Black Brant Rocket AMF-II-115 Launched at Churchill Research Range 19 March 1971. Operations Requirement Number 7015
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) SPACE RESEARCH FACILITIES BRANCH
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The report deals with the engineering aspects of preparing the payload and launching Black Brant rocket AMF-II-115 at 2124 CST, 19 March 1971, at Churchill Research Range into a distinct and sustained auroral event. This vehicle carried a recoverable payload which had previously been flown in Black Brant AMF-II-117 on 18 February 1969 SRFB 027 dated July 1969 refers. Experiments included auroral spectrum photometry, thin film tests, vacuum ultraviolet photometer and ionization density measurements. Three packages were re-flown, while the thin film test replaced one other experiment. AMF-II-115 performed as scheduled, including soft landing of the payload with good experimental data being obtained, except for the spectrograph which was only partially successful.
- Atmospheric Physics