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Term: ATS-XYZCoordinateSystem

The ATS XYZ system is the coordinate system in which the ATS magnetometer data are originally obtained. The Z-axis is parallel to the Earth's rotation axis. Thus, it is parallel to the Z-axis of the geographic, and GEI systems. However, the Y-axis is chosen perpendicular to the Earth-Sun line towards dusk. The X-axis completes a right handed orthogonal set. Thus the X-Y plane is the Earth's rotational equator with X in the noon meridian.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan