The Smithsonian's Satellite-Tracking Program: Its History and Organization, Part III

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Summary

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Editor in Chief Hayes details the launching of the first U.S. satellite in January of 1958, the operations of the Moonwatch Program and Baker-Nunn camera stations, and the data analysis program. Summarizes the achievements of the Satellite Tracking Program during the International Geophysical Year.

Subject

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1964 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1965

Topic

  • International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958
  • Artificial satellites
  • Moonwatch Program
  • Satellite Tracking Program
  • Astrophysics
  • Baker-Nunn camera
  • Astronomy
  • Baker-Nunn Camera

Physical description

pp. 315-350

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