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STEREO IMPACT Investigation Goals, Measurements, and Data Products Overview

Luhmann, J. G. and Mewaldt, R. A. and Cummings, A. C. and Stone, E. C. and Davis, A. J. and Cook, W. R. (2008) STEREO IMPACT Investigation Goals, Measurements, and Data Products Overview. Space Science Reviews, 136 (1-4). pp. 117-184. ISSN 0038-6308. doi:10.1007/s11214-007-9170-x.

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The IMPACT (In situ Measurements of Particles And CME Transients) investigation on the STEREO mission was designed and developed to provide multipoint solar wind and suprathermal electron, interplanetary magnetic field, and solar energetic particle information required to unravel the nature of coronal mass ejections and their heliospheric consequences. IMPACT consists of seven individual sensors which are packaged into a boom suite, and a SEP suite. This review summarizes the science objectives of IMPACT, the instruments that comprise the IMPACT investigation, the accommodation of IMPACT on the STEREO twin spacecraft, and the overall data products that will flow from the IMPACT measurements. Accompanying papers in this volume of Space Science Reviews highlight the individual sensor technical details and capabilities, STEREO project plans for the use of IMPACT data, and modeling activities for IMPACT (and other STEREO) data interpretation.

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Additional Information:© 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. Received: 17 October 2006; Accepted: 8 March 2007; Published online: 1 June 2007. The IMPACT team is grateful for the support provided by many colleagues in many capacities, including: M. Mandell, G. Ginet, J.B. Blake, J. Fennell, H. Maldonado, H. Culver, A. Harper, M. Delmont, N. Chrissotimos, E. Reynolds, A. Driesman, W. Thompson, E. Christian, B. Anderson, M. Kaiser, R. Jackson, S. McBride, M. Colby, P. Berg, S. Heavner, R. Ullrich (Boom Designer), P. Turin, K. Harps, P. Dobson, S. Lam, M. Hashii, H. Yuan, C. Ingraham, I. Sircar, L. Guhathakurta, R. Fisher. IMPACT is supported by NASA contract NAS5-00133.
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Subject Keywords:STEREO; Coronal mass ejection; Solar energetic particles · Suprathermal electrons; Solar wind electrons; Interplanetary magnetic field; Multipoint heliospheric measurements
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Official Citation:Luhmann, J. G., Curtis, D. W., Schroeder, P., McCauley, J., Lin, R. P., Larson, D. E., . . . Gosling, J. T. (2008). STEREO IMPACT Investigation Goals, Measurements, and Data Products Overview. Space Science Reviews, 136(1-4), 117-184. doi: 10.1007/s11214-007-9170-x
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