Satellite, Explorer 1, Mock-up

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:

One of several cut-away full size replicas of the payload section and fourth stage booster section of the Explorer-1 spacecraft in the collection. Displays the instrumentation, including Geiger counters, micrometeorite detector microphones, temperature sensors as well as the radio and battery system. It was transferred to NASM by JPL via NASA in February, 1975.