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There is no negative for this image and it is not in scrapbook 1. It was published in The Marlborough Express Monday August 26, 1957, page 5 and has been photographed from there. "Wayne Taylor prepares for vibration tests at the Naval Research Laboratory a 6in[ch] aluminium satellite, similar to one scheduled for launching later this year, as part of the test programme before the International Geophysical Year launching of a larger 20in[ch] satellite. The small sphere will contain miniature radio transmitters for tracking. Attached to its surface are six rectangular housings for solar batteries, to be evaluated as a possible power supply for later satellites."
Testing the test satellite -Marlborough Express Photographs From August 1957 -Copyright The Marlborough Express Newspaper Co. Ltd

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Last modified on: April 12, 2013