Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Payload, Target Light Sticks

Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Payload, Target Light Sticks

     

In 2000, the Shuttle Endeavor carried the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) payload into orbit. Shuttle astronauts used the payload to map in high-detail and three-dimensions more than 70% of the Earth's surface--the most complete and accurate rendering of the planet's land masses ever attempted. The Museum possesses two primary components--the mast canister and the outboard support structure with its antennas--crucial to that mission.

These artifacts were positioned on the outboard support structure (OSS) during the mission and allowed engineers to determine the orientation of the OSS to the main antenna, located in the Shuttle payload bay.

NASA transferred these artifacts to the Museum in 2003.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Type
EQUIPMENT-Mission Support

Materials
Aluminum, glass, plastic
Dimensions
Overall: 10.8 wide (base fixture) x 40.64 long x 2.54 diameter (stick) cm (4 1/4in. x 1ft 4in. x 1in.)

In 2000, the Shuttle Endeavor carried the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) payload into orbit. Shuttle astronauts used the payload to map in high-detail and three-dimensions more than 70% of the Earth's surface--the most complete and accurate rendering of the planet's land masses ever attempted. The Museum possesses two primary components--the mast canister and the outboard support structure with its antennas--crucial to that mission.

These artifacts were positioned on the outboard support structure (OSS) during the mission and allowed engineers to determine the orientation of the OSS to the main antenna, located in the Shuttle payload bay.

NASA transferred these artifacts to the Museum in 2003.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Type
EQUIPMENT-Mission Support

Materials
Aluminum, glass, plastic
Dimensions
Overall: 10.8 wide (base fixture) x 40.64 long x 2.54 diameter (stick) cm (4 1/4in. x 1ft 4in. x 1in.)

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