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Papers on the Committee on Space Research, 1958 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 9/599

Scope and Contents

Agenda and minutes of meetings of the British National Committee on Space Research and sub-committees; letters concerning attendance at meetings; and reports on meetings, activities and proposals. The papers include the following items:

Report by Sir Graham Sutton on the 13th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics at Berkeley, California, August 1963.

Papers on a report to the Committee on Space Research, 1963.

Correspondence on a grant application by Sir Bernard Lovell, 1963.

Minutes of the Design of Experiments Sub-committee, 1963.

Papers regarding the Skylark stabilization programme, 1962.

Papers on the frequency allocation for radio astronomy, 1962.

Programme for the International Quiet Sun Year (I.Q.S.Y.), 1962.

Papers regarding the European Preparatory Commission for Space Research, 1962.

Papers concerning the I.Q.S.Y. Ionosphere and Airglow Sub-Group, 1962.

Correspondence with Sir Bernard Lovell concerning kinetheodolite observations of artificial satellites, 1962.

Correspondence with the Admiralty regarding staffing at the Royal Greenwich Observatory, 1961.

Proposal for examining the possible demand for small high altitude research rockets, 1961.

Summary report on Project West Ford - the United States Government programme to investigate a new system of long range communication, 1961.

Papers of satellites and space vehicles tracking facilities, 1961.

Papers on the development of the Skylark Programme of 1961-1964, 1961.

Lists of papers presented at the 2nd International Space Science Symposium, Florence, April 1961.

Papers on the U.S.S.R. and U.S.A. Space Research Programmes, 1960.

U.S.A. Space Research Programme, as presented to the Committee on Space Research, 9 January 1960.

Press release for the 1st International Space Science Symposium, 1960.

Report on Rocket Week, 16-22 November 1959, composed 1960.

Report on space research activities in the U.K. in 1959, composed 1960.

Papers on the proposed experiments for Scout Satellite S1, 1960.

Copy of the Committee on Space Research Charter, 1959.

Papers on the British Space Research Programme, 1959.

Papers relating to optical tracking observations of artificial satellites, 1959.

Report on the visit of a British delegation to the U.S.A., 1959.

Papers relating to the T.A.D.R.E.C. sub-committee on tracking, orbit analysis and telemetry work groups, 1959.

Papers regarding the Artificial Earth Satellite Experiments Working Group, 1959.

Report on the second meeting of the Committee on Space Research at The Hague, March 1959.

Report on the second meeting of the Committee on Contamination by Extra-terrestrial Exploration, March 1959.

Preliminary report on the Project Argus Experiment on high altitude atomic bursts, 1959.

Papers on the Australia, Japanese and U.S. Space Research Programmes, 1959.

Papers on the Moscow Rocket and Satellite Symposium, 1959.

Report on the first meeting of the Committee on Space Research, 1958.


  • Creation: 1958 - 1963


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Finding aid date

2006-06-07 12:37:40+00:00

Includes index.

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