• Short Summary

    THE FIRST U.S.SATELLITE POWERED COMPLETELY BY A NUCLEAR GENERATOR IS IN ORBIT AROUND THE EARTH..THE?

  • Description

    THE FIRST U.S.SATELLITE POWERED COMPLETELY BY A NUCLEAR GENERATOR IS IN ORBIT AROUND THE EARTH..THE SATELLITE WAS LAUNCHED ON 28 SEPTEMBER AT VANDENBURG AIR FORCE BASE IN CALIFORNIA.

    POWERING ALL SYSTEMS ABOARD THE SATELLITE IS A 27-POUND SNAP-9A ISOTOPIC GENERATOR DESIGNED TO PRODUCE 25 WATTS OF DIRECT ELECTRICAL CURRENT.THE INITIALS SNAP STAND FOR SYSTEMS FOR NUCLEAR AUXILIARY POWER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8K7DNR986GFYRBOB86A35OTVI
    Media URN:
    VLVA8K7DNR986GFYRBOB86A35OTVI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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