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Photographic summaryThe photographic objectives of the Apollo 15 mission were designed to support a wide variety of scientific and operational experiments, to provide high-resolution panoramic photographs and precisely oriented metric photographs of the lunar surface, and to document operational tasks on the lunar surface and in flight. Detailed premission planning integrated the photographic tasks with the other mission objectives to produce a balanced mission that has returned more data than any previous space voyage. The return of photographic data was enhanced by new equipment, the high latitude of the landing site, and greater time in lunar orbit. New camera systems that were mounted in the scientific instrument module (SIM) bay of the service module provided a major photographic capability that was not available on any previous lunar mission, manned or unmanned.
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Dietrich, J. W. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Clanton, U. S. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
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Publication: Apollo 15 Prelim. Sci. Rept. te
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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