Accession Number:

AD0688627

Title:

STUDIES ON THE OPTICAL TRACKING OF ARTIFICIAL EARTH SATELLITES

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

OSLO UNIV (NORWAY) INST OF THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-10-10

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This paper is primarily a report on observations and experience gained during two years of tracking artificial earth satellites from a site at 60 deg. N latitude, using a Baker-Nunn camera. A special effort was made to find the most efficient way of using the camera and the maximum output of observational results to be expected under normal climatic conditions. The mechanical properties of the camera and their limitations were also studied.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE