Accession Number:

ADA071248

Title:

Optical Artificial Satellite Searches.

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-05-02

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This report presents a summary of the current state of optical artificial satellite searches using two telescopes. A rudimentary presentation of search strategy is given for near-stationary satellites and high inclination satellites. A complete discussion of the astrometric and photometric observing procedures necessary for identification and subsequent reacquisition is also provided. We also include a complete list of the necessary software and the minimum necessary tools that the orbital analyst requires. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE