ACE Instrumentation Page
The ACE spacecraft consists of a two-deck irregular octagon, about 1.6 meters (65 inches) across and about 1 meter (40 inches) high. Eight of the scientific instruments which measure a variety of particle types are mounted to the main body of the satellite. Attached to the solar panels is the ninth instrument (see table below...), a pair of magnetometers.
|Cosmic Ray Isotope Spectrometer||CRIS||Caltech, Washington University, GSFC, JPL, University of Chicago|
|Electron, Proton and Alpha Monitor||EPAM||JHU/APL|
|Magnetometer||MAG||UD/Bartol Research Institute, GSFC|
|Solar Energetic Particle Ionic Charge Analyzer||SEPICA||University of New Hampshire, Max Planck Institute|
|Solar Wind Electon, Proton, and Alpha Monitor||SWEPAM||Los Alamos Laboratory|
|Solar Wind Ionic Charge Spectrometer||SWICS||University of Maryland, University of Bern|
|Solar Wind Ion Mass Spectrometer||SWIMS||University of Maryland, University of Bern|
|Ultra Low Energy Isotope Spectrometer||ULEIS||JHU/APL, University of Maryland|
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