NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Apollo experience report: Guidance and control systems. Mission control programmer for unmanned missions AS-202, Apollo 4, and Apollo 6An unmanned test flight program required to evaluate the command module heat shield and the structural integrity of the command and service module/Saturn launch vehicle is described. The mission control programer was developed to provide the unmanned interface between the guidance and navigation computer and the other spacecraft systems for mission event sequencing and real-time ground control during missions AS-202, Apollo 4, and Apollo 6. The development of this unmanned programer is traced from the initial concept through the flight test phase. Detailed discussions of hardware development problems are given with the resulting solutions. The mission control programer functioned correctly without any flight anomalies for all missions. The Apollo 4 mission control programer was reused for the Apollo 6 flight, thus being one of the first subsystems to be reflown on an Apollo space flight.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
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
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 953-36-00-00-72
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
No Preview Available