ROCKET INSTRUMENTATION FOR SOLAR ECLIPSE MEASUREMENTS - 12 NOVEMBER 1966
Scientific rept. no. 2
UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY UPPER AIR RESEARCH LAB
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The report details instrumentation designed to measure the parameters in the D-region of the ionosphere during a total solar eclipse. Four Nike-Hydac rockets were fired from Cassino, Brazil, in connection with the eclipse of 12 November 1966 a test flight round was flown on 5 November, and the remaining three rockets were fired during various phases of the eclipse on 12 November. The rocket payloads were identical and were designed to measure the following parameters Positive ion composition, Positive ion density, Positive ion energy distribution, X-ray flux, Lyman-alpha radiation, Electron density, Electron temperature.
- Celestial Mechanics
- Atmospheric Physics
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods