Electron collection by a charged satellite in the ionospheric plasma

Dobrowolny, M. and Vannaroni, G. and De Venuto, F. (1999) Electron collection by a charged satellite in the ionospheric plasma. Il nuovo cimento C, 22 C (2). pp. 207-218. ISSN 1826-9885

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The space charge region surrounding a highly charged, electron collecting, spacecraft moving in the ionospheric plasma, can be divided into an inner zone (close to the spacecraft), where electron collection is isotropic with respect to the magnetic-field direction, and an outer zone where the electrons are mainly collected along magnetic field lines. In this paper we outline a theory to obtain the current voltage characteristic of such a positive satellite. It is shown that the theoretical results compare very favorably with the experimental data obtained by the TSS-1R mission.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physics of the ionosphere
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica > 538 Magnetismo > 538.7 Geomagnetismo e fenomeni connessi > 538.76 Magnetosfera, ionosfera, aurore
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 14:19
Last Modified: 28 May 2018 14:19
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/13235

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