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Vanguard (13in Magnetometer)

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Science
Operator: NASA
Contractors: Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Equipment:
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 10 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Vanguard SLV5 (13in Magnetometer #1) 1959-F01 14.04.1959 CC LC-18A F Vanguard with Vanguard Balloon

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