See list attachedJune 24, 196969-PA-T-95APA/Chief, Apollo Data Priority CoordinationPost Insertion CSM P52 is optional
Dick Gordon and Pete Conrad called the other day to ask how important we feel the CSM platform alignment is just after LM insertion into orbit. As I recall, this alignment is a carry-over from the time we planned to do the CSM plane change just prior to lift-off rather than just after landing as we currently plan to do. We didn't have pulse torquing then either. Given these changes I don't really see why it is needed anymore, particularly if we have been monitoring the IMU for several days inflight and if necessary, have compensated it. As a matter of fact, if it is not too late it might be reasonable to consider dropping this CSM platform alignment from the G Flight Plan too. The main advantage is that it would permit CSM to remain in an attitude compatible with rendezvous radar tracking by the LM as soon as they finish with their P52. Any comments anyone?