Accession Number : AD0613698

Title :   SURVEY OF ENERGETIC RADIATION AND METEOROIDS IN INTERPLANETARY SPACE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gonzalez,V. ; Johnson,G. L. ; La Canna,R.

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 169

Abstract : The empirical characteristics of the environmental factors affecting the design, operation, calibration, testing, and on-line performance requirements of radiation sensors intended for operation in the interplanetary environment are surveyed. The environmental factors surveyed and discussed include ionizing electromagnetic radiation, corpuscular radiation of both solar and galactic origin, and meteoroids. The survey is limited to the radiations and meteoroids existing in the region outside of the earth's magnetosphere. Where possible the survey is based on observations made with space probes located beyond the magnetosphere. Where data from deep space probes are not available, the characteristics of the environmental factors have been estimated from measurements made at or near the surface of the earth. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, SPACE PROBES), (*METEORS, SPACE PROBES), (*SOLAR RADIATION, SPACE PROBES), (*COSMIC RAYS, SPACE PROBES), RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, CALIBRATION, VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, ASTROPHYSICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE