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Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering

Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9792


UV radiation from the atmosphere: Results of the MSU satellites measurements

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Satellite & Space Missions

July 21-23, 2016 Berlin, Germany

Boris Khrenov

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Aeronaut Aerospace Eng

Abstract :

Moscow State University had launched several scientific- educational micro satellites â�?�?Tatianaâ�?, â�?�?Tatiana-2â�? and â�?�?Vernovâ�? with one of the tasks - a search of near UV glow of the atmosphere. Short review of their results will be presented. In 2016, as a continuation of the previous work on study of the transient atmosphere glow in near UV, new satellite â�?�?Lomonosovâ�? expected to be launched. Large aperture telescope TUS on board this satellite is able to measure atmosphere fluorescence radiated by different transient sources in the Earth atmosphere. The shortest signals (tens of microseconds) are expected from extensive air showers generated by ultra high energy cosmic rays. Electronics of TUS starts to measure images of this phenomenon with time resolution 0.8 microseconds. Longer (up to seconds) signals are expected from atmosphere electric discharges, from dust grains and meteoroids burned out in the atmosphere. Data on the atmosphere ultraviolet transients initiated by electric discharges are of special interest.

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