Accession Number : ADP002105

Title :   STS-3/OSS-1 Plasma Diagnostics Package (PDP) Measurements of Orbiter-Generated V X B Potentials and Electrostatic Noise,

Corporate Author : IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Shawhan,S. D. ; Murphy,G. B.

Report Date : 25 JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The Plasma Diagnostics Package (PDP) was flown as part of OSS-1 pallet on the Space Shuttle fight STS-3 in March 1982. During this eight-day mission, the PDP was operated in its pallet position and on the Remote Manipulator System. PDP measurements included dc electric and magnetic fields, ac magnetic fields to 100 kHz; ac electric fields to 800 MHz and at S-band, energetic ions and electrons from 2.5 eV to 50 KeV; total electron flux; the ion mass spectrum, energy distribution, and streaming direction; the electron density and temperature, and the neutral pressure.

Descriptors :   *Plasma diagnostics, *Space charge, *Space shuttles, Measurement, Electric fields, Magnetic fields, Thermal properties, Electron flux, Electron density

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE