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Scientific instrumentation of the Radio-Astronomy-Explorer-2 satelliteThe RAE-2 spacecraft has been collecting radio astronomical measurements in the 25 kHz to 13 MHz frequency range from lunar orbit since June, 1973. A summary is given of the technical aspects of the program including the calibration, instrumentation and operation of the RAE-2 experiments. Performance of the experiments over the first 18 months of the flight is summarized and illustrated. Among the unique features of the RAE-2 is the capability to observe repeated lunar occultations of strong radio sources at very low frequencies.
Document ID
19750010212
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Alexander, J. K.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kaiser, M. L.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Novaco, J. C.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Grena, F. R.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Weber, R. R.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1974
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Space Vehicles
Report/Patent Number
X-693-75-40
NASA-TM-X-70844
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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