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Catalog Number 01311
Object Name Satellite
Description Instruments in Explorer III, America's Second Satellite in space, March 26, 1958. This is a spare payload made at a cost of $20,000 to be ready to go in case of failure of first attempt. Designed by George H. Ludwig under direction of Dr. James A. Van Allen, Dept of Physics at the State University of Iowa (University of Iowa)
Source VanAllen, Dr. James A. & Dr. Ludwig
Received Date 10/03/1960