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Demonstration and science experiment (DSX) space weather experiment (SWx)
Author(s): J. A. Fennelly
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed the Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) to research technologies needed to significantly advance the capability to operate spacecraft in the harsh radiation environment of medium-earth orbits (MEO). The ability to operate effectively in the MEO environment significantly increases the capability to field space systems that provide high-speed satellite-based communication, lower-cost GPS navigation, and protection for satellites from space weather effects. The one of DSX's physics based research areas is the Space Weather Experiment (SWx), characterizing and modeling the space radiation environment in MEO, an orbital regime attractive for future space missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7438, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III, 743805 (23 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828321
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J. A. Fennelly, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7438:
Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III
Silvano Fineschi; Judy A. Fennelly, Editor(s)

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