Abort Electronics Assembly, Apollo, Lunar Module

Abort Electronics Assembly, Apollo, Lunar Module

     

This device, designed by TRW, Inc., is a backup to the Apollo Guidance Computer that was installed on the Lunar Module. If needed, it was to perform only critical guidance and control functions in case of a failure of the primary system. It may have been one of the first spacecraft systems to use "strapdown" gyro technology. This unit is unflown.

The Abort Guidance System was activated at least twice during the Apollo program: on the Apollo 10 and Apollo 13 missions.

Donated by TRW to the Museum in 1973.

Gift of TRW.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
TRW

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Guidance & Control

Materials
Case: metal with electronic parts.
Dimensions
3-D: 61 x 20.3 x 14cm, 14.8kg (24 x 8 x 5 1/2 in., 32 5/8lb.)

This device, designed by TRW, Inc., is a backup to the Apollo Guidance Computer that was installed on the Lunar Module. If needed, it was to perform only critical guidance and control functions in case of a failure of the primary system. It may have been one of the first spacecraft systems to use "strapdown" gyro technology. This unit is unflown.

The Abort Guidance System was activated at least twice during the Apollo program: on the Apollo 10 and Apollo 13 missions.

Donated by TRW to the Museum in 1973.

Gift of TRW.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
TRW

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Guidance & Control

Materials
Case: metal with electronic parts.
Dimensions
3-D: 61 x 20.3 x 14cm, 14.8kg (24 x 8 x 5 1/2 in., 32 5/8lb.)

ID: A19731554000