The Plasma and Suprathermal Ion Composition (PLASTIC) Investigation on the STEREO Observatories (English)

In: Space Science Reviews   ;  136 ,  1  ;  437-486  ;  2008

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Abstract The Plasma and Suprathermal Ion Composition (PLASTIC) investigation provides the in situ solar wind and low energy heliospheric ion measurements for the NASA Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory Mission, which consists of two spacecraft (STEREO-A, STEREO-B). PLASTIC-A and PLASTIC-B are identical. Each PLASTIC is a time-of-flight/energy mass spectrometer designed to determine the elemental composition, ionic charge states, and bulk flow parameters of major solar wind ions in the mass range from hydrogen to iron. PLASTIC has nearly complete angular coverage in the ecliptic plane and an energy range from ∼0.3 to 80 keV/e, from which the distribution functions of suprathermal ions, including those ions created in pick-up and local shock acceleration processes, are also provided.

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Foreword
Russell, C. T. | 2008
5
The STEREO Mission: An Introduction
Kaiser, M. L. / Kucera, T. A. / Davila, J. M. / Cyr, O. C. / Guhathakurta, M. / Christian, E. | 2007
17
The STEREO Observatory
Driesman, Andrew / Hynes, Shane / Cancro, George | 2007
45
STEREO Space Weather and the Space Weather Beacon
Biesecker, D. A. / Webb, D. F. / Cyr, O. C. | 2007
67
Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation (SECCHI)
Howard, R. A. / Moses, J. D. / Vourlidas, A. / Newmark, J. S. / Socker, D. G. / Plunkett, S. P. / Korendyke, C. M. / Cook, J. W. / Hurley, A. / Davila, J. M. et al. | 2008
117
STEREO IMPACT Investigation Goals, Measurements, and Data Products Overview
Luhmann, J. G. / Curtis, D. W. / Schroeder, P. / McCauley, J. / Lin, R. P. / Larson, D. E. / Bale, S. D. / Sauvaud, J.-A. / Aoustin, C. / Mewaldt, R. A. et al. | 2007
185
The STEREO IMPACT Boom
Ullrich, Robert / McCauley, Jeremy / Turin, Paul / McKee, Ken / Donokowski, Bill | 2008
203
The STEREO/IMPACT Magnetic Field Experiment
Acuña, M. H. / Curtis, D. / Scheifele, J. L. / Russell, C. T. / Schroeder, P. / Szabo, A. / Luhmann, J. G. | 2007
227
The IMPACT Solar Wind Electron Analyzer (SWEA)
Sauvaud, J.-A. / Larson, D. / Aoustin, C. / Curtis, D. / Médale, J.-L. / Fedorov, A. / Rouzaud, J. / Luhmann, J. / Moreau, T. / Schröder, P. et al. | 2007
241
The STEREO IMPACT Suprathermal Electron (STE) Instrument
Lin, R. P. / Curtis, D. W. / Larson, D. E. / Luhmann, J. G. / McBride, S. E. / Maier, M. R. / Moreau, T. / Tindall, C. S. / Turin, P. / Wang, Linghua | 2008
257
The Suprathermal Ion Telescope (SIT) For the IMPACT/SEP Investigation
Mason, G. M. / Korth, A. / Walpole, P. H. / Desai, M. I. / Von Rosenvinge, T. T. / Shuman, S. A. | 2007
285
The Low-Energy Telescope (LET) and SEP Central Electronics for the STEREO Mission
Mewaldt, R. A. / Cohen, C. M. S. / Cook, W. R. / Cummings, A. C. / Davis, A. J. / Geier, S. / Kecman, B. / Klemic, J. / Labrador, A. W. / Leske, R. A. et al. | 2007
363
The Solar Electron and Proton Telescope for the STEREO Mission
Müller-Mellin, R. / Böttcher, S. / Falenski, J. / Rode, E. / Duvet, L. / Sanderson, T. / Butler, B. / Johlander, B. / Smit, H. | 2007
391
The High Energy Telescope for STEREO
Rosenvinge, T. T. / Reames, D. V. / Baker, R. / Hawk, J. / Nolan, J. T. / Ryan, L. / Shuman, S. / Wortman, K. A. / Mewaldt, R. A. / Cummings, A. C. et al. | 2008
437
The Plasma and Suprathermal Ion Composition (PLASTIC) Investigation on the STEREO Observatories
Galvin, A. B. / Kistler, L. M. / Popecki, M. A. / Farrugia, C. J. / Simunac, K. D. C. / Ellis, L. / Möbius, E. / Lee, M. A. / Boehm, M. / Carroll, J. et al. | 2008
487
S/WAVES: The Radio and Plasma Wave Investigation on the STEREO Mission
Bougeret, J. L. / Goetz, K. / Kaiser, M. L. / Bale, S. D. / Kellogg, P. J. / Maksimovic, M. / Monge, N. / Monson, S. J. / Astier, P. L. / Davy, S. et al. | 2008
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The Electric Antennas for the STEREO/WAVES Experiment
Bale, S. D. / Ullrich, R. / Goetz, K. / Alster, N. / Cecconi, B. / Dekkali, M. / Lingner, N. R. / Macher, W. / Manning, R. E. / McCauley, J. et al. | 2007
549
STEREO/Waves Goniopolarimetry
Cecconi, B. / Bonnin, X. / Hoang, S. / Maksimovic, M. / Bale, S. D. / Bougeret, J.-L. / Goetz, K. / Lecacheux, A. / Reiner, M. J. / Rucker, H. O. et al. | 2007
565
Theoretical modeling for the stereo mission
Aschwanden, Markus J. / Burlaga, L. F. / Kaiser, M. L. / Ng, C. K. / Reames, D. V. / Reiner, M. J. / Gombosi, T. I. / Lugaz, N. / Manchester, W. IV / Roussev, I. I. et al. | 2006
605
STEREO Ground Segment, Science Operations, and Data Archive
Eichstedt, J. / Thompson, W. T. / Cyr, O. C. | 2007
627
The Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) Education and Outreach (E/PO) Program
Peticolas, L. M. / Craig, N. / Kucera, T. / Michels, D. J. / Gerulskis, J. / MacDowall, R. J. / Beisser, K. / Chrissotimos, C. / Luhmann, J. G. / Galvin, A. B. et al. | 2007