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Instrument: MFE-P : Magnetic Fields Experiment (Polar)
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Associated Platforms
POLAR

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Description
The Magnetometer on the Polar Spacecraft is a high precision instrument
designed to measure the magnetic fields in the high and low altitude polar
magnetosphere. This instrument will be used to investigate the behavior of
field-aligned current systems and the role they play in the acceleration of
particles and the dynamics of the fields in the polar cusp, magnetosphere, and
magnetosheath. The instrument design has been influenced by the needs of the
other instruments for immediately useable magnetic field data and high rate
(100+ Vectors/Sec) data distributed on the spacecraft. The design provides a
fully redundant instrument with enhanced measurement capabilities depending on
available spacecraft power.

For more information, see: http://www-ssc.igpp.ucla.edu/polar/
and
http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/polar/polar_inst.shtml

Online Resources
http://www-ssc.igpp.ucla.edu/polar/

Instrument Logistics
Instrument Start Date: 1996-02-24
Instrument Owner: University of California, Los Angeles