Accession Number : ADP002127

Title :   Questions That Need to Be Answered,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Cohen,H. A.

Report Date : 25 JAN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : In the proceedings of the 1980 Spacecraft Charging Conference, Parks and Katz used space-charge-limited flow theory to show that large vehicles in a low polar orbit could charge to high potentials due to auroral energetic electrons. The implications of high potentials on spacecraft are serious. From the author's experience with studying the charging and discharging of spacecraft he has prepared a series of questions about large potentials on spacecraft in low polar orbit.

Descriptors :   *Space charge, *Potential theory, Spacecraft, Low orbit trajectories, Aurorae

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE