Spectroscopy in Space—An Introduction and Overview
Satellite-borne mass spectrometers of various types, as well as other sophisticated aerospace experiments based on spectroscopy, play an important part in the unmanned scientific satellite programs. Data from these experiments contribute to the growing fund of knowledge about phenomena in space and their mechanisms and interactions. On the assumption that the laboratory spectroscopist is largely unfamiliar with this experimentation, this chapter briefly discusses typical scientific satellites and the experiments they carry, including a short description of a state-of-the-art mass spectrometer.
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