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observations of chemical releases from high flying aircraftBarium and lithium vapors were released from sounding rockets in the thermosphere and observed from aboard the NASA Convair 990 at an altitude of 40,000 ft. The purpose of the releases was to (1) check out observational and operational procedures associated with the large high altitude barium release from a Scout rocket (BIC); (2) develop an all-weather technique for observing chemical releases; (3) evaluate methods of observing daytime releases, and (4) investigate the possibilities of observations from a manned satellite. The initial analysis indicates that the previous limitations on the usage of the vapor release method have been removed by the use of the aircraft and innovative photographic techniques. Methods of analysis and applications to the investigation of the thermosphere are discussed.
Document ID
19740010899
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Bedinger, J. F.
(GCA Corp. Bedford, MA, United States)
Constantinides, E.
(GCA Corp. Bedford, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1973
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-137231
GCA-TR-73-7-N
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-2308
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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