Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 104–109

Possible relation of emergencies during spacecraft launches from the Plesetsk site to high-latitude geomagnetic disturbances

  • N. V. Romanova
  • V. A. Chizhenkov
  • V. A. Pilipenko
Article

Abstract

The relation of the series of carrier rocket emergency launches to geomagnetic activity and season is statistically analyzed. The data on the successful and emergency launches of more than ten types of different carrier rockets from the Plesetsk site for about 40 years (from 1966 to 2005) have been processed. It has been indicated that the relative number of emergencies during launches in summer is more than twice as high as in other seasons. An additional summer factor is statistically related to high-latitude geomagnetic activity. The effect remains unclear.

PACS numbers

94.05.Sd 

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Romanova
    • 1
  • V. A. Chizhenkov
    • 1
  • V. A. Pilipenko
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physics of the EarthRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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