Collection Item Summary:
This is an instrumentation rack with intact aspect magnetometers and some electronics that flew on an Aerobee sounding rocket. This rack includes a battery box, junction box, an optical aspect sensor, and apertures for UV photometers. This artifact is part of a collection of high-energy detectors from the Naval Research Laboratory (see Catalogue numbers 19880001000-19880017000).
Transferred from NRL to the Museum in 1987.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Naval Research Laboratory
Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory
Mixed metals, electronics
3-D: 243.8 x 40.6cm (96 x 16 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America