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Redstone Aft Unit Gallery


The Redstone aft unit has another instrument compartment located 180° from the easily accessible door. This door is up against the back wall, limiting the degree to which the door can be opened and limiting photos to hand-held, flash shots.

This compartment held the ST-80 stabilized platform, the gyroscopic inertial measurement unit which provided the missile with a space-fixed frame of reference, tracking the payload's progress as it flew to its target.

The bulk of this compartment appears to be the frame which held the ST-80.

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Instrument compartment containing ST-80 stabilized platform and other guidance system in Redstone Aft Unit at Air Zoo
Time picture taken Sun May 18 12:30:04 2014
Location picture taken East Campus
Air Zoo
Portage, MI
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