The Sakigake and Suisei Encounters with Comet Halley

  1. Thomas J. Birmingham and
  2. Alexander J. Dessler
  1. T. Itoh1 and
  2. K. Hirao2

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP027p0045

Comet Encounters

Comet Encounters

How to Cite

Itoh, T. and Hirao, K. (1988) The Sakigake and Suisei Encounters with Comet Halley, in Comet Encounters (eds T. J. Birmingham and A. J. Dessler), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/SP027p0045

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Meguro-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

  2. 2

    Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875902395

Online ISBN: 9781118668757



  • Cometary plasma;
  • Comet Halley;
  • Ion tail;
  • Plasma wave probe (PWP);
  • Solar wind;
  • Ultraviolet imager (UVI)


Included in this issue are several papers that discuss results obtained from the two Japanese spacecraft missions to comet Halley. This introductory article summarizes the highlights of the research.