posted 02-16-2006 01:36 AM
Is it Vanguard 1? Any value in a space shuttle retrieving the oldest satellite still in orbit?
Posts: 2113 From: Staffs, UK Registered: Aug 2002
posted 02-16-2006 03:43 AM
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.
Posts: 3293 From: Houston, TX Registered: May 2001
posted 02-16-2006 09:31 AM
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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