ECE2984_HW4_Tyler_Campos

ECE2984_HW4_Tyler_Campos - T yler Campos ECE 2984 HW-4...

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Tyler Campos ECE 2984 HW-4 3/1/2011 1) Negative Charge 2) Surface charging 3) 35,790km 4) Scintillation 5) 145 Earth radii 6) True Anomaly 7) In the main phase of a geomagnetic storm the Dst index drops very quickly to large negative values over a period of several hours, consistent with the quick enrichment of the radiation belts and ring current. 8) The space weather prediction center monitors geomagnetic storms, solar radiation storms, and radio blackouts. 9) Radiation can damage human cells by an indirect route or a direct route. The indirect route is where water in the body becomes ionized and then interacts with DNA to break chemical bonds. The direct route is where the radiation penetrates and reacts directly with the human DNA. 10)Blood samples are taken before and after flights to monitor an astronauts radiation effects on his body. 11)Most geosynchronous spacecraft are kept in their geosynchronous orbit because their guidance system depends on the stability of Earth’s magnetic field. When a geosynchronous storm disrupts the magnetic field it sends the
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