Earth Pre-Federation Database - S-55 Explorer 16

Mass 101 kg
Orbit 750 km / 1181 km / 52,01 Grad
Satelitte S 55b
Date 16.12.1962
Rocket Scout-X3
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Explorer S-55 was an American Explorer Program satellite that was in service to NASA in the mid-20th century. An image of this satellite was stored in the library computer of the USS Enterprise. This image was later retrieved by the Talosians during their survey of the library computer's contents in 2254.
TOS "The Cage"
The satellite Explorer S-55 was designed for the purpose of evaluating the effects of micrometeoroids on the hull of a spacecraft.
Text from the Memory Alpha, the free Star Trek reference
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