Accession Number:

AD0262395

Title:

AN EXPERIMENTAL PAYLOAD TO INVESTIGATE THE SOLAR WIND-GEOMAGNETIC FIELD INTERFACE

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AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

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Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The preliminary design is given for an experiment to measure certain properties of the region of interaction between the solar wind and the earths magnetic field. The instrumentation described will measure magnetic fields and lowenergy proton spectra in a manner such that veryACCURATE DIRECTIONAL AND TIME CORRELATIONS CAN BE MADE THE SAMPLING RATE WILL BE HIGH ENOUGH TO STUDY THE TRANSIENT PHENOMENA WHICH MAY BE CHARACTERISTIC OF THIS REGION. The experiment is to be flown on Blue Scout Junior probe vehicles to altitudes of 50,000 to 100,000 miles during FY62. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE