Accession Number : AD0748992

Title :   The SOLRAD 10 Satellite, Explorer 44, 1971-058A.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Horan,Donald M. ; Kreplin,Robert W.

Report Date : 12 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The Naval Research Laboratory's SOLRAD 10 satellite, also known as Explorer 44 or 1971-058A, was launched on July 8, 1971. The satellite is equipped with sensors to measure solar x-ray and ultraviolet radiation in the following bands: 15 to 150 keV, 0.1 to 1.6 A, 0.5 to 3 A, 1 to 5 A, 1 to 8 A, 16 A, 1 to 20 A, 44 to 60 A, 170 to 700 A, 1080 to 1350 A, 1225 to 1350 A, and 1450 to 1600 A. It also carries an experiment designed to search for radiation in the 0.5 to 15 A band from nonsolar sources. The satellite is equipped with a data storage system which can accept data from almost all solar experiments with a 1-minute or a 3-minute resolution. The satellite continuously transmits data in real-time at 137.710 MHz. The experiment complement aboard SOLRAD 10 is described in detail, and the information needed to convert the telemetered data to solar flux values is provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS), (*RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, SOLAR RADIATION), EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, CALIBRATION, X RAY SPECTROSCOPY, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Nuclear Instrumentation
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE