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Skylab 4 PAO Mission Commentary 22 of 32

Skylab 4 PAO Mission Commentary 22 of 32

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PAOSkylabControl,19hours,48minutes
Greenwichmeantime.Nowabout10-1
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2minutesawayfrom
acquisitionthroughthetrackingstationinHawaii.Wehave
about2minutesofrecordedair-to-groundoverthisprevious
passoverHoneysuckle.We'llbring
t
hattoyounow.
CCSkylab,HoustonthroughHoneysucklefor
7-1
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2minutes.
PLTRoger,Hank.
CCAnd,Skylab,forinfo,thecoolantloops
performedbeautifully.We'reallbacktonormalnow.
PLTVerygood.
CCSPT,Houston.IfwecanhaveaDAS,we'll
crankinanuZupdate.
SPTYouhaveit,Hank.
CCSPT,Houston.Wheneverit'sconvenient,I
haveaIhaveanupdatefortheS019maneuverpadandit'sduetothefactthatthenuZchan_edalittlebitwhenwedid
thatupdatethismorningwiththesextant.
SPTI'iibewithyouinacoupleofminutes,
Hank.
CCOkay,justgivemeacallwheneverit's
convenient.SPT,theDASisyours.
SPTOkay,Hank,goaheadwiththechan_ein
thefinemaneuver.
CCOkay,thefinemaneuvershouldbeX
5
0003,makin_tha
t
aplus103.TheYshouldbe
5
1144,makln_thata
minus1.00andtheZ51120,makingthataminus0.8080.
SPTOkay,Hank,themaneuversare
5
0003,
5
1144,
5
1120foraplus103,minus1.00,minus0.0minus0.80.
CCRoger.Goodreadback.
CCSkylab,Houston.We'reabout30seconds
fromLOS.Hawaiiat59andthat*sabout13minutes.
PAOSkylabControl,19hours,
5
0minutes
Greenwichmeantime.Thatconcludestherecordedair-to-ground.
ScZencePilotEdGibsonshouldbeattheATMC&DpanelrightnowobservingtheSun.EarliertodaytheSun'sactiveregion23producedit'sfirstflare.AccordingtotheSciencepeoplehereatMissionControl,itwasasub-faint,noX-rayflareanditpeakedat14:31Greenwichmeantime.Thatregionisstill
growin_andhasdevelopedabro
a
dbutshortfilament.Imagine
EdGibsonwillbewatchingthatpretty_losely.We'renow
about7_i
/
2minutesawayfromacquisitionthrouKhtracking
stationinHawaii.AtGreenwichmeantime19:51,thisis
SkylabControl.
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PAOSkylabControl19hours57minutes
Greenwichmeantime.SpacestationisnownearingacquisitionthroughHawaii.ThispassovertheUnited
StateswillgothroughGoldstone,Flordia,andBermuda
JustbarelymissingTexasasitgoesoverCanadaduringthatportionoftherevolution.We'llholdthelineupliveforacquisitionofsignalabout30secondsfromnow.
CCSkylab,Houston,throughHawaiifor
9minutes.
SPTHello_Hank.Around4minutesagowe
hadaoutergimbal3ontheSTOP.TookusofftheSunand-
atthereasonablerate,wenttoSTANDBY,3minutemaneuvertime,selectedSI,andwe'rejustworkingourwaybackthere
now.
CCOkay,goodshow,Ed.We-wesawthat
you'dhada-hadsomethinghappentherewhenwecameAOS.
SPTHank,ifyoufolkscanforeseesomething
likethatcomingup,atleastapossibilityofit,youmight
alertusofit.Ithinkwecanhandleitalittlefaster.
CCOkay,Iguessthisisonewedidn't
foreseeEd.We-wethoughttheremightbeapossibilityofsomedesetfiresbutwesuredidnttthinkthiswas
goingtohappen.
SPTHTlookedprettygood_itwasdownthere
around2530percentorso,butoutergimbal3was
(garble)high.
CDRHankptheSOl9prepiscomplete.I
cycledoneframe,extendedoneframe.AndIdidn'tlike
thefeelofit.It'snot-itfeltveryveryroughandIhadtouseaveryveryhighforceinordertogetitinto
theslideortrackposition.I'mnotsoconfidentthat
we'regoingtobeabletomakemuc_useofthisthing,I
getthefeelingthatwecouldhave
a
notheroneofthose
jamupsanytime.
CCOkay,wecopy,Jerry.
CDRFeelsllketheretssomethingdefinitely
droppedoutofalignmentnow,andyouJustcan'tgetitintheslideretractpositionwithoutforcingit.Ifiguresoonerorlaterwe'regoingtohaveacrunchlikeontheotherone.
CCOkay,youmayberight.Iguessthe
onlythingwecandoisjustpressaheadandtryit_till
wecan'tuseitanymore.AI_alongthatline_awhileagoyouvoiceduptousthat-ordowntousthatthe-whenyou
hadthedisconenumbericenteredup.AndIassumeyouthecounterthenat00,thatthedisconewasatthe6o_clockpositionandbefore,Iguessit'sbeenaweekorsoago
 
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whenwedidthisalignmentcheck,whenthenumbersread0.0,thelasttwodigits.Wehadcopiedthatthediscone
wasat6:30.Nowistherehastherebeenashiftasyou
recallinthelocationofthatdisconewhenthecounter
reads0.07
CDRThat'saffirmative,Hank.That'swhy
Imadethatcomment.Thedisconeis-isnowtotherightby(garble)itearlierwasat6:30or7o'clockandnowit'sat6:30-Imeanat6.So,we'vedefinitelyhada
shiftinwhatO0isreading,notmuchbutit'sashift.
CCJerry,attheconclusionofyourSO19
opstoday,wouldyoumindif-ifgivingusanothercheck
onthat?
CDRSurewill.ThewayIfigureifyou
getalittleshiftonanobjectupclosethatmeansabigshiftonanobjectwayout.MaybeI_mythinking'sfoggyorsomethinghere,butifthedlsconewhichisonlyafewfeetawayshifts,somethingllke2orSfeetthenitseems
tomeastarisgoingtoshiftawholebundle.
CCWell,that'sright.Andangularshift
llkethatcouldcauseustomissatarget.
CDRThat'sright.
CCSkylab,Houston,wewouldliketo
dumpsomemoreoftheVTRoffherethisstatesidepass,tohelpusinourmeasurements.Andwe'rerewindingnow,andit'llbeavailabletoyouagainafterthisCONUSpass.
SPTThankyou,Hank.CCAndEd,co-ifyoucananswera
coupleofquickquestionsforyouinregardtoyourcommentsontheclarityoftheH-alphai.WhatwastheclarityafterthebacktobackEREPpass?Couldyoutellanydifference,hadit-diditgetalittlebetterafternot
usingitforawhile?
SPTHank,Idon'tdefinitelyrecallitas
beingrealbadorrealgood.Thatwasnotonmymindat
thetime.SoIguessIcan'tgiveyouarealgoodanswer.CCOkay,haveyounoticedanydegredation
of_ofotherinstrumentsonthesamemonitor?
SPTNo,Ican'treally-themonitorI
don_tthinkistheproblem.Although,Ishouldn'tsaythat.We_veneverreallyhaverunatesttoverifythat.AndH-alphaisabouttheonlydisplayotherthanwhitelighteoronagraph
(garble)detailandacertainextentof--
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