This belated memo is to describe the results of our March 10 Mission Techniques meeting on the F mission lunar orbit attitude sequences as well as I can remember them….
Some more trivia for the F mission
With regard to docked DPS burns we should remember that the LUMINARY program used on F is the same as the SUNDANCE program to be used on D, which due to scaling problems or something barely recognizes that the DPS is running when it is at only 10 percent thrust in the docked configuration. Accordingly,…
F and G cis-lunar midcourse correction scheduling
This memo is to make sure everyone is aware that we are scheduling the final midcourse corrections before LOS and Entry differently than on C’….
Results of September 17 Apollo Spacecraft Software Configuration Control Board (ASSCCB) meeting
The first three hours of this marathon meeting were devoted to implementation of the descent program in LUMINARY. The currently approved plan is to implement the one-phase descent scheme proposed by Floyd Bennett and his merry crew. However, MIT has been directed to implement it in such a way that it would be possible to…
Let’s have no unscheduled water dumps on the F mission
During a recent Data Selection Missions Technique meeting we were informed that the CSM has some sort of automatic water dump system. It was even rumored that it might be enabled on the F mission while the crew is sleeping during cis-lunar flight. The memo is to inform everyone than an unscheduled water dump can…
C’ Transearth Midcourse Correction (MCC) and Entry Mission Techniques
On September 13, we conducted a review of the Transearth MCC and Entry Mission Techniques for a lunar mission. Although, originally developed for an F or G type mission, the discussion was almost completely devoted to C’. Participation included all interested MSC organizations (including the C’ flight crew) as well as representatives from North American,…
F and G Lunar Orbital operations – mostly pre-DOI LM activation stuff
On January 10 we had an F and G Mission Techniques meeting dealing mostly with Lunar Orbital operations, which I would like to record with this thing….
Apollo Mission Techniques Documentation Schedule
Here is another Mission Techniques Documentation Schedule, since the last one is three months old and barely reflects real life any more. The Lunar Orbit Activities Document will almost certainly have to be updated to reflect whatever we learn on the F mission. A June 30 release date for that update will be kinda late,…
Reentry from lunar missions
On January 12 a group of Flight Crew, Flight Control and Mission Planning guys got together to talk about the lunar reentry and some rather interesting things came out which I am recording here for my records and your amusement….