Accession Number : AD0464886


Title :   THE CHURCHILL RESEARCH RANGE. A HISTORY OF ITS ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT BY THE AIR FORCE


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Phillips, Robert F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/464886.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : The Churchill Research Range (CRR) at Fort Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, while small in both size and resources, is certainly the most unique among those units that make up the Office of Aerospace Research. For example, it is located in the coldest place in North America; it is the only range in the world where rockets are fired from buildings; and it is the only U. S. range that boasts polar bears that nose around the launch area and the base camp much as do stray dogs in a typical urban area. It is different, too, in that OAR personnel merely administer the range, while Pan American World Airways, on a contract basis, actually performs the various operations. The range is maintained not only for OAR's use, but for other users such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U. S. Navy and Canadian research agencies.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , *MILITARY FACILITIES , IONOSPHERE , HISTORY , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , AURORAE , GUIDED MISSILE RANGES , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , SOUNDING ROCKETS , METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS , COSMIC RAYS , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE