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Viking Press Handbook

Viking Press Handbook

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Published by Bob Andrepont
NASA press handbook for the Viking missions to Mars.
NASA press handbook for the Viking missions to Mars.

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Published by: Bob Andrepont on Nov 14, 2010
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Information Contacts:
Nicholas
Panagakos
Headquarters,
Washington,
D.C.
(Phone:
213/354-6000
at
JPL)
Maurice
Parker
Langley
Research
Center,
Hampton,
Va.
(Phone:
213/354-6000
at
JPL)
William
Der
Bing
Headquarters,
Washy
ngton,
D.C.
(Phone:
202/755-3680
NOTE
TO
EDITORS:
This
press
handbook
contains
detailed
descriptions
of
thevarious
phasesof
planetaryoperations
related
to
the
Viking
mission
to
Mars.
It
may
be
used
asa
sourceof
informationindependently,or
in
conjunction
with
the
Viking Encounter
Press
Kit.
CONTENTS
APPROACH
PHASE:
June
9
Through
June
19,
1976
........
1-6
Operations
........................................
1-2
Science............................................
2-6
MARS
ORBIT
0ISERTION:
June
19,
1976
................
6
PRELANDINGORBITAL
ACTIVITIES:
.........................
8-23
June
19
(MOI)
Through
July
4
(Separation)
...........8
Landing
Sites......................................
8-14
Imaging
From
Orbitfor
Site
Certification
...........
14-16
Infrared
Observations
and
Monitoring
................
16-20
Orbit
Trim.........................................
20-22
Pre-Separation
Activities............................
22-23
SEPARATION:
July
4,
3:38
p.m.
PDT
..................
24
RELEASE NO:
76-116
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DESCENTAND
LANDING:Jul-
4,
3:38p.m.PDT
(Separation)
to
6:58
p.m. PDT(Touchdown)
.........
24-41
Operation...........................................24-33Science............................................3A-41SURFACEOPERATIONS:
......................................
42-56Sol
0
July
4,
6:58
p.m.
PDTThrough
July
5
0:20
a.m.
PDT
................................
42-47
Sol
1
Through
Sol
7
(July
5
ThroughJuly
12)
......
47-48
SampleSite
Cerification.........................
49-54
ScienceExperiments
...............................
55-56
SURFACE SAMPLINGANDOPERATIONSSTARTING
SOL
8
(JULY
12)
....................................57-72
ORBITER
SCIENCEAND RADIO
SCIENCE...................
..
2-76
VIKING
2
..............................................
76-78
DEEP
SPACE NETWORK...................................78-80
DATA
HANDLING
.......................................
81-86Commanding
and
Controlling
the
Spacecraft...........
83-86
PrimeShift
Schedule
......................
86
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