Russian Physics Journal

, Volume 36, Issue 10, pp 974–981 | Cite as

Artificial modification of the ionosphere by launches of rockets which insert space vehicles into orbit

  • P. M. Nagorskii
  • Yu. E. Tarashchuk
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Abstract

Results are presented from vertical (ionogram) and inclined (frequency and signal strength variations of reference shortwave stations) probing of artificial ionospheric disturbances (AIDs) formed by powerful rockets during the active portion of their flight. Experimental data obtained over the course of several dozen rocket launches are generalized. The processes of evolution of an AID initiated by shock-acoustic waves are studied theoretically and experimentally, together with questions of shortwave radio scattering on such disturbances.

Keywords

Experimental Data Signal Strength Space Vehicle Ionospheric Disturbance Strength Variation 

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  • P. M. Nagorskii
  • Yu. E. Tarashchuk

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