First Solar-Powered Satellite Still Flying at 50
BBC - Future - The world’s oldest scientific satellite is still in orbit
From the 10:10 campaign:
Today is the 60th anniversary of the world’s first solar satellite. Vanguard 1 - used to measure the weather - paved the way for the advancements in solar technology that power our lives today.
But if it’s been 60 years since we launched solar panels into space, surely we should be putting them on more of our roofs?
We’re calling on the government to make sure all suitable new buildings have solar panels fitted as standard. 9,000 people have already signed our petition - will you join them to make sure the government hear our voice?
Emma Kemp, campaigner
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