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Instrument: COSPIN : Cosmic and Solar Particle Investigation (Ulysses)
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Associated Platforms
ULYSSES

Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: Gamma Ray
Number Channels: 6
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 0.5 MeV - 600 MeV

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Description
The COSPIN Experiment on Ulysses provides measurements of energetic nucleons and electrons in various energy ranges extending upwards from about 0.5 MeV. The experiment consists of five sensor systems, each with specific objectives for obtaining a comprehensive picture of the energetic charged particle environment. The sensors are

* the Dual Anisotropy Telescopes (ATs),
* the Low Energy Telescope (LET),
* the High Energy Telescope (HET),
* the High Flux Telescope (HFT),
* the Kiel Electron Telescope (KET)

These instruments provide measurements of the intensities, spectra, arrival directions, and nuclear and isotopic composition of galactic cosmic rays, anomalous components, solar energetic particles, and of particles accelerated in the solar wind and planetary magnetospheres.

Online Resources
http://ulysses.sr.unh.edu/WWW/Simpson/Ulysses.html
http://ulysses-ops.jpl.esa.int/ulysses/archive/cospin.html

Instrument Logistics
Data Rate: 100 kbps
Instrument Start Date: 1990-10-06
Instrument Owner: University of New Hampshire