Data Files are available here.

The AMPTE mission, launched in 1984, consisted of three spacecraft, designed to study the sources, transport, and acceleration of energetic magnetospheric ions. The mission also studied the interaction between clouds of cool, dense, artificially-injected plasma, and the hot, magnetized, rapidly-flowing natural plasmas of the magnetosphere and solar wind. All three spacecraft orbited in the equatorial plane. The apogee of UKS and IRM is 18.8Re and the apogee of CCE is 8.8Re. The Space Science Group at UNH is involved with the Ion Release Module (IRM) with Germany.

Information on this mission includes:

Currently magnetic field and plasma moment data for the first 100 days of the mission are available from the AMPTE/CCE Science Data Center, which also includes orbit information and other general information about the AMPTE mission.

Collaborating Institutions:

 [AMPTE-IRM launch photo] Click on the launch image to see a larger image.

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