Front ring diameter
Solar panel span
6 7/16 in
1 1/4 in
4 1/4 in
The toy is a simple but functioning telescope with plastic lenses. The front lens ring can be moved forwards and backwards to focus.
Magnification is 2x or so.
Solar panels and plated pods can be removed for storage (below).
The telescope tube carries a Spacex logo with "made in Hong Kong for Rovex Triang"
No variations known.
Not available as GA
NASA concept artwork showing an early Boeing design of the Large Space Telescope (eventually developed into the Hubble Space Telescope) orbiting near a space station.
A detailed article on this telescope also appeared in the UK in Ranger magazine, published 4 April 1966, which could also have inspired the toy.
Registered Design/Design Patent
UK Registered Design
Application Nr: 944743 or -5
As stated on blister card
(last digit illegible)