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Record 49 of 14251
Research at the earth's edge. [tethered satellite study of upper atmosphere]
Author and Affiliation:
Anderson, John L.(NASA Washington, DC, United States)
Wood, George M., Jr.(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Siemers, Paul M.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: The Space Shuttle Orbiter-deployed Tethered Satellite System (TSS) could allow an Orbiter at a 200 km orbital altitude to reach down to atmospheric altitudes of 90 km, in order to study weather phenomena, pollutant transport, 'nuclear winter' smoke transport, atmospheric physics and dynamics, sun-earth interactions, ecosystem interactions, and radio communications. The TSS satellite, a 1.5-m diameter sphere, would carry scientific instrumentation which could initially be dedicated to the investigation of energy and momentum transfer between a tethered system and the upper atmosphere.
Publication Date: Apr 01, 1988
Document ID:
19880045904
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 88A33131
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Aerospace America (ISSN 0740-722X); 26; 30-32
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 3p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AERONOMY; ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING; TETHERED SATELLITES; TETHERLINES; UPPER ATMOSPHERE; EARTH ORBITAL ENVIRONMENTS; HYPERSONIC FLIGHT; SATELLITE OBSERVATION; SOLAR TERRESTRIAL INTERACTIONS; WEATHER
Imprint And Other Notes: Aerospace America (ISSN 0740-722X), vol. 26, April 1988, p. 30-32.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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