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Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The sun pulse data set is a record of times that the Lunar Prospector sun sensor detects the Sun. These sun pulse times are derived from ground processing of the sun sensor data, earth-moon limb sensor data, and the spacecraft ephemeris. This data set is part of the Lunar Prospector Level 0 data archive. The sun pulse times are used in determining the spacecraft spin rate and orientation as a function of time. Because the Lunar Prospector spacecraft is sometimes in eclipse with the Sun, the sun pulse data set is generated on the ground to include both actual sun pulse times based on the sun sensor measurements and estimated sun pulse times based on the history of spin rate change during all prior eclipses.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: us-pd

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Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Identifier urn:nasa:pds:context_pds3:data_set:data_set.lp-l-eng-6-sunpulse-v1.0_k33n-3v9h
Data First Published 2021-05-21
Data Last Modified 2023-01-26
Category Earth Science
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 026:00
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Harvest Object Id 8f19ae21-bc76-4599-a232-d03281bef069
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
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Program Code 026:005
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Source Hash 64e8fe9cf9fd0df2b4940327d16976a8b1ac330807b1a66053056ba537bcd3a3
Source Schema Version 1.1

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