Accession Number : ADA099998


Title :   Proceedings of the Summer Equatorial Experiment Data Review Meeting, 18 March 1980,


Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA


Personal Author(s) : McDaniel,Dan R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a099998.pdf


Report Date : 01 Nov 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 323


Abstract : A rocket-borne probe experiment was conducted at Kwajalein Atoll in August 1979. The probes were launched into nighttime spread F to penetrate a 'plume' or depleted region. The probe payloads carried a pair of electron density probes, an E-field sensor, an ion mass spectrometer, and a four-frequency RF beacon. Two probes were launched: the first probe was successful even though the C-band tracking beacon failed, and in the second probe, the rf-beacon experiment was unsuccessful because the payload and rocket second stage failed to separate. These proceedings report the results of data analysis through June 1980. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ELECTRON DENSITY , *ELECTRON PROBES , *ROCKETBORNE , DEPLETION , EQUATORIAL REGIONS , IONS , SYMPOSIA , TRACKING , ELECTRIC FIELDS , MASS SPECTROMETERS , INCOHERENT SCATTERING , C BAND , KWAJALEIN ATOLL


Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
      Unmanned Spacecraft


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