Vanguard 1

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Christopher K.
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Vanguard 1

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On 17 March 1958, the United States launched the world's first solar-powered satellite.

The rocket itself is visible periodically at a fairly bright magnitudes...
*Sunday 26 September, 8:24pm to 8:30pm (mag 6.7, passes south of Summer Triangle, fades into Earth's shadow before reaching Pegasus)
*Tuesday 28 September, 8:27pm to 8:32pm (mag 6.6, passes through Summer Triangle, fades into Earth's shadow before reaching Pegasus)
*Thursday 30 September, 8:30pm to 8:35pm (mag 6.7, passes north of Summer Triangle, then fades into Earth's shadow)
*Friday 1 October, 7:19pm to 7:28pm (mag 6.7, passes through Summer Triangle and through Great Square of Pegasus)
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