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[i]As I recall, the suffixes Victor and Quebec, which are phonetic alphabet aids, were added to the Rose Knot and Coastal Sentry names by agreement between the Air Force and NASA when the ships began supporting manned space flight programs, around 1960-61. NASA then referred to the ships as the "RKV" and "CSQ" to fit in with the way they referred to the land-based stations in their Manned Space Flight Network (MSFN), i.e., three-character
designators and call signs.[/i]
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