Accession Number:

AD0271382

Title:

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRANSIT NAVIGATIONAL SATELLITE

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Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The design and development of the first five experimental satellites for the Transit program is discussed. The development program outlines the objectives for the first Transit satellites. Design evolution is predicted in accordance toACHIEVEMENT OR SUBSTITUTION OF THESE OBJECTIVES. The sub-section on Design Evolution covers instrumentation, power supplies, configuration, antennas, despin mechanisms, thermal design, and structure. Modifications and improvements to the basic design are also presented. A detailed coverage of the requirements and changes in the doppler transmitter, power supplies, and despin mechanisms are presented. The telemeter, command, and data storage systems are explained along with structural and thermal design changes that were made in the various satellites. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE