Pulsed electron beam emission in space

Torsten Neubert, J.G. Hawkins, G.D. Reeves, P.M. Banks, R.I. Bush, P.R. Williamson, D.A. Gurnett, W.j. Riatt

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During the Spacelab-2 mission of July 1985, electron beams (1 keV, 50-150 mA) pulsed at ELF and VLF frequencies were emitted from the Space Shuttle Orbiter. The wave fields generated by the beam were monitored by a Plasma Diagnostics Package which was released as a free-flying subsatellite during a six hour period. Measurements of the Orbiter potential and the return current during beam emissions were obtained from a Charge and Current Probe mounted in the payload bay.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Geomagnetism and Geoelectricity
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1221-1233
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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