The Wind Spacecraft

WIND
Understanding Interplanetary Dynamics

Wind was launched on November 1, 1994 and is the first of two NASA spacecraft in the Global Geospace Science initiative and part of the ISTP Project.

The science objectives of the WIND mission are:

  • Provide complete plasma, energetic particle, and magnetic field input for magnetospheric and ionospheric studies.
  • Determine the magnetospheric output to interplanetary space in the up-stream region.
  • Investigate basic plasma processes occurring in the near-Earth solar wind.
  • Provide baseline ecliptic plane observations to be used in heliospheric latitudes from ULYSSES.

 

 

 

 

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Project Scientist
Dr. Adam Szabo
(301) 286-5726

 

Deputy Project Scientist
Dr. Michael R Collier
(301) 286-5256

 


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