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posted 02-16-2006 01:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for para629   Click Here to Email para629     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it Vanguard 1? Any value in a space shuttle retrieving the oldest satellite still in orbit?

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posted 02-16-2006 03:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have a look at a Satellite Situation Report for status of satellites,probes,etc.

Should answer this question and several similar ones you posted in cS elsewhere.

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posted 02-16-2006 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you are right about it being Vanguard. It was launched in 1958 and is still in orbit. From what I read it is supposed to continue orbiting for another 200 years. Here was its location recently:


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