Lot 9149: Apollo CSM Block I Service Module Jettison Controller (SMJC)

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:09:57

Lot 9149: Apollo Service Module (CSM) Jettison Sequence Controller (Block I configuration), 13.5 x 5 x 5.5, manufactured by Autonetics and bearing an identification plaque on the top panel, reading: "Controller Service Module, Jettison, Pt. No. 65120-306-31, Mfg Date Jan 3 '66, Ser No. 06359-0461BBA." Another plaque attached to the side notes additional information including "NAA/S&ID Cont No. ME901-0569-0010, Contr No. NAS 9-150, Pt No. 65676-107-31, er No. 06359-0905BBA." The opposite side has four connectors covered with red caps, labeled "J1," "J2," "J3," and "J4." An Autonetics modification and repair label is affixed to the top panel, which also bears two broken inspection seals on the sides. A North American Aviation parts tag is also tied to the piece through one of the bolt holes. In fine condition, with scattered dings and soiling. The Jettison Sequence Controller, mounted in the Service Module, automated firing of the Service Module roll R-4D reaction control system thrusters at the correct time and sequence during separation from the Command Module (just prior to CM reentry). Retro-firing of the R-4Ds opened the distance between the CM and SM to prevent re-contact/collision. RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463 Thursday, 22nd October 2015 Estimate: $2000-3000
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