Accession Number:

ADA634676

Title:

A Space Dust Experiment (SPADUS) for Measurement of the Distribution of Man-made and Natural Dust in the Near-earth Space for Flight on the P91-1 Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite (ARGOS)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

CHICAGO UNIV IL ENRICO FERMI INST

Report Date:

1997-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOAL. The long-term goals are 1. To develop instrumentation to measure for the first time individual dust particle velocities, trajectories, and spatial distributions with sufficient accuracy to identify their parent bodies from the orbital characteristics of the dust in near-Earth space 2. To accurately measure particle mass distributions and dust fluxes, with immunity to possible intense backgrounds from radiation belts andor intense magnetic fields 3. To develop, design and implement strategies for large-area sensors and sensor arrays to maximize data collection under conditions of low particle flux for future investigations of debris dust and of natural dust streams and 4. To develop instrumentation providing very high time resolution 15 ms charged particle electrons, protons, heavier nuclei energy distribution measurements within radiation belts.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE