The Mission of Mariner II: Preliminary Observations Profile of Events

@article{1962TheMO,
  title={The Mission of Mariner II: Preliminary Observations Profile of Events},
  author={},
  journal={Science},
  year={1962},
  volume={138},
  pages={1095 - 1095}
}
  • Published 7 December 1962
  • Physics
  • Science
A preliminary summary of the data received from the Mariner II solar plasma experiment for the period 29 August through 31 October 1962 is presented. During this period there was always a measurable flow of plasma from the direction of the sun. The velocity of this ion motion was generally in the range 400 to 700 km/sec. Time variations, plasma density, and ion temperatures are also discussed. The Mariner II solar plasma experiment is made with a single electrostatic spectrometer which always…