A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

URL ftp://npsa01.esac.esa.int/pub/mirror/INTERNATIONAL-ROSETTA-MISSION/RPCIES/RO-C-RPCIES-3-EXT3-V2.0
DOI 10.5270/esa-on1k5kl
Abstract This dataset contains CALIBRATED DATA of the Rosetta RPCIES instrument taken during the extended mission 3 phase (EXT3). The target of this phase was comet 67P/CHURYUMOV-GERASIMENKO 1 (1969 R1). Included are the data taken between 01 Jul 2016 and 30 Sep 2016. This version of the data has been reprocessed to remove an error introduced in the previous version.
Description Data Set Overview = The following describes the nature of instrument operation during the various periods for which IES data are available in this submission. In all cases the data are calibrated differential electron and ion energy flux as function of energy, azimuth (direction in the instrument symmetry plane) and ^ation (angle above or below the symmetry plane). During this phase Rosetta traversed distances between approximately 0 (at impact) to 26 km to the comet, performing terminator and other trajectories. IES observed solar wind ions and electrons as well as the low energy (~20 eV) ions attracted to the S/C when it was at a negative potential. Very few other cometary ions were observed. Nor could cometary electrons be distinguished from solar wind electrons. IES operated continuously during this period. Processing All Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC) data packets are transmitted together during downlinks with Rosetta. RPC data are retrieved from the Data Distribution System (DDS) at European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) to a central RPC data server at Imperial College London. Data for IES is copied from the RPC central data server by IESGS at Southwest Research Institute. The pipeline processing software is the IES Ground System (IESGS). IESGS extracts IES CCSDS packets from the RPC collective data files stored on the RPC central data server at Imperial College. These packets are used to build ion and electron data products. The data products are grouped by date and written out to PDS compliant archive data files. One data file is created for each day. IESGS also generates the labels for the archive data files. IES science products, archive and label files, and limited spectrograms are available to team scientists on the IESGS website. For information on how the calibrated data files are created from edited data files, please see DOCUMENT\FLUX_CALCULATION\ FLUX_CALCULATION.PDF. Coo...
Instrument RPCIES
Temporal Coverage 2016-07-01T00:02:57Z/2016-09-30T10:34:28Z
Version V2.0
Mission Description TABLE OF CONTENTS ---------------------------------- = ROSETTA Mission Overview = ROSETTA Mission Objectives - Science Objectives = Mission Profile = Mission Phases Overview - Mission Phase Schedule - Solar Conjunctions/Oppositions - Payload Checkouts = Mission Phases Description - Launch phase (LEOP) - Commissioning phase - Cruise phase 1 - Earth swing-by 1 - Cruise phase 2 (and Deep Impact) - Mars swing-by - Cruise phase 3 - Earth swing-by 2 - Cruise phase 4 (splitted in 4-1 and 4-2) - Steins flyby - Earth swing-by 3 - Cruise phase 5 - Lutetia flyby - Rendez-Vous Manoeuver 1 - Cruise phase 6 - Rendez-Vous Manoeuver 2 - Near comet drift (NCD) phase - Approach phase - Lander delivery and relay phase - Escort phase - Near perihelion phase - Extended mission = Orbiter Experiments - ALICE - CONSERT - COSIMA - GIADA - MIDAS - MIRO - OSIRIS - ROSINA - RPC - RSI - VIRTIS - SREM = LANDER (PHILAE) - Science Objectives - Lander Experiments = Ground Segment - Rosetta Ground Segment - Rosetta Science Operations Center - Rosetta Mission Operations Center - Rosetta Lander Ground Segment - Lander Control Center - Science Operations and Navigation Center - Rosetta Scientific Data Archive = Acronyms ROSETTA Mission Overview = The ROSETTA mission is an interplanetary mission whose main objectives are the rendezvous and in-situ measurements of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, scheduled for 2014/2015. The spacecraft carries a Rosetta Lander, named Philae, to the nucleus and deploys it onto its surface. A brief description of the mission and its objectives can be found in [GLASSMEIERETAL2007A]. A detailed description of the mission analysis can be found in the ROSETTA User Manual [RO-DSS-MA-1001], and the flight Operations Plan [RO-ESC-PL-5000]. On its long way to the comet nucleus after a Launch by Ariane 5 P1+ in March 2004, the ROSETTA spacecraft orbited the Sun ...
Creator Contact BRAD TRANTHAM
Date Published 2017-03-20T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-03-20T00:00:00Z, RO-C-RPCIES-3-EXT3, V2.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-on1k5kl