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On this day, Satellite Explorer 6 Or also known as S2, released at eight in the morning in order to get The first image of Earth from space.
A day like today, but 1959, The NASA launched the first satellite into space for the purpose of studying the space environment And by the way, cFit the picture of our amazing planet.
It’s 8:24 Explorer 6 was on an interesting space mission, With the help of a Thor rocket that he put into orbit.
The satellite was S2 Equipped with four solar panels total so that they can be charged using the energy of the star. I had a series of submissions to be able to It emits two signals: Analog and digital.
he had TV camera that helped to receive Earth’s first pictures.
Great power struggle in space
The main task of Explorer 6 was to study space environment radiationThe Galactic cosmic raysthe propagation of radio waves in the upper atmosphere and the flow of micrometeorites, however, with capture our planet It would give a great advance to the scientific community and the rest of humanity.
Ten years after this event, The United States will send its first astronaut (Neil Armstrong) to set foot on the surface of the moon, although Russia – was considered at that time as The main force in space exploration – Already send some ships to explore space and look at the moon; You can’t step on the moon.
Flat Earth Collapse
With the scene that let’s see explorer 6 subordinate Containerfalls and reaffirmed spherical representations of the earth Already described in antiquity with Anaximander of Samos in the third century.
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