Accession Number : AD0425380

Title :   A STUDY OF LUNAR RESEARCH FLIGHTS, VOLUME I

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Reiffel, L.

PDF Url : AD0425380

Report Date : 19 JUN 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 190

Abstract : Nuclear detonations in the vicinity of the moon are considered in this report along with scientific information which might be obtained from such explosions. The military aspect is aided by investigation of space environment, detection of nuclear device testing, and capability of weapons in space. A study was conducted of various theories of the moon's structure and origin, and a description of the probable nature of the lunar surface is given. The areas discussed in some detail are optical lunar studies, seismic observations, lunar surface and magnetic fields, plasma and magneti3 field effects, and organic matter on the moon. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LUNAR PROBES, *MOON, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, DENSITY, TEMPERATURE, MAGNETIC FIELDS, ACCELEROMETERS, MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, COSMIC RAYS, SOLAR SAILS, SOLAR WIND, SEISMOGRAPHS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, THEORY, ELECTRONS, SEISMIC WAVES, GRAVITY, GEOPHYSICS.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE