Covers, Applied Technology Satellite 6 (ATS 6), Earth Viewing Module


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Launched in 1974, Applications Satellite Technology 6 (ATS 6) was the last of a series of NASA experimental satellites designed to test new communications, meteorological, and other technologies.

Prior to launch some components on the spacecraft required protective covers like these, which NASA transferred to the Museum in 1978.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA


  • Anodized Aluminum
  • Foam Rubber
  • Fiberglass
  • Paint
  • Rubber
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Phenolic Resin
  • Plastic
  • Paper
  • Adhesive
  • Ink
  • Cadmium Plating


Storage: 63.5 × 61 × 81.3cm (25 × 24 × 32 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Instruments & Payloads

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