Project Firefly - Chemical Releases in Space
Project Firefly 1960, the upper atmosphere chemical release program of the Geophysics Research Directorate, in cooperation with other participting agencies, has provided a systematic study of several types of upper atmosphere perturbations. Reports on reduced and interpreted data from a number of optical and radio-frequency stations have been prepared by participants, and published as a ORD special report. A preliminary crosscorrelation of that information is presented in this summary. The summary consists of an introduction, special sections on missile trails and weapons effects, and sections on groups of releases:
- night point electron
- sunlit point electron
- cesium trail
- high explosive
- electron removal
- cobalt particles
- alumina particles
The summary section for each group of releases includes a statement of objectives, observations, conclusions, recommended further data analysis, and recommended further experiments.
- Rosenberg, N. W., PROJECT FIREFLY 1960, VOLUME I MASS TRANSPORT, SPECTROPHOTOMETRY, RELEASE CHEMICAL PHYSICS, Chemical Physics Brancy, Photochemistry Laboratory, Geophyics Research Directorate, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Air Force Research Division (ARDC), Laurence G. Hanscom Field, Bedford, Massachusetts. March 1, 1961
- Chemical releases in the upper atmosphere (Project Firefly), A summary report
- Amazon Book Paperback: PROJECT FIREFLY 1960. VOLUME 1. MASS TRANSPORT SPECTROPHOTOMETRY RELEASE CHEMICAL PHYSICS Paperback – 1961
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