Space Experiments with particle accelerators: SEPAC

J.L. Burch, W.T. Roberts, W.W.L. Taylor, N. Kawashima, J.A. Marshall, S.L. Moses, Torsten Neubert, S.B. Mende, E.Y. Choueiri

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Abstract

The Space Experiments with Particle Accelerators (SEPAC), which flew on the ATLAS 1 mission, used new techniques to study natural phenomena in the Earth's upper atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere by introducing energetic perturbations into the system from a high power electron beam with known characteristics. Properties of auroras were studied by directing the electron beam into the upper atmosphere while making measurements of optical emissions. Studies were also performed of the critical ionization velocity phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarths Middle Atmosphere
PublisherPergamon Press
Publication date1994
Pages263-270
ISBN (Print)0-08-042486-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventSymposium C2, and the Topical Meetings of the COSPAR Interdisciplinary Scientific Commissions A and C of the COSPAR 29th Plenary Meeting - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 28 Aug 19925 Sep 1992
Conference number: 29

Conference

ConferenceSymposium C2, and the Topical Meetings of the COSPAR Interdisciplinary Scientific Commissions A and C of the COSPAR 29th Plenary Meeting
Number29
CountryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Period28/08/199205/09/1992
SeriesAdvances in Space Research
Number9
Volume14
ISSN0273-1177

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