Abort Electronics Assembly, Apollo, Lunar Module

Abort Electronics Assembly, Apollo, Lunar Module

     

This is an unflown example of the backup system, built by TRW, for guidance and control of the Lunar Module. The system was dedicated to the minimum guidance and control functions required in case of a landing abort or failure of the primary system. It was one of the first spacecraft systems to use "strapdown" gyroscope technology. It also contained a small, general purpose digital computer.

This unit, stored in its custom-designed handling fixture, is identical to those installed on flown Lunar Modules. Because of the design of Apollo missions, no flown systems returned to Earth.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
TRW

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Guidance & Control

Materials
Aluminum, Plastic, Paint, Rubber (Silicone), Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass, Paper, Gold Plating, Teflon, Glass
Dimensions
3-D: 61 x 20.3 x 14cm, 14.8kg (24 x 8 x 5 1/2 in., 32 5/8lb.)

This is an unflown example of the backup system, built by TRW, for guidance and control of the Lunar Module. The system was dedicated to the minimum guidance and control functions required in case of a landing abort or failure of the primary system. It was one of the first spacecraft systems to use "strapdown" gyroscope technology. It also contained a small, general purpose digital computer.

This unit, stored in its custom-designed handling fixture, is identical to those installed on flown Lunar Modules. Because of the design of Apollo missions, no flown systems returned to Earth.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
TRW

Type
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Guidance & Control

Materials
Aluminum, Plastic, Paint, Rubber (Silicone), Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass, Paper, Gold Plating, Teflon, Glass
Dimensions
3-D: 61 x 20.3 x 14cm, 14.8kg (24 x 8 x 5 1/2 in., 32 5/8lb.)

ID: A19850016000