Accession Number:

AD0263071

Title:

INTERACTION OF A CHARGED SATELLITE WITH THE IONOSPHERE

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The problem of the ion density distributions around a charged satellite has been treated by a numerical method which does not require linearization of the equations or restriction to infinitesimal objects. However, magnetic field effects were not considered, and a number of other simplifying assumptions were required. Some sample calculations for spherical satellites are presented, illustrating the general character of the satellite wake. Calculations of the so-called charge drag were also made, yielding results qualitatively similar to those previously obtained by Jastrow and Pearse J. Geophys. Res. 623413-423, 1957. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE