01/01/1963 File Photo -<br />
Weighing 405 lbs. (184 kg), this 35-inch (89-cm) pressurized stainless steel sphere measured the density, composition, pressure and temperature of Earth's atmosphere after its launch from Cape Canaveral on April 3, 1963. The mission was one of three that Goddard Space Flight Center specifically conducted to learn more about the atmosphere's physical properties?knowledge that they ultimately used for scientific and meteorological purposes. Explorer XVII carried two spectrometers, four vacuum pressure gauges and two electrostatic probes. Before it reached its intended orbit that ranged from 158 to 570 miles (254-917 km) above Earth, the satellite was spun up to about 90 rpm.<br />
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Satellite<br />
Keywords:<br />
Explorer<br />
Keywords:<br />
Flight<br />
Keywords:<br />
GSFC<br />
Keywords:<br />
Atmospheric<br />
Keywords:<br />
XVII<br />
Audience:<br />
General Public<br />
facet_what:<br />
Earth<br />
facet_what:<br />
Explorer<br />
facet_where:<br />
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)<br />
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April 3, 1963<br />
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01-01-1963<br />
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1963<br />
Image #:<br />
G-63-4001<br />
orignial url:<br />
http://grin.hq.nasa?<br />
UID:<br />
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2002-00 0115<br />
Center:<br />
GSFC<br />
Center Number:<br />
G-63-4001<br />
GRIN DataBase Number:<br />
GPN-2002-000115<br />
Creator-Photographer:<br />
NASA<br />
Original Source:<br />
DIGITAL
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01/01/1963 File Photo -
Weighing 405 lbs. (184 kg), this 35-inch (89-cm) pressurized stainless steel sphere measured the density, composition, pressure and temperature of Earth's atmosphere after its launch from Cape Canaveral on April 3, 1963. The mission was one of three that Goddard Space Flight Center specifically conducted to learn more about the atmosphere's physical properties?knowledge that they ultimately used for scientific and meteorological purposes. Explorer XVII carried two spectrometers, four vacuum pressure gauges and two electrostatic probes. Before it reached its intended orbit that ranged from 158 to 570 miles (254-917 km) above Earth, the satellite was spun up to about 90 rpm.

Satellite
Keywords:
Explorer
Keywords:
Flight
Keywords:
GSFC
Keywords:
Atmospheric
Keywords:
XVII
Audience:
General Public
facet_what:
Earth
facet_what:
Explorer
facet_where:
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
facet_when:
April 3, 1963
facet_when:
01-01-1963
facet_when_year:
1963
Image #:
G-63-4001
orignial url:
http://grin.hq.nasa?
UID:
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2002-00 0115
Center:
GSFC
Center Number:
G-63-4001
GRIN DataBase Number:
GPN-2002-000115
Creator-Photographer:
NASA
Original Source:
DIGITAL

Filename: F_NASA_127049.jpg
Source: Images Distribution
Date: 2 Jan 1963
Location: Kennedy Space Center FLA USA
Credit: NASA
Copyright:
Model Release: No
Property Release: No
Restrictions: editorial use only - Public Domain Image - Please credit photographer - any fee charged is only for research.
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