Accession Number : AD0262038

Title :   THE FLUX AND ENERGY SPECTRA OF THE PROTONS IN THE INNER VAN ALLEN BELT

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : NAUGLE,JOHN E. ; KNIFFEN,DONALD A.

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A cylindrical stack of G-5 nuclear emulsions housed in the payload section of a four-stage research rocket was flown into the northern edge of the inner Van Allen belt on September 19, 1960. The experimental design permitted, for the first time, measurements of the particle fluxes and energy spectra as functions of position along the rocket trajectory. Eight points along the trajectory have been selected for analysis. Results are presented herein for three of these points, and they are discussed in the light of various theories on the trapped radiation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, MEASUREMENT, PARTICLES, PROTONS, ROCKET TRAJECTORIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE