Thermal transport bag for the Hubble Space Telescope's NICMOS Cryo Vent Line and NCS Sock, measuring approximately 23.5″ x 13.5″, with a small silver label near the flap: "NICMOS Cryo Ventline Transport Bag (Front), NCS Sock Transport Bag (Rear)." The two-compartment bag's pouches are secured by two thin Velcro straps, and four metal mounting brackets line the edges of the bag. In fine condition. The Hubble's Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) is an important scientific instrument for infrared astronomy which produces images with data from the near-infrared part of the light spectrum, and the NCS is its cooling system.
Provenance: The Spaceflight America Museum and Science Center in Prince Frederick, MD.
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