G E M I N I 9A lTl*;SS KIT ADDENPA

I n t h e re-scheduled Gemini gR mission, a n a l t e r r l a t e rendezvous a n d
docking t a r g e t v e h i c l e

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t h e Aucmcntcd T a r g c t Dockiw, Rdnptcr

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(ATPA)

w i l l be used.
available

The t a r g e t vehiclr: was rlevelootd as a n altc!rnat;c for t h e

Gemini 8 mission or subsequent missions i n w h i c h an Agena would not be

Since t h e ATDA has no s e l f - p r o p u l s i v e c a p a b i l i t i e s , t h e mission plan

has been adjusted t o accomplish t h c maximum number of object,ives which were scheduled for t h e o r i g i n a l Gemini 9 - Agens f l - i g h t .
The Gemini

9 p r e s s k i t (Release #66-97) c o n t a i n s most of

the b a s i c

information about t h e f l i g h t which w i l l s t i l l a p p l y t o t h e Gemini 9A f l i g h t .

The following changes from t h e 9 p r e s s k i t are contained i n t h i s Addenda and are as follows:

1. General r e l e a s e i s r e p l a c e d by General r e l e a s e i n t h e Addenda
2.

S e c t i o n I , pp. 6-7, i s r e p l a c e d by a r e v i s e d sequence of e v e n t s

t o launch and launch v e h i c l e countdown i n t h e Addenda, pp. 5-8.

3.

S e c t i o n 11, Mission D e s c r i p t i o n , pp. 7-19, i s r e p l a c e d by a r e v i s e d

Mission D e s c r i p t i o n i n t h e Addenda, pp.

9-16

4.

S e c t i o n I V , Crew P r o v i s i o n s and T r a i n i n g , pp. 24-25, has been up-

d a t e d w i t h crew a c t i v i t i e s and t r a i n i n g between launches on p. 17 of t h e Addenda

5.

S e c t i o n V , Tracking Network, pp. 32-39, has been r e p l a c e d by a r e -

v i s e d Tracking Network plan f o r t h e ATDA pp.

18-28 of t h e Addenda
45-47 has been

6.

The d e s c r i p t i o n of t h e Agena T a r g e t Vehicle on pp.

r e p l a c e d by a d e s c r i p t i o n of t h e ATDA on pp. 29-30 i n t h e Addenda.

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GENERAL RELEASE
The Gemini

9A mission i s scheduled f o r launch no earlier than Junc
9 spacecraft.

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from Cape Kennedy, using t h e Auemented Target Docking Adapter u s t h e rendezvous t a r g e t f o r t h e Gemini

Objectives of t h e mission are rendezvous and docking of Gemini with t h e ATDA and e x t r a v e h i c u l a r a c t i v i t y by t h e p i l o t . Launch of t h e ATDA i s scheduled f o r 10 a.m. EST with t h e Gemini t o l i f t off a t 11:38 a.m. EST.

Command p i l o t f o r t h e t h r e e day Gemini f l i g h t i s Astronaut Thomas P.
Stafford. P i l o t i s Eugene A. Cernan. Backup crew i s James A. Lovell, Jr., command p i l o t , and Edwin E. Aldrin, p i l o t . S t a f f o r d w a s p i l o t on t h e Ganini 6 mission which accomplished t h e first Space rendezvous.

Gemini 9 w i l l be C e r w i ' s first space f l i , < h t .

Lovell was p i l o t on t h e lb-day Gemini rendezvous t a r g e t f o r Gemini

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mission which served as t h e

6.

Aldrin has not y e t made a space f l i g h t .

The ATDA w i l l be launched by an A t l a s booster developing 390,000 pounds

of t h r u s t with two b o o s t e r engines, two v e r n i e r (guidance) engines, and a
s u s t a i n e r engine. The two s t a g e Gemini launch v e h i c l e i s t h e $30,000 pound

thrust modified T i t a n I1 r o c k e t .
The ATDA w i l l be i n s e r t e d i n t o a 185 s t a t u t e mile c i r c u l a r o r b i t and t h e Gemini 9 w i l l be placed i n an i n i t i a l 100 by 170 mile o r b i t . Gemini launch. About Rendezvous

i s scheduled f o r t h e t h i r d r e v o l u t i o n approximately f o u r hours a f t e r t h e

30 minutes a f t e r rendezvous Gemini 9 w i l l dock with t h e ADTA over

Hawaii.

A re-docking by t h e p i l o t w i l l be made before t h e crew powers down

t h e s p a c e c r a f t f o r an e i g h t hour r e s t period. Cernan w i l l begin h i s e x t r a v e h i c u l a r a c t i v i t y near t h e end of t h e 13th r e v o l u t i o n and he will be out of t h e s p a c e c r a f t about two and one h a l f hours. During t h e f i r s t d a y l i g h t p o r t i o n of t h e e x t r a v e h i c u l a r a c t i v i t y , Cernan

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w i l l remain on a 25-foot u n b i l i c a l t e t h e r with oxygen supplied from the
spacecraft.

He w i l l r e t r i e v e a meteoroid c o l l e c t i o n experiment from t h e

Gemini adapter and expose some new s u r f a c e s on another meteoroid c o l l e c t i o n experiment on theATDR. He w i l l e v a l u a t e t e t h e r dynamics of t h e 25-foot u m b i l i c a l and e v a l u a t e t h e handrail and handholds on t h c Cc-nnini udaptcr section. During t h e n i g h t pass Cernan w i l l be i n t h e a d a p t e r s e c t i o n where he

w i l l s t r a p on t h e Astronaut Maneuvering Unit (AMU), a backpack with a prop u l s i o n u n i t and oxygen supply.
A t t h e next s u n r i s e , S t a f f o r d w i l l undock t h e Gemini f r o m t h e ATDA a n d

move 120 f e e t behind t h e t a r g e t v e h i c l e .

Cernan w i l l move t o t h e f r o n t of

t h e Gemini and t e s t t h e c o n t r o l and t r a n s l a t i o n c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s of t h e AMU. Working on a 125-foot t e t h e r , Cernan w i l l move t o t h e undocked ATDA :md rc:trlcvr. t h e ATDA meteoroid col.lector boforc r e c n t c r i n g the &?mini. A f t e r t h e space walk and a t h i r d docking, t h e remainder of t h e f l i g h t

w i l l include two more re-rendezvous of Gemini with t h e ATDA.
The f i r s t re-rendezvous w i l l begin a t 27 hours a f t e r . l a u n c h .

It i s an

"equi-period" rendezvous i n which two spacecraft have t h e same p e r i o d s but d i f f e r e n t apogees and p e r i g e e s .

test, o r i g i n a l l y pl.anncd € o r the

Gemini 8 mission, w i l l be made using only the on-board computer and cWtic31 equiynent, b u t n o t the radar. After t h e second re-rendezvous, t h e Gemini w i l l n o t re-dock, b u t w i l l make a small bukn r e t r o g r a d e .
The burn w i l l put t h e Gemini i n a s 1 i l : h t l y lower

o r b i t and allow it t o p u l l ahead of t h e ATDA t o s e t up t h e c o n d i t i o n s f o r
t h e t h i r d re-rendezvous on t h e following day.

I n t h e Simulated Lunar

. Module abort rendezvous, t h e Gemini w i l l

maneuver t o a c o - e l l i p t i c a l o r b i t approximately 8-5 miles above t h e ATDA. The t e r m i n a l phase of t h e re-rendezvous w i l l begin w i t h t h e Gemini above and ahead of t h e ATDA.

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Seven experlments are scheduled for t h e m i s s i o n .

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e n t i f i c experiments i n c l u d e z o d i a c a l l i g h t photography, two meteoroid c o l l e c t i o n experiments, and airglow horizon photography.

Technological experiments are t h e UHF/VHF p o l a r i z a The medical e x p e r i -

t i o n and t h e Astronaut Maneuvering U n i t . ment is the b i o a s s a y s of body f l u i d s .

Gemini 9 i s scheduled t o land i n the West A t l a n t i c Ocean about 480 miles east of Cape Kennedy a t t h e beginning of t h e 45th r e v o l u t i o n a f t e r 70 hours 50 minutes of f l i g h t . I n t h e event t h e e f f o r t t o orbit the augmented t a r g e t docking adapter I s unsuccessful, a n a l t e r n a t e mission d e s i g n a t e d 9-B, w i l l be flown.
The Gemini 9-B mission w i l l have

only one primary mission o b j e c t i v e :

t o conduct and e v a l u a t e

the e x t r a v e h i c u l a r a c t i v i t i e s f o r t h i s misslon.
Since rendezvous and docking would not b e conducted In
the alternate G e m i n i 9-B mission, more time would b e available

to carrying o u t experiments.

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9 TURNAIIGUK! A

CIIRGNOLOGY

The following sequence of events f o r turnaround f o r t h e Gemini
mission w a s scheduled a t Cape Kennedy. May

9A

18

--- Modifications

on t h e Atlas SLV

III were s t a r t e d t o cna.ble

t h e booster t o launch t h e Augmented Target Dockin(: Adapter into orbit. Since t h e Atlas being used f o r

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(ATDA) d i r e c t l y

9A w a s

ori::innlly

pro[:rrunmcd t o The ATDA

launch t h e Agena f o r Gemini 10, modifications were necessary t o permit i t t o launch a l i g h t e r v e h i c l e w i t h no s e l f - p r o p u l s i o n c a p a b i l i t y .

w a s taken o u t of s t o r a g e i n p r e p a r a t i o n f o r i t s checkout.
May

A t Pad

19, t h e

Gemini s p a c e c r a f t w a s mechanically demated from i t s Gemini Launch Vehicle.

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The ATDA s t a b i l i z a t i o n syljtem I s serviced.

The Gemini f u e l

c e l l i s replaced. The rendezvous and recovery s e c t i o n of t h e Gemini s p a c e c r a f t May 20

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i s taken t o t h e hangar and mated w i t h t h e ATDA t o check t h e docking i n t e r f a c e of t h e two v e h i c l e s . May 2 1 The modifications t o t h e A t l a s are completed.

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The A t l a s i s e r e c t e d on Pad

14.

The ATDA i s brought t o Pad

14.

The Gemini s p a c e c r a f t goes i n t o systems t e s t s . May 22 May 23 May 24

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The Atlas begins systems t e s t s and t h e ATDA begins premate The ATDA completes premate t e s t s and t h e Gemini completes The ATDA i s mated with t h e Atlas and t h e ATDA nose shroud post-mate systems t e s t s . w i t h t h e crews. Gemini on Pad 1 and t h e 9

systems t e s t s . systems t e s t s .

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i s mated.
m y 25 May 26 May 27
ATDA on Pad

--- The ATDA undergoes
14.

--- A simulated f l i g h t i s conducted, --- An L-band radar t e s t between t h e

May 28

--- A mission

p r o f i l e t e s t i s conducted w i t h t h e ATDA and A t l a s .
A t l a s systems k s t s 3r(. complctcti.

A simulated countdown, l i f t o f f and i n s e r t i o n i s performed t o check t h e i n t e r face between t h e two v e h i c l e s , May 30

--- The ATDA pyr0techniQ;s

are activated.

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The Gemini

9A count actually is a combination of nine different

countdowns, mostly running simultaneously. The different counts are associated with the two launch vchiclcs, the two spacecraft, crew, Houston Mission Control and the worldwide tracking network, t h e Zastern Test Range and the Radio-Command Guidance System. Timing is critical in this count to complete the reridezvous. minutes, the spacecraft at lation to the GLV liftoff). Liftoff f o r the target vehicle is scheduled for the 95-minutc nark in the simultaneous count. The Gemini spacecraft will be launched approximately 98 minutes later, depending on the exact location a i rd performance of the orbiting ATDA. A built-in hold is scheduled at T - 3 minutes to adjust the Gemini liftoff time to coincide with the ATDA's first pass over the Cape. After the launch sequence adjustments are computed, the count will resume. LAUNCH VEXCLE COUNTDOWN Time Gemini Atl.as-ATDA In

the final countdown on launch day, the Atlas-ATDA count starts at T-440

T-360minutes, and the Gemini launch vehicle

joins the combined count at 240 minutes (all these times are set in re-

F-3 days
F-1 day

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Start pre-count Start mid-count
CLV p r o p c l l r i n t loading

T-720 minutes

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T-440 minutes
T-390 minutes
~ - 3 6 dminutes T-300 minutes

................................................. .................... Complete propellant loading ................... systems power up ................... Back-up flight crew reports

k g i n 'Terminal count

to the 100-foot level O S the White Room to participate in final flight preparation. Begin terminal countdown Pilots' ready room, 100-foot level of White Room and crew quarters manned and made ready for prime crew.

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T-285 minutes
T-255 minutes

T-240 minutes
T-235 minutes
T-195 minutes

T-185 minutes
T-140 minutes T-135 minutes T-120 minutes

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Primary crew awakened Medical examination

GLV terminal count begins
Breakfast Crew leaves quarters Crew arrives at ready ro.3m on Pad 16 PurGing of suit begins Flight crew to Complex 19 Crew arrives at 100-foot level Crew enters spacecraft Close spacecraft hatches Start tower remova1 Start Atlas liquid oxygen tanking

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T-119 minutes
T-115 minutes T-100 minutes

................................................. Lift off T-86 minutes ................................................. Insertion into orb it T-70 minutes ................... White Room evacuation T-55 minutes ................... Begin erector lowering T-20 minutes ................... Spacecraft OAMS static f'iring T-3 minutes ................... Built-in h o l d T-03 seconds ................... GLV ignition T-0 seconds ................... Lift off T+2 minutes 36 ................... Booster engine cutoff (BECO) seconds T+5 :36 ................... Second stage engine cutoff (SECO) ~ i -:06 6 ................... Spacecraft-launch vehicle s epration T+6:14 ................... Insertion into orbit
T-95 minutes
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REENTRY

(Elapsed Time from Gemini L i f t - o f f )
Rctrof ire

J e t t i s o n retrograde s e c t i o n

400,000 fcet altitude
Communications blackout I n i t i a t e guidance Blackout ended Drogue chute deployed
(50,000 f e e t )

70 :46
70:50

Main chute f u l l y deployed (9,800 S e a t ) Spacecraft landing

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Launch Timer,

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Atlas ATDA

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1 a.m. 0

ICST, Launch Complex 14.

(:<%mini

9A

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11:38:22 4.m. J E T , Launch Complex 10.

Launch Window

-- Begins approximately

99 minutcb:; ai'tcr t h e ATDA 1aunc.h

c~ncil a s t s for five minul,c~c, 11'7 ::rcontiz on 1,hc f i r s t ( L L ~ . T i ' Lhc

Gemini i s not launched tluri ng t h i s window on the S i r s t day, rendey,vou:; may be achieved by launching during varying windows days. minutes. Azimuth
or1

siicccssivc

The windows on t h e s e days vary accordink: t o i,he ATDA

o r b i t b u t , under planned c o n d i t i o n s , t h e y l a s t €or approxinitltely 35

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ATDA launch i s on azimuth of 83.8 degrees.

Gemini 'launch

v e h i c l e launch azimuth w i l l be 97.7

degrees, b u t will be b i a s e d

from 96.3 degrees s o that a s m a l l amount of yaw s t e c r i n C : tjuririg t k i c . second-stage burn w i l l place t h e s p a c e c r a f t i n t h e plant or AI'l)A. Gut-of-Plane C a p a b i l i t y

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Fuel butllty.1; allows s p a c e c r a f t t o mancxvcr oneif t h e booster yaw steering does not

h a l f of one degree out-of-plaric

p l a c e Gemini i n t h e c o r r e c t plane. Inclination

--

28.87 degrees f o r b o t h ATDA and Gemini spacecral't .
RENDEZVOUS

( ~ 1 1i m e s are approximate) t
Orbits

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ATDA a t n e a r - c i r c u l a r 185 m i l e s .

Gemini i n i t i a l l y i n e l l i p -

t i c a l l O O - l T O miles.

Gemini t r a i l s ATDA by 640 rni1t.c a t i n s e r t i o n .

Increrfierita; Velocity Adjustment Routine (IVAR) sired velocity.

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A t spacecraft, i n s r ~ r t i o n

a Durn may be made i f t h e i n s e r t i o n parameters do n o t match t h c dc-

The maneuver w i l l be made only i f ' t h c spacecraf't,

Lcnderspeed increment i s no more than 30-feet-per-second.

If t h e

s p a c e c r a f t i s overspeed o r i f t h e underspeed v e l o c i t y d i f f e r e n c e is mare t h a n 30-feet-per-second

(fps),

the IVAR will not b e performed
Aft

but a s e p a r a t i o n maneuver of a t l e a s t f i v e f p s w i l l b e made.
f i r i n g t h r u s t e r s a r e used throughout. -more-

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Combination Correction Mancuvcr -- T h i s b i t plane. Executed a t 1 hour

is clesih;ncd t o a d j u s t s p c c c r u f't
beginning

catch-up r a t e , a l t i t u d e and t o b r i n g Gemini c l o s e r to thc ATDA o r -

57 minutes GET (01:57) a t t h e

of t h e second r e v o l u t i o n over Ascension, it i s a normcLl1.2 f p s burn,
b u t can vary according t o d i s p e r s i o n s . I n Gemini 9A t h e a l t i t u d e between Gemini and ATDA w i l l b e allowed t o vary t h e e x a c t rendezvous p o i n t . C o - e l l i p t i c a l Maneuver miles.

4 miles

plus-or-minus

from t h e normal 14-mile d i f f e r e n c e i n a l t i t u d e t o g i v c c o n t r o l ovcr
Gemini t r a i l s ATDA by 1 1 m i l c s . 6)
apogee'

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Near t h e sccond s p a c e c r a f t

a t 2 hours

20 minutes ( 0 2 : 2 O ) GET, t h e crew w i l l c i r c u l a r i z e t h e o r b i t t o 170

It w i l l b e a posigrade maneuver o f 54 l'ps w i t h s p c e c r s i ' t .

A t t h i s time, t h e spacecrai't t r a i l s t h e ATDA by 123 milcs and s l m d d have onboard radar lock-on. Terminal Phase Maneuver

--

A t 2 hours

24 minutc.s
hoiir's

(02:24) C;l:"l'
titic1

tlic

crc'w
/ilid.:;<,

w i l l switch t h e computcr to rc?nde:i,vous moclc

bc::in 1,c~imina 1

system checkout and proccdurer,. At 3

;ym i n u t , c \ : : (03:Yr)
('I'CW

(;K'I',

about t h r e e minutes p r i o r t o e n t e r i n g darkness, the

wi L [x-rI'(1rrn I

a burn of' 2 f p s along l i n e of s i g h t t o the ATDA. D i s t u i c c 1'rom t h c 7 ATDA w i l l be about 3 1 m i l e s and s p c e c r a i ' t w i l l be l 3 O dcs"t.cs ul'
a r g u l a r o r b i t t r a v e l . from t h e p o i n t of rcndc:rvous.
Tlie spscecrst't
al't

vi11 be pitched up 27 degrees ['or t h i s posigradc mancuvcr usine
:?misters
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Intermediate C0rrer.t j on:;

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Twclvc rninulcs a r t o r i n i Lial i m p i l c c , the.
6 -

computer dicplnys the f i r s t c o r r e c t i o n t o b<>a.piLi(>dby
I t i s a 3 f p s maneuver perl'ormcd at 03:3'1 GlC'['.

tlic,

crcw.

'rwclvc: miriutcs lat,ctr,

3 hours 5 1 minutcc, (03:>1) GET nnothc>r corrvc-tion i c aJJplicd. Range i s about h . 5 miles and t h c crew hegin:: 3 scmi-ol)titial. up~ir.oc~ch
at t o t h e ATDA. The crcw w i l l use radar inl'ormztion d i r e c t l y t o o rcml o u t range and range r a t e . Velocity Matchinr; Mancuver

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The mqj;nitucIc of a 1 , h i ~ o ~ c t i c a l Loci1,yvc

matching maneuver a t 3 hourr, : ( I ; ,miriutcs (03:',3) GlN' i s about 311 f'p;

.

However, s i n c e t h e command p-i.Lot will be coiitrollirq; f'ina 1. :~pproacii

by semi-optical techniques, he w i l l . make r e a l - t i m e d e c i s i o n s .

Rcn-

dezvous should occur over t h e Indian Ocean northwest of A u s t r a l i a .
DOCKING OPERATIONS

When t h e spacecraft comes w i t h i n 50 f e e t of t h e ATDA it w i l l s t o p

i t s r e l a t i v e motion and fly formation w i t h t h e t a r g e t v e h i c l e €or approximately 30 minutes b e f o r e the f i r s t clocking over Hawaii. t h e p i l o t w i l l perform a docking o p e r a t i o n . 'l'hc Gemini w i l l undock from t h e ATDA a t approximately 5 hours 10 minutes (05:lO) Gl<'I' and

After a n c a t i)("riod, thc c r c w

w i l l power down t h e s p a c e c r a f t Sou. a n eight-hour r e s t pcriotl.

A t t h e 17th hour a f t e r l i f t o f f , t h e crew w i l l prepare i'or tile p i L ) I , ' s

extravehicular activity. The e x t r a v e h i c u l a r life support syctcm (KlSS)
c h e s t 9ack ( s e e Crew Provisions s e c t i o n ror d e t a i l s ) w i l l be uristowct!, < d o r i g
with the 25-foot u m b i l i c a l t e t h e r and "Y" connectors.

The p i l o t makes ihc.
his J;:xl.ra-

connections between the Z5-foot

umbilical and t h e chest pack and

'Jehicular Activity (EVA) s u i t .
t o 3.5 pohnds per-square-inch d e p r e s s u r i z e t h e cabin.
'nous

The command p i l o t w i l l 1owc.r c a b i n pressure
for a systems check and them completc1.y

The p i l o t i s scheduled t o open the hatch at 20

41 minutes GET, at the end of the 13th revolution and leave t h c c p % ? . c c . ~ ~ ~ : ~ I ' L .
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A t 27 hours i n t o t h c f'liekit,

ttlcl

crcw w i l l Lc;:j n prcpraLiori f'or

t h e f i r s t of two planned re-rcndczvous mancuvcr:;.

'I'hc cqu i pcriod rc-

[ rendezvous i s the same t y p e o'

manl:UVcr

w l l i c h had bccn p1;liiiic.d l'or G c : i n i ~ ~ i

8.

I t w i l l be a complctely onboard o p e r a t i o n using Lhc compuLcr a n d n The purposc o f ' Lhi:; rcpassivc I,argcL rcntlc;.'Chc
T':L(.Lxr

hand-held s e x t a n t t o o b t a i n guidance informaLion. rendezvous i s t o simulate t h e t e r m i n a l phasc oI'
VOUS

il

which w i l l be performed on a later Gemini mission.

wiL1.

not be used except as a backup if v i s u a l c o n t a c t i s l o s t w i L h t h e t a r ' i ~ , c t . A t 27 hours 27 minutes ( 2 7 : 2 7 ) GET i n the 1 8 t h r w o l u t i o n o v c r lil\T,
t h e Gemini s p a c e c r a f t w i l l perform an upward r a d i a l t r a n s l a t i o n of 20 i'ps.

The new o r b i t w i l l be equiperiod w i t h t h e ATDA o r b i t , i . e . :

t h e pcrifiet.

and apogee p o i n t s of t h e two o r b i t s do not c o i n c i d e , b u t t h c o r b i t a l period

i s t h e same.
miles.

Gemini w i l l have a p e r i g e e of 182 m i l c s and an apogee

Of

188

The s p a c e c r a f t w i l l t r a v e l above and behind t h c ATDA i l i t o s u n s e t .
The maximum s e p a r a t i o n d i s t a n c e w i l l be

13 m i l e s behind

t h c A'i.'DA.

A mid-

course c o r r e c t i o n may be made i f necessary
At

28 hours and 40 minutes ( 2 8 : k ) ) GET,

t h e t e r m i n a l phnsc iIlit,i;Ltiun

w i l l begin.
on

A 1.9 fps burn r e t r o g r a d e w i l l bc made t o p u t I,hc> S I ) ; L C c ' C r a 1 ' t j

a . %JO-degree i n t e r c e p t , i . e . : r

rendezvous w i l l occur 80

tkp-eCS

around

The p i l o t s w i l l bc i n a heads-down a t t i t u d e t o Thc t a r g e t must, be C ~ t h e ~s p'a c~ c r a f t windows from d i r e c t s u n l i g h t . ~ e Line of sigrlt ele-JiSLh?>Y acquired t o perform t e r m i n a l phase maneuvers.
t n e E a r t h from t h a t point:

.C -

'latior, and sun-angle t i m e h i s t o r i e s w i l l be s c a l e d f o r a p a s s i v e rendezvous, SO t h e s i d e of t h e ATDA toward t h e s p a c e c r a € t i s i l l u m i n a t e d . nan@e an2 range r a t e w i l l be s c a l e d a t 40 per c e n t .

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Cormonly known as rcndczvous ['r'omabove, tliis rc-rc.ixJc:zvous is designed to simulate a lunar rcndczvous which cou1.d take place il' the

hnar module had descended t o t h e 50,000 rooL :level abov(> Ltie Moon's
surface and a decision not to conI,i niic ['or a 1;Ltldin,D;was nr~c!c:. ' I ' k

LM's h i g h l y e l l i p t i c a l orbi t would carry it
maneuver, the spacecraft will make
it

above Llic C i u t n arid ornld

Service Module before the two o r b i t s could bu mstclicd.

In t h e C c m i r i i

small rcL1wgraiie maneuver on tlic

second day to allow the Gemini to p u l l npproxiinatcly 86 miles nhca.d of

the ATDA during the astronaut r e s t p e r i o d .

On the following day, thc crew will perform maneuvers which w i l l put t h e spacecraft i n a circular o r b i t approximately eight miles above the ATDA. The rendezvous l r m 'o
The sequence of maneuvcrs is:

above will begin from this position. Separation maneuver

--

At 29h.5 GET in the-lgth revolution, t h e The pcrigcie will be

spacecraft will perform a 2.5 fps retrograde burn. apogee will be the same as t h e ATDA.

approximately one and a half mile:: below the perigee o ' the ATDA and the I With the lowcr perigee, Gemini will g3in approximately 7.8 miles on t h e ATDA every revolution. When t i i t . closing maneuver is performed in the 30th revolution, Gemini should be approximately 86 miles ahead of the ATDA. Closing maneuver fomd 're
Also called the height adjustment maneuver, perat 47:05 GET in the 3 0 t h revolution over Africa. It is a 13.2 fps

--

psigrade maneuver which raises t h e apogee of t h e Gemini spacecrar't to

i93 miles.
%-elliptical maneuver tior,,
;TA~

--

Performed over Hawaii on t h e 30th rcvolu-

eo-elliptical maneuver executed at 47~50 GET is a 15.7 Y p S

b a n pcsigrac?e which circularizes the Gemini orbit at 193 miles.
Terrfiinal Dhase initiation

--

Prior to Canarvon on the 31st revolu-

tion, tLe terminal phase maneuver of 1 fps retrograde is performed at 6

48: 52xinutes. The resulting orbit is 194 by 183 miles.

C O - E L L l P T lC
TERMINAL-PHASE MANEUVER

SEPARATION MANEUVER P-193

- AzAPOGEE
P=PERIGEE

(LUNAR ABORT)

Gemini Intermediate Corrections

- -- Two omll b u r n s w i l l b c mdc

similar to the intermediate corrections applicd for earlicr rcndezvous. They will occur at 12 minute intervals a€ter the TPT burn. Velocity Match Maneuver grade w i l l be performed.

--

At L19:25 GET on the 3 l s t rcvolution the

over the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, a braking maneuver of 23 fps rctroAt approximately 49:)+5 GET over the U.S.,

command pilot will perform the final docking maneuver with the ATDA.
FINAL SEPAMTION

The Gemini spacecraft will perform a
50:30

3 fps retrograde maneuver at

GET as the f i n a l separation maneuver from the Agena. The new orbit of the Gemini will be 182 by 185 miles.
RETROFIRE Retrofire will occur at 70:lLe' GET during the spacecraft's 44th revolution. Splashdown will occur in the west Atlantic recovery area

(27N75W) at 7055, GET.
ORBITS

- REVOLUTIONS

The spacecraft's course is measured in revolutions around the Ihrtki. A revolution is complet,ed each time t h e spacecraft passes o c r 80 det:rccs v' west longitude, o r at Gemini altitude about once every 96 minutes. Orbits are space referenced and in Gemini take about 90 minutcs. The longer time for revolutions is caused by the Earth's rotation. As the spacecraft circles' the Earth, the Earth moves about 22.5 degrees in the same direction. Although the spacecraft completes an orbit in about 90 minutes, it takes another six minutes €or the spacecra€t to reach

80 degrees west longitude and complete a revolution.
Gemini completes

1 orbits 6

per day, but in 24 hours crosses t h c 80th
hence 1 5 revolutions pcr day.

meridian of lonritude 15 times

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CTCMTNT 3A CRTM TRA’TNTNG (For o r i c i n a l trainin[: ccc Comirii. 3 p r e s s k i t )
A f t e r t h e pxtponement of the Gemini

3 mission t h c

crcw r c t w n c d
‘l’hcy rcmuincd

t o t h e Manned S p a c e c r a f t Center. on thc followin[; day.

i n Houston u n t i l May 2 3 , p a r t i c i p a t i n g i n f ‘ l i g h t plnnniny; meetings and o t h e r b r i e f i n g s i n p r e p s r a t i o n €or the sccorid attempt t o launch Gemini 9. sonnel. During t h i s p e r i o d thcy r e c e i v e d a t h r e e hour briel’iriL; They also performed a n o t h e r walk-through of t h e EVA procedures on t h e ATDA from McDonncll A i r c r a f t Co. and Gemini Program Ol’l’ice Peru s i n g t h e Crew Procedurcs T r a i n e r i n Duilding //5. Upon r e t u r n i n g ‘to Cape Kennedy, t h e crcw e x m i n e d t h c RTDR on l’ad

14 and r e c e i v e d two more b r i e € i n g s or1 i t s

systems and f u n c t i o n s .

Thoy

began s i m u l a t i o n s i n t h e Gemini Mission Simulator a t t h e Cape t o s p e c i f i c a l l y p r a c t i c e t h e new type of second re-rendezvous ( l u n a r a b o r t ) which

was r e q u i r e d when t h e p a s s i v e ATDA w a s s u b s t i t u t e d f o r t h c Agena.
They a l s o performed a n o t h e r walk through of t h e EVA procedures and a t t e n d e d f l i g h t r e a d i n e s s review and. o t h e r b r i e f i n g s l c a d i n g up t o Llic flight. period The back-up crew p a r t i c i p a t e d i n t h e launch s i m u l a t i o n conciuctccl on May 26 and a s s i s t e d t h e prime crew i n t r a i n i n g d u r i n g the turn around

.

A t T-2 days, t h e crew r e c e i v e d a n o t h e r p h y s i c a l as a prelude t o t h e

beginning of countdown a c t i v i t i e s .

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MANNED SPACE FLIGHT T R A C K I N G NETWORK G E M I N I 9A MISSION REQUIREMENTS

N S o p e r a t e s t h e Manned Space F l i g h t T r a c k i n g Network AA by u s i n g i t s own f a c i l i t i e s and t h o s e of t h e Department of Defense f o r m i s s i o n i n f o r m a t b n and c o n t r o l . For Gemini rtS t h e network w i l l p r o v i d e f l i g h t c o n t r o l l e r s :

(1) C o n t i n u o u s t r a c k i n g , command and t e l e m e t r y d a t a from
l a u n c h t h r o u g h o r b i t a l i n s e r t i o n of t h e ATDA and t h e Gemini spacecraft.
( 2 ) V e r i f i c a t i o n of t h e p r o p e r o p e r a t i o n o f t h e s y s t e m s

onboard t h e Gemini and ATDA. The network a l s o w i l l u p d a t e v i a t h e c o n t r o l c e n t e r , t h e s p a c e c r a f t computer t o p r o v i d e e p h e m e r i s (computed s p a c e p o s i t i o n ) and r e e n t r y d i s p l a y s f o r t h e a s t r o n a u t s .
I m m e d i a t e computing s u p p o r t w i l l be p r o v i d e d from l a u n c h

t h r o u g h impact by t h e R e a l - T i m e Computer Complex (RTCC) a t t h e Manned S p a c e c r a f t C e n t e r . During powered f l i g h t , t h e RTCC w i l l

r e c e i v e l a u n c h t r a j e c t o r y d a t a from t h e A i r Force E a s t e r n T e s t Range (AFETR) r a d a r s v i a t h e Cape Kennedy CDC-3600 computing complex, and from BDA r a d a r v i a h i g h s p e e d d a t a l i n e

.

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TRACKING
The Gemini m i s s i o n w i l l r c q ’ i r e s e p a r a t e t r a c k i n g of four space vehicles: t h e G e m i n i s p a c e c r a f t , t h e ATDA, T i t a n

I1 which i s t h e Gemini Launch V e h i c l e (GLV) , and as r e q u i r e d , t h e A t l a s B o o s t e r c a l l e d SLV-3. The Gemini s p a c e c r a f t w i l l The ATDA w i l l a l s o c a r r y

c a r r y t w o C-band t r a c k i n g b e a c o n s t w o C-band b e a c o n s . the A t l a s

S k i n t r a c k i n g ( r a d a r s i g n a l b o u n c e ) of

(which w i l l be i n s e r t e d i n t o o r b i t ) and Gemini

launch v e h i c l e throughout o r b i t a l l i f e t i m e f o r impact pred i c t i o n is a m i s s i o n r e q i r e m e n t . t r a c k t h e S/C and t h e ATDA. Selected sites w i l l skin

The MSFN Wallops S t a t i o n (WLP)

Space Range Radar (SPANDAR) and v a r i o u s f a c i l i t i e s of t h e N o r t h A m e r i c a n A i r Defense Command (NORAD) w i l l be u s e d f o r t h i s mission. However, NORAD w i l l n o t t r a c k thc Spacecraft

during the launch or rendezvous phase.

For Gemini 92i, v a r i o u s c o m b i n a t i o n of s p a c e c r a f t t r a c k i n g a s s i g n m e n t s w i l l be c a r r i e d o u t a c c o r d i n g t o i n d i v i d u a l s t a t i o n capability.

All C-Band r a d a r s i t e s have r a d a r s y s t e m s c a p a b l e

of p r o v i d i n g s p a c e p o s i t i o n i n f o r m a t h on e i t h e r t h e Gemini o r
ATDA vehicles b u t n o t s i m u l t a n e o u s l y .
D a t a transmission links

have o n l y a s i n g l e s y s t e m c a p a b i l i t y , t h e r e f o r e , p r i o r i t y w i l l
be e s t a b l i s h e d b y t h e M i s s i o n D i r e c t o r or F l i g h t Dynamics

O f f i c e r according t o t h e i r needs.

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Other C o m p u t e r S u p p o r t
The Goddard Space F l i g h t C e n t e r r e a l t i m e computing sup-

p o r t for Gemini 9A i n c l u d e s t h e p r o c e s s i n g of r e a l t i m e t r a c k i n g i n f o r m a t i o n o b t a i n e d from t h e T i t a n I1 and A t l a s . G o d d a r d ' s computer a l s o w i l l c e r t i f y t h e worldwide n e t w o r k ' s r e a d i n e s s t o s u p p o r t Gemini % t h r o u g h a system-bys y s t e m , s t a t i o n - b y - s t a t i o n , computer-programmed
method c a l l e d CADFISS t e s t s .

checkout

.

CADFISS (Computation and Data

Flow I n t e g r a t e d Subsystem) checkout of n e t w o r k f a c i l i t i e s

a l s o will be performed b y Goddard d u r i n g p o s t l a u n c h p e r i o d s
when t h e s p a c e c r a f t are n o t e l e c t r o n i c a l l y " v i s i b l e " b y some

s t a t i o n s and c o n t i n u e u n t i l t h e vehicles are a g a i n w i t h i n acq u i s i t i o n r a n g e or t h e t e s t is completed. C o n t r o l of t h e e n t i r e Gemini % m i s s i o n w i l l be e x e r c i s e d b y t h e M i s s i o n C o n t r o l C e n t e r i n Houston, Texas.

As it d i d on

e a r l i e r Gemini f l i g h t s , H o u s t o n ' s R e a l t i m e Computer Complex

w i l l s e r v e as t h e p r i m e computer c e n t e r .
Gemini S p a c e c r a f t The s p a c e c r a f t h a s two t r a c k i n g b e a c o n s . The ACF*

beacon ( s p a c e c r a f t ) w i l l be i n s t a l l e d i n t h e r e e n t r y module

and t h e DPN-66" model b e a c o n ( a d a p t e r ) i n t h e a d a p t e r package.
The ACF b e a c o n w i l l be prime f o r l a u n c h , i n s e r t i o n , a n d r e e n t r y p h a s e , u s i n g t h e DPN-66
as a backup for these p e r i o d s .

* C o n t r a c t or nomenc l a b i'e
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During and a f t e r T i t a n I1 l a u n c h , t h e spacecraft w i l l be t h e prime t a r g e t f o r C-band tracking.
A f t e r i n s e r t i o n , how-

e v e r , s e l e c t e d C-band s t a t i o n s will t r a c k t h e ATDA, GLV and
Atlas.
S t a t i o n s Capable of C-Band T r a c k i n q are:
M e r r itt Is l a n d

White S a n d s , N. M.
USNS Range T r a c k e r

Cape Kennedy P a t r i c k AFB Grand Bahama I s l a n d Antigua I s l a n d

Eglin, Fla. Grand Turk I s l a n d Grand Canary I s l a n d Pt. Arguello, C a l i f .

Ascension I s l a n d

Carnarvon, A u s t r a l i a
Bermuda I s l a n d , B.W.I. P r e t o r i a , South A f r i c a

Kauai, H a w a i i

S t a t i o n s Capable of S k i n ( r a d a r s i q n a l b o u n c e ) T r a c k i n q t h e
G e m i n i Launch V e h i c l e ,

S p a c e c r a f t , and t h e ATDA are: Carnarvon, A u s t r a l i a
White S a n d s , N. M.

Merritt Island
P a t r i c k AFB Grand Bahama I s l a n d Antigua I s l a n d Ascension I s l a n d

Eglin, Fla. Grand Turk I s l a n d

S k i n t r a c k i n g p r o c e d u r e s w i l l be used as needed and

m i s s i o n p r i o r i t i e s permit.

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ATDA -

The ATDA w i l l c o n t a i n 2 C-band b e a c o n s ,

Each beacon The C-band

w i l l use t h r e e c i r c u l a r l y polarized antennas.

b e a c o n s u t i l i z e d i f f e r e n t p u l s e s p a c i n g s t h a n t h o s e used b y t h e s p a c e c r a f t C-band b e a c o n s w h i c h a s s u r e s p o s i t i v e v e h i c l e i d e n t i f i c a t i o n b y t h e ground t r a c k i n g r a d a r ,
A C Q U I S I T I O N SYSTEMS

S i t e s w i t h a c q u i s i t i o n a i d s y s t e m s c a p a b l e of a c q u i r i n g t h e ATDA and Gemini s p a c e c r a f t s i m u l t a n e o u s l y w i l l p r o v i d e
radio frequency (RF) i n p u t s t o t h e i r a s s o c i a t e d t e l e m e t r y

r e c e i v e r s and p o i n t i n g d a t a t o s e l e c t e d steerable a n t e n n a s .
S i t e s which d o n o t h a v e s i m u l t a n e o u s a c q u i s i t i o n c a p a b i l i t y

may acquire e i t h e r v e h i c l e d e p e n d e n t upon t h e p r i o r i t y established.

All s t a t i o n s w i l l t r a c k t h e ATDA u n t i l o r b i t a l

i n s e r t i o n of t h e Gemini s p a c e c r a f t .
M I S S I O N MESSAGE REQUIREMENTS

Low s p e e d t e l e m e t r y d a t a ( o n - s i t e t e l e t y p e summaries) w i l l be s e n t t o t h e Houston M i s s i o n C o n t r o l C e n t e r f r o m f l i g h t c o n t r o l l e r manned s t a t i o n s . Bermuda and Corpus C h r i s t i w i l l t r a n s m i t Gemini s p a c e c r a f t

PCM telemetry v i a h i g h - s p e e d d i g i t a l d a t a l i n e s .

h option i s

a v a i l a b l e t o transmit Gemini spacecraft and ADTA telemetry data via low speed telemetry telety-pe summaries t o Houston Mission Control Center.

MCC-K/TEL I11 Grand Bahama. Island, Grand
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Turk I s l a n d , and A n t i g u a w i l l remote Gemini s p a c e c r a € t wideband d a t a t o t h e Houston M i s s i o n C o n t r o l C e n t e r .
TEL I11 w i l l remote ATDA wide-band

Only MCC-K/

d a t a t o t h e Houston M i s s i o n

Control Center.
SPACECRAFT COMMAND SYSTEM (SCS)

The prime ground s y s t e m i n e f f e c t i n g r e n d e z v o u s i s t h e

D i g i t a l Command System (DCS) l o c a t e d a t k e y s t a t i o n s t h r o u g h o u t t h e worldwide network.. Command c o n t r o l of t h e m i s s i o n

from l a u n c h t h r o u g h r e c o v e r y w i l l as a l w a y s be p r o v i d e d by t h e F l i g h t D i r e c t o r a t Houston M i s s i o n C o n t r o l C e n t e r .

Max-

imum command c o v e r a g e i s r e q u i r e d t h r o u g h o u t t h e m i s s i o n . Grand Canary I s l a n d , C a r n a r v o n , A u s t r a l i a , H a w a i i , and t h e t w o s h i p s , USNS C o a s t a l S e n t r y and USNS Rose Knot, a r e
DCS e q u i p p e d and manned b y f l i g h t c o n t r o l l e r s who w i l l i n i t i a t e

u p l i n k d a t a command t r a n s m i s s i o n s . e i t h e r t h e s p a c e c r a f t or t h e ATDA.

commands may be s e n t t o Types of commands a v a i l -

able f o r t r a n s m i s s i o n t o t h e v e h i c l e s are l i s t e d on t h e n e x t
Page
The Cape Kennedy,

Grand Bahama, Grand T u r k , A n t i g u a ,
All

and Bermuda s i t e s w i l l n o t be manned by f l i g h t c o n t r o l l e r s . u p l i n k data command t r a n s m i s s i o n s t h r o u g h these s i t e s will be

I n a d d i t i o n t o r e a l t i m e commands and on-board

c l o c k up-

d a t e commands, t h e f o l l o w i n g d i g i t a l i n s t r u c t i o n s may be s e n t :

a.

Gemini s p a c e c r a f t
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

b. ATDA
R e a l t i m e commands o n l y

P r e r e t r o w i t h maneuver 1. P r e r e t r o w i t h o u t maneuver O r b i t a l navigation Maneuver Rendezvous Accelerometer e r r o r correcti o n s

SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATIONS
A l l M S F N s t a t i o n s h a v i n g both H F and UHF spacecraft c o m -

m u n i c a t i o n s c a n be c o n t r o l l e d e i t h e r b y t h e s t a t i o n or by rem o t e ( t o n e ) k e y i n g f r o m Houston M i s s i o n C o n t r o l C e n t e r .
The f o l l o w i n g s i t e s a r e n o t s c h e d u l e d t o have a command

communicator (CapCom) and w i l l be remoted t o Houston M i s s i o n Control Center: Cape Kennedy; Grand Bahama I s l a n d : T a n a n a r i v e , Malagasy R e p u b l i c ; Kano, N i g e r i a ; Bermuda; Grand T u r k I s l a n d : P t . A r g u e l l o , C a l i f . ; Antigua I s l a n d ; Ascension I s l a n d ; Canton I s l a n d : USNS Range T r a c k e r , G u a p a s , Piexico, and the
voice r e l a y a i r c r a f t .
SPACECRAFT SYSTEMS SUPPORT

The Gemini s p a c e c r a f t communications s y s t e m s ( a n t e n n a s , b e a c o n s , v o i c e communications, t e l e m e t r y t r a n s m i t t e r s ,

re-

c o v e r y l i g h t , and d i g i t a l command s y s t e m ) a l l o w s r a d a r t r a c k i n g of t h e s p a c e c r a f t , two-way v o i c e communications between t h e ground and t h e s p a c e c r a f t and from a s t r o n a u t t o a s t r o n a u t :

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ground command of t h e s p a c e c r a f t , i n s t r u m e n t a t i o n s y s t e m s d a t a t r a n s m i s s i o n , and p o s t l a n d i n g and r e c o v e r y d a t a t r a n s mission. The s o l e l i n k s between t h e ground and t h e G e m i n i

s p a c e c r a f t are provided by t h e s e systems. The ATDA communications s y s t e m ( a n t e n n a s , b e a c o n s , t e l e m e t r y t r a n s m i t t e r s , r e n d e z v o u s r a d a r , and d i g i t a l command s y s t e m ) allows r a d a r t r a c k i n g of t h e v e h i c l e from b o t h t h e ground and t h e Gemini s p a c e c r a f t . Ground s t a t i o n and Gcrnini

s p a c e c r a f t commands t o t h e ATDA also are a c c o m p l i s h e d t h r o u g h t h e s e systems.
ATDA

Gemini S p a c e c r a f t On-Board Systems S u p p o r t e d by Network S t a t i o n s

Table

#I

Table #2

Telemetry (Real T i m e ) L-Band T r a n s p o n d e r C-Band T r a n s p o n d e r s ( 2 ) Command R e c e i v e r (Command C o n t r o l )

Reentry Reentry Reentry Reentry Reentry Adapter

Module Module Module Module Module Package

UHF ( v o i c e ) x m i t - R c v

HF(voice)xmit-Rcv Tclemctry(Rca1 Time) T e l c m c t r y (Dump) T e l c m c t r y (Backup) L-Band Radar C-Band T r a n s p o n d e r

R e e n t r y Module

Adapter Package C-Band T r a n s p o n d e r A d a p t e r Package A c q u i s i t i o n A i d Beacon A d a p t e r Package D i g i t a l Command Sys t e m R e e n t r y Module UHF Recovery Beacon

GROUND COMMUNICATIONS
B a s i c a l l y t h e N S Communications Network AA (NASCOM) used Shore

f o r p a s t G e m i n i f l i g h t s w i l l be used f o r Gemini 9.

s t a t i o n s f o r USNS Rose Knot and USKS C o a s t a l S e n t r y S h i p s u p p o r t w i l l be b a s e d upon t h e m i s s i o n - d e s i g n a t e d s h i p p o s i t i o n s
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and p r e d i c a t e d H F r a d i o p r o p a g a t i o n c o n d i t i o n s .
NETWORK R E S P O N S I B I L I T Y

Manned S p a c e c r a f t C e n t e r (MSC),

The MSC has t h e overall

management r e s p o n s i b i l i t y of t h e Gcmini program.

The d i r e c t i o n

and m i s s i o n c o n t r o l of t h e Network i m m e d i a t e l y p r e c e d i n g and d u r i n g a m i s s i o n s i m u l a t i o n or an a c t u a l m i s s i o n i s r e s p o n s i b i l i t y of t h e MSC.
Goddard Space F l i q h t C e n t e r .

The NASA O f f i c e of T r a c k i n g

and Data A c q u i s i t i o n h a s c e n t r a l i z e d t h e r e s p o n s i b i l i t y f o r t h e p l a n n i n g , i m p l e m e n t a t i o n , and t e c h n i c a l o p e r a t i o n s of manned space f l i g h t t r a c k i n g and d a t a a c q u i s i t i o n a t the Goddard Space F l i g h t C e n t e r . T e c h n i c a l o p e r a t i o n is d e f i n e d

as t h e o p e r a t i o n , m a i n t e n a n c e , m o d i f i c a t i o n , and a u g m e n t a t i o n

of t r a c k i n g and d a t a a c q u i s i t i o n f a c i l i t i e s t o f u n c t i o n a s a n
i n s t r u m e n t a t i o n network i n r e s p o n s e t o m i s s i o n r e q u i r e m e n t s . About 370 p e r s o n s d i r e c t l y s u p p o r t t h e network a t Goddard; c o n t r a c t o r p e r s o n n e l b r i n g t h e t o t a l network l e v e l t o some

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Department of S u p p l y , A u s t r a l i a .
The Department of S u p p l y ,

Commonwealth of A u s t r a l i a , i s r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t h e m a i n t e n a n c e and o p e r a t i o n of t h e NASA s t a t i o n a t C a r n a r v o n , A u s t r a l i a . C o n t r a c t u a l a r r a n g e m e n t s and a g r e e m e n t s d e f i n e t h i s c o o p e r a t i v e

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