Iridium Satellite Photographs
The following pictures were taken at the National Air & Space
Museum at Washington, D.C. The satellite consists of flight qualified
hardware (built to flight standards but not flown due to environmental
tests) and engineering test equipment. The satellite is believed to be
complete with exception of attitude control electronics, propellent tanks
and NiH batteries.
Poor lighting conditions resulted in less than ideal images.
View of two of the three Main Mission Antennas hinged at the base of
the three sided satellite
View of one of the Main Mission Antenna. The hinged base is on the
Looking up at the base of the three-sided Iridium Satellite with all three MMA
Another view of the base of the satellite (left) with two MMA showing.
A larger overview photo showing the gimbled solar arrays.
A closer view of the gimbled solar arrays at the top of the satellite.
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