On this day in 1974 - November 15th - Spain launched its first satellite, Intasat, on a Delta rocket from Vandenburg Air Force Base in the United States.

Intasat was a small spacecraft carrying a beacon experiment to study the ionosphere. It was in operation for two years.



Mona Evans
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