Accession Number:

AD0678397

Title:

THE SPACE ARROW,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1967-12-22

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

One of the missions of the Soviet scientific research program is the study of the properties of the terrestrial atmosphere by implementation of the Kosmos series artificial earth satellites AES. These studies are directly related both to the problem of employing AES vehicles for weather forecasting and problems of a more general geophysical significance. Satellites are being used to obtain TV images of cloud systems and actinometric data with respect to the earths field of radiation. The launching of Kosmos 149 resulted in considerable information being obtained on the thermal regime of the earths atmosphere and clouds, quantitative cloud cover characteristics tied in with TV pictures, and angular and spectral characteristics of our planets brilliance as seen from space. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE