Applications Technology Satellite (ATS-1)

“ATS 1 (Applications Technology Satellite) was designed and launched for the purpose of (1) testing new concepts in spacecraft design, propulsion, and stabilization, (2) collecting high-quality cloud cover pictures and relaying processed meteorological data via an earth-synchronous satellite, (3) providing in situ measurements of the aerospace environment, and (4) testing improved communication systems. The spin-stabilized spacecraft was cylindrically shaped and measured 135 cm long and 142 cm in diameter. (NASA, n.d.)”


NASA. n.d. “ATS 1.” National Space Science Data Coordinated Archive. Accessed September 28, 2021.


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