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Space environmental effects on the SKYNET 2B spacecraftReferences are made to environmentally induced electrical anomalies which are known to occur on geosynchronous spacecraft, and in particular to those which have occurred on the SKYNET 2B communications spacecraft. Details are given of the investigation made into anomalous telemetry data received from SKYNET 2B during its first 23 months of operation. The frequency and timing of these anomalous events appear to differ from those described in earlier reports of such phenomena. Attempts are made to correlate the anomalous telemetry data with data describing the spacecraft environment. Some details are given of the spacecraft configuration and comments made on its susceptibility to anomalies of this type.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Robbins, A.
(Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough, United Kingdom)
Short, C. D.
(Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough, United Kingdom)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
February 24, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Res. Center Proc. of the Spacecraft Charging Technol. Conf.
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Space Vehicles
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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