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Title: Fifty-one years of Los Alamos Spacecraft

Abstract

From 1963 to 2014, the Los Alamos National Laboratory was involved in at least 233 spacecraft. There are probably only one or two institutions in the world that have been involved in so many spacecraft. Los Alamos space exploration started with the Vela satellites for nuclear test detection, but soon expanded to ionospheric research (mostly barium releases), radioisotope thermoelectric generators, solar physics, solar wind, magnetospheres, astrophysics, national security, planetary physics, earth resources, radio propagation in the ionosphere, and cubesats. Here, we present a list of the spacecraft, their purpose, and their launch dates for use during RocketFest

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1154966
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-14-26934
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems

Citation Formats

Fenimore, Edward E. Fifty-one years of Los Alamos Spacecraft. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.2172/1154966.
Fenimore, Edward E. Fifty-one years of Los Alamos Spacecraft. United States. doi:10.2172/1154966.
Fenimore, Edward E. Thu . "Fifty-one years of Los Alamos Spacecraft". United States. doi:10.2172/1154966. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1154966.
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abstractNote = {From 1963 to 2014, the Los Alamos National Laboratory was involved in at least 233 spacecraft. There are probably only one or two institutions in the world that have been involved in so many spacecraft. Los Alamos space exploration started with the Vela satellites for nuclear test detection, but soon expanded to ionospheric research (mostly barium releases), radioisotope thermoelectric generators, solar physics, solar wind, magnetospheres, astrophysics, national security, planetary physics, earth resources, radio propagation in the ionosphere, and cubesats. Here, we present a list of the spacecraft, their purpose, and their launch dates for use during RocketFest},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 04 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
month = {Thu Sep 04 00:00:00 EDT 2014}
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