Shipshape Satellite

November 1961
New Yorker;11/25/1961, Vol. 37 Issue 41, p46
The article provides information on a life-size model of an earth satellite at the Museum of Natural History in New York and its equipment provided by several companies. It measured 41 feet in height and 15 feet in diameter and weighed five and a half ton. The environmental-control system provided by American Machine & Foundry Co. keeps the satellite's temperature at 70 to 75 degrees, humidity at 50% and pressure at half of the pressure at sea level. The compartments were equipped with several instruments for experiments.


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