Camera, Stage Separation, Case and Parachute, Saturn

Camera, Stage Separation, Case and Parachute, Saturn

     

This Pacific Optical camera is similar to those recovered in the ocean following launches of the Saturn I rocket. The cameras recorded the separation of the Saturn I first stage from its second stage. After the camera capsule ejected from the rocket, small fins stabilized the capsule, then the parachute opened, guiding it to a landing downrange from Cape Canaveral. The development of rockets that could send humans to the Moon began with the Saturn I, several of which were launched in the early 1960s.

NASA transferred this camera capsule to the Museum in 1972.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Pacific Optical

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Aluminum
Copper Alloy
Anodized Aluminum
Synthetic Fabric
Glass
Paint
Foam
Plastic
Ink
Adhesive
Cadmium
Dimensions
3-D: 100.3 x 50.8 x 26.7cm (39 1/2 x 20 x 10 1/2 in.)
3-D (Antenna): 24.8 x 3.2 x 1.6cm (9 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in.)

This Pacific Optical camera is similar to those recovered in the ocean following launches of the Saturn I rocket. The cameras recorded the separation of the Saturn I first stage from its second stage. After the camera capsule ejected from the rocket, small fins stabilized the capsule, then the parachute opened, guiding it to a landing downrange from Cape Canaveral. The development of rockets that could send humans to the Moon began with the Saturn I, several of which were launched in the early 1960s.

NASA transferred this camera capsule to the Museum in 1972.

Transferred from NASA

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Pacific Optical

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
Aluminum
Copper Alloy
Anodized Aluminum
Synthetic Fabric
Glass
Paint
Foam
Plastic
Ink
Adhesive
Cadmium
Dimensions
3-D: 100.3 x 50.8 x 26.7cm (39 1/2 x 20 x 10 1/2 in.)
3-D (Antenna): 24.8 x 3.2 x 1.6cm (9 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in.)

ID: A19731644000