Satellite, Pegasus B, Collecting Surfaces "Wing Section," Mock-up

This is a full-scale mock-up of the articulated and folded collecting surfaces (the "wing assembly") from the second of three Pegasus satellites that were used to study the density of meteoroids and micrometeoroids in near-earth orbit. It lacks the instrument section and the payload adaptor. The spacecraft was built by Fairchild-Hiller under the management of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and was launched on a Saturn IVB in May 1965 folded into an Apollo service module. It was transferred to NASM by the Kennedy Space Flight Center in June 1975, and shipped directly from there to the Michigan Space Center at the Jackson Community College, where it is still on loan.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Fairchild Hiller Corporation

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Mixed metals
Dimensions
As displayed, height 200 in., length, 90 in., width, 60 in.
Overall length 97 ft. when deployed

This is a full-scale mock-up of the articulated and folded collecting surfaces (the "wing assembly") from the second of three Pegasus satellites that were used to study the density of meteoroids and micrometeoroids in near-earth orbit. It lacks the instrument section and the payload adaptor. The spacecraft was built by Fairchild-Hiller under the management of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and was launched on a Saturn IVB in May 1965 folded into an Apollo service module. It was transferred to NASM by the Kennedy Space Flight Center in June 1975, and shipped directly from there to the Michigan Space Center at the Jackson Community College, where it is still on loan.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Fairchild Hiller Corporation

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Mixed metals
Dimensions
As displayed, height 200 in., length, 90 in., width, 60 in.
Overall length 97 ft. when deployed

ID: A19791395000