Thermal Blanket and Cover, Lunar Traverse Gravimeter, Apollo
The Lunar Traverse Gravimeter was designed to measure the Moon's gravitational field using a precise accelerometer. While on the Moon, astronauts would move the device to different locations and take readings of the graviational force. The device was covered by a blanket to minimize temperature fluctuations.
This artifact is an unflown example of the blanket, for a Gravimeter that was flown on at least one Apollo mission.
Donated by the Charles Stark Draper Laboratories.
Donated by the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
- Country of Origin
- Unnited States of America
- MIT Instrumentation Laboratory
- Synthetic Fabric
- Synthetic Mesh
- Copper Alloy
- Nickel Plating
- Approximate (Cover): 24.8 × 24.1 × 27.3cm (9 3/4 × 9 1/2 × 10 3/4 in.)
- Storage (Current Storage): 61.6 × 46.7 × 32.4cm (24 1/4 × 18 3/8 × 12 3/4 in.)