Lot #4656
Space Shuttle Reaction Control System Helium Tank

Helium tank for the Space Shuttle RCS
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Estimate: $1000+


Helium tank for the Space Shuttle RCS

Space Shuttle Reaction Control System (RCS) Helium Tank, measuring 19″ in diameter, with a Brunswick Corporation tag on the side, reading: "Vessel Ass'y - RCS He Tank (Fuel), Rockwell Int'l Control No. MC282-0082-0032, Mfg. Date: 05/76, Manuf. S/N: 001, Manuf. P/N: BLD-999040-3, Manuf. Code Ident. 17996." The sides of the tank are marked "Engineering Test." An additional inspection tag, marked "Do Not Open, Except in a Controlled Environmental Facility," is taped on the side. In fine condition. Accompanied by a two-page excess property list for "Contract NAS9-14000," naming this tank as item #14 with a cost of $10,000. Also includes a large wooden shipping crate, with related paperwork taped to the lid. This lightweight composite spun tank would have been used to store pressurization gasses for the Space Shuttle's Reaction Control System (RCS), which used thrusters to provide attitude control for the spacecraft.

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Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #538 - Ended October 18, 2018