Accession Number:

ADA066150

Title:

Low-Energy Particle Experiment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

This was a program directed toward an improved understanding of the sources and energization, transport and loss processes associated with the low-energy keV plasmas in the earths magnetosphere, particularly as they relate to ionospheric perturbations and ionospheric-magnetospheric coupling. This program conducted a low-energy particle experiment on the S3-3 spacecraft. The experiment is still operating successfully and has made several major discoveries about previously unknown ionospheric acceleration mechanisms and the composition of the ring current.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE