Magnetic cleanliness program under control of electromagnetic compatibility for the SELENE (Kaguya) spacecraft

Masaki Matsushima, Hideo Tsunakawa, Yu Ichi Iijima, Satoru Nakazawa, Ayako Matsuoka, Shingo Ikegami, Tomoaki Ishikawa, Hidetoshi Shibuya, Hisayoshi Shimizu, Futoshi Takahashi

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To achieve the scientific objectives related to the lunar magnetic field measurements in a polar orbit at an altitude of 100 km, strict electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements were applied to all components and subsystems of the SELENE (Kaguya) spacecraft. The magnetic cleanliness program was defined as one of the EMC control procedures, and magnetic tests were carried out for most of the engineering and flight models. The EMC performance of all components was systematically controlled and examined through a series of EMC tests. As a result, the Kaguya spacecraft was made to be very clean, magnetically. Hence reliable scientific data related to the magnetic field around the Moon were obtained by the LMAG (Lunar MAGnetometer) and the PACE (Plasma energy Angle and Composition Experiment) onboard the Kaguya spacecraft. These data have been available for lunar science use since November 2009.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-264
Number of pages12
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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