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New Horizons SDC Pluto Cruise Calibrated Data v2.0


Abstract: This data set contains Calibrated data taken by the New Horizons Student Dust Counter instrument during the pluto cruise mission phase. This is VERSION 2.0 of this data set. SDC collected science data intermittently during the hibernation years following the Jupiter encounter, designated as the PLUTOCRUISE phase. There were also Annual Checkouts (ACOs), STIM calibrations, Noise calibrations, and an anomaly in November, 2007. SDC's main science data collection periods were during hibernation. During ACOs, science data are taken intermittently but the user must be careful in analyzing these data since there is usually more activity on the spacecraft during hibernation. STIM and Noise refer to scheduled calibrations and are done with a regular cadence of one per year after the Jupiter encounter; they occurred sporadically in the early years of the mission. Note that some SDC data files have the same stop and start time and a zero exposure time. The reason for this is that the start and stop time for SDC data files are the event times for the first and last events in the files, so for files that contain a single event, these two values are the same. The changes in Version 2.0 were re-running of the ancillary data in the data product, updated geometry from newer SPICE kernels, minor editing of the documentation, catalogs, etc., and resolution of liens from the December, 2014 review, plus those from the May, 2016 review of the Pluto Encounter data sets. New observations added with this version (V2.0) include ongoing cruise observations from August, 2014 through January, 2015.

NH-X-SDC-3-PLUTOCRUISE-V2.0 Intro Doc Browse Download (53.3 MB)

Citation to use when referencing this data set: "Horanyi, M., NEW HORIZONS Calibrated SDC PLUTO CRUISE V2.0, NH-X-SDC-3-PLUTOCRUISE-V2.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 2017."

Older versions of this data set:

NH-X-SDC-3-PLUTOCRUISE-V1.0 Browse Download (57.9 MB)

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