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Month: November 1968
When is the rendezvous radar designate routine (R29) needed?
George Cherry (MIT) asked if it is possible to drop the rendezvous radar designate routine (R29) out of the descent abort programs (P70 and P71). He gave me the impression that to do so now would significantly reduce their work and permit concentration in testing in more profitable areas. I don’t know when the next…
C’ earth parking orbit duration is a variable
This note is just to make sure everyone is aware of the rather siginificant variation in the time between earth orbit insertion (EOI) and translunar injection (TLI) on the C’ mission, depending on day and azimuth of launch. This came as a surprise to me and may have some impact on what you are doing….
C Prime Maneuver Monitoring Mission Techniques into cement
On November 2 we went over the C’ Maneuver Monitoring Mission Techniques for the last time – that is, we all hope and expect it’s “final.” Although, the detailed procedures will be documented elsewhere, I would like to describe the new things we established at this meeting. They deal primarily with overburn protection by manual…
D Maneuver Monitoring Mission Techniques
On November 4 we had our first-and-last D Maneuver Monitoring Mission Techniques meeting. In addition to all interested MSC organizations, it was attended by MIT, NR, TRW, and GAEC. We spent the day going through all of the SPS maneuvers both docked and undocked, except for those associated with the rendezvous and the docked DPS…
C’ Mission Techniques clean up – Translunar and Transearth
On November 8 we went over the Translunar and Transearth phases of the C’ Mission Techniques – pretty well cleaning all this up, I think. The following paragraphs describe the more significant decisions and agreements reached. They deal with block data, onboard navigation, and returnto-earth with no communications….
F Rendezvous Mission Techniques
We had our first F Rendezvous Mission Techniques meeting on November 12. We went through the whole thing rather smoothly with very few open items, probably due to all the past work on D and G. Obviously it is a much simpler exercise than the D rendezvous. This memo is to record a few of…
No real time landing site data processing is planned on C Prime
In a meeting with Flight Software Branch and Flight Control Division personnel, we concluded that we would not process landing site observations obtained in lunar orbit on the C’ in real time in the RTCC unless directed otherwise….
C’ Lunar Orbit – Navigation and Block Data
On Thursday, November 7, we gathered with the C’ Flight Crew and everyone else who was interested in the lunar orbit Operations On that flight. At this meeting we cleaned up a lot of loose ends primarily dealing with the lunar orbit navigation and with block data. This memo is to report the new things…
C’ Mission Techniques – mostly Entry
On Friday, November 15, we had the last C’ Mission Techniques meeting I expect we will ever have. It was mostly devoted to entry although, of course, some other odds and ends were discussed….