Accession Number:

AD0633560

Title:

MARK IV TERMINAL.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO EL SEGUNDO CALIF SPACE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

251.0

Abstract:

The success of the NASAHughes Syncom satellite program created interest regarding the feasibility of a fully operational system of synchronous satellites encircling the earth to provide instant communications 24 hours per day. Such a system was desirable for not only its inherent commercial capabilities, but also as a strategic communications network for military utilization. The U. S. Army SATCOM Agency at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey initiated a feasibility investigation. Because of the requirement for any communications satellite to transmit to and from ground stations, the most critical requirement was that of a small transportable station which could be utilized virtually at any spot on earth within the electronic visibility of Syncoms coverage, including the United States. A 10-foot reflector antenna system was constructed and successfully demonstrated its terminal capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE