Accession Number:

ADA091333

Title:

Anomalous Satellite Drag and the Green-Line Corona

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Satellite drag data for Skylab from Headquarters Aerospace Defense Command are compared with solar lamda 5303 Angstrom Fe XIV coronal scans from Sacramento Peak Observatory. During a short period in late 1977 and early 1978 there appears to be a distinct anti-correlation of anomalous drag with coronal intensity inferred at the center of the solar disk approximately two days earlier. The relation appeared at a time of a stable intensity pattern near the solar equator and evidently disappeared as the stable intensity pattern disappeared.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE