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Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP-8) Solar Plasma Faraday Cup Data
Entry ID: IMP8_MIT

Abstract: IMP-8 (IMP-J) was launched by NASA on October 26, 1973 to measure the
magnetic fields, plasmas, and energetic charged particles (e.g.,
cosmic rays) of the Earth's magnetotail and magnetosheath and of the
near-Earth solar wind. IMP-8 continues to operate.

The MIT Faraday cup experiment on IMP 8 measures currents from solar
wind ions, and from these measurements the velocity, density, and
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Description: IMP-8 MIT Faraday cup hourly solar plasma data from NSSDC's FTPHelper
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: IMP-8 Solar Plasma Faraday Cup (MIT) Team
Dataset Title: IMP-8 Solar Plasma Faraday Cup
Dataset Release Date: 1973-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Cambridge, MA
Dataset Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Version: Not provided
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1973-10-30
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1 min, hourly average, daily average
Data Set Progress
Data Center
National Space Science Data Center Coordinated Archive, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: nssdc-request at
Contact Address:
National Space Science Data Center
NSSDC/Code 633.4
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Fees: none
Phone: (617) 253-4284
Fax: (617) 253-0861
Email: ajl at
Contact Address:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Center for Space Research
Space Plasma Group
77 Massachusetts Avenue
City: Cambridge
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02139
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-29