Accession Number:

AD0632237

Title:

SATELLITE STROBE LIGHT EVALUATION.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

EDGERTON GERMESHAUSEN AND GRIER INC BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-08-07

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

The Satellite Optical Beacon, LS-21 was designed as a satellite borne tracking aid and calibrated light source. Flashing in the ANNA I-B satellite launched 103162, it has been observed with binoculars at slant ranges in excess of 700 miles, and photoelectrically and photographically at slant ranges in excess of 1200 nautical miles. Also, a study of design modifications was performed on the Flashing Light Satellite System for reliable operation in a Space Nuclear Auxiliary Power SNAP nuclear radiation environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE