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Title: Plasma Experiment for Planetary Exploration (PEPE)
Authors: Bolton, S. J.
Young, D. T.
Burch, J. L.
Eaker, N.
Nordholt, J. E.
Funsten, H. O.
McComas, D. J.
Issue Date: 1996
Abstract: The Plasma Experiment for Planetary Environments (PEPE) is one of the new instrument technologies being demonstrated with the New Millennium Deep Space One mission. PEPE will serve three purposes: (1) the characterization of the environment induced by the Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) system while validating the feasibility of flying high performance plasma instrumentation on future SEP missions, (2) to carry out state-of-the-art plasma measurements in support of the scientific investigation of an asteroid and comet flyby, and (3) to validate several new plasma sensor technologies needed for future space physics and planetary missions. Details of the PEPE design are presented as well as an overview of both the technology and scientifically driven measurement objectives. The potential future applications of PEPE technology are also discussed.
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