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Solar wind observations from BepiColombo MPO-MAG during Dec 2021

posted on 2023-03-08, 15:36 authored by Beatriz Sanchez-CanoBeatriz Sanchez-Cano, Daniel Heyner


This dataset contains unreleased data from the BepiColombo mission for the periods 2021-12-06 to 2021-12-07 and 2021-12-24 to 2021-12-26 during the cruise phase to Mercury. In particular, it contains magnetic field observations from the MPO-MAG instrument (Heyner et al. 2021).

****************IMPORTANT NOTE****************

These data have not been released yet to the Planetary Science Archive (PSA). As consequence, they may still suffer some changes due to future calibrations before they are released to the PSA.

Therefore, we strongly encourage all the users to contact the following people before using this dataset.

- Dr Beatriz Sánchez-Cano, University of Leicester, BepiColombo Guest Investigator,

- Dr Daniel Heyner, TU Braunschweig, Principal Investigator of MPO-MAG,



File description:

It contains derived data from the outbound sensor. These files have 5 columns with the following information: 

1 -Data time

2 - Total magnetic field

3 - B_r component of the Magnetic Field 

4 - B_t component of the Magnetic Field 

5 - B_n component of the Magnetic Field  



D. Heyner et al.,(2021), The BepiColombo Planetary Magnetometer MPO-MAG: What can we Learn From the Hermean Magnetic Field? Space Sci Rev, 217, 52.


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