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The plasma experiment of the YH-1 mission
Author(s): L. Li; S. J. Wang; A. B. Zhang; L. G. Kong; G. W. Zhu; H. Zhao; Y. Q. Sun; S. Barbarash
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Paper Abstract

The Sino-Russian Joint Mars-Phobos Exploration program provides unique opportunity to investigate the global structure of the solar wind/Mars interaction region. The Mars orbiter YH-1 will carry a plasma package consisting of two identical ion detectors, and one electron detector, which is aimed at monitoring the plasma with energy up to a few keV in the environment of the planet, provides a mass analysis of the ions in the mass range form 1 to 44 au. Together with the magnetic field experiment on board YH-1, the plasma package will be the first to give full insight into the local plasma characteristics near the planet, as well as to determine the possible the total ion escape (particles/s) for the major ion species.

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Date Published: 13 October 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7129, Seventh International Symposium on Instrumentation and Control Technology: Optoelectronic Technology and Instruments, Control Theory and Automation, and Space Exploration, 71292P (13 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.807741
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L. Li, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China)
S. J. Wang, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China)
A. B. Zhang, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China)
L. G. Kong, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China)
G. W. Zhu, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China)
H. Zhao, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China)
Y. Q. Sun, Ctr. for Space Science and Applied Research (China)
S. Barbarash, Swedish Institute of Space Physics (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7129:
Seventh International Symposium on Instrumentation and Control Technology: Optoelectronic Technology and Instruments, Control Theory and Automation, and Space Exploration

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