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Record 79 of 25355
STS-9 Shuttle grow - Ram angle effect and absolute intensities
Author and Affiliation:
Swenson, G. R.(Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Mende, S. B.(Lockheed Research Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Clifton, K. S.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Abstract: Visible imagery from Space Shuttle mission STS-9 (Spacelab 1) has been analyzed for the ram angle effect and the absolute intensity of glow. The data are compared with earlier measurements and the anomalous high intensities at large ram angles are confirmed. Absolute intensities of the ram glow on the shuttle tile, at 6563 A, are observed to be about 20 times more intense than those measured on the AE-E spacecraft. Implications of these observations for an existing theory of glow involving NO2 are presented.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1986
Document ID:
19860059673
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 86A44411
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Geophysical Research Letters (ISSN 0094-8276); 13; 509-512
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS8-32579
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.; Palo Alto, CA, United States
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 4p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: LUMINESCENCE; SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITERS; SPACECRAFT STRUCTURES; SPACELAB; EXPLORER 55 SATELLITE; LUMINOUS INTENSITY; NITROGEN DIOXIDE; TILES
Imprint And Other Notes: Geophysical Research Letters (ISSN 0094-8276), vol. 13, June 1986, p. 509-512. Research supported by Lockheed Independent Research Funds.
Miscellaneous Notes: Research supported by Lockheed Independent Research Funds
Availability Source: Other Sources
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