Super-Schmidt Camera Installation in New Mexico
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The Super-Schmidt Camera installed at a station at Organ Pass, New Mexico. Created in 1956 the Satellite Tracking Program (STP) of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) was a world-wide network of stations responsible for the optical tracking of satellites. Twelve camera stations were established around the world.
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Photograph included in the transcript of Fred L. Whipple Oral History Interviews by Pamela M. Henson, June 24, 1976, in Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9520, Box 1, Fred L. Whipple Oral History Interviews
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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