Accession Number:

ADA046884

Title:

The Magnetic Testing of the UK5 Spacecraft.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

UK5 arrived for magnetic testing with an unexpected and excessive magnetic moment. The source of the moment was identified as the counter bodies of experiments B and D. This report describes the work carried out to bring the moment within its specified limits. A great deal of unprogrammed activity was required to do so including the development of tests to confirm the eventual magnetic stability of the spacecraft. In particular, unscheduled and detailed magnetic testing was carried out at the launch site under highly adverse conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE