Accession Number : AD0738332

Title :   Geodetic Application of Satellite Data,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL CHART AND INFORMATION CENTER ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Seppelin,Thomas O.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Aeronautical Chart and Information Center has used the data obtained from the Geodetic Satellite Program in a number of ways. The investigations are divided into two separate categories which support the development of a World Geodetic System both directly and indirectly. The geometric application has been specific point positioning for the Test Ranges and the densification of geodetic control in South America. The dynamic application has been concerned primarily with determination of an earth gravitational model and tracking station locations from a combination of optical and electronic data supplemented with existing surface gravity anomalies. The status of the various efforts is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEODESICS, DATA PROCESSING), SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, TRIANGULATION, SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, ORBITS

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE