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By Frederick I. Ordway

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Optical Tracking and Camera Coverage Woomera makes use of a large number of optical tracking devices and cameras because of their great accuracy and because of the gener­ ally clear skies over the range. While some Askania cinetheodolites are still in use at the range, the primary instrument is the Contraves. The cinetheodolites at Range E are located along Instrumentation Road, which runs downrange and generally parallel to the centerline [71]. The Askanias are sited along the first 5 mi of the route, while the Con­ traves, seen in action in Fig.

4 in. in June and flurries may fall in August. 4 in. 5 in. Winds are generally from the north, northwest, and west during the fall and winter and gusts up to 70 mph are not unusual. The relative humidity averages 93 per cent in the mornings, and varies little during the day, averaging 86 per cent at evening. 6. Launching Facilities Normal launching direction is over Twin Lakes or into Huson's Bay if shipping permits. The launchers, blockhouse, and assembly building, shown in Fig. 126 are sited according to the intraline distance of 300 ft for 4000 lb of Class 9 explosive (as specified in the Ordnance Safety Manual, ORDM 7-224).

Launching activities are controlled from a centrally located, air con­ ditioned blockhouse, which is a concrete structure 54 ft X 30 ft X 14 ft. The earth-covered structure provides space for 34 people. Windows in the forward end permit viewing of the launch area, and the roof supports antennas for rf sets monitoring various activities. Launch control con­ soles are provided for the various launchers as well as intercommunica­ tions systems, power supplies, and radio sets. An AN/GMQ-11 wind measuring set in the launch area provides ballistic correction data for the various launchers.

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