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Ground support, tracking of artificial satellites

Collection Creator:
Ley, Willy, 1906-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 76, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-63
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Willy Ley Papers
Willy Ley Papers / Series 2: Subject Files / 2.9: Ground support materials
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Artificial satellites, U.S., Vanguard, visual tracking, etc.

Collection Creator:
Ley, Willy, 1906-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 67, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1956-57
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
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Willy Ley Papers
Willy Ley Papers / Series 2: Subject Files / 2.7: Artificial satellites materials
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Tracking and Data Relay Satellites System (TDRSS) Documentation

Creator:
Contel Federal Systems, Fairfax, VA  Search this
Names:
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Cubic feet ((2 letter document boxes, 1 slim letter document box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lists
Specifications
Reports
Diagrams
Date:
1976-1979
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains TDRSS documentation from the years 1976 through 1979. Materials include: a Pricing Manual, a Program Acronym List, Program Space Segment Specifications, a Baseline Report, Project Plans, a Proposal Kickoff Package, the Proposal Preparation, a Test Plan, the Review Boards Notebook, a Shuttle User Draft, Contracts, a System Design Report, Performance Specifications, a Statement of Work, and Flow Diagrams.
Biographical / Historical:
Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS) are the largest, most advanced privately developed communications satellites. TDRS provide global coverage of Earth-orbiting spacecraft. In the past, spacecraft could communicate with Earth only when they were in sight of a ground tracking station, typically less than one fifth of the time. The TDRS system enables spacecraft to communicate with Earth for about 85 to 100 percent of the orbit by having a system of orbiting telecommunication satellites operated from a single ground terminal link. The first TDRS was launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 4, 1983. TDRS is owned and operated by the Technical Services Division of Contel Federal Systems, Fairfax, VA. However, its services are being leased to NASA for a ten-year period.
Provenance:
Daniel K. Elliot, Gift, 2002
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Tracking and Data Relay Satellites System (TDRSS)  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Communications equipment  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lists
Specifications
Reports
Diagrams
Citation:
Tracking and Data Relay Satellites System (TDRSS) Documentation, Accession 2002-0046, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0046
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Cover, Lens

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, Adhesive, Metal Foil Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 7.3 × 5.4 × 1.9cm (2 7/8 × 2 1/8 × 3/4 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Communications
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993001
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Cover, Lens

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, Adhesive, Metal Foil Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 7.9 × 5.7 × 2.2cm (3 1/8 × 2 1/4 × 7/8 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993002
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Cover, Lens

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
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Dimensions:
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Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Cover, Lens

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
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Plastic, Adhesive, Metal Foil Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 6.7 × 6 × 2.2cm (2 5/8 × 2 3/8 × 7/8 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993004
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Cover, Lens

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, Adhesive, Metal Foil Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 7.6 × 6 × 2.2cm (3 × 2 3/8 × 7/8 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993005
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Cover, Lens

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Plastic, Adhesive, Metal Foil Tape
Dimensions:
3-D: 7 × 6 × 2.2cm (2 3/4 × 2 3/8 × 7/8 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993006
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Cover, Satellite, Display

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Mylar, Mat Board
Dimensions:
3-D: 14 × 14.6 × 0.2cm (5 1/2 × 5 3/4 × 1/16 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Inventory Number:
A19770993007
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Cover, Satellite, Faux Display

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Mylar, Mat Board
Dimensions:
3-D: 14 × 23.8 × 0.2cm (5 1/2 × 9 3/8 × 1/16 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993008
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Cover, Satellite, Faux Display

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Mylar, Mat Board
Dimensions:
3-D: 14 × 23.8 × 0.2cm (5 1/2 × 9 3/8 × 1/16 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993009
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Cover, Satellite, Faux Display

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Mylar, Mat Board
Dimensions:
3-D: 14 × 42.5 × 0.2cm (5 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 4 3/4 in. × 1/16 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993010
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Cover, Satellite, Faux Display

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Mylar, Mat Board
Dimensions:
3-D: 14 × 42.5 × 0.2cm (5 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 4 3/4 in. × 1/16 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993011
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Cover, Satellite, Faux Display

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Mylar, Mat Board
Dimensions:
3-D: 14 × 41.9 × 0.2cm (5 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 4 1/2 in. × 1/16 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Communications
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993012
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Cover, Satellite, Faux Display

Manufacturer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology  Search this
Materials:
Mylar, Mat Board
Dimensions:
3-D: 14 × 44.4 × 0.2cm (5 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 5 1/2 in. × 1/16 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19770993013
Restrictions & Rights:
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Laser Ranging System, Satellite-Tracking, Film and Canister

Manufacturer:
Spacerays Inc; Boller & Chivens  Search this
Materials:
aluminum, tape, plastic, film, glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 9.5 × 10.2cm (3 3/4 in. × 4 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transfered from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Inventory Number:
A19840406014
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Laser Ranging System, Satellite-Tracking, Optical Supports, Miscellaneous Parts

Manufacturer:
Spacerays Inc; Boller & Chivens  Search this
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Inventory Number:
A19840406015
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Laser Ranging System, Satellite-Tracking, Miscellaneous Parts

Manufacturer:
Spacerays Inc; Boller & Chivens  Search this
Materials:
Steel, Plastic, Glass, Adhesive, Paper
Dimensions:
Storage (Rehoused on aluminum pallet with one additional object): 121.9 × 121.9cm, 102.5kg, 63.5cm (48 × 48 in., 226lb., 25 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transfered from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Inventory Number:
A19840406001
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Laser Ranging System, Satellite-Tracking, Optical Supports, Miscellaneous Parts

Manufacturer:
Spacerays Inc; Boller & Chivens  Search this
Materials:
Steel, Paint, Copper, Plastic, Synthetic Fabric, Paper, Cork, Mylar (Polyester), Wood, Cadmium Plating, Adhesive
Dimensions:
Storage (Rehoused on 48 x 48 aluminum pallet): 125.1 × 123.8 × 129.5cm, 139.7kg (49 1/4 × 48 3/4 × 51 in., 308lb.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Photographic
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Inventory Number:
A19840406006
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