APOLLO COMMAND MODULE MASTER ALARM PANEL
APOLLO COMMAND MODULE MASTER ALARM PANEL
The Master Alarm indicator of the Apollo Command Module represents a pivotal component of the spacecraft's instrumentation and warning system. This critical feature is designed to promptly alert astronauts to any impending issues or emergencies during their mission, ensuring their safety and enabling timely response.
Presenting the Concord Aerospace Apollo Master Alarm Panel – the next step in our fully operational spacecraft hardware line. Meticulously recreated from the original, our Apollo CM Master Alarm panel preserves its historical significance while aligning with our design philosophy of crafting fully functional collectibles. This panel seamlessly integrates into any project of your choice. Envisioned with the future in mind, our Master Alarm panel will be a central component among our forthcoming interactive and fully customizable offerings. Some of the significant upgrades are listed below.
- Completely new multi-layer chassis. NEW PANEL SIZE AND DESIGN.
- Master Alarm Illumination ready momentary Push Button - 5V DC
- Upgraded INDUSTRIAL switches (20A-125VAC / 15A-250VAC).
NO MORE SPINNING SWITCH TOGGLE CAPS!!!
- 3X MOM-OFF-MOM UPGRADED INDUSTRIAL SWITCHES (SP)
- 3X ON-OFF- ON UPGRADED INDUSTRIAL SWITCHES (SP)
- Many additional switch options and types are available on request.
- Accurately sized aluminum switch guards and routed bezels.
- Industrial multi-coat paint application and laser-etched panel text.
- Custom fabricated toggle red switch boots.
BRAND NEW mounting system with upgraded custom-made aluminum DZUS.
- 6" x 4.5" x 3" (150mm x 110mm x 75mm)
- Designed, manufactured, and assembled in Orlando, FL, USA.
MASTER ALARM DURING APOLLO MISSIONS
The Command Module and Lunar Module of the Apollo missions were equipped with the Master Alarm system, a critical component of their instrumentation and warning systems. This system played a pivotal role in promptly alerting astronauts to potential issues and emergencies during their missions, ensuring their safety, and enabling swift responses.
Here are the most notable instances of the Master Alarm triggering across various Apollo missions:
- Apollo 11 - Lunar Module Descent: The Master Alarm sounded as the Lunar Module "Eagle" descended to the Moon's surface, prompting astronaut Neil Armstrong to take manual control and safely navigate to the landing site.
- Apollo 12 - Lightning Strike: Just after liftoff, a lightning strike triggered the Master Alarm, causing telemetry failures. The crew's quick actions restored the systems, allowing the mission to continue.
- Apollo 13 - Oxygen Tank Explosion: An oxygen tank explosion led to the Master Alarm sounding. The crew's response and teamwork were crucial in overcoming this crisis during their journey back to Earth.
- Apollo 14 - Ascent Abort Signal: Shortly after liftoff, a Master Alarm-triggered ascent abort signal caused momentary confusion, which was resolved after verifying the systems' integrity.
- Apollo 16 - Lunar Module Descent: The Master Alarm alerted the crew during the Lunar Module "Orion's" descent to the lunar surface, leading to increased communication and coordination for a safe landing.
- Apollo 17 - TLI Navigation Anomaly: Following Trans-Lunar Injection, the Master Alarm alerted the crew to a navigation anomaly, resulting in recalculations to ensure the spacecraft's correct trajectory.
These instances underscore the vital role the Master Alarm played in various Apollo missions, demonstrating its importance in astronaut safety and mission success.
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