Accession Number:

ADA248943

Title:

Data Analysis Support for the Shuttle Potential and Return Electron Experiment (SPREE) on the Tethered Satellite System 1 (TSS-1) Flight

Descriptive Note:

Scientific rept. no. 1

Corporate Author:

S-CUBED LA JOLLA CA

Report Date:

1991-06-24

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

This study describes the interactions between the first flight of the Tethered Satellite System TSS-1 and the ionosphere to increase understanding of the structure and current characteristics of high-voltage sheaths in the ionosphere. The investigations described here include a determination of the tether current and voltages, an evaluation of the shuttle orbiter ion collection, the ion current detected by the SPREE instrumentation, and the effect of the subsatellite thrusters on the surrounding neutral densities.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE