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Title: Documentation
Post by: robertsconley65 on November 26, 2004, 11:28:59 PM
Quote from: movieman

Oh, and if I remember correctly the SIVB for the Saturn V has three solids while the SIVB for the Saturn 1b has two, so you need to change both models (I'm 99% sure that there are already two SIVB models in NASSP).


If people will email links to documentation for apollo pdfs and stuff I will maintain them on my documentation page.

It will be important to keep track of where you are getting information like above because you will find that an additional doc will often make things clear er and is important know where the original came from.

Rob Conley

P.S I actually printed out 400+ page of the Mercury Familiarization guide and the MR Flight ops manuals as they were my bibles for the project. When I tackle Gemini I plan to do the same.


Title: Documentation
Post by: Zachstar on November 27, 2004, 05:43:28 PM
Found these so far

http://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/links.html


Title: Documentation
Post by: gimp1992 on November 27, 2004, 06:27:23 PM
I use this link
http://www.geocities.com/bobandrepont/pdfspace.htm

Joe


Title: Documentation
Post by: Tschachim on November 29, 2004, 06:27:55 AM
Hi everybody

The MIT HRST Page was most important for me regarding the AGC: http://hrst.mit.edu/groups/apollo/. This link is on Ron Burkeys (http://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/) Page, too.

... and NTRS (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/) is full of material, but you have to search for downloadable Pdf's.

..- and that Apollo 15 Delco Electronics"-Document (http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a15/a15.CMsoftware.html) is a good reference.

Tschachim


Title: Documentation
Post by: movieman on November 29, 2004, 11:04:08 AM
I have about 4GB of Apollo PDF files, but unfortunately I have very little idea of where they came from :(.


Title: Documentation
Post by: robertsconley65 on November 30, 2004, 08:44:32 PM
Quote from: movieman
I have about 4GB of Apollo PDF files, but unfortunately I have very little idea of where they came from :(.


I am keeping track of this I will do an update after I get back home this weekend.

Rob Conley


Title: Documentation
Post by: Tschachim on January 25, 2005, 07:11:24 AM
The "Apollo Operations Handbook Block II Volume 1" is finally complete available! Look at http://history.nasa.gov/afj/aohindex.htm

Tschachim


Title: Documentation
Post by: movieman on May 30, 2005, 06:53:31 PM
Another site where someone is posting Apollo (and other) documentation on an intermittent basis:

http://www.pcpages.com/bobsworld/fileoftheweek.htm

Currently there are Apollo 4 and 5 mission reports available.


Title: Documentation
Post by: movieman on May 31, 2005, 05:17:25 AM
Incidentally, the Apollo 4 mission report is pretty useful, I've found out a lot more about how they actually managed to fly the mission than the minimal documentation available elsewhere on the web, though I'm still having a hard time trying to match the 'TLI' burn.

I have to fly it with the SIVB pitched up at 40 degrees to the horizon to get the same post-burn trajectory that the real mission had: rather than burn at apogee to reduce the perigee, they dropped the perigee by 150 miles during the TLI burn.


Title: Documents of the week
Post by: gimp1992 on May 31, 2005, 09:53:34 AM
Just got this in my EMail might be usefull.
http://www.pcpages.com/bobsworld/fileoftheweek.htm
 
I will be posting weekly a set space documents that are not available anywhere else on the web, many that I have scanned myself.  I am limited in bandwidth, so will change them weekly.
 
The first offering will be Mission Reports for Apollos 4 and 5, which I downloaded some time back and are not available anywhere on the web that I am aware off.  In addition to them, I have also scanned several publications from the sixties and seventies and include some of them.  I have over three hundred publications from the sixties, seventies, and early eighties to scan in the future.
 
This is kind of experimental right now, so please let me know of any problems.  Also if anyone has any webspace to give these poor orphans a permanent home, please do.


Title: Project Apollo Sim Specs
Post by: robertsconley65 on June 06, 2005, 08:49:53 PM
A couple of years back I listed all the parts I fealt that was needed for a complete sim.

This is the URL

http://www.ibiblio.org/mscorbit/project_apollo_10.pdf

Rob Conley


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Swatch on January 04, 2007, 01:22:32 AM
Ok, I hadn't run across this before, but its pretty nice....especially the stuff about the EMS, and even moreso, the elusive entry scrolls.

http://www.jdkbph.com/histdocs/apollo/Apollo%20Training%20Guidance%20And%20Control%2009-67.pdf


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on December 04, 2007, 07:48:13 AM
Something for anyone who's working on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Programe, a copy of the final version of the operational procedures manual for the Apollo side of things.

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19750065564_1975065564.pdf

Also for those of working on simulating the Instrument Unit, a copy of the IBM Technical manual for the ones used on AS-202, 203, 204 & AS-501, 502, 503.

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730060771_1973060771.pdf

Both files are about 30mb in size.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Tschachim on December 04, 2007, 08:17:25 AM
Thanks a lot!

Something for anyone who's working on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Programe, a copy of the final version of the operational procedures manual for the Apollo side of things.
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19750065564_1975065564.pdf

There's another one listed here from about a month later: http://nassp.sf.net/wiki/References

Cheers
Tschachim


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on December 04, 2007, 08:48:07 AM
Thanks a lot!

Something for anyone who's working on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Programe, a copy of the final version of the operational procedures manual for the Apollo side of things.
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19750065564_1975065564.pdf

There's another one listed here from about a month later: http://nassp.sf.net/wiki/References

Cheers
Tschachim

Actually the one I've linked to has a final revision date of Oct 15 1974 (page 4 of the pdf), but either way having access to both is useful for comparision purposes as there may be pages that are poorly scanned in one that are readable in the other


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Tschachim on December 04, 2007, 09:03:05 AM
Thanks for pointing that out, I added the 2nd ASTP AOH to the wiki.

Cheers
Tschachim


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on December 04, 2007, 10:04:47 AM
Thanks,

I've just edited the page to make sure that the two copies are clearly identified & swapped the links so that the earlier revision goes first.

Graham


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Tschachim on December 04, 2007, 02:39:10 PM
Thanks again, that's better indeed.  :)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on April 01, 2008, 12:14:10 PM
Found a couple of intersesting documents on the NTRS dealing with the Saturn Ic stage. Both appear to be equipment manuals.

1. S-IC intertank umbilical carrier and flight plate (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19740075005_1974075005.pdf) (2mb) The text does not appear to have scanned well but the diagrams are clear.

2. S-1C stage vertical internal access equipment technical manual: Installation information (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730062821_1973062821.pdf) (8mb) Both text and diagrams have scanned well.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on April 18, 2008, 11:09:10 AM
The latest (17/04/08) update to the NTRS has included several interesting documents, which are linked to below.

1. Command service module system handbook (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730060777_1973060777.pdf)(1967)

2. Apollo operations handbook. Command and service module (spacecraft 012) (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730061045_1973061045.pdf)(1966)

3. Revision 1 to the Apollo Mission G spacecraft reference trajectory. Volume 1 Reference mission profile (launched 14 August 1969) (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19750064229_1975064229.pdf)(1969)

4. Reference skylab flight plan, SL-1/SL-2, SL-3, and SL-4 (April 30, 1973 SL-1 launch) (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19720065522_1972065522.pdf)(1972)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on May 23, 2008, 08:41:34 AM
Apollo material has been thin on the ground over the last few months at the NTRS, though it looks like more of the Apollo 13 report is being placed online.

However two interesting items came to light recently.

Firstly, Apollo mission techniques. Mission C retrofire and reentry. Volume 1: Techniques description, revision A (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19750065849_1975065849.pdf) (Sep 1968), which appears to be a planning document for the Apollo 7 mission, covering the re-entry phase of the flight.

Secondly, AS-206A preliminary L/V operational trajectory and guidance presettings (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19680007912_1968007912.pdf) (Nov, 1966), this is a planning document for what later became Apollo 5. This document dates from just after the decision was made not to have a boilerplate CSM top the AS-206A stack but rather the simple nosecone that was used on the operational flight.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on August 05, 2008, 12:10:20 PM
Something that is potentially very useful has gone up on the NTRS. It is from 1974, and is entitled Apollo landing site exercise. I've read over the document and it's a student exercise on picking a landing site from maps/orbital photography.

See:http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19750005695_1975005695.pdf (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19750005695_1975005695.pdf)

(4mb).


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: movieman on August 26, 2008, 11:40:22 PM
Go here:

http://agentdc.uah.edu/WelcomePages/SplashPage1.aspx?cid=uahdc&targetLibPK=6014&lid=USSRC

and search for 'saturn 1b vehicle handbook'. It's split into vast numbers of individual PDF files, but what I've skimmed through so far looks interesting.

I got the URL from this forum thread about people making a very realistic Saturn V/CSM/LEM model for Celestica, which has various images and diagrams that might be of interest too:

http://forum.celestialmatters.org/viewtopic.php?t=27&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=285


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: movieman on August 27, 2008, 01:30:29 AM
This one has an article on plans to recover the SIC stage:

http://agentdc.uah.edu/homepages/dcfiles/UAHDC/Boeingnov1965_080107161441.pdf


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: movieman on August 27, 2008, 09:38:46 PM
And this one has something I've never seen before, with plans to separate the IU and SLA from the SIVB to use it as the basis for a free-flying experiment platform:

http://agentdc.uah.edu/homepages/dcfiles/UAHDC/Advancedastrionics_071708143043.pdf


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: movieman on August 27, 2008, 10:16:00 PM
Lunar Module News Reference:

http://agentdc.uah.edu/homepages/dcfiles/USSRC/Apollo%20LEM%20General%20Reference_042707110751.pdf

I think the previous source URL I found for that had been deleted.

I've noticed that this has power consumption details for most systems in the LEM; I don't remember the same in the CSM equivalent.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on September 10, 2008, 09:46:18 PM
Discovered that the NTRS has online something called the 'Space Flight Handbook'. 

The three part second volume covers lunar flight planning from 1965 to 1970. Lots of equations just begging to be turned into a spreadsheet.

1. SPACE FLIGHT HANDBOOKS. VOLUME 2- LUNAR FLIGHT HANDBOOK. PART 1 - BACKGROUND MATERIAL (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19630011224_1963011224.pdf)

2. SPACE FLIGHT HANDBOOKS. VOLUME 2- LUNAR FLIGHT HANDBOOK PART 2 - LUNAR MISSION PHASES (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19630011225_1963011225.pdf)

3. SPACE FLIGHT HANDBOOKS. VOLUME 2- LUNAR FLIGHT HANDBOOK. PART 3 - MISSION PLANNING (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19630011226_1963011226.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on October 05, 2008, 09:41:24 AM
Documents discussing the locations of translunar injections from 1968.

Sadly only the 1st & 4th volumes are online.

1. Geographic loci of Apollo translunar injection burns and free return touchdown positions. Volume 1: February - April 1968 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730063591_1973063591.pdf)(19.6mb)

2. Geographic loci of apollo translunar injection burns and free return touchdown positions. Volume 4: October - December 1968 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730064339_1973064339.pdf)(98.2mb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Christophe on October 05, 2008, 02:24:02 PM
Thanks for the links.  :ThumbsUp432: :)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on October 22, 2008, 10:23:23 AM
Thanks for the links.  :ThumbsUp432: :)

Glad you liked them, here's a couple of documents (from 1964) discussing the Saturn 5 LVDC and a further document from 1967 discussing possible modifications to the LVDC  for AAP.

1. Saturn 5 launch vehicle digital computer. Volume 1: General description and theory (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730063841_1973063841.pdf)

2. Saturn 5 launch vehicle digital computer Volume 2: Maintenance data (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730063842_1973063842.pdf)

3. Launch Vehicle Digital Computer (LVDC) requirements for the Apollo Applications Program (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19790073644_1979073644.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Christophe on October 22, 2008, 02:58:34 PM
I think those links should be very interesting for Dseagrav.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: dseagrav on October 23, 2008, 12:47:13 PM
I had the first one, the second one is new, and the third one doesn't seem particularly relevant. I have a fair amount of material about the LVDC hardware, my difficuly thus far has been the SOFTWARE.
Those would be very useful if we ever got a software listing for me to run, but as far as I can find the software (source or otherwise) was lost to history when IBM was broken up as a monopoly in the 70s.

Speaking of which, I need to commit my broken LVDC, it doesn't work for IGM yet, but it does have aborts and things that the current autopilot doesn't have that someone could port over.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on November 06, 2008, 08:27:11 AM
Found a document which deals with the early design of an Autopilot for the unmanned Apollo missions. May or may not be useful as a source for hardware, but does have some information on the early planned unmanned testflights.

Also located what appear to be model specifications for different versions of the S-IVb stage.

1.      Command module programmers for unmanned Apollo missions (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19790072166_1979072166.pdf) 765kb

2.      DS-2709 model specification Saturn S-VB-F stage (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700076237_1970076237.pdf) 2.5mb

3.      DS-2728 model specification Saturn S-4B-D stage (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700076219_1970076219.pdf)  608kb


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on June 10, 2009, 10:38:46 AM
Located what appears to be a manual for testing/maintaining the Block I CMS's Optical Equipment.

Due to the file size (which bodes well for the illustrations) I've not downloaded this one yet, but I thought I'd post the link as this document should prove very useful.

See: Apollo optics-inertial test checkout, maintenance, and repair manual (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19780070167_1978070167.pdf) (21.2mb 169 pages).


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Tschachim on June 11, 2009, 11:06:00 AM
Description of the Saturn 1b & V guidance systems from 1963, found by Graham2001:

See: Saturn ib/v astrionics system (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19650025710_1965025710.pdf) (941kb).


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on June 17, 2009, 04:12:11 AM
Block I Apollo documentation.

1. Apollo Command Module/Service Module Measurement Requirements, Spacecraft 008 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730064182_1973064182.pdf) (10mb, 242 pages) (Instrumentation planning or the CSM built for the Thermal/Vacuum tests).

2. Apollo Operations Handbook, Command and Service Module, Spacecraft 012, November 1966 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730061045_1973061045.pdf) (37mb 1010 pages) (Pilots handbook for the spacecraft that was going to fly the Apollo 1 mission)

3. Apollo spacecraft familiarization: NASA support manual  (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19770078690_1977078690.pdf)(11.5mb, 216 pages) (Information on Apollo program as of December 1965, includes diagrams of both Block I and II spacecraft and information on how they differ.)

4.  Mission Modular Data Book, First Block I Manned Mission (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730061036_1973061036.pdf) (17.1mb, 450 pages) (The document dating from September 1966 is a mission planning document for the AS-204/Apollo 1 flight. It would appear to predate the issuing of a reference trajectory. Contains block diagrams/timelines for the various stages of the mission from launch to touchdown.)

5. Apollo Command Module/Service Module Measurement Requirements, Spacecraft 012 & 014 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730060779_1973060779.pdf) (51.5mb, 322 pages) (Intrumentation details for the CSMs built for the two planned manned Block I flights, AS-204 & AS-205?)

6. Operational modes of the communication links between the apollo MSFN and the CSM (block I and block II)  (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19790073236_1979073236.pdf) (269kb, 6 pages) (Discussion of differences in communications systems between Block I and Block II Apollo CSMs.)

7. Csm 012 CDR at NAA S&ID (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19790072304_1979072304.pdf) (231kb, 6 pages) (Design Review documentation on the CSM 012 spacecraft)

More to come...


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on November 02, 2009, 09:53:32 AM
After a long down period the NTRS is back online and was updated at the end of the month. The following might be of use for the simulation of the Apollo 6 mission & possibly the others as well.

Effects of water boiler venting on the Apollo 6 mission (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19750065855_1975065855.pdf)

Edit:

Some documentation on the Apollo optical systems.

1. Apollo optical subsystem and LM alignment optical telescope. Volume 1 - Program summary Final report  (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700015843_1970015843.pdf) (23 pg 898kb)

2. Apollo Optical Subsystem and LM Alignment Optical Telescope, Volume 2, Part 1 Final report (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700015844_1970015844.pdf) (343pg, 25.6mb)

3. Apollo Optical Subsystem and LM Alignment Optical Telescope, Volume 2, Part 2, Final report (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700015845_1970015845.pdf) (411pg, 23.2mb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on March 05, 2010, 05:25:30 AM
The most recent update of the NTRS included the following documents dealing with AS-204A (Apollo 1).

Spacecraft Operational Abort and Alternate Mission Studies for AS-204A. Volume 1: Abort Studies (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19740078900_1974078900.pdf) (11.54mb)

Independant Flight Software Validation Test Results for Mission AS-204A (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730063911_1973063911.pdf) (9.23mb)

With luck the next few updates may bring up more information on what was planned for this mission.

I've not checked this yet due to the size, but a copy of the 1965 version of the LM Familiarization Manual is now available.

Lunar Excursion Module Familiarization Manual  (October 1965) (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730060786_1973060786.pdf) (12.2mb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on March 24, 2010, 11:50:19 AM
Since someone carelessly deleted my account :evil: I can no longer edit the previous post. Therefore any new discoveries on the NTRS will be added here.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: robertsconley65 on March 24, 2010, 12:11:50 PM
My sincere apology for doing this. I will just to poke around the database and see what I can do about fixing your edit ability.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: NoName on April 01, 2010, 08:16:00 PM
Since someone carelessly deleted my account :evil: I can no longer edit the previous post. Therefore any new discoveries on the NTRS will be added here.

Who deleted your account? :shock:

What I get is tons of spam mails, all addressed/related to my sourceforge account.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on April 16, 2010, 11:13:50 PM
My sincere apology for doing this. I will just to poke around the database and see what I can do about fixing your edit ability.


Any news on this?

But, while I'm waiting, here is something that could prove fun to add to the S-1C stages, a recovery system!

Exploratory investigations of the recovery of a large booster by means of aerodynamic decelerators and a hot-air balloon (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19660020078_1966020078.pdf) (994kb)

An engineering design study and test program for the Paravulcoon Recovery System Final report, 31 Jul. 1963 - 31 Aug. 1964 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700071077_1970071077.pdf) (59mb)

Preliminary analytical investigation of booster recovery by use of a hot-air balloon for both deceleration and final recovery (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19660027976_1966027976.pdf) (1.6mb)

And, some more documentations on the plans to recover S-1 stages using a paraglider

Dynamic-model investigation of some landings and slideouts of a recoverable booster (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19660024160_1966024160.pdf) (1.7mb)

And a tantalizing document dealing with software changes for the S-1C stage.

S-1C Engine Out Software Change (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19790072216_1979072216.pdf) (144kb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on May 22, 2010, 10:15:22 AM
The Apollo 7 Mission report, from the size of the document (in mb) I think this is going to be a very clear scan...

Apollo 7 Mission Report (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19760072144_1976072144.pdf) (419pg 130mb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Tschachim on May 31, 2010, 04:55:36 AM
Apollo 7 Mission Report (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19760072144_1976072144.pdf) (419pg 130mb)

Thanks!  :ThumbsUp432:


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Bibi Uncle on June 01, 2010, 04:40:05 PM
There's an error on page 31 ( Adobe count ) or 2-5 ( report count ). For the S-IVB venting, the planned apogee before manoeuvre is not 15.15 n. mi. but 151.5 n. mi.

NASA's were too busy with Apollo 8 and Soviets I supposed... :roll:


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on October 26, 2010, 07:13:19 AM
I've not looked at this one yet, but from the title it has something to do with the Saturn V control systems.

Control System Optimization for Saturn 5 Launch Vehicles Using Gradient Techniques, Final Report (http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19700020370)(46 pgs)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on November 08, 2010, 05:17:52 PM
Located a very interesting document dealing with the options for powering the LM during the proposed AAP lunar missions (Durations 1-14 days).

Covered are fuel cells, solar panels, batteries and a turbine powered by the left over fuel in the descent stage.

See: Electrical Power Systems Study for an Augmented Lunar Module (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19740076404_1974076404.pdf) (59pg, 5.4mb)

I have located some documentation dealing with the fuel cell shown in the attached illustration. It seems to have been considered as a power source for AAP missions.

AAP fuel cell program, phase 2 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730060846_1973060846.pdf) (160pg, 64mb)

I've finally managed to find some documentation on the hypergolic turbine proposed as a possible LM power source.

The hypergolic reciprocating engine electrical power system and its application to the lunar excursion module (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700026425_1970026425.pdf) (58pg 16mb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on November 28, 2010, 06:39:30 PM
I've managed to turn up the G & N documentation on AS-204 & 205, the planned Apollo 1 & 2 flights, includes a list of navigation stars.

G & N System Operations Plan, Mission AS204a/205 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19760067757_1976067757.pdf)



Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Tschachim on November 29, 2010, 07:06:33 AM
I've managed to turn up the G & N documentation on AS-204 & 205, the planned Apollo 1 & 2 flights, includes a list of navigation stars.
G & N System Operations Plan, Mission AS204a/205 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19760067757_1976067757.pdf)

That's an interesting one!  :ThumbsUp432:


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on November 29, 2010, 08:42:04 AM
I've managed to turn up the G & N documentation on AS-204 & 205, the planned Apollo 1 & 2 flights, includes a list of navigation stars.
G & N System Operations Plan, Mission AS204a/205 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19760067757_1976067757.pdf)

That's an interesting one!  :ThumbsUp432:

There seem to be two copies of it, I've downloaded the other copy. Turned out to be exactly the same as the doument I linked to above.

Information on what was going to be done on unflown missions (The original Apollo 14/15, Apollo 1) is rather thin on the ground even though I know that considerable planning must have gone into those missions... That said I've found some interesting material on Apollo 6 that I'm going through.

I have located two other AS-204(a) flight related documents.

1. Flight crew abort mode selection charts for AS-204a (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19740077565_1974077565.pdf)

2. Spacecraft Operational Abort and Alternate Mission Studies for AS-204A. Volume 1: Abort Studies (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19740078900_1974078900.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on December 01, 2010, 11:23:56 AM
Documentation on LC-39

1. Apollo/Saturn launch complex 39 operations and maintenance. Volume !: Vehicle assembly building elevator systems, high-bay elevators numbers 1-16 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19720067326_1972067326.pdf)

2. Apollo/Saturn Launch Complex 39 operations and maintenance. Volume 2: Vehicle assembly building. Elevator systems: High-bay elevator no. 17 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19720068023_1972068023.pdf)

3. Apollo/Saturn Launch Complex 39 operations and maintenance. Volume 3: Vehicle assembly building elevator systems, low-bay elevators numbers 18-21 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19720068034_1972068034.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on December 21, 2010, 09:42:56 AM
Documentation on simulating the control of a Saturn V

Simulation of High-Order Hybrid Control Systems (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19690014221_1969014221.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on December 23, 2010, 09:04:26 AM
Documentation on Apollo-Saturn 205, the original follow up flight to Apollo-Saturn 204...

Flight Mission Directive Apollo-Saturn 205, January 1, 1966 (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100040634_2010043697.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on May 08, 2011, 06:35:54 PM
A North American/Rockwell study into the loads that would have been imposed if NASA had decided to de-orbit Skylab. The documents final appendix (Appendix E) includes the switch settings and commands input into the simulators CMC (A Raython 708 running Skylark 48).

Skylab Hardware Evaluation: SPS/SWS Deorbit Study Analysis Report (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19760073035_1976073035.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on May 25, 2011, 11:06:12 AM
A document on the AlSEP.

ALSEP Press Backgrounder. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19710065541_1971065541.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on June 04, 2011, 10:36:55 AM
A large document dealing with one of the early Saturn V countdown tests:

Apollo/Saturn 5 - Space Vehicle Countdown Demonstration Test (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19680070836_1968070836.pdf) (194pg 137mb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on June 17, 2011, 09:02:23 AM
The NTRS has had a major upload. It's going to take a while for the 'data mole' to fully sort out what has been added but here is one sample document:

Apollo guidance computer program block 1 /100/ and block 2 Final report, 25 Jul. - 31 Dec. 1969 (http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19700015154) (110 pg 66mb)

I have also seen one document with Apollo 19 in the abstract...


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Tschachim on June 17, 2011, 09:32:29 AM
The NTRS has had a major upload. It's going to take a while for the 'data mole' to fully sort out what has been added...

Great, thanks for keeping an eye on NTRS!  :ThumbsUp432:


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on June 18, 2011, 05:46:10 AM
The NTRS has had a major upload. It's going to take a while for the 'data mole' to fully sort out what has been added...

Great, thanks for keeping an eye on NTRS!  :ThumbsUp432:

I'm still looking through it. There are 10 pages of on-line documents from June the 9th with 'Apollo' in the title to go through. The decision to eliminate the old 'pick a decade' means of searching and replacing it with 'enter date range' is really slowing things down.  But here are some more that looked interesting (Note: I'm away from my normal computer and have not looked at these yet):

1. Detailed crew procedures for powered flight evaluation of the translunar injection maneuver - Project Apollo (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700025320_1970025320.pdf) (33pg, 9.4mb)

2. Apollo abort summary document Mission F /AS-505/106/ Final report (http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19700025329) (67pg, 24.1mb)

3. Preliminary backup abort procedures for aborts occurring during translunar injection - Project Apollo (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700025078_1970025078.pdf) (25pg, 6.8mb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on June 22, 2011, 10:32:46 PM
Still slowly working through that big update from June 9.

One item I've found that could be very useful is a copy of the preliminary re-entry procedures for Apollo 7.

Apollo entry summary document - Mission C /SA-205, S/C-101/ (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700025002_1970025002.pdf)(88pg 48mb)

Another is a document discussing the results of simulated failures of two engines in the S-Ic stage during launch

An analysis of the performance capability and vehicle dynamics of the Saturn 5 launch vehicle for two-engine-out malfunctions. Project Apollo (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700026484_1970026484.pdf) (51pg, 24mb)

Finally, a document dealing with entry requirements for Block I Apollo missions.

Entry corridor definition and SM/RCS deorbit requirements for Apollo block 1 earth orbit missions. Project Apollo (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700026463_1970026463.pdf) (38pg 24mb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on June 26, 2011, 10:42:31 AM
Mission abort planning for Apollo 5 (Then called AS-206A)

AS-206A Preliminary Abort & Alternate Mission Studies (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730063910_1973063910.pdf) (284pg 14mb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on July 02, 2011, 08:37:54 AM
The payload manual for the Saturn 1b, could be useful in planning once the Saturn 1b/Centaur is available.

Saturn IB Payload Planner's Guide (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19720067289_1972067289.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on August 31, 2011, 07:08:39 AM
A report on the results of preflight testing for the version of Luminary used for Apollo 12.

Luminary 1B DAP preflight performance evaluation (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700004488_1970004488.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on January 10, 2012, 09:55:46 AM
Everything needed to simulate the original plans for Apollo's 11-20...


Program and mission definition Apollo lunar exploration (http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19740077561)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on January 22, 2012, 03:29:07 AM
Some documentation that may be useful for Apollo 7.

Rendezvous procedures Apollo 7 AS-205/101 (http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19770075717) (61 pg 41.4mb)

Apollo 7 spacecraft operational trajectory, Revision 1, Volume 3: Tracking time histories (http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19750063877) (685pg 52.3mb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on March 17, 2012, 08:23:28 AM
A very large (.6 Gb) document on the SUNRISE 33 software which was developed for the Block I Apollos.

The compleat SUNRISE, being a description of program SUNRISE (SUNRISE 33 - NASA DWG no. 1021102)  (http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19780070061) (191pg 629.3mb)

Along with two other Apollo Software related documents.

Results of independent flight software validation test of the BURST116 program for the LM-1 mission (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730063840_1973063840.pdf) (206pg 6.8mb)

Independent Flight Software Validation Test Results for Mission AS-204A (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730063911_1973063911.pdf) (294pg 9mb)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on March 28, 2012, 08:12:54 AM
A summary of the Apollo CSM stabilization/control systems.

Apollo command and service module stabilization and control system design survey[/url (167pg 16.2mb) (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19690023263_1969023263.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on August 28, 2012, 08:21:03 AM
Something on COLOSSUS 3...

Guidance system operations plan for manned CSM earth orbital and lunar missions using program COLOSSUS 3. Section 7: Erasable memory programs (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730007899_1973007899.pdf)


...and software for the Saturn 1b & V

Saturn 1B and Saturn 5 computer programs, software (http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19760006068_1976006068.pdf)

Quote
Information on the progress and development of all Saturn 1B and Saturn 5 computer programs is presented. On-line, operating systems, test programs, and on-line display descriptions are given along with off-line programs. All programs are listed in tabular form.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on October 19, 2012, 09:55:30 AM
Documentation on the F-1, H-1, J-2 and the planned C-1

http://www.alternatewars.com/BBOW/Space_Engines/Launch_Vehicles_Engines_PDP_1-JAN-1967.pdf (http://www.alternatewars.com/BBOW/Space_Engines/Launch_Vehicles_Engines_PDP_1-JAN-1967.pdf)


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: indy91 on March 02, 2015, 10:03:05 AM
"The AS-205/CSM-101 Launch Vehicle Operational Trajectory, Revision 1"

http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19700014017 (http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19700014017)

This document has a list of IGM Presettings, maybe useful for the LVDC++? Maybe, maybe not. I couldn't find this document on here, so I decided to post it.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: eddievhfan1984 on March 03, 2015, 09:02:07 PM
Good looking out. Especially the actual S-IB pitch table/polynomial.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: xNittanyLion11x on March 04, 2015, 11:15:39 PM
Hi Guys,
I couldn't help but notice that this forum seems to be becoming more active lately. When the last version of NASSP was released (2012) I had just graduated high school approximately one year earlier. I originally stumbled across Orbiter during the summer between my 7th and 8th grade year in school. I've been playing with it just about as long as you guys have been developing this addon for Orbiter. Obviously back then I was never able to even remotely help out with the project because I was too young to understand all the complexities involved with programming and everything else, but I stumbled upon it simply for the sheer interest in the Apollo program and I was amazed to see at that time that people were actually developing a seemingly very realistic simulator to fly Apollo missions. So yeah, that's my story of how I got introduced to NASSP. At this point I feel I'm pretty capable of helping you guys out somehow and I have an obsessed understanding of the Apollo program and many of the pieces of hardware involved with it. To top that off I am now an undergraduate student at Penn State University studying Aerospace Engineering and I am one year away from graduating with my degree with a concentration in spacecraft. So moral of the story: I've come a long way since I first saw that beautiful Saturn V sitting on the pad in Orbiter 2006 and didn't even understand basic physics yet. I currently run NASSP 7.0 in Orbiter 2010 and I seem to understand it pretty well. What prompted me to write this long post was earlier tonight when, just out of curiosity, I visited the Orbiter Space Flight Simulator and I was extremely excited to read that there is a possible upcoming release of Orbiter in 2015! I was completely astounded. So I visited this forum and some others just to see if people were talking about it and I suddenly realized that the last time I've been on this forum was clear back in 2011. So at this point I'm assuming that it sounds like people are STILL working in NASSP which makes me even more excited because I thought for a long time that it was over and that it didn't seem like another version was going to be released any time soon. If this assumption is correct that you guys are developing a new version again, and if you guys want an extra hand in developing it, I'd be MORE THAN GLAD to dedicate time towards this wonderful project. I've always been a huge fan of it but have never really been able to help and in a sense have felt kind of out of place at these forums because everyone else's posts seemed WAY over my head; Nowadays, ~8 years later, not so much. I'm not an expert programmer and I only have a basic knowledge of C++ but I am very good in CAD software like SolidWorks and various other programs like MATLAB, etc. I may be able to be of more help next year when I take a course in Aerospace Software Engineering which is part of my final semester of study here at PSU. I'm not sure how much that knowledge could help the NASSP project but if it does I really want to help you guys out in any way that I can. I totally want to see another improved version of NASSP released. So if there's any work that needs done that is relatively simple or helpful I'd be glad to help you guys. Just let me know. I'm Philip by the way.  :D

-xNittanyLion11x


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: indy91 on May 27, 2016, 04:42:13 AM
So while going through the newly found source of lost NTRS documents I am particularly looking for any operational trajectories. I already found lots of addendums and alternate mission operational trajectories for the spacecraft, which will be helpful for many RTCC calculations. But mostly I really want to find launch vehicle operational trajectories with targeting presettings. I found two documents so far:

Preliminary AS-503 C' Mission Launch Vehicle Operational Trajectory: Basic Mission

http://timetravel.mementoweb.org/list/20100905101958/http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19730062058_1973062058.pdf

It doesn't have actual targeting presettings for Apollo 8, but it does have target orbital elements for both restart opportunities. Without the exact position at Timebase 6 initialization I can't calculate the full set of targeting parameters from it though.


Saturn V AS-507 "G" Mission Launch Vehicle Operational Flight Trajectory - September Launch Month

http://timetravel.mementoweb.org/list/20100905101958/http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700072469_1970072469.pdf

This is the second document with a full set of Saturn V targeting presettings I have seen (we also have the documents for Apollo 7 and ASTP, but those are Saturn IBs). It is for a G-type mission but is also the vehicle of Apollo 12, so I guess if Apollo 11 had failed to land on the moon without any major malfunction or loss of life, then Apollo 12 would have attempted the first lunar landing in September 1969 with Apollo 13 having a third shot at landing on the moon in the 60s in the November launch window, when Apollo 12 actually launched. This document has the targeting presettings for three days in the September launch window, so at some point we could use this for an alternative history scenario with the LVDC.

There is no guarantee it ever was on NTRS, but if anyone finds me a full launch vehicle operational trajectory for Apollo 8/AS-503 then... I don't know, eternal gratitude and that good stuff.  :ROTFL3453:


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: indy91 on June 15, 2016, 05:41:05 AM
Saturn V AS-506 "G" Mission Launch Vehicle Operational Flight Trajectory - July Launch Month

http://wayback.archive-it.org/all/20100527070036/http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19690072999_1969072999.pdf

Yep, that's the actual one for Apollo 11 with all the guidance presettings for the July 16th launch (and July 18th and 21st). Very exciting!


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: jalexb88 on June 15, 2016, 07:42:52 AM
Awesome! Maybe Apollo 8 and the other missions are on there somewhere then. How did you manage to find AS-506, trial and error?


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: indy91 on June 15, 2016, 08:03:31 AM
Awesome! Maybe Apollo 8 and the other missions are on there somewhere then. How did you manage to find AS-506, trial and error?

I sure hope Apollo 8 is somewhere hidden in the old NTRS files. I basically found it by trial and error. There are still lots of links to documents out there, that aren't on NTRS anymore. In this case I used this website: http://sci.tech-archive.net/Archive/sci.space.history/2004-09/1858.html

It had a link to a document called "Apollo/Saturn 5 space vehicle selected structural element review report, AS-503" with the NTRS number 19690073000 (http://timetravel.mementoweb.org/list/20101105175442/http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19690073000_1969073000.pdf). And the AS-506 document was just one number lower, 19690072999. This way of finding documents despite needing the full link was very successful for MPAD documents about the RTCC. A few hundred documents had almost all successive numbers. But Boeing documents like LV Operational Trajectories are more spread out and hard to find. If they are out there, then the Apollo 8 and 10 documents would probably have 19680XXX or 19690XXX numbers, but that is a lot of documents to search through...

The Apollo 11 document might be the best to test TLI with the LVDC, because it has the direct free-return trajectory. So the desired pericynthion state for LOI should be reached by the S-IVB already, without the need for a course correction. So the optimal case is 0.0 ft/s DV for the translunar MCCs. As I mentioned in the other thread I had a hard drive failure, which for now affects my ability to work with Visual Studio, but I think I can create an Apollo 11 LVDC testing scenario soon.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: jalexb88 on June 26, 2016, 01:29:49 PM
Found a few documents for Apollo 8, which are:

1. TRANS LUNAR, LUNAR PARKING ORBIT, AND TRANS EARTH PROCEDURES

(see attachment)

2. APOLLO ENTRY SUMMARY DOCUMENT MISSION C-PRIME

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700024999.pdf

Maybe these can help for the current work on procedures and the checklist MFD.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: indy91 on June 26, 2016, 02:09:49 PM
Yeah, these documents can certainly help with the Apollo 8 Checklist MFD. I think I had both already saved in my own documents collection, but it's good that they are posted here. To add to that, here the Apollo 8 CMP Checklist that I got from David Woods, editor of the Apollo Flight Journal: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzUu_aREm1xST0tIOHFhWGhBVVk I'm sure he won't mind that I simply post it here. It might help with a few procedures that are specific to the Apollo 8 AGC. Although we use the Apollo 9 AGC for the missions Apollo 7-9, they are almost identical.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Graham2001 on October 17, 2016, 11:26:08 AM
A video I found on YouTube on picking launch windows for Apollo missions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xYbkxM2xKw


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: indy91 on January 13, 2017, 09:32:02 PM
I just heard back from David Woods, who gave us the Apollo 8 CMP Checklist a while ago. Turns out he has a fairly complete set of scanned Apollo 8 documents. Here is what he sent me:

-LMP Checklist
-Charts & Graphics (including the missing charts for P37)
-CMP Checklist
-Crew log (2x, one is only two pages, maybe an incomplete scan)
-Entry Checklist (2x, not sure if there are any differences between them)
-TLI Procedures (2x, This includes Launch through Transposition, one of the documents has a few more launch charts, so maybe one for CDR and CMP?)
-Updates (all the different kind of PADs)
-Landmark Maps and Photos (!!!)

The last one has what we have been searching for a long time, all the Earth landmarks with numbers and coordinates. The scan isn't great so there seem be one or two landmarks from which we won't get all the information, but this is a big, big step.

All these documents will be made available on the Apollo Flight Journal website. If that takes a long time then I will make these documents available somewhere in the mean time.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: indy91 on January 29, 2017, 11:35:40 AM
As I said above, if the documents were still not on the AFJ, I would make them available in another way. So I put them all on Google Drive.

Apollo 8 Crew Checklists: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzUu_aREm1xSUlBQTW5Hclo4aFE


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: indy91 on February 04, 2017, 10:17:29 AM
Mike (thewonderidiot) called my attention to the JSC History Collection at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. They have quite a few JSC (at the time of course MSC) documents. Some of them are already scanned and available as PDF on request, others are in their archive and can be scanned on request. There are quite a few Spacecraft Operational Trajectories in the archive, for pretty much all the Apollo missions. But the actual highlights of the collection are already available, now also on the Virtual AGC website:

CSM/LM Spacecraft Operational Data Book Volume I CSM Data Book Part I Constraints and Performance
http://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/Documents/HSI-41539.pdf (http://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/Documents/HSI-41539.pdf)

This is a 1500 pages document with all kinds of useful numbers that we can use to improve our simulated CSM. It also has spacecraft specific amendments, for Apollo 13-17. And these contain the complete, flown CMC Pad Load for Apollo 13-17 (!). So we just went from 0 complete CMC pad loads to 5. There are some interesting differences to our own pad loads, like flagwords, TEPHEM and clock. I will have a good look at these and will slowly incorporate them into our own CMC Pad Loads.


Guidance System Operations Plan for Manned CSM Earth Orbital Missions using Program Skylark 1 - Section 5 Guidance Equations
http://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/Documents/HSI-208456.pdf (http://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/Documents/HSI-208456.pdf)

This document has the complete guidance equations for Skylark, including the extensive rendezvous programs. Expect an update to the RTCC MFD in the near future that will enable us to fly the Skylab/ASTP rendezvous profile. Very useful for general rendezvous operations in Earth orbit that don't follow a specific mission. And maybe even helpful for Space Shuttle missions. This document will also help calculating a Skylark Pad Load. There is some hope that this AGC version could become available for the Virtual AGC at some point.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: meik84 on February 04, 2017, 03:26:41 PM
Quote
CSM/LM Spacecraft Operational Data Book Volume I CSM Data Book Part I Constraints and Performance
This thing is incredible. :shock: 1500 pages with figures you always wanted (or didn't want) to know. Sort of a 'Apollo Numbers Bible' (no religious offense intended) :wink:.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: thewonderidiot on February 04, 2017, 03:29:13 PM
The NTRS has had a major upload. It's going to take a while for the 'data mole' to fully sort out what has been added but here is one sample document:

Apollo guidance computer program block 1 /100/ and block 2 Final report, 25 Jul. - 31 Dec. 1969 (http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19700015154) (110 pg 66mb)

I have also seen one document with Apollo 19 in the abstract...

Did anybody, by any chance, happen to download this document? I can't find any copies online anymore.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: rcflyinghokie on February 28, 2017, 09:33:53 AM
Has anyone tried the AFJ lately?  I am having many links come up with:

ERROR:

The file you are trying to access does not exist on this server.

Please verify the URL is correct and try again, or if possible, contact the site owner for assistance.

Including the transcription pages.


Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Thymo on February 28, 2017, 06:09:16 PM
Looks like they're doing some restructuring.

AOH for example has moved from http://history.nasa.gov/afj/aohindex.htm to https://history.nasa.gov/afj/aohindex.html.
The links on our wiki need to be updated then.