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Aerobee Instrument Rack

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Rockets and Missiles exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

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:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Manufacturer

Naval Research Laboratory

Credit Line

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory

Materials

Mixed metals, electronics

Dimensions

3-D: 243.8 x 40.6cm (96 x 16 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

INSTRUMENTS-Scientific

Inventory Number

A19880018000

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