Accession Number : ADA305539

Title :   Lightning Launch Commit Criteria.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Koons, H. C. ; Walterscheid, R. L.

PDF Url : ADA305539

Report Date : 01 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The Airborne Field Mill Project was jointly undertaken by the USAF and NASA during the winters of 1990, 1991, and 1992, and the summer of 1991 in order to gather in situ airborne field mill (ABFM) data to revise the USAF and NASA lightning Launch Commit Criteria (LCC) for manned and unmanned space launches. The Marshall Space Flight Center recommended changes to the lightning LCC based on their analysis of the ABFM data obtained under the Airborne Field Mill Project. A committee known as the Peer Review Committee (PRC) was formed 'To draft and finalize a subset of the Natural and Triggered Lightning Launch Commit Criteria' based on ABFM Program data.' This report documents the LCC recommended by the PRC in March 1994 and presented to the Chief Engineers Council of the USAF Space Materiel Command for their concurrence in August 1994.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *LIGHTNING, *LAUNCH VEHICLES, WEATHER FORECASTING, LAUNCHING, MANNED SPACECRAFT, UNMANNED SPACECRAFT.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE