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Skylab 4 PAO Mission Commentary 19 of 32

Skylab 4 PAO Mission Commentary 19 of 32

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PAOEarthresourcespass,a7100-mile
passisstillinprogress.Duringthepass,SciencePilotEdGibsonindicatedthathecouldseeMississippiRiverplumeveryobviousandpronounced,goingoutwellintotheGulfofMexico.Cloudcoverovertheeasterncoast,ofcourse,is
expectedwherecloudconditionsarebeingstudiedandsomedatabeinggatheredwiththeviewfindertrackingsystem.That'sthepointinginstrumentthatguidestheS191infrared
spectro
m
eterandthenmajorstormconditionsoverthenorth
Atlanticagainwhereseastateisbeingstudied.Therelation-shipbetweenhighwindsandweatherconditionsandchangesintheoceansurface.AndasDickTrulypointedout,A.J.RoyisflyingagainoutovertheAtlantic,gatheringdatawiththe-withanaircrafttosupporttheSkylabmission.Thisiscompari-comparisondatathatcanbegatheredatamuchloweraltitude.We'rejustaboutaminuteandahalfbeforewe'llgetacquisitionagainastheEarthresourcespassisbeingconcludedoverthenorthAtlantic,justoffthecoastofPrance.We'llleavethelineuplivenowforair-to-groundthroughtheMadrid
trackingantennawherewehavea7-1
/
2minutepass.
PLTTheALTIMETER,ON.READYlightON.No
unlocklight.There,itjustblinked.Thatwasat11:20
withjustamomentaryblink.
CDR(garble)
PLTWaitingfor11:40.We'reready,on191.
PLTTheALTIMETERUNLOCKlightcomesONsteady
at36.Andthere's191READYONata.S193MODE,CROSSTRACK
CONTIGUOUS.
CCSkylab,Houston.We'vegotyouAOSagain
hereatMadridforabout7minutes_andBill,whileyouabreakinhere,we'dliketoverifythattheEREPBYPASSvalve-
ImeantheEREPCOOLANTvalvewasputtoFLOW.Wedidn'tsee
itdropinATMC&Dloop.
PLTThat'saffirmative_Dick.AndJerryeven
hadhiswarmlittleearrightuptherebythebulkheadandwenoticedadistinctchangeinpitch.I'iilethimdescribeit
toyou.
CCOkay.
PLTWhenhe'sgotthetime.
CDRYeah,weheardadefinitepickupinthe
noiselevelwhenittookthesurge.Thenitkindofse
t
tled
down-quietedbackdowntoitsnormallevel.
CCOkay,Jerry.Thankyouverymuch.PLTAndIjustputtheALTIMETERtoSTANDBY4._
becauseI'velostmyREADYlight.Becomingbackonwithit
momentarily.
PLTMARK.Backon.GotagoodREADYlight.
 
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PLTOnthat-I0about7seconds,Igotan
ALTIMETERUNLOCKlightagainbutIstillhaveaREADY.I
wonderifthermalheatinghassomethingtodowiththa
t
thingbecauseitwasworkinglikeachamp
t
hereinthatfirst
sequence.
CDRIdon'tknow.Say,wewerepret
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yclosetohi
g
hnoonwhenyoustartedusingit.Overaperiodoftime,asyougettheradianthea
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ion.
CDRYeah.
PLTS
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illhaveaREADYlight.
C
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C
D-CDR,Houston-
CC--Justareminder,we'recomingupabout
18:16onthemaneuver.Wedonotsee
t
hemaneuver
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imeloadedinthereye
t
.CDROkay.Iwasjus
t
comingovertodoitnow.
CCOkay.
PLTALTIMETERbackON.READY,ON.(Garble)
Givesmeagoodflashabou
t
anywherefrom5to7secondsaf
t
er
IreinitiatedfollowingaMALFcycle.He14minuteseven.
Waitingfor14:3
5
.Nicethingabou
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imeyoure-
cycleit.
CDRYeah.
PLTUNLOCKlight.Stand
by,
14:35.By-PLTMARK.ALTIMETERtoST
A
NDBY.Waitingfor
41.
PLTMARK.RAD
to
ST
A
NDBY.Wai
t
ingfor47.
Standby-
PLTMARK.RAD,ON.RAD_ON.
CDRMARK.
PLT-for15minutes.
CDRMARK.PLT(Laughter)
PLTMARK.194,MODEMANU
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L.CDROkay.We're1minu
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efrom
t
hefine
m
ane
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ver.PLT18:16.Is
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whenyo
u
'redoingi
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?
CDRRight.
PLTRog.Finemaneuver,right.Yeah.Ok
a
yS
t
andbyfor16minu
t
eseven.Standby-PLTMARK.Okay.Tha
t
's193RAD
t
oSTANDBY.EREP
to
wardtheSTOP.CDROkay.We'remane
u
vering.
CC
Okay,Jerry
a
ndifyo
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u
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CDROkay.You'vego_it,Dick.
 
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CCThankyou.
PLTLookslikeaprettycleanrun.07is
reading34.
CDRHeater'scoolingoff,Dick?TheCMG?
CCWell,we'rehavingtocontinuallymanage
theheatersacoupleoftimesarevtokeeptheminour
desiredlimits.Butwe'vebeenable
t
odothatwiththe
stationpassesthatwehave.
CDRVerygood.
CCAndtheDASisyours.
CDROkay.l_mgoingt
o
re-goingtoenterthemaneuvertimef
o
rSInow.
PLT92doorgoingclosed.And190door
comingclosed.
CDROkay,Ed.TheSImane
u
vertimeisloaded.
Allyouhavetodoispunchthebutton.
CCSkylab,Houston.We're4
5
secondsfrom
LOS.Carnarvoncomesup-areallowpassat18:49.
CDRRoger.
PLT(Garble)SWITCH(garble).
CDRIt'slatched.
PLTOkay.
PAOSkylabControlat18hours20minutes
Greenwichmeantime.Skylabspacestationisnowoverthe
Mediterraneanandwe'vecompletedanEarthresourcespass
thatcoveredtheareafromsouthofAcapuleo
,
crossthesoutheasternUnitedStatesandthenorthAtl
a
nticOcean,
whichismajorstormareaatthistime,tothecoastof
France.28minutesand39secondstoourne
x
tacquisitionofsignal.Bythat
t
ime,thecrewshouldhaveaehanceto
completetheEarthresourcesproceduresandcloseoutevery-
thingandBillPogueandJerryCarrwillbesittingdowntodinner.ThisisSkylabControl.It'snow20minutesand
32secondsafterthehour.
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