Camera, Television, Surveyor

Camera, Television, Surveyor

     

The Surveyor probes were the first U.S. spacecraft to land safely on the Moon and each was equipped with a television camera identical to the test article shown here. This camera consisted of a vidicon tube, 25- and 100-mm focal length lenses, shutters, and color filters.

This camera was transferred to NASM by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1976.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Hughes Aircraft Co.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Space Science

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads

Materials
Metal, plastic.
Dimensions
Overall: 5 in. tall x 1 ft. 5 in. wide x 8 in. deep (12.7 x 43.18 x 20.32cm)

The Surveyor probes were the first U.S. spacecraft to land safely on the Moon and each was equipped with a television camera identical to the test article shown here. This camera consisted of a vidicon tube, 25- and 100-mm focal length lenses, shutters, and color filters.

This camera was transferred to NASM by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1976.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Hughes Aircraft Co.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Space Science

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads

Materials
Metal, plastic.
Dimensions
Overall: 5 in. tall x 1 ft. 5 in. wide x 8 in. deep (12.7 x 43.18 x 20.32cm)

ID: A19761264000