Jerry presented this paper presented at the 50th International Astronautical Congress, 4 – 8 October 1999, Amsterdam, Netherlands see www.iafastro.org. It details the recovery operations, led by Jerry, for the Hughes HGS-1 satellite that was launched for Asia Satellite Communications Ltd. Our search of the International Astronautical Foundation (IAF) online archives reveals that this paper or any reference to it is not available. The IAF indicates that no papers prior to 2004 are available. We feel that researchers should have online access to this paper as it is the definitive reference for this recovery mission.
Many wonderful and talented people at Hughes contributed to the success of this mission. A tribute to many of them as well as other contributors around the world is illustrated in the official mission poster which bears the signatures of all those folks.