Model, Remote Sensing Satellite, Earth Survey Module
During the 1960s, remote sensing (studying the Earth from space) via satellite drew increased attention. The first such satellite was Landsat, launched in 1972.
This artifact represents a concept satellite, the Earth Survey Module, developed by General Electric for NASA in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was never built.
This model is a 1:40 scale, and was transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1975.
Transferred from NASA
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- General Electric Company
- MODELS-Missiles & Rockets
- Plastic, non-ferrous metal, paint, wood base.
- Overall: 1ft x 8in. x 9in. (30.5 x 20.3 x 22.9cm)