CRRES


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CRRES

Abbrev. for Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite, a joint NASA/US Air Force satellite launched July 1990 into a highly elliptical Earth orbit to monitor the plasma in the magnetosphere. Its instruments were designed to measure the energy, mass, and direction of flow of charged particles and check the effects of radiation on a package of electronic devices and components. The satellite performed several of its experiments well, but contact with it was lost Oct. 12 1991, presumably because of onboard battery failure.
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Third, NRL has been one of the leaders in space technology beginning with the first US satellite Vanguard and continuing to the present time with experiments such as the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES), which investigated single-event-upsets in microelectronic circuits.
Four canisters of powdered metal for their tests were carried into space aboard the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES), launched July 25.
* Scheduled for launch in June is the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite (CRRES).