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Ionospheric Research Using Satellites

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[Technical Report, Summary Report]

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Results are presented for total content at Nairobi since October 1964, and for Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam since June 1966. Latitude variation of total content is being studied using three spaced receiving stations on similar longitudes preliminary results are presented for the period JulyAugust 1966. Study of irregularities has been commenced using scintillations of transmissions from B.E.-B and B.E.-C and the heights of these irregularities will be determined from transmissions from B.E.-B using spaced aerials. One of us A.R.Webster has made a study of geometric errors in Faraday reduction. Other work includes the determination of ionospheric parameters by means of an Ionosonde, investigations on the shape, size and speed of irregularities, by a spaced aerial technique, and recording of the variations of the earths magnetic field. Future plans include continuation of the above work, development of automatic Faraday null reading equipment and possibly the addition of one or two other stations for the study of the latitude variation of scintillations and total content.


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  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

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