Accession Number : AD0757081

Title :   Scientific Exploration with an Out-of-Ecliptic Spacecraft,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF INST FOR PLASMA RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Wilcox,John M.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The scientific objectives for an out-of-ecliptic spacecraft mission are reviewed. Much has been learned that was new and unexpected by observing the equatorial regions of the solar wind. It may be anticipated that equally surprising and new understanding will result from an out-of-ecliptic mission. Possible areas of research which will benefit from such a mission include: solar wind, solar magnetic field, solar corona, galactic cosmic rays. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE PROBES, MISSION PROFILES), (*SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), (*SUN, SPACE PROBES), SOLAR FLARES, SUNSPOTS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, SOLAR WIND, COSMIC RAYS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE