The RETE experiment for the TSS-1 mission
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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 94.20Physics of the ionosphere
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