Elektron-2 satellite

Elektron-2 satellite

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Credit: MARK WILLIAMSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Elektron-2 satellite display at the Air and Space Museum, Le Bourget, Paris. The original was launched by the Soviet Union in January 1964 to study the Van Allen radiation belts and space beyond. Photographed at the 2009 Paris Air Show.

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