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Category: Artefacts

Luna 21 and Lunokhod 2 Q&A with Richard Garriott

Alice Gorman and I had a fascinating conversation with Richard Garriott through Twitter last night about his privately-owned moon lander…

Asterix-1

A-1 was the first French satellite, launched on 26 November 1965 from the soon-to-close Hammaguir launch site in Algeria (which…

Cosmos-2222

Cosmos 2222 was launched twenty years ago on 25 November, 1992 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. The 1900 kilogram US-K model…

Cosmos-312

Cosmos 312 was the fifth of the Soviet Sfera satellites (thus also known as Sfera 5), launched on 24 November…

TIROS-2

On 23 November 1960 the TIROS-2 satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a Thor-Delta rocket. Also known as…

Skynet 1A

Skynet 1A was the first of the Skynet family of British military communication satellites. The satellite was a 422 kilogram…

Injun 4

The “Injun” satellite series was developed at the University of Iowa by James Van Allen (and his team of “Injuneers”),…

Solidaridad 1

When Mexico retired its first telecommunications satellites – Morelos 1 and 2 – they turned to their creators at Hughes…

SOLRAD 8

The United States Navy has a natural interest in Solar radiation because of its impact on radio communications on Earth….

Selenoglyphs

Geoglyphs are large-scale drawings on the earth’s surface made by either adding or exposing different-coloured material. Historic and archaeological features…

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