HAYSTACK POINTING SYSTEM: SATELLITE
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As one of its options, the Haystack pointing system can track satellites. Given mean orbital parameters of the type used by the Smithsonian AStrophysical Observatory, the Satellite program obtains osculating elements where the perturbations are caused by the ellipsoidal shape of the earth. From these elements, the program computes celestial coordinates and their rates of change which are used by other programs in the pointing system to provide antenna pointing angles, range, and doppler.
- Unmanned Spacecraft