Structural Hub Tower Support, Applications Technology Satellite 6 (ATS 6)

Structural Hub Tower Support, Applications Technology Satellite 6 (ATS 6)

     

Applications Technology Satellite 6 (ATS 6), active from 1974-1979, was the last in the ATS series of experimental satellites sponsored by NASA to test new technologies in space communications. ATS-6 operated from geostationary orbit and contained nineteen communications and technology experiments. The Museum's artifact is a full-scale Thermal Structural Model used as an engineering tool during development of the actual satellite to analyze and design for the effects of launch vibration and the extreme temperatures of space.

The structural hub tower support was used to facilitate deployment of the parabolic reflector during testing.

The Museum's artifact was transferred from NASA in 1978.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Fairchild Aircraft Corporation

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Aluminum, Paint, Adhesive
Dimensions
Approximate: 132.08 x 124.46cm (4ft 4in. x 4ft 1in.)

Applications Technology Satellite 6 (ATS 6), active from 1974-1979, was the last in the ATS series of experimental satellites sponsored by NASA to test new technologies in space communications. ATS-6 operated from geostationary orbit and contained nineteen communications and technology experiments. The Museum's artifact is a full-scale Thermal Structural Model used as an engineering tool during development of the actual satellite to analyze and design for the effects of launch vibration and the extreme temperatures of space.

The structural hub tower support was used to facilitate deployment of the parabolic reflector during testing.

The Museum's artifact was transferred from NASA in 1978.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Fairchild Aircraft Corporation

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Aluminum, Paint, Adhesive
Dimensions
Approximate: 132.08 x 124.46cm (4ft 4in. x 4ft 1in.)

ID: A19780163002