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BigJim
2004-Mar-28, 05:14 PM
I need information regarding the exact design of Vanguard 1, specifically the reflectiveness of each part of it. Does anyone know who I should contact (I imagine there's someone at a NASA website who would have what I need) to get that kind of information? I'm considering attempting photometry of it but I need to know what the spacecraft looks like to accurately interperet a lightcurve.

BigJim
2004-Mar-29, 10:43 PM
Anyone?

CERDIP
2004-Mar-30, 06:42 AM
http://www.ninfinger.org/~sven/models/html_pix/vansat.html

http://home.swipnet.se/~w-52936/index20.htm

Charlie in Dayton
2004-Mar-30, 08:02 AM
Recordings of early satellites (http://www.amsat.org/amsat/features/sounds/firstsat.html) including Sputnik, Explorer I, and Vanguard I.

BigJim
2004-Mar-30, 11:13 PM
Thanks! I have exactly what I need now! :D