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Apollo experience report: Guidance and control systems: Automated control system for unmanned mission AS-201The Apollo command module heat shield and Apollo command and service module/Saturn launch vehicle structural integrity were evaluated in an unmanned test flight. An automated control system was developed to provide the mission event sequencing, the real-time ground control interface, and the backup attitude reference system for the unmanned flight. The required mission events, the design logic, the redundancy concept, and the ground-support-equipment concept are described and some development problem areas are discussed. The mission event time line and the real-time ground command list are included to provide an outline of the control system capabilities and requirements. The mission was accomplished with the automated control system, which functioned without flight anomalies.
Document ID
19750018955
Document Type
Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
Authors
Holloway, G. F. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1975
Subject Category
ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number
JSC-S-431
NASA-TN-D-7991
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 914-50-30-01-72
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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