Science: Satellite Tests

A Navy Aerobee-Hi research rocket climbed last week to 126 miles above White Sands Proving Ground, N. Mex. Besides conventional instruments for upper-air research, it carried in its nose a precious but expendable pay load: the electronic guts of a satellite. In an aluminum can 10 in. long and 5 in. in diameter were instruments and circuitry as complicated as six TV sets.

During the 51 seconds while the rocket's fuel was still burning, its own telemetering equipment sent radio reports to earth, but when the fuel was gone and the rocket had climbed above most of the atmosphere, its main transmitter...

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