Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall: 6 in. wide x 31 in. deep with antennae (15.2 x 78.7cm)
Metal shell, solar cells
One of several replicas of the Vanguard 1 satellite built by the Naval Research Laboratory. This specimen is described as a full-scale model by NRL, which transferred it to NASM in March 1975.
Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory