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Apollo Probe & Drogue System Gallery


Several of the signs accompanying the probe and drogue. The signs, from top to bottom, read

Probe Capture Latch Assembly

Probe tip captures receiving hole in bottom of LM drogue; works as a flexible ball joint between both spacecraft as final capture alignment is achieved.

Docking Ring

Attached to top of CM; contains 12 docking latches that when activated at the end of docking procedure hold both spacecraft together.

Drogue Assembly

Passive funnel receiver for docking probe; attached to top of LM docking tunnel.

Probe Assembly

Primary active component of docking system; when center gas piston is actuated, the probe is compressed, pulling both spacecraft together.

Apollo Probe & Drogue System at Kansas Cosmosphere
Time picture taken Mon Jul 28 09:49:32 2008
Location picture taken Apollo Gallery
Hall of Space
Kansas Cosmosphere
Hutchinson, KS
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