Gyroscope, Apollo 25 Inertial Reference Integrating (IRIG)

Gyroscope, Apollo 25 Inertial Reference Integrating (IRIG)

     

This is a type of gyroscope used in a number of inertial guidance systems, including the Polaris Submarine-launched ballistic missile and the Apollo Command Module guidance system. It was designed at the MIT Instrumentation Lab in Cambridge, Mass., and manufactured by the AC Spark Plug Division of General Motors in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
AC Spark Plug Division, General Motors Corporation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Housing: metal, probably aluminum, and blue plastic.
Interior: metal, electrical parts including wires and connectors.
Dimensions
3-D: 12.7 x 6.4cm (5 x 2 1/2 in.)

This is a type of gyroscope used in a number of inertial guidance systems, including the Polaris Submarine-launched ballistic missile and the Apollo Command Module guidance system. It was designed at the MIT Instrumentation Lab in Cambridge, Mass., and manufactured by the AC Spark Plug Division of General Motors in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Gift of Delphi Electronics & Safety

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
AC Spark Plug Division, General Motors Corporation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Housing: metal, probably aluminum, and blue plastic.
Interior: metal, electrical parts including wires and connectors.
Dimensions
3-D: 12.7 x 6.4cm (5 x 2 1/2 in.)

ID: A20090047000