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NASA ARTIFACT VPI Vehicle Power Interface Rack & Console Hubble Space Telescope For Sale

NASA ARTIFACT VPI Vehicle Power Interface Rack & Console Hubble Space Telescope


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NASA ARTIFACT VPI Vehicle Power Interface Rack & Console Hubble Space Telescope:
$75,000

"U.S. EXPORT RESTRICTION CERTIFICATE (Please read information at the bottom of this listing)
Being offered is one of the most important pieces of hardware associated with the Hubble Space Telescope that will ever be offered for public sale.

This is the Vehicle Power Interface (VPI) Equipment Rack and 2 Person Control Console for the Hubble Space Telescope.

It was the heart and soul of the HST during it's testing phase at the Space Telescope Assembly/Verification Facility and the Thermal Vacuum Chamber Facility at the Goddard Flight Center.

The VPI Console provided power to the HST and performed tests to it's batteries and solar panels as it was undergoing final testing before it's planned launch in September of 1986

There are two log of operation books that come with the VPI, chronicling it's history from it's first entry of "initial power on" 6/7/84, through it's Validation Test on 6, June 1986, to it's final entry date of 3/19/90, just a few weeks before STS 31 launched on 4/24/1990 to deploy the most famous telescope in world history!!!

The more prominent features of the VPI Equipment Rack are:

Six (6) HP 6012B DC Power Supplies,
Two (2) Lambda Power Supplies
Two (2) Battery Loads
Two (2) Remote and Command Monitor Modules
One (1) Vehicle Power Control Module
One (1) Vehicle Power Conditioning Module
One (1) Vehicle Battery Control & Monitor Module
One (1) Vehicle Power Conditioning Solar Array Input Module
One (1) AC Power Distribution Module
One (1) Clear-Com Intercom System Remote Station


Everything is housed in a very substantial 3 rack metal cabinet with lockable 3 door access in the back.Cabinet is completely hand wired, as only NASA can do, it's a thing of beauty!

All pieces of equipment have wire seals that have not been tampered with

There are three large Heat Vent Stacks with internal fans on the top of the cabinet.

This rack is large, and has quite an impressive Presentation!

Overall size is 79" wide by 48" deep by 82" tall

Weight of the VPI Console is 2750 lbs.
The more prominent features of the Dual Control Console are as follows:PSSP Simulator Panel
HUBBLE PSSP Simulator Panel
(2) Ball CRT Monitors
(2) ADDS Keyboards
T-O Control Panel
Telemetry and Command Panel
Auxiliary Monitor Panel
NorthStar Computer
Battery Trickle Charge Panel
(2) ADDS Panels
Control Console measures 7' long and weighs about 800 lbs.

This was a multi-million dollar piece of sophisticated electronic equipment with a remarkable place in history.

It is an Investment Quality NASA Hubble Space Telescope Artifact!

I have many other close-up pictures feel free to email if you would like to see them.

I am happy to work with you regarding payment U. S. EXPORT CONTROLLED CERTIFICATIONThe use, disposition, export and re-export of this property is subject
to all applicable United States Laws and Regulations. This includes
the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 USC app. 2401,
et seq.), the Arms Export Control Act of 1976, as amended (22 USC 2751,
et seq.), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR 121),
and the Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR 368 et seq.), which
among other things prohibit: a. The making of false statements and concealment of any material
information regarding the use or disposition, export or re-export
of the property.
b. The provisions of 22 USC 2778, which provides a maximum penalty of
ten years imprisonment and/or a maximum fine of $1,000,000.00.Any false information provided and/or concealment of any material
information regarding the use, disposition or export of this property
may constitute a violation of: a. The provisions of 18 USC 1001, which provides a maximum penalty of
five years imprisonment and/or a maximum fine of $10,000.
b. The provisions of 22 USC 2778, which provides a maximum penalty of
ten years imprisonment and/or a maximum fine of $1,000,000.00.
c. The provisions of 50 USC app. 2410, which provides a maximum
penalty of ten years imprisonment and/or a maximum penalty of ten
years imprisonment and/or a maximum fine of five times the value of
the property exported or $1,000,000.00, whichever is greater, and
which also provides for administrative sanctions, including civil
penalties of up to $10,000 and the revocation of authority to
export goods from the United States.The Purchaser warrants and covenants that the item being subject to this article
will be directly or indirectly used or disposed of for military use.


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