Black Brant 18.219-1 Instrumentation for ICECAP 74A,
UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN ELECTRO-DYNAMICS LAB
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On February 25, 1974 at 0738 GMT, Black Brant 18.219-1 was launched from Poker Flat Research Range, Alaska to measure auroral parameters. This was the second time this payload had been flown. It was first flown from Poker Flat in March 1973 as Black Brant 18.205-1. It was subsequently recovered and refurbished for use in the ICECAP 74 auroral measurements program. Successful simultaneous mesaurements were made of near infrared emissions 1.6 - 5.4 micrometers, selected visible and ultraviolet emissions, auroral electron fluxes, ion and neutral composition, and ionospheric electron and ion densities and temperatures. The Black Brant 18.219-1 payload was successfully recovered and will be refurbished and flown as part of the ICECAP 75 auroral measurements program.
- Atmospheric Physics