Vanguard Satellites


Concept Man-made satellites carry our aspirations into the inky blackness of space.  They peer back at us with watchful attention and cast their probing eyes on a seemingly infinite cosmos.  Through them we ask “where did we come from?” and “where are we going?”.  They form a geometry with us on this Earth that mirrors

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Thirteen Attempts

Concept The U.S. Navy Naval Research Laboratory and, later, NASA attempted to launch 11 “Vanguard Project” satellites into Earth orbit between December, 1957 – late 1958.  All but three failed.  The first to succeed – Vanguard I (which successfully gained low Earth orbit in March, 1958) was derisively labeled by Nikita Khrushchev “The Grapefruit Satellite”

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Installation, Satellite Surveillance

Satellite Surveillance

Concept Satellites have been continuously surveilling our Earth by cameras of various types and magnification since 1978.  Prior to that time surveillance platforms like America’s U2 high flying planes have been active since the Eisenhower Administration in the 1950’s for use in surveilling our military and political friends and foes.  Today satellite surveillance is a commercial enterprise available to

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