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As 201 Press Kit

As 201 Press Kit

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Published by Bob Andrepont
NASA press kit for first Saturn IB launch
NASA press kit for first Saturn IB launch

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NATIONAL
AERONAUTICS
AND
SPACE
ADMINISTRATION
TELS
WO
?-41',
4
WASHINGTON,
D
C
20546
WO
l-1.9?s
f
W
FOR
RELEASE:
THURSDAY
P.M.
RELAS
NO:6February17,
1966
r
~RELEASENO:
66-32
R
~PROJECT:
APOLLO/SATURN
201
'(To
be
launched
noearlier
than
February
23,
1966)
CONTENTS
GENERAL
RELEASE--------------------------------1-5
APOLLO
MISSION---------------------------------6-8
FLIGHT
PLAN------------------------------------9-10
ABORT
SEQUENCE---------------------------------I
Launch
Escape
SystemAbort------------------11
Service
ModulePropulsionSystemAbort------
1
APOLLOFLIGHTPROFILE--------------------------12MISSION
CONTROL
AND
TRACKING-------------------13-14APOLLOTRACKING
COVERAGE(Chart)---------------15
RECOVERYOP'RATIONS----------------------------16Prelaunch
Checkout
and
Countdown-----------
7-19
APOLLO
SPACECRAFT----------------------------20
Command
Module
CM)----------------------.--20-21
service
Module
SM)----------------------
21
Spacecraft-LEMAdapter(SLA)----------------22MAJORAPOLLOSPACECRAFTSYSTEMS----------------26Boost-Protective
Cover(BPC)----------------26
Launch
Escape
System(LES)------------------26-27EmergencyDetectionSystem
(EDS)--------------27-28
B
ngElectrical
Power
System(EPS)-------------28-289Environmental
Control
System(ECS)----------29-30Stabilization
andControl
System
(SCS)
------
30
Service
PropulsionSystem(SPS)-------------30-31Reaction
Control
System(RCS)---------------31
Communications
andInstrumentationSystems--32-3
Control
Prograamerh-------------------------33-B
Earth
LandingSystem(ELS)------------------3
-35
RecoverySystems----------------------------35Saturn
IB
LaunchVehicle--------------------
36
Saturn
IB
Description-----------------------
7
-40
Launch
Complex
34---------------------------4143
-more-4
 
-2-
CAMERAS
-----------------------------
43-44ApolloProgramManagement----------------44-45MAJORAPOLLO/SATURN
IB
CONTRACTORS----------46SaturnIB-------------------------------
46
ApolloSpacecraft------------------------46-47Ground
Support
Equipment-----------------47APOLLO/SATURN
IB
SPACEVEHICLE
(Diagram)----
48
-end-
 
N
e
;
NATIONAL
AERONAUTICS
AND
SPACE
ADMINISTRATION
TELS.
WO
2-4155
E
*
WASHINGTON,
D.C,
20546
-
WO
3-6925
FOR
RELEASE:
THURSDAY
P.M.
February
17,
1966
RELEASE
NO:
66-32
FIRST
APOLLO
SPACE
TESTSETFOR
FEB.
23
The
unmanned
Apollo
mission
to
belaunchedby
the
National
AeronauticsandSpace Administrat!onfrom
CapeKennedy,
Fla.,Feb.
23
will
bethefirsttestinspace
of
thecraft
which
will
send Americans
to
explore
themoon.The
new,
two-stage
Saturn
IB launch
vehicle,
the
most
powerful
yet
developed
by
NASA,
will
produce
1.6
millionpounds
thrustwhen
it
boosts
the
45,900-poundApollo
spacecraft
fromthe Earth.
The
payload
is
the
heaviest
so
far
launched
by
the
Agency.The
Apollo/Saturn
space
vehicle
is
the
largestever
mated
on
a
Cape
Kennedy
launch
pad.
It
stands224
feethigh.
Lift-
off
weightwillbe
slightlymorethan
1,300,000pounds.
The
spacecraftwill
not
orbit
the
earth.
However,the
flight
of
about
39
and
a
halfminutes
is
programmed
to
verify
performance
of
the
launch
vehicle
and
most
of
the
majorspace-
craftsystems,
including
the
ablativeheatshield
during
re-
entry
intothe atmosphere.
-more-
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