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Second by Second Airglow Data


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1967-07-29 to 1968-10-02


This data set, supplied by the principal investigator, consists of second-by-second airglow photometer data contained on binary magnetic tapes written on an IBM 360 computer. Each physical block of 21,676 bytes contains (1) a label record (tape identification data); (2) an attitude-orbit minute and special event record (universal time in milliseconds of day and ephemeris data); (3) a variable number of records containing bias for playback and realtime data, universal time in milliseconds of day, day and year, mirror position, temperatures, average electrometer output, average dark current, average cross talk, average photocurrent, and airglow intensity in volts; (4) a minute summary record; (5) a calibration and file summary record; and (6) a subcom record containing time, volts, temperatures (of -X panel, of OPEP 1 (+Z), of main body photometer and of OPEP package), error signals (pitch, roll, yaw and array), and scan head angles (A, B, C and D).

Alternate Names

  • Sec. by Sec. Airglow Data


  • Space Physics: Ionospheric Studies


  • 67-073A-12P

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. Dieter K. Bilitza



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mrs. Virginia B. ZannerGeneral ContactNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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