solar wind

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.

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