CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - IMP-8 -
Full Name International Monitoring Platform 8 Status Cancelled
Mission Agencies NASA Launch Date 26 Oct 1973
Mission Links EOL Date 07 Oct 2006
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
Orbit Type Highly elliptical Orbit Period
Orbit Sense Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications The eight satellites of the Interplanetary Monitoring Platform, or IMP, series were designed to study the boundary between Earth’s magnetic environment and interplanetary space, along with the radiation – both from the sun and from outside the solar system – that passes between the two. The IMP satellites provided measurements of solar wind and cosmic ray parameters, including everything from energetic particle flux to magnetic field measurements to plasma parameters. The consistent IMP observations were the baseline for tracking the solar cycle, deep-space studies, and understanding Earth’s magnetic environment.
Mission Measurements
Mission Instruments
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 8 )
Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP-8) Charged Particle Measurement Experiment (CPME) Data
Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP-8) Electrostatic Energy-Charge Analyzer (EECA) Data
Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP-8) Energetic Particle Experiment (EPE) Data
Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP-8) Goddard Medium Energy (GME) Experiment Data
Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP-8) Low-Energy Proton and Electron Differential Energy Analyz ...
Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP-8) Magnetometer Experiment Data
Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP-8) Solar Plasma Electrostatic Analyzer Data
Space Physics, Solar Physics and Astronomy Data from Space Physics Data System

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