Accession Number : AD0704045

Title :   SCIENTIFIC RESULTS FROM THE FLIGHT OF YANTAR AUTOMATIC IONOSPHERIC LABORATORIES. PART II,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Artsimovich,L. A. ; Grodzovskii,G. K. ; Denilov,Yu. I. ; Zakharov,V. M. ; Kravtsev,N. F.

Report Date : 30 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : To investigate the prospects of controlled flight in the upper atmosphere, 'Yantar' automatic ionospheric laboratories with gas plasma ion engines were launched by means of geophysical rockets to altitudes of 100-400 km. The complicated interaction of a gas ion jet and a neutralizer (electron emitter) with the plasma of the ionosphere is studied. The data from processing the results obtained in the experiments are given in the report.

Descriptors :   (*SPACE STATIONS, SPACE PROPULSION), (*ELECTRIC PROPULSION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), (*PLASMAS(PHYSICS), USSR), ION ENGINES, INTERACTIONS, ROCKET LABORATORIES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, REPORTS

Subject Categories : Electric and Ion Propulsion
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE