See listOCT 17 196666-FM1-136FM/Deputy Chief, Mission Planning and Analysis DivisionApollo Spacecraft Computer Program Schedule
Since last week I promised to start quoting some delivery dates, here goes. We are currently planning release of the flight programs for rope manufacture as follows:
AS-501/502 (CSM) October 24
AS-206 (LM) December 26
AS-278/503 (CSM and LM) April 15
AS-504 (CSM and LM) November 15
Accuracy of these dates, of course, decreases with how far they are in the future. Actually, I am quite confident that we can meet this schedule with the possible exception of AS-278 which still has on open item a number of additions that could impact the schedule. I am hope- ful that it will be possible to improve or make earlier the AS-504 delivery. As you know, rope manufacture is expected to take on the order of 5 or 6 weeks which, if added to the above dates, will give you the readiness date of the actual flight configuration of the computer program.
We have requested that MIT prepare schedule delivery dates next week for the various sections of the GSOP's for the flights before us. The list is to include both preliminary and final versions as well as specifying the manner in which MIT proposes to segment the GSOP's. I'll pass these on when we get them.