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SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN, Satellites and the Beginning of the Space Age
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History of artificial satellites
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example, was not (Author's interview with John Rubel). In a memo dated: March 26, 1962, Fubini was still arguing strongly in favor of Advent John Rubel's papers).

R.H.Edwards to D.D.Williams, 19 January 62, "Separation of syncom payload from the third stage" (HAC archives 1987-44 box 1).

"Torques and Attitude Sensing in Spin-Stabilized Synchronous Satellites," by D.D. Williams, American Astronautical Symposium, Goddard Memoria: Symposium, March 16 -17, 1962.

Post Syncom decision:

Interest in Syncom grew once it had become an official project. An internal HAC memo date 9 May 1962 from C. Gordon Murphy to R.E.Wendahl discussed a visit by the commanding general of the U.S. Army Advent Management Agency, who was interested in HAC's ability to provide a replacement for the Advent Spacecraft.

By June 18, Robert Seamans was writing to John Rubel about NASA's plans for a follow-on Syncom program—a five-hundred-pound spacecraft that would permit the "incorporation of 4 independent wide band transponders, redundant control systems and sufficient on-board power to operate the system continuously."7#32;Such a satellite, as a memo from Robert S. McNamara, dated May 23, 1962, shows, would provide a suitable alternative to Advent (John Rubel's papers).

Memo from John Rubel, deputy DDR&E, to the assistant secretary of the Army, January 25,1962. Subject: DoD support of NASA-Syncom communication satellite test (John Rubel's papers).

Documents for general background to the communication section

"Telephones, People and Machines," by J.R. Pierce, Atlantic Monthly, December 1957.

Transoceanic Communication by Means of Satellite." by J.R. Pierce and R. Kompfner. Proceedings of the IRE, March 1959 (David Whalen, from George Washingon University).


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