Thermal Blanket and Cover, Lunar Traverse Gravimeter, Apollo

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

Manufacturer
MIT Instrumentation Laboratory

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Synthetic Fabric
Kapton
Synthetic Mesh
Copper Alloy
Nickel Plating
Dimensions
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.)

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

Manufacturer
MIT Instrumentation Laboratory

Type
EQUIPMENT-Lunar

Materials
Synthetic Fabric
Kapton
Synthetic Mesh
Copper Alloy
Nickel Plating
Dimensions
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.)

ID: A20020364001