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Gallery: Apollo modules

Some examples of the post-1967 capsule fire electronics modules from the Apollo program, designed to be more modular and safer in the high oxygen environment.   The S-Band network and system was designed by Collins Radio and could transmit and receive simultaneously. Voice, telemetry and television.   From the Lunar Module, for example, slow-scan television was frequency modulated on the carrier, and telemetry was phase modulated on the subcarriers. In addition, the system allowed for very accurate ranging to determine the distance of the spacecraft from Earth.  " Every American voice transmitted from space was via Collins Radio Co. equipment" and not one failure occurred on any mission.

Full credit for the module photos below goes to user "SpaceAholic" at the www.collectspace forum, who has collected these amazing pieces and shared them on that site - which is well worth a visit!   http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum14/HTML/000792.html

Of course there is MUCH more that can be said about Collins Radio involvement in space, but the photo with Art Collins shows that the company was in it from the very beginning.

 

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Command Module VHF transmitter

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Command Module VHF transmitter

used while in Earth orbit

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S-Band amplifier

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S-Band amplifier

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Collins-designed Unified S-Band transponder

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S-Band amplifier

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Apollo Modules with Mfgr ID

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S-Band transponder and TWT amplifier

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Apollo Module collection

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Ground station equipment

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Apollo module mockup at Collins Radio

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Astronaut Ed White at Collins Radio

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Mercury capsule with Art Collins at left

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