Recorder, DTR (Data Tape Recorder) Bay Assembly, Voyager Spacecraft


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's Jet Propulsion Laboratory transferred this object to the Smithsonian 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.


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


3-D: 55.9 x 35.6 x 48.3cm (22 x 14 x 19 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


SPACECRAFT-Unmanned-Guidance & Control

Inventory Number


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