ATS-6


ATS-6

and decommissioned July 1979.

During its five-year life, ATS-6 transmitted educational programming to various countries, including India, the United States and other regions. The vehicle also conducted air traffic control tests, was used to practice satellite-assisted search and rescue techniques, carried an experimental radiometer subsequently carried as a standard instrument aboard weather satellites, and pioneered direct broadcast TV.

External links

* [http://roland.lerc.nasa.gov/~dglover/sat/ats6.html ATS 6]
* [http://spacedata.bu.edu/ats-6info.html ATS 6 Mission Information]


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