Satellite, Vanguard 1, Replica

This is one of several replicas of the Vanguard 1 satellite in the NASM collection. Vanguard 1 was the second American satellite to orbit the Earth on 17 March 1958. The provenance of this object is unknown. Solar panels appear to be intact.

Donor unknown

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Aluminum
Dimensions
Overall: 6 in. diameter (15.2cm); antennae extend to a volume equivalent of a 2 foot diameter sphere.

This is one of several replicas of the Vanguard 1 satellite in the NASM collection. Vanguard 1 was the second American satellite to orbit the Earth on 17 March 1958. The provenance of this object is unknown. Solar panels appear to be intact.

Donor unknown

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Aluminum
Dimensions
Overall: 6 in. diameter (15.2cm); antennae extend to a volume equivalent of a 2 foot diameter sphere.

ID: A19830242000