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American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase II: Space Science and Geophysics.
Oral history interviews. Space Science: International Sun-Earth Explorer (ISEE), 1992-1994.
Interviews were conducted with members of the project's collaboration using a structured question set covering all stages of in the collaborative research process: the formation of the collaboration and its personnel; the organizational structure; the formation of the experiment teams; the drafting of the proposal; funding for U.S. groups by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; use of subcontractors; development of software for data collection and analysis; the collaboration's decision-making style; role of the Project Manager, Project Scientist, Program Manager, Program Scientist, and graduates students; impact of internationalism; patterns of communications; records creation, use, distribution, and retention; also, comments on the interviewee's home institution and trends in graduate education in space science. Interviews (listed by institutional member of the collaboration and by name of individual) were conducted with: ESA: Derrick Eaton, Arnie Pederson; Goddard Space Flight Center: Jerry Madden, Keith Oglivie; Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory: Samuel Bame; Max-Planck-Institut für Physik und Astrophysik, Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Federal Republic of Germany: Dietrich Hovestadt, Goetz Paschmann; Observatoire de Paris, France: Christopher Harvey; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Donald Williams; University of Iowa: Lou Frank. Other institutions in the collaboration include: California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; CNRS; ESTEC; Imperial College; Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Max Planck Institut fur Aeronomie; NASA; Royal Institute of Technoloogy (Sweden); Stanford University; Sterrekundig Institute (Netherlands); TRW; Universitat Kiel; University of Bern; University of Chicago; University of Maryland; University of Washington,
ISEE, launched in 1977, was a three-satellite project with two of the satellites built by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the third by the European Space Agency (ESA). ISEE-1 and ISEE-2, the ESA satellite, carried overlapping instrument packages and shared a highly elliptical orbit. Together they were to resolve space-time ambiguities intrinsic to one-satellite examinations of the magnetosphere and its boundaries. The third satellite was placed in a halo orbit roughly one million miles from the earth in order to study the solar wind before it reached the other two spacecraft. The third satellite was redeployed to a cometary encounter while the two spacecraft orbiting within the magnetosphere continued to take data. The AIP Study focused on ISEE-1 and ISEE-2.
California Institute of Technology.
European Space Agency.
Goddard Space Flight Center.
Imperial College of Science and Technology.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Universität Kiel.
Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie.
Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik.
Observatoire de Paris.
Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Stanford University.
TRW Inc.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Los Angeles.
Universität Bern.
University of Chicago.
University of Iowa.
University of Maryland, College Park.
University of Washington.
Space sciences.
Space sciences -- International cooperation.
Satellites.
Magnetosphere.
Group work in research.
International Sun-Earth Explorer.
Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory.
Sterrekundig Institute (Netherlands)
Frank, Louis A.
Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)
Bame, Samuel.
Eaton, Derrick.
Harvey, Christopher.
Hovestadt, Dietrich.
Madden, Jerry.
Ogilvie, Keith.
Paschmann, Goetz.
Pederson, A.
Williams, Donald.
AIP-ICOS
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