Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Apr 11    
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
Bidder Login
Bidder #

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends April 11th
Space Auction Preview
Begins Apr 12
ASF Charity Auction (16)
The Alan Bean Collection (17)
The Dave Scott Collection (15)
Dan Schaiewitz Space Collection (37)
General Tom Stafford Collection (6)
Exclusive Meteorite Men Collection (25)
Astronomers (16)
Path to Space (12)
Soviet Pre-1970 Space Program (21)
X-15 & “X-Plane”
Program (9)
Space Models (22)
Project Gemini (34)
Project Mercury (45)
Project Apollo (16)
Nasa Flight Directors and Personnel (17)
Apollo Astronauts (19)
Project Apollo Hardware and Spacesuit Parts (26)
Apollo 1 (9)
Apollo 7 (7)
Apollo 8 (6)
Apollo 9 (10)
Apollo 10 (11)
Aviation (7)
Apollo 11 (79)
Apollo 12 (49)
Apollo 13 (41)
Apollo 14 (24)
Apollo 15 (34)
Apollo 16 (30)
Apollo 17 (29)
Skylab (30)
Apollo-Soyuz (13)
Space Shuttle (61)
Soviet/Russian Post-1970 Space Program (6)
Miscellany (11)
All Preview Items (719)
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2018 Auction Calendar
Jan 10
Jan 18
Feb 7
Feb 15
Mar 7
Mar 15
Apr 11
Apr 19
May 9
May 17
Jun 13
Jun 21
Jul 11
Jul 19
Aug 8
Aug 16
Sep 12
Sep 20
Oct 10
Oct 18
Nov 7
Nov 15
Dec 5
Dec 13
  More Dates & Deadlines

Item 8120 - Apollo CM Lunar Docking Events Controller Catalog 498 (Apr 2017)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Estimate: $1,000.00 +
Sold Price: $897.93 (includes buyer's premium)


Apollo Command Module Lunar Docking Events Controller (LDEC) by Autonetics, 6 x 8.5 x 11.75, with four connectors on top labeled “J1” through “J4,” and a fifth on the front labeled “J5.” The main body of the controller bears four labels: a metal Autonetics label, reading: "Controller-Lunar Docking Vents A18A, NAASE ID, Cont No. ME 476-035-0002…Contr No. NAS 9-150, Pt No. 41004-102, Mfg Date. Oct 30 '68, Ser No. A18A-026"; labels for "Acceptance Vibration Time" and "Acceptance Thermal testing Time," both bearing inspection stamps, each respectively dated "JUL 19 '68" and "OCT 22 '68"; and a second Autonetics label, "Ser. No. 06359-565388A, Mfg. Date OCT 30 '68, Part No. 40817-306-1, Cont. No. NAS9-150." In fine condition. The LDEC, in parallel with the LM Separation Sequence Controller (LSSC), was responsible for energizing pyro squibs to separate the Lunar Module from the Spacecraft LM Adapter; it subsequently sequenced final separation of the LM docking ring during Lunar Module jettison from the Command Module.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.