Accession Number:

AD0733260

Title:

Black Brant Rocket AMF-II-115 Launched at Churchill Research Range 19 March 1971. Operations Requirement Number 7015

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:

28.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE