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Vanguard (20in X-Ray)

Vanguard TV5 [NRL]

The objective of the Vanguard TV5 satellite was to launch into orbit a fully instrumented, 20in, 10 kg X-Ray satellite. This satellite was to study maximum variations in the intensity of solar x-ray radiation in the 1 to 8 Å wavelength bands and to make certain space environment measurements. It was identical to the Vanguard Lyman-alpha satellites except for differnt wavelengths.

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 TV5 (X-ray/Environmental Satellite) 1958-F04 29.04.1958 CC LC-18A F Vanguard


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