Accession Number : AD0676109

Title :   ROCKET MEASUREMENTS OF ELECTRON DENSITY, ELECTRON TEMPERATURE AND THE EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD ABOVE FORT CHURCHILL,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Lootens,Harold T.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The report describes the results obtained from two Nike-Apache and two Javelin (Argo D-4) rockets launched in mixed pairs at Fort Churchill, Canada, in November 1964. These rockets were instrumented with two-frequency propagation beacons, Langmuir probes, and proton precession magnetometers. The project objectives, vehicle and payload configurations, and field operations schedule are given. Electron density and electron temperature profiles, earth magnetic field measurements, and propagation beacon frequency stability values are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*IONOSPHERE, ELECTRON DENSITY), SOUNDING ROCKETS, MAGNETOMETERS, HIGH ALTITUDE, PAYLOAD, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, MAGNETIC FIELDS, ROCKET TRAJECTORIES, ANTENNAS, FOURTH STAGE ENGINES, PROTONS, LANGMUIR PROBES, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, RADIOSONDES, TEMPERATURE, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES, RADIO BEACONS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE