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Northrop OV2-5 Space Satellite

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. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: This item is currently in storage.

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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