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Vanguard (20in Lyman-Alpha)

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Science
Operator: NASA
Contractors: Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
Propulsion: None
Power: Batteries
Mass: 10 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
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


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