Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 135–141 | Cite as

Optical Phenomena Observed upon Some Launches of Russian Rockets

  • S. I. Kozlov
  • S. Sh. Nilolaishvili
  • Yu. V. Platov


In this paper, unusual optical phenomena observed in our country and abroad upon launches of Russian rockets are discussed and interpreted: they are regarded as the aftereffects of sunlight scattering by gas-dust clouds created by rocket fuel combustion products in different modes of engine operation. The results of instrumental observations of the clouds can be used to study physical processes in the upper atmosphere.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. I. Kozlov
    • 1
  • S. Sh. Nilolaishvili
    • 2
  • Yu. V. Platov
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Geosphere DynamicsRussian Academy of Sciences (IGD RAS)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Fydorov Institute of Applied Geophysics (IAG), RoshydrometMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave PropagationRussian Academy of Sciences (IZMIRAN)Troitsk, MoscowRussia

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