Accession Number:

ADA031313

Title:

An Electrostatic Analyzer for an Air Force Satellite Payload. Evaluation of In-Flight Operation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 72-Jul 76,

Corporate Author:

PANAMETRICS INC WALTHAM MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

A satellite-borne electron spectrum analyzer has been developed, fabricated and flown on the S3-2 satellite. The instrument is a parallel plate electrostatic analyzer, and makes a 32-point spectrum analysis of electrons between 0.08 to 17 keV. The electron ESA was launched in late 1975, and was still operating properly in July 1976. Much electron data from the north and south auroral zones and polar regions has been returned. The ESA appears to be capable of operating properly for some years, assuming normal operation of the other satellite components. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE