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In 2018 JPL celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of America’s first satellite tv for pc, Explorer 1.

Henry Richter began working at JPL in 1955 as an engineer and Supervisor for the New Circuit Parts Group. Later he was a Employees Engineer for the Deep Area Community after which Chief of the Area Devices Part (322). In the course of the Explorer Undertaking Dr. Richter was mission supervisor for the satellite tv for pc design, in command of JPL experiments for the Worldwide Geophysical Yr, and was liaison between the Satellite tv for pc Instrumentation Group and the Operations and Knowledge Teams. He printed a guide in 2015 –America’s Leap into Area: My Time at JPL and the First Explorer Satellites.

On Wednesday, January 31 at 3:30, Dr. Richter will current his JPL Story within the Hub (111-104), adopted at 4:30 by a guide signing. He’ll share the story of JPL’s position working for the Military/Caltech and of the outstanding individuals who had been a part of the Explorer crew. In the course of the late Nineteen Fifties, JPL prolonged rocket engineering to spacecraft design, utilizing elements that had been on the chopping fringe of expertise. After they had been lastly given the prospect to mix the devices, higher levels, and launch automobile, they achieved the duty in only a few months.

The JPL documentary Explorer 1 and the 1958 movie X Minus 80 Days can be proven within the 111 Hub on Tuesday, January 30 from 12:00-1:15.

Discover the archives at https://jpl-nasa.libguides.com/archives.


  • Julie Cooper



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