Installation and mounting

A project log for Space Race Replicas

Display replicas of the first United States satellite, Explorer 1, and the first Soviet Union satellite, Sputnik PS-1

Kenji LarsenKenji Larsen 12/13/2015 at 05:540 Comments

It was cold and raining, and took a long time. But it was well worth it.

Here is the mount I came up with to hold Explorer 1 up at a 45 degree angle:

The main piece of white plastic is simply a section of 6 inch PVC pipe coupler, cut down to the shape needed. Note the holes for mounting screws to the body.

A few weeks later, the display is still standing, despite wind and weather. So far, so good!