The Mercury programming system

  title={The Mercury programming system},
  author={M. B. Scott and Robert Hoffman},
  booktitle={AFIPS '61 (Eastern)},
The Mercury Programming System was designed to meet the specific objective of tracking the Mercury spacecraft during all possible phases of light--launch, abort, orbit and re-entry, and to predict continually the spacecraft impact point so that a safe and speedy recovery of the Mercury astronaut could be effected. 

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