Nominal Eva Timeline

Tks Lunar Orbiter

VIEW THRU OPTICAL CENTER OF TV LENS IN DIRECTION OF Z-PLANE INTERSECTION OF Z PLANE AND LUNAR SURFACE TRIPOD POSITION 0 (30 FT. FROM LM) v DOCUMENTED SAMPLE (WITHIN TOO FT. FROM LM) Equipment for collecting and stowing lunar surface samples Is housed in the modularized equipment stowage assembly (MESA) on the LM descent stage. The commander will unstow the equipment after adjusting to the lunar surface environment. ' Items stowed in the MESA are as follows * Large scoop for collecting bulk and...

Vehicle Earth Parking Orbit Configuration

(saturn v third stage and instrument unit, apollo spacecraft) TLI + 20 SEC LOCAL . , HORIZONTAL ORBIT RATE TLI + 15 MIN MANEUVER TO As SEPARATION ATTITUDE TLI+ 25 MIN SC INITIAL SEPARATION (1 FPS) TLI + 20 SEC LOCAL . , HORIZONTAL ORBIT RATE TLI+ 25 MIN SC INITIAL SEPARATION (1 FPS) TLI + 27 MIN NULL SEPARATION RATE AND PITCH TO DOCKING ATTITUDE TLI + 27 MIN NULL SEPARATION RATE AND PITCH TO DOCKING ATTITUDE Up to four midcourse correction burns are planned during the translunar coast phase,...

Local Landing Times

The prime recovery line for Apollo 11 is the mid-Pacific along the 175th west meridian of longitude above 15 degrees north latitude, and jogging to 165 degrees west longitude below the equator. The aircraft carrier USS Hornet, Apollo 11 prime recovery ship, will be stationed near the end-of-mission aiming point prior to entry. Splashdown for a full-duration lunar landing mission launched on time July 16 will be at 10.6 degrees north by 172.5 degrees west at a ground elapsed time of 195 hrs 15...

Spacecraft Axis And Antenna Locations

Band Steerable Antenna

Stee rabie S-band 2-GHz high gain antenna Stee rabie S-band 2-GHz high gain antenna Two scimitar VHF omni antennas on SM 180 deg. apart 2 VHF Recovery antennas under forward heat shield Not Shown Two scimitar VHF omni antennas on SM 180 deg. apart VHF inflight antenna 2 S-band steerable antenna 2 VHF Recovery antennas under forward heat shield Not Shown VHF inflight antenna 2 S-band steerable antenna

Lunar Module Descent

Apollo Spacecraft Aerothermodynamics

120 60 0 60 180 LM AHEAD LM BEHIND LM-CSM RELATIVE MOTION LM DESCENT ORB IT INSERTION DOI MANUEVER, RETROGRADE, DPS -THROTTLED TO 40 POWERED DESCENT INITIATION 50,000 FT. ALTITUDE BRAKING PHASE PDI TO HI-GATE - EFFICIENT REDUCTION OF ORBITAL VELOCITY FINAL APPROACH PHASE HI-GATE TO LO-GATE - CREW VISIBILITY SAFETY OF LANDING PHASE LO-GATE TO TOUCHDOWN - MANUAL CONTROL TAKEOVER

Apollo Docking Mechanisms

Apollo Docking Probe

The lunar module is a two-stage vehicle designed for space operations near and on the Moon. The LM is incapable of reentering the atmosphere. The lunar module stands 22 feet 11 inches high and is 31 feet wide diagonally across landing gear . Joined by four explosive bolts and umbilicals, the ascent and descent stages of the LM operate as a unit until staging, when the ascent stage functions as a single spacecraft for rendezvous and docking with the CSM. Three main sections make up the ascent...