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Apollo 13 ALSEP

Apollo 13 ALSEP

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13
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and
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ments
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to
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lunar
surface
willestablish
"
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at
a
new
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exploration
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of
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tie"
and
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lovel"
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particles
r..
achinqthe
lunar
ourface
within
a
.p,ctrllm
much
broader
than
that
s"nlled
on
prevto",.
",lssions.
mea"",rem""t
of
the
theralll
"'oll<l",ctiv1ty
ofthe
I"n;>r
lurface
and
thelleat
flo
..
dur1ng
1"nat10n
cycle
.
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objectivell
will
be
.,t
with
an
instrulllent
"yllte",
eoatpri"
ing
a
l:lendix-deslgno.d
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S t . a t ~ o n
~ i m 1 l a r
to
that
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on
previouo
mi""ia""
and
a
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of
four
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4
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1
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physiC'll
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sonsl
tivo
t"mp
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probe.
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.peciallydrilled
IO-foothal
..
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11>
the
lunar
top
soil.
 
Theae
sensors
are
selected
tram
the
group
oC
sclsntlfic
in
strument'
that
have
been
e s p e c i a l ~
ly
developed
for
lunar
aurrace
ex
plor
..
tion.
The
data
provided
by
this
multi-senaor
"y"tem
..
111
b<>
a n a l y ~ e d
and
interpreted
under
the
guidance
at
lIASA
."i"nti5t5
and
Principal
I n v e s t i 9 ~ t o r
.
A L S ~ P
will
be
e a r r i e ~
byan
Apollo
13
...
.stronaut
IFi,!"r.
1)
to
..
location
".st
of
th"
Lunar
Modul
..
and
deployed
a
..
shown
in
riqure
2.
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ALSEP
equipment
it
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ars
depicted
in
ri9ure
1.
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tourexperi
..
"nt,
that
co
..
-
prise
ths
second
ALStP
will
b"
linkedto
the
Central
Station
by
heat-r"siatant
ribbone
ot
wire.
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and
built
by
BendixAero
epace,theCentr
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station
1.
ALSEP'"
cO
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c"nter.
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cont.aine
th"
r..
ceiv"r,
dataproces
ear,
t.rans.itter
and
power
..
ana9"'
ment.
controls
for
the
experi.ent".
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aource
at
power
will
b
..
a
radioisotope
t h e r ~ o e l a c t r i e
genera
tor
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StlAF-Z7
built
by
Ganaral
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ia
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"ame
po"",r
"ource
that
perfo
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80
reliably
on
the
fir8t
ALSEP.
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pri
..
~
contractual
respon8i
bility
tor
all
the
experi.ent,
on
this
"ackage,
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t ~ e
e ~ c e p t i o n
ofthe
LunarAt",osphere
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..
nt,
w ~ a
a"arded
to
Bendix
Aerospace.
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more
detailed
descriptionot
the
Apollo
13
ALSEP
experi.en
..
,
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be
found
on
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