A satellite that tested new technology for communications satellites. Developed and operated by NASA's Glenn Research Center, it was launched in September 1993 and conducted 103 experiments in 74 000 hours before ending its work in May 2000. ACTS utilized spot-beam antennae and on-board switching and processing systems for the tests.
http://acts.grc.nasa.gov/ Project information on the ACTS project, run by NASA's Space Communications Program at Cleveland, Ohio. The site includes detailed descriptions of ACTS spacecraft, operations, and experiments, as well as the latest news and events.
Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.