Accession Number:

AD0472589

Title:

HAYSTACK POINTING SYSTEM: SATELLITE

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Report Date:

1965-09-09

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE