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Vega 1 Dust Impact Plasma Detector Acoustic Sensor Observations of Comet Halley


Abstract: The SP-2 experiment on Vega spacecraft was intended for studying the spatial and mass distributions of dust particles in the cometary coma over the mass range 1.e-16 to 1.e-6 g. Covering such a broad mass range was made possible by using sensors of two types, namely, impact plasma and acoustic.

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Citation to use when referencing this data set: "Balebanov V.M., Skuridin G.A., Vorontsova E.V., Bassolo V.S. and A. V. Dyachkov, VEGA1 DUST PARTICLE IMPACT DETECTOR DATA V1.0, VEGA1-C-SP2-2-RDR-HALLEY-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 1997."

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