Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: Orbiter's Skeleton

Title: 
Orbiter's Skeleton
Original Caption Released with Image: 
The structure of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft is constructed from composite panels of carbon layers over aluminum honeycomb, lightweight yet strong. This forms a basic structure or skeleton on which the instruments, electronics, propulsion and power systems can be mounted. The propellant tank is contained in the center of the orbiter's structure. This photo was taken at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, during construction of the spacecraft.
Image Credit: 
NASA/JPL/Lockheed Martin
Produced By: 
Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Mission: 
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: 
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Product Size: 
720 samples x 540 lines
facet_what: 
MRO
facet_where: 
Denver
Image #: 
PIA07211
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA07211
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA07211