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Measurements of Vehicle Potential Using a Mother-Daughter Tethered Rocket

  • P. Roger Williamson
  • William F. Denig
  • Peter M. Banks
  • W. John Raitt
  • N. Kawashima
  • K. Hirao
  • K. I. Oyama
  • S. Sasaki
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 79)

Abstract

When plans were being made in 1969 to perform the first electron beam experiment in space a question was raised concerning the amount of neutralization current which could be collected from the ambient ionospheric plasma when a beam of electrons was emitted from an isolated vehicle such as a sounding rocket or satellite. Although the first such experiment was a success and more than 20 similar flights have been made since that time the original question of the amount of neutralization current available from the ambient ionospheric plasma is still unanswered.

Keywords

Neutralization Current Langmuir Probe Voltage Sweep Probe Voltage Ambient Plasma 
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References

  1. Hess, W.N., M.G. Trichel, T.N. Davis, W.C. Beggs, G.E. Kraft, E. Stassinpoulos, and E.J.R. Maier, Artificial aurora experiment: experiment and principal results, J. Geophys. Res., 76, 6067–6081, 1 Sept. 1971.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Roger Williamson
    • 1
  • William F. Denig
    • 1
  • Peter M. Banks
    • 1
  • W. John Raitt
    • 1
  • N. Kawashima
    • 2
  • K. Hirao
    • 2
  • K. I. Oyama
    • 2
  • S. Sasaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics Department and Center for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, UMC 34Utah State UniversityLoganUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Space and Aeronautical ScienceMeguro-Ku, TokyoJapan

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