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I go to the web to look up a reference in a book to a NASA technical report from 1964. My only successes are several references to the same document and one PDF from a Russian radio electronics enthusiast. The PDF from the Russian is a scan from a copy out of the Kirkland Air Force Base Library. My first reaction is that this is a dumb world, but then my second reaction is no, maybe this is the system actually working. 🤔

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Before I forget, thanks, fellow nerd from Russia! Also, maybe I need to do a little upload to since this document didn't seem to be there.

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In case anybody else is interested in the first use of integrated circuits in satellites. They also happened to be surface mount, a form factor which has been in use for longer than I realized.

The probe referred to in that tech note appeared to be a part of a series from the "Interplanetary Monitoring Platform". The history of that is discussed in this document:

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