Accession Number:

ADA061324

Title:

Description of the Space Test Program P78-2 Spacecraft and Payloads.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS ORGANIZATION LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

The SAMSO Space Test Program is acquiring the P78-2 spacecraft from the Martin Marietta Company. Data from the payloads on board the P78-2 spacecraft will be used to help understand the phenomena of spacecraft charging. The payloads include particle and electromagnetic field monitors as well as contamination monitors and transient detectors. The report describes the general spacecraft charging program and how the P78-2 spacecraft contributes to the general program. An overview of the spacecraft and payloads is presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geomagnetism
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE