Gemini Spacecraft

Organization Description

Right Control Panel 

Docking System

Target Docking Adapter Encoder Switch 

Target Docking Adapter Encoder Switch

Switch that applies power to the target vehicle encoder to complete the Command link between the spacecraft and target. It is provided to link the commands entered into the encoder controller, by the Gemini Spacecraft pilot, to the target vehicle via two completely separate communication channels. The channel initially used is the rf link using the rendezvous radar transmission as a carrier, the link used after the docking maneuver is the hardline umbilical.