LONG LINE AZIMUTHS FROM OPTICAL OBSERVATIONS OF THE ANNA FLASHING SATELLITE.
Environmental research paper,
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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Geodetic azimuths of lines ranging from 300 km to 1400 km have been determined from simultaneous optical observations of the ANNA Flashing Satellite. The results of this test prove that the azimuth or the space direction between two stations can be achieved to an accuracy better than one second with only a limited amount of data. The reason for the high accuracy is attributed to two factors 1 the metric accuracy of the PC-1000s stellar cameras, and 2 the perfect simultaneity in the observations provided by the ANNA strobe light. Author