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Measurement of ionosphere activity from the Beacon satellite launched in 1964
Entry ID: K002_1969_1970_NZ_2

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Abstract: The Polar Ionosphere Beacon Satellite Program, S-66, was for the purpose of ionospheric research. The S-66 program aimed to make possible a synoptic study of the ionosphere as it varies in time and space. The program was designed to provide information on the spatial and temporal variations for the entire ionosphere. The Polar Ionosphere Beacon Satellite S-66 was launched in October 1964. ... View entire text
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Description: PDF of Polar Ionosphere Beacon Satellite S-66 Operation Plan

Description: NASA Techinical reports and publications by J.E. Titheridge on the ionosphere program
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  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

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Stuart, G.F. Titheridge, J.E. 1969 The distribution of irregularities in the Antarctic ionosphere - II. Diurnal, magnetic and solar cycle effects. Journal of atmospheric and terrestrial physics 31(7): 905-924
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23