Lot 9047: Soyuz Descent Module Hydrogen Peroxide Yaw Thruster for attitude control, measuring approximately 11.5 x 6.5 x 4.5, engraved on the central bracket in red, "11 615 87-50-0 N2250." The nozzle measures 2? in diameter and is engraved above "N358." The thruster is set on a metal display mount with a base of 13 x 7, standing about 13.5? tall. In fine condition. The Soyuz Descent Module used eight reaction control micro-jets as part of the Entry Actuators System, with two for pitch, two for yaw, and four for roll; the pitch and yaw thrusters provided about 8 kilogram-force while the roll thrusters provide about 15 kilogram-force. Peroxide is catalyzed in the system, breaking down into water and oxygen that escapes at high speed to create thrust.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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