Accession Number:

AD0609423

Title:

PHOTOGRAPHIC TRACKING FOR HIGH ALTITUDE SATELLITES,

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TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

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Report Date:

1958-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

An extremely accurate method for the tracking of a satellite is investigated. This method involves the photographing of a satellite against a star background to determine its angular position. Because of certain natural restrictions which exist in this method of tracking, an analysis of the effects of such restrictions is presented in order to establish the suitability of photographic tracking for the six-hour polar communication satellite program. Photographic tracking information could be used for determining orbital corrections and for predicting future satellite positions in connection with this program. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE