Accession Number:

ADA310318

Title:

Fireball Calculations, Shot Sanford, Operation Hardtack. Phase 2, Project 15.1,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EG AND G INC WELLESLEY MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-01-29

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Sanford, an LRL event, was detonated on 26 October, 1958, at approximately 0220, PST, from a 1500-foot balloon in Area B-Fa of the Nevada Test Site. The fireball yield was 4.89 kt - 0.30 kt. Photographic coverage of fireball growth was provided by four-high-speed Eastman cameras, two each at Stations F-362 6 x 6 No. 2 and F-369 6 x 6 No. 3. In addition, Rapatronic cameras were located at each of these stations to record early fireball phenomena. All cameras functioned properly and provided records suitable for analysis. The station and burst locations are shown in Fig. 1. Figure 2 contains the survey data.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Nuclear Explosions and Devices (Non-Military)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE