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1  Project Apollo - NASSP / Programming / Re: Apollo Rendezvous MFD on: June 19, 2015, 08:15:25 AM
pattersoncr, just so we are coordinated, I did a little work this week on a rendezvous checklist for Apollo 7 using your word doc format.  I was eventually going to transcribe it to the excel spreadsheet as well.  Does that overlap anything you are working on?

indy91, having all the info in one document would be awesome.  Thanks a lot! Happy
2  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Apollo 7 Flight Journal Rendezvous Sequence Draft on: June 16, 2015, 07:51:34 PM
Great description, I get it now!  I should have figured that out by looking at the the residuals from the other non-backup procedure SPS burns.  Now that you mention it, they are all around that range.

In that case, "Recounter" should definitely read "Delta-V counter" and I'll probably change "nine plus nine" to 9.9 unless there is anywhere else the crew describes a decimal in that way.   There is another place where it is transcribed as "T .3" which kind of sounds like Delta v.  Happy Further down on the same page there is a "SLA stamp" that should be "slosh damp".  Figuring out this part of it is actually a lot of fun.

Edit: That explains the line at 01 04 02 42 as well.

3  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Apollo 7 Flight Journal Rendezvous Sequence Draft on: June 16, 2015, 04:53:00 PM
Here is a draft version of the Apollo 7 rendezvous spanning from about 22 hrs  to 30 hrs MET.  The transcript correction is 95% complete and just needs one more good pass to check spelling and formatting.  The commentary and explanations are nowhere near being complete but better to post something here where it will do some good than to leave it on the hard drive I suppose...

This version is pieced together from the A/G, onboard, and PAO transcripts. The onboard transcript is by far the most technically accurate of the three but coverage was a little spotty. It will not be perfect until the tapes are available but it is still 200 times more accurate than the raw transcripts. Happy

The next step will be to fly the sequence and add the commentary, diagrams, etc.  I'll update it here as I go.
4  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Apollo Training Videos on: May 27, 2015, 05:56:58 PM
Agreed, shadowplay works great.  Happy

I updated the top post with a new video and am working on getting everything that used to be here re-compiled and uploaded.  Hopefully, there is more to come soon.
5  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / New Apollo 17.org Site on: May 27, 2015, 05:54:07 PM
This is probably of interest if you are here at this forum.  Here's an interesting new way of presenting the Apollo Flight/Lunar Surface Journal information:

http://apollo17.org/

The amount of work that must have gone into compiling and syncing this up blows my mind.
6  Project Apollo - NASSP / Sounds / Re: Apollo 7 A/G Transmissions on: May 24, 2015, 09:19:21 AM
Here is an update to the Apollo 7 launch transmissions that removes the quindar tones.  I must have had some terrible speakers back then because I mixed them far too loud in the old version.  It is also very unlikely that the tones would have been heard by the crew:  https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/quindar.html 

The new download link is in the top post.  Let me know if it doesn't work for some reason. 
7  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Apollo 7 Flight Journal on: February 25, 2010, 10:42:47 PM
The Apollo 7 journal is updated to include operations through the first phasing maneuver.

http://history.nasa.gov/ap07fj/
8  Project Apollo - NASSP / Sounds / Apollo 7 A/G Transmissions on: February 01, 2010, 09:50:20 PM
I have recorded all the MCC transmissions from launch through the first phasing maneuver (+3:20:00) and added them to the simulation.  (I wish I could had access to the actual recordings but this will have to do for now I suppose.) Some highlights are a state vector update, time hack/countdown to key events, and a phasing maneuver PAD.

If anybody is interested here is the link:

New files added 24 May 2015

NASSP Audio.zip

Just extract to your Orbiter folder and the files in your "Sound/ProjectApollo/Apollo7" folder will be replaced with these.  You will still have some of the "hard coded" Apollo 11 sounds come through but, other then deleting the sound files, I don't know how to fix that.
9  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Apollo Training Videos on: January 31, 2010, 01:38:14 AM
One more video is posted...  See the first post for the link.  I perform the CSM/SIVB separation and first phasing maneuver from around 3 hours into the mission.  It isn't really a demonstration of the procedures; its just me flying around and getting re-aquainted with the timeline, evaluating spacecraft manual handling, and commenting on it all.

I will be doing this again soon with an actual checklist and maybe add some comm from the ground too.

Its pretty boring so watch this one at your own risk.  Happy



10  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Apollo Training Videos on: January 30, 2010, 03:30:50 PM
An overview of the SPS is uploaded.  Again, great job on implementing the system...
11  Project Apollo - NASSP / Sounds / Re: Master Alarm Sound on: January 30, 2010, 03:20:18 PM
Yeah, it definitely sounds familiar.  I have been going through whatever onboard recordings I can find to try to pick it out and confirm its the right tone...

The spec is from the AOH Caution and Warning section:  "The output signal from the tone generator is a square wave that is alternately 750 cps and 2000 cps, changing at a rate of 2.5 times a second".
12  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Apollo Training Videos on: January 29, 2010, 09:35:01 PM
Thanks, Swatch.

A Caution and Warning System demonstration is uploaded.  I'm blown away by the attention to detail shown by whoever programmed this system... Very well done!

 
13  Project Apollo - NASSP / Sounds / Master Alarm Sound on: January 29, 2010, 07:04:42 PM
This is one of a few "odds and ends" I have going.  The attached sound file should be pretty close to the CSM master alarm tone (alternating 750 htz / 2000 htz). 

If you would like to check it out replace the "alarm.wav" file in Sound/Project Apollo with the attached file.
14  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Apollo Training Videos on: January 29, 2010, 10:59:50 AM
Cool, thanks Tschachim.

The post-insertion demonstration is uploaded.  Its a big file (193mb) so be patient... Happy

15  Project Apollo - NASSP / Project Apollo - NASSP News & Discussion / Re: Apollo Training Videos on: January 28, 2010, 02:21:45 PM
I just uploaded a new video called "Apollo 7 Launch Demonstration".  (See the first post in this thread for the link.)

It starts at t-20sec and walks through the procedures up until SECO...
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