STUDY OF THE CHEMISTRY OF THE EARTH'S UPPER ATMOSPHERE.
Final rept. for 1 Jun 64-31 May 65,
CONTROL EQUIPMENT CORP NEEDHAM HEIGHTS MASS
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A summary is given of work involving the study of the chemistry of the upper atmosphere and the kinetics of atmospheric gases. The work included design, construction, test and installation of instrumentation in rocket and satellite payloads and in laboratory devices the performance of field and laboratory studies and the evaluation of experiment results. The work was divided into three separate programs as follows 1 Studies of the density, pressure, and temperature of the earths upper atmosphere 2 Studies of the composition of the earths upper atmosphere 3 Studies of the reaction rates of neutral and ionized species.