Lockheed Sequence Timer

Manufacturer: Lockheed for U.S. Air Force
Size: overall length: 11 inches; overall diameter: 6.5 inches
Original Price: $? - Date: 1966

This beautifully designed and built timer is suggestive--visually--of a subassembly
of the 19th-century Babbage Difference Engine. However, its purpose is quite different.
It provided event programming capabilities in the guidance and control systems of
aerospace vehicles. It contains a 115Vac 400Hz motor for sequencing the switches
through the program, preset mechanically by the positions of the digital rotors.

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what vehicles employed this timer in the US space program during the 1960s.

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