This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Vanguard satellite.

Vanguard satellite.

C029/1819

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

MARK WILLIAMSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK WILLIAMSON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions:

Editorial Use Only.

Caption

A back-up flight model for the Vanguard 1 satellite on display at the Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas, one of America's leading space and rocket museums. The actual Vanguard 1 was launched as America's second satellite on 17 March 1958. It was 16cm in diameter and weighed just 1.5kg, but it was the first satellite to derive its power from solar cells - seen here in housings around the circumference. Stub aerials or antennas for communications are also visible.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}