Cable, Television Hook-Up, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Back-up

Cable, Television Hook-Up, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Back-up

     

This type of cable was used on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975, during which a live TV broadcast showed the first docking of American and Soviet spacecraft. Powering camera equipment on early space missions required long cables or heavy battery packs. This cable connected the camera to the spacecraft for power and to transmit a television signal back to Earth.

This cable was transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1978.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Unknown

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
metal, fiber optic cable
Dimensions
Overall (cable): 274.32cm (9ft)
Other (large coupling): 12.07 x 4.45 x 14.61cm (4 3/4in. x 1 3/4in. x 5 3/4in.)
Other (cylinder): 6.35 x 4.45cm (2 1/2in. x 1 3/4in.)

This type of cable was used on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975, during which a live TV broadcast showed the first docking of American and Soviet spacecraft. Powering camera equipment on early space missions required long cables or heavy battery packs. This cable connected the camera to the spacecraft for power and to transmit a television signal back to Earth.

This cable was transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1978.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Unknown

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
EQUIPMENT-Photographic

Materials
metal, fiber optic cable
Dimensions
Overall (cable): 274.32cm (9ft)
Other (large coupling): 12.07 x 4.45 x 14.61cm (4 3/4in. x 1 3/4in. x 5 3/4in.)
Other (cylinder): 6.35 x 4.45cm (2 1/2in. x 1 3/4in.)

ID: A19781835000