Accession Number:

AD0259639

Title:

BLUE SCOUT EXPERIMENTS FOR VELA HOTEL

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AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A series of experimental space flights will be made during 1961 using versions of the Air Force TS 609A or Blue Scout vehicle. The Air Force Special Weapons Center, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Sandia Corporation are collaborating in the experiments to be formed on 5 of these flights. Each of these flights will obtain data relating to the space environment at altitudes varying from about 100 km to as high as 100,000 km. All of the measurements are of various characteristics of the ionizing radiation present in space. The experiments support the Air Force research program in the phenomenology of high altitude nuclear explosions. Several of the experiments, particularly those using the Blue Scout Junior rocket, are designed to support Vela Hotel which is the research program to determine the necessary characteristics of a satellite-borne system for the detection of high altitude nuclear explosions. The planned experiments and their relationship to the Vela Hotel effort are briefly described. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE