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Provisional specification for satellite time in a geomagnetic environmentSatellites in geosynchronous orbit were experiencing operational anomalies. These anomalies are believed to be due to the environment charging the spacecraft surfaces to a point where discharges occur. In designing future satellites for long term operation at geosynchronous altitude, it is important that designers have a specification that will give the total time per year, the particle flux density and particle energies that their satellites can be expected to encounter in these substorm environmental conditions. The limited data currently available on the environmental conditions are used to generate the provisional specification given in this report.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Stevens, N. J.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Lovell, R. R.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Purvis, C. K.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
February 24, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Proc. of the Spacecraft Charging Technol. Conf.
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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