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Upper Atmospheric Chemical Release Archives

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 age [...]

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Project Highwater

Experimental release of water in the ionosphere resulted in ice clouds and radio disruption. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The United States plans to laun [...]

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Plasma Seeding and Magnetospheric Modification Begins!

“Create an artificial ion cloud in interplanetary space for studying the state of the interplanetary medium .. sounding rocket experiments of May 1963 [...]

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Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

Upper-atmospheric nuclear explosions fry satellites by creating artificial radiation belts. Discovery of "The Christofilos Effect" was made during Ope [...]

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Artificial Strontium and Barium Clouds in the Upper Atmosphere

“So far seven different experiments have been carried out with sounding rockets in the Sahara and in Sardinia.” Active experiments in the magnetospher [...]

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Project High Altitude Research Program (HARP) Cannons Launch Chemical Payloads Into Space

U. S. ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND BALLISTIC' RESEARCH LABORATORIES ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MARYLAND Project High Altitude Research Program (HARP) is direct [...]

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Sounding Rockets Explosive Shells Pound Ionosphere

December 1, 1970 to April 28, 1972 - ARPA Project SECEDE Contractor: University of Alaska, Geophysical Institute. Amount of Contract: $283,849.00 Stri [...]

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NASA Project Cameo Barium Cloud Over Alaska

The space agency released barium from a satellite over Alaska Sunday, creating glowing, bluish-white clouds for a weather experiment to study the move [...]

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Project Waterhole, Interrupting Aurora With Water Vapor

Project Waterhole is a series of three sounding rocket launches supported by extensive ground based scientific instrumentation. The purpose of the pro [...]

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Stanford Star Lab: New Concepts in Ionospheric Modification

Stanford's Star Lab plans future of space weather modification. By directing repetitive pulses of the electron beam downwards along the magnetic field [...]

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Beam Experiment Aboard Rocket (BEAR)

On July 13, 1989 the BEAM experiment Aboard Rocket (BEAR) linear accelerator was successfully launched and operated in space. The flight demonstrated [...]

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International Treaties and Active Experiments in Space

Satellite explorations of the near earth environment have vastly increased our understanding of space plasmas and their interactions with systems. A l [...]

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Department of Defense HAARP Steering Group - Joint Services Program

HAARP HF Active Auroral Research Program - Joint Services Program Plans and Activities Summary of HAARP Steering Group Activities and Schedule Dec. 13 [...]

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Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES) and the Arecibo Ionospheric Heater

Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES) dumps chemicals in space while a ground-based microwave antenna in Arecibo, Puerto Rico heats [...]

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Triggering the HF Breakdown of the Atmosphere by Barium Release

RF ionization rates for mixtures of air with bariurn are computed using a Fokker-Planck code. It is shown that there is an optimum mixing ratio of bar [...]

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Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025

US Air Force dreams of future weather warfare techniques. 2025 is a study designed to comply with a directive from the chief of staff of the Air Force [...]

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Test Technology Symposium 1997: Weather Modification

Dr. Arnold A. Barnes Jr. from the USAF Phillips Lab gave a presentation titled “Session B: Advanced Weapon/Instrumentation Technologies.” where he dis [...]

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Charged Aerosol Release Experiment (CARE)

NASA's Charged Aerosol Release Experiment (CARE), Plans To 'Make Clouds' Tonight . . . A rocket experiment set to launch Tuesday aims to create artifi [...]

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