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Mission operations and data systemsA communications system for performing the basic functions of mission operations, orbit and attitude determination, and data processing is described. A block diagram is provided to show the relationships of these functions with the spacecraft in orbit and the experiments to be conducted on board the spacecraft. Specific areas of application are discussed as follows: (1) software operating systems for the ATS-F satellite testing and ground support, (2) inversion of the RAE-1 satellite (Explorer 38 satellite) in orbit, (3) ALSEP differential Doppler tracking, (4) minitrack calibration using satellite data, (5) angles-only orbit extraction, and (6) image processing system performance prediction and product quality evaluation techniques. Block diagrams of the various systems are provided to show the steps involved in the operations.
Document ID
19750008358
Document Type
Conference Paper
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Significant Accomplishments in Sci. and Technol.
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Accession Number
75N16430
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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