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Television Camera

NSSDCA ID: 1974-039A-31

Mission Name: ATS 6
Principal Investigator:Mr. George C. Patterson, Jr.


A subminiature TV camera was mounted inside the earth-viewing module with the lens attached through a hole in the prime-focus feed plate to view the 30-ft parabolic reflector. Its primary purpose was to verify proper reflector deployment and to indicate possible anomalies such as tears, holes, folds, and other distortions. Its secondary purpose was to periodically determine any change in the status of the reflector. This information was used in operating and analyzing the communications system. The TV camera used the communications subsystem wide-band data unit to transmit pictures to the ground.

Alternate Names

  • ATS6/TelevisionCamera

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space and Terrestrial Applications United States


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    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Mr. George C. Patterson, Jr.Principal InvestigatorNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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