PostlerFerguson, a London studio, designed these satellite models for Papafoxtrot.

I have the Spectr-R (second from the left) on a shelf in my studio. The packaging is superb.

Only the Cargo Capsule (below) seems to be available at the moment.

A clip from “The Known Universe,” by the American Museum of Natural History. Click on the image to see the animation. Watch the full video here:

A 2015 satellite interactive from Quartz:

Infographic by Alberto Lucas López for the South China Morning Post (from 2014). Click on the image for a larger version.

Sputnik 1 was the first satellite, launched in 1957. The 23” diameter (58 cm) sphere sent out radio pulses for 22 days. This is a replica at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

The Vanguard 1 launched in 1958. It was the first solar-powered satellite, and although it’s mission ended in 1964, it’s still in orbit.

KalamSat, the smallest and lightest satellite, was launched last year. Designed by a high school team led by 18 year-old Rifath Sharook, and 3D printed, it flew a four-hour mission. Vital statistics: it’s 1.5″ (3.8 cm) wide and weighs 2.26 ounces (64 grams).

The International Space Station is the largest satellite.

It’s about the size of a U.S. football field.

Both images: NASA.