Group of three pieces of Space Shuttle equipment, including: a Development Flight Distributor Unit similar to one that flew as the main payload on shuttle mission STS-1, measuring 16 x 8 x 16 and weighing approximately 47 pounds; an early Space Shuttle time code generator by Gulton Industries, measuring 6 x 6.5 x 3.5; and an early Aydin Vector "Freq. Div. Wideband" multiplexer, measuring 11 x 6 x 4.5, with various inputs and outputs on one side. In overall very good to fine condition. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte. A detailed listing is available online at RRAuction.com.
A detailed listing of the above:
Shuttle Development Flight Distributor
Development Flight Distributor Unit similar to one that flew as the main payload on shuttle mission STS-1. Unit measures 16 x 8 x 16 and weighs approximately 47 pounds. One side has a metal United Technologies United Space Boosters manufacturer’s label which reads, “D. F. I. Distributor, Part No. 10400-0331-865, Date 1-86, Ser No. 105…Mfd by Teledyne Lewisburg." Input and output plugs are present on two sides, six with caps.
Shuttle Early Era Time Code Generator
Early Space Shuttle time code generator by Gulton Industries, measuring 6 x 6.5 x 3.5, with a label reading: "Time Code Generator, Model DST 2200, Serial 005, Date Jul 78, 6.0 LBS, Contract No. NAS8-32105." Havekotte notes that this is flight hardware, but flown status is undetermined.
Shuttle Flight Component Multiplexer
Early Aydin Vector "Freq. Div. Wideband" multiplexer, 11 x 6 x 4.5, with various inputs and outputs on one side, and a label on the opposite end, reading, in part: "19A02020-301, Serial No. 13923AVS0379019, Date of Mfg. 0379, Contract No. NAS8-32066, Part No. 22137000-503."
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