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Robert M. Salter Jr. was an American engineer who worked for the RAND Corporation. He was one of the first to study the possibility of using a satellite to collect information.[1] During the 1970s, he advocated the vactrain high-speed transit concept. He also published papers on energy storage for the space program.

Salter died in May 2011.

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  1. ^ Day, Dwayne A. (July 5, 2011). "A Father of National Reconnaissance, Robert Salter". The Space Review. Retrieved July 11, 2014.