Saturday, August 1, 2009

Spacetrack: Watchdog of the Skies (1969)

Just for fun let's see some satellite books for the next few posts. They are the part of the space program that not only succeeded but continues to be part of our planned future in space. As far as I know no nation would be willing to give up their ability to launch satellites and many more nations hope to in the future.

So first off, who is keeping track of what is up there?

Coombs, Charles. Spacetrack: Watchdog of the Skies. New York: William Morrow and Co. (128 p.)

Describes the USAF Spacetrack program. Discusses need for orbital object census, US and Russian Spy satellites, and the technology involved in tracking orbital objects. Illustrations of rockets, satellites, space stations and tracking equipment.

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