Accession Number:

AD0677535

Title:

ASTRONAUTICAL AND SPACE-MEDICAL RESEARCH WITH AUTOMATIC SATELLITES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the use of automatic satellites for the advancement of manned astronautics. Based on the systems and operations concept, the discussion includes technical as well as scientific aspects. Two principal problem areas can be defined, namely astronautics and space-medicine, the first encompassing the technological problems, the second one the biological and biotechnical research. Consequently, a distinction is made between technological satellites and biosatellites. The technical and scientific research aspects in conjunction with technological satellites are outlined and their correlation with various phases of manned astronautics is shown. The survey of the space-medical research by means of biosatellites also considers the relevant technical and scientific aspects. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE