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Title:
The Energetic Particle and Plasma Spectrometer Instrument on the MESSENGER Spacecraft
Authors:
Andrews, G. Bruce; Zurbuchen, Thomas H.; Mauk, Barry H.; Malcom, Horace; Fisk, Lennard A.; Gloeckler, George; Ho, George C.; Kelley, Jeffrey S.; Koehn, Patrick L.; Lefevere, Thomas W.; Livi, Stefano S.; Lundgren, Robert A.; Raines, Jim M.
Affiliation:
AA(The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), AB(Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan), AC(The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), AD(The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), AE(Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan), AF(Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan;, University of Maryland), AG(The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), AH(The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), AI(Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan), AJ(The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), AK(The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), AL(Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan), AM(Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan)
Publication:
Space Science Reviews, Volume 131, Issue 1-4, pp. 523-556 (SSRv Homepage)
Publication Date:
08/2007
Origin:
SPRINGER
Keywords:
Plasma, Spectrometer, Ions, Electrons, Energy, Time of flight, MESSENGER, Mercury
DOI:
10.1007/s11214-007-9272-5
Bibliographic Code:
2007SSRv..131..523A

Abstract

The Energetic Particle and Plasma Spectrometer (EPPS) package on the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission to Mercury is composed of two sensors, the Energetic Particle Spectrometer (EPS) and the Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer (FIPS). EPS measures the energy, angular, and compositional distributions of the high-energy components of the in situ electrons (>20 keV) and ions (>5 keV/nucleon), while FIPS measures the energy, angular, and compositional distributions of the low-energy components of the ion distributions (<50 eV/charge to 20 keV/charge). Both EPS and FIPS have very small footprints, and their combined mass (˜3 kg) is significantly lower than that of comparable instruments.
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