At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the ninety foot Thor triple stage rocket is ready for firing.?
At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the ninety foot Thor triple stage rocket is ready for firing. It carries the one hundred and forty two pound paddlewheel satellite, so called because of the four, three-foot-long paddies that are folded under the cowl, like a bird's wings. There's the blastoff and the mighty rocket hurtles into the sky on a tail of fire. The third stage thrust putting the satellite into orbit at 22,000 miles per hour, where the blades will spring out and lock into place forming a solar cell system to recharge the batteries during the satellite's life...expected to be about one year. The paddlewheel satellite dubbed the explorer VI ...carries the most comprehensive array of scientific instruments ever sent aloft by the U.S. Radio transmitters will relay the data back to earth. The devices aboard will measure radiation and chart the earth's magnetic field. Minutes after the launching the satellite's signals were packed up by monitors around the world.
A "good" signal, clearly recorded, bringing new information on the scientific facts of the universe.