Wind

The Wind spacecraft carries a Faraday Cup plasma detector built at MIT. The spacecraft was launched in 1994 and is now in a halo orbit about the L1 Lagrange point 200 Earth radii in front of the Earth. The instrument provides plasma densities, speeds, and temperatures for protons and alpha particles.

Group members:  Alan Lazarus, John Richardson, Leslie Finck

Image: Faraday Cup plasma detector built at MIT