Spectrometer, X-ray, OSO-5

Spectrometer, X-ray, OSO-5

     

Flight-spare x-ray spectrometer identical to one that flew on the OSO-V satellite launched on 22 January 1969. It was used to examine the very high temperature spectrum from solar flares in the x-ray region. Developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center this experiment provided the first detailed observations of x-ray and ultraviolet radiation from solar flares estimated to be at temperatures of 10 to 30 million degrees. This flight-spare instrument is similar to one flown on OSO-III. Transferred from GSFC/NASA in 1983, it was on display in the "Stars" Gallery from 1983 until October 1997.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
American Machine and Foundry

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Aluminum, beryllium, mixed leightweight metals, Bragg crystals, electronics
Dimensions
3-D: 111.8 x 33 x 20.3cm (44 x 13 x 8 in.)

Flight-spare x-ray spectrometer identical to one that flew on the OSO-V satellite launched on 22 January 1969. It was used to examine the very high temperature spectrum from solar flares in the x-ray region. Developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center this experiment provided the first detailed observations of x-ray and ultraviolet radiation from solar flares estimated to be at temperatures of 10 to 30 million degrees. This flight-spare instrument is similar to one flown on OSO-III. Transferred from GSFC/NASA in 1983, it was on display in the "Stars" Gallery from 1983 until October 1997.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
American Machine and Foundry

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Aluminum, beryllium, mixed leightweight metals, Bragg crystals, electronics
Dimensions
3-D: 111.8 x 33 x 20.3cm (44 x 13 x 8 in.)

ID: A19830231000