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The Apollo docking systemThe Apollo docking system is the means by which the Apollo command and service modules and the lunar module are connected and disconnected during a lunar-landing mission. The system incorporates a CSM probe assembly that mates with a drogue assembly on the LM. Twelve automatic latches mounted on the CSM docking ring provide for structural integrity between the vehicles and for tunnel sealing during crew transfer. A functional description of the flight hardware and the alternate concepts that were evaluated to determine the system best suited to Apollo requirements are presented.
Document ID
19720005743
Document Type
Other
Authors
Bloom, K. A. (North American Rockwell Corp. Downey, CA, United States)
Campbell, G. E. (North American Rockwell Corp. Downey, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1971
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 5th Aerospace Mech. Symp.
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-150
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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