Il Nuovo Cimento C

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 101–121 | Cite as

The RETE experiment for the TSS-1 mission

  • M. Dobrowolny
  • E. Melchioni
  • U. Guidoni
  • L. Iess
  • M. Maggi
  • R. Orfei
  • Y. de Conchy
  • C. C. Harvey
  • R. M. Manning
  • F. Wouters
  • J. -P. Lebereton
  • S. Ekholm
  • A. Butler
Article

Summary

This paper describes the RETE (Research on Electrodynamic Tether Effects) experiment mounted on board the TSS (Tethered-Satellite System) satellite which was deployed on a cable from the space Shuttle Atlantis during the TSS mission flown in August 1992. The experiment layout and its modes of operation are described in detail. To give an idea of RETE capabilities and actual performance during the mission, samples of measurements are also presented.

PACS 94.20

Physics of the ionosphere 

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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Dobrowolny
    • 1
  • E. Melchioni
    • 1
  • U. Guidoni
    • 1
  • L. Iess
    • 1
  • M. Maggi
    • 1
  • R. Orfei
    • 1
  • Y. de Conchy
    • 2
  • C. C. Harvey
    • 2
  • R. M. Manning
    • 2
  • F. Wouters
    • 2
  • J. -P. Lebereton
    • 3
  • S. Ekholm
    • 3
  • A. Butler
    • 3
  1. 1.IFSI-CNRFrascatiItalia
  2. 2.Observatoire de Paris-MeudonMeudonFrance
  3. 3.Space Science DepartmentESA-ESTECNoordwijkThe Netherlands

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