Accession Number:

ADA170542

Title:

Ionization Phenomena About the Space Shuttle.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jul 85-15 Jan 86,

Corporate Author:

PHYSICAL SCIENCES INC ANDOVER MA

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The available information on observations of neutral and ionic species and plasma properties around Space Shuttle has been reviewed. Possible Shuttle environment electronion generation mechanisms have been evaluated. In particular, ion observations have been successfully interpreted within the framework of a kinetic analysis which incorporates Shuttle cloudambient interactions, flow, and electromagnetic effects.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE