Inertial Measurement Unit, Space Shuttle

Inertial Measurement Unit, Space Shuttle

     

This Inertial Measurement Unit, manufactured by Singer, uses a set of gyroscopes and accelerometers to provide the Space Shuttle with velocity and attitude data. This information is fed into the Space Shuttle on-board computers, which generate appropriate signals to control the vehicle in flight.

This unit was flown on eight Shuttle missions between 12 April 1981 and 8 March 1989, including six times on OV-102 Columbia and two times on OV-104 Atlantis.

NASA transferred this object to the Museum in 2006.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Singer Manufacturing Company

Date
1972-2006

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Guidance & Control

Materials
Aluminum, paint, gold plating, plastic, rubber/neoprene
Dimensions
3-D: 27.9 x 55.9 x 24.1cm, 24.9kg (11 x 22 x 9 1/2 in., 55lb.)

This Inertial Measurement Unit, manufactured by Singer, uses a set of gyroscopes and accelerometers to provide the Space Shuttle with velocity and attitude data. This information is fed into the Space Shuttle on-board computers, which generate appropriate signals to control the vehicle in flight.

This unit was flown on eight Shuttle missions between 12 April 1981 and 8 March 1989, including six times on OV-102 Columbia and two times on OV-104 Atlantis.

NASA transferred this object to the Museum in 2006.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Singer Manufacturing Company

Date
1972-2006

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Guidance & Control

Materials
Aluminum, paint, gold plating, plastic, rubber/neoprene
Dimensions
3-D: 27.9 x 55.9 x 24.1cm, 24.9kg (11 x 22 x 9 1/2 in., 55lb.)

ID: A20100120000