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Mission descriptionThe accomplishments of the Apollo 17 flight are discussed. The scientific objectives included geological surveying and sampling of materials and surface features in a preselected area of the Taurus-Littrow region, deploying and activating surface experiments, and conducting inflight experiments and photographic tasks during lunar orbit and transearth coast. The individual Apollo 17 experiments and photographic tasks are presented in outline form. Charts are developed to show the major mission events and data collection periods correlated to Greenwich Mean Time and ground elapsed time. Maps of the lunar surface ground track envelope for the Apollo 17 orbiting spacecraft for revolutions one to seventy-five is shown.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Baldwin, R. R.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: Apollo 17 Prelim. Sci. Rept.
Subject Category
Space Sciences
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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