Computer, Main, Shuttle, Controller Unit

Computer, Main, Shuttle, Controller Unit

     

This is the control unit from a flown Space Shuttle on-board computer, designed and manufactured by the IBM Corporation for the Shuttle program. An operational Shuttle has five, identical on-board computers, which vote on a process to override any single and some dual malfunctions. Each computer consists of a controller like this one, plus a companion processor unit. It is not known on which Shuttle missions this controller was installed.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
IBM Corporation
Contractor
Rockwell International Corporation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Computers, General Purpose

Materials
Aluminum, Plastic, Copper, Steel, Gold Plating, Paper, Adhesive, Glass, Phenolic Resin
Dimensions
3-D: 50.8 x 25.4 x 20.3cm, 20.4kg (20 x 10 x 8 in., 45lb.)

This is the control unit from a flown Space Shuttle on-board computer, designed and manufactured by the IBM Corporation for the Shuttle program. An operational Shuttle has five, identical on-board computers, which vote on a process to override any single and some dual malfunctions. Each computer consists of a controller like this one, plus a companion processor unit. It is not known on which Shuttle missions this controller was installed.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
IBM Corporation
Contractor
Rockwell International Corporation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Computers, General Purpose

Materials
Aluminum, Plastic, Copper, Steel, Gold Plating, Paper, Adhesive, Glass, Phenolic Resin
Dimensions
3-D: 50.8 x 25.4 x 20.3cm, 20.4kg (20 x 10 x 8 in., 45lb.)

ID: A19950161000