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Solar Array, Telescope, Hubble, Model


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This object is on display in the Explore the Universe exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

These are the solar panels from a 1:5 scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope fabricated by the Lockheed Missile and Space Company, the contractor responsible for building the flight spacecraft. The model (Catalogue #19830233000) depicts the exterior shell of the spacecraft as well as the exterior assemblies required for its operation. The solar panels are non-functional and appear to be laminated or screened image.

Lockheed Martin gave this object to the Museum in 1983.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


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

Credit Line

Gift of the Lockheed Missile and Space Corporation


Paint on unknown surface


Overall: 3 ft. 6 in. tall x 7 ft. 10 in. wide (106.7 x 238.8cm)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts

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