Light Shade Assembly, Star Tracker, Shuttle, Columbia

This light shade protected the Shuttle Star Tracker from direct sunlight, which would otherwise overload its optics.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Ball Aerospace Systems Division

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Time and Navigation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
3-D: 35.6 x 30.5cm, 0.5kg (14 x 12 in., 1lb.)

This light shade protected the Shuttle Star Tracker from direct sunlight, which would otherwise overload its optics.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Ball Aerospace Systems Division

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Time and Navigation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
3-D: 35.6 x 30.5cm, 0.5kg (14 x 12 in., 1lb.)

ID: A20000361001