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Impact parameters between several objects

This interface provides access to daily resolution "impact parameters" for pairs of IMP 8, ISEE-3 and Earth. These are the distances by which a plasma element moving radially away from the sun with a speed of 390 km/s, observed at an upstream spacecraft would miss intercepting a downstream spacecraft (or Earth), allowing for the 30 km/s motion of the Earth and its nearby spacecraft about the sun. Dij, the impact parameter for the i-j pair of bodies, is given by SQRT {[Yi-Yj + (Xi-Xj)/13]**2 + (Zi-Zj)**2}. For a schematic figure and further description click HERE.

Time span 1978-08-16 - 1984-01-31

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