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….
Month: February 1969
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….
F/G cis-lunar midcourse correction mission techniques
This memo is to document the cis-lunar midcourse correction mission techniques we agreed to January 27 and 28 at the F and G Mission Techniques meetings. The translunar maneuvers are based on the following assumptions and guidelines:…
Apollo Mission Techniques Documentation Schedule
Attached is my guess as to when we will distribute some more Mission Techniques Documents. Except for the G unique stuff, we’ll probably come pretty close to this schedule since it’s primarily just updating C’ books a little bit. It also gives you an idea of what we plan to do – if that’s a…
G Lunar Surface Phase Mission Techniques
During the first half of 1968 we held a sequence of meetings which culminated in a proposed set of mission techniques concerning use of the guidance and propulsion systems while the LM is in the lunar surface. This was documented in a Lunar Surface Phase Mission Techniques book, dated October 6, 1968. On February 5…
F/G Rendezvous Mission Techniques – mostly F
As part of F/G Torture Week, we spent Thursday, January 30 on the rendezvous. Overall, I would say this mission phase is in pretty good shape with only a few unresolved items that we know about right now. I would like to tabulate here a bunch of odds and ends we agreed to at this…
F/G Mission Techniques – except for the lunar orbit phase – are ready to eat
Some of the decisions and open items that came out of our F/G Mission Techniques meetings in late January are listed in this memo. Basically, I would say that all mission phases aside from the lunar orbit activity are very well understood at this time – primarily as a result of the C’ mission -…
All about F APS burn to depletion and landmark tracking
On February 14 we had a Mission Techniques meeting to pin down F lunar orbital operations between the end of rendezvous and TEI. Aside from a rest period, this consists of two exercises – the APS burn to propellant depletion and landmark tracking with the optics. I think we have a good understanding of how…
Apollo spacecraft computer program newsletter
Christopher C. Kraft has a Joint Program Development Plan meeting at MIT on February 12. I would just like to pass on to you a couple of things that were interesting to me….
Spacecraft guidance for TLI
(2-18-69) After yesterday’s meeting/on the F mission, I have had some second thoughts and prompting by others about using the spacecraft guidance and platform for S-IVB TLI. The following summarizes my position and is to be used as policy in FOD….