Major Saturn Ib Contractors

Space Division New Orleans, La. Hayes International Corp. Birmingham, Ala. McDonnell Douglas Corp. Huntington Beach, Calif. Bell-Aerosystems, Inc. Buffalo, N. Y. Eclipse Pioneer Division Teterboro, N. J. Electronic Communication, Inc. St. Petersburg, Fla. 150-pound thrust attitude control engine Fuel and oxidizer tank assemblies for Auxiliary Propulsion System Glynn Lunney Eugene F. Kranz Gerald D. Griffin Dr. Wernher von Braun Brig Gen. Edmund F. O'Connor William Teir W. D....

Apollo Test Program

Spacecraft 2TV-1 Manned Thermal Vacuum Test An eight-day thermal vacuum manned test of an Apollo Command and Service Module similar to the Apollo 7 spacecraft was run last June in the Manned Spacecraft Center's Space Environment Simulation Laboratory, chamber A. All of the test objectives, aimed mostly toward qualifying the spacecraft for manned orbital flight, were met. Verify command module heat-shield structure under cold-soak space environment. Demonstrate capability of electrical power...

Mission Description

Times given are ground elapse time and are for a nominal mission. Late changes may be made before launch or while the mission is in progress. Apollo 7 will lift off Eastern Test Range Launch Complex at 11 a.m. EDT, and roll to an azimuth of 72 degrees. The launch window will remain open until about 3 p.m. EDT. Lighting conditions both for launch and recovery are considered in establishing the window. At insertion, the spacecraft and s-ivb stage will be in a 123-by-153-nautical miles 142 x 176...

Spacecraft Structure Systems

Compartments Apollo Rockets

Apollo spacecraft No. 101 for the Apollo 7 mission is coinprised of a launch escape system, command module, service module and a spacecraft-lunar module adapter. The latter serves as a mating structure to the instrument unit atop the S-IVB stage of the Saturn IB. For this mission, it does not contain a lunar module. Launch Escape System Propels command module to safety in an aborted launch. It is made up of an open-frame tower structure mounted to the command module by four frangible bolts, and...

Manned Space Flight Network

The Manned Space Flight Tracking Network for Apollo 7, consisting of 14 ground stations, four instrumented ships and five instrumented aircraft, is working its first manned flight. It is the global extension of the monitoring and control capability of the Mission Control Center in Houston. The network, developed by NASA through the Mercury and Gemini programs, now represents an investment of some 500 million and, during flight operations, has 4,000 persons on duty. In addition to NASA...

Photooraphic Equipment

Apollo 7 will carry a 70 mm Hasselblad still camera and two 16 mm Maurer sequence cameras. Film magazines for specific mission photographic objectives are carried for each camera. The Hasselblad Is fitted with an 80 mm f 2.8 standard lens and the Maurer has bayonet-mount 18 mm f 2 and 5 mm wide angle f 2 lenses. Hasselblad shutter speeds are variable from 1 sec. to 1 500 sec., and sequence camera frame rates of 1, 6, 12 and 24 frames-per-second can be selected. Film emulsions have been chosen...