Low-Energy Particle Experiment.
Annual technical rept. 1 Apr 77-31 Mar 78,
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CALIF PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB
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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
- Atmospheric Physics