The Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) Instrument Aboard New Horizons

  title={The Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) Instrument Aboard New Horizons},
  author={D. McComas and F. Allegrini and F. Bagenal and P. Casey and P. Delamere and D. Demkee and G. Dunn and H. Elliott and J. Hanley and K. Johnson and J. Langle and G. Miller and S. Pope and M. Reno and B. Rodriguez and N. Schwadron and P. Valek and S. Weidner},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • D. McComas, F. Allegrini, +15 authors S. Weidner
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
  • Abstract The Solar Wind Around Pluto (SWAP) instrument on New Horizons will measure the interaction between the solar wind and ions created by atmospheric loss from Pluto. These measurements provide a characterization of the total loss rate and allow us to examine the complex plasma interactions at Pluto for the first time. Constrained to fit within minimal resources, SWAP is optimized to make plasma-ion measurements at all rotation angles as the New Horizons spacecraft scans to image Pluto and… CONTINUE READING
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