WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe)

WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe)
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This is the reconstructed full-scale model of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). The object contains flight and flight-like parts, reconstructed and reassembled for display. Three of the four reflector elements in this array are flight backups and one is a mock-up. The framework is the original structural thermal engineering model of the receiver box for WMAP.


Eric Long

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