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Model, Antennae, Telescope, Hubble

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This object is on display in the Explore the Universe exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

These are mock ups of the high gain antennas from a 1:5 scale model of the support systems module of the Hubble Space Telescope. They were fabricated by the Lockheed Missile and Space Company, the contractor responsible for building the flight spacecraft. The model (Catlogue # 19830233000) depicts the exterior shell of the spacecraft as well as the exterior assemblies required for its operation. The model was donated to NASM by the Lockheed Company in August 1983 and was on display in the Stars Gallery until October 1997. It is now on display in the Explore the Universe gallery.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

Lockheed Martin Missile and Space Corporation

Credit Line

Gift of the Lockheed Missile and Space Corporation

Materials

Paint on wooden and plastic substrate

Dimensions

Overall: 4 ft. long x 1 ft. diameter (121.92 x 30.48cm)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Inventory Number

A19830233004