Uncommon vintage 1:8 scale model of the Alouette 1 (63-M6) satellite by United Industries. The spherical, top-shaped model measures approximately 5.25″ in diameter, with a single long antenna extending 5.5″ and the upper three radio antennae adding another 2.75″. The model is displayed to a height of 9.5″ on a hard plastic 8 x 8 base with affixed plaque and United Industries label. Includes its original 10.75 x 14 x 10.75 shipping suitcase with two functioning locks and handle top bearing two affixed plates: “Alouette, 1/8 Scale” and “63-M6.” The main model and its included parts appear to be in fine working order and condition, however, the model is incomplete with various missing antennae; a circular wire part, perhaps unrelated to model, is also included. In very good to fine condition, with expected wear from use and storage, and aforementioned missing parts. The suitcase bears considerable wear and soiling, with two broken latches. The Alouette 1 is a deactivated Canadian topside sounder scientific satellite that studied the ionosphere. It was launched into orbit by NASA from the Pacific Missile Range on September 28, 1962, and became the first satellite designed and built by a country other than the United States or the Soviet Union, and it was the first satellite launched by NASA from the West Coast. A decidedly uncommon vintage satellite model.
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