Arcas Rocket Instrumentation Development for Mesospheric Measurements
UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN SPACE SCIENCE LAB
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The report describes the development and use of three payloads for studying prescribed mesospheric parameters using small, meteorological-type rockets as the probing vehicles. These payloads utilized new techniques to measure atomic oxygen, Lyman-alpha radiation, 1.27-micron radiation from O2singlet Deltag, and nitric oxide within the mesospheric region. The program served as an extremely significant step in the development and evaluation of the new instruments and techniques. Each instruments measurements philosophy, design and result is presented.
- Atmospheric Physics