Thermal Blankets, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, Outboard Support Structure

Thermal Blankets, Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, Outboard Support Structure

     

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.

This artifact is a thermal blanket used to protect the outboard support structure during the mission.

NASA transferred this artifact to the Museum in 2003.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Aluminum, mylar
Dimensions
Assembled: 3ft high x 6ft 6in. wide x 26ft 4in. long

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.

This artifact is a thermal blanket used to protect the outboard support structure during the mission.

NASA transferred this artifact to the Museum in 2003.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components

Materials
Aluminum, mylar
Dimensions
Assembled: 3ft high x 6ft 6in. wide x 26ft 4in. long

ID: A20040261009