TITLE

Shuttle maps the world, proves large space structure

AUTHOR(S)
Covault, Craig
PUB. DATE
February 2000
SOURCE
Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/21/2000, Vol. 152 Issue 8, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on measurements made by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission for a three-dimensional map of most of Earth's terrain. Mission's demonstration of large structures technology critical for the International Space Station; Endeavour's radar receiver mast as the largest structure ever deployed in space; Military applications depending on terrain elevation data.
ACCESSION #
2850092

 

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