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:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts