Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D Test (Each Panel): 152.4 x 25.4 x 5.1cm (60 x 10 x 2 in.)
metal, plastic, electrical wiring
These are non-operational imitations of the solar panels that provided electrical power to the Uhuru spacecraft, the first Small Astronomy Satellite, or SAS - 1. Uhuru was devoted exclusively to the study of non-solar x-rays in space was launched by an international team from a platform off the coast of Kenya on December 7, 1970. Transferred from NASA in 1976.
Gift of Johns Hopkins University