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« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2008, 02:58:34 PM »

I think those links should be very interesting for Dseagrav.
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« Reply #31 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.
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« Reply #32 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 765kb

2.     DS-2709 model specification Saturn S-VB-F stage 2.5mb

3.     DS-2728 model specification Saturn S-4B-D stage  608kb
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« Reply #33 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 (21.2mb 169 pages).
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« Reply #34 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 (941kb).
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« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2009, 04:12:11 AM »

Block I Apollo documentation.

1. Apollo Command Module/Service Module Measurement Requirements, Spacecraft 008 (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 (37mb 1010 pages) (Pilots handbook for the spacecraft that was going to fly the Apollo 1 mission)

3. Apollo spacecraft familiarization: NASA support manual (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 (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 (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) (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 (231kb, 6 pages) (Design Review documentation on the CSM 012 spacecraft)

More to come...
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« Reply #36 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

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Some documentation on the Apollo optical systems.

1. Apollo optical subsystem and LM alignment optical telescope. Volume 1 - Program summary Final report (23 pg 898kb)

2. Apollo Optical Subsystem and LM Alignment Optical Telescope, Volume 2, Part 1 Final report (343pg, 25.6mb)

3. Apollo Optical Subsystem and LM Alignment Optical Telescope, Volume 2, Part 2, Final report (411pg, 23.2mb)
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« Reply #37 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 (11.54mb)

Independant Flight Software Validation Test Results for Mission AS-204A (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) (12.2mb)
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« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2010, 11:50:19 AM »

Since someone carelessly deleted my account Evil or Very Mad I can no longer edit the previous post. Therefore any new discoveries on the NTRS will be added here.
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« Reply #39 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.
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« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2010, 08:16:00 PM »

Since someone carelessly deleted my account Evil or Very Mad I can no longer edit the previous post. Therefore any new discoveries on the NTRS will be added here.

Who deleted your account? Shocked

What I get is tons of spam mails, all addressed/related to my sourceforge account.
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« Reply #41 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 (994kb)

An engineering design study and test program for the Paravulcoon Recovery System Final report, 31 Jul. 1963 - 31 Aug. 1964 (59mb)

Preliminary analytical investigation of booster recovery by use of a hot-air balloon for both deceleration and final recovery (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 (1.7mb)

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

S-1C Engine Out Software Change (144kb)
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« Reply #42 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 (419pg 130mb)
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« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2010, 04:55:36 AM »


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« Reply #44 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... Rolling Eyes
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