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Skylab 4 PAO Mission Commentary 10 of 32

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PAOSkylabControlatllhours55minutes
and40secondsGreenwichmeantime.SkylabspacestationisnowwithinrangeoftheGoldstonetrackingantennaforapassovertheUnitedStates.ThepassovertheU.S.willlastalittlemorethan16minutes,andduringthenext4min-
utesorsoweshouldhaveawakeupcalltothecrewofthe
Skylabmission.Forthelinelivenowfortheair-to-ground
throughtheUnitedStatesstation.
SC(Music:"Ely'sComing")
CDRMorning,Houston,thisisSkylab.Time
togetupandwatchusflyover.
CCHey,thanksforwakingusupdownhere.
Thatwasgreat.We'reallgoingtorunoutofMissionControl
andlookupatyouasyougoover.
SPTMorning,gang.CCGoodmorningupthere.PLTMorning,Dick.
CCGoodmorning,sir.Youguysgetagood
night'ssleep?
PLTPrettygood.
CCSkylab,Houston.Asyouguysgetprepared,
IhopetolookdownandseewhatthecityofHoustonlookslikerealearlyinthemorning,youmighttelluswhatitdoeslooklike.I'm
surethatBillishustlingduetothatfirstnoteonthefirstpartofhisdetailsabouteatingearlysohecanhavealittletimeinbetweenbreakfastandPT.Ihaveonecorrectiontothe
DetailFlightPlanthatI'dliketogetuphereatthissite.AndthatisthatontheSPTandthePLTdetailsat12:17,the
handheldopportunityisthewrongnumber.Itshouldbe101-15vice105-15,andthat'sametropolitanarea,thecityofBrazilia.AndtheEREPofficerreportsthattheweatheroverBraziliaissupposed
tobegood.SoifJerryorEdhasachancetogetit,it's
handheld101-15.Out.
CDRRoger,Dick.Thanks.
CCOkay.
SPTHoustonlooksprettygoodearlyinthemorning,
thereDick.It'sprettysprawling.Itreachesalotmore-further
outthanIthoughtitwould.Lookslikeagoodplacetolive.
CCWellitis.Wehadacoupleofguysgoout
awhileagotolookupintotheskyandtrytoseethecomet
thismorning,butfromdownherethehazewaskindofbad,and
nochance.
CCSkylab,Houston,we'reaboutaminutefrom
LOS.Thepurplegangisn'tgoingtoseeyouforaboutanother
hourand20minutes.I'iigiveyouacallatGoldstoneat13:32.
CDRRoger.We'llseeyouthen.CCRoger.Havefunonthelongwayaround.
 
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CDRIthinkwe'lljustgobacktobed.
CCMetoo.
CCSkylab,Houston.Aswegooverthehill
itlooksliketheflowontheATMC&Dloopisgoingdown.Youmightgoupandlistentoitlandseeifyouhearthatgurglesoundwe'vebeentryingtogetyoutolistenfor.
CDROkay.
CCRog.Youmightalsocheckthedelt
a
P
lightonpanel203.Wejustsawtheflowbegintostart
down.
PAOSkylabClontrolat12hours13minutesGreen-
wichmeantime.We'vegoneou
t
ofrange
o
fthetrackingantennasoverthecon
t
inen
t
alUni
t
edSta
t
es.Ournex
t
acquisi
t
i
o
nofsignalisalmos
t
anhourand20minutesfromnow.Tha
t
will
againbeatGoldstonetrackingantennainCalifornia.This
morning
t
hecrewawakenedthegroundwi
t
hThreeDogNight's"Ely'sComing."Tha
t
wakeupcallcomingjustacouple
o
fminutesbefore
t
hegroundnormallywouldawakenthecrew.Ins
t
ruc
t
ionsweregiventothecrewon
t
hefirs
t
handheldphoto
t
eleprin
t
erpadthat
t
heyhave.Thereisaslighterrorinitandtha
t
wascorrected.Thesiteofthismorning
t
otakeplaceabouti0minutesfromnowisBrazilia,thecapi
t
alci
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yofBrazil.Thegoalisthere
t
ophotograph
Brazilia,arelativelynewcity,andaplainscity.Thisis
oneof
t
he20cities
t
obestudiedbytheSkylahmission
usinghandheldphotography.Theprimarygoaloftheobservation
tobe-todeterminethe
t
ype
o
fmetrop
o
li
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anareaandthetype
o
fdevelopementthatisoccurring.And
t
hes
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udy
t
odayisofaplainsci
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y,Brazilia.Otherci
t
iest
o
bestudiedaremountainci
t
ies,desert,seaco
a
st,river,anddeltacities.And
t
heyincludesuchci
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iesas,
t
heUni
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edS
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a
t
es,S
t
.Louis,Missouri,ariverci
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y,NewOrleanswhichisadel
t
acity,andPhoenix,Arizonawhichisadesertcity.Anda
tt
heveryendofthatpassSpacecraftCom
m
unica
t
or,DickTrulytoldthecrewtogobackandlistenforalittleso
u
ndofgurglingin
t
heATMcontrolanddisplaypanelcoolantloop.Tha
t
c
o
olan
t
loophasbeengettingsomefluctua
t
ionsinflowduringthe
lastcoupleofweeks,andbecauseofthattheyaretryingto
find
o
u
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n
o
wwhatmigh
t
hecausingtha
t
andgets
o
meaddi
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ionaldataonit.ATMcoolingloopisprimarilyusedforkeeping
t
he
t
ouch
t
emperaturesof
t
hecontrolpanelforthesolartelescopes
downtoalevelbelow105degrees.Andtheyare-ENDOFTAPE
 
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PAO-acoupleweeks,andbecauseofthat
they'retryingtofindoutnowwhatmightbecausingthat
andgetsomeadditionaldataonit.ATMcoolingloopis
primarilyusedforkeepingtlhetouchtemperaturesofthe
controlpanelforthesolartelescopesdowntoalevelbelow105degrees,andtheyare-thereissomeconcernthatifthatshouldfailorclogupthattherewouldbeaproblemwithnotbeingabletotouchitforlongperiodsoftime,andpossiblymightrequireaslightpowerdown.Thathasnot,how-
ever,happenedyet.Wehavehadacoupleofstopsinthe-intheflowinpasttimestoday.There'sjustaverymild
reductioninflow.ThisisSkylabControl.Ournextacqui-sitionanhourandaquarterfromnowatabout13:30Green-wichmeantime.ThisisSkylabControlat12:15Greenwich
meantime.
PAOSkylabControlat13hours31minutes
Greenwichmeantime.We'renowapproachingacquisitionattheGoldstonetrackingantennainCalifornia.52secondstoacquisitionthere.PassthroughGoldstoneandTexasshouldlastapproximately15minutes.We'reintheprocessofchangingshifthereinMissionControlwithFlightDirector
DonPuddycomingonduty,butDickTrulyisstillonatthe
CAPCOMM'spositionsowe'llhaveacallupprobablyfromhimatthispassoverGoldstone.ThisisSkylabControl.We'realivenowforacontinentalU.S.pass.
CCSkylab,Houston.Hellostatesidefor14
minutes.
CDRHello,Richard.OnthatEREP,-ATM
coolantloop,yeaverily,oldCharliewasright.WegotalowDELTA-Plightupthere,butheblewitonthenoise.It'snotagurgle,it'sjustawhine.
CCNogurglebutawhine,huh?
CDRRight.Actuallyit'slackofawhine.
Soundslikethepumpis-oh,you'repumpingairorit'swell,Ithinkitwouldwhinemoreifitwaspumpingair.
Butthere'sadefinitedecreaseinthewhinethatyouhearwhilethepump'srunning.AndthenwhentheDELTA-Plightcamebackoffagainandthepumpstartedpumpingagain,youcouldhearitcominginlouder.
CCRoger.Abouthowlongdidthislast,
Jer?
CDROh,Ithinkitwasabout3minutes.CCRoger.Well,I'mgladwewereAOSat
leastthereforafewsecondssowecouldseeitcomingandgetyouuptheretolookatit.
CDRYes.Thatwasagoodcall,Dick.

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