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Instrument: SSM : Special Sensor Magnetometer
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Associated Platforms
DMSP 5D-3/F15
DMSP 5D-2/F14
DMSP 5D-2/F13
DMSP 5D-2/F12
DMSP 5D-2/F7

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[Source: National Space Science Data Center, ]

The primary purpose of the magnetometer experiment was to obtain the components of magnetic field transverse to the main geomagnetic field at high latitudes which are associated with auroral field-aligned currents. The instrument consisted of (1) a triaxial fluxgate magnetometer with a fixed Z-axis sensor and adjustable X- and Y-axis sensors and (2) a signal processor to provide data at a 15-nT resolution over the range of 0 to 60,000 nT.

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Instrument Owner: Department of Defense-Department of the Air Force (United States)

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