Science: Satellite Schedule

The U.S. can launch not one but six to ten satellite "vehicles" in 1957-58. Dr Homer E. Newell of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory told a Brussels geographical conference last week. The satelites will probably weigh less than 100 lbs., but even if they weigh only 10 Ibs they will be trackable from the earth Any interested party can track them or pick up their radio signals. "The satellites will appear in their orbits," said Dr. Newell "as a gift package from the U.S. Department of Defense."


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