Sun and Moon sensors


Science Museum

Science Museum
London, United Kingdom

Skylark rockets carried sensors on board that locked onto the position of the Sun or Moon. These helped steady the rocket in flight and increase the accuracy of its experiments.

Source: Royal Aircraft Establishment
Object no. 1974-298


  • Title: Sun and Moon sensors
  • Date Created: 1964
  • Rights: © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, Science Museum Group Collection, CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0

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