Accession Number:

ADA256686

Title:

Spectral Analysis of the Shuttle Glow. AIS Science Support

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1988-Nov 1991

Corporate Author:

ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON LUNAR AND PLANETARY LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-23

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The science support effort for the Arizona ImagerSpectrograph AIS included several aspects of shuttle and spacecraft interactions research. Software development, flight planning and analysis of related ground-based observations of the shuttle interaction were included. The AIS flight planning task continued from delivery of the experiment to the SPAS 2 at Messerschmitt- Bolkow-Blohm in Germany in May 1989 until flight of the experiment on STS-39 in AprilMay of 1991. Since the AIS was to provide supporting data for all of the experiments on the IBSSSPAS 2 mission, special experiment sequences were developed for each of the six experiments. With various options, this amounted to about thirty templates or individual experiments. The AIS data were reviewed carefully to identify periods in which good data were received on the identified experiments. About 45 data sets were identified and work was begun on preparing them for analysis. A second scientific data set, which was a companion to the AIS, came from the AMOS observational program. The commonality between the data from the two observations of thruster firings by the shuttle over AMOS and the AIS flight experiments joined these two scientific analysis programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE