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Stratoscope II Collection
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
The Stratoscope II was a giant .09 meter infrared telescope that was originally designed in the early 1960s for direct imaging but was first applied to infrared spectroscopy of planets and galaxies. The Stratoscope II was a balloon-borne telescope; the balloon was unmanned and the working of the telescope was radio-controlled from the ground while the telescope's pointing and focus were monitored by television.
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
John Dearden/Johns Hopkins University, gfit, 1993, 1993-0069, unknown
1.54 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box) (1 records center box))
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Scope and Contents
This collection consists of material documenting the development of the Stratoscope II. Included are the following types of material: photographs, financial reports, annual reports, test notes, minutes from internal meetings, correspondence, test plans, flight procedures and tests, record books, slides, and flight schedules.
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