A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name AUX, Auxiliary, MAARBLE and ECLAT support data
Mission Cluster
URL https://csa.esac.esa.int/csa-web/#search
DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-81icv7k
Abstract A large number of auxiliary datasets are available from each Cluster spacecraft, together with support datasets generated through the EU FP7 projects ECLAT and MAARBLE.
Description Please find below a list of key auxiliary datasets for Cluster 1 (similar for all other Cluster spacecraft)

Dataset IDDataset content
C1_CT_AUX_ORBIT_SPANOrbit time span information
C1_CP_AUX_POSGSE_1MDefinitive Position and Velocity
C1_JP_AUX_PMPPredicted Magnetic Position
C1_JP_AUX_PSE PredictedScientific Events
C1_CP_AUX_SPIN_TIMESpin timing
C1_CP_AUX_SPIN_AXISSpin Axis Orientation
C1_CT_AUX_TMMODETelemetry Mode
C1_CT_AUX_TIME_CHKTelemetry Packet Timing Events

Auxiliary datasets for Cluster-1 provided by the ESA European Space Operations Centre (similar for all other Cluster spacecraft)

Dataset IDDataset content
C1_CP_AUX_ESOC_ORB_ELEMENTSSpacecraft Orbital Elements
C1_CT_AUX_ESOC_ECLIPSEEclipse Intervals - Visibility of the Sun
C1_CT_AUX_ESOC_THRUSTERManeuvre Intervals
C1_CQ_AUX_ESOC_SCIENCE_RETURNScience Return Percentage
C1_CP_AUX_ESOC_SAPSolar Array Performance
C1_CQ_AUX_ESOC_EVENT_EXPExperiment Power Sharing
C1_CQ_AUX_ESOC_EVENT_CTU_RTUSpacecraft CTU/RTU switch-over
C1_CT_AUX_ESOC_GSU_LOGGround Station Utilization Log
C1_CT_AUX_ESOC_BATTERY_CONDBattery Conditioning History
C1_CP_AUX_ESOC_MEP IPD/EPDPower and MEP Temperature
Temporal Coverage 2001-02-01 - current
Mission Description Cluster is the first constellation of four scientific spacecraft to study the Earth-Sun connection in three dimensions. Cluster offers unique opportunities to investigate physical processes in near-Earth space. Those processes are essential to study and understand the effects of the Sun on the vast Earth’s environment that is a highly varying system both in time and space. The four Cluster spacecraft in a polar orbit are unique in their ability to obtain a three-dimensional picture of medium and large-scale plasma structures. The varying Cluster spacecraft formation from 3 km to a few tens of thousands kilometres along the orbit enables multi-point local measurements of different regions at different scales that cannot be done with any other space mission.

Escoubet, C.P., et al., The Cluster mission, Ann. Geophys., 19, 1197, 2001; https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-19-1197-2001
Escoubet, C.P, et al., Cluster - Science and Mission Overview, Space Sci. Rev., 79, 11-32, 1997; https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1004923124586
Creator Contact Cluster Operations team at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)
Hungarian Cluster Data Centre
Cluster Joint Science Operations Centre (JSOC) at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Didcot, UK
Cluster Active Archive team at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), caateam@cosmos.esa.int
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines When publishing any works related to this experiment, please cite the experiment DOI found herein and the Cluster mission DOI (where appropriate).