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1  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: Documentation on: October 17, 2016, 11:26:08 AM
A video I found on YouTube on picking launch windows for Apollo missions.
2  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: Apollo Applications Project on: February 04, 2015, 12:27:49 PM
Video showing the testing of Saturn I Booster Parawing (Paraglider) Recovery System.
3  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: Apollo Applications Project on: September 20, 2014, 04:48:41 AM
It has been a long time since I last posted. However some very interesting documentation has come to light about the Lunar Mapping & Survey System courtesy of the NRO:

Project UPWARD (1964 - 1967)

There are also four articles (to date) on the Space Review website covering the program

Space Review: Black Apollo (29/11/10)

Space Review: Apollo: secrets and whispers (06/12/10)

Space Review: Out of the black (11/06/12)

Space Review: Project UPWARD: hauling the NRO’s GAMBIT to the Moon (15/09/2014)

From the last article is an artists impression of the earliest version of the UPWARD installation, this might be easily implementable as an alternative to the existing SIM bay:

4  Meadville Space Center / Off Topic / Another fictional mission to add to the list "Stowaway to the Moon" on: March 26, 2014, 12:00:01 PM
Found on Youtube. "Stowaway to the Moon (1975)", what I like to term the most obscure fictional Apollo mission in film.

Might be worth adding to the scenarios when this project resumes.

5  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Resource for the Saturn V LVDC on: December 12, 2013, 09:33:56 PM
I've been alerted to a series of YouTube videos covering a project to reverse engineer a Saturn V LVDC.

Project Introduction.


X-Ray Analysis


Part 1.

Part 2.

Part 3.
6  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: Apollo Applications Project on: November 15, 2013, 08:29:32 AM
I cannot remember if this was linked earlier, but this might make an interesting addon.

In keeping with the lunar mission nomenclature proposed in Bellcomm’s January 1968 Lunar Exploration Program Plan, Yates designated the mission Lunar Landing Mission-3 (LLM-3). An “early Apollo” mission, LLM-3 would include a 35-hour stay on the moon, three three-hour moonwalks by two astronauts, and surface exploration on foot no farther than one kilometer from the LM.


Yates selected as his LLM-3 landing site an area photographed by the Lunar Orbiter III spacecraft between February and October 1967. Located at 36° west, 3° south, it lay in Oceanus Procellarum directly south of the prominent ray crater Kepler. Specifically, he aimed the LLM-3 LM at a half-kilometer-wide mare ridge (image at top of post) with a fresh, 200-meter-wide crater on top.
7  Meadville Space Center / Off Topic / Re: NTRS offline? on: September 16, 2013, 12:31:32 PM
Just to let everyone know 75% of the documents have been restored to access after the 'security incident' apparently the rest won't be back until November or so.
8  Meadville Space Center / Off Topic / Apollo in Gaming on: March 19, 2013, 07:20:13 AM
I am an occasional player of Role Playing Games, and this recently issued map for Sci-Fi gaming caught my attention.

It depicts an Apollo-like LM just after the flag raising, but before the deployment of the experiments, for some reason the designer chose to omit the top hatch...
9  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: Documentation on: October 19, 2012, 09:55:30 AM
Documentation on the F-1, H-1, J-2 and the planned C-1
10  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: Documentation 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

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

Saturn 1B and Saturn 5 computer programs, software

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.
11  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: Saturn/NERVA Stages - Discussion Thread on: June 01, 2012, 08:27:23 PM
I've finished looking through the various Aerojet documents relating to the Phoebus-2 version of NERVA. Almost all of them were concerned with nozzle development, but one looking into the possibility of clustering Phoebus-2 engines turned out to be the key.

From it I was able to get the planned performance figures:

Thrust: 240,000 lbs
ISP: 800 sec

There was also an unscaled diagram giving details of the stage that it was to be fitted to.

Advanced Engine Analysis (Large Diameter NERVA Clustering)
12  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: Saturn/NERVA Stages - Discussion Thread on: May 28, 2012, 09:06:28 AM
I'm currently downloading a whole series of documents related to the Phoebus-2 test reactor which was the largest one the US tested. Looks like most of it's related to the thrust chamber/nozzle design, but there's one 709mb file I've not looked at yet.
13  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: Apollo Applications Project on: April 11, 2012, 05:54:18 AM
Solar Power system for early long term lunar missions.

Study To Establish Criteria For A Solar Cell Array For Use As A Primary Power Source For A Lunar-Based Water Electrolysis System (48mb)
14  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: Documentation 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)
15  Project Apollo - NASSP / Planning / Re: Documentation 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) (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 (206pg 6.8mb)

Independent Flight Software Validation Test Results for Mission AS-204A (294pg 9mb)
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