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Apollo 15 and 16 Subsatellites

Sample lunar map.

UCLA provided fluxgate magnetometers for the Apollo 15 and 16 subsatellites that were placed in near-equitorial orbits at close to 100 km altitude above the lunar surface on August 4, 1971 and April 24, 1972. The Apollo 15 subsatellite returned magnetic field measurements for over 6 months and the Apollo 16 subsatellite provided measurements for 34 days until it crashed into the lunar surface.

The Fine Scale Lunar Magnetic Field
C.T. Russell et al.

Lunar Orbital Data Maps:
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Last updated: October 15, 2008