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Item 5391 - JPL Mars Viking Orbiter Flight Hardware Catalog 550 (Apr 2019)

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Sold Price: $596.25 (includes buyer's premium)


Collection of JPL Mars Viking Orbiter flight hardware, all with original or photocopied paperwork dated to 1972-1973, including:

A wiring harness for the Viking Orbiter, serial no. 003, in a pink plastic bag labeled "Flight Equipment," with enclosed paperwork identifying the associated program as "VO75," or the 1975 Viking Orbiter mission.

Three 7″ cables terminating in wide pinned connectors, individually contained in plastic bags with blue "Flight" labels.

Twelve black-and-red connector terminals, with associated paperwork and blue "Flight" labels.

Three plastic containers holding a combined total of 17 resistors, with tags marked "Flight Equipment" and "Screened Parts," and bearing DCA Reliability Laboratory labels on the covers.

A bag of white plastic ring spacers made by Delbert Blinn, with "Accepted" tag marked "Flight Equipment."

A bag of tiny metal tubes made by R. W. Weatherford, with "Accepted" tag marked "Flight Equipment."

Several bags of tiny metal wire interconnect terminals made by Lyn-Tron, with "Accepted" tag marked "Flight Equipment."

A bag of translucent white zip-ties, with "Accepted" tag marked "Flight Equipment."

In overall very good to fine condition. Accompanied by additional paperwork for hardware certified for the VO75 program.

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