Mass Spectrometer, Radio Frequency, Retirement Plaque, C. Y. Johnson

Mass Spectrometer, Radio Frequency, Retirement Plaque, C. Y. Johnson

     

Radio frequency mass spectrometer designed and built at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and typical of those flown on sounding rockets in the 1950s and 1960s for aeronomy and geocoronal studies. The stainless steel outer casing was removed to display the inner components. This presentation model, which is mounted on a wooden plaque, was given to Charles Y. Johnson by his colleagues at NRL on his retirement. Mr. Johnson donated it to NASM in 1996.

Gift of Charles Y. Johnson.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Naval Research Laboratory

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Glass, metal, wood
Dimensions
3-D (Spectrometer): 22.9 x 5.7cm (9 x 2 1/4 in.)
3-D (Plaque): 30.5 x 25.4cm (12 x 10 in.)

Radio frequency mass spectrometer designed and built at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and typical of those flown on sounding rockets in the 1950s and 1960s for aeronomy and geocoronal studies. The stainless steel outer casing was removed to display the inner components. This presentation model, which is mounted on a wooden plaque, was given to Charles Y. Johnson by his colleagues at NRL on his retirement. Mr. Johnson donated it to NASM in 1996.

Gift of Charles Y. Johnson.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Naval Research Laboratory

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Materials
Glass, metal, wood
Dimensions
3-D (Spectrometer): 22.9 x 5.7cm (9 x 2 1/4 in.)
3-D (Plaque): 30.5 x 25.4cm (12 x 10 in.)

ID: A19990259000