Accession Number:

AD0606862

Title:

SPACE VEHICLE ENVIRONMENT,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Report Date:

1959-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the report is to estimate and discuss various physical space attributes of the natural environment in the solar system. In particular the discussion will be concerned with a cursory survey of the characteristics of solar radiations, the effects of solar and other thermal radiations on vehicle temperature, the characteristics of the earths magnetic fields and other magnetic fields in space, the earths exosphere and the solar corona, cosmic rays, and meteoroids. Estimates of the probability of space vehicle skin penetration by meteoroids are also presented. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE