Accession Number : AD0689739

Title :   SOLAR X-RAY EMISSION DURING THE FLIGHT OF APOLLO 8 (DECEMBER 21, 1968-DECEMBER 27, 1968).

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Horan,D. M. ; McClinton,A. T. , Jr. ; Kreplin,R. W.

Report Date : 13 JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Records of solar x-ray emission during the Apollo 8 manned lunar-orbiting mission show only one significant x-ray event. Comparison of this event with other large flares shows that it is completely overshadowed by two huge flares which occurred in July 1968. Events as large as those of July 1968 must be considered possible during the next year or two. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS), (*SOLAR FLARES, X RAYS), SOLAR DISTURBANCES, SPACE FLIGHT, BACKGROUND, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, SOLAR RADIATION, DETECTORS, DOSAGE

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE