Accession Number : AD0745455

Title :   Laser Predictions of Geos 1 and Geos 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 70-30 Nov 71,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Martin,Robert W.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The report documents the work performed by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in supplying laser predictions for the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. An average of 3500 predictions per week was generated for satellites Geos 1 and Geos 2 for a site at L. G. Hanscom Field, Bedford, Mass. Frequency of prediction was every 10 sec for every available pass over the station. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES), ORBITS, PREDICTIONS, LASERS

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE