Spectroscopy in Space—An Introduction and Overview

  • R. E. Ruckman
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 7a)


Satellite-borne mass spectrometers of various types, as well as other sophisticated aerospace experiments based on spectroscopy, play an important part in the unmanned scientific satellite programs. Data from these experiments contribute to the growing fund of knowledge about phenomena in space and their mechanisms and interactions. On the assumption that the laboratory spectroscopist is largely unfamiliar with this experimentation, this chapter briefly discusses typical scientific satellites and the experiments they carry, including a short description of a state-of-the-art mass spectrometer.


Unit Charge Scientific Satellite Ground Command Undisturbed Solar Wind Manned Space Flight 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Ruckman
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  1. 1.Lockheed Electronics CompanyHyattsvilleUSA

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