Lot 9527: Rocket Research Corporation (subsequently produced by Aerojet) MR-50 reaction engine assembly (REA) thruster, measuring approximately 6.5 x 5 x 3, hand-engraved on the middle gold plate with part numbers, "MMC P/N PD5000007-010, MMC S/N 0000043, RRC P/N 26775-301, RRC S/N 5084." In fine condition. The mono-propellant engine catalyzes hydrazine to generate thrust. Derivatives of this thruster were incorporated on the Mars Viking Lander and its Aeroshell, and also saw application as an attitude control thruster on many other robotic and Earth orbiting spacecraft. This item is export restricted.
RR Auction's Space and Aviation Auction 463
Thursday, 22nd October 2015
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