VANGUARD 1 SATELLITE ACCOMPPANIED BY COMPONENTS

Assembled model of Vanguard 1 satellite accompanied by components.

Advances in electronics miniaturization were crucial in making these components possible. The Vanguard package consisted of six solar cell assemblies, one battery pack, two transmitters,three antenna phasing bords, and six antennas mounted in and on the 6.44 inch aluminium sphere.