Re: Radio viewing

From: Bill Bard <>
Date: Mon, 22 May 1995 15:53:21 -0400

Bart's comments sound fine. I would think radio observations supporting orbit
derivations would be acceptable.

As an example, in the US there is a fan shape CW radar pointing up as part of
the US Navy satellite observation program (NAVSPUR or something like that). I
goes generally from east to west across the southern US around 33 deg N Lat.
As satellites cross it, a return signal can be heard. With mulitple timings
or receiving it from several locations on one pass, an orbit could be
derived. It's a project several people have worked on. One of these days
maybe we'll get time to perfect it.

Bill Bard
Received on Mon May 22 1995 - 16:12:39 UTC

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