Accession Number : AD0779675

Title :   Rocket Instrumentation for Auroral Zone Absorption Measurements -- Black Brant 17.110-1 and Black Brant 17.110-2,

Corporate Author : UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN SPACE SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Howlett,Carl ; LeBaron,Gary K. ; Bell,Ronald J.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : Two Black Brant rockets were flown from the Churchill Research Range, Manitoba, Canada, to study an auroral zone absorption (AZA) event. The first payload (Black Brant 17.110-2) was launched 24 September 1972 into an AZA event producing 1.5 db of absorption on a 30-MHz polar riometer. The second payload was launched the next day into quiet conditions. Each payload contained instrumentation to measure ionizing sources, the resulting ionization, and minor constituents. Both payloads were developed and instrumented at Space Science Laboratory at Utah State University under contract with Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sounding rockets, *Instrumentation, *Atmospheric sounding, Aurorae, Polar cap absorption, Payload

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE