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What does AMPTE stand for?

AMPTE stands for Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Explorer

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In 1984 and 1985, an unusual family of satellites called the Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Explorers (AMPTE) produced a series of "artificial comets" by releasing barium and lithium atoms into Earth's magnetic field, so that the atoms would be ionized by the sun's ultraviolet light and behave like the tails of natural comets.
Meanwhile, though the project called the Active Magnetospheric Particle Tracer Explorers (AMPTE) has finished its comet-making, its two surviving satellites will continue their studies in space.