Accession Number : ADA112873

Title :   Solar Observations from the P78-1 Satellite.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA SPACE SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Landecker,Peter B ; McKenzie,David L

PDF Url : ADA112873

Report Date : 15 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Five experiments on the p78-1 satellite have been recording solar data from February 1979 to the present time (August 1981). The SOLEX X-ray spectrometer/spectroheliograph experiment is a pair of collimated Bragg crystal X-ray spectrometers (3-25 angstroms). The MONEX monitor X-ray experiment uses two uncollimated X-ray proportional counters (0.05 through 12 angstroms). The SOLFLEX solar flare X-ray experiment uses four uncollimated Bragg crystal X-ray spectrometers near 1.9, 3.0, 3.2 and 8.4 angstroms. The MAGMAP magnesium mapping experiment uses two filtered proportional counters which view the sun through the SOLEX 60 arc sec collimator (8-12 angstroms). SOLWIND is a white light coronagraph viewing from 2.5 to 10 solar radii.

Descriptors :   *Solar satellites, X ray spectroscopy, Spectroheliographs, Solar activity, Solar corona, Solar flares, White light, Solar wind

Subject Categories : Astrophysics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE