Accession Number:

ADA261646

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. 2

Corporate Author:

S-CUBED LA JOLLA CA

Report Date:

1992-06-29

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

This report describes the second year of a scientific study of 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 an examination of electron collection and presheath structure by a positively biased, conducting sphere in the ionosphere moving at orbital velocity, including the effects of the earths magnetic field and the current collection capabilities of the TSS-1 subsatellite considering the revised conductivity measurements.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE