Accession Number:

AD0262470

Title:

ELEMENTS OF THE ORBIT OF THE SATELLITE 1959 ETA (VANGUARD III) DURING THE FIRST YEAR AFTER LAUNCHING

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SMITHSONIAN ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MASS

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Report Date:

1961-07-24

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Satellite 1959 Eta Vanguard III was launched on September 18, 1959. The mean elements of its orbit calculated for every day during a period of one year after launch time are tabulated. In this computation, Baker-Nunn field-reduced observations are used mainly. Minitrack observations were also included in the computations d ring the interval between launch time and December 11, 1960, when the radio transmitters ceased to operate. The computations were made by an iterative differential correction process. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE