Accession Number : ADA261646


Title :   Data Analysis Support for the Shuttle Potential and Return Electron Experiment (SPREE) on the Tethered Satellite System 1 (TSS-1) Flight


Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 2


Corporate Author : S-CUBED LA JOLLA CA


Personal Author(s) : Mandell, M J ; Katz, I ; Davis, V A ; Jongeward, G A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261646.pdf


Report Date : 29 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : This report describes the second year of a scientific study of the interactions between the first flight of the Tethered Satellite System (TSS-1) and the ionosphere to increase understanding of the structure and current characteristics of high-voltage sheaths in the ionosphere. The investigations described here include an examination of electron collection and presheath structure by a positively biased, conducting sphere in the ionosphere moving at orbital velocity, including the effects of the earth's magnetic field and the current collection capabilities of the TSS-1 subsatellite considering the revised conductivity measurements.


Descriptors :   *IONOSPHERE , *SPACE SHUTTLES , *SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES , ALGORITHMS , PROBES , MAGNETIC FIELDS , TRAJECTORIES , STAGNATION , TETHERING , HIGH VOLTAGE , MODELS , CONDUCTIVITY , SPHERES , ELECTRONS


Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE