Accession Number:

ADA339053

Title:

Initial Result of the Army Background Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Report Date:

1985-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE