Jerry, I’ve done a lot of joking about the spacecraft hitting the aircraft carrier, but the more I think about it the less I feel it is a joke. There are reports that the C Prime command module came down right over the aircraft carrier and drifted on its chutes to land 5,000 yards away….
Some decisions regarding lunar landmark tracking on the F and G missions
We had an Ad Hoc Mission Techniques meeting on January 9 to talk over lunar landmark tracking. In particular, we wanted to discuss what we thought had been learned from the C’ mission and what we want to do on the F and G missions. This memo is to outline all that briefly. The specific…
Operations required for communication loss on F and G are sure better than on C’
I think we have pretty well established how to handle a communication loss situation on the F and G missions. In effect, we have defined which Block data must be sent and what onboard cis-lunar navigation needs to be carried out. In both cases, of course, it is possible to cut back substantially from the…
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’….
D Rendezvous Mission Techniques
The final review of the D Rendezvous Mission Techniques will be held on Wednesday, January 15, starting at 9:00 a.m., in Room 383, Building 4….
Procedure for LM aborts immediately after landing are terrible!
Clarke Hackler of Guidance and Control Division uncovered a rather alarming situation which we’ve discussed a little at our Descent Abort Mission Techniques meetings. He briefly states the problem quite nicely in the attached memo, which I thought should be brought to your attention….
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….
F and G mission cis-lunar and abort plan
On January 8 a gang of us FOD types got together to develop a proposal on how we should use the LM for cis-lunar and lunar orbit aborts. In other words, how should the C’ techniques be modified due to having the LM DPS available to backup or use in place of the SPS. A…
Two-stage LOI looks good after C’
Just like in other fields of endeavor, it always seems possible to use actual flight results to prove how smart you were before the flight. I am writing this note to crow about how C’ proved we “done right” in planning a two-stage LOI….
MCC-H Ascent Monitoring
This is a note primarily to myself to remind me of impressions obtained during the MCC-H Ascent Monitoring meeting of January 24, 1969. Although it appeared that the prime program for processing MSFN data was to be the “Lear,” I feel quite strongly that the old, direct doppler-measurement technique should be retained for in-place monitoring….