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p274Sydney Metzger's comment (page 204) was made during an interview dated December 5, 1985, when he said, "When we (RCA) heard of Syncom we could have kicked ourselves for not thinking of a spinner at synchronous altitudes since RCA had the very early spinner experience." Metzger, who worked for RCA, joined Comsat in June 1963 as the manager of engineering (HAC archives 1993-50 Box 1).Comments on the TWT for HAC's 24-hour satellite were made in interview with Tom Hudspeth, Rosen and Roney (pages 204-205).The date that Leroy Tillotson sent his proposal for a medium-altitude satellite to Bell's research department (page 205) is given in A.C. Dickieson's book (see notes for chapter 18).Carver's and Puckett's immediate views of Rosen's proposal were given Rosen's interview with me (page 205).A memo from A.S.Jerrems to F.R.Carver on September 17,1959, reminds Carver of a meeting planned for September 23 to work up a presentation on communication satellites for Allen Puckett (page 205) (HAC archives)."Rosen and Williams first describe their satellite in "Commercial Communication Satellite": October 1959, by H. A. Rosen and D. D. Williams (page 205), and in Preliminary design analysis of communication satellite, October 1959. This paper reviews the torque box design that Harold Rosen and Don Williams put forward for a 24-hour satellite in September (From HAC archives).Sam Lutz examined the Rosen-Williams idea. His evaluation appears in a memo from S.G.Lutz to A.V.Haeff, October 1, 1959, Evaluation of H.A.Rosen's commercial satellite communication proposal (From Bob Roney) (page 207).A memo from A.S.Jerrems of October 9,1959, confirms the establishment of a two-week-long intensive study of the Rosen proposal (page 207).A memo from S.G.Lutz to A.V.Haeff on October 13, 1959. Subject: Economic aspects of satellite communication gives Lutz's opinions (page 207).
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