Small cable assembly component from Mars Viking Orbiter/Lander, measuring 1.75 x 2.25, with markings reading, "55305-16 W6, S/N 201." Includes JPL paperwork from December 1972 documenting various inspections of the piece, identified as "Cable Assy Pre Sel/Mixer." A component from Mars Viking Orbiter/Lander that comprised part of its communications system. The communications system allowed for telemetry, tracking and control of the Viking Orbiter and Lander, and allowed for return of data to NASA (to include the first surface photographs) from Mars. In fine condition.
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