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    Alouette 1 Canadian Satellite Contractor's Model. A precision 1/8 scale model of the first satellite launched by a country other than the United States or the U.S.S.R. It was launched September 29, 1962, into earth orbit in order to study the ionosphere. It was intentionally switched off ten years later but is still in orbit. The satellite model without antennae is approximately 5.5" in diameter and 4.25" high. It is on a custom base with a United Industries label. It travels in a custom-made case. Only a handful of these were made. Very good condition.

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    November, 2012
    2nd Friday
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