Satellite, Uhuru, Solar Panels

These are non-operational imitations of the solar panels that provided electrical power to the Uhuru spacecraft, the first Small Astronomy Satellite, or SAS - 1. Uhuru was devoted exclusively to the study of non-solar x-rays in space was launched by an international team from a platform off the coast of Kenya on December 7, 1970. Transferred from NASA in 1976.

Gift of Johns Hopkins University

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Electrical Power

Materials
metal, plastic, electrical wiring
Dimensions
3-D (Each Panel): 152.4 x 25.4 x 5.1cm (60 x 10 x 2 in.)

These are non-operational imitations of the solar panels that provided electrical power to the Uhuru spacecraft, the first Small Astronomy Satellite, or SAS - 1. Uhuru was devoted exclusively to the study of non-solar x-rays in space was launched by an international team from a platform off the coast of Kenya on December 7, 1970. Transferred from NASA in 1976.

Gift of Johns Hopkins University

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Electrical Power

Materials
metal, plastic, electrical wiring
Dimensions
3-D (Each Panel): 152.4 x 25.4 x 5.1cm (60 x 10 x 2 in.)

ID: A19761823001