Northrop OV2-5 Space Satellite

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The OV2-5 was designed for solar, magnetic and cosmic ray research in space. On Sept. 28, 1968, it was boosted from the ground by a Titan III launch vehicle into a circular equatorial orbit at an altitude of 22,000 miles above the Earth. It was designed with an operating life in space of at least one year.

This OV2 mock-up was donated to the museum by the Northrop Corp.

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