from left: Mildred Porter, Janet Votaw, Barbara Easton (obscured), Ruth Easton, Roger Easton, Martin Votaw, at breakfast, Sunday March 16, 2008
Barbara Easton, Ruth Easton, Roger Easton, Martin Votaw
Roger Easton, designer of Vanguard 1, and Martin Votaw, who designed much of the electronics in the satellite (TV-4), launched March 17, 1958
Mildred Porter brings gifts!
(L) Dr. Chris Hagen, son of Dr. John P. Hagen, Director of Project Vanguard, Megan Nelson, and (R) David DeVorkin, Curator of Space History at National Air and Space Museum
I know I've seen that photo on the left somewhere before....
Ed Habib, Engineer on Project Vanguard, Chris Hagen (son of John P. Hagen), and David DeVorkin of NASM
Vanguard TV-3 on the shelf
Historic artifact that fell 70+ feet to cement pavement through a rocket-fuel fire and still transmitted signals thereafter.
The wires holding the halves are about to be snipped
Pulling apart the halves: Hanna Szczepanowska, Chris Hagen, David Devorkin, Martin Votaw, Megan Nelson (behind), Roger Easton, Michael Neufeld
TV-3 satellite seems to have hit the ground on the solar-cell unit at the lower left, next to transmitter unit / battery pack (Marty Votaw, Ed Habib, David DeVorkin, Janet Votaw)
Where did this wire come from?
Coax leads to the antennas, with one SMA connector hanging free, determined to be from the transmitter.
The battery pack and transmitters; battery-powered at 108.000 MHz and solar-cell powered at 108.030 MHz