Motor, Scan Actuator, Voyager Spacecraft

Motor, Scan Actuator, Voyager Spacecraft

     

This is a electric motor that drove a component of the Voyager 2 attitude/control system. It is a flight-qualified piece of spare hardware, which was used in laboratory simulations to resolve in-flight problems encountered by the Voyager spacecraft. Voyager 2 was an unmanned space probe which, in 1986, passed close to the planet Uranus to transmit images of its surface.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory transferred this object to the Smithsonian in 1998.

Transferred from NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Restricted.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Type
EQUIPMENT-Communications Devices

Materials
Aluminum, Steel, Plastic, Paper, Adhesive
Dimensions
3-D: 21.6 x 20.3 x 20.3cm (8 1/2 x 8 x 8 in.)

This is a electric motor that drove a component of the Voyager 2 attitude/control system. It is a flight-qualified piece of spare hardware, which was used in laboratory simulations to resolve in-flight problems encountered by the Voyager spacecraft. Voyager 2 was an unmanned space probe which, in 1986, passed close to the planet Uranus to transmit images of its surface.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory transferred this object to the Smithsonian in 1998.

Transferred from NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Restricted.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Type
EQUIPMENT-Communications Devices

Materials
Aluminum, Steel, Plastic, Paper, Adhesive
Dimensions
3-D: 21.6 x 20.3 x 20.3cm (8 1/2 x 8 x 8 in.)

ID: A19990062000