TACSAT launch from Wallops Island.
jsteller at spottydog.us
Wed Dec 27 22:21:53 CST 2006
I saw pictures of that TACSAT at NRL when we were integrating the
current TACSAT 1...
Glenn Baumgartner wrote:
> You guys don't remember the REAL ...TACSAT.. UHF milsatcom bird of the
> 60's.. weighted close to half a ton as I remember. Three Monster helix
> antennas, IT was THE FATHER of all UHF military (Fleetsat, LEASAT,
> UFO, etc) and civilian satellites....more or less....since the NASA
> ATS -1 and AST -3 birds were actually VHF 149 and 136 MHz and they
> really were first. These latest "TACSAT" birds are not the real
> thing.. but then again the REAL TACSAT (first one ) didn't glow in
> the dark either did it!! Rats! Oh well those who cannot remember
> history are doomed to repeat it. Not all bad sometimes.
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