FM4/Chief, Mathematical Physics SectionDEC 15 196767-FM-T-123FM/Deputy ChiefCan MSFN figure out where the LM is on the moon’s surface?
Rod Rose sprung one on me the other day I would like to ask you about. He says that the MSFN should have a pretty good capability of deter- mining the LM's position on the lunar surface given one day's worth of observation – such as during the lunar landing mission. And that this could be used to assist in targeting Ascent. I am a little surprised at that and would like for you to let me know if it is really true. If some sort of study should be initiated, please coordinate it with ATSO, et cetera.