Accession Number : AD0604366

Title :   MEASUREMENTS OF RADIO NOISE AT 0.700 MC AND 2,200 MC FROM A HIGH-ALTITUDE ROCKET PROBE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : HARVARD COLL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Huguenin,G. R. ; Lilley,A. E. ; McDonough,W. H. ; Papagiannis,M. D.

Report Date : JUL 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Radio noise observations at frequencies of 0.700 Mc and 2,200 Mc were made at altitudes between 3,000 and 11,000 km from a Blue Scout Jr. high-altitude rocket probe on 30 July 1963. Assuming a galactic origin of the observed fluxes at both frequencies, the averaged sky brightnesses were determined. The observed brightness at 2,200 Mc is in reasonable agreement with the results of other observers. The apparent brightness at 0.700 Mc is, however, greater than was expected from previous observations. An alternative source of the 0.700 Mc flux in the terrestrial exosphere, as well as characteristics of several noise bursts observed during the flight, is briefly discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIO ASTRONOMY, RADIO INTERFERENCE), (*EXTRATERRESTRIAL RADIO WAVES, INTENSITY), (*RADIO INTERFERENCE, MEASUREMENT), SPACE PROBES, ROCKETS, HIGH ALTITUDE, MEDIUM FREQUENCY, RADIOMETERS, ANTENNAS, SKY BRIGHTNESS, SOURCES, IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE