Solar Panel, Satellite, Infrared, IRAS, Replica

Solar Panel, Satellite, Infrared, IRAS, Replica

     

This is one of two simulated solar panels from a full-scale replica of the Infrared Astronomical Satellite. Ball Brothers Aerospace Corporation constructed this replica, with assistance from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Perkin-Elmer and the Netherlands Aerospace Agency. Reconstruction began in mid-1986 using backup and leftover parts, with some new components.

IRAS and these solar panels were donated to the Museum by the Ball Corporation in April 1987.

Gift of Aerosystems Division, Ball Corporation

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Ball Aerospace Systems Division

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads

Materials
Metal support
simulated silicon solar cells (print media)
adhesives
Dimensions
Overall: 4 ft. long x 4 ft. 6 in. wide x 1 in. tall (121.92 x 137.16 x 2.54cm)

This is one of two simulated solar panels from a full-scale replica of the Infrared Astronomical Satellite. Ball Brothers Aerospace Corporation constructed this replica, with assistance from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Perkin-Elmer and the Netherlands Aerospace Agency. Reconstruction began in mid-1986 using backup and leftover parts, with some new components.

IRAS and these solar panels were donated to the Museum by the Ball Corporation in April 1987.

Gift of Aerosystems Division, Ball Corporation

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Ball Aerospace Systems Division

Type
SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads

Materials
Metal support
simulated silicon solar cells (print media)
adhesives
Dimensions
Overall: 4 ft. long x 4 ft. 6 in. wide x 1 in. tall (121.92 x 137.16 x 2.54cm)

ID: A19870107001