer

Mason, G. M. and Baker, D. N. and Blake, J. B. and Callis, L. B. and Hamilton, D. C. and Hovestadt, D. and Klecker, B. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Scholer, M. and Stone, E. C. and von Rosenvinge, T. T. (1990) The Solar, Anomalous, and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer. In: Helioseismology from Space. Oxford University Press , New York. ISBN 0080411533.

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The Solar, Anomalous, and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer, SAMPEX, will carry out energetic particle studies of outstanding scientific questions in the fields of space plasma physics, solar physics, magnetospheric and middle atmospheric physics, and cosmic ray physics. SAMPEX will measure the electron and ion composition of energetic parti~le populations from -0.4 Me V /nucleon to hundreds of MeV /nucleon from a zenith-pointing small satellite in near-polar orbit, using a coordinated set of detectors with excellent charge and mass resolution, and with higher sensitivity than previously flown instruments. While over the magnetic poles, the instruments will study t~e composition of anomalous cosmic rays, solar energetic particles, and galactic cosmic rays. At lower magnetic latitudes, geomagnetic cutoff effects will allow determination of the ionization state of these particles at energies much higher than can be studied from interplanetary spacecraft. At subauroral latitudes, SAMPEX wiJI also observe precipitating relativistic magnetospheric electrons, which undergo important interactions within the middle atmosphere.

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Mason, G. M.0000-0003-2169-9618
Mewaldt, R. A.0000-0003-2178-9111
Stone, E. C.0000-0002-2010-5462
Additional Information:It is a pleasure to acknowledge the enthusiastic, imaginative, and dedicated support of the Goddard Space Flight Center SMEX project in the design of the SAMPEX spacecraft, which went from selection to Critical Design Review in 15 months. The SAMPEX instrument development is supported by NASA contract NASS-30704 and by the Bundesministerium fiir Forschung und Technologie, Federal Republic of Germany, contract 010C9002.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
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Bundesministerium für Forschung und Technologie (BMFT)010C9002
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Space Radiation Laboratory1990-07
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