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Use of Radio Equipment for Space Shuttle Navigation

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1 Author(s)
E. Schiesser ; Lyndon B.Johnson Space Center,NASA, Houston, TX

This paper discusses the role of radio navigation and communications equipment for Space Shuttle navigation. Radio navigation systems are discussed in terms of their ability to support Space Shuttle flight operations. A phased development of navigation capability from conventional trackers to relay satellites and navigation satellites is reviewed.

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IEEE Transactions on Communications  (Volume:26 ,  Issue: 11 )