Polaris Guidance System Mark 2, Model 1 exterior case

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Date Introduced
1962
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 6 1/2 in x 17 in x 11 in
Manufacturer
Raytheon Company
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Lexington, MA, US
Keywords
Poseidon; Draper, Charles Stark; MIT
Object ID
X89.82A

Development of the Polaris missile’s guidance system began in 1957 under Charles Stark Draper at MIT’s Instrumentation Lab. It was deployed in 1960. Three successive generations increased the range from 1,200 to 2,800 miles before the Navy retired Polaris in the 1970s.