Model, NUSAT 1 Satellite

Model, NUSAT 1 Satellite

     

NUSAT 1 (Northern Utah Satellite), carried aboard the Space Shuttle in 1985 as a "getaway special", was the first satellite built and flown as a student-initiated project.

Built by a consortium of three universities, led by Weber State College, NUSAT was designed to measure the patterns of air traffic control radars as a means to check and calibrate these radars worldwide. The satellite operated and gathered data for about eight months.

This artifact is a full-scale display model donated by Weber State College to the Museum in 1987.

Gift of Weber State College

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Weber State College

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Steel, Paint, Aluminum, Acrylic (Plexiglas), Adhesive, Paper
Dimensions
Overall: 1 ft. 4 in. wide (40.6cm)
Support (base): 9 in. long x 1 in. wide (22.9 x 2.5cm)

NUSAT 1 (Northern Utah Satellite), carried aboard the Space Shuttle in 1985 as a "getaway special", was the first satellite built and flown as a student-initiated project.

Built by a consortium of three universities, led by Weber State College, NUSAT was designed to measure the patterns of air traffic control radars as a means to check and calibrate these radars worldwide. The satellite operated and gathered data for about eight months.

This artifact is a full-scale display model donated by Weber State College to the Museum in 1987.

Gift of Weber State College

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Weber State College

Type
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Materials
Steel, Paint, Aluminum, Acrylic (Plexiglas), Adhesive, Paper
Dimensions
Overall: 1 ft. 4 in. wide (40.6cm)
Support (base): 9 in. long x 1 in. wide (22.9 x 2.5cm)

ID: A19870363000