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Plasma-F: Three and a half month in orbit

Dr. G.N. Zastenker, leading researcher, IKI RAS

More than three months have passed since 'Plasma-F' payload aboard Russian astrophysical satellite SPECTR-R was switched on.

Among various phenomena, having occurred during this period (August 08 – November 05), of particular interest was extremely sharp disturbance of solar wind which reached the Earth on September 9, 2011 and was registered by BMSW plasma spectrometer.

Interplanetary shock detected by BMSW on September 9, 2011

Interplanetary shock on September 9,  2011 was observed by Spektr-R as well as by SOHO, Wind and ACE spacecraft.

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