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This is one of the two full-size mock-up solar panels that were used as part of integration tests in building the International Ultraviolet Explorer. Built at Goddard Space Flight Center to test integration and fit of the equipment to be carried on the mission. The IUE satellite with its solar panels was transferred in March 1983 from NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center.

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type SPACECRAFT-Uncrewed-Electrical Power Manufacturer NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center Dimensions 3-D: 249.4 × 93.5 × 124.7cm, 13.6kg (8 ft. × 3 ft. × 4 ft., 30lb.)
Materials Aluminum, aluminum-coated Mylar
Inventory Number A19830128002 Credit Line Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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