We had another “C” Mission Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting on February 23. We resolved a few things and reworked the flow charts some more at this meeting….
Month: March 1968
Fifth “D” Mission Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting—don’t miss Paragraph 5; it’s great!
We spent just about the entire February 26 meeting discussion the way the AGS and PNGCS should be used during the “D” Mission rendezvous. I feel as though we have accomplished quite a lot in this area having reached agreement on how the AGS should be used throughout that mission phase, with one minor exception….
Lunar Rendezvous Abort Mission Techniques meeting
As you know, a great deal of work had been done on lunar abort rendezvous throughout the Center. This note is to inform you of a Data Priority Coordination meeting on this subject on March 28, 1968, in Building 3, Room 966. I expect it will take most of the day….
Ascent Phase Mission Techniques meeting – February 27, 1968
In the absence of Charley Parker, our beloved leader, I inherited the job of chairing this meeting which probably accounts for why we didn’t really get an awful lot done. However, there are a couple of things that are probably worth reporting….
Guidance system oriented ground rules for TLI Go/No Go
This memo is to document the guidance system oriented ground rules we intend to apply in the development of mission techniques for making the Translunar Injection (TLI) Go/No Go decision, unless directed otherwise. Effective immediately, it is intended that all RTCC computer programs, MCC displays and decision limit lines, crew and ground procedures and timelines,…
First “E” Mission Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting – March 4
On March 4 we had the first “E” Mission Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting. It was devoted almost exclusively to understanding what the mission requirements and mission plans are for this phase of the flight. The discussion raised a few questions and some action items were assigned to get them answered….
Apollo Spacecraft Software Configuration Control Board notes for March 4 meeting
Close to half the meeting was devoted to discussion of the Delta V monitor. It was reported that the propulsion people have conferred in writing that the Delta V monitor program should not shut off the SPS engine on the Spacecraft 020 and 101 missions. It was also reported that MIT is still working on…
Sixth “C” Mission Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting
This March 1 meeting conflicted with the President’s speech but a few of us dedicated jokers pressed on as follows….
Sixth Midcourse Phase Mission Techniques meeting
The Midcourse Phase Data Priority meeting of March 6 was devoted to the earth orbital phase evaluation of guidance systems to make the translunar injection (TLI) Go/No Go decision. It was reported at the outset that a new set of ground rules have been established with regard to this subject. They are:…
Seventh “C” Mission Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting
Except for the first item listed below, the entire “C” Mission Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting of March 8 was devoted to the terminal phase. Based on the very great importance FCOD is putting on proper lighting during the braking phase, a proposal is being considered for including another little tune up maneuver between NSR and…