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Radiation Studies from Nuclear Emulsions and Metallic Components Recovered from Polar Satellite Orbits

Report Number: AFCRL 285
Author: Yagoda, Herman
Corporate Author: Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Date of Publication: 1961-03
Pages: 25
AD Number: AD0255662

This study discusses two blocks of Ilford G5 emulsions, plus metallic components, that were recovered from the polar orbiting satellites, Discoverer XVII and XVIII. This discussion covers the Class 3+ flare of 12 Nov 1960 in relation to the Discoverer XVII exposure; photographic processing of satellite-exposed emulsions; preliminary cosmic-ray observations on orbited emulsions; and radiochemical analyses of the Discoverer capsules.

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