Stimulation of Plasma Waves by Electron Guns on the ISEE-1 Satellite

  • Jean-Pierre Lebreton
  • Roy Torbert
  • Roger Anderson
  • Christopher Harvey
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 79)


The ISEE-1 satellite carries two electron guns for control of the satellite potential. The characteristics of these guns and their functioning in space are described in a parallel paper (Pedersen, these proceedings). Here it is sufficient to repeat that both guns were designed to inject electrons at energies up to 48 eV and with a total current up to 500 μA into the ambient plasma. Significant enhancements in the electric field wave spectrum have been observed during the gun operations (Mozer et al., 1979).


Solar Wind Plasma Wave Plasma Potential Ambient Plasma Electron Plasma Frequency 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Lebreton
    • 1
  • Roy Torbert
    • 2
  • Roger Anderson
    • 3
  • Christopher Harvey
    • 4
  1. 1.Space Science Department of ESAESTECNoordwijkThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Space Science LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyThe University of IowaUSA
  4. 4.Observatoire de ParisMeudonFrance

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