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Record 36 of 33974
The IMS Satellite Situation Center. [International Magnetospheric Study]
Author and Affiliation:
Sugiura, M.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Vette, J. I.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Abstract: Following a brief historical review of the SSC (Satellite Situation Center), created by the U.S. for the IMS (International Magnetospheric Study), its main functions are discussed. The services of the SSC include the accurate orbit determination of the satellites, 12-18 months in advance and the coordination of simultaneous observations by a multispacecraft system, which are essential for the optimization of the scientific gains from experiments conducted with limited resources. For 1976 SSC generated plots of the satellites Vela 5B, Vela 6A, Vela 6B, Hawkeye 1, Imp H (7), Imp J (8) by computing certain projections of the solar ecliptic, solar magnetospheric, and solar magnetic coordinate systems. The SSC system was automated by the addition of a computer system capable of interactive graphics. The SSC can also provide the ground-based campaigns with a graphical or tabular information about the position low-altitude satellites in any coordinate system. The possible participation of the SSC in future Electrodynamics Explorer mission, Space Shuttle programs is also being explored.
Publication Date: Feb 01, 1977
Document ID:
19770038491
(Acquired Dec 01, 1995)
Accession Number: 77A21343
Subject Category: GEOSCIENCES (GENERAL)
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: EOS; p. Feb. 197; 58
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 5p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: EARTH MAGNETOSPHERE; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION; SATELLITE OBSERVATION; DIURNAL VARIATIONS; EXPLORER 47 SATELLITE; EXPLORER 50 SATELLITE; HAWKEYE SATELLITES; SATELLITE ORBITS; VELA SATELLITES
Imprint And Other Notes: EOS, vol. 58, Feb. 1977, p. 70-74.
Miscellaneous Notes: p. 70-74
Availability Source: Other Sources
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