Model, Space Telescope, 1:15


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:

This is a 1:15 scale model of the 1981 version of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Detailed with solar panels and some of the torsion bars and other protrusions. Built by the Lockheed Missile and Space Company who were awarded the contract for construction of the full scale telescope.

Lockheed donated the model to NASM in 1981. This is one of three scale models of the HST in the NASM collection.

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

Gift of the Lockheed Missile and Space Corporation


Painted surfaces of unknown composition


Overall: 11 in. wide x 3 ft. deep (27.9 x 91.4cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

Inventory Number


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