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« Reply #75 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.
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« Reply #76 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.

* TRANSLUNAR, LOI TEI PROCS.pdf (2191.49 KB - downloaded 194 times.)
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« Reply #77 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.
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« Reply #78 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
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« Reply #79 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.
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« Reply #80 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
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« Reply #81 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

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

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.
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« Reply #82 on: February 04, 2017, 03:26:41 PM »

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CSM/LM Spacecraft Operational Data Book Volume I CSM Data Book Part I Constraints and Performance
This thing is incredible. Shocked 1500 pages with figures you always wanted (or didn't want) to know. Sort of a 'Apollo Numbers Bible' (no religious offense intended) Wink.
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« Reply #83 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 (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.
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« Reply #84 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.
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« Reply #85 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.
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