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Numerical Data Product: ISEE 3 Isotopic Fractions

Resource ID
spase://VEPO/NumericalData/ISEE3/IsotFrac Get XML
Name
ISEE 3 Isotopic Fractions
Description

This data product consists of a single ASCII file containing values and their uncertainties for isotopic fractions of 56 specific isotopes relative to isotope-integrated elemental abundances, for 15 elements (Be, B, N, S, Cl, Ar, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni). Between this data product and a companion product with isotopic abundance ratios, isotopic composition information is given for 21 chemical elements. The fractions are based on 1978-1981 observations of ~50-500 MeV/n cosmic rays by the U. Chicago cosmic ray experiment on ISEE 3. Each of the ratios is linked in the ASCII file to the publication where its derivation is discussed.

Additional information
subdirectory holding ISEE 3 cosmic ray data
Acknowledgement

Please acknowledge the author(s) of the relevant publication(s) as mentioned above, and acknowledge Mark Wiedenbeck, the ISEE 3 instrument Principal Investigator.

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator Dr. Mark E. Wiedenbeck Get XML
Release date
2009-06-04 00:00:00
Repository
Name
SPDF Get XML
Availability
Online
Access rights
Open
URL
SPDF FTP area
SPDF HTTP area

In CDF via HTTP from SPDF

Format
Text
File size
3 KB
Acknowledgement

Please acknowledge the author(s) of the relevant publication(s) as mentioned above, and acknowledge Mark Wiedenbeck, the ISEE 3 instrument Principal Investigator.

Instrument
High-Energy Cosmic Rays Get XML
Measurement type
Energetic particles
Ion composition
Temporal description
Start date
1978-08-18 00:00:00
Stop date
1981-04-30 00:00:00
Note

This is span of data used in deriving 32-month averaged ratios

Cadence
2 years 8 months

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Instrument: High-Energy Cosmic Rays

Instrument ID
spase://SMWG/Instrument/ISEE3/HECR Get XML
Name
High-Energy Cosmic Rays
Description

This experiment was designed to determine the isotopic abundance in the primary cosmic rays for hydrogren through nickel. The instrument used a 10-element solid-state particle telescope consisting of lithium-drifted silicon detectors. Energy ranges measured ran from approximately 20 to approximately 500 MeV/nucleon. The direction of incident nuclei was obtained from a six-plane drift chamber with 2-deg resolution.

Additional information
NSSDC's Master Catalog

Information about the HECR instrument on the ISEE 3 mission.

Contact
Role Person
1. Principal investigator Dr. Mark E. Wiedenbeck Get XML
Release date
2009-05-20 21:10:15
Instrument type
Energetic Particle Instrument
Investigation name
High-Energy Cosmic Rays
Observatory
ISEE 3 Get XML

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Observatory: ISEE 3

Observatory ID
spase://SMWG/Observatory/ISEE3 Get XML
Name
ISEE 3
Alternate name
1978-079A
International Sun-Earth Explorer-C
ISEE-C
International Cometary Explorer
ICE
Explorer 59
Description

The Explorer-class heliocentric spacecraft, International Sun-Earth Explorer 3, was part of the mother/daughter/heliocentric mission (ISEE 1, 2, and 3). The purposes of the mission were: (1) to investigate solar-terrestrial relationships at the outermost boundaries of the Earth's magnetosphere; (2) to examine in detail the structure of the solar wind near the Earth and the shock wave that forms the interface between the solar wind and Earth's magnetosphere; (3) to investigate motions of and mechanisms operating in the plasma sheets; and, (4) to continue the investigation of cosmic rays and solar flare emissions in the interplanetary region near 1 AU. The three spacecraft carried a number of complementary instruments for making measurements of plasmas, energetic particles, waves, and fields. The mission thus extended the investigations of previous IMP spacecraft. The launch of three coordinated spacecraft in this mission permitted the separation of spatial and temporal effects. This heliocentric spacecraft had a spin axis normal to the ecliptic plane and a spin rate of about 20 rpm. It was initially placed into an elliptical halo orbit about the Lagrangian libration point (L1) 235 Earth radii on the sunward side of the Earth, where it continuously monitored changes in the near-Earth interplanetary medium. In conjunction with the mother and daughter spacecraft, which had eccentric geocentric orbits, this mission explored the coupling and energy transfer processes between the incident solar wind and the Earth's magnetosphere. In addition, the heliocentric ISEE 3 spacecraft also provided a near-Earth baseline for making cosmic-ray and other planetary measurements for comparison with corresponding measurements from deep-space probes. ISEE 3 was the first spacecraft to use the halo orbit. For instrument descriptions written by the investigators, see IEEE Trans. on Geosci. Electron., v. GE-16, no. 3, July 1978. In 1982 ISEE 3 began the magnetotail and comet encounter phases of its mission. A maneuver was conducted on June 10, 1982, to remove the spacecraft from the halo orbit around the L1 point and place it in a transfer orbit involving a series of passages between Earth and the L2 (magnetotail) Lagrangian libration point. After several passes through the Earth's magnetotail, with gravity assists from lunar flybys in March, April, September and October of 1983, a final close lunar flyby (119.4 km above the moon's surface) on December 22, 1983, ejected the spacecraft out of the Earth-Moon system and into a heliocentric orbit ahead of the Earth, on a trajectory intercepting that of Comet Giacobini-Zinner. At this time, the spacecraft was renamed International Cometary Explorer (ICE). A total of fifteen propulsive maneuvers (four of which were planned) and five lunar flybys were needed to carry out the transfer from the halo orbit to an escape trajectory from the earth-moon system into a heliocentric orbit. The primary scientific objective of ICE was to study the interaction between the solar wind and a cometary atmosphere. As planned, the spacecraft traversed the plasma tail of Comet Giacobini-Zinner on September 11, 1985, and made in situ measurements of particles, fields, and waves. It also transited between the Sun and Comet Halley in late March 1986, when other spacecraft (Giotto, Planet-A, MS-T5, VEGA) were also in the vicinity of Comet Halley on their early March comet rendezvous missions. ICE became the first spacecraft to directly investigate two comets. ICE data from both cometary encounters are included in the International Halley Watch archive: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/database/MasterCatalog?ds=XD-B3A Tracking and telemetry support have been provided by the DSN (Deep Space Network) since January 1984. The ISEE-3/ICE bit rate was nominally 2048 bps during the early part of the mission, and 1024 bps during the Giacobini-Zinner comet encounter. The bit rate then successively dropped to 512 bps (on 9/12/85), 256 bps (on 5/1/87), 128 bps (on 1/24/89) and finally to 64 bps (on 12/27/91). An update to the ICE mission was approved by NASA headquarters in 1991. It defines a Heliospheric mission for ICE consisting of investigations of coronal mass ejections in coordination with ground-based observations, continued cosmic ray studies, and special period observations such as when ICE and Ulysses are on the same solar radial line. By May 1995 ICE was being operated with only a low duty cycle, with some support being provided by the Ulysses project for data analysis. Two years later, termination of operations of ICE/ISEE3 was authorized May 5, 1997. As of January 1990, ICE was in a 355 day heliocentric orbit with an aphelion of 1.03 AU, a perihelion of 0.93 AU and an inclination of 0.1 degree. This will bring it back to the vicinity of the earth-moon system in August, 2014. For instrument descriptions written by the investigators, see IEEE Trans. on Geosci. Electron., v. GE-16, no. 3, July 1978.

Additional information
NSSDC's Master Catalog

Information about the ISEE 3 mission

Contact
Role Person
1. Project scientist Dr. Keith W. Ogilvie Get XML
Release date
2010-10-01 20:06:06
Observatory group
ISEE Mission Get XML
Location
Region
Heliosphere.NearEarth

SPASE version 2.2.0

Observatory: ISEE Mission

Observatory ID
spase://SMWG/Observatory/ISEE Get XML
Name
ISEE Mission
Description

The Explorer-class spacecraft, International Sun-Earth Explorer, that were part of the mother/daughter/heliocentric mission (ISEE 1, ISEE 2, ISEE 3). The purposes of the mission were:

  • (1) to investigate solar-terrestrial relationships at the outermost boundaries of the Earth's magnetosphere,
  • (2) to examine in detail the structure of the solar wind near the Earth and the shock wave that forms the interface between the solar wind and the Earth's magnetosphere,
  • (3) to investigate motions of and mechanisms operating in the plasma sheets, and
  • (4) to continue the investigation of cosmic rays and solar flare effects in the interplanetary region near 1 AU.

The three spacecraft carried a number of complementary instruments for making measurements of plasmas, energetic particles, waves, and fields. The mission thus extended the investigations of previous IMP spacecraft.

Contact
Role Person
1. Project scientist Dr. Keith W. Ogilvie Get XML
Release date
2010-10-01 20:05:54
Location
Region
Heliosphere.NearEarth

SPASE version 2.2.0

Person: Dr. Mark E. Wiedenbeck

Name
Dr. Mark E. Wiedenbeck
Organization
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/Mark.E.Wiedenbeck Get XML

SPASE version 2.2.0

Person: Ms. Tamara J. Kovalick

Name
Ms. Tamara J. Kovalick
Organization
GSFC-Code 672
Email
Tamara.J.Kovalick@nasa.gov
Phone
+1-301-286-9422
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/Tamara.J.Kovalick Get XML
Release date
2010-08-05 17:35:47

SPASE version 2.2.0

Person: Mr. Robert M. Candey

Name
Mr. Robert M. Candey
Organization
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address
Code 672, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Email
robert.m.candey@nasa.gov
Phone
1-301-286-6707
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/Robert.M.Candey Get XML
Release date
2010-08-05 17:35:47

SPASE version 2.2.0

Person: Dr. Robert E. McGuire

Name
Dr. Robert E. McGuire
Organization
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address
Code 672, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Email
mcguire@mail630.gsfc.nasa.gov
Phone
+1 301 286 7794
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/Robert.E.McGuire Get XML
Release date
2010-08-05 17:35:47

SPASE version 2.2.0

Person: Dr. Keith W. Ogilvie

Name
Dr. Keith W. Ogilvie
Organization
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address
Code 673, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Email
keith.w.ogilvie@nasa.gov
Phone
+1 301 286 5904
Person ID
spase://SMWG/Person/Keith.W.Ogilvie Get XML
Release date
2010-08-05 17:35:46

SPASE version 1.3.0

Repository: SPDF

Repository ID
spase://SMWG/Repository/NASA/GSFC/SPDF Get XML
Name
SPDF
Description

Space Physics Data Facility

Additional information
SPDF

Space Physics Data Facility

Contact
Role Person
1. General contact Ms. Tamara J. Kovalick Get XML
2. Technical contact Mr. Robert M. Candey Get XML
3. Project scientist Dr. Robert E. McGuire Get XML
Release date
2008-08-26 21:02:30
Prior IDs
spase://vspo/repository/61
spase://SMWG/Repository/SPDF
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