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MR-20 is a Russian (Former Soviet Union) sounding rocket, [1] and is a type of meteorological rocket. [2] It was followed by the MR-30.

MR-20
Country of originFormer Soviet Union
DesignerKorea Aerospace Research Institute
SuccessorMR-30
meteorological rocket

Launching experimentsEdit

In 1985, an MR-20 mclcorological rocket was used from the North Atlantic in a Soviet-Polish experiment adapting an ion gun to inject lithium ions into the ionosphere. [3]

In September 1988, 3 MR-20 rocket experiments with artificial "electron hole" formations took place in the Northern Auroral Zone on the research vessel named "Professor Vize". The launchings of MR-20 rockets were to examine the upper atmospheric and ionospheric characteristics in the Auroral. [4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brian Harvey; Olga Zakutnyaya (4 May 2011). Russian Space Probes: Scientific Discoveries and Future Missions. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 427–. ISBN 978-1-4419-8150-9.
  2. ^ Soviet Journal of Plasma Physics. American Institute of Physics. 1992.
  3. ^ Brian Harvey; Olga Zakutnyaya (4 May 2011). Russian Space Probes: Scientific Discoveries and Future Missions. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 430–. ISBN 978-1-4419-8150-9.
  4. ^ COSPAR. Plenary Meeting; Roy Banks Torbert; COSPAR. Interdisciplinary Scientific Commission D. (31 July 1992). Active experiments in space: proceedings of the Topical Meeting of the COSPAR Interdisciplinary Scientific Commission D (Meeting D3) of the COSPAR Twenty-eighth Plenary Meeting held in The Hague, The Netherlands, 25 June-6 July 1990. Published for the Committee on Space Research by Pergamon Press.

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