We spent another couple of hours talking about the Delta V monitor programs. Two program change requests were considered for Sundance and Luminary. It was concluded that no change would be made to Sundance, but that both changes should be made to Luminary, although, I am not sure if one of them is not in…
Month: April 1968
Seventh “D” Mission Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting
At the seventh “D” Mission Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting on March 25, we spent most of our time discussing activity in the football rendezvous, specifically, under what circumstances and how to abort. It turned out that the same ground rules and techniques probably apply equally well to the pseudo-TPI maneuver halfway through the rendezvous exercise….
Mission techniques for the LM lunar stay go/no go
As a result of several meetings on the subject, I think we have finally pinned down how to handle the go/no go decision to be made immediately after LM landing on the lunar surface. This memorandum is to report the techniques and to solicit your comments….
Lunar Reentry Mission Techniques meeting – March 21
On March 21 a small group of us ???? ??????? the logical flow charts TRW produced based on our ??? Lunar Reentry Mission Techniques meeting a couple of weeks ago. A couple of things came up that I should probably pass around….
Mission “E” Rendezvous Data Priority meetings
This memorandum is to report the meager accomplishments of the Second and Third “E” Rendezvous Mission Techniques meetings of March 18 and April 1, 1968….
Some lunar mission earth orbit phase ground rules
I would like to make sure everyone is aware of some important decisions which were made at Ron Berry’s Midcourse Phase Mission Techniques meeting on April 3. They have to do with operations during the earth parking orbit phase prior to TLI on a lunar mission….
Flyby solutions in the RTCC Midcourse program will not be absolutely optimum
This memo is to inform you of a simplification in RTCC program requirements I recently approved. As noted below, the capability we are providing appears to be adequate and the cost of the optimization is incompatible with the benefit to be gained. The rest of this memo is lifted almost verbatim from one Bob Ernull…
Sextant Rendezvous Navigation Review
As noted in the attached memorandum, I would like to request your active participation in a meeting on April 25 to review for “C” mission operational personnel the work your people have done on CSM sextant rendezvous navigation. I think, in order in insure proper use of the CSM G&N during the spacecraft 101 flight,…
“Any time” LM lift off is an unnecessary constraint
No big deal, but I’d just like to point out that I don’t agree with something in the memorandum to TA/Director of Science and Applications, dated March 19, 1968, subject: Operational constraints for the fourth lunar landing mission, which you signed. It stated in part, “It is the opinion of the Flight Operations Directorate that…
List of “D/E” Rendezvous open items
On April 8, we had our first weekly “D/E” Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting. We spent the whole time going through the main flow charts. This memorandum is not really minutes of the meeting, but rather a list of questions and action items. We are assuming that both the “D” and “E” missions will utilize the…