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NASA/Max Planck Institute Barium Ion Cloud Project.
Author and Affiliation: Brence, W. A.
Carr, R. E.
Gerlach, J. C.(NASA Wallops Station, Wallops Island, Va., United States);
Neuss, H.(Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik, Munich, Germany)
Abstract: NASA and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Munich, Germany, conducted a cooperative experiment involving the release and study of a barium cloud at 31,500 km altitude near the equatorial plane. The release was made near local magnetic midnight on Sept. 21, 1971. The MPE-built spacecraft contained a canister of 16 kg of Ba CuO mixture, a two-axis magnetometer, and other payload instrumentation. The objectives of the experiment were to investigate the interaction of the ionized barium cloud with the ambient medium and to deduce the properties of electric fields in the proximity of the release. An overview of the project is given to briefly summarize the organization, responsibilities, objectives, instrumentation, and operational aspects of the project.
Publication Date: Sep 01, 1973
Document ID:
19730057130
(Acquired Dec 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 73A41932
Subject Category: INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Journal of Geophysical Research; 78; Sept. 1
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ARTIFICIAL CLOUDS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; OUTER RADIATION BELT; EARTH MAGNETOSPHERE; IMAGE INTENSIFIERS; OPTICAL MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; WEATHER FORECASTING
Imprint And Other Notes: Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 78, Sept. 1, 1973, p. 5726-5731.
Miscellaneous Notes: 1973, p. 5726-5731
Availability Source: Other Sources
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