Geomagnetic field variations accompanying missile launches and the firing of spacecraft orbital maneuvering subsystem thrusters

1Garmash, KP, 1Leus, SG, 1Chernogor, LF, 2Shamota, MA
1V.N. Karazin National University of Kharkiv, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2007, 13 ;(6):087-098
Publication Language: Russian
We analysed geomagnetic field variations in 1 –1000 s period range that accompanied 43 Soyuz and Proton rocket launches from 2002 to 2006. The measurements were made near Kharkiv city, at a distance of about 2100 km from the Baikonur cosmodrome. Our analysis revealed three groups of disturbances with time delays of 6–7, 35–45, and 90–130 min and with durations of 17–27, 45–80, and 40–70 min, respectively. The 5–8, 9–11, and 9–11 min geomagnetic micropulsation periods became dominant, and their amplitudes attained a value of 3–6 nT. 
Keywords: amplitudes, geomagnetic micropulsation, periods
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