AACS (Attitude and Articulation Control Subsystem) Bay Assembly, Voyager

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a component of the Voyager 2 attitude/control system. It is a flight-qualified piece of spare hardware, which was used in laboratory simulations to resolve in-flight problems encountered by the Voyager spacecraft.

Voyager 2 was an unmanned space probe, which, in 1986, passed close to the planet Uranus to transmit images of its surface.

NASA - Jet Propulsion Laboratory transferred this object to the Museum in 1999.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Restricted.

Materials

Aluminum, Copper, Phenolic Resin, Plastic, Gold Plating, Steel, Acrylic (Plexiglas), Adhesive, Epoxy, Copper, Nylon, Synthetic Fabric, Rubber (Silicone)

Dimensions

3-D: 20.3 x 43.2 x 20.3cm (8 x 17 x 8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Guidance & Control

Inventory Number

A19990066000

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