Vanguard SLV-2 [NASA]
The objective of the Vanguard SLV1 and SLV2 satellites was to launch into orbit a fully instrumented, 20in, 10 kg Lyman-alpha satellite. This satellite was to study solar Lyman-alpha radiation and to make certain space environment measurements; it was identical to the Vanguard x-ray satellite of TV-5 except that it covered the 1100 to 1300 Å wavelength bands.
|Type / Application:||Science|
|Contractors:||Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)|
|Vanguard SLV1 (Lyman-Alpha Satellite 1)||1958-F05||28.05.1958||CC LC-18A||F||Vanguard|
|Vanguard SLV2 (Lyman-Alpha Satellite 2)||1958-F06||26.06.1958||CC LC-18A||F||Vanguard|