The International Sun Earth Explorer Mission - ISEE-2.

  1. C.T. Russell and
  2. David J. Southwood
  1. Vittorio Formisano

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP020p0027

The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis

The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis

How to Cite

Formisano, V. (1982) The International Sun Earth Explorer Mission - ISEE-2., in The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis (eds C.T. Russell and D. J. Southwood), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/SP020p0027

Author Information

  1. Space Science Department of ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875902289

Online ISBN: 9781118664940

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Keywords:

  • Earth's magnetic equatorial plane;
  • Electron density;
  • Electrostatic shock;
  • International Sun Earth Explore (ISEE) mission;
  • Plasma wave;
  • Solar wind and magnetospheric plasma;
  • Spacecraft mission;
  • Three dimensional energetic electron and proton fluxes

Summary

The ISEE-2 satellite is the European part of the ISEE Mission. It follows closely the ISEE-1 orbit and can actively control the distance to ISEE-1 depending on the preferred separation strategy. Due to the highly eccentric orbit ISEE-2 has been able to study the solar wind, the bow shock, the magnetopause and many magnetospheric phenomena. Here for the interested scientist the mission characteristics, the payload and the data availability are described. From its launch in October 1977 the spacecraft has worked well, and most experiments are still producing good quality data.