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Extreme-UV imaging of the Martian ionosphere and magnetosphere
Author(s): Masato Nakamura; Koujun Yamashita; Koichiro Tsuruda; Takao Nakagawa; Yoshifumi Saito; Tomoko Nakagawa; Toshihiro Ogawa; Tatsundo Yamamoto
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Paper Abstract

Japan's spacecraft PLANET-B will be sent to the Mars in 1996. We are proposing the Martian ionosphere and the magnetosphere imaging using the extreme ultra violet (EUV) light on this mission. Our main target is the 84.3 nm light scattered by the oxygen ions. Interesting topics related to the imaging are; (1) the density profile of the oxygen ions in the Martian ionosphere, (2) oxygen ions which are reported to outflow from the nightside ionosphere to the Martian tail with about 1 keV energy, and (3) pick-up ions created at the dayside of the Mars. Also proposed is the measurement of the EUV light scattered by Helium ions in the interplanetary space during the cruise phase from the Earth to the Mars.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1744, Instrumentation for Magnetospheric Imagery, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60584
Show Author Affiliations
Masato Nakamura, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Koujun Yamashita, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Koichiro Tsuruda, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Takao Nakagawa, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Yoshifumi Saito, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Tomoko Nakagawa, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Toshihiro Ogawa, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tatsundo Yamamoto, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1744:
Instrumentation for Magnetospheric Imagery
Supriya Chakrabarti, Editor(s)

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