Accession Number:

AD0271741

Title:

MOON AND VENUS RADAR PASSIVE SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS

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Corporate Author:

MANCHESTER UNIV (ENGLAND)

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Report Date:

1960-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Radar echoes were obtained from the planet Venus. More than 100 routine doppler observations of satellites were made and the reduced results sent to the Spacetrack organization. A series of observations of Sputnik III were made in conjunction with five other European stations and the results jointly analysed for ionospheric data. In the field of moon radar a continuing programme was started to study the ionosphere by means of the Faraday rotation observed in the returned signals. Experiments were also made to establish the feasability of a moon-echo communications system. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE