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Cable, Beacon Connector, Rucksack #1, Apollo 15

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This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Summary

Manufacturer: Essex-Cannon

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall (Cable): 3/4 in. diameter (1.91cm)
Other (Coiled): 6 1/2 in. diameter (16.5cm)

Materials: Cable: Vinyl and nylon covered tensolite Fittings: Stainless steel

The Apollo survival rucksack #1 contained a survival radio with an built in antenna. To increase the communication range, the radio came equipped with a special cable to connect to the Command Modules own VHF antenna.

This cable was flown on Apollo 15, in July/August 1971. It was transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian in 1978.

Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.

Inventory number: A19781452009

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