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The French-Soviet Experiments ARAKS: Main Results

  • J. Lavergnat
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 79)

Abstract

The French-Soviet Araks experiments (Artificial Radiation and Aurora between Kerguelen and the Soviet Union) were designed to study the injection of an electron beam into the ionospheric plasma. To this end two rockets were launched on 26 January and 15 February 1975 from the Kerguelen Islands who have the special property to be magnetically conjugated with a land-point close to Karpagor. Many ground-based measurement facilities were set up in conjunction with these experiments, with emphasis on radar measurements in the Northern Hemisphere as well as on the VLF and VHF measurements at both hemispheres.

Keywords

Pitch Angle Conjugate Point Ionospheric Plasma Nose Cone High Frequency Wave 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Lavergnat
    • 1
  1. 1.L.G.E.Saint-MaurFrance

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