ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ASSEMBLY FIVE PART ELECTRICAL SYSTEM & ATTITUDE AND MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM. Burtek, Inc for McDonnell Corp of St. Louis, MO, under contract #NAS9-170 for NASA, February & March, 1963.

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ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ASSEMBLY
FIVE PART ELECTRICAL SYSTEM & ATTITUDE AND MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM. Burtek, Inc for McDonnell Corp of St. Louis, MO, under contract #NAS9-170 for NASA, February & March, 1963.

US$ 60,000 - 90,000
£ 45,000 - 67,000

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ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ASSEMBLY
FIVE PART ELECTRICAL SYSTEM & ATTITUDE AND MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM. Burtek, Inc for McDonnell Corp of St. Louis, MO, under contract #NAS9-170 for NASA, February & March, 1963.
Together five modules, 3 for the Attitude & Maneuver Control System Trainer Assembly, and two for the Electrical System Trainer Assembly, as follows:

1. Metal panel in 3 parts, central panel approx 10 feet wide and labeled "GEMINI ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - POWER SOURCE. GT-10, 11," each hinged side panel approx 4 feet wide, the whole opening fully to approx 18 feet 7 inches, 5½ feet tall, 2½ feet deep. Mounted onto 10½ x 2½ foot platform with casters, 1300 lbs. Metal manufacturer plaque mounted to back reads:
"GEMINI 133P. TRAINER ASSEMBLY ATTITUDE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. PANEL 1 OF 2 [BUT 1 OF 5]. CONTRACTOR MCDONNELL. ST. LOUIS MISSOURI. MANUFACTURED BY BURTEK INC. TULSA OKLAHOMA. MFG. DATE MO. 3 YR. 1963. CONTRACT NO. NAS9-170. PART NO. 52E095001-1. SERIAL NO. 1. POWER REQ'TS VOLTS 115. AMPS 45. WEIGHT 1300. MFG. INSP [STAMP]. CONTR. INSP. GOV'T INSP. [STAMP]. U.S. PROPERTY." Panels with highly detailed and complicated back-lit flow diagrams show the flow of water, oxygen, hydrogen, fuel cell power and others through the electrical system.

2. Metal panel in 2 parts, central panel approx 10 feet and labeled "GEMINI ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS. GT-10, 11. LANDING & POST LANDING," left hinged side panel approx 4 feet wide labeled "TIME REFERENCE SYSTEM," right hinged panel lacking, the whole unfolding to 14½ feet wide, 5½ feet tall, 2½ feet deep. Mounted onto 10½ x 2½ foot platform, 1100 lbs. Metal manufacturer plaque mounted to back reads:
"GEMINI 133P. TRAINER ASSEMBLY ATTITUDE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM. PANEL 2 OF 2 [BUT 2 OF 5]. CONTRACTOR MCDONNELL. ST. LOUIS MISSOURI. MANUFACTURED BY BURTEK INC. TULSA OKLAHOMA. MFG. DATE MO. 3 YR. 1963. CONTRACT NO. NAS9-170. PART NO. 52E095002-1. SERIAL NO. 1. POWER REQ'TS VOLTS 115. AMPS 30. WEIGHT 1100. MFG. INSP [STAMP]. CONTR. INSP. GOV'T INSP. [STAMP]. U.S. PROPERTY," sticker above metal plaque reads: "N.A.S.A. U.S. GOVERNMENT PROPERTY. NAS 9-170-49." Panels with highly detailed and complicated back-lit flow diagrams showing the movement of Recovery Light Circuits, Signals from the Launch Vehicle, Bus Sequence Control, Common Control Bus, and power Main Bus through the Time Reference System including the Event Timer & Electronic Timer, the Boost Insert & Abort system, the Launch Vehicle system, the Retrograde System, and the Landing & Post Landing Systems.

3. Seated metal instrument panel module with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" & instructor's control panel labeled "GEMINI ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYS CONSOLE. INSTRUCTOR'S CONTROL PANEL." Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module. Together approx 450 lbs. Metal manufacturer plaque reads: "GEMINI 133P. TRAINER ASSEMBLY ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM. PANEL 1 OF 5. CONTRACTOR MCDONNELL. ST. LOUIS MISSOURI. MANUFACTURED BY BURTEK INC. TULSA OKLAHOMA. MFG. DATE MO. 2 YR. 1963. CONTRACT NO. NAS9-170. PART NO. 52E095003-1. SERIAL NO. 1. POWER REQ'TS VOLTS. AMPS. WEIGHT 450. MFG. INSP [STAMP]. CONTR. INSP. GOV'T INSP. [STAMP]. U.S. PROPERTY." Instrument panel with simulated Attitude Display Indicators, Flight Director Controllers, Incremental Velocity Indicator, Platform Controls and Indicators, Manual Data Insertion Unit, Computer Controls and Indicators, as well as AC Power Selector.

4. Metal panel in 2 parts, central panel approx 10 feet wide and labeled "GEMINI ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM - ACME," left hinged side panel approx 4 feet wide, the whole unfolding to approx 14½ feet wide, 5½ feet tall, 2½ feet deep. Mounted onto 10½ x 2½ foot platform, 1050 lbs. Metal manufacturer plaque reads: "GEMINI 133P. TRAINER ASSEMBLY ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM. PANEL 2 OF 5. CONTRACTOR MCDONNELL. ST. LOUIS MISSOURI. MANUFACTURED BY BURTEK INC. TULSA OKLAHOMA. MFG. DATE MO. 2 YR. 1963. CONTRACT NO. NAS9-170. PART NO. 52E095004-1. SERIAL NO. 1. POWER REQ'TS VOLTS 115. AMPS 30. WEIGHT 1050. MFG. INSP [STAMP]. CONTR. INSP. GOV'T INSP. [STAMP]. U.S. PROPERTY." Central panel with highly detailed and complicated back-lit flow panels diagramming the Attitude Control electronics, left panel consists of Attitude Control Module and Digital Computer Panel and has back-lit flow panels, as well as two different rotating Flight Director/Attitude Indicator globes embedded in panel with protective window.

5. Metal panel approx 10 feet wide, 5½ feet tall, 2½ feet deep, labeled "GEMINI ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM - OAMS." Mounted onto 10½ x 2½ foot platform, 600 lbs. Metal manufacturer plaque reads: "GEMINI 133P. TRAINER ASSEMBLY ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM. PANEL 3 OF 5. CONTRACTOR MCDONNELL. ST. LOUIS MISSOURI. MANUFACTURED BY BURTEK INC. TULSA OKLAHOMA. MFG. DATE MO. 2 YR. 1963. CONTRACT NO. NAS9-170. PART NO. 52E095005-1. SERIAL NO. 1. POWER REQ'TS VOLTS 115. AMPS 7. WEIGHT 600. MFG. INSP [STAMP]. CONTR. INSP. GOV'T INSP. [STAMP]. U.S. PROPERTY." Panel with highly detailed and complicated back-lit flow diagrams showing the movement of fuel, oxidizer, and pressurant through the Orbit Attitude and Maneuvering System (OAMS). This panel still fully operational. A video of it being operated can be viewed online here. The additional panels are presumed to need some minor electrical work to be brought up to operational condition.

A remarkable system used to train the Gemini astronauts at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. Essentially a duplicate of the display panels and instruments found inside the Gemini spacecraft, the system was used to learn the Attitude control and Maneuver Electronics System (ACME), the Orbit Attitude Maneuvering System (OAMS), the Time Reference System, the Sequential Circuits, the Landing & Post landing Procedures, use & control of the Power Source, amongst many other skills.

The ACME provided the control circuity to attain and maintain a desired spacecraft velocity or attitude, and included four separate sub-systems; the Attitude Control Electronics (ACE), the Orbit Attitude and Maneuver Electronics (OAME), a Power Inverter, and two identical Rate Gyro Packages. The OAMS controlled the spacecraft attitude and provided maneuver capability from the time of launch vehicle separation until the initiation of the retrograde phase of the mission. The OAMS responded to commands from the ACME. The Time Reference System provided the facilities for performing all timing functions aboard the spacecraft, and included an electronic timer, a time correlation buffer, a mission elapsed time digital clock, an Accutron clock and a mechanical clock. The maneuver hand controller found on the seated instrument panel commanded translational maneuvers of the spacecraft in the vertical, longitudinal, and horizontal planes. A detailed guide to the full systems covered by the trainer is available upon request.

Project Gemini was NASA's second human spaceflight program, started in 1961 and concluding in 1966. The spacecraft carried a two person crew, ten of which flew manned low Earth orbit missions between 1965 and 1966.

Please note that this lot is being sold in situ, and is currently located in Houston, Texas. Interested parties who wish to view the lot are invited to contact the specialist for this sale, Cassandra Hatton (+1 212 461 6531, [email protected]), to make arrangements. The successful buyer will be responsible for the timely disassembly if required, removal and shipping of this lot from its current location at buyer's expense by no later than August 20, 2016.
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ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ASSEMBLY FIVE PART ELECTRICAL SYSTEM & ATTITUDE AND MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM. Burtek, Inc for McDonnell Corp of St. Louis, MO, under contract #NAS9-170 for NASA, February & March, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ASSEMBLY FIVE PART ELECTRICAL SYSTEM & ATTITUDE AND MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM. Burtek, Inc for McDonnell Corp of St. Louis, MO, under contract #NAS9-170 for NASA, February & March, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ASSEMBLY FIVE PART ELECTRICAL SYSTEM & ATTITUDE AND MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM. Burtek, Inc for McDonnell Corp of St. Louis, MO, under contract #NAS9-170 for NASA, February & March, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ASSEMBLY FIVE PART ELECTRICAL SYSTEM & ATTITUDE AND MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM. Burtek, Inc for McDonnell Corp of St. Louis, MO, under contract #NAS9-170 for NASA, February & March, 1963.
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