Posted by lobo
on Thursday, July 25th 2019:
In Reply to: Echo I balloon satellite August 1960 posted by Misterl on Sunday, July 21st 2019:
You had me searching the history of Echo, I had no idea it was a balloon satellite. I read it stayed up in orbit until May of 1968, which at that time it went into orbital decay.
I am surprised I never saw it, as I used to call into the Hayden Planetarium night sky phone recordings every week to see what was up in the sky. They would tell you what planets, moon phases, and satellite overhead sightings & the time & dates that they could be seen over greater NY.
That's a great piece of history you witnessed up in the sky back then!
Another interesting thing about Echo I learned...what you saw was not Echo 1, but was actually Echo 1A!
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