Accession Number : AD0769049

Title :   One Operating Principle of a Manned Orbital Atronomical Observatory,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Gurzadyan,G. A.

Report Date : 16 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The development of manned spaceships and orbital stations has presented new possibilities for carrying out astrophysical observations under extra-atmospheric conditions. Primarily, such stations can contain larger telescopes and other astronomical equipment. Secondarily, the presence of a cosmonaut aboard the orbital station, even one who is not a professional astronomer, makes it possible to provide a broader and more complex observation program than when the observatory is completely automatically controlled by systems having a specific preset program, one not subject to change.

Descriptors :   (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, *STAR TRACKERS), (*SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, *ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORIES), TRACKING TELESCOPES, ASTRONAUTS, ASTRONOMICAL CAMERAS, ORBITS, USSR

Subject Categories : Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE