Small Rocket Instrumentation for Measurements of Infrared Emissions - Astrobee D 30.205-3 and Astrobee D 30.205-4
UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN SPACE SCIENCE LAB
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Two Astrobee D payloads, developed and instrumented at the Space Science Laboratory, Utah State University, under contract with the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, were flown from Poker Flat, Alaska, as part of ICECAP 72 -- a continuing auroral measurements program. The first payload 30. 205-3 contained a cooled, dual-channel radiometer which measured OH emissions in the 1.4 to 1.65 micrometer and 1.85 to 2.12 micrometer bands and was flown into a quiet nighttime sky with respect to OH enhancement. The second payload 30.205-4 contained a cooled, circular variable filter spectrometer which measured the infrared radiation spectrum between 1.65 and 5.3 micrometer and was launched into a medium bright auroral display accompanied by indicated OH enhancement.
- Atmospheric Physics