Accession Number:

AD0733141

Title:

Black Brant Rocket AAF-VB-32 Launched at Churchill Research Range 3 March 1971

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) SPACE RESEARCH FACILITIES BRANCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The report deals with the engineering aspects of preparing the payload and launching Black Brant rocket AAF-VB-32 at Churchill Research Range on 3 March 1971. The payload included ten experiments to measure energetic particles, auroral emissions, electron temperature and energy distribution, rotational temperatures and number densities of atomic oxygen, molecular oxygen, nitrogen and helium, ambient temperatures, electric fields and magnetic field variations, plasma characteristics, and the detection of relative speed and direction of impacting hypervelocity micrometeoroids. The vehicle performed as predicted, and good data were obtained. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE