FANDOM


Below is a list of satellites which have provided data on the Earth's magnetosphere.

Satellite Launch Date Inclination of Orbital Plane to Earth's equator Lifetime (days) Range (γ) Sensitivity Distance RE
Sputnik 3 5-15-58 65° 30 <60,000 5% <1.3
Explorer 3 March 1958
Pioneer 1 10-11-58 Earth impact 1 <1000 1% 3.7-7.0
Lunik 1 1-2-59 Solar orbit 1 <6,000 200γ 3-6
Explorer 6 8-7-59 47° 61 <20,000 3% 2-7.5
Lunik 2 9-12-59 Lunar impact 1.4° <1,500 50γ 3-6
Vanguard 3 9-18-59 33° 85 10,000-60,000 <1.8
Pioneer 5 3-11-60 Solar orbit 50° <1,000 0.05-5γ 5-9
Explorer 10 3-25-61 33° 2.2 30-5,000 1.8-7
Explorer 12 8-16-61 33° 112 ±500 10γ 4-13.5
Alouette 1 9-29-62 80° Still operating 60,000 0.3% 1.17
Explorer 14 10-3-62 33° 300 ±250 5-16.5
International Cometary Explorer August 12, 1978
Dynamics Explorer August 3, 1981
Ørsted 2-23-99 96.4798° Still operating
THEMIS
Double Star Mission
Cluster mission
IMAGE
Polar
WIND
GEOTAIL
Ion Release Module
Charge Composition Explorer

Template:Expand list

Notes Edit

1γ = 10-5 oersted = Dynamic range of instrumentation

References Edit

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.