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Apollo 15
Artist's concept showing lunar subsatellite ejected into lunar orbit

An artist's concept showing TRW's small lunar subsatellite being ejected into lunar orbit from the SIM bay of the Apollo 15 Service Module. The 80 pound satellite will remain in orbit a year or more, carrying scientific experiments to study space in the vicinity of the Moon. The satellite carries three experiments: S-Band Transponder; Particle Shadows/Boundary Layer Experiment; and Subsatellite Magnetometer Experiment.

Catalog Date: 30 June 1971
Film Type: 4x5
NASA image: S71-39481

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