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Vanguard-Balloon (Vanguard Sub-Satellite)

Vanguard Balloon [NASA]

The Vanguard Balloon Subsatellite was a small balloon satellite to measure air-density. It was launched piggy back with the Vanguard 13in Magnetometer satellite.

Vanguard Balloon was lost in a launch failure, when the Vanguard launch vehicle second stage was damaged during staging.

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

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