analyser of space plasma and energetic atoms

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An artificial-satellite imager with four sensors to detect interplanetary plasma and electromagnetic fields. ASPERA-3 was launched on the European Space Agency's Mars Express on 2 June 2003 to study the interaction between the solar wind and the Martian atmosphere, determining how strongly interplanetary plasma and the electromagnetic field affect the atmosphere.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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