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Mirror relay experiment

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Artifact no.
1987.0498.001
Model
MIRRORS IN SPACE
Manufacturer
Telesat Canada
Manufacturer Location
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Manufactured Date
1985
Context Function
EXPERIMENT DESIGNED TO MAKE MIRRORS IN SPACE OUT OF HEATED AND VAPOURIZED ALUMINUM, SILVER & SODIUM, IN ORDER TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT SPACE-MADE MIRRORS ARE AN IMPROVEMENT OVER THOSE MADE IN GRAVITY ENVIRONMENT OF EARTH (REF 2)
Context Technical
GAS OR GET-AWAYSPECIALS WERE OFFERED BY NASA FOR SMALL,AUTOMATED, SHORT DURATION, DEVELOPMENTAL EXPERIMENTS. A GAS WAS A CYLINDRICAL CONTAINER RENTED FROM NASA AT A COST OF $3000. (REF 1)
Context Canada
FIRST CANADIAN GAS (GET-AWAY SPECIAL) EXPERIMENT DESIGNED BY 2 OTTAWA STUDENT (JEAN FRANCOIS DESCHENES & DANIEL REY) FOR A CONTEST SPONSORED BY TELESAT CANADA, & BUILT BY TELEGLOBE CANADA. IT PERFORMED SUCCESSFULLY ON SHUTTLE ATLANTIS FLIGHT OF 27 NOV. 1985 (REF 1 & 2).
Description
METALS/ SYNTHETIC/ GLASS/ CERAMIC
Number of Parts
6
Artifact Finish
.1 FLAT BLACK PAINTED CASING, METALLIC & PLATED VACUUM CHAMBERS & PARTS, MULTICOLOURED SYNTHETIC/.2 SILVERED GLASS & WHITE CERAMIC/.3 METALLIC/.4-.5 'SILVERED' GLASS IN PLASTIC CASES/.6 'SILVERED' PLEXIGLASS.
Artifact Markings
.1 PART NOS., VACUUM CHAMBERS MARKED '1', '2', '4', '3', '5'/.2 ADHESIVE PAPER LABEL READING 'TC075534'.
Group 1
Space Technology
Category 1
Manned spacecraft
Subcategory 1
Experiment equipment
Material
metal;synthetic;glass;ceramic
Length
47.7 cm
Width
44.2 cm