Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence, and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun - P1
1st unit of the constellation of 2 satellites observing the Magnetosphere from lunar orbits.
Main mission: Space weather, magnetosphere processes.
Positioned at the LL1 and LL2 Lunar Lagrange libration points, LL1 between the Earth and the Moon, LL2 opposite to the Earth; elliptical orbits around the Moon with perigee 100 km and apogee 19,000 km.
Mass at launch
Data access link
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Data access information
Data are available from the Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL), Berkeley University.
Details on Status
The two satellites were with the THEMIS cluster until 20 July 2009. then were moved to lunar orbits. The orbital re-configuration took about two years.
15 Jul 2011
Associated satellite programme and related satellites
Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational ,
blue tag : future
All known Instruments flying on
FGM Fluxgate Magnetometer
ESA Electrostatic Analyzer
SST Solid State Telescope
SCM Search Coil Magnetometer
EFI Electric Field Instrument
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