Sixty years ago, a grapefruit-sized aluminium sphere with six antennas and some tiny solar cells was launched into Earth orbit. The Vanguard 1 satellite is still up there and is the oldest human-made object in space. It’s our first piece of space archaeology.
|Number of pages||6|
|Specialist publication||The Conversation|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Mar 2018|
- Space junk
- Global perspectives
- Cube satellites