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ALSEP termination reportThe Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) final report was prepared when support operations were terminated September 30, 1977, and NASA discontinued the receiving and processing of scientific data transmitted from equipment deployed on the lunar surface. The ALSEP experiments (Apollo 11 to Apollo 17) are described and pertinent operational history is given for each experiment. The ALSEP data processing and distribution are described together with an extensive discussion on archiving. Engineering closeout tests and results are given, and the status and configuration of the experiments at termination are documented. Significant science findings are summarized by selected investigators. Significant operational data and recommendations are also included.
Document ID
19790014808
Document Type
Other - NASA Reference Publication (RP)
Authors
Bates, J. R. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Lauderdale, W. W. (General Electric Co.)
Kernaghan, H. (Kentron International, Inc.)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1979
Subject Category
SPACE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number
S-480
NASA-RP-1036
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 914-40-73-01-72
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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