Explosive valve for the Lunar Module Descent Propulsion System.
Allowed helium to pressurize the fuel and oxidizer tanks.
Two explosive cartridges would be installed on the threaded ports at one end of the valve. When activated by astronaut command the cartridges would fire, opening the valve.
The valve body is machined from a single piece of aluminum. Gold brazing is added where the ports join the valve body.
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Made by Pelmec Division, Quantic Industries, San Carlos, California.
0.43 lbs. (0.19 kg)
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