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LM-13 Gallery


Views of the downlock deployment mechanisms on some of the LM legs.

Picture 5 of 5.

The LM's legs are folded up during launch; they are not deployed until lunar orbit, a few hours before undocking.

The downlock deployment mechanism is a spring-loaded device, attached to both the descent stage's structure and the leg's truss assembly, which ensures that the LM's legs remain deployed.

LM-13 descent stage landing leg downlock deployment mechanism at Cradle of Aviation
Time picture taken Tue Jun 26 11:04:24 2007
Location picture taken Long Island to the Moon Gallery
Cradle of Aviation Museum
Garden City, NY
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