Solar Spectroscopy from Space Vehicles

  • R. Tousey
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 10)


This is the Silver Anniversary year of the commencement of space research, and today’s Symposium comes exactly nine days after the first observation of the sun’s ultraviolet spectrum, made by the Naval Research Laboratory [1] from a V-2 rocket launched on October 10, 1946. Until then, the solar spectrum below 2900 Å had been hidden by the earth’s ozone layer. This opened a new field for research, which increased rapidly and continuously until it now forms a major portion of the work in science and engineering in the United States and in other countries too. At NRL we considered having a celebration on the very day, but space research has now struck such a pace that not one of us had the time to celebrate, at least in proper fashion.


Solar Spectrum Space Vehicle Total Solar Eclipse Isoelectronic Sequence Fraunhofer Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Tousey
    • 1
  1. 1.E. O. Hulburt Center for Space ResearchNaval Research LaboratoryUSA

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