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Satellite tracking facilities their history and operation. by Thomas, Shirley.

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Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York .
Written in English


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SeriesHolt library of science,, ser. 1, 12
LC ClassificationsTL796.6.E2 T5
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Pagination159 p.
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5890313M
LC Control Number63024414

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