Neutral Oxygen Effects at Low Earth Altitudes: A Critical Uncertainty for Spacecraft Operations and Space Weather Effects

TitleNeutral Oxygen Effects at Low Earth Altitudes: A Critical Uncertainty for Spacecraft Operations and Space Weather Effects
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBonnell, J, Lanzerotti, LJ
JournalSpace Weather
Date Published07/2015
Keywordsatmosphere oxygen; Space weather
AbstractSpace Weather sits at the intersection of natural phenomena interacting with modern technology—either in space or on Earth's surface. A key aspect of space weather is the interaction of Earth's extended neutral atmosphere with satellite surfaces [e.g., Samwel, 2014, and references therein]. Because neutral oxygen causes spacecraft surface erosion and oxidation, detailed knowledge of the atmosphere below 1000 km is essential for spacecraft design and operations.
URLhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/2015SW001229
DOI10.1002/2015SW001229
Short TitleSpace Weather


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