The Magnetometer Instrument on MESSENGER

  title={The Magnetometer Instrument on MESSENGER},
  author={B. Anderson and M. Acuna and D. Lohr and J. Scheifele and A. Raval and H. Korth and J. Slavin},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • B. Anderson, M. Acuna, +4 authors J. Slavin
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
  • Abstract The Magnetometer (MAG) on the MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) mission is a low-noise, tri-axial, fluxgate instrument with its sensor mounted on a 3.6-m-long boom. The boom was deployed on March 8, 2005. The primary MAG science objectives are to determine the structure of Mercury’s intrinsic magnetic field and infer its origin. Mariner 10 observations indicate a planetary moment in the range 170 to 350 nT RM3 (where RM is Mercury’s mean radius… CONTINUE READING
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