Milestone-Proposal talk:Long-Range Wideband Three-Dimensional Satellite Imaging Using the ALCOR Radar

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-- Administrator4 (talk) 18:43, 6 June 2023 (UTC)

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Original Citation Title and Text -- Administrator4 (talk) 17:12, 3 April 2024 (UTC)

Long-Range Wideband Three-Dimensional Satellite Imaging Using the ALCOR Radar, 1970-1987

Lincoln Laboratory used the ARPA-Lincoln C-band Observables Radar (ALCOR) to generate the first three-dimensional high-resolution radar images of objects in space: Salyut-1 space station imaged in 1971, and Skylab imaged in May 1973. These images were produced off-line with recorded radar data. In 1987, the first real-time images were produced by the Kwajalein Discrimination System designed and built by Lincoln Laboratory.