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Photometers, UV, OGO-4

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This object is on display in the Space Science exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

Two flight spare units for the ultraviolet photometers flown on OGO-4 for airglow and Lyman alpha studies. These are simple ionization chambers set behind filters of varying substances and thicknesses, typically lithium fluoride. Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 4 was launched in July 1967. The photometers were transferred to NASM by the Naval Research Laboratory in July 1982.

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Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Credit Line

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory

Materials

  • Magnesium and aluminum casings
  • Glass
  • Electronics

Dimensions

Overall: 7 in. tall x 8 in. wide x 3 in. deep (17.8 x 20.3 x 7.6cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Parts & Structural Components

Inventory Number

A19840024000

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