Vanguard SLV5 [NASA]
The Vanguard SLV5 satellite consisted of a 13in spherical satellite, which contained a precise magnetometer to map the Earth's magnetic field. The satellite was lost together with the Vanguard Balloon, when the Vanguard launch vehicle second stage was damaged during staging. The magnetometer was reflown on the Vanguard 3 satellite.
|Type / Application:||Science|
|Contractors:||Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)|
|Vanguard SLV5 (13in Magnetometer #1)||1959-F01||14.04.1959||CC LC-18A||F||Vanguard||with Vanguard Balloon|