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List of satellites which have provided data on Earth's magnetosphere

Below is a List of satellites which have provided data on the magnetosphere.

List of Satellites and Probes That Have Provided Data on the Geomagnetic Field
Satellite Launch Date Inclination of Orbital Plane to Earth's equator Lifetime (days) Range (γ) Sensitivity Distance RE
Sputnik 3 5-15-58 65° 30 <60,000 5% <1.3
Pioneer 1 10-11-58 Earth impact 1 <1000 1% 3.7-7.0
Lunik 1 1-2-59 Solar orbit 1 <6,000 200γ 3-6
Explorer 6 8-7-59 47° 61 <20,000 3% 2-7.5
Lunik 2 9-12-59 Lunar impact 1.4° <1,500 50γ 3-6
Vanguard 3 9-18-59 33° 85 10,000-60,000 <1.8
Pioneer 5 3-11-60 Solar orbit 50° <1,000 0.05-5γ 5-9
Explorer 10 3-25-61 33° 2.2 30-5,000 1.8-7
Explorer 12 8-16-61 33° 112 ±500 10γ 4-13.5
Alouette 1 9-29-62 80° Still operating 60,000 0.3% 1.17
Explorer 14 10-3-62 33° 300 ±250 5-16.5
Ørsted 2-23-99 96.4798° Still operating

Notes

1γ = 10-5 oersted = Dynamic range of instrumentation

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