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said J. Stefan and L. Boltzmann: "the total radiation from a black body is proportional to the fourth power of the absolute temperature of the black body." 

Radiation is usually associated with high temperatures. Yet very cold bodies emit a radiation which can be highly significant in missile and space applications. The problem faced by infrared scientists, trying to detect variations in radiation from low temperature atmospheres, can be likened to detecting a one-foot cube of ice from a distance of five miles.

Lockheed Missiles & Space Company scientists are deeply engaged in studying the problems of infrared emission from the earth and its atmosphere, as seen from orbital altitudes. Although the earth resembles a black body at 300* Kelvin, the emission from its atmosphere, under some circumstances, is much colder. To make measurements under these circumstances, Lockheed has evolved radiometric equipment with one of the most sensitives detection systems yet conceived.

Scientists and engineers must also take care measurements of a potential employer. Lockheed Missiles & Space Company in Sunnyvale and Palo Alto, California, on the beautiful San Francisco Peninsula, invites this close scrutiny. As Systems Manager for the DISCOVERER and MIDAS satellites and the POLARIS FBM, Lockheed preeminence in Missiles and Space creates positions in many disciplines for outstanding engineers and scientists.

Why not investigate future possibilities at Lockheed? Write Research and Development Staff, Dept. M-13F, 962 West El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, Calif. U.S. citizenship or existing Department of Defense industry security clearance required. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

LOCKHEED MISSILES & SPACE COMPANY
A GROUP DIVISION OF LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORPORATION

Systems Manager for the Navy POLARIS FBM and the Air Force AGENA Satellite in the DISCOVERER and MIDAS programs. Other current programs include SAINT, ADVENT and such NASA projects as OGO, OAO, ECHO, and NIMBUS.

SUNNYVALE, PALO ALTO, VAN NUYS, SANTA CRUZ, SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA - CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA - HAWAII

NOVEMBER, 1961

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