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Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Drawings

Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
United States. National Imagery and Mapping Agency. Geodesy & Geophysics  Search this
Names:
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission  Search this
Extent:
0.79 Cubic feet (Two letter boxes.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical drawings
Technical manuals
Date:
1999
Summary:
This collection consists of drawings, inspection report sheets, and a manual relating to the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists the following relating to the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission: JPL inspection report sheets; the manual, "Cargo Systems Manual (CSM): Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)," which includes technical drawings of the antennas; and nineteen J size drawings of the SRTM.
Arrangement:
Arrangement by type.
Biographical / Historical:
In 2000, the Space Shuttle Endeavour carried the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) payload into orbit. Shuttle astronauts used the payload, manufactured by the AEC-Able Engineering Co., to map in high detail and three dimensions more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface--the most complete and accurate rendering of the planet's land masses ever attempted. To acquire this data, the SRTM used a novel hardware system that featured a main antenna located in the Shuttle payload bay, a folding mast (in the mast canister) that extended 60 meters from the Shuttle, and then another antenna system that was positioned at the end of the mast (the outboard structure). It was this dual antenna system — the largest rigid structure then flown in space — that produced, through interferometry (a technique for combining the information obtained from the two, separate antennas), a three-dimensional mapping of the Earth. The mission was a joint undertaking of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the Department of Defense's National Imagery and Mapping Agency. The military will use the highest resolution data from SRTM for terrain navigation for planes and cruise missiles. A lower resolution data set will be made available to civilian scientists and other users.
Provenance:
Transfer from NASM Space History Department, 2019, NASM.2019.0051
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:
Space Shuttle Program (U.S.)  Search this
Topographical surveying  Search this
Astronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical drawings
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Drawings, NASM.2019.0051, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0051
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0051

Aerojet Experimental Liquid Propellant Jet Units Flight Test Scrapbook

Names:
Aerojet-General Corporation  Search this
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.47 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
bulk 1942-1943
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a scrapbook containing 44 black and white photographs of various sizes as well as four typewritten pages describing the photographs and the flight tests they depict. Photographs are divided into five "exhibits." Exhibit I is noted to be the solid propellant jet unit. Exhibit II depicts flight tests conducted from April 7 to 24, 1942 at the US Army Air Forces Bombing & Gunnery Range, Muroc Dry Lake, California using a Douglas A-20A, of experimental liquid propellant jet units developed by the Air Corps Jet Propulsion Research Project at the California Institute of Technology. Liquid propellant jet units shown in this section are the experimental form of units later produced by Aerojet Engineering Corporation for the Army Air Forces. Exhibit III depicts flight tests conducted from January 7 to 8, 1943 at the US Army Air Forces Bombing & Gunnery Range, Muroc Dry Lake, California using a Douglas A-20B of liquid propellant jet units, Model AL-1000, designed by the Aerojet Engineering Corporation. Exhibit IV contains photographs of jet propulsion units that were in production at the Aerojet Engineering Corporation at the time the scrapbook was produced. Exhibit V contains photographs of selected Aerojet Engineering Corporation plant facilities.
Biographical / Historical:
In April 1942, the US Army Air Force was conducting flight testing of experimental liquid propellant units developed by the Air Corps Jet Propulsion Research Project at the California Institute of Technology to determine their effects on reduction of takeoff run, stability and control, high speed performance, blast effects, and reliability. The units were found to reduce takeoff distance by approximately one-third and increase maximum speed by approximately 40 miles per hour. However, improvements were recommended in terms of jet installation. In January 1943, flight tests were conducted by the US Army Air Force on Model AL-1000 liquid propellant jet units developed by Aerojet Engineering Corporation based on the April 1942 testing. The Aerojet units successfully reduced takeoff distance and increased flight velocity, as well as allowing for quick and easy servicing and or unit replacement. Aerojet Engineering Corporation began producing these different models of these units for the US Army Air Force subsequent to this testing.
Provenance:
Unknown, found in collection, Year received unknown
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:
Jet propulsion  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Aerojet Experimental Liquid Propellant Jet Units Flight Test Scrapbook, Accession XXXX-0844, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0844
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0844

The Joint NASA/Geosat Test Case Project final report Michael J. Abrams, James E. Conel, Harold R. Lang ; editor, Helen N. Paley

Author:
Abrams, Michael J  Search this
Author:
Conel, James E  Search this
Lang, Harold R  Search this
Paley, Helen N  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Geosat Committee  Search this
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. <pt. 2, volume 1-2; part 3> illustrations (some color) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
Topic:
Geology--Remote sensing  Search this
Mines and mineral resources--Remote sensing  Search this
Petroleum--Geology--Remote sensing  Search this
Joint NASA/Geosat Test Case Project  Search this
Call number:
QE33.2.R4A27 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_288409

Jack N. James (1920-2001)

Creator:
California Institute of Technology  Search this
Subject:
James, Jack N (Jack Norval) 1920-2001  Search this
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
California Institute of Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1967
November 6, 1967
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4360]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_395760

Allyn B. Hazard (1928-1979)

Subject:
Hazard, Allyn B. 1928-1979  Search this
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Engineering  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-3586]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393495

Fred H. Felberg (b. 1920)

Creator:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Felberg, Fred H. 1920-  Search this
California Institute of Technology  Search this
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1967
Topic:
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0555]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290944

Saul Feldman (b. 1928)

Subject:
Feldman, Saul 1928-  Search this
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
California Institute of Technology  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1953
Topic:
Artificial satellites  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0556]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290945

Planetary exploration departures from the Space Station: trajectory effects on station operations : a Space Station utilization study / Paul K. Henry, Systems Analysis Section ; Andrey B. Sergeyevsky, Jayant Sharma, Mission Design Section ; edited by: Randy Cassingham, Systems Analysis Section

Author:
Henry, Paul K.  Search this
Sergeyevsky, Andrey B.  Search this
Sharma, Jayant  Search this
Editor:
Cassingham, Randy  Search this
Publisher:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Space Station Freedom Program (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 41 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
Topic:
Space trajectories  Search this
Space stations  Search this
Space flight to Mars  Search this
Space flight to asteroids  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1038451

Space Station accommodations for Station Keeping Platform operations : a Space Station utilization study / study team leader: Paul K. Henry, Systems Analysis Section ; edited by: Randy Cassingham, Systems Analysis Section

Author:
Henry, Paul K.  Search this
Editor:
Cassingham, Randy  Search this
Publisher:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Space Station Freedom Program (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
Topic:
Space stations--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Space vehicles  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046889

The Halley armada

Author:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
11 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Halley's comet
Date:
1985
[1985]
Topic:
Comets--Research  Search this
Observations  Search this
International cooperation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092323

Astronautics information open literature survey

Title:
JPLAI survey 1958-59
JPL astronautics information survey 1960-62
Author:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 v. in 6. 29 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1959
1962
Topic:
Astronautics--Bibliography  Search this
Astronautics--Abstracts  Search this
Call number:
Z5064.A8 A85
Z5064.A8A85
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_144017

Astronautics information abstracts. Reports and open literature

Title:
JPL astronautics information abstracts. Reports and open literature
Author:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. 29 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Abstracts
Date:
1962
1963
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Call number:
Z5064.A8 A84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093757

Aeronautics information abstracts

Title:
JPLAI abstracts 1959
JPL astronautics information abstracts 1960-June 1962
Author:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
5 v. 29 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1959
1962
Topic:
Astronautics--Bibliography  Search this
Astronautics--Abstracts  Search this
Call number:
Z5064.A8 A84
Z5064.A8A84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_129611

Spacecraft Dynamic Environment TIM : June 19-21, 1990 : the Aerospace Corporation, El-Segundo, California / organized by: the Aerospace Corporation, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory ; TIM co-coordinators, Dennis Kern of JPL, John Garba of JPL, Thinh Do of Aerospace

Title:
Spacecraft Dynamic Environment TIM : El Segundo, California : June 19-21, 1990
Author:
Spacecraft Dynamic Environment TIM (1990 : El Segundo, Calif.) creator  Search this
Host institution:
Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Organizer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes : illustrations, facsimiles ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1990
Topic:
Space vehicles--Design and construction  Search this
Space vehicles--Dynamics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1065116

Spacecraft Dynamic Environment TIM : June 18-20, 1991 : the Aerospace Corporation, El-Segundo, California / organized by: the Aerospace Corporation, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory ; TIM co-coordinators, Dennis Kern of JPL, John Garba of JPL, Thinh Do of Aerospace, Lori Crosse of Aerospace

Author:
Spacecraft Dynamic Environment TIM (1991 : El Segundo, Calif.) creator  Search this
Host institution:
Aerospace Corporation  Search this
Organizer:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1991
Topic:
Space vehicles--Design and construction  Search this
Space vehicles--Dynamics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1065110

The Comet Rendezvous Asteroid Flyby mission : a search for our beginnings

Author:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 79 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
1987.]
Topic:
Scientific satellites  Search this
Comets--Observations  Search this
Asteroids--Observations  Search this
Call number:
TL798.S3 C73 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_478356

Performance characteristics of U.S. manufactured spacecraft launched between 1970 and 1976

Title:
Catalogue of spacecraft characteristics
Author:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
26 leaves : ill., plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
[1975]
Topic:
Space vehicles--Design  Search this
Call number:
TL875 .A67 1975b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_800691

Into the black : JPL and the American space program, 1976-2004 / Peter J. Westwick

Author:
Westwick, Peter J  Search this
Subject:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 392 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Astronautics--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_813504

Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 6th quarterly review / Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Title:
Mariner Jupiter Saturn 1977 6th quarterly review
MJS77 6th quarterly review
Author:
Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 Project  Search this
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 Project  Search this
Project Mariner (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
358 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Jupiter (Planet)
Saturn (Planet)
Date:
1975
Topic:
Space flight to Jupiter  Search this
Space flight to Saturn  Search this
Exploration  Search this
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 M37 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_723624

Publications of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Author:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 28 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Periodicals
Date:
1960
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Jet propulsion  Search this
Call number:
TL787 .P835
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_730263

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