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Instrument: EPIC : Energetic Particle and Ion Composition (Geotail)
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Associated Platforms
GEOTAIL

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Description
The principal objective of the EPIC (Energetic Particle and Ion Composition)
investigation on Geotail is to explore the distant magnetotail region and
obtain information on the origin, transport, storage, acceleration and dynamics
of suprathermal and non-thermal particle populations.

The instrument performs three-dimensional distribution measurements by using
both total energy, E/Q and time of flight (STICS -- Supra-Thermal Ion
Composition Spectrometer) and Velocity/Energy (ICS -- Ion Composition
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Online Resources
http://sd-www.jhuapl.edu/Geotail/
http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/geotail_inst.shtml#EPIC

Instrument Logistics
Data Rate: 2.56 kbps
Instrument Start Date: 1992-07-24
Instrument Owner: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

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