Scientific instruments of Sakigake

Three exmeriments were mounted on Sakigake, in which IMF data are archived at DARTS as of 2017 April.
  • Solar-wind ion detector (SOW)
  • The sensor is a modulation Faraday cup with four grids. Flow direction, bulk velocity, density and temperature of the solar wind can be measured.

  • Plasma-wave probe (PWP)
  • PWP consists of two measurements of both electric as well as magnetic fileds by using dipole antenna and search coil respectively.

  • Interplanetary magnetic field measurement (IMF)
  • Three axis ring-core type fluxgate magnetometer.

Last Modified: 15 May 2017