Frances Bagenal

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Frances Bagenal
Born November 4, 1954
Dorchester, Dorset, England
Fields Planetary Science
Institutions NASA
Alma mater Lancaster University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Known for Work on NASA planetary exploration missions as a plasma scientist

Frances Bagenal is a Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and a researcher in the fields of space plasmas and planetary magnetospheres.


Bagenal has worked on a number of planetary science missions including the Voyager Plasma Science (PLS) experiment, Galileo, Deep Space 1, New Horizons mission to Pluto, and the Juno mission to Jupiter.[1] Usually in her work on different missions, she is a member of the science team as a plasma scientist.[2] Dr. Bagenal chairs NASA's Outer Planet Assessment Group that provides input from the scientific community on exploration of the outer solar system.[3] Her career research endeavors have earned 4412 citations and she has an h-index of 38.[4]

Selected publications

  • Bagenal, Fran; Dowling, Timothy E.; McKinnon, William B. (2007). Jupiter: The Planet, Satellites and Magnetosphere. Cambridge University Press. p. 732. ISBN 978-0-5218-1808-7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Bagenal, Fran; Keiling, Andreas; Donovan, Eric; Karlsson, Tomas (2012). Auroral Phenomenology and Magnetospheric Processes: Earth and Other Planets. American Geophysical Union. p. 443. ISBN 978-0-8759-0487-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  1. Frances Bagenal’s Curriculum Vitae
  2. Fran Bagenal's NASA profile
  3. Fran Bagenal’s Bio on Café Sci
  4. "Fran Bagenal". Google Scholar profiles. Retrieved 2014-02-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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