GRAPHS OF SELECTED DATA FROM SATELLITE 1963 38C FOR 1965.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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Satellite 1963 38C was launched on September 28, 1963 into a circular, polar orbit at 1100 km altitude. Its instrumentation includes silicon surface barrier detectors, designed to measure mirroring electrons and protons, and Li-drifted cubes for omnidirectional measurement. The electron spectrometer measures integral flux for Ee or 0.28, 1.2, 2.4, and 3.6 Mev. The proton spectrometer measures protons with energies in the ranges 1.2 to 2.2, 2.2 to 8.2, 8.2 to 25, and 25 to 100 Mev. Three omnidirectional detectors measure fluxes of particles for which Ee 0.28 Mev, Ep 2.2 Mev Ee 0.41 Mev, Ep 8.5 Mev and Ee 1.8 Mev, Ep 25 Mev. At the time of the preparation of this report winter 19681969 the satellite had functioned extremely well for more than five years, and its eventual demise could not be inferred from the data quality. Author
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