Prognoz satellites magnetometer observation database
This page presents data of the magnetic field measurements in the outer magnetosphere and in the solar wind made by Prognoz and Interball-Tail satellites.
Magnetic field measurements on the Prognoz satellites were carried out by IZMIRAN's Space Magnetic Research Laboratory (SMRL) in 1977-1984. Satellites had the orbits with apogees ranging from 200000 to 800000 km. (3 - 125 Re). Prognoz-6 provides important solar wind observations during ISEE-1/2 first orbits on the day side magnetopause, at a time when ISEE-3 had not yet been launched. Prognoz-7 and -9 provide observations at a later stage of the ISEE mission. It is important also to note that Prognoz-7 was launched into a high latitude orbit, and provides extensive observations of the rarely explored cusp and mantle.
The following time intervals are covered by Prognoz :
Magnetic field measurements on the Interball- Tail satellites are carried out by IZMIRAN and Space Research Institute RAS (SRI) since 1995. Satellite has the orbits with apogee 200000 (30 Re) and perigee 500 km. and provides measurements in the solar wind and in the different regions of the magnetosphere at the same time with Geotail, Polar and Interbal-A working in the magnetosphere and Wind, ACE in the solar wind.
Interball-T was launched 03/08/1995 and was in orbit till 16/10/ 2000.
Vega-1 and Vega-2 spacecrafts have been launched 15 and 21 December 1984 and conducted Interplanetary Magnetic Field measurements till May 1986.
Interball Magnetic experiment and data processing were done by IZMIRAN and SRI in cooperation.
For questions or comments about magnetic data please contact: Dr. Valery G. Petrov
firstname.lastname@example.org, (095) 334-09-21
Troitsk, Moscow region,