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Apollo experience report: Command module uprighting systemA water-landing requirement and two stable flotation attitudes required that a system be developed to ensure that the Apollo command module would always assume an upright flotation attitude. The resolution to the flotation problem and the uprighting concepts, design selection, design changes, development program, qualification, and mission performance are discussed for the uprighting system, which is composed of inflatable bags, compressors, valves, and associated tubing.
Document ID
19730010171
Document Type
Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
Authors
White, R. D.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1973
Subject Category
Space Vehicles
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TN-D-7081
MSC-S-338
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 194-50-20-89-72
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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