History Quiz – week of Oct. 29
By Randy Saunders , 50th Space Wing Historian
/ Published October 27, 2015
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Last week's question and answer:
At 8:22 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Oct. 10, 2007, an Atlas V booster launched the first of which satellite family into orbit? Bonus: When did the 50th Space Wing accept satellite control authority of the satellite? The satellite was the first Wideband Global SATCOM satellite. The wing accepted satellite control authority on April 11, 2008.
This week's question:
On Oct. 23, 1974, General Dynamics received a $29.5 million contract to develop ground stations and user equipment for what satellite system?
Responses to the quiz questions can be emailed to 50th Space Wing Historian