Satellite fragments

Made in USSR, 1957-1972.

Two fragments from a Russian satellite. They are the remains of spherical pressure vessels made of of metal with an original diameter of 14.9 inches.

One fragment is a spherical pressure vessel with the upper segment burnt away during re-entry, leaving a slashed, jagged rim. The other fragment is similar from which test pieces were removed by the Department of Supply to determine the type of material used in construction. Both fragments are discoloured, a dark brown due to scorching, and have ...

Summary

B2093
Two fragments from a Russian satellite. They are the remains of spherical pressure vessels made of of metal with an original diameter of 14.9 inches.

One fragment is a spherical pressure vessel with the upper segment burnt away during re-entry, leaving a slashed, jagged rim. The other fragment is similar from which test pieces were removed by the Department of Supply to determine the type of material used in construction. Both fragments are discoloured, a dark brown due to scorching, and have congealed slag deposits.

Production

These fragments were made in the USSR between 1957 and 1972.
1957-1972

History

These fragments were found in October 1972 on Dobikin Merino Stud, Bellata. Impact location Lat 29°54" S, Long 149°44" E. Three fragments found, the last is still with the donor.
1972

Source

Gift of Mr J T Vickery, 1973

Cite this Object

Satellite fragments 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 May 2017, <https://ma.as/210707>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/210707 |title=Satellite fragments |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=28 May 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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This object is currently on display in Space at the Powerhouse Museum
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