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Tapes from the IBM 7090 are fed into another IBM 1401 for conversion to cards or alphametric readout. They are also applied to an output converter for printed tabulated data or geographical plotting. Programming outputs from the IBM 7090 are processed by an IBM 716 computer. 5 mi north of the town of Woomera. In this area are located range headquarters, central power plant, ad ministrative offices, open and closed storage facilities, motor garages, bulk fuel storage, and the airfield and its associated facilities.
Located at some distance behind the launcher is a kerosene storage area and a liquid nitrogen storage facility with an evaporation plant. It supplies gaseous nitrogen at 5000 psi to the launch pad by means of a zig-zag pipe line above ground, clearly seen to the right of the service structure in Fig. 111. 25-in. diameter pipe are used also as a storage facility for the gas. The control center for the launching complex is located 4000 ft to the rear and can be seen slightly to the left of the service structure in Fig.
SHARPE, JR. AND JOHN M. 5 kc/sec. The peak power is 250 kw . S. M7 and M9, the French P H F 90, or an early-warning radar set. 1230, shown in Fig. 135. This radar is tunable over the range 2900-3100 Mc/sec. With a pulse-width of 1 jusec and a pulse repetition rate of 400 cps, the set has a peak power of 800 kw and a range of 165 mi. It can be equipped with digital encoders for elevation, azimuth, and range data readout. Both these sets usually automatically track a beacon in the target rather than skin track the missiles .
Advances in space science and technology. Volume 7 by Frederick I. Ordway