Capt. Robert F. Freitag

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Abstract: At 0703 est on 13 April 1960, the Navy's first experimental transit navigation satellite was placed in orbit about the earth. This test, the second of a series which began in September 1959 and which will continued through 1962, represents a major milestone towards the establishment of a "new look" in the United States Navy; a major milestone in the exploitatiion of space and space systems to allow the Navy to achieve ever-in-ereasing effectiveness in maintaining this natiion's sapower.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 7, Number 2&3
Pages: 106 - 116
Cite this article: Freitag, Capt. Robert F., "PROJECT TRANSIT: A NAVIGATION SATELLITE", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 7, No. 2&3, 1960, pp. 106-116.
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