Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1978-1983

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Consists of records documenting the Satellite Tracking Program and the support of Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's (SAO) National Aeronautics and Space Administration contract. The records were created primarily by Arthur Edward Lilley as head of the division. Some records predate the creation of the office. Materials include overviews, proposals, correspondence, reports,memorandum of understanding reports, contracts, presentations, and plans.


  • Lilley, Arthur Edward
  • United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1978
  • 1978-1983


  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Research institutes
  • Astronomy



Local number

SIA RS00637

Physical description

1.5 cu. ft. processed holdings

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