Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Vanguard

A satellite launching system developed by the Naval Research Laboratory for the International Geophysical Year of 1957 and 1958.

Mission San Fernando (T-AO-122) (q.v.) was converted to a missile range instrumentation ship in 1964 and 1965 and was renamed Vanguard (T-AGM-19) on 1 September 1965.

Published: Wed Oct 21 09:41:34 EDT 2015