Gemini Spacecraft

Organization Description

Gemini Pedistle 

RENDEZVOUS RADAR SYSTEM

Radar Switch 

Radar Switch

Powers the Radar system. On STBY, those systems with which the radar is interfaced are energized. A time delay of 60 seconds is allowed for warm up prior to positioning the RADAR switch to ON. When turned ON, the radar commences transmission at a frequency of 1528 megacycles. The transmitted interrogation signal has a pulse width of 1 microsecond, a pulse repetition rate of 250 pulses per second for radars in spacecraft five, six, seven, eight, and nine, while those in spacecraft ten, eleven, and twelve operate at 240 pulses per second. The transmitter has a peak power
output of 1150 watts..