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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE