TES-COS Electrical Interface Unit, Protein Crystal Growth Experiment Apparatus

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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 unit provided power and control to the video camcorder and light source in the Thermal Enclosure System-Crystal Observation System (TES-COS), equipment used for protein crystal growth experiments on the Space Shuttle.

The technical team who developed this equipment gave it to the Museum in 2012 when they began using newer, more advanced equipment.

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

Gift of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Center for Biological Sciences and Engineering

Materials

  • Anodized Aluminum
  • Plastic
  • Velcro
  • Coating
  • Synthetic
  • Glass
  • Paper

Dimensions

3-D (Overall): 20 × 22.2 × 9.2cm (7 7/8 × 8 3/4 × 3 5/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Electronics

Inventory Number

A20120272001

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