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Record Unit 168

Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts, 1961-1966

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office
Title: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Dates: 1961-1966
Quantity: 8.5 cu. ft. (17 document boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 168
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of correspondence, memoranda, contracts, bids and invitations, proposals, reports and related materials maintained by the Contracts Office concerning Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects, especially Project Celescope. Of special interest are materials documenting contracts with Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., and Westinghouse Research Laboratories for the technical development of Celescope. Also included is similar material concerning SAO projects funded by contracts with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States Air Force, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Harvard University.

Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of correspondence, memoranda, contracts, bids and invitations, proposals, reports and related materials maintained by the Contracts Office concerning Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects, especially Project Celescope. Of special interest are materials documenting contracts with Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., and Westinghouse Research Laboratories for the technical development of Celescope. Also included is similar material concerning SAO projects funded by contracts with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States Air Force, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Harvard University.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 168, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts

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Container List

Box 1

Project Celescope, General Electrodynamics Corporation #1 CY 1961, SI Contract 535

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Project Celescope, General Electrodynamics Corporation #2 CY 1962, SI Contract 535

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Project Celescope, General Electrodynamics Corporation #3 CY 1963, SI Contract 535

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Electromechanical Research Corporation (EMR), SI contract 538

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Box 2

EMR subcontract, March 1-31, 1964

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EMR subcontract, SD22-10 Ferson Optics, 1962-1964

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Box 3

EMR subcontract, January 1-31, 1964

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EMR subcontract, February 1-28, 1964

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EMR subcontract, November 1-30, 1963

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EMR subcontract, December 1-31, 1963

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Box 4

EMR UVicon specifications and procurement documents (2 folders)

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Technical specifications for UV-sensitive TV camera tube - Westinghouse (2 folders)

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Westinghouse follow-on

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Box 5

GSFC Celescope, July 1-December 31, 1964

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EMR subcontract, November-December 1964

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EMR subcontract, September-October 1964

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EMR monthly progress reports, June-December 1963

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Box 6

Specifications and contracts for Celescope, 1963 (2 folders)

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Celescope monthly reports, #18-#27, March-December 1963 (2 folders)

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Box 7

Original contract and proposal EMR SI 522

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Original contract and proposal, Westinghouse Electric SI 548

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Technical specifications SI 548, 1963

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Design for Ultraviolet Sensitive Tubes (Westinghouse), SI-548

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Box 8

EMR appendix B, S-18 specifications, 1961-1962

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NAS-5-1535 file on Celescope reports, Mr. Megerian, etc.

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EMR monthly reports, January 1964

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EMR residual property transfer, 1964

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Damaged mirror, 1963

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Celescope monthly reports, January 1964

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Celescope NASA, April 1964

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Grant NSG-87(STP) subcontract SI-715

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SI-783-STP Argentina

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SI 767, Ethiopian agreement

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SI 784 Carpacci; STP-Filippo, Ethiopian construction contract

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Ziemer letter - NAS-5-1535

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Box 9

Aeronomic measurements in the lower ionosphere - AF19(628)-3248, 1965-1966

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Major Meteor Stream, 1965, NAS 9-4873

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Study of Collisions of Metastable Molecules AF19(628)-4203, 1965

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Contract AF19(604)-7414

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Stellar Atmosphere NSF GP-940

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Trak Microwave Transmitter, SI-695

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Photographic Investigations of Comets, GP2999

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Stellar Atmospheres NSF GP4318, 1965

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Meteorite Symposium NGR 09-015-021, 1965

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Stellar Atmospheres P55-5-65, 1965 - AF18(600)-1596

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Radomes RFP, 10-6-1965

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Rare Gases in Meteorites NSF grant G-16067

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Missile Trail Photography AF19(628)-4188

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Dust study from Antarctic Ice Sheet NSF P-64-9-65

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X-Ray, Microhardness, and Metallographic Investigations of Recovery and Recrystallization in Iron-Silicon under Hydrostatic Pressure

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Aeronomy Symposium, 1965

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A proposal for a High-energy Gamma Ray Astronomy Experiment for High-Altitude Balloons, P42-12-64

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Contract DA-44-009-AMC-1409(X) "Secor"

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A Proposal for a Multipurpose Infrared Scanning Spectrophotometer for the Voyager Orbiter Mission to Mars, 1965

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Reduction and Analysis of Data from the S-16 High Energy Gamma Ray Experiment (NAS 5-9769)

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Project "Gold Flash" AF08(614)-4243

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Project "Gold Flash" AF48(608)-3446

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Data analyses for National Geodetic Satellite Program NSR-09-015-018, 1965

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Lunar Orbiter Program, P66-11-65, 10/19/1965

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High Altitude Atmospheric Parameter to AFCM, P53-5-65

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Equipment Transfer AF18(600)-1596 S/A#9

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Box 10

Proposal to Harvard, 12-28-1965

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Purchase order Z-47893 - Harvard

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Contract AF19(604)-5196

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Optical and Radar Investigations of Simulated and Natural Meteors NSG 536-1965

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NASA NGR-09-015-025

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Radio Meteor Research Program P-63-9-65

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NASA grant NSG 563-09-015-007

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Proposal for a one-year continuation of a study of the decay and recovery of orbiting artificial space objects P-62-9-65

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Proposal for Support of a Two-year Integrated Program in Exobiology, Planetary Environments, and problems related to the Origin of Life (P33-11-64)

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Proposal for Optical Study of Flare Stars (P69-2-66)

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Proposal to Measure Lunar Craters from Ranger Series Photographs (P38-11-64)

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NASA proposal P70-2-66

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Proposal for the Continuation of the Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project (P49-3-65)

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Specifications, Proposals, Agreements Relative to UV-sensitive tubes in Celescope project, 1961-1965 (2 folders)

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Box 11

Specifications for parts of Celescope project, 1961, 1963

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Correspondence and drawings from EMR Corp. to SI about Celescope project, 1963

Box 11 of 17

EMR procurement documents and specifications relative to Uvicon, 1963 (2 folders)

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Box 12

EMR proposal for Celescope, Vol. 1, technical, 1961; Vol 2, management, 1961 (2 folders)

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Proposal for Extension of Satellite Optical Observations in the Western Pacific Area, proposal P61-8-65

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Perkin-Elmer, SI contract 716

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SAO Miscellaneous correspondence, 1965

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Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1964

Box 12 of 17

Project Celescope system requirements, specifications, work statement, 1964

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PERT Reports and Charts

Box 12 of 17

Box 13

EMR subcontract, September 1-30, 1963

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NAS 5-1535

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EMR subcontract, October 1-30, 1963

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EMR change orders (extra copies) #1

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NASA general file #2 (chronological)

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NASA general file #3 (chronological)

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Box 14

EMR subcontract, August 1-31, 1963

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EMR subcontract, inception through July 31, 1963

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EMR general file, chronological, August 1961-June 1963

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EMR rate structure

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GSFC Celescope, inception to November 30, 1963

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Box 15

Celescope GSFC, December 1, 1963-March 31, 1964

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NASA general file #1, chronological, October 1961-December 1962

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Copies of EMR changes 1-6

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Certified WEC vouchers

Box 15 of 17

Westinghouse Sub

Box 15 of 17

Overrun

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Stretchout

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EMR subcontract 5D305638P

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EMR subcontract 3D304826P

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EMR change order file #3

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Box 16

Change order #1

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EMR change order file #2

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Change order #21

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Change order #22

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Change order #23

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Change order #24

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Change order #25

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Change order #26

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Change order #27

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Change order #28

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Change order #29

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Change order #30

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Change order #31

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Change order #32

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Change order #33

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Change order #34

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Change order #35

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Change order #36

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Change order #37

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Change order #38

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Correspondence Mentioning More Than One Change Order

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Review of financial transactions of the Celescope contract, 1963

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Box 17

Change order #2

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Change order #4

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Change order #5

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Change order #7

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Change order #8

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Change order #9

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Change order #10

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Change order #11

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Change order #12

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Change order #13

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Change order #14

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Change order #15

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Change order #16

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Change order #17

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Addenda to Invitations

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Revised changes 1-6

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Precision timing system ZA-30000 (3 folders)

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