Accession Number : ADA323403

Title :   Space Systems Environmental Interaction Studies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 91-Jul 96,

Corporate Author : AMPTEK INC BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s) : Morgan, M. A. ; Huber, Alan C. ; Sperry, David J. ; Everest, A. W. ; Moran, Scott J.

PDF Url : ADA323403

Report Date : 31 OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : A detailed summary of the five year effort for each of the three tasks funded under this contract is provided. Task #l (the Photovoltaic Array Space Power Plus Diagnostics PASP Plus experiment effort) has been completed. Hardware was provided, spacecraft integration and test, as well as, launch and on orbit support was rendered. With the APEX satellites mission now at an end, all activity on this effort has ceased. A comprehensive review of the flight hardware, GSE hardware and instrument data display software developed for the mission is provided. On Task #2, hardware and software preparation for the SPREE reflight on the shuttle (TSS-lR) was carried out and on-orbit operations were supported. A preliminary summary of the wave particle interaction findings from the returned data is presented in this report. DIDM hardware is nearing the final stage of completion. Details on the functionality of the prototype system, which has been built, is given. Under Task #3, (the Space Wave Interactions with Plasmas Experiment SWIPE), OEDIPUS-C hardware was delivered. Both payload integration and launch activities were supported. Initial findings from the first in-depth look at the flight data are presented.

Descriptors :   *GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, *SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), POWER SUPPLIES, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT, SPACE CHARGE, ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENTS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE