Accession Number:

ADA053920

Title:

Low-Energy Particle Experiment.

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. 1 Apr 77-31 Mar 78,

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CALIF PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

This program is directed toward an improved understanding of the sources and the energization, transport and loss processes associated with the low-energy keV plasmas in the earths magnetosphere. A low-energy particle experiment was launched on the Air Force S3-3 satellite in July of 1976. The experiment is operating completely successfully and has made several major discoveries about previously unknown ionospheric acceleration mechanisms and the composition of the ring current. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE