Magellan "NAV 1000" Hand-Held GPS Receiver

The Magellan Corporation, founded in 1986, worked to develop a handheld, battery-powered GPS receiver for the civilian market. Launched in 1988, the NAV 1000 was the first hand-held receiver introduced to the consumer market. Magellan anticipated that people would use these devices for hiking, boating and other recreational purposes.
Object Name
global positioning system receiver
date made
Magellan Systems Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
metal (part: material)
overall: 5 in x 8 3/4 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 22.225 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Time and Navigation, National Air and Space Museum
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from Gary Barta

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