Accession Number:

AD0633006

Title:

POSITION OF MCMURDO SOUND, ANTARCTICA TRACKING STATION AS DETERMINED BY ARTIFICIAL EARTH SATELLITES

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

During the Antarctic summer 1964-1965 a doppler tracking station, under cognizance of the United States Antarctic Research Program, National Science Foundation, was installed at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica with equipment furnished by the U. S. Navy. Initial station coordinates were acquired by taking an average value from various sources. Since there are no known triangulation or Hiran ties from Antarctica to any existing datum in the world, it was expected that the coordinates were probably in error with respect to the APL Reference System Heuring, 1964. This was soon verified after some passes of data were processed by our tracking programs. Herein are described the method and results of refining the position of the McMurdo Sound Doppler Tracking Site.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE