Surveys for Spacecraft Tracking Sites

by R.C. Wigand,


Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 2, Pg. 1-8


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Special application of celestial surveying and surveying mathematics; mapping may be accomplished by establishing equation in spherical coordinates based on trajectory criteria; in evaluation of sites, it is desirable to determine acquisition and departure azimuths to spacecraft, and to measure horizon clearances so that effect of obstructions to tracking may be compared; geodetic and layout surveys.

Subject Headings: Site surveys | Aircraft and spacecraft | Tracking | Mathematics | Mapping | Site investigation | Azimuth

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