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ID: 28843.0, MPI für Kernphysik / Interplanetary Dust Physics
Observation of interplanetary and interstellar dust particles by Mars Dust Counter (MDC) on board NOZOMI FUTURE
Authors:Sasaki, S.; Igenbergs, E.; Ohashi, H.; Munzenmayer, R.; Naumann, W.; Hofschuster, G.; Born, M.; Farber, G.; Fischer, F.; Fujiwara, A.; Glasmachers, A.; Grün, E.; Hamabe, Y.; Iglseder, H.; Kawamura, T.; Miyamoto, H.; Morishige, K.; Mukai, T.; Naoi, T.; Nogami, K.; Schwehm, G.; Svedhem, H.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2002
Title of Journal:Advances in Space Research
Start Page:1145
End Page:1153
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The Mars Dust Counter (MDC) is an impact-ionization dust detector on board the Japanese Mars mission NOZOMI, which was launched on 1998-07-04. It is an improved type of MDC-HITEN and MDC-BREMSAT and has three detection channels (electron, iron, and neutral) to discriminate noise signals from impact signals. The main aim of the MDC is to measure dust particles around Mars and reveal the distribution of the predicted Martian ring or torus of dust from Phobos and Deimos. On 1998-07-13, the MDC detected the first impact signal. On 1998-11-18, NOZOMI encountered the Leonids meteoroid stream. The MDC detected two dust impacts, but directional analysis showed that those particles probably did not belong to the Leonids. The NOZOMI orbital plan was changed; Mars insertion was postponed to be on 2004-01-01. By the end of 1999, MDC had detected more than 40 particles, including at least three - maybe five - particles of interstellar origin. Between 1999 and 2003, MDC-NOZOMI can thus continuously measure interplanetary dust. (C) 2002 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group K. Mauersberger/Interplantary Dust Research (E. Grün)
External Affiliations:Univ Tokyo, Dept Earth & Planetary Sci, Tokyo 1130033, Japan; Tech Univ Munich, D-85748 Garching, Germany; Tokyo Univ Fishery, Dept Ocean Sci, Minato Ku, Tokyo 1080075, Japan; Tech Univ Munich, Lehrstuhl Prozessrechner, D-80333 Munich, Germany; Inst Space & Astronaut Sci, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 2298510, Japan; Wilkhahn, D-31848 Bad Munder, Germany; Dokkyo Univ, Sch Med, Mibu, Tochigi 3120207, Japan; Kobe Univ, Dept Earth & Planetary Sci, Kobe, Hyogo 6570013, Japan; ESA, ESTEC, Space Sci Dept, NL-2200 AG Noordwijk, Netherlands
Identifiers:ISI:000176837500002 [ID No:1]
ISSN:0273-1177 [ID No:2]
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