Initial Result of the Army Background Experiment
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM
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The Army Background Experiment was commissioned in April 1987 to measure the space neutron background near the Earth. It was launched aboard the LACE spacecraft in February 1990 and has operated flawlessly since turn on. All overview of the experiment and initial results from space are presented. Preliminary analysis indicates that all experimental objectives should be achieved within the nominal 30-month lifetime of LACE.
- Nuclear Instrumentation
- Unmanned Spacecraft