Horizon Sensor, Electronics, Gemini 8

Horizon Sensor, Electronics, Gemini 8

     

This device, manufactured at the Advanced Technology Laboratories, assisted astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott with the guidance and control of their Gemini 8 spacecraft, flown on March 16, 1966. This electronics package worked with the horizon sensor, mounted outside the craft, to locate the Gemini capsule with respect to the Earth's horizon.

Transfered from NASA to the Museum in 1972.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Advanced Technology Laboratories

Type
EQUIPMENT-Electronics

Materials
Anodized Aluminum
Stainless Steel
Copper
Paint
Varnish
Plastic
Adhesive
Ink
Unknown sealant
Steel
Dimensions
Overall: 11 1/2in. x 5 1/4in. x 3 3/4in. (29.21 x 13.34 x 9.53cm)

This device, manufactured at the Advanced Technology Laboratories, assisted astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott with the guidance and control of their Gemini 8 spacecraft, flown on March 16, 1966. This electronics package worked with the horizon sensor, mounted outside the craft, to locate the Gemini capsule with respect to the Earth's horizon.

Transfered from NASA to the Museum in 1972.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Advanced Technology Laboratories

Type
EQUIPMENT-Electronics

Materials
Anodized Aluminum
Stainless Steel
Copper
Paint
Varnish
Plastic
Adhesive
Ink
Unknown sealant
Steel
Dimensions
Overall: 11 1/2in. x 5 1/4in. x 3 3/4in. (29.21 x 13.34 x 9.53cm)

ID: A19721096000