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Astrophysical Research in Space

Greenstein, Jesse L. (1959) Astrophysical Research in Space. Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories Special Technical Reports, 2. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA.

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Astronomy will be one of many sciences to reap enormous gains from the possibility of carrying large payloads into space. That portion of astronomy concerned with the region where the earth's atmosphere merges into space, the region of upper air geophysics, has already provided enormous new insights. Balloon, rocket, satellite and space probes have till now been largely concerned with this intermediate zone. The present large, and proposed ultra-large payload vehicles make it possible to consider experiments of fundamental astronomical and physical significance in interplanetary space, where the earth is no longer the dominant body.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Supported in part by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (ARDC) under Contract No. AF 49(638)-21. A special pre-print distribution is hereby being made. This address was an invited paper delivered at the Fourth Ballistic Missile and Space Technology Symposium, U.C.L.A., August 24, 1959.
Group:Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories
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Air Force Office of Scientific ResearchAF 49(638)-21
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AFOSR TN59-907
Series Name:Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories Special Technical Reports
Issue or Number:2
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Deposited On:13 Apr 2012 22:43
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