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Instrument: MFE : Magnetic Field Experiment (Geotail)
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Associated Platforms
GEOTAIL

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Description
The objective of the MFE experiment on Geotail is to measure the magnetic field
variation of the magnetotail in the frequency below 50 Hz.

The MGF experiment consists of dual three-axis fluxgate magnetometers and a
three-axis search coil magnetometer. Triad fluxgate sensors, which utilize a
ring core geometry, are installed at the end and middle of a 6 m deployable
mast. Three search coils are mounted approximately one-half of the way out on
another 6 m boom together with search coils for the VLF wave in the PWI system.
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Online Resources
http://pwg.gsfc.nasa.gov/geotail_inst.shtml#MGF
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?sc=1992-044A&ex=6

Instrument Logistics
Data Rate: 3.584 kbps
Instrument Start Date: 1992-07-24
Instrument Owner: Tokyo Institute of Technology

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