Accession Number:

ADA066299

Title:

Artificial Earth Satellites Designed and Fabricated by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Revised

Descriptive Note:

Status rept. 1959-1978

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

264.0

Abstract:

Satellites designed and fabricated by the Applied Physics Laboratory of The Johns Hopkins University since the inception of the space program at APL in 1957 are described. The descriptions, including artists concepts and other illustrations, are arranged in chronological order according to primary mission category. Satellite categories include navigation satellites Transit, TRIAD, TIP, TRANSAT, etc., geodetic research satellites ANNA, GEOS, LIDOS, etc., orbital environment and dynamics research satellites TRAAC, 5E-series, DODGE, ionospheric research satellites Beacon and Direct Measurement Explorers, P76-5 , and astronomical exploration satellites Small Astronomy Satellites. Appendixes include a functional description of the Navy Navigation Satellite System and several bibliographies. This report is updated from time to time with the issuance of new and revised material, and is one of a series that includes APLJHU SDO-3100, Navy Navigation Satellite System User Equipment Handbook and APLJHU SDO-4100, Instrumentation Developed by APLJHU for Non-APL Spacecraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE