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The Planet-A Halley encounters

Nature volume 321, pages 294297 (15 May 1986) | Download Citation

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Two spacecraft, Sakigake and Suisei, were launched in the Japanese Halley mission, the Planet-A project. Both spacecraft accomplished their task successfully. The plasma-wave probe aboard Sakigake, and the ultraviolet imager and the charged particle analyser aboard Suisei, carried out in situ measurements of the cometary environment. This article provides an overview of the project and the results obtained.

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  1. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tokai University, 1117, Kita-kaname, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture 259-12, Japan

    • K. Hirao
  2. Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, 6-1, Komba 4-chome, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153, Japan

    • T. Itoh

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