Authentic  Sensor Console from the Toru Docking System
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    This is an actual Sensor Control Console from the MIR's twin sister ship in Russia.
During the mission, it was used for cosmonaut/astronaut training and technical analysis for the Russian Space Agency.

It is a Real Piece of
Russian Space History.

This panel was part of the Russian Toru Docking System which was used on the MIR, Salyut and the ISS.
The TORU system serves as a backup to the automatic Kurs system, providing navigational data for spacecraft approaching the Russian component for docking.

    Here is the exact same Sensor Control Board
mounted in the
MIR Space Station
in orbit above the Earth.

The first element of the
MIR was launched
on February 20, 1986.

The sensor board helped the cosmonauts to control the parameters of different systems of the station and was part of the Toru Docking System. The board has schematics painted on the surface showing interfaces in red and green with the individual indicator lights to show multifunction control and completion of each circuit.
The above Control Panel was displayed at the 2000 World's Fair in Hannover, Germany. It was part of the Russian MIR Toru Control Centre exhibit. 

This is a picture of the
exhibit in Germany. The  Panel is mounted on the left. The panel on the right is a PVK Control Board and the panel in the center is the
We have all 3 panels in our International Space Collection.

The Toru Docking System as seen at the 2000 World's Fair in Germany

In July, 2003 we were fortunate enough to actually acquire this authentic Space Station Sensor Control Board from the twin version of the MIR. 

The rest of the station was ultimately
disassembled in Russia and most of the pieces
were scraped after the MIR project ended in 2001.

We also have a  MIR Space Station Window Assembly
in our collection.
  Click Here for Pictures & Info.

Only a few pieces from the space station remain today.

Here is our TORU exhibit at Museum of Discovery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Here is our TORU exhibit at the Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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