Report on the Geophysical Description and Available Data Associated with Rocket PF-NH-89 (IC 507.11-2A)
ALASKA UNIV FAIRBANKS GEOPHYSICAL INST
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A Nike-Hydac rocket was launched at 091220 UT on March 10, 1975 from Poker Flat Research Rocket Range. This rocket reached an apogee altitude of 152 km with a total flight time greater than 454 seconds. The payload was successfully recovered. The rocket was launched during an intense auroral substorm -600 gamma in delta H into a westward traveling surge. The sky at Ester Dome and Ft. Yukon was clear. No meridian scanning photometer data were recorded at either Ft. Yukon or Ester Dome due to camera malfunction. However, analysis of the ground ASC data recorded at Ester Dome and Ft. Yukon can be used to assist in determining the relationship of the on-board data to the aurora.
- Atmospheric Physics