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Joint US-USSR Long duration Antarctic Mars calibration Balloon (LAMB) missionThe Long duration Antarctic Mars calibration Balloon (LAMB) project has been established at Goddard Space Flight Center for the evaluation and cross calibration of U.S. and USSR remote sensing gamma-ray and neutron detectors. These detectors are analogs of those flown on the Soviet Phobos mission around Mars and those to be flown on the upcoming U.S. Mars Observer mission. Cosmic rays, which are normally filtered out by the atmosphere, and the earth's magnetic field, will induce gamma-ray and neutron emissions from about a half ton of simulated Mars soil aboard the gondola. The cross calibration of these instruments should greatly facilitate the data analysis from both missions and play a role in U.S.-USSR cooperation in space.
Document ID
19920028380
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Floyd, S. R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Trombka, J. I. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Evans, L. G. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Starr, R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Squyres, S. W. (Cornell University Ithaca, NY, United States)
Surkov, Iu. A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Moskaleva, L. P. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Shcheglov, O. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Mitugov, A. G. (AN SSSR Institut Geokhimii i Analiticheskoi Khimii, Moscow, Ussr)
Rester, A. C. (Florida, University Alachua, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 91-3655
Meeting Information
AIAA International Balloon Technology Conference(Albuquerque, NM)
Distribution Limits
Public
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