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OSO-7 Orbiting Solar Observatory programThe seventh Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO-7) in the continuing series designed to gather solar and celestial data that cannot be obtained from the earth's surface is described. OSO-7 was launched September 29, 1971. It has been highly successful in returning scientific data giving new and important information about solar flare development, coronal temperature variations, streamer dynamics of plasma flow, and solar nuclear processes. OSO-7 is expected to have sufficient lifetime to permit data comparisons with the Skylab A mission during 1973. The OSO-7 is a second generation observatory. It is about twice as large and heavy as its predecessors, giving it considerably greater capability for scientific measurements. This report reviews mission objectives, flight history, and scientific experiments; describes the observatory; briefly compares OSO-7 with the first six OSO's; and summarizes the performance of OSO-7.
Document ID
19730012152
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
December 31, 1972
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-130157
F72-01
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-9300
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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