Model, Communications Satellite, Intelsat II
- Hughes Aircraft
- The International Telecommunication Satellite Consortium (known as Intelsat) was formed in 1964 with the goal of creating and operating a global communication satellite system. As a step toward meeting this objective, Intelsat, from 1966 to 1967, launched four Intelsat II (IIA, IIB, IIC, IID) communications satellites, all built by the Hughes Aircraft Company.
- Satellites IIB, IIC and IID operated successfully, facilitating international communications needs and serving as a vital part of NASA's world-wide communications network during the Gemini and Apollo programs. The Intelsat II satellites were retired by 1971 as the Intelsat III series came into service.
- Hughes Aircraft donated this 1/24 scale model of an Intelsat II satellite to the Museum in 1975.
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- Gift of Hughes Aircraft Co.
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- MODELS-Unmanned Spacecraft & Parts
- Aluminum, plastic, brass
- Overall: 1in. x 2 1/2in. (2.5 x 6.4cm)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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- National Air and Space Museum
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