Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 478
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Satellite Tracking Program
Dates:
1957-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
26.7 linear meters and oversize.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists mostly of records documenting the administration, operation and scientific work of the STP Baker-Nunn camera and laser-ranging stations. The majority of the files were created after the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) reorganization in 1973 and maintained by the Radio and Geoastronomy Division. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, drawings, blueprints, plans, schematics, charts, publications, manuals, maps, and data concerning station operations; station personnel; the design of stations and facilities; satellites tracked; equipment development, especially the laser-ranging system; agreements with host nations, states, and organizations; procurement requests and property inventories; weather at stations; and general administration. Also included is correspondence of STP Manager Michael R. Pearlman; photographs and slides of stations, personnel, equipment, and facilities; and information on foreign countries where stations were located.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 478, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Satellite Tracking Program, Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Pearlman, Michael R. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Satellite Tracking Program (SAO). Radio and Geoastronomy Division (SAO) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio and Geoastronomy Division (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio and Geoastronomy Division (SAO). Satellite Tracking Program (SAO) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astrophysical observatories. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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