Copyright 1967--first year available 1968
thrust, the satellite launcher carries big payloads and boosts satellites into lunar
orbit, all by remote control! It can launch with a blast!! Or fire silently.
Another of four projectile firing implements, the
satellite launcher would fire off one of four different color communications satellites:
blue, green, yellow and white. What?! no red one!!
Similar to the rocket launcher it also has a cap
firing lode, this time the "greenie stick-em caps would fire on the launch not the
impact! Up, up in the vast dark lunar sky to land atop the highest jagged lunar peaks. Or
lost behind the living room hide-a-bed couch. The satellite launcher and controls are
molded in "white" With a "red" firing lever and spinner. This pak
comes with decals to label the satellites and launcher.
Each blister card measures 8 1/2" x 12". Card features a small photo of a
"light brown " or "tan" satellite being launched by Major Matt Mason
and Sergeant Storm.
DEALER CATALOG SPECS:
Each in standard pack of 1 doz. Wt: 4 lbs.
These seem to be usually in better condition than the rocket and probe launchers when
found. At least that's been my experience. And I've had many of each. I've never had one
that did not work! Even if the control column was missing! However satellite launchers
seem more scarce than the others. I've had one on a damaged card that the launcher's
"white" plastic body had gotten brittle and was starting to crumble in places.
Was this a bad batch of plastic or was it left in a wet dark moon crater for ten years and
dried out in an earthen desert for 20 years?
ALSO INCLUDED IN:
The Satellite Launcher could also have been purchased in #6327, the Astro Trac Missile Convoy Set. And the
recently discovered #8178
Astro Trac Gift Set.