Systematization and preliminary processing of data from the experiment Variant onboard the Sich-1M satellite

1Kryuchkov, EI, 1Lizunov, GV, 1Usenko, PO, 2Glemba, VI
1Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2L’viv Centre of the Space Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, L’viv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2007, 13 ;(4):018-024
Publication Language: Ukrainian
The measurement channels of the VARIANT scientific payload onboard the Sich-1M satellite are described. The channels allow one to detect three components of electric field, three components of dc magnetic field and two components of alternative magnetic field and of spatial current density in the ionosphere. During the flight test phase of the Sich-1M satellite (the first half of 2005), about 230 MB of the VARIANT experiment information was obtained and telemetered to ground-based stations. The paper gives some results of systematization and preliminary processing of these data and of their verification using calibration operation mode.
Keywords: detection, measurement channels, systematization
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