SATELLITE-TO-SATELLITE RADIO PROPAGATION EXPERIMENT.
Final rept., 15 May 62-31 Oct 65,
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SYRACUSE N Y ELECTRONICS LAB
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The report describes in detail the preparations for a satellite-to-satellite radio propagation experiment which is intended to study various characteristics of the ionosphere and modes of electromagnetic propagation in the HF region. The experiment consists of a receiver group which is placed in orbit on a suitable satellite vehicle, and a transmitter group which is ejected from the main vehicle in orbit. The transmitting subsatellite gradually separates from the receiving package, and transmits a program of pulse and CW modes to it on two harmonically related frequencies. In addition, two cooperative HF ground stations will receive signals from the transmitting satellite, as well as telemetered data from the receiver group. The details of the payload equipment and ground stations are given in the report, as well as prelaunch checkout procedures and results. Author
- Atmospheric Physics
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
- Non-Radio Communications