Accession Number : ADA131950

Title :   Orbiting Geophysics Laboratory Experiment.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s) : Bacchialoni,Francesco L

PDF Url : ADA131950

Report Date : 25 Oct 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This document reports the investigation on the potential utility and technical feasibility of a new self-contained support system to be utilized repeatedly for different AFGL experiments in space, using the Space Transportation System (Shuttle) for launch and retrieval. This support system is designed to operate independently of both the STS and ground stations, therefore, stores data rather than transmitting them by telemetry. Angular pointing is the only maneuver planned; no propulsion is designed into this system.

Descriptors :   *FLYING PLATFORMS, *FLYING LABORATORIES, *GEOPHYSICS, *SPACE SHUTTLES, *FEASIBILITY STUDIES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, SPACE TRANSPORTATION, SELF CONTAINED, ONBOARD, TAPE RECORDING, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE