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Encyclopedia > Explorer

See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography.


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  • Helge Ingstad, (1899-2001), Norwegian, Danish explorer, Governor of Greenland
  • Ibn Battuta, (1304-1377), Moroccan explorer of Africa and Asia, author of the Rihla
  • Ibn Rustah, 10th century Persian explorer of Russia, Scandinavia and Arabia.

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Explorer Information (1334 words)
Explorer-I, officially known as Satellite 1958 Alpha, was the first United States earth satellite and was sent aloft as part of the United States program for the International Geophysical Year 1957-1958.
The satellite instrumentation of Explorer-I was designed and built by Dr. James Van Allen of the State University of Iowa.
Explorer-I was placed in an orbit with a perigee of 224 miles and an apogee of 1,575 miles having a period of 114.9 minutes.
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