Coronavirus (COVID-19) While museums are closed, the Science and Society Picture Library prints site is fully operational and we have added an FAQ page here.

Geos satellite and planet Earth, 1960s.


Geos satellite and planet Earth, 1960s.
2 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm


This drawing shows the Geos satellite in relation to the magnetosphere of earth. The magnetosphere is the volume of space, surrounding a planet, controlled by the planet's magnetic field, and acting as a magnetic shell. The Geos satellite 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.

Image Details

Image Ref.

© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society

buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas