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Dolder, Fred
Oral History interview with Fred Dolder and Reuben H. Gablehouse, Ball Brothers, 1982 January 13.
A joint interview with Reuben H. Gablehouse and Fred Dolder covers the Ball Brothers contracts for the Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO), telemetry problems, and their work on Skylab. The interview principally covers Ball Brothers' contracts for and development of the early OSOs from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. In this period Dolder served as Program Manager for OSO. Significant topics include: evolution of the original OSO proposal; the relationship of John Lindsay of Goddard (the contracting agency for OSO) with Ball Brothers; design changes relating to pointing controls, telemetry and structural configuration; loss of the AOSO contract; and Ball Brothers' work on Skylab.
Fred Dolder: Ball Brothers, former Director of Special Projects and the Project Manager of the first.Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO) at Ball Bros.
Reuben H. Gablehouse: Ball Aeropace Systems Division, former President. Assisted Fred Dolder in the development and launch of the first OSOs at Ball Bros.
Dolder, Fred
Gablehouse, Rueben H.
Ball Corporation. Aerospace Systems Division.
Goddard Space Flight Center -- Research.
Skylab Program.
Artificial satellites
Advanced orbiting solar observatory (AOSO).
Astrophysics -- History
Orbiting solar observatories
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DeVorkin, David H. 1944- interviewer.
Gablehouse, Rueben H., interviewee.
Lindsay, John C.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA