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Solar terrestrial research: a multi-satellite study of collisionless energy conversion and plasma transport in the Earth's magnetosphere and the role of thin magnetospheric boundaries.

Electromagnetic fields and plasma waves play a dominant role in the energy transfer from the solar wind to the magnetosphere. Plasma waves carry also very important information on physical processes in space plasmas. Plasma waveform measurements provide a few milliseconds resolution. The first ASPI field and plasma wave experiment data permit:
(1) to study the characteristics of the plasma turbulence in the different regions;
(2) to study the temporal and spatial variations of the fields and wavenumbers. The latter is provided by comparison of the main satellite and Magion-4 subsatellite data. Examples of bow shock, magnetopause, plasma sheet, plasmoids and cusp wave and fields data have been obtained, the brief comparison with the previous experiments onboard the high-apogee Prognoz -8 (1980) and Prognoz -10 (1985) satellites, as well the spacecraft have been done.

Electron and plasma guns operations aboard MIR station were studied by wave ASPI and particle ELECTRON device. The effects of the guns firings are compared with that of the natural radiation. Further correlation study is planned.

A number of X-Ray bursts were registered by the RF- 1 5I device.

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J.A. SAUVAUD
Tel.: +33-561556676
Fax: +33-561556701
Record Number: 24280 / Last updated on: 2000-03-28
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