geocentric solar magnetospheric coordinates (GSM)


ECSS-E-ST-10-04C Rev.1


elements of a right-handed Cartesian coordinate system (X,Y,Z) with the origin at the centre of the Earth


  • NOTE X points towards the Sun Z is perpendicular to X, lying in the plane containing the X and geomagnetic dipole axes Y points perpendicular to X and Z and points approximately towards dusk magnetic local time (MLT).
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