Accession Number : ADA256675


Title :   Spectral Analysis of the Shuttle Glow. SPAS II/IBSS Mission - AIS hardware


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 1986-Sep 1991


Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON LUNAR AND PLANETARY LAB


Personal Author(s) : Broadfoot, A L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256675.pdf


Report Date : 23 Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : The experimental program was directed toward understanding the Shuttle Glow phenomenon, shuttle/spacecraft contamination and associated problems. The Arizona Imager/Spectrograph experiment (AIS) was flown as part of the IBSS/SPAS 2 Mission. Several IBSS experiments were supported by the AIS. Much important data was gathered and is being analyzed at this time. The results from the successful mission will be used as the basis for further work on these important subjects. A second experiment using the same approach is being prepared as an attached shuttle experiment. The Shuttle Glow Experiment (GLO) has been manifested on STS-53 as the next step in our study of the shuttle/spacecraft interaction with the earth's atmosphere.


Descriptors :   *INFRARED SIGNATURES , *SPACE SHUTTLES , *GLOW DISCHARGES , *AIRGLOW , *SPECTRAL EMITTANCE , INFRARED DETECTION , FABRY PEROT INTERFEROMETERS , SIGNATURES , VISIBLE SPECTRA , INFRARED DETECTORS , SPACE FLIGHT , INFRARED SPECTRA , INFRARED SPECTROMETERS , MANNED SPACECRAFT , EARTH ATMOSPHERE , INTERFEROMETERS , ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA , CHARGE COUPLED DEVICES , ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROMETERS


Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE