Satellite, Explorer, Antenna Ring Section

This is an antenna ring for an early Explorer spacecraft, with four attached braided antennae. It acted as the coupling between the payload section and the final stage of the launch system. It was built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is complete, non-flight hardware.

The antenna system was transferred to NASM in February 1975.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Phenolic Resin, Steel, Aluminum, Plastic, Copper, Rubber, Cadmium, Ink
Dimensions
Overall (Body): 6 1/4in. x 5in. (15.88 x 12.7cm)
Other (Antennae): 1ft 10 1/2in. (57.15cm)
Overall: 3ft 4 1/2in. x 2ft 5in. x 5in. (102.87 x 73.66 x 12.7cm)

This is an antenna ring for an early Explorer spacecraft, with four attached braided antennae. It acted as the coupling between the payload section and the final stage of the launch system. It was built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and is complete, non-flight hardware.

The antenna system was transferred to NASM in February 1975.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Phenolic Resin, Steel, Aluminum, Plastic, Copper, Rubber, Cadmium, Ink
Dimensions
Overall (Body): 6 1/4in. x 5in. (15.88 x 12.7cm)
Other (Antennae): 1ft 10 1/2in. (57.15cm)
Overall: 3ft 4 1/2in. x 2ft 5in. x 5in. (102.87 x 73.66 x 12.7cm)

ID: A19751439000