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1958 Press Photo Explorer II Satellite Spacecraft Mich - RRW83221

AdID: 446191

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRW83221

Height: 8

Width: 10

Source: Rogers


This is an original press photo. That 36-inch piece of tape at the lower right is all that is contained in the miniature tape recorder which is mounted in Explorer II.

Explorer 2 (EXPLR2) was to be a repeat of the Explorer 1 mission. However, due to a failure in the rocket during launch, the spacecraft did not reach orbit.
Explorer 2 was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station LC-26A in Florida on March 5, 1958 at 18:28 UTC, by a Jupiter-C launch vehicle. The Jupiter-C had its origins in the United States Army's Project Orbiter in 1954. The project was canceled in 1955, when the decision was made to proceed with Project Vanguard. (Wikipedia)Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 03-03-1958.