Accession Number:

AD0626527

Title:

MANNING AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE U. S. NAVY SPACE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM FIELD STATIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. on Space and Astronautics,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The U. S. Navy Space Surveillance System SPASUR is designed to detect, identify, and determine the orbits of all satellites passing over the United States. The System is composed of a Headquarters, three transmitting, and four receiving stations. In normal operation, the transmitting stations project vertically a thin continuous-wave, stationary fan-shaped radio beam. Radio reflections from satellites and other objects in orbit are detected by the receiving stations which triangulate on the bodies positions in space. All data from the receiving stations are transmitted directly to NAVSPASUR Headquarters, where the information is analyzed. Data that have been collected and analyzed are stored in memory units of the computers at NAVSPASUR Headquarters. Incoming data are compared with all other data that are stored in the computer memory. When new satellites are detected the orbits are determined and the computer predicts future orbital information. Orbital information on all new satellites is transmitted to Headquarters, North American Air Defense Command. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE