Accession Number:

AD0757908

Title:

Atmospheric Explorer Pressure Measurements: Ion Gauge and Capacitance Manometer.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jul 71-Oct 72,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Report Date:

1973-01-15

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Absolute pressure measurements are made by two instruments aboard Atmosphere Explorer a cold cathode ion gauge and a capacitance manometer. The dual sensors feature 1 coverage from 120 km to 370 km with double coverage below 200 km 2 differing and complementary sensing techniques 3 usable output in the spinning and both normal and inverted despun satellite modes 4 simple formatting to facilitate data use for real-time monitoring of spacecraft operation and 5 cross-calibration in the laboratory and in space. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE