December 13, 1965 Electronics
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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
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Hughes Aerospace Division (now
part of Boeing Satellite Development Center) built the
for NASA in the early 1960s, at the dawn of the space communications era. Syncom is short
for Synchronous communications, so
named because it was the first operational satellite placed in a geosynchronous (aka
It was a big deal because its stationary positioning meant that not only was it constantly
in view of earth-based communications stations, but earth-based antennas did not need
to have expensive, sophisticated tracking systems to access the satellite. Once the
Gold Rush had panned out (pun
intended) in California, the booming aerospace industry was one of the largest attractions
for the state.
Hughes' advertisement in this 1965 issue of Electronics magazine targets
circuit designers who were thinking of "high" in terms of getting a satellite high (22,336 miles) into outer space in
orbit at a speed of 6,875 mph. Concurrently, California
of the day were thinking of "high" in term of getting themselves high and spaced
out by using speed.
Hughes Aerospace Division Employment
The Hughes/NASA Syncom stands still at 6875 mph
to talk to a billion people.
is your appointment in space with Hughes?
Today, Hughes is one of the nation's most active aerospace/electronics firms: Projects
include: F-111 B Phoenix Guided Missile System, TOW Anti-Tank Missile, Surveyor Lunar
Spacecraft, SYNCOM, Polaris, VATE, Hard Point Defense and others.
This vigor will assist the qualified engineers and scientists towards more and better
opportunities for both professional and personal growth.
Many immediate openings exist. The engineers selected for these positions will be
assigned to the following design tasks: the development of high power airborne radar
transmitters, the design of which involves use of the most advanced components; the design
of low noise radar receivers using parametric amplifiers; solid state masers and other
advanced microwave components; radar data processing circuit design, including range
and speed trackers, crystal filter circuitry and a variety of display circuits; high
efficiency power supplies for airborne and space electronic systems; telemetering and
command circuits for space vehicles, timing, control and display circuits for the Hughes
COLIDAR (Coherent Light Detection and Ranging).
If you are interested and believe that you can contribute, make your appointment today.
For immediate consideration. please airmail your resume to:
Mr. Robert A. Martin
Head of Employment
Hughes Aerospace Divisions
11940 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City 11, California
Creating a new world with electronics
Hughes Aircraft Company
An equal opportunity employer.
U. S. Citizenship Required
Posted August 10, 2018