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Geos satellite with technician, 1960s.


Geos satellite with technician, 1960s.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 31cm x 32cm


A technician is shown examinining the satellite which was part of the US Explorer programme, a series of low-cost satellites devoted to specific scientific objectives. The Geos satellite series was used for geodesy, the study of the Earth's shape.

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