SL-IV Time: 12/3/73

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 19 hours 55 minutes. Acquisition through Tananarive in approximately 45 seconds. Network advises we might have acquisition with the spacecraft at the tail end of this 9 minute pass. We'll hold the line up in the event we have COMM with the Skylab space station. CC Skylab, AOS Tananarive, 5 minutes. CC Skylab, we're 2 minutes to LOS. See you over Hawaii in about 36 minutes at 20:41. Be dumping the data voice there. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 20 hours 7 minutes. We've had loss of signal through Tananarive tracking station. Next acquisition in 34 minutes will be Hawaii. Going back to the frozen food inventory aboard the spacecraft, there are seven separate frozen food items aboard which include fillet mignon, prime rib of beef, lobster newburg, pork loin with dressing and gravy, coffee cake, vanilla ice cream, and prebuttered roll. A total of 600 cans of these seven items, total of 600 cans in all, were launched with the workshop loaded aboard the onboard freezers. The inventory today is to verify the exact number of items on board so medical people can plan the remainder of the menus for the days left in this mission. Next acquisition in 33 minutes and i0 seconds will be Hawaii. At Greenwich mean time 20 hours 8 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC601/I Time: 14:40 12/3/73 PAO 20 hours tracking tap this CC

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40 minutes. station as afternoon,

Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time Acquisition coming through the Hawaii Skylab concludes revolution 2934. On a performance of M092 - - Hawaii for i0 minutes.

SPT Roger, Story. CC And could you verify that TV-81 that you did yesterday. We sure enjoyed seeing y'all do your flying and the shower and all. Could you verify that you did not put any voice on that. We didn't perceive any down here and we wanted to be sure the system was working. CDR That's affirmative. We didn't - what we planned to do is send you down on the tape a little commentary to go with the flying routine and that's about it. We just haven't gotten around to doing it. CC Okay. We didn't see any mike but we did just want to make sure the system was working. CDR Yes, unfortunately the cameraman was laughing so hard, he couldn't talk. CC So were we. PLT I thought it was one of my better efforts. CC Well, we're expecting even more in the future. CDR Back to the bicycle shop, Wilbur. PLT After they see that, they probably won't give us another day off, Jer. CC And Skylab, the networks would like to know who was doing the flying? CDR That was Bill. CC We thought so. Thanks. CDR Wilbur Pogue. PLT Which network? The (garble) network? CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS. See you over Vanguard in about 22 minutes at 21:11. CDR Roger. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 20 hours 51 minutes with loss of signal through Hawaii tracking station. Next acquisition, in 19 minutes 35 seconds will be through the Vanguard tracking ship. Pilot Bill Pogue scheduled in this hour to be concluding his exercise period_ Following that, he will do a housekeeping chore of sampling the onboard water system by testing it for - this will be done beginning at about - shortly before 22:00 Greenwich mean time. During this pass, Pilot Pogue discussing what the ground - the TV which the crew sent down yesterday television showing Pilot Pogue in the shower also described as Wilbur Pogue, young William Pogue_ flying through the workshop with pieces of data files and Flight Plans strapped to his hand and feet like paddles and flying through the air. Pogue remarked, said after

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they see that down on the ground, they probably won't let us have another day off. That brought little comment from CAP COMM Dr. Story Musgrave. Next acquisition through Vanguard in 18 minutes. At Greenwich mean time 20 hours 53 minutes, this END is OF Skylab TAPE Control.

SL-IV MC-602/I Time: 15:10 CST 12/3/73

18:21:10

GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 21 hours 10 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Vanguard tracking ship. Acquisition in 50 seconds. Hold the line up for this pass. CC Skylab, AOS Vanguard 9 minutes. CC Bill, Houston. PLT Okay, go Story. CC Bill, we got a couple of telemetry points down here which are contradictory. We'd like you check a circuit breaker on panel 200 at OWS HEAT EXCHANGER PANS, number 2. Tell us if that's OPEN or CLOSED. If you find it OPEN, leave it OPEN, and it's on lower left hand corner of panel 200. PLT All four of those breakers are CLOSED, Story. CC Okay, thanks; and I got one other message for you and the CDR, and Ed, too. You got a GO to remove those foot restraint plates around the wardroom table. As you all know, it'll take two bolts remove two bolts from them_ and after you get the bolts out you'll probably have to pry the plate off if it's bonded to a shim below the plate. PLT Okay. I'm sure Jerry heard that. CC Sounds like a good idea. PLT I think it's an excellent idea. CC Skylab, we're about 20 seconds from LOS. you over Hawaii in about an hour at 22:18. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 21 hours 21 minutes. Loss of signal through Vanguard. Next acquisition in 58 minutes and 55 seconds will be the Hawaii tracking station. The crew was given the green light to remove some plates on the floor of the wardroom in the eating area. The crew normally wears these triangle shoes with the triangle on the front bottom of the shoe, and this deck plate interferes with their locking their feet into the foot restraints. In designing the facilities the engineer apparently did not feel the crews would be eating with their triangle shoes on all the time. Apparently Commander Carr and his two fellow crewmembers do wear the triangle shoes more frequently then the other previous crews, and they asked to remove these deck plates to give them more freedom when they're seated at the wardroom table eating their meals. At Greenwich mean time 21 hours 22 minutes. Next acquisition in 57 minutes 55 seconds through Hawaii. This is Skylab Control. See END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC603/I Time: 16:17 12/3/73

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PAO Skylab Control, at 22 hours, 17 minutes, and 22 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now crossing the Pacific Ocean is just ahout within range of the tracking antenna on the Hawaiian Islands. This pass through Hawaii should last a little less than 8 minutes, and we'll bring the line up live for air-to-ground at this time. A change-of-shift briefing with Flight Director, Milton Windler, who will be going off duty shortly is expected to begin about 4:30 in the Building 1 briefing room. That's 4:30 for the change-of-shift briefing in Building i. We're live for airto-ground through Hawaii. CC Skylab Houston through Hawaii for 7 minutes. CDR Rog Hank. CC Hello, there. Howls it going today? CDR Pretty good. CDR We got old Ed in the iron lung, other than that we're doing fine. CC Okay. CDR Hank, we haven't recorded that dialogue for the TV thing yet. We'll do it shortly. CC Okay, we copy. CC Skylab Houston, the SPT had a question earlier today I think in regard of the X-ray spect power distribution. Can he hear me read this up now? SPT Sure can Hank, go ahead. CC Okay, the reason we're selecting bus 2 for man (garble) is so we can power up the X-ray image CDR. As you recall it cannot be powered from bus i it keeps tripping off. And we select bus i for the powerdown so that the frames remaining counter will work for unattended eps. And also, and I guess that's the main reason we go to bus 1 so we can turn the console lights off. If we leave it in bus 2 the lights can't be turned off with the lighting switches, and we're concerned about the light time on the EL. SPT Oh, okay Hank that's some good reasons I didn't appreciate. Thank you very much. CC Skylab Houston, we've got a couple of Flight Plan philosophy items for you, you can listen up. In regard to the SPT, we're going to try not to schedule anything in it for him after 02:00 Z today so he can get a little more rest. And also we plan with your eoncurance, to eliminate the the extra time now being planned into the Flight Plan for the major items like S019, SO - $201, S183 and et cetera starting with day 20. EREP has been reduced to an hour, 30 for nominal time line all ready. And if you concur with that we'll go ahead and plan it that way.

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SPT Okay, Hank let's give it a whirl, if we in trouble we're going to ask for it back though. CC Okay that's - you seem to be getting a lot smoother with everything. So we thought we'd give it a try and go to the nominal time line. And we're about 30 seconds from LOS, we'll be coming up on Vanguard at 50 and we're scheduled to dump the recorder there. SPT Okay. PAO Skylab Control at 22 hours, 26 minutes, and 47 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now out: of range of the tracking antenna at Hawaii. Milton Windier is enroute to the Building I briefing room for that change-of--shift briefing which should begin in about 2 or 3 minutes. The Spacecraft Communicator at this time is Hank Hartsfield who's just come on duty here at Mission Control. Again the change-of-shift briefing is about to begin in Building i in the briefing room there with the off-going Flight Director, Milton Windler. At the present time we're 22 minutes from our next acquisition of signal. It's 27 minutes and 17 seconds after the hour. get END OF TAPE

SL-IV TIME: 12/3/73

MC604/I 16:48

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and

PAO 54 seconds

Skylab Control Greenwich mean time.

at

22 hours, 48 minutes Skylab space station

is

now approaching acquisition of signal at the Vanguard tracking antenna. That pass through Vanguard is expected to last nearly i0 minutes and we'll bring the line up live for air-to-greund. Spacecraft Communicator is Hank Hartsfield. CC Skylah_ Houston through Vanguard for l0 minutes. CDR CC telemetry tube valve indicates Roger Hank, loud and clear. And CDR, Houston we had a little here in regard to the OWS heat exchanger indicated open when all the other TM now we know that it is an indicator but

funny that closed

if

you got a second you might be able to help us clear it up hy on panel 617 your temperature selector, run it down to 65 degrees for about i minute then you can put it back to the original setting around 75 and that ought to tell us whether we can clear it up or not. CDR Okay, Hank that's in work. Okay Hank I just put vacuumn up look around CC CDR CC all the it down to 65 and incidentally Ed in the heat exchanger area there, and see if there's anything amis Okay. Houston, CDR. Go ahead. was doing some I'ii go up and in that area.

CDR Roger the heat exchanger fans are running four of them are running and all four switches are in 0WS position, everything looks okay. CC Okay, thank you. PLT, Houston, in regard to where you are in the buildlngblocks, we suggest that you run the 82B, right on the sunset. PLT PLT, roger. CC And CDR, Houston, that little trick cleared up our SPT up there where CC EGIL's hackroom_ TM problem. Okay, Hank I we might bump them You must have Ed, wonder while been if any transducer's we're vacuumning. listening to the

SPT Yeah, we got a hot line on the side. CC Yeah, that's exactly what we were wondering and apparently just the (garble) and the fans there did the trick, all the telemetry looks okay now. CDR Very good. SPT Say, Hank where are the transducers there. I guess that's what I get for cleaning, every little nook and cranny in there. CC Okay, we're checking on it now, Ed.

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By the way Hank, the dialogue for that did yesterday is on the downlink tapes, it 22:30.

CC Roger we copy. CC Ed, those micro-switches are on the valves themselves and wetre trying to scare up a photo just to see exactly where they're located, we're not quite sure. SPT Okay, you know you have to move those flapper valves with your hand in order to get back into the filters behind it to vacuumn. CC That shouldn't have been a problem, it could have been one of them just got disturbed and stuck for a moment. Skylab, Houston wetre about a minute from LOS, we should be at Ascension in about 5 minutes at 05. SPT Roger. PAO Skylab Control at 23 hours Greenwich mean time. We've now passed out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard and we're about 5 minutes from acquisition at Ascension_ The pass through Ascension is approximately a 6-1/2 minute one 5 minutes away from us now. We'll keep the line up live although we got about 5 minutes before we get an acquisition there. This is Skylab Control, now 25 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

SL-IV Time: 12/3/73

MC605/I 17:00 CST, 18:23:00 GMT

CC 6 minutes.

Skylab,

Houston

through

Ascension

for reminder, heat up to remind to inhibit

CC Skylab, Houston, the roll actuators and MPC actuators quite a bit if they're left powered you that when you're not using the the pointing. PLT CC big kicker with. And we'll from be now. PLT PAO and 48 seconds range of the acquisition just END about OF TAPE 14

just as a little on the canister up and would like MPC, we - we need

there. we're seeing

Rog, Hank thank you very much. And - and the roll - the roll is the That's the one we have the most trouble coming up about 1 minute from LOS. And you at Guam at 50, that's about 39 minutes

Okay. Skylab

Control

at

23

hours now

13

minutes out it's Control. of

Greenwich mean tracking antenna is 36 minutes after away minutes

time. We've on Ascension. at Guam. the hour. This

passed Our next time Skylab

Present is

SL-IV MC606/I TIME: 17:49 12/3/73

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PAO Skylab Control at 23 hours, 49 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now coming within range of the tracking antenna at Guam. Approximately 3-1/2 minutes of air-to-ground over this pass. Spacecraft Communieator is Hank Hartsfield and the Flight Director is presently Charles Lewis. We have the line live now for air-to-ground through Guam. CC Skylab, Houston we're through Guam for 3-i/2 minutes. CDR Hi Hank. CC Skylab, Houston we'll be uplinking a series of ATM cue card changes here in regard to powering up after sunrise, how to get the H-alpha going and what it essent_ally does is deletes the cycling of the attitude control out of experiment (garble). And the reason we're doing this is to eliminate as much of the canister cage and uncage as we can. CDR (garble) Jerry. CDR Okay, Hank how about uplinking me a secretary to take care of the paper work too, would you? CC I thought that was what E99 E699 was for? CDR Yeah. CC we'll see you from now . over Skylab, Vanguard Houston, we're i minute from LOS, at 27 and that's about 34 minutes

CDR Roger. PAO Skylab Control at 23 hours, 55 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has now passed out of range of the tracking antenna on Guam. And wetre about 32 minutes from acquisition of signal at the Vanguard tracking ship. During this last pass a little bit of conversation about the amount of paper work that the Skylab crew is expected to take care of everyday with changes to their checklist and instructions and scheduling and things of that sort. Commander Jerry Carr asked if the ground ground if they'd be - how they'd like to uplink a secretary to help them handle all the paperwork and Spacecraft Communicator Hank Hartsfield's reply " I thought E699 was for that" E699 is the trash air lock. That's probably the only solution for the quantity of paperwork that's been generated for the Skylab crew, they regularly are getting 30 or 40 pages of teleprinter paper everyday and that includes of course extensive instructions on things that need to be done during that day and during following days, including a number of permanent general messages that are kept aboard the space station. Most of the others are discarded after use. We're now about 31 minutes from 56 minutes END OF acquisition of signal and 16 seconds after and the this is hour. Skylab Control at

TAPE

SL-IV MC607/I Time: 18:26 12/3/73

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PAO Skylab Control at 0 hours, 26 minutes, and 9 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now 54 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Vanguard tracking ship. This pass through Vanguard should last approximately ii minutes. The Spacecraft Communicator is Hank Hartsfield. We'll bring the line up live now for air-to-ground through Vanguard for the next ii minutes. CC Skylab Houston through Vanguard for 10-1/2 minutes. PLT Rog, Hank. CC PLT, Houston and you're shut down there on the TV. We need to get the XUV slit to white light display. PLT Rog, Hank. CC Skylab Houston, we're 1 minute from LOS. We'll be seeing you at Ascension at 40, and we're scheduled to dump the data recorder there about 3 minutes from now. PLT Roger Hank, we'll see you then. PAO Skylab Control at 0 hours, 38 minutes, and 35 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is passed out: of range of the tracking ship Vanguard. We're now about a minute and 45 seconds from acquisition of signal at Ascension. The pass through Ascension should last a little over i0 minutes, this is a pass that goes almost directly over head at Ascension. Astronauts Gerald Carr, Ed Gibson, and Willian Pogue pointed Skylab's earth resources censors at cities, farmlands, and geological features from Alabama to California, and from Kansas to the deep interior of Venezuela today. On back to back earth resources surveys this morning the Skylab crew gathered data on continuing changes in San Francisco's urban development potential areas for mineral exploration and agricultural irregation in northern Mexico, and on geological features in southern California. Regular medical experiments to test the effects of long periods of weightlessness in the human body, and studies of the Sun occupied most of the afternoon. With 7 earth resources passes now complete Skylab's Astronauts will soon increase their attention to the comet Kohoutek. Now traveling at more than i00 thousand miles per hour towards a rendezvous with the Sun on December 28. At present the comet continues to go on brightness, but remains far dimmer than scientists had previously estimated. Comet Kohou END OF TAPE

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PAO At present the comet continues to grow in brightness but remains far dimmer than scientists had previously estimated. Currently the Comet Kohoutek is about 120 million miles from the Earth and about 73 million miles from the Sun. We'll come up live now for air-to-ground through Ascension and a 10-1/2-minute pass. CC Skylab, Houston through Ascension 9-1/2 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston we had a little we lost signal with you and we're back with you now 8-1/2 minutes. PLT Roger, Hank. CC Skylab, Houston we're i minute from LOS, Guam at 24, 34 minutes from now. PLT Roger. PAO Skylab Control at zero hours, 51 minutes and 43 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now crossing Africa is now out of range of the tracking antenna at Ascension. We're 32 minutes and 42 seconds from acquisition of signal at Guam. Very quiet pass over both Vanguard and Ascension with the crew. Our next acquisition a little over an half a hour from now. This is Skylab Control at 52 minutes and 4 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC609/I Time: 19::23 CST, 12/3/73

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PAO Skylab Control at i hour 23 minutes and 35 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now south of Japan just ab - about to be acquired by the Guam tracking antenna. We're about 50 seconds from acquisition, the pass through Guam should last about i0 minutes. And the Spacecraft Communicator is Hank Hartsfield. We have the line live now for air-to-ground through Guam for about i0 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston through Guam for i0 minutes. CDR Roger, Houston. PLT Hello, Hank. CC Hello. PLT Hank, I'm - I'm up here at the ATM, I'm working the small white dot on the WLC display, called up earlier today to try going to (garble) discharge. When I do that the white spot turns black when I hold the switch down and the corona stays (garble) the same. When I release the switch the white spot is still there. CC Roger, we copy. CC Skylab, Houston, we're 1 minute from LOS. We'll be coming up on Vanguard at 05 in about 29 minutes from now. And we're scheduled for the evening status report there. And as a reminder, we have a NuZ update window coming up here in about i0 minutes. PLT Roger, Hank. PAO Skylab Control at 1 hour 35 minutes and 39 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now passed out of range of the tracking antenna at Guam. We're about a half an hour from our next acquisition of signal that will be at - that will be at Vanguard. This is Skylab Control. It's now 36 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC610/l Time: 20:03 12/3/73 PAO seconds

CST,

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GMT

40

Greenwich

Skylab Control at 2 hours mean time. We're now 55

3 minutes and seconds from

acquisition of signal through the U.S.S. Vanguard tracking ship. This pass through Vanguard should last approximately I0 minutes and it's scheduled for the evening status report. The crew will give a summary of their sleep periods, photography activities during the day, exercise and other other details required by Flight Controllers in keeping records on the crew's activities and in preparing Flight Plans for future days. Earth resources pass scheduled for tomorrow appears likely to - to go although there are still a number of things to be resolved including the total amount of thruster attitude control system gas that maybe required. We're live now for the Vanguard pass, lasting about i0 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston, wetre through Vanguard for i0 minutes. And we're standing by for the evening status report, whenever you're ready. And Skylab, Houston, did you get the NuZ update in? CDR That's affirmative Hank, we did. CC Okay, thank you. CDR Okay, Hank if you're ready to copy, here it comes. Okay, evening status report: Sleep: CDR; 7.0, 5.0/hard, 2.0/moderate. SPT; 8, 7-1/2/hard, fi i/2/light. PLT; 7-1/2, 6/heavy, l-i/2/light. Volume: CDR; 2500, SPT; 2200, PLT; 3000. Drinking gun: CDR; 7000, SPT; 1866, PLT; 8106. Body mass: CDR; 6.288, 6.287, 6.288; SPT; 6.381, 6.387, 6.341; PLT; 6.235, 6.242, 6.241. Exercise: CDR; A1 - method Alfa, leg, 30 minutes, 4600 watt-minutes. Method Bravo, Alfa, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, i0 minutes, 20 repetitions each. Method Charlie, Charlie, Delta and Foxtrot, 6 minutes,. 15 repetitions each. Method Echo, Hordinsky's special, 04 minutes, i0 repetitions each. Method Foxtrot, walk i0 minutes, toe rises, i minute, for i00 each. SPT; method Alfa, leg, 40 minutes, 7337; method Bravo, Foxtrot, i0, 40 repetitions, Method Foxtrot, toe rises, i0, 200 repetitions, spring_ 05, 300 repetitions. PLT; Alfa, leg, 30, 5000; method Bravo, Alfa, Bravo, Delta, Echo, 08, 50 repetitions each. Method Charlie, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, and Hotel, 07, 15 repetitions each. Method Foxtrot, i0 minutes, toe rises, 1 minute for 90, springs, 30 seconds for 75. Medications: none. Clothing discarded; SPT, shorts, socks, one each. One - One pair shorts and one pair of socks. Okay, food log; CDR: zero salt, deviations, plus two coffees with sugar, one lemonade and one cherry drink all plus. Rehydration water, plus 1.5. SPT: zero salt, plus one mints, plus two teas. Rehydration water zero. PLT; zero salt, plus one cherry drink, no water. Now the photo log: 140 foot 16-millimeter: magazine used on EREP 8 and 9, Charlie Lima, 09, 65 percent, N/A. Nikon, 01, Charlie, X-ray, 20,

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31, 02 is empty, 03 no change, 04 is empty, 05, Bravo, Hotel, 04, ii, and that includes what we're going to take tonight. 70-millimeter: Charlie, X-ray, 47, 036. ETC is Charlie Tango i0, 085, EREP, set Kilo; 9738; 1925; 9461; 8830; 0601; 9506. Drawer A configuration: no change. Flight Plan deviation: none. Shopping list accomplishments, D0036. No inoperable equipment, no unscheduled stowage. Out. CC We copy, Jer, real good. I'd like a reverify the ergometer watt-minutes for the PLT? CDR Five thousand. CC Roger, copy. CDR, Houston, and - END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC611/I Time: 20:10 12/3/73

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CC CDR, Houston. In reference to the problem you indicated today was Nikon 05, with the $233. I guess the only thing we suggest there is we probably gonna have to make sure the -- the film is wound everytime before we start that set up. CDR Yeah, that's right. This was a fresh load this morning and I don't know why the first one didn't work, because I was standing right there when Bill loaded it cranked off the first two. CC CDR to many frames. CC for you. CDR
now .

I guess that's the weird We'll keep plugging with SPT, Houston. he's I have on the

one. it try not

to waste

a couple

of items right

I think

tape

recorder

CC Okay. CC Skylab, Houston for whoever is available. We didn't see any change in the gimbal angles - like we should have. What prompted us to ask about the NuZ update, we wonder if we can get who's ever free to try it again, so we can take another look at it. PLT Wetre still in the window. CDR CC CC from LOS. Canary med conference. CDR CC real good to us. SPT happened last time closed. When do you want it Hank? Right now if it's convenient? Skylab, Houston we're about i minute is the next station at 25, and that's your Okay, we'll see you later. Okay and for info the NuZ update Okay thank you Hank. Probably was before hitting auto, we hit

looks

what the doors

CC Copy. SPT Other than a few of those, Hank it's been a real good day. We got 2 good EREPS in over the United States, and we got some good medical in MO92 went real well, and some good ATM things are looking good. CC And it looks good to us too. And Ed I'ii be wanting to talk to you at Madrid. I got a couple of items for you after your med conference. SPT Okay. PAO Skylab Control at 2 hours, 15 minutes, and 13 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station

SL-IV Time: 12/3/73

MC611/2 20:10

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GMT

is now passing over Brazil outside the limits of the antenna on the Vanguard ship. Our next acquisition is 9 minutes and 25 seconds from now and that will be at Canary Islands. This morning the crew had a little discussion about the performance of TO53 that's sighting the laser that's shot from the Goddard Space Flight Center, and aimed directly at the Skylab space station. Science Pilot Ed Gibson said that when the crew came over the Washington area, there was no problem at all in sighting the lasers. The only problem he said, that ever occurs is that when you that you have to point your eyes in the right general direction. He said the green is an extremely good color and is very easy to see, especially well because it stands out against all the other colors in a landscape. The laser used from Goddard Space Flight Center is a very bright green. Science Pilot also indicated this morning that he had taken a couple of handheld photographs 14:39 Greenwich mean time. That's 8:39 in the morning here in Houston. His handheld photographs were taken of his home town of Buffalo New York. This is Skylab Contol it's now 16 minutes and 28 seconds after the hour. Our next acquisition's a little over 8 minutes away. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC612/I TIME: 20:23 12/3/73 PAO 54 seconds

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19:02:23

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and

Skylab Control at 2 hours, Greenwich mean time. We're now

23 minutes approaching

acquisitlen of signal at Canary Island. Pass through Canary Island and Madrid should last about 14 minutes. This is Skylab Control with acquisition at Canary Island. CC Skylab, Houston we're with you through Madrid for 6 minutes. CDR Rog, Hank. CC And as a reminder we will be dumping the data voice recorder here at Madrid. PLT Roger. CC And SPT have you got a minute to talk about TV 28? SPT Sure, Hank go ahead. CC Okay we just got a few little notes here in regarding the voice. Good voice quality is going to be particularly important to this TV28 and the VTR voice channel we found out is not very forgiving. The input modulation has got to be good or it just doesn't work well. And we suggest that you use a comm carrier and not the light-weight headset, you can either wear the cap or hold it but we want to be sure that the microphones are within a half inch of your lips. And as a backup we would like for you to activate the voice recorder so that we will be sure we get the voice and also try to make sure that no one else uses channel A while you're recording on the TV28. SPT Okay, Hank in order to get it on the VTR, all we have to do is have it on channel A, is that correct? CC That's affirmitive. SPT Okay, what I had been doing is use the comm carrier, not the light-weight headset, only used that for the first eouple of days and I think your comment of one being a little bit too close to it was probably true. I tried to move off a little bit and I was wondering how it's been working. I'm sorry Hank, I didn't hear your comment would you say again please. CC Okay, Ed I haven't personally listened to any of your dump tapes, however some of the other guys have and I guess I guess we don't understand what the problem is, for some reason or another it's not as good as it could be, it is better that it was originally. SPT Well I'ii try to use it tomorrow morning when I'm talking and I'ii try getting a clarification to see whether it is a problem. That is before the TV28. CC Okay. CC PLT, Houston we just got a report that the active region 87 has produced a surge that's still in progress

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and it's out to about i/i0 of a solar radii radius, and when you take a look at it here, when you start you pass and we'd like to get a report on it at Guam. And it maybe that we might want: to restructure the rest of that pass. PLT Okay, Hank Ed's coming up to help. SPT Hank, I hope that's the same surge which I thought I saw out there on the disk and I was doing a little work on it with the shopping list item i0 at the conclusion of the last pass. CC Okay, the surge occurred at 02:20, now I don't know whether that let's see that might have still been during the night here. We're about a minute from LOS and Guam will be coming up at 03:05 that's 27 minutes from
now .

SPT darkness ]_eft.

Rog and we

still have

5 minutes

of

CC Roger, we were just telling you Ed before went LOS here so that you can be looking for it when you brought up the ATM. SPT Rog, thank you Hank. Hank, that was the shopping list item 3 rather than i0 which I was working on, CC Okay, we copy. PAO Skylab Control at 2 hours and 40 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now over Eastern Europe is now out of range of the tracking antenna at Madrid our next acquisition is about 25 minutes away. That will be at Guala. The present time the Mission Control is still giving co1_ideration to tomorrowts Earth resources pass. The present time 18 sites are listed for scientific requirements to be fulfilled tomorrow. Those include three geothermal areas including Hot Springs and Wells for hydrothermal sources in California and New Mexico and also an active volcanic region in Guatemala. Two instruments will play an important part in the study of the potential source of electrical power that is virtually unlimited. Skylab S192 multispectral scanner is used to gather broad data over a long stretch of land and one of its 13 channels is capable of recording thermal data that is to say it can register temperatures on the surface of the Earth within a considerable degree of accuracy. At the same time the S191_ the infrared spectrometer will be pointed at specific targets along the pa_. Those targets identified so far are Mount Lassen in California, Lordsburg in New Mexico and the volcanic areas of Guatemala. Two volcanoes in specific will be looked at tomorrow, that's in addition to the general survey of the volcanic area_ those are in Santiaquito volcano in Guate_._l a and .Acatenango volcano

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in Guatemala. There are 6 geothermal tracks where data is hoped to be acquired during this mission. Those include track 63 which is run today, although not for geothermal reasons and also track 6 which is the pass for tomorrow. In addition to that there are four ascending passes, these are the descending passes that is to go they go from northwest to southeast. There are four ascending passes going from the southwest to the northeast, two of those cro_s Central America and South America, one crosses Guatemala track 14 ascending and track 13 ascending across Ecuador and Columbia. In addition to that there are two ascending passes across the United States, 59A which crosses the Western states and 30A which crosses the Southwest United States. There are 6 geothermal pass areas, them that are available for data taking and this is one of them to be used tomorrow, provided the final runs of the computers indicate a relatively low consumption of the thruster attitude control system gas. A run earlier in the day indicated that the usage might run as high as 800 pound-seconds, that looks like it might be unacceptable at this time. However a more recent run has brought that figure down to about 400, final runs are still being performed and we don't have a final END OF TAPE

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PAO - - it might be unacceptable at this time, however a more recent run has brought that figure down to about 400. Final runs are still being performed and we don't have a final figure, but if it turns out that 400 is an acceptable level that will permit the Earth resources pass for tomorrow. It's going to be a long time before the Skylab crew gets another opportunity to pass these areas when dayl_ght conditions are proper. With the S192, detecting a very fine de - distinctions in the temperature, of the ground surface, it should indicate areas where geothermal energy is - has a high probability of being economically feasible. At the present time, of course, anywhere on the Earth one could gi -. drill for geothermal energy. Geothermal energy being energy generated by the Earth itself from deep within its center. That energy comes to the surface all over at very low rates of power, if we drill far enough into the Earth at any point we'd reach the center, and reach the core and high temperature areas which can be used for producing steam and electric power. However, there are certain areas where temperature anomalies or high temperature areas are distinctive and in those areas that's it's likly that geothermal energy might be produced at a lower cost by drilling not nearly so deep into the surface of the Earth. And the purpose of course of 192, and these tests is to determine exactly what characteristics those geothermal energy areas have then it can be applied to 192 data that's been taken over a number of places in the United States. A great deal of the country has been covered by S192, the multispectral scanner. Also, in preparation another Earth resources satellite, the second one in the series, is still being planned, is expected to carry a thermal scanner of its own. So in addition to the Earth resources technology satellite in orbit, we'll have the multispectral scanner on the upcoming Earth resources satellite that will have a thermal channel and will be - capable of identifying thermal anomalies almost anywhere on the globe. There are a great many other sites and we'll try and give you a brief report on some of those a little later in the scheduled Earth resouces pass and we'll also try and keep you up to date on the as to whether or not the pass is going to be possible. does still depend on the final runs of the computer to determine total maneuvering gas required. We're about minutes from our next acquisition of signal. This is Skylab Control at 45 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE deeision That 20

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33

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Skylab Control at 3 hours, 3 minutes mean time. The Skylab space station

and

now coming into range we'll have a 4 minute Hank Hartsfield. And on crew health. I'ii

of the tracking antenna at Guam where pass. The Spacecraft Communicator is we have the Mission Surgeon's daily report read that for you. Health status is

good. The Science Pilot completed his lower body negative pressure exposure in its entirety. The crew is getting adapted to the current Flight Plan work requirements. There is no immediate plan to increase these work requirements. It's signed Dr. Jerry Hordinsky for Dr. Hawkins. We'll come up live now for the air-to-ground through Guam, a pass lasting about 4 minutes. PLT Building block 17 now. Ran continuous for about i0 minutes, took another look at it. Now I'm in a standard mode on a 52. I took i frame of 82 Alfa start with 22nd exposure. I'm going through with the 56 nominal building block procedures. I couldn't - Ed couldn't detect anything. (Garble) looking at the coronagraph. I took another look at it, sort of half fooled myself. At 2 o'clock position there's one streamer there that may have a little lump or enlargement on it. But I sort of have to stretch my imagination to see it, however we're pressing on with building block 17. CC Copy. PLT Okay and I'm running 55 mirror line scans. CC PLT, Houston the next time you check your monitor there, if you do not see any further activity we'd like for you to go back and do complete building block i, and try to get us four exposures on S054. PLT That's building block i? PLT Okay - CC That's affirmative. Four sequences there on S054. And in our ATM schedule for tomorrow for all 3 of you we're going to have an item that says inhibit momentum dump. It will be the first one we're asking you to do. Normally I think you're used to seeing ground inhibit momentum dump. I just want to make you aware that there will be one in there tomorrow we'll be asking you to do, because we're not in
contact.

PLT Okay. Hank in the conclusion of the last orbit, I was doing a shopping list item 3. And I was at a position of a roll of minus 9505, a hump down of minus 27. I hade the slit tangent to the left and I was ii ara seconds off the limb. I got a spectra of 55, and on 82B and also patrol short on 56. And what I'm wondering is whether that was the position which was the surge. The geometry to me looked like a surge, but I cannot detect motion. When we came up the next orbit_ however, it looked as though part cf that material

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was missing. at it at that CC 25 seconds at 14.

And I'm time. LOS,

wondering

w_ther

I was

actually

looking

from

Okay, we'll check we'll be picking

it out and we're about you up at oneysuckle

PLT Thank you. PAO Skylab Control a t 3 hours, i0 minutes and 15 seconds reenwich mean time. Skylab s pace station has passed out of range to the trackin_ antenna at Guam. We're about 3 minutes and a half from our acquisition at Honeysuckle Creek in Australia. During this last pass, there's some conversation between Hank Hartsfield here on the ground and Pilot Bill Pogue who is now operating the ATM instruments. The pilot says that he did see a streamer with perhaps a lump in it but there's nothing terribly clear as a result of surge that occurred in active region 87 which is now on the Sun's right side about in the middle of the disk, on the edge of the Sun, the right-hand edge, which is called the west llmb of the Sun. 87 is rotating out of view, in another 2 days that will be gone. It has given a good deal of activity over the last several days and the surge, today is apparently one of its final blasts before it disappears behind the other - disappears to the other side of the Sun. Science Pilot Ed Gibson who was at the ATM console before the last nighttime pass and before the surge occurred said that he was doing some work on something that appeared to him to be a surge though he couldn't detect any motion in it and he said following that after the nighttime pass the surge occurred while the space station was on the dark side of the Earth. During the nighttime pass something did take place because he said he was looking at the same area and noticed that something was missing, some part of the material was missing after the nighttime pass was completed. So the Skylab may have gotten some early data on that surge, it was actually before anything recorded here on the ground. Time for the ground recording was about 16 minutes - I sorry about 02:20 Greenwich mean time, that's about almost an hour ago. Today's medical run on the Science Pilot was completed successfully, the lower body negative pressure exposure run through its full course, that's interesting information after the Science Pilot had to cut short his run last time because the ground surmised probably because of lack of sleep. Last night he did get 8 hours of sleep and he performed the lower body negative pressure run, which tests the ability of the heart to respond to resistance provided by the lower body device. That resistance restricts the flow of blood back into the upper body, and the heart must work harder to pump

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blood back. And also creates a low pressure a rea in the blood system above the waist, and this test shows whether or not the cardiovascular system still has the capacity to move that blood back under circumstances very much like those encountered in gravity. All three of the crew members have had some difficulty at one time or another with the full run of the lower body negative pressure. The higher the highest stress levels which are the lowest pressure levels have given us some - some pause. The Science Pilot stopping his run the last time he performed it, before today. And both the Pilot and the Commander having some problems. We're now coming up on acquisition of signal at Honeysuckle Creek. We'll bring the line up live for a pass lasting about 5 minutes:. END OF TAPE

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5

CC minutes. CDR

For

the

Skylab, CDR. Go

Houston Hank.

through

Honeysuckle

for

ahead)

CC on the 70-millimeter this was the same confirm this frame frames CDR and I don't

Okay, you reported Hasselblad there, reading we had last count. That's right. know what that It one

on your film report CX47, 36 frames and night. We'd like to - it frame should went be for. 37 We

didn't shoot shooting a was assigned is now 41 or CC CDR frame count we couldn't CC if you want CDR

any today, that I know a bundle more on HHI01, for the evening here, 42, it's difficult to Okay, we copy.

of. And I just finished and the other HH that 105, and the frame count tell.

Let's call it 42, it's a pretty coarse and that ma - maybe what accounts for what tell whether it was 36 or 37 earlier. Okay, and we got a few items of news here to listen up. Okay, let me get back to this Hasselblad

thing. Our bookkeeping shows that we should be showing frame 41 right now. But the indicator really looks like 42, so I'm going to call it A2 and we'll just consider one frame not not accounted for. CC CDR CC Okay, we copy. And go ahead with the Okay, Syria and Israel

news. are

still

at

it. today.

They battled at two spots along the Golan cease fire Military spokesman reported the Syrian tanks, cannons rockets blasted an Israeli half-track and bulldozer killed or wounded 15 Israeli soldiers. Also in that in Israel, David Ben-Gurion a single wooden plaque to architect of modern Israel coffin was of unvarnished pomp, following a wish he Vietnamese government's controls largest got exposed a strict Viet Con on their Moscow: British the Russians that rather than just Foreign security affairs. the the Minister depends You're

llne and and area

was buried in the desert with only mark his grave. The 87-year old - Israel died Saturady. His timber and the funeral was devoid of expressed in his will. The South its own energy of a miles problems dawn from and has by the In in the wake oil depot 6 attack Saigon.

Foreign Secretary Sir Alex Douglas East-West ties must improve, in in words. He made the statement Andrei on the in the Gromyko West's news said keeping today. agreement out of Associated gas energy in

Hume told practice after Soviet

on European Soviet domestic press space sources says, today at on earth.

Skylab-III same time

astronauts they were

saved looking

a little for new

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Astronauts Gerald Carr, William Pogue and Edward Gibson used a third less maneuvering gas for a photo pass today than they did in a similar mameuver on Sunday. Skylab-lll was in its 18th day of an 84-day mission. Consumption of electricity in the U.S. declined during November. But utility spokesmen say it's hard to tell how much of the cutback was due to energy-saving effors and how much was caused by warmer weather. In Washington: Hyman Rickover was promoted to full admiral today and said the nation needs "quiet and harmony" to resolve the foreign and domestic issues it faces. Rickover made the comment after President Nixon presided over the promotion ceremonies. The Senate today defeated for a second time efforts to cut off a filibuster against a plan to tie public financing of presidential election campaigns to a bill to increase the federal debt ceiling. The vote was 10 short of the required two thirds. Secretary of State Kissinger will visit King Faisal of Saudi Arabia this month as part of a five-nation trip through the Middle East. On the economic front several of the nation's biggest banks raised their prime leading rates to nine and three quarters percent today, pushing the key interest rate back toward the historic peak of I0 percent it reached a few months ago. And of course the stock market plummeted again today. Brokers said the continued energy shortage and higher interest rates scared away investors. The Dow Jones fell almost 16 points. Pioneer i0 going deeper into the radiation belts of Jupiter. And it experienced several unexplained commands to its camera, possibly caused by the increasing levels of radiation. It At 7 o'clock this evening Houston time, the spacecraft was 140,000 miles from Jupiter traveling at 67,600 miles per hour and it should have passed its closest point at 8:25 this evening Houston time. That's about all the news and we're about LOS. This is the and see you CDR the news. last pass for the evening. We'll in the morning. Roger, Hank, good night. say good you night for

Thank

PAO Skylab Control at 3 hours 21 minutes and 17 seconds Greenwich mean time. A good night from Hank Hartsfield at the Honeysuckle Creek station, on our last acquisition for the scheduled crew day. The crew has an acquisition shortly after i0 o'clock p.m. central standard time. That would be normally the bedtime for the crew and we do not intend at this time to bring them back up at that time. So, this - at present we're going to go to Ames Research Center in California and bring you the on-going press conference there. It's the press conference on Pioneer i0 mission to Jupiter.

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We will come up again after the press conference is concluded and give you a final report if the press conference doesn't run to late. We're going to go now to Ames Research Center for the press conference on Pioneer 10's encounter with Jupiter. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours 58 minutes, December 4th, 19th day for the crew of Skylab IV. A day where they will spend more than 7 hours of solar observations. another EREP pass along groundtrack 6, coverln_ the western coast and Central America. Crew wakeup is scheduled for this Goldstone pass. CAP COMM is Bob Crippen, Flight Director, Don Puddy. We'll hold the line up for this stateside pass and the wakeup call. CC (Music) CC Good morning, Skylab. Crimson team is with you here over the end of Goldstone. We're going LOS in about 30 seconds and we'll see you at Bermuda at 12:06. That's about 5 minutes away. CDR Good morning to the big red team. CC You guys sound rather cheerful this morning. CDR We're ready to ramble. CC Quite appropriate. CC (Music). CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS through Bermuda for 8-1/2 minutes. CDR Roger, Crip. CC Roger. I don't know how quick you guys hustle up anti grab your messages in the morning, but we're right at the end of our teleprinter paper, and we'll - here at Bermuda a blinking the last of the messages for the morning. And when you do, we'd like you to verify that the last message, and I can give you the number whenever you want it, came in okay. And when you get a chance to, change out the paper for us please. CDR The last message we have is 1958, Bob. Correction, 1950, 1951, CC and CDR CC it will go Okay, we're in the process of sending up through A-2. Okay. And all we need to know is whether it is

legible or not in case cause it doeSnVt print too good sometimes when it gets toward the end of the paper, and if it's not we can uplink it again after you change paper. CDR Okay, we'll give you a call. CDR Okay Bob, message 1951 A-2 came through okay. CC Okay, very good. And just tag up with us when you get a chance paper, we'd appreciate it. CDR Will do. CC on how far with them. if you guys would to change out that

Since you've got the messages there, depending you get here, you'll probably find a little conflict After we uplinked your EREP messages, we discovered

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that we had a little problem with the maneuver, and so the maneuver pad and your EREP pad did not coincide as far as times of starting maneuvers. And I'ii give you a little briefing a little later on when you get some time to copy them and tell you about what we're doing in regard to that. CDR Okay. CC Skylab, Houston, we're going LOS here, and we'll have you again over Canary at 12:16, that's just about a minute and a half away. CC Skylab, Houston, we're back with you once more through Canary, and we have you for 16-1/2 minutes. END OF TAPE

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CC Skylab, Houston. We're about 45 seconds from LOS. We'll see you again over Carnarvon in 27 minutes at 12:58, 12:58. And, whenever you guys get the sleep rubbed out of your eyes, and get a chance to start jawing down, as I said we do ihave some changes to your pads, regarding the (garble) of extending the EREP maneuver, today. CDR Okay, and the teleprinter is reloaded, Bob. CC Okay, very good. Thanks, Bill. END OF TAPE

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12

32

minutes.

Skylab Loss

Control. of signal

Greenwich mean time through Ascension

tracking station. Next acquisition in 25 minutes will be Carnarvon. The crew began their day over the Goldstone tracking station at 6 a.m. central standard time to the tunes of "Muskrat Ramble," a version by the Firehouse Five. The crew begins their day, this morning with Commander Carr having eggs, coffee, bacon, bread and jam. Science Pilot Gibson starts his day with instant breakfast drink, grapefruit drink, tea, bread and jam, while Pilot Pogue has coffeecake, sausage, orange drink, Rise Krispies and coffee. More than 7 hours of solar observation command the collective attention today of the Skylab IV crew. Science Pilot Ed Gibson will spend approximately 5 hours at the ATM console and display panel as the Sun once again exhibits increasing solar activity. His first session starts at 7:28 a.m. this morning. Two sets of medical experiments also are on schedule. MI31 human vestibular function will be activated at 8 a.m. this morning. Gerald Carr, the spacecraft commander, is the subject. Astronaut William Pogue is the observer. MI31 is an experiment which evaluates the need for artificial gravity during long space flight. This is accomplished by comparing response of the vestibular organ in space with data gath data obtained during pre-flight. Later in the day at 2 p.m., Pilot Pogue will be the test subject on the M092/MI71 lower lower body negative pressure and metabolic activity run. Astronaut Carr will assist in this experiment. S019 ultraviolet stellar astronomy experiment also appears today on the schedule. The Commander will obtain photographs of Milky Way star fields in the ultraviolet specter starting at 5:35 p.m. Today's Skylab Earth resources survey should be good news for this energy-hungry planet. Using two sophisiticated electronic sensors, the crew will record temperature characteristics of several geothermal hot spots. The S192 multispectral scanner will be used to gather broad data over a long stretch of land including Mount Lassen in California, areas in New Mexico, and volcanos in Guatemala. Astronaut Carr will make detail studies on temperature characteristics of these areas heated by the Earth interiors. Meanwhile, a second electronic - a second electronic instrument, the S191 infrared spectrometer, will scan a 40-mile pass beneath the space station recording temperatures of the data on magnetic tape. Two volcanos along today's track, track number 6, will be given specific attention. These are the Santiaquito volcano and the Acatenango volcano both in Guatemala. Today's Earth resources pass starts at approximately i0:i0 central standard time and will continue for 15 minutes. The daily comet Kohoutek photo

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is

p%anned

for

7:39

central

standard

time

and

10:17

p.m.

today. The $233 experiment has already taken 19 important photographs of the comet Kohoutek since the launch of Skylab IV. $201 experiment and S019 experiment have recorded one photograph each. The comet is presently 22,200 - 122,200,000 miles from Earth and 75,200,000 from the Sun. Upon eompleteing his ATM assignments to the ED63 experiment at Littleton, of a sprig effects of transmissions the MILA Christi this afternoon, Science Pilot Ed Gibson will attend cytoplasmic streaming experiment. This is an suggested by Cheryl Peltz, a high school student Colorado. Gibson will do a microscope study of the water plant, elodea to detect the zero-G the streaming in the plant tissue. Three television are scheduled for today. The first dump through site early in Florida and the Texas station at Corpus this morning at 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. It water tank approximately U.S. sites. console. 204 in sampling test. A 9 a.m. central In this, Ed Gibson A the third life dump will of Skylah

tracking occurred

was identified as second transmission standard time over will explain consist of ATM

TV-33_ video is set for Continental of the Mission

function data.

ATM day

space Station, mission day 19 for the crew of Skylsb IV, a day of 7 hours at the ATM console, several medical experiments, and the 88th resources pass of the mission. Next acquisition in 19 minutes 35 seconds will he Carnarvon. At Greewich mean 12 hours 38 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control_ Greenwich mean time 12 hours 56 minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnarvon in 50 seconds. We'll hold the line up for this pass. The crew in their postsleep activity. Commander Cart scheduled to take another photograph of Kohoutek with the $233 camera _hich is located in the window of the command module. We'll the line CC 8 minutes. SPT open for CAP COMM Skylab, Good Bob Crippen. Houston. morning, Bob. We're I'm AOS Carnarvon at a for time

hold

looking

maneuver pad and wondering CC Roger_ we're doing is we're going so that we arrive in it at in Z-LV all that's where the way around the maneuver

if you'd like to talk about it. Ed. You might notice that what to go into Z-LV just before noon orbital noon and we're going to stay for the next is the smallest down like orbital amount here about noon because of attitude

change and in all our came out the cheapest.

little runs It looked

well, that 150 pound-seconds come up with of TACS.

on that order and we're hoping that we might've a new technique that might save us a little bit CC Ed, while I've got you SPT (garble), Bob. CC I'm sorry. Say again, Ed.

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SPT Do you hear me with a squeal? CC I don't hear any squeal at all. SPT Okay. We got one buzzing in our ears here. Okay. I see we're going in there at 15:33, and it's a 4-minute maneuver time. That's - that's surprising. CC Well, all you got to do is take out your Beta angle, which right now is running about oh, approximately 8 degrees, I believe. 13 - minus 14. SPT Okay. Do we get in there at 15:37 and stay there until 17:06? Very good. CC That's affirm. And as a result of that, Ed, I need to make a few changes on - on your Flight Plan stuff. I wonder if you've got your details and your summary handy there and I can tell you what they are. SPT The good news always comes first. CC You're right. This - we're just going to let you sit around and look at the panel there for a long time. SPT Go ahead. CC Okay. Have you got your details handy that ATM pass at 15:02, we've had to scrub it. And the ETC OPS film install is now at 15:07 by 16:10. CC And at 17:17, we need you to do a NuZ update and the times are from 17:17 to 17:38. And you might want to take your summary and just sort of scratch through that ATM pass there that we deleted and sort of indicate that the ETC OPS is moved up earlier there. SPT Looks like we're trading off (garble) CC I'm sorry, Ed. We had a handover there that I didn't call for you. SPT The old fadeout trick. CC Rog. I missed everything after you said looked like we're going to trade off SPT That's all right Crip. Tell me about the (garble). CC Okay. We still got free static - why don't we hold up on until we get (garble). CC Okay. I think we got COMM established pretty firmly back with you and we have you for about 3 more minutes. Did you grasp all what we were doing there, Ed? SPT All too well. Yes, I see it okay, at 15:02 we're scratching the ATM, the 15:07 is going to be the ETC OPS for building install 17:17. We're putting in a NuZ update going to 17:38. CC That's - that's all correct. And if Jer it or Bill or both are around, I need to change their and VTS pads to reflect that maneuver time change. SPT Okay. The pads are all coiled EREP C&D

up here

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in the corner and we'll have to unwind them and take it out. Over. Say Crip, let me ask you a general question. On these VLT passes_ when we return to solar inertial many times there's oh, 20 minutes or so left over. That doesn't pose problems if I go ahead a thzough a few shopping list items in for the ATM, does it? CC Stand by I. CC Ed, I guess the answer to that since the ATM guys haw_n't exactly been getting a good deal here in the past few days, in that they'd be so overjoyed, we probably wouldn't be able to keep them in their chairs. SPT We got the pads here for the EREP. Go ahead. CC Okay. We're going to go LOS in about i minute and we'll have you again at Hawaii at 13:22 and I'ii be back C&D pad, I'd and get in the like to _ change changes. All Z-LV maneuver I'm dGing time from is on 16:03 the to

15:33 and solar inertial time from 17:02 to 17:06. And you can you can change those times yourself by looking at the maneuver pad to see if it's going too quick for you. And I need to make the same changes on the PTS pad. (sic) CDR Okay Crip. No sweat. We got it. CC Okay. And on - for Bill, on these details, I need to change the time he turns the EREP power BUSS 1 on from 15:40 to 15:37 to allow adequate warm-up time. END OF TAPE

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MC-619/I 07:06 CC he CST, 19:13:06 GMT I need to change the ON from 15:30 to 15:37

turns it

the adequate

- - details. EREP power BUS warm up 15:37. Roger. minutes. time. Thank

1

allow CDR CC in

you,

gentlemen.

See

you

Hawaii

about

15

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours 7 minutes. Coversations through Carnarvon revolving around updates to the - today's Flight Plan, deletion of another ATM pass, effectively reducing the ATM viewing time as indicated earlier from 7 hours down to 4 hours and 33 minutes. Slight change in the maneuver pad for this morning's EREF pass, as well as NuZ updates for the crew's activities today. Commander Carr will be taking the 20th photo session of the comet Kohoutek with the $233 experiment. This is done through the command module window. Tomorrow, the first opportunity to photograph Kohoutek with another instrument, the SO63, is scheduled as well as the second observation with the $201 cameras. Two opportunities 35-millimeter at are camera scheduled at Greenwich today mean with time the $233, a 13:28 and then

Greenwich mean time 00:21 tonight. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours 21 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Hawaii tracking station in 50 seconds. PAO First item on the agenda today is performance of Commander Gerald 14:00 Greenwich the MI31, human vestibular function Carr. This will begin at shortly mean time. Observer will be Pilot We'll hold AOS the at test before Bill line Hawaii by

Pogue. Acquisition in 25 seconds. up for CAP COMM, Bob Crlppen. CC Skylab, Houston. for 4 minutes. CC interested in complex CDR to is know 87,

We're

And, Skylab, Houston. You might be that active region 92 over there produced a class M1 flare awhile ago. Was that the one at 08:53? no. It's not the one a new one that started on it. The first max 12:06. that's around was at 11:42,

CC No_ called out there. It's and it had a double peak 11:47 and tile second at corona 12:22 SPT and also CC in OPTICAL see

Okay, Bob. We'll take an eye of the what we can see in H-alpha. Rog. The flare ended at about, oh, and 25 on X-RAY. Thank you. And it did not have very much radium

SPT CC associated

with

it.

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19:13:06

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directions

And, Skylab, for the CDR and PLT, and rpm for the 131 run coming up Hold Okay. up, Bob. Jerry's in there

I on

PLT 33 right now. CC states here.

doing over

No sweat.

I'ii get him

CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. We'll see you again in 9 minutes over Goldstone 13:34, 13:34. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours 28 minutes. We've had loss of signal through the Hawaii tracking station. Next acquisition will be Goldstone in 5 minutes and i0 seconds. Science Pilot Ed Gibson advised by CAP COMM, Bob Crlppen, the ground tracking ground telescopes have captured an MI flare in active region number 87/92, which ended at Greenwich mean time 12 hours 22 minutes. However, Science Pilot Gibson did not go to the ATM console until about 5 minutes ago. So the onboard equipment, he didn't he was not on the C&D console when the flare erupted. Reported this the flare first recorded 11:42 Greenwich mean time had a double peak. And it ended at 12:22 Greenwich mean time. The crew will

at

be advised on an upcoming Goldstone pass that if they do spot the T053 laser beam from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center_ to advise the ground_ and then the laser will switched from an all green color to bright blue-green color. They have the opportunity to view the laser beam again this morning in about 15 minutes from now, as the spacecraft crosses the eastern coast of the United States. Next acquisition will be Goldstone in 3 minutes 45 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 13 hours 30 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 13 hours 32 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Goldstone tracking station in i minute. Science Pilot Ed Gibson at the ATM console. Jerry Carr getting ready to perform the MI31 human vestibular function test with Pilot Bill Pogue serving as tlhe observer. In this Stateside pass the crew will attempt again to photograph the laser beam being aimed at the spacecraft from Greenbelt, Maryland, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Goldstone, 5 minutes. CC PLT, Houston. Got a moment to chat? PLT Rog. Go ahead, Bob. CC Hey, Bill. On this laser photograph you got coming up at 13:40. We're gonna start that out in the blue-green mode, and it's gonna be continuous. If you get it and take a photograph it, we'd like you to - appreciate it if youVd go ahead and tell us, and at that time we're gonna switch modes. And, switch it to a blue-green color, and if you can still visually aquire it, we'd like you to take another photograph of it. PLT Okay. Now you're gonna start out at 5145 angstroms and get one of that, and then switch to blue-green. Is that what you're saying? CC We're gonna that's fine. We're gonna switch only if after you tell us that you've acquired it and got the first shot. PLT That's at i watt of power. CC That is correct. PLT Okay. Thank you. CC Hey, Bill. One other item. On this 131 run, we_ve got coming up with Jer as the subject we'd like that counterclockwise at 30 RPM. PLT Okay. Counterclockwise. CC Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. And we'll see you again over Texas in about 2-1/2 minutes. Correction, over MILA in about 2-1/2 minutes at 13:41. PLT Roger. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through Bermuda, and we have you for about ii minutes. CDR Hey, Crip, what kind of cloud cover do you have in D.C. area? CC Clear, supposed to be; and the laser is on. CDR Okay. CC It was interrupted momentarily, and it's

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And_ SPT, a modification

if you get a chance to your ATM schedule

at the pad we'd

SPT Go ahead, Bob. CC Okay. I mentioned we had to scrub that 15:14 ATM pass. Stand by i. PLT Oksy_ Bob. We've got the green one, now you can switch to blue-green. CC Okay, we're switching and break for Ed. What I started to do is to give you a schedule change up for that ATM pad concerning that we're had got - It interfered with that one. However, we're going take and make sure that welve got good EREP weather before we have you write that pad up - change it. And_ we'll get it up to you later if we need it. SPT Okay, Bob. CC And, Bill, the laser is blue-green now. PLT Roger. Don't have it yet. We saw the green go out, but I haven't seen the blue-green yet. CC Copy. PLT Okay, Crlp. We can see the blue-green with binoculars, but not with the unaided eye. I did take one 300-milimeter Nikon shot of it. CC CT conference. END OF TAPE Copy AI. that. Sounds good. Voice Bermuda. Put us back in

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CC Skylab, Houston. Welre 1 minute from LOS, Aseenslon in 9-1/2 minutes, and that's going to be Bill Lenoir's pass to talk to you a little bit about ATM at 14:02. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours 53 minutes with loss of signal through Bermuda. Pilot Pogue reporting another successful viewing and photography of the T053 laser beam being aimed at the spacecraft from the NASA Goddard Space Plight separate bealas today, A slight anomaly in craft got in the way off and but turned photograph on of Center at Greenbelt, one green one and the first initiation outside of Goddard again in T053 laser Maryland. Two then one 51ue-green of the beam, an and the beam was one. airturned observe in

back the

time for Pilot Pogue to beam. Next acquisition tracking this is

7 minutes 10 At Greenwich Control. PAO Acquisition

seconds through the Ascension mean time 13 hours 54 minutes, Skylab through

station. Skylab 14 hours. in

coming

Control, Greenwich mean the Ascension tracking

time station

50 minutes as the crew is into their 19th day in for the 8th resources pass of the mission. 4-1/2 spent at the ATM console today by the three crew collectively. A successful observation by Pilot on the T053 laser beam from Goddard Space Flight graphy Kohoutek up already through accomplished the command by Commander Cart module window. Ascension for

orbit, preparing hours to be members Bill Pogue Center. Photollne

of the comet We'll hold the 7 minutes for

for CAP COMM Story Musgrave. CC Skylab, AOS your ATM conference. MCC SPT MCC

Good morning, Ed. How are you doing? Morning_ Bill. Go ahead. Okay_ let me start off with a question_ here. On most of the orbits that we've been scheduling for you, Jerry, and Bill, we've been trying to schedule i0 minutes observing time. We wondered how you have been using this and if i0 minutes is necessary or if that could be cut down to 5 or, do you have any other thoughts? has just SPT been necessary to carry out Bill, I think here because it has taken the nominal operations in the beE:inning that long many and make sure it times you're

not making as many mistakes it. I think however, since go with a little less, but much. Break it down maybe still making One feeling a little a couple of errors MCC Okay_ other qu_[ckie comment

as you would if you rushed through we've got it down here we can I wouldn't want to shorten it very to 5 if you like. But we're a little bit tight here, and I think we don_t want to make. we'll work it that way for a while. here. On the VTR when we schedule still

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you for 5 minutes, try to keep it to exactly 5 minutes so that we make sure we don't mess up the VTR management. SPT Okay. MCC And one further comment here, on the downlink frem the last few days I've noticed some questions regarding S055 detector searching and onboard mapping. You asked the question about alignment data of prominence being much brighter than your cue card suggests. We've looked into that further and the local expert on alignment data counts has, when put to the fire, indicated that the count of 15 above a background of 3 in a prominence may be low by as much as a factor of 3 but probably not any more than that. We suspect that the combination of perhaps our cue card number may be a little bit low and you were on an exceptionally bright prominence, so that it looks like it's a combination of the two items that you suspected. SPT Okay, very good. MCC And noticed also that in looking for coronal loops on active region 87, I believe it was yesterday, in 06, you indicated that you didn't see anything, We've looked at the downlink data that we have here and we haven't looked at very much, but what we find in active region 87 on the west limb now is that it appears 2 to 3 times as bright as it did on the east limb. We mean that the numbers that we passed up should be multiplied by 2 or 3. There is not too much structure there, We see more fingers going out radially directed rather than actually closing the ends, and it appears to be embedded in background count of about i00 to 180. We did get counts up as high as 250 in loop structure that was about 1 to 2 aperture widths wide, but not very much structure. It would be easy to skip through it searching for it in 06 and not see it at all. SPT Okay. Is one of the other ones which you recommended better for seeing the detailed structure that's magnesium 10, silica ]2, or neon 7? MCC We don't have Complete data right now, but what we've looked at it looks like they are all indicating all pretty much about the same thing, and we can't, on the gzound, where we get the whole picture to look at, we can't very well see the coroual loopselosing without significant use of some imagination. SPT Okay. I had asked two questions the other day. One was about whether I was actually at the location of a surge, which was last night? And secondly whether I was actually at the base of loops which I thought I could see in H-alpha also with out good monitor. And I think the interest of those would be

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MCC Okay, the first question: we tried to resert the answer, and we don't have that data down yet, and we're still looking. As soon as we get that data, we'll look it and tell you what the answer is. On the second question, we do think you probably were seeing it in an H-alpha. It appears somewhat bright in alignment Alia indicating that you probably could see it in H-alpha, especially down toward the foot. SPT Okay, that's very good. MCC Okay, again all of the experiments are more interested in flare rise than anything else. One comment we discussed yesterday in the planning meeting regards when you go on into a flare fall portion of the JOP 3. And generally what we'd like to say is if you're not sure whether you caught the rise or not, here on the safe side and give us some post flare data. Also on the preflare type shopping llst and building blocks, we recommend you be on the trigger happy side. And 82B encourages use of their film for constructive building blocks as much as possible there. They don't want to waste it but they ere behind their scheduled film as far as getting the sensitive film for Kohoutek. SPT Okay, understand. Do you have anything else or would you like to tell you what the corona looks like this morning? MCC Okay, why don't you tell me. SPT Okay. Over there on the west limb we do see now four different streamers. There's - They're all of them are inclined slightly towards the north as they go outward. There's one around 230 at the base, one at 3, one at 330 and one at around 4. And they are all parallel to one another but the (garble), and then a very diffused one over there on the east limb. MCC Okay, that sounds good. We'll take a look at that. Let's see SPT The four of them are very much more pronounced they were yesterday. I can see, (garble) last night than did appear this morning. MCC Okay, good. Thank you, Ed. CC Skylab, we're about a minute to LOS. See you over Carnarvon at 14:32, be dumping the data voice there. And Ed, from down here we show that you're in your JOP 6 building block I-A with a roll of minus 5400. We'd like you to repeat that for us at a roll of 10800. than they SPT Yeah, Story we got caught there too. We just had too darn many things going on here at the same time, and I think from now on we're just going to have to cut down the number of things going on in here in the morning because therets no way of getting up here and making this whole thing work. It's put together in a hurry.

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CC Understand, Ed. MCC Okay Ed, I'ii talk to you tomorrow. And I've got a story for you, a preliminary story on S054, and we've got a computation in work on the X area A aluminum for you based on the flare data. SPT Yeah, that would be very useful because right now we've got PME putting out false indications all the time, and you've got two choices. Either you set the grades (?) on the setting real high, which means you would already (?) for get it, and then you're going to miss a good one when it comes along. When you turn it off it's the same thing happens. Or you've got it going off all the time, and that'll that's pretty disconcerting and I think it's going to lead to errors in operating everything if you do that. So that's not a very satisfactory flare method of (garble) END OF TAPE

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PAO 14 hours i0 minutes. Next acquisition in

Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time Loss of signal through Ascension. 21 minutes 40 seconds will be the Guam

tracking station -will be the Carnarvon tracking station in Australia. The crew entered their 19th day in orbit, a day of the 8th EREP pass, a pass running down California into Mexico through Central America. Prime interest on this pass is location of geothermal sources, both in the United States and in Central America. Commander Carr in the MI31 run_ human vestibular function test. The literature used

in this experiment will be rotated clockwise in approximately 30 rpms, revolutions per minute, for this, the experiment performed by Commander Carr. Pilot Bill Pogue is the observer on this particular operation this morning. Later today, Pilot Pogue on the M092/MI71 run, lower body negative pressure metabolic activity experiment. Also on tap today is operation of the S019 cameras, two different times; once, by Pilot Pogue at Greenwich mean time 18:42, and then again by Commander Carr, Greenwich mean time 23 hours 25 minutes. Two opportunities for one, the $233 again today for photography which has already been accomplished of by comet Kohoutek, Commander Carr

at Greenwich mean time 13 hours 24 minutes this morning. Another opportunity later today at 2_ hours 17 minutes Greenwich mean time tonight. The crew entered their 19th day in orbit, 204th day for the Skylab space station which was in 12 launched 19 minutes minutes, PAO at Cape Kennedy 25 seconds. this is Skylab Skylab At on May 14th. Next acquisition Greenwich mean time 14 hours Greenwich coming this, hold Flight in the mean time

Control. Control. on

14 hours 31 the Carnarvon

minutes. tracking work Story

Acquisition station

45 seconds through 2945th revolution up for is Milt

of the Skylah CAP COMM, Dr. Windler. Be CC dumping CC SPT CC rewind the SPT CC CC Guam. OF TAPE VTR the

station. Musgrave.

We'll New

the line Director for i0

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Skylab, AOS voice here. Ed, Houston. Go ahead.

Carnarvon

minutes;

so

When you get done with TV that we can dump at stateside? Okay, Story. Thank you. Skylab, we're a minute to

28,

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PAO 14 hours 43 minutes. tracking station. will be at the Guam up for CAP CC Guam for 9 17 CC minutes COMM, minutes. to

Skylab Control, Loss of signal Next acquisition tracking station. Story Skylab,

Greenwich mean time through the Carnarvon in 1 minute 35 seconds We'll hold the line with you from through LOS and

Dr.

Musgrave. we're back

Goldstone

Skylab. We're at 15:11.

a minute

SPT for STY 28. shots of it the

I tell throughout

Okay, Story. I'm still on the you what, I'll try to give you out the day here. And tell

setup some me how

out

VTR manual works CC SPT the day and give CC

out, and I'll try to plan it accordingly. Okay. Thanks, Ed. The VTR is your's. Okay. I'll try to work on it throughyou something useful. Okay. We'll be looking. Story, did that TV 33 come through

PLT yesterday? CC SC CC

Say again. (Garble) 33 Skylab

(static) Greenwich mean time signal through the Guam will shortly begin pass of the Skylab of California, down

Control,

14 hours 56 minutes with a loss of tracking station as the Skylab crew preparations for the 8th resources mission. This pass along the coast through Mexico, and data, primarily, on and Central America. will be the operator the S191 experiment, control and display packages. Science

ending in Central America will gather geothermal sources in California, Mexico, On this pass, Commander Jerry Carr of the view finder tracking system of with Pilot Bill Pogue operating the panel of the 6-instrument EREP sensor Pilot Ed Gibson will again supervise the

maneuver of the Skylab space station throught the Z-LV mode, aiming the vehiclets Earth resources cameras directly at the intended ground track, and he will also operate the ETC camera, Earth terrain camera located in the forward dome of the workshop. EREP pass will be on the tail end of revolution 2946 along Goldstone 58 minutes, END OF ground track 6. Next acquisition in 13 minutes. At Greenwich mean this is Skylab Control. will be time 14 hours

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 15 hours i0 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Goldstone tracking station in 50 seconds. On this continuous Stateside pass through Goldstone, Texas, MILA, Bermuda tracking stations. We'll hold the line up for CAP COMM Dr. Story Musgrave. Acquisition in 35 seconds. CC Skylab. AOS through Goldstone, MILA, for 17 minutes. CC Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead. CC Are you working on TV 28 now, Ed? SPT Trying to set it up. Yes, Story. CDR Go ahead, Houston. Take the VTR, if you want. I won't be putting anything on it before we get the maneuver started here. CC Okay. We just wanted to remind you, when you're not using the TV camera, to turn it off, and if you don't need the VTR over MILA at about 15:17, we'd like to dump about SPT CC CC SPT CC 6 minutes of it. Okay. Go ahead. Thank you. Ed, Houston. Go ahead, Story. You can leave the

video

switch

in

TV,

if

you'd llke, and it was the TVlS that we wanted turned off when you weren't using it. SPT Okay. Thank you. CC And, Ed, when you're done with the MPC we'd like MPC inhibited and MPC roll inhibited. CC Thank you. CC Skylab. We're a minute from LOS and about 45 minutes to Carnarvon at 16:11. And, Ed, we'd like you to go to SI CC mode. We're looking at SI down here. The canister's

caged. Now you got a good maneuver time (garble) and your fine maneuver entries are also looking good. And, the VTR is yours for the rest of the day. SPT Okay. Thank you, Story. A question about monitoring the - this small maneuver into Z-LV. The monitoring of the inner and outer gimbals on CMG 2, are they - rolls pretty much the same as we talked with Rusty, yesterday, or because of the new time we're going into Z-LV, are they a little bit different? CC Ed, the monitoring is different, but you shouldn't have any wide excursions of the gimbal angles at all, today.

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 15 hours 29 minutes. Loss of signal through the Caner Bermuda tracking station. Next acquisition in 41 minutes and 50 seconds will be the Carnarvon tracking station as the crew prepares for the 8th EREP pass of Skylab IV. Science Pilot Ed Gibson discussing with the ground the final maneuvers for the upcoming EREP pass. This today is a first in the Skylab program, will[ be set today when Science Pilot Gibson as he just initiated the maneuver to place the 100-ton space station into its Earth looking attitude. The space station will remain in the Z-local vertical mode for an entire revolution around the Earth, the first time this has happened in Skylab. This maneuver will be accomplished prior to orbital noon, and the combination of the Beta angle, of 14 degrees, this is the angle between the Earth-Sun line and the vehicle's orbital plane and the desired attitude, is scheduled to cost an estimated 150 pound-seconds of thruster propellant fuel for this maneuver. Pound-second is a pounds of - a pound-second is a pou_ of thrust for each second. The maneuver to Z-LV comes at the optimum time in the orbit and the maneuver is required - all that is required is to remove the 14-degree Beta angle from the attitude. The Z-LV maneuver will take place as the spacecraft is 243 nautical miles over the Amazon Delta in Brazil and will return to solar inertial 97 minutes later, on the next revolution at the close of the EREP pass, as the vehicle crosses over western Brazil on track 7. Although the Skylab solar panels for the ATM and one on the workshop will not be pointed directly at the Sun during the 97-minute period, the EGIL officer here at the Mission Control Center reports no excessive electrical power usage is anticipated during this revolution. The Skylab is currently producing about 7000 watts of electrical power and the full rev, this Z-local vertical, will only draw about 5.6 amps from the 13 - END OF TAPE

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PAO At this Z-local vertical will only draw about 5.6 amps from the 13 amp average in the CBRM batteries, which provide power from the 4 ATM panels, and just 8 amps from the 27 amps average of the power conditioning group batteries, which provides the power from the single solar ray panel on the workshop. Again, the first time Skylab has traveled around the Earth 1 full revolution in the Z-local vertical, although the EREP instruments will only be for a period of 17 minutes on a path crossing California, down through Mexico, ending in Central America. Next acquisition in 38 minutes and 50 seconds will be Carnarvon. At Greenwich mean time 15 hours 32 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 16 hours 8 minutes. We will have acquisition through the Carnarvon tracking station in 2 minutes 45 seconds. Skylab should're been oriented into Z-local vertical attitude at Greenwich mean time 30 - 15 hours 30 minutes. That was 35 minutes ago. The vehicle should be in Z-local vertical right now, with its EREP instruments pointed directly on its intended ground track. This will be the first time Skylab has completed an orbit in the Z-local vertical attitude. This maneuver done at the optimum time in the orbit, just prior to orbital noon. The vehicle TACS system, CMG, only had to bring the vehicle out of the 14 degree beta angle. Maneuver took 4 minutes. As we come up over Carnarvon, we should hear from Science Pilot Ed Gibson and read from ground telemetry to confirm that the vehicle is in the proper attitude. This maneuver done to conserve TACS propellant usage on this, the eighth rev eight ERE - Earth resources poss in the Skylab IV mission. We'll hold the line up for CAP COMM, Dr. Story Musgrave through Carnarvon. CC Skylab, AOS Carnarvon for 7 minutes. SPT Roger. Hello, Story. CC Hello, Ed. And your PCS is looking good and your EPS is looking good. SPT That looks like a pretty slick way to do it, Story. I guess we just took out beta after orbital noon. Is that right? CC That's right. SPT Have we fired A mib yet? I have not seen any but I haven't watched the panel all the time. CC It's 3 now, Ed. SPT 3. Okay. Jerry's down there in the OWS, apparently he heard them. CC Okay. SPT (garble) They vibrate the walls down there a little bit. It's like having your head inside a large can and someone whacking it from outside.

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That's

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SPT If you ever have trouble getting us up the morning, Story, there's the way. CC Oh, that's only one of our list. SPT l'm down here in the wardroom, Story, with a marker pencil. I put one mark on the wall for each mib. CC And when you got the whole wall covered, I guess it's time to come home, huh? SPT Right. SPT Say, Story, on our display of TACS pressure, how far down is that - can that display go? We don't know what percent of TACS remaining before the system is unusable. CC Stand by i. CC Ed, if your not too busy now, I've got a change to your ATM schedule pad. But if you are busy, there's no hurry. It doesn't count until 18:00. SPT No, go ahead, Story. CC Okay. Under that pass that's starts at 15:14 there, we'd like you to run that when you get to the panel for the first time at 18:21. In other words, cancel all those operations at the 18:21, and simply substitute in the 15:14 operations. That's JOP 5, step 4 and on. SPT Okay, Story. We'll do it. CC And of course you can cancel that ground inhibit momentum dump at 15:14. And also, cross out with 8 minutes remaining the power down for EREP. You won't need that, of course. SPT Okay. The start on the pass which began at 18:21 is there anything in there they'd like us to pick up_ insert later if we can? CC Stand by i. CC Skylab, we're about 30 seconds to LOS. We'll see you over Guam in 8 minutes at 16:25. SPT See you then. PAO Skylab Control - END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 17 minutes. Loss of signal through Carnarvon. Next acquisition in 7 minutes 45 seconds.will be at the Guam tracking station. Maneuver into the Z local vertical attitude, the position the spacecraft is in for the pointing of the EREP instruments towards the ground track, most successful according to Science Pilot Ed Gibson. He said that's a pretty slick way of doing it. The maneuver was made prior to orbital noon, requiring very little use of TACS. In fact the ground telemetry here shows at the Mission Control center only 5 mibs, 5 minimum impulse burns were used. This is less than 20 pound-seconds of TACS propellant. The least amount of TACS used in an EREP pass, a Z-local EREP pass to date. The vehicle currently in the attitude fox the upcoming EREP pass, which will begin the instruments will be turned on about 460 miles south of Kodiak Island, Alaska. The spacecraft begins a descending pass down the western coast of the United States. Next acquisition in 6 minutes 35 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 16 hours 19 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 24 minutes. Acquisition coming through Guam tracking station in 45 minutes. A 4-minute 20 second pass across this Pacific Island tracking station. We'll hold the line up for CAP COMM Dr. Story Musgrave, as the crew makes final preparations for the 8th Earth resources pass of the Skylab Mission Skylab IV Mission. CC Skylab, AOS Guam for 4 minutes and you're looking good[. SPT Thank you, Houston. CC And, Ed, I've got one thing to add to your ATM schedule at 18:21. SPT Go ahead, I'm in the 54 (garble) operate. CC Say again, Ed. SPT Go ahead. CC At the beginning of that orbit 18:21, start that off with a shopping list item number i. You can start that below 400-K. And that's (?) to get data on the eruptive prominence which occurred at 15:40 in active region 87. SPT Okay. CC And we'd like SPT (Garble) like a I. CC Yes, sir. That's it. And we'd like to change your SI maneuver time. We_d like to slip it 4 minutes from 17:06:00 to 17:10:00. SPT It's done. shows CC that'll save Okay. A SLS run that we us about i0 mibs. just completed

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SPT to i0 now, what are CC CC TACS pressure meter, about i0 percent on SPT of what we had when we'll have a little you

Very good. Looks like we're still up we, around 8 or 9? We're at i0 right now, Ed. And in answer to your question on the you'll - we think you'll have control the meter. Okay. We haven't burned up too much we got here. Looking good. I think left for Kohoutek.

down

to

CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS. See over Goldstone in about 18 minutes at 16:47. Jer, Houston. SPT He's listening. CC Okay. Just to make things a little easier for him. He's got an ETC going to auto at 58:50 and it also shows a nadir swath terminate at 58:50. He doesn't have to worry about terminating that swath. There's not hurry to get back there from the ETC. And also there's no hurry to get back down to go into standby in the ETC from operating the VTS as we're going to run that film out anyway. CDR Okay. Very good. SPT Hey, Story. I think we saw that indications of that surge up here before I went into SI. We got a rise in the PMEC and also our rear M (?) aperture stepped up to 3 from 4. So we must have seen the start of that. CC Did you get any pictures of it, Ed? SPT That's negative, Story. I was setting up for the maneuvering_ actually. There was no time allowed for for that. So I just stayed out of it. CC Okay. SPT See if you can't plan the activity on the Sun a little more conveniently, Story. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 31 minutes. Next acquisition in 15 minutes 50 seconds will be the Goldstone tracking station as the Skylab IV crew will be in the - midway into the EREP pass at that point. Discussion by Science Pilot Ed Gibson asking if we couldn't plan the activity on the Sun a little better. He was getting ready for the EREP pass and he noticed a an alert on one of the instruments, on the PMEC_ the photomultiplier emission (sic) counter in the ATM console, which measures X-rays. The ATM officer reported an X-ray event along with a surge at Greenwich mean time 15:30, at a time that Science Pilot Gibson was readying the vehicle for the maneuver into the Z-local vertical attitude. Today's Earth resources pass will begin over the north Pacific coast at about 480 miles of Kodiak Island. The S193 radiometer/scatterometer and S191 infrared spectrometer will be on measuring wave heights,

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sea foam concentrations and gathering data to be used in correlating sea surface conditions, wind characteristics and long-range weather predictions. Wave heights in the North Pacific are about l0 feet this morning. Supporting this action,are several weather ships and buoys in the ocean. EREP pass is on track 6, which goes over Carson City, Nevada, Los Vegas, Chihuahua, Mexico, Veracruz, and Guatemala. Over Nevada, the infrared spectrometer will be measuring Earth heat in the Hoover Dam area and further east of Lake Meade. This is the day pass for these geothermal measurements. Ten days from now on Mission day 29, the workshop, hopefully, will repeat this track and will measure the Hoover Dam again during a night pass. Over Central America, the S191 infrared spectrometer will also be measuring geothermal activity. On mission day 29, this area will also be surveyed at night, a predawn p_ss. The objectives of today's pass include data gathering, which will identify major drainage basins in California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. Also in these four states geologic and titanic features will be mapped. And in northwest Arizona and southern Nevada, fault lines in joint structures will be photographed. In the Sierra, Nevada region of California, the sensors will be gathering information aimed at determining rock and soil types in identifying mineral zones. Over Chihuahua, Mexico, the instruments, including the S191 infrared spectrometer will be used for determing the feasibility of using remote sensing for hydrocarbin exploration, that's oil and coal. While over Guatemala, four volcanos will receive intense attention on this pass. These are the Santiaquito, Acatenango, Fulgo, and Pacaya volcanoes in Guatemala. The Skylab sensors will be measuring hot water, lava, volcanic steam, and the relationship of these with geologic faults. The S190 multispectral camera will be on over the north Pacific west of Oregon from Reno to the Hoover Dam area in Arizona, over Chihuahua, Mexico, and again over Guatemala. The sIg0B Earth terrain camera will cover the area from Reno to Hoover Dam, Lake Meade, over Arizona, over Mexico, over the Mexican state of Chihuahua and over Guatemala. The infrared spectrometer sensor will cover the north Pacific through the entire pass through the volcanic area in Guatemala. This is the primary sensor to detect temperature changes over the Earth and will be used in geothermal detection experiments today and then again on Mission day 29. The S192 multispectral scanner will gather information from west of Reno to south of Juarez in the state of Chihuahua and again over Guatemala. Primary instrument for the measurements over the north Pacific will be the S193 radiometer/scatterometer. This is the instrument repaired by the crew during their EVA, earlier in the mission. This - END OF TAPE

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PAO seatterometer, during their on again over

-

-

will

be

the

S193

radiometer/ be

This is EVA earlier Nevada and

the instrument repaired by the crew in the mission. This sensor will Arizonia and again, over Guatemala.

Their EREP planners, hopefully, looking forward to four predawn or night EREP passes to gather geothermal data, three in the western hemisphere and one over Europe. Next acquisition in i0 minutes 25 seconds through Goldstone on the start of the EREP pass number 8, at Greenwich mean time 16 hours 37 minutes. This is Skyleb Control. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 16 hours 45 minutes. The crew will be on VOX, as we make this Stateside pass. The beginning of the 8th - 8th Earth resources pass air-to-ground, Commander Pogue at experiment PLT PLT PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT Momentary for in the mission. CAP COMM will be We'll Dr. hold Story the lineup Musgrave. for As

Jerry Carr the control package.

is at the VTS_ SI_I instrument. Pilot and display panel of the Earth resources We'll hold the line open for this pass. 47:23 MARK, 190 MODE, Say they're pink? Yeah. Sunrise. Oh yeah. I bet White and light Bad scat gimbal AUTO.

that's pretty. blue, below. light continues

to

flicker.

flickers.

CC Skylab. We're reading you loud and clear, 15 minutes, Stateside. PLT All right, Story. Reading you 5 square. SPT Okay, Bill. I'm going to have to leave this thing unattended, in this nadir swath. Anytime you get a second or two, you might just peek in, over here, and make sure that we've still got the zeros PLT SPT down way PLT (Garble) zeros. Okay. - - what Itm doing is, the right, because if the direction Okay. I'm keeping drifts are the in the

zero other

and to -other

SPT - - so if you see the zero missing from the down and from the right window, you should switch em til they're back there. It's got a lot of pitch drift. Not much much in right/left, but the up/down (garble). PLT And got all 6 film advances malfunction lights. SPT Uh-oh. Must be out of film.

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not

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PLT I don't know. PLT Jer (?) would you cheek the circuit breakers? SPT I'Ii get em° PLT They're the S190, over there, on panel 202. Up - I think they're up near the top. (Garble) there are 3 circuit breakers. PLT All closed. Okay. Time is 49:26. SPT They're all in. PLT Okay. 1'11 cycle the power off here, shortly, anyway. PLT Stand by for 49:50. PLT MARK. 49:50. Stand by on a 190. Okay. Frame 05 and interval is i0. And I'm going to cycle the power off. Stand by for a second or two. Okay. Power back on. Standing by for 50:23. SCAT to STANDBY and RAD; STANDBY. Okay, SCAT to STANDBY; RAD to STANDBY, 193 CROSSTRACK; US, POLARIZATION, 4. Ready. Stand by for 51 even. Okay. PLT MARK. Okay 192 into (garble) READY. I've got a green light after speed change. (Garble) Okay, at 51:33, we'll be coming up with a MODE; AUTO and at 51:33, Jer, I'ii giw_ you a mark for ETC to auto. CDR Okay. PLT SCAT, ON; and RAD, ON; and stand by. Stand by. PLT MARK. ETC to auto; that's 190 MODE to AUTO; I'ii take a look here and see if I get the film advance malfunction lights. Yes, all 6 of em came on again. We must be out of film. (Garble) Ah, shoot. 5228 radium PLT Okay, Jer. 52:28 ETC to go to standby. I'ii give you a mark. CC Bill, when you get a chance, would you cycle the S190 AUTO switch PLT Stand by. PLT MARK. ETC to standby. CDR Okay. PLT Which was that yes, I've already cycled that, Story. Have also turned the power off after turning it to STANDBY and I got the lights out. Okay, Jerry, stand by 52:53 for E PLT MARK. ETC to AUTO. CDR Got it. PLT screwed the rest all the symptoms, Aah, son of a gun. Ah (garble) Jer (garble) of it up at 23:50 192 (garble). It just - gives Story, of being out of film.

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CC You should not be out of film even at the end of the pass, Bill. PLT Okay. SCAT to STANDBY. Gayda, SCAT to STANDBY. Okay, 193 angle roll plus 30. POLARIZAION, I. 35:30 is my next. Hey, I've got about a minute and a half here, Story. I'm gonna start looking around. CC Bill, while we got the mal here. Were you able to check the shutter speed meter? PLT Yeah, I checked it and, okay, just a second Jer, we're REMOTE, MEDIUM. Okay. CC You want me to read to you_ Bill? PLT Naw, I got another item coming up here. I got to go check on 92 at 55:30, and at 36, Jer, you got to go ETC, standby. I'ii give you a call. CDR Okay. PLT Okay, you got about i0 seconds, Story, you got anything there? CC We'll get you at 55:36. PLT Okay. Stand by, Jer. Okay 30, stand by, Jer. PLT MARK. ETC to standby. I got the MODE, at 30 and should have the READY (garble) 57:40. next item is 57:40, Story, so shoot. CC Okay. I note the 6 frame counter readings. Verify camera control switches to remote. PLT That's correct. CC Panel ii0 MODE switch to SINGLE. CHECK Okay, PLT CC PLT PLT CC switch to PLT ii0. You actuation? MODE CC switch PLT CC OFF. PLT CC PLT CC OFF. Panel 106, camera control LOCAL. Shutter switch to SLOW. switch to LOCAL. Okay. And did at least 2 MAGS advance I frame? Stand by. Nothing. Not a thing. Okay. Check this. Panel ii0, S190 POWER OFF. wanted I'm sorry, Story. I did that on panel that on 106, didn't you? That single Yeah, SINGLE. Okay, Okay. that's on panel ii0. We wanted

to

I did that. Panel ii0,

Okay, now, continue. S190 power switch to

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SLOW. Camera

actuate

switch

to SINGLE.

PLT Nothing. Looks like I had a power problem of some kind. CC Okay. At present, we're in block A, camera logic failure. PLT I was checking everything else, but I just don't see (garble) it worked at first, you see. And, I got a good check, when I checked them out. END OF TAPE

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don't check

PLT I'm checking everything out_ but I just see - Well, it worked at first_ you see. And I got a good when I checked them out.

CDR All cameras seem to be seated properly. I checked them twice even when I installed them. PLT Okay. Coming up on 57:40. Got about 30 seconds, Jer. CDR I guess that's on the No, I just problem. don't have shutter speed,

CC Bill, we've got no more suggestions S190. Press on with the pad. PLT Rog. Stand by for mark 57:40. PLT MARK. CDR SCAT and RAD ON. PLT There are no more circuit breakers on the two other panels, huh? PLT Okay. Darn it. My panel - No it's IN. I thought my panel control breaker was OUT there on here. PLT to do any CDR PLT to AUTO. PLT PLT PLT CDR PLT PLT 192 PLT MODE PLT PLT PLT seen. Been PLT Jero PLT PLT PLT PLT PLT PLT PLT cameras. PLT PLT ii0 Tihat would good. Try it. Hey_ Jer. i0 seconds. Stand by. MARK. 58:50 ETC to AUTO. Wait for 59:20. Stand by. MARK. POLARIZATION to 4. Hey, MARK. I'm sorry about that. 8, 9, 30, In about 30 seconds ETC have knocked Okay, 58:13° out everything. 191 MODE AUTO isn't going

S192 MODE

to READY. I ever

beat

to

Get this thing out of your way. Poorest, thinnest pieces of hardware pieces before it ever launched. And I got a good tape motion mike. I never did get to check your drift

there,

190

There you go. MARK. 30 SCAT in RAD to STANDBY. Stand by for 17:01. MARK. 17:01. 194 to MANUAL. Number 6 reversed to 2. That's too bad too bad about those Really a nice pass, too. Stand by. MARK. 154, 192 to STANDBY.

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CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, ii minutes to the Vanguard. We'll be dumping the data voice at the Vanguard and you're looking good. PLT As long as you're working up a procedure for us (garble) go into (garble) in the power down here. CDR Like to get that sorted out. PLT Okay. Ah darn it. I got put off - I was suppose to give you an AUTO CAL, Jer, at 02:06. And the solar inertial is CDR Go ahead and give me one now. I notice PLT Okay (Garble) CDR Okay. Fine. CC Bill, all we've got for you, is to go to panel 202 when you get done and check the circuit breakers here. Circuit breakers on 202. PLT Okay. PLT Okay, Jer. At 02: (static) PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 17 hours 3 minutes° Loss of signal through the Texas tracking station at the conclusion of this Earth Resources pass over Central America. Pilot Bill Pogue reporting a MALFUNCTION light in the SI90 multispectral camera system. This is a 6 camera unit. The troubleshooting procedures were read up to Pilot Pogue by CAP COMM Musgrave, Story Musgrave. However_ this did not - apparently, did not solve the problem. Reference to panel ii0, that's the C&D panel at which Pilot Pogue was working. Panel 202 is the circuit breaker panel in the structural transition section a few feet from where the MDA - a few feet from where the EREP panel is; in the STS section. Pilot Pogue making the comment, "It's too bad about these cameras, it was a nice pass." As the spacecraft went over the hill out of range of Texas tra _ing station, telemetry on the ground showed the spacecraft to be looking good according to CAP COMM Story Musgrave. At: this point, on telemetry on the ground shows just 24 mibs being used, minimum impulse burns well in the predicted 150-pound seconds estimated for this maneuver. Spacecraft now, will return to solar inertial attitude as the spacecraft crosses over the western portion of Brazil on this the 2947th revolution of Skylab. This pass, the first geothermal pass in the mission. Some of the Pls looking for data out of this pass include, Jack Quade of the MacKay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Ira C. Bechtold of the Argus Exploration Company. Looking got hydrocarbon exploration in Chihuahua is Carlos Castillo - Tejero of the Mexican Institute of Petroleum in Mexico; looking for rock and soil type identification in mineral zone classification is Dr. Kenneth Watson of the U.S.G.S. Survey. Dr. Monem-Abdel

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Gauad of Rockwell International of California is looking for fault line detection. Using data from this pass for volcano studies in South America, specifically Guatemala is Dr. Richard E. Stoiber, Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College. Erosion mapping in Arizona, data from this pass will go to Dr. R. B. Morrison of U.S.G.S. Sea surface studies and north Pacific information will go to Duncan Ross of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as Dr. James P. Hollinger, Naval Research Laboratories, and Dr. Willard J. Pierson, Jr., Department of meteorology and Oceanography, New York University. During Thermatic development techniques for remote sensing data gathered from this format will go to Doyle G. Smith of the U.S. Geological Survey. Next acquisition in 5 minutes and 20 seconds through the Vanguard tracking ship. At Greenwich mean time 17 hours 7 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PLT MARK. CC Skylab, we're reading you loud and clear down here through the Vanguard for i0 minutes. We'll be dumping the data voice. CDR Roger, Story. We're still looking at S190 and still haven't found anything significant. We flew over Lake Titicaca and I took some 16-millimeter DAC frames of the lake and that is to one of the requirements of H HHI24-1. PLT Thank you. CC Okay, Jer. Now we're wondering if you got any information on were the shutters operating at all. Did you hear them operating? Did you have a chance to check the shutter speedmeter, Bill? PLT Well, yes I did, Story. We had no shutter speed at all. It was full scale to the left. CDR I - I heard them running when I first got here, I think, when you fired them up. PLT Yes, (garble) CDR But I never did hear them quit. I guess I was busy doing something else. PLT Okay, Story. I have some more information which may assist in the troubleshooting. During the prepj when I tested the cameras, you set them up for 3 exposures. The number i camera took four exposures, and all the rest of them took three. Okay. When we start our first 190 run, the number 1 camera took four again, and the other five cameras three more exposures and shut down. Now that may help them a little bit to sort out the logic. CC Okay. PLT Trying to put this carrier back on now. Give me some more data. Okay, and just as a matter of interest, the - I'ii give you some readings on the six cameras as they were noted during the prep and post run. When the cameras were loaded, I had, and this is cameras i through 6 respectively. 9738, 1925, 9462, 8830, 0601, and 9506. Okay I did my test, you know, and then the prep. The reading after the prep was 9742, 1928, 9465, 8833, 0601, - make that 0604, and 9509. Okay. Right now the cameras are reading 9746, 1932, 9469, 8837, 0608, 9513. CC Okay. PLT And I got a bit remiss about telling you about that. I thought it could've been that I wrote it down wrong on that camera i and I noticed it took four exposures when the rest of them took three and I just sort of slumped it off as a recording error on my part. But apparently that may give some clue as to the problem in the logic. PLT Okay, Bill.

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PLT Back to this stuff. It sounds like it's almost hung up on that first test I ran. CC Bill, Houston. PLT Yes, go. CC While you got everything powered up and you're there and all, we suggest malfunction S190; that's malf 6 on page i-ii. PLT Okay. It's in work. CC Since you weren't seeing any shutter motion at all or hearing, we think that possibly you got a shutter drive failure as opposed to a logic failure. PLT Okay. See malfunction number 6, right? CC Yes. Starts upper lefthand corner on page l-ll. PLT Okay. That's where I'm starting. CDR Okay, Bill. Let me read to you. PLT See right there in box i. CDR Title i can SI90 POWER switch OFF. PLT Right. Got it. CDR Okay. 106 CONTROLS switch to CAMERA CONTROL switch to LOCAL. PLT LOCAL. CDR SHUTTER CONTROL to SLOW. PLT SLOW. CDR PLT CDR go to PLT Is the drive operating? Negative. All right. Check the shutter REMOTE. REMOTE.

guard.

Panel

106,

CDR Rotate the camera assembly to the INTERMEDIATE position. PLT Okay. Yes. Pull up the ends, moves a little easier that way. Watch your fingers. CDR All right. PLT They get pretty nasty. Okay. CDR All right. Manually rotate the shutter drive system. PLT Okay. l'm rotating it. Still interconnected here. Yes, all interconnected. CDR All right. So it rotates without binding. All right. Let's make a motor check. PLT (garble) CDR It says carefully examine both the shutter drive motors. Is either one of them hot? PLT CDR PLT CDR drive motors, PLT Okay. Spare drive motors. That's there. Gosh, those are thick little greasy objects. Okay. All right, here's the these are the shutter their both cool as cucumbers. Yes.

and

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says

CDR here.

No.

Shutter Yes, the

drive

circuitry

(Garble),

it

PLT CDR degrees below PLT CDR PLT CDR says speed they do you. PLT MEDIUM. we go CDR to PLT CDR PLT power and

Okay. It says Those Yes, What That's

it would be motor temp cut

out

a

125

things are cold, they're cool. else does it say? it. Close the It speed them release try If it back it MEDIUM. works to

though.

box

and shuts find

then

it

check the shutter drive speed. control to remaining shutter work at any speed. PLT Yes, I checked it. CDR Okay. Let me

says and

shutter out if But let's for on

already. this

rascal No joy

REMOTE, box number

Okay. Let's yes. Okay. All 12. I'll right. put

at

no

speed,

OFF. the experiment. like we got no

It says discontinue That's what we did. Okay. That's breaker Well right. could that

CDR to it. PLT checked every CDR PLT

smells

I

Sure find

does. I went over there.

over

Motors are not jammed up. They're free. Sure does smell like a power problem. Shutter drive, yes. I checked those things too. Yes, that one amp breaker to going to try resetting. Ed, Houston. Go ahead, Story.

CDR PLT CDR shutter is CC PLT our here right and CC shopping . SPT now

the

rotary

in..

I'm

].ist

We item

see you operating the ATM and we suggest on number 3 for the rest of the pass They've a 3. got Hmm. the Well film the one number 3,

and

I'll

Okay. go into you

on

CE then do what SPT CDR PLT page 1-12. the of malf, the

Ed, it's a - a shopping llst item can on the pass. Okay. Burnt ends right here. Yes. Okay, Story. We're in box we've followed you all the

number way down

12

CC through the PLT rest

Yes, Bill. EREP

Okay. Now I'm going to go ahead and do C&D post and let you all work up some

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kind of diagnostic future additional diagnostic or troubleshooting for it. CDR There's one possible reason or did you just turn it off? PLT No_ that's suppose to be off. It had us turn it off in the malfunction procedure. CDR Okay. CC Okay. We concur with that Bill. Press on. PLT Okay. You want me to put those up, or you want to look at them some more? CDR I want to look them over again. PLT Okay. CC And we're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll see you over Tananarive in 17 minutes at 17:40. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 17 hours 23 minutes. Loss of signal through Vanguard as the crew continues to troubleshoot the SI90A, the MALFUNCTION light came on during a portion of the pass. SI90A is the multispectral camera facility, 6 separate cameras for the Earth resources experiment package. These were scheduled to be on over the north Pacific, continue to cross Oregon from Reno to the Hoover Dam area and Arizona, and follow the pass over Chihuahua, Mexico and again over the Guatemala area, photographing the volcanoes in the Gatemala area. Pilot Pogue reported a MALFUNCTION light. Troubleshooting procedures were passed up during the EREP pass. However, that did not correct the procedure - the problem. And Pilot Pogue and Commander Jerry Carr, again troubleshooting the camera system on this pass through Vanguard. Commander Carr reporting he was able to use the DAC camera, the data acquisition camera in photographing Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, 12,000 a lake which is 12,000 feet high in the Andes Mountains. This is part of a handheld optional photography under the visual observations program, item number HH-124, of Bolivia to obtain information in multidisciplined studies directed to resource survey of Bolivia for studies in landuse, forestry, and geology. The procedure is to photograph test areas throughout Bolivia on passes for test areas for detection of geologic structures, vegetation patterns, and drainage systems. The crew has also been asked in these passes to describe color contrast, orientation, and location of linear features which may indicate faults_ and their displacement. On this pass they were able to photograph again, Lake Titicaca in Bolivia high in the Andes Mountains. Concludes the EREP pass for the day. At Greenwich mean time 17 hours 25 minutes, this is Skylab control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 39 minutes. Acquisition coming through Tananarive in 50 seconds. The TACS usage on this Z-LV, solar inertial maneuver, for this last EREP pass, 123 pound-seconds, according to Flight Director Milt Windier, which is much less than we anticipated. Prediction usage was 150 pound-seconds. This maneuver into a Z-local vertical attitude for a period of approximately 95 minutes came as a suggestion from the GNS console. The GNS console headed_ last night shift, was Terry Watson, the GNS officer for the overnight shift, which worked out: the details for this Z-local vertical maneuver, maintaining the spacecraft in that attitude for an entire revolution. Thereby saying saving a considerable amount of TACs fnel. We'll hold this up for this Tananarive pass. CAP COMM Dr. Story Musgrave. CC Skylab. AOS Tananarive for 3 minutes. SPT Roger. Hello, Story. CC Hello, Ed. And on your next ATM orbit we'd like you to pick up, as before, our shopping list, item number i and press on with those OPS that you've got listed on your pad and starting at 15:14. SPT Okay. I understand that, Story. (Garble) on this last one a (garble) (static) shopping list item i, that's 52 (garble). CC Okay. And, we don't mind you repeating that, because that is for a surge they were seeing at active region 87.. SPT Roger, Story. Understand. CC Bill, Houston. PLT Right; go. CC Bill, when you set it for S019, you might inspect the articulating mirror system for any broken glass or chips or emulsion plates that might have resulted from the S193 OPS previously. If you see any, vacuum em - vacuum them up. PLT Okay. CC And, sounds like we're going LOS, here. We'll see you over Goldstone in 45 minutes at 18:27. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 44 minutes. Loss of signal through Tananarive tracking station. Next acquisition in 43 minutes 35 seconds will be the Goldstone tracking station. The upcoming pass through Goldstone will be the last Stateside pass for the day for the crew of Skylab IV. EREP people here at the Johnson Space Center, Mission Control Center, assessing the SI90A

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problem during the last EREP pass. The camera malfunction light came on approximately at 16 hours 48 minutes, Greenwich mean time 16 hours and 48 minutes, which was approximately 6 minutes after the start of the EREP pass. The S190 camera was scheduled to be on for nearly the entire pass. From the north Pacific to off the coast of Oregon, then again over the Reno Nevada Hoover Dam area, again over Arizona, Mexico, and again over Guatemala. Next acquisition in 42 minutes and 20 seconds at Greenwich mean time 17 hours 45 minutes. This is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 18 hours 26 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Goldstone tracking station in 50 seconds. On this previous pass through the States, Skylab concluded its 8th Earth resources pass of this mission. A pass, which gave the dat - which gathered data on geothermal patterns in South - Central America. A problem developed with the SI90A camera. We'll hold the line open for this pass. CC Skylab. AOS Goldstone 5 minutes. PLT Rog, Story. CC And, Bill. On your question on TV 33. It's super. The lighting was good. We appreciate the extra scene showing the iodine injection. Everything was great, and your TV 81 made nationwide TV also. PLT Rog. CC Ed, for your information, you fired 31 mibs in total and could you tell me if you got the M487-5, that's the height measurements, during the postsleep period, this morning? SPT Oh, no. I don't think we did. CC Okay. Don't get it presleep tonight. We'll just put it on the shopping list for tomorrow. SPT Okay, and, did you get Jer's (garble) last night? CC Say again. SPT Jerry made up a sound track for the short sequence there. We were just wondering if you got that. CC Yeah. We got it, Bill. PLT Okay. Good. Thank you. CC We're a minute from LOS, Skylab. And, 17 minutes to the Vanguard, 18:49, be dumping the data voice at Vanguard. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 18 hours 33 minutes. A refined figure on the mibs used on the previous stateside EREP pass. 31 mibs, minimum impulse

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burns used during that maneuver. Refined pound-seconds figure is now 135 pound-seconds used for this EREP pass. Still by and far the lowest used in the EREP passes, with the exception, of the first EREP pass, which was done on mission day 14, along track 6. This was the solar inertial pass where the EREP cameras were aimed at an angle ground track 260 miles east of tile ground track. The second EREP pass, along ground track 19 on mission day 15, used 200 pound-seconds, as did EREP pass the following day on mission day 16, using 200 pound-seconds. The back-to-back EREP pass, the first in the mission, on mission day 17, 2 days ago, used 1284 pound-seconds, EREP pass, back-to-back pass, yesterday, on mission day 18, used 797 pound-seconds, and today's refined pound-second figure for this EREP pass is 135 pound-seconds used. Next acquisition in 13 minutes 35 seconds will be the Vanguard tracking ship as the spacecraft Skylab looses contact with stateside tracking stations for today. On revolution 2947. Next acquisition in 13 minutes 20 seconds. Greenwich mean time 18 hours 35 minutes. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO

Skylab

Control, line

Greenwich coming open

mean through for CAP

time Vanguard COMM,

18 hours 48 minutes. in 50 seconds. We'll Dr. Story Musgrave. CC We'll be CDR CC over CC dumping

Acquisition hold the

Skylab, AOS the data voice Rog, Story. Skylab, in 14 Skylab,

Vanguard here. 2 a

for

i0

minutes.

you

Tananarive

wetre minutes we're

minutes at 19:13. minute

to and

LOS. a half

See from could you using. 2. turned

LOS. Tananarive in 14 minutes at 19:13. And, Ed, get us a serial number of the TV camera that youVre SPT Stand by_ Story. SPT Okay, Story. That's label number Why? Is the quality not all it should be? on CC quite CC SPT that? jewing with. 3.8 No, a lot here. And All we're right. to doing Is sir. We've been showing it

a temperature calibration. there any problem with out how to have much Ed. get room a proper to work

It'll take awhile of the panel here. CC minutes SFT PAO

figure We don't at

on

the

No problem VTR. Thank Skylab you.

all,

We're

showing

Control,

Greenwich

mean

time

19 hours acquisition tracking

1

minute. in Ii station. Control calls again a

Loss minutes Flight

of signal through Vanguard. Next 45 seconds. We'll be at Tananarive Controllers here at the Mission tomorrow's 9 along Flight ground track being given

Operations Plan, which number 20,

Room. From viewing for EREP pass number stateside pass,

consideration

to another full revolution within the Z-LV mode, beginning the maneuver beginning at 14:15 Greenwich mean time ending at 16:34 Greenwich mean time when the Skylab will return to the solar inertial mode. This consideration being given for 2 main primary purposes to save TACS propellant. This maneuver being considered to be done again at the orbital noon period at a little time: when the TACS usage. beta Also angle is lowest, on schedule for the the Kohoutek S063. therefore, tomorrow are requiring two

separate maneuvers for S201 camera and one by

viewing, one by the Both of these maneuvers

are slight roll maneuvers of the spacecraft, rolling the spacecraft counterclockwise to face the viewing windows in line with the approaching comet Kohoutek. Next acquisition will be in i0 minutes through Tananarive tracking station. At Greenwich mean time 19 hours 3 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 19 hours 12 minutes. Acquisition through Tananarive tracking station in 45 seconds. We'll hold the line open for CAP COMM, Dr_ Story Musgrave, CC Skylab, AOS Tananarive 9 minutes. CDR Roger, Story. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead, Jer. CDR Roger, Story. We'd like to try a new routine on private phone calls, if we could. CC Go. CDR Okay. What do you say we have just one phone call a day. And we'll just alternate through it. And that'll work out about to the right frequency of about twice a week. I think it'll make planning a little bit easier fer everybody and maybe give us an opportunity to get the best possible pass for each phone call. I think the only ground rules that we'd like to probably set would be that it'd be nice if we could have the phone calls in the evening or at least in a time of the day when the kids are home. So on Saturday's and Sunday's that could be just about any day any time of the day. And why don't you go ahead and start with Ed tonight if it's not too late? If it's a little too late tonight start tomorrow with Ed and then just check with Helen or Jo Ann and find out who'd be available the next night the line. and just start alternating every night right down

CC Okay. Got it. CDR Okay. That sounds like a fairly simple management way to do it. It'll be easier to manage than the other way. CC Sounds fine, Jer. CDR I kind of think the girls might like it better that way too. CC Okay. CC Skylab, we're 3 minutes til LOS. See you over Hawaii in about 37 minutes at 19:58. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 19 hours 24 minutes. Loss of signal through Tananarive. Next aoquisition in 34 minutes 33 minutes 55 seconds. We_ll be in the Hawaii tracking station, Greenwich mean time 19 hours 24 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 19 hours 53 minutes. Acquisition coming through Hawaii tracking station in 5 minutes from now. Later tonight before settling in for the night, Commander Carr and Pilot Pogue will move up to the command module and close out the fuel cell system which has been operating and furnishing electrical power for the CM since launch 19 days ago. Command module which has been in a quiet state since November 17th, will then draw its electrical power from the Skylab workshop system. Shut down of the command module power production unit is caused by deflation of the supply of oxygen and hydrogen from which the fuel cells have produced its electrical power. The command module will now draw i000 watts from the Skylab electrical power system or about 1/7 of the 7000-watt production capability of the space station. This 1000-watt command module demand, in no way compromises system performance or experiment scheduling for the mission. Looking ahead for tomorrow, mission day 20, calls for three separate maneuvers for the 100-ton space station. The first maneuver, number 7 for the Earth resources experiment data gathering, will be performed in the morning to allow cameras and electronic sensors to obtain information on natural resources of the U.S. and Central America. The second and third maneuvers are designed to aim onboard cameras at the swiftly approaching comet Kohoutek. The Kohoutek photographs call for the 118foot-long space laboratory to roll several degrees, counterclockwise. Consideration is being given here at the Mission Control Center today to duplicate - duplicate for tomorrow, the EREP maneuver which was accomplished today This t_omorrow's data take will gather information from the West Coast, California, over the Southwest through Central America. The 8th - the Earth resources pass for the mission, will be a 20-minute data take gathering information on sensor performance, agricultural patterns in Texas, and geothermal power sources over Nicaragua. Once again, weather conditions over South America may probably preclude EREP take there. The first of the maneuvers for the comet is scheduled for about 3:33 p.m. central standard time tomorrow, mission day 20, and is designed to align the $201 XUV electron - electronagraphic camera for series of photos before Kohoutek reaches its parihelion its closest approach to the Sun. This is the second use of the $201 camera for the mission. This is the experiment of l)r. Page, Thorton Page of the Johnson Space Center. Actual photography is set to 3:51 p.m. central standard time by Pilot Bill Pogue. A second maneuver for comet photography, using the S063 instrument, is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. central standard time tomorrow with Pilot Pogue taking a series of

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photos, 20 minutes later. S063 is the UV airglow horizon photography experiment of Dr. Don Packer of the Naval Research Laboratory. This will be the first use of S063 for Kohoutek observations. This instrument uses filters from the T025 contamination experiment and utilizes the articulated mirror systems of the S019 experiment. Both $201 and S063 will be positioned in these anti-solar scientific airlock with the comet photography tomorrow. The $233 camera which has been used almost daily in taking 2 sets of photos of the Kohoutek comet through the command module window, is also scheduled in tomorrow's Flight Plan. We expect acquisition through Hawaii tracking station in i minute. We'll hold the line up for CAP COMM Dr. Story Musgrave. CC Skylab, AOS Hawaii, 8 minutes. SPT Hello, Story. CC Hello. CDR Story, the last time we passed by the southern end of South America, about a i00 miles or so off to the east of the mainland there, we saw an ice island. CC Okay. By chance, did you get a photo? CDR It was just a fleeting glimpse underneath a cloud. We're going to go about over the same place on this rev. We're going to have the cameras ready, hopefully get a picture of it. CC Okay. SPT Hey Story, the teleprinter message which you Just sent up on S019, only partially printed. Let me take a look at the system and see if I can find any problems with it and I'ii ask you to send it again, if you would please. SPT Houston, Skylab. CC Go ahead, Ed. SPT Rog. Did you hear the last comment? CC Yes, sir. CC Ed, we'd like to send that again. SPT Okay Story. Hold up a minute. I got the cartridge in my hand. Let me take a look at it and I'ii put it back in again if youtll call in a half a minute or so. CC Okay. SPT Okay, Story. Go ahead. Try it again. CC Okay. CC Okay, Ed. We got that message up. SPT Okay, Story. Large pieces of it are coming out blank. It's probably the way the paper's loaded in there. I'Ii hawe to take a look at it. Stand by. CC Rog. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS. 22 minutes from the Vanguard and 20:27, be dumping the data voice at Vanguard.

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SPT SPT little bit below was a little dog the axis was not CC now. If it appears to try is; probably SPT Story. legible CC END OF TAPE This but

Okay, Story. The spool on

Give it a try this time. the lefthand side was a side of the it was just paper off -

the stop and the lefthand eared. And I think maybe in the right position.

Okay. We're sending the message not to come out right, the next pull out a couple feet of paper. Okay. I think that's we'll have like the better. other one a

up right thing to do more

one is almost not - not much Okay.

little

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 20 hours 7 minutes. Loss of signal through Hawaii. Next acquisition will be Vanguard in 20 minutes from now. The Science Pilot Gibson relating a - siting a ice island about 300 miles east of the tip of South America, on the last pass through the Vanguard tracking ship, and he indicated he'll attempt to take a photograph of this as they pass over the tip of South Afri South America. The spacecraft will pass almost over the exact spot that it crossed on the last revolution through the southern hemisphere. Pilot Bill Pogue should be in the midst of starting the M092, MI71, lower body negative pressure metabolic activity experiment, with Science Pilot Ed Gibson at the console of the Apollo telescope mount. He'll spend about 2 hours at the ATM this afternoon. Commander Jerry Carr will be observing the performance of the medical experiments by Pilot Pogue. Next acquisition in 18 minutes 45 seconds at Greenwich mean time 20 hours 9 minutes. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 20 hours 26 minutes and 54 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now about 55 seconds from acquisition of signal at the Vanguard tracking ship. The pass through Vanguard should last a little less than i0 minutes. And we're live now for airto-ground through Vanguard. CC Skylab, AOS through the Vanguard for 9 minutes. Being dumping data voice here. SPT Houston, why don't you go ahead and try that teleprinter message once again? CC Okay, Ed. And you've got a private call set up through Guam at 00:41. SPT Okay. Thank you very much. CC And that's VHF LEFT. Bill's on for tomorrow. And, Jer, the day after. CDR Roger. Thank you. CC And, Jer, we think we've run all the malfunction procedures that we can right now on the SI90A. You'll be the C&D operator tomorrow. The only thing we can suggest is in the prep is to cycle the circuit breakers and check a couple of cables power cables. If you need any additional scheduled time in the prep, just for cycling circuit breakers and checking a couple of cables. CDR Negative. I don't think so. CC Okay. SPT Say, Story, the top couple of lines are a little faint, but the remainder looks good. Why don't we just press on from here, and we'll monitor it? CC Okay. Let us know. SPT Say, Story. A little while back, I missed a TV downlink, and if we come over when we're suppose be receiving you're not getting it, I wouldn't mind a quick reminder on it at all. any CC surges SPT the last Okay. We'll do it. And did you notice pass on the west limb? No. I never could see where it was.

to

There was a large it looked like a surge head limb (garble) if you wi%l, in other words it's not one moving out but just the remains of one. If you will, a very large (garble) incline in angle. I cannot notice any real time rate of change, however, looking at it. CC Okay. CC We'le a minute from LOS and 17 minutes to Tananarive at 20:53. PAO Skylab Control at 20 hours 38 minutes and ii seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has passed out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard. We're 14 minutes and 40 seconds from acquisition of signal at Tananariw_. At the present time Pilot Bill Pogue is in the

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MO92 device and performing that run. At Vanguard he had just gotten to the 40 - minus 40 level on pressure inside the lower body negative pres6ure device. That would indicate that he's nearing the completion of the first part of the medical experiment. The observer for that experiment Commander Carr. And at this time, Science Pilot Ed Gibson is working at the ATM console. He did report e little bit about the solar activity earlier today. And indicated that he did not see a surge, although he thought he saw what was the after effects of a surge from the Sun - the right edge of the Sun's disk. That's from active region number 87/92, which originally was 2 separate active regions but they combined as they crossed the face of the disk. They're now going out of the view behind the solar disk and they're expected to be out of view for an extended period of time and may have decayed pretty much by the time they've returned to view a few weeks from now. This is Skylab Control, it's now 39-1/2 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

SL-IV Time: 12/4/73

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PA0 Skylab Control at 21 hours 33 minutes and 46 seconds Greenwich mean time. We have acquisition of signal now at Hawaii. The pass through Hawaii should last about i0 minutes_ and the spacecraft communicator at this time is Story Musgrave. CC Skylab, AOS Hawaii i0 minutes. CC to the W_nguard Vanguard. Ed, SPT Skylab, we're at 22:06, and be Houston. Go ahead. a minute dumping to the LOS, data 23 minutes voice over

CC Ed, you're scheduled for a M133 tonight; if you think it in any way interfers with your sleep, like you to delete the M133 operations for tonight. SPT That's all right Story, I'ii press on with it, no problem. CC Okay. PAO Skylab Mission Control at 21 hours 45 minutes and 33 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now out but weVd of range of the tracking antenna at Hawaii. Next in a little over 20 minutes at Vanguard. This is Control at 45 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE pass begins Skylab

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and

Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time.

22 hours, We're now

5 minutes, 55 seconds

from acquisition of signal through the tracking ship Vanguard, and Spacecraft Communicator is still Story Musgrave. We're about to have a handover here in Mission Control to Hank Hartsfield who's now getting a briefing from Story. Milton Windier the Flight Director offgoing, says that he'll be available for a change of shift briefing at 4:30 in the building i briefing room. That's about 30 minutes from now in the building i briefing room. We have acquisition of signal at Hawaii - at Vanguard, and we'll bring the line up live now for air-1:o-ground. CC Skylab AOS through the Vanguard for 9 minutes. SPT Hello, Story. CC Hello, Ed. SPT Hey Story, how many minutes do I have on the VTR. CC Stand by one. CC You got 21 on there now and about 9 left. SPT Okay, I finished pretty much what I wanted to put o11 there, if you like I'Ii just turn it on and let them watch me at the panel. Whatever your rathers are. CC Okay, it sounds like you got it completed Ed. We'll go ahead and dump what you got when you're ready. SPT Okay. You want me to put it rewind or you folks take care of it. CC We'll get it. SPT Okay. SPT Story, is there a way of picking up that TV downlink some time later today or right now. CC Stand by. CC Ed, we're not going to be dumping a VTR until after you go to bed anyway. Why don't you put that downlink on the VTR at your convenience. SPT Okay, I thought the folks down there wanted the downlink for planning for tomorrow, and I don't know if I put it on the VTR whether it'd be useful to 'em. CC Well, we SPT (Garble) CC We get it down faster if you put it on the VTR. SPT Oh, all right I'ii go ahead and do that. SPT Okay Story a question for the on the JOPS. I have essentially gone through all for this particular orbit. However there was i pointing which was done in error and I've gone back and picking that one up now. I probably will not have

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time to completely get to mirror aligh-mirror auto raster in however. The previous one was done a i00 arch seconds off. I wonder whether they'd like us to pick that up on the next orbit. CC Copy. CC And the flight plans are going up. You might check and see if they're legible for us. And Ed you got some observing time the next orbit. Maybe you can redo that mirror auto raster at that time. SPT Okay very good will do . SPT The teleprinter looks good there's just a little faint stripe i inch from the left-hand side but it's still legible. CC Okay we can hear a pounding out from here. CC Skylab we're 30 seconds to LOS we'll see you over Ascension 8 minutes. PAO Skylab Control, at 22 hours 16 minutes and 22 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has passed out of range of the tracking antenna at Vanguard and we're about 6-1/2 minutes from acquisition at Ascension. Ascension pass is a very low elevation one, and we're not certain we'll get that one, but it is scheduled for aquisitien about 6-1/2 minutes away. Offgoing Flight Director, Milton Windler will be available in the building i briefing room for press conference immediately following this next pass, that'll be about 4:30 centeral standard time, and it's about 14 minutes from now. Solar scientists are going to have to be satisified for the next several days with a M1 class flare which occurred this morning in the Sun's active region 8792, an area of intense activity during the last week.. However this area is now disappearing from Skylab's view as the Sun revolves about its axis. Forecasters in the solar science support room here in Mission Control predict that the active region 8297 - 8792 correction will recede by the time the area nears completion of the Sun's revolution and once again becomes visible to Skylab. There's continued interest though in the area just north and south of the solar equator. This is the area in which active region 8792, first appeared and it has been the - an area of concentrated solar activity during the past year. The solar equatorial region has exhibited intense activity during two periods this fall, once in October and again in November. In October the activity which included several flares was centered around 2 days prior to and after the 24 of October, and in November the equatorial region produced intense activity from the 24 through the 30, with the main activity occurring around the 26. But at the present time the face of the disc is very quiet and on the Sunls west limb or its right edge as you look at it, that solar active region 8792 is now fading from view

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disappearing around the side of the Sun. So a very quiet period for the Skylab space station for observing the Sun in the next couple of weeks. That will have an additional benefit if - if Earth resources passes like today's are scheduled. The Earth resources pass today required a lenghtly maneuver_ and that lengthly maneuver did eliminate one of the

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one period of ATM observing. Skylab's Earth resources survey this morning may be a big help in a pair of energy crises, one on earth, and a second aboard the space station itself. Today's pass along a 4800 mile track from the north Pacific to Central America focused 2 of Skylab's electronic sensors on a virtually untapped source of solar energy, source of energy. Commander Gerald Carr pointed Skylab's infrared sensor at several known regions of geothermal energy, hot springs and wells in California and New Mexicoo, and an active region in Guatemala. That active volcanic region in Guatemala is a continuing to be active. There were 2 volcanoes specifically set for pointing today. At the same time, a second sensor scanned a 40 mile wide path beneath the space station measuring temperature and other characteristics of the Earth's surface. The multispectral scanner 192 used for that 40 mile wide scan has been in use over a good good section of the United States now on previous passes, and there should be several thousand square miles of area covered by multispeetral scanner data, which includes a thermal channel, that is to say a channel that measures temperature of the surface. The data gathered today should help scientists detect warm spots where the heat of the Earth's interior is so close to the surface that it can be used for generating electrical energy. Geothermal electricity is alreay providing power in California and several foreign nations including Mexico, Italy, and Iceland. Skylab's on consumption of nitrogen gas for maneuvering was substantially reduced today. Mission Flight Controllers developed a new technique beginning their attitude change much earlier. And used only about a third as much thruster gas for today's Earth resources pass. We're now 2-i/2 minutes from our acquisition scheduled at Ascension and we'll keep the line up live for alr-to-ground through Ascension. The pass is expected to be a very short one only about 3 minutes long. END OF TAPE

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CC Skylab AOS Ascension, 4 minutes. SPT Story, that last Flight Plan you sent up, there was two Flight Plans. Included the first one came Out real well along with the details. The second one on the left-hand side just faded off again into nothing, and only the righthand side have to work it a little up let us know we'll work it. do remained here and so if we're going to you have any ideas,

CC Probably the quickest thing you can is change the canister now. CC Try taking the paper in the cartridge, Ed. And also let us know what Flight Plan we need to send up again. Skylab, we're a minute from LOS and you got a long LOS at 23:43. and Plan, here about a hour and 20 minutes to the Vanguard

SPT it looks the CC SPT CC it?

like

Okay, Story let us work the teleprinter the - from the remarks for the CDR's Flight plus the (garble) EREP are all pretty Okay. AND the VTR is rewinding. Okayl Did you get that ATM downlink illegible.

remarks

on

SPT Yes I did Story, I was playing it off pretty far off the Sun so I just gave it a little XUV mon, I couldn't give it any white light coronagraph, we're pretty far out of the field (garble) CC Okay, of course don't put any more on now that you've rewound. PAO Skylab Control at 22 hours_ 28 minutes and 27 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has now ]passed out of range of the tracking antenna on Ascension and we're a little over an hour and 15 minutes from the next acquisition of Vanguard, a long pass almost before we'll have conversation signal. That will be at all the way around the world with the crew again. Space-

craft Communicator Story Musgrave is now going off duty. Milt Windler is here in Mission Control_ still it looks like it might be a i0 to 15 minute delay before he's available over there in Building i. He's still conducting the handover to Charles Lewis the oncoming Flight Director. Skylab has had a busy day already today with a very successful Earth resources run this morning. (Garble) with excellent weather conditions over California, it begin out over the North Pacific at dawn on the North Pacific and cross California down through Mexico One of on and the ended main just on purposes the southern of that run This border was to like many of Guatemala. gather some of Skylab's data

geothermal

energy

sources.

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Earth resources projects is intended to gather data for future operational satellites, that is to say satellites which can as a matter of course provide data which has immediate application. The next Earth satellite, that is to say Earth resources - Earth resources technology satellite, there is an Earth satellite in orbit now. The second Earth satellite is planned to carry a thermal channel, channel of multispeetral scanner that can send back to Earth data on temperatures of the Earth's surface. That would be an application use for the data gathered today on geothermal energy sources and with that basic understanding of what characteristics those energy sources have on the Earth's surface. The Earth's B satellite, the second satellite in the series will be able to provide data to scientists for direct application and detecting thermal sources if this project is successful. During the last pass over Ascension, crew indicated that the teleprinter messages they'd been receiving today have not been readable. There are three pads that have been sent up and Mission Control Communications Officer will send up those teleprinter messages again, all three of them and we assume they will work properly at this time they did change out the paper and reconflgure the teleprinter to receive again. And also a half an hour about on the video-tape recorder which will be dumped later during the night, that includes about 21 minutes of Science Pilot highlights. Science Pilot Ed Gibson - Science Pilot Ed Gibson showing a good deal of TV of the ATM and other areas that he works in and also recording some actual ATM TV, as he indicated in the end of this last pass. He did record some of the solar instrument data, that was recorded just before nightfall on the space station so he wasn't able to use the white light coronagraph which he had hoped to use at the very end. He did have some time left over on the video-tape recorder and for that reason ran it up about 23 minutes is the exact number on the total amount of TV available of which about 17 minutes is Science Pilot highlights. Our next acquisition of signal is a hour and 12 minutes away and we'll try and give you a little forewarning when Milton Windier leaves the Mission Control center. We're guessing now about 15 minutes before that briefing should start in Building i, this is Skylab Control at 32 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO

Skylab

Control

at

22

hours

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minutes

and 52 seconds Greenwich mean time. Present time Skylab is well out of range of signal as it passes over Asia, and it's 55 minutes before we'll have the next acquisition. Flight Director Milton Windler who is now completed the handover to Charles Lewis is out of the Mo - Mission Control Room and he's on his way to Building 1 for briefing. He should be there in approximately 5 minutes. That's the change-of-shift briefing with Milton Windler, to begin in about 5 minutes in the Building 1 Briefing Room. This is Skylab Control at 48-1/2 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 23 hours, 42 minutes, and 49 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now coming within range of the antennas on tracking ship Vanguards, but 49 seconds from acquisition at Vanguard. Pass through Vanguard should last approximately 10-i/2 minutes and we'll bring the line up live for Spacecraft Communicator Hank Hartsfield now on duty in Mission Control. CC Skylab Houston through Vanguard for 10-1/2 minutes. SPT Roger Hank, we've got an 82A door that's hung. CC That's copied. CC CDR, Houston did you get the teleprinter paper changed out so we can uplink some flight plan to you. CDR That's affirmative, Hank. CC And if you've got a minute, we'd sure like to get us some description again of just what the bad message looked like. CDR Haven't got time right now, I'm trying to close out the ATM and get down to S019. CC Okay, no problem. SPT Okay, Hank I can give you a little description of the messages. The first part of the flight plan was all right till we got down to the it's no EREP alternative. And at that point the left side started to fade off, and gradually we got down to where there was only about one quarter of the message left on the righthand side and on the left side it completely faded out to nothing. Before that we just had a couple of pad - small parts of the pad would he missing just general areas had been faded out. So we took and changed out both the paper and the cartridge. CC Okay, we copy and we're going to uplink some more. If you get the chance you might check us and check it and tell us how it looks. SPT Okay CC It'll be a little while before we can get them out. SPT Okay. What do the people in the backroom see of tile 82A door? We've got a white flag and we've gone through the malfunction procedure, tried to open it once through the DAS and with no success. So we're waiting for you folks. CC Okay, we're discussing now, Ed. CC SPT, Houston did you reset both the primary and secondary motors? SPT That's negative, Hank we just went through the malfunction procedure as called out for in the

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ATM malf. I don't have - I'm not up there right now - and entered the damp command which is the only one to open the door. And the rest is just waiting for Houston to see what the - which door is hung and where to proceed. We did not try changing motors. CC Okay. CC Okay, the reason we asked the question there, I guess the CDR's still up there, is that we've been operating dual motors on that door for some time. So when you and the laalf doesn't reflect that so what we'd like to do is go back and try to malf again and reset both motors and see what happens. Try power with both motors. you now SPT want me and -to Okay, go up and Hank. No one is up there right now, work it? I'll go on up there right

CC SPT, while you're up there, we'd like you to configure the panel for unattended if you would. S054, we need to get the PICTURE RATE to SINGLE and the EXPOSURE RANGE to 256. to CC run the And malf. SPT, we'd like to wait till sunset

On

SPT Okay, Hank could you reconfigure the motors. CC If you want us to do that from the ground Ed, we can. SPT Either that or refer me to the place in the malfunction that gives me the proper procedures. I can look them up and configure both motors if you like. CC Okay, we'll command it, Ed. CC And Skylab, we've got a flight plan and details on board. I'd like to get a check on it sometime soon so we'll know how we're doing on that. And also the teleprinter switch is in ON and it should be in COMMAND. SPT Okay I got it just as the last part of it was coming out and that seemed to help some. They still look a little fainter than the ones we've been working with, however. we CC You dropped out on part of that Ed, do understand that the message is legible? SPT Yeah, just barely legible. I was able to improve it by tightening up on the four (garble) fasteners which ho2d down the cartridge into the unit. I think for this for the (]DR pad, I think you'd better send that one up again; that - there's a lot of characters which are not legible. Most of it is but there are a few which are not. CC Okay, we'll resend that one and we have gotten as far as getting both motors inhibited, and I don't

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enough

time

left

in

this

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PAO Skylab Control at 23 hours, 55 minutes, and 14 seconds Greenwich mean time. We've passed out of range of the tracking antenna on the ship Vanguard and we're preparing for another acquisition. At - the pass over Vanguard we had problems with the S082A door, indicating that - indicated by the crew that the S082A door had hung up. Science pilot said that he had performed the malfunction procedures listed in the checklist there_ and that had not succeeded in opening it. However, apparently a checklist change has not been made to the S082 malfunction to indicate that both motors are required to operate the doors, and that's been a case for quite some time. There is a primary and backup motor that but at the present time both motors are required to do that operation, one motor cannot handle the opening of the door. So by ground command we did set those doors down and we're now preparing to start them up again and see if the motors can operate the doors successfully. Also the crew indicated science pilot said that the teleprinter paper and cartridge which had not been performing properly - we had some rather faint copies and also some missing pieces of teleprinter messages sent up for the crew - that paper was changed out and the cartridge was also replaced. And they do appear to be operating a little bit better, although, they're still very faint according to the crew. So it's likely that at least part of that will be sent up again and there may be some further check into it. We're now coming up on acquisition of signal at Ascension, a pass lasting about 10-1/2 minutes. we'll bring the line up live for air-to-ground, Hank Hartsfield is the Spacecraft Communicator. END OF TAPE

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PAO crew. sent We're So it's

likely

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very

faint

according of that check at

to will

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the

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up again and there now coming up on

maybe some acquisition

into it. Ascension,

a pass lasting about 10-1/2 minutes. We'll bring the line up live for air-to-ground. Hank Hartsfield is the spacecraft communicator. CC Skylab, Houston, we're through Ascension for 10 minutes. And I guess we got another question, so we'll understand the problem more fully. Did the door fail to close? CDR Or did you have trouble Houston, it and then we getting it open? failed to open on decided And or the we why And SPT. better don't So sunrise. not we mess go no ahead need go

We cycled it one with it anymore. CC and finish up the in you staying ahead and run CDR CC answer us a SPT CC ED63 worked SPT

time

Okay, malf

copy. the

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there's we'll

at the panel or it from the ground. Okay. SPT, Houston.

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now? Go ahead, Hank. Roger, wetre - we're I was afraid you'd

curious ask that.

as

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how been

out? I've

working it Hank, but it looks as though the sweet plants are no longe= alive. When I went to pull off one of the leaves or any of the leaves they just came off real easily, implying that there's no resistence to pulling them off the stem and implying that they were dead. I have put them under the microscope and I'm looking at them and I do not see any streaming. However, I'Ii try and take some pictures of the best looking specimens and maybe you'll be able to see something when I bring it back; but I do not see anything like I did last time. CC Roger, we copy. SPT Mechanically the optical system is working okay. working CC the yet; on VTR it CC the I wish it. Skylab, voice was on that five the by we got five. Skylab, 82A door Houston, yesterday no from need TV33 just and and It to respond, was the but best I had gotten the word on that last time we were

Houston, we and we inhibit the right

finished commanding then reapplied closed appears the door. there's

power to both And everything

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and opened to be all

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possibility that the door may not have completely closed on the prior night cycle. CDR Hank, were we running that one motor only at that point? CC Say again? CDR Were we running on one motor up to this time? CC We've been running on two motors. CDR Okay, l'm a little perplexed then on how solved tile problem. What commands did you put in? CC We're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll

you

be coming up on Guam at 41. And we're scheduled to dump the recorders there, and a reminder to you, Ed, that it's your your private phone call. And in the last few seconds here, what we did was we inhibited both motors powers_ then we enable both of them and issued a door open command; the door opened And we issued a door close command, and the door closed. CDR Okay, it's kind of hard to see how that would work but I'm glad it did. Thank you. CC I think there's some kind of logic in there to get reset when it runs through all of that. And we do have some pads on board, if you get a chance we'd like you to look at them and then at Guam we can talk to you about how they look. PAO Skylab Control at 0 hours, 8 minutes, and 41 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over Africa and out of range of the tracking antenna at Ascension, 32-1/2 minutes until our next acquisition of signal at Guam. During this last pass, Science Pilot Ed Gibson was asked about the progress on ED63, that's the experiment on cytoplasmic streaming to determine what happens inside cells - plant cells during a - weightlessness. And Science Pilot Gibson reports that the three plants taken up, elodea plant a water weed, appear no longer to be alive. And he said there is no evidence of cytoplasmic streaming as he had seen before with the op - optical part of the experiment; the microscope and viewing equipment appear to be working fine. So that's the - that's bad news the elodea were taken up on last mission and they also died on that flight. The belief was at that time that they had died because of lack of light. Special precautions were taken this time to make sure the elodea water weeds were exposed to the light a lot earlier, both in the command module and inside the workshop. However, it does appear, according to Ed Gibson, that the plants are dead. He said !he will look at them again a little later and see whether or not there's anything there. And he does intend to take some photography of some better samples. Also, ground

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succeeded in getting the S082A door to open. S082A, one of the instrument of the solar equipment, is the ultraviolet coronal spectroheliograph. That ultraviolet ultraviolet telescope th - equipment - they had problems with the door but by using two - by using two motors rather than just one was successful in opening it. Before the crew had not attempted the two motor run on this piece of equipment as it required both motors to open and close the doors. So ground activation of those did work successfully. Student experimenters also going to be busy tomorrow. Troy Crites of Kent, Washington, who is one of the high school students selected last year in a nation wide program to add some scientific experiments from the high school students in the United States to the collection of Skylab experiments. His experiment is on volcanic erruptions and the study tomorrow will be an attempt to predlete volcanos and their erruptions by using data from two of Skylab's electronic sensors. The infrared scanner - the infrared spectrometer which is the S191, and the mult_spectral scanner, which looks at a much wider area. The multlspeetral scanner, of course, provides data of number of different kinds, thirteen different bands or wavelengths of data, including a thermal wavelength. And that has been the device used today on a geothermal run over the United States, Mexico, and Central America. Number of experiments scheduled for tomorrow including a study of insect infestation areas, potential areas for insect crossing from Mexico to the United States and vice versa. That area, the Rio Grande Valley is to be studied by Dr. Hard of the United States Department of Agriculture, who's located in Weslaco, Texas. Also, scheduled for part of the Texas track is a study of saline soils and an attempt to map those soil areas by another agriculturist. Pass tomorrow begins at 16:10 Greenwich mean time, at iii degrees west longitude and end at 16:25, that's 71 degrees 56 minutes west longitude. Does follow track 20 and at the end of the Z-local vertical pass there will END OF TAPE

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PAO Iii degrees west longitude and ends at 1625 at 71 degrees 56 minutes west longitude. Does follow track 20, and at the end of the Z local vertical pass there will be some earth limb data gathered. This is data gathered primarily with the infrared spectrometer the SI91 pointing through the atmosphere to gather data on the general state of the Earth's atmosphere. And it should give some indications on atmospheze quality and to some degree on changes that take place in it. It does look through the atmosphere at blank space rather tban at the ground unlike a number of other tests of atmospheric quality. A number of the sites for tomorrow are atmospheric studies. With one of the primary goals of those being to determine how atmospheric changes effect data gathered on the Earth from remote stations in space. It's hoped that using data of this sort scientists from Johnson Space Center may be able to develope a technique for satellites to automatically correct for atmospheric changes by making measurements of the atmosphere conditions and then putting that data into a computer system which will automatically correct for it, and give you more precise data on the exact state of the Earth below. Also a mapping project in Honduras, Costa Rice, Nicaragua, and other parts of Central America are - will be underway tomorrow. That uses primarily the SI90B camera, the Earth terrain camera, the SI90A camera will also be used if it's operating properly. It's hopped that today's problem was a temporary one, and that if the malfunction procedures run on it: do not succeed that camera will operate properly tomorrow. There had been some problem with the Slg0A, that's the multispectral photographic facility. A set of 6 cameras all 70-millimeter cameras that are bore sited on a single target and shoot all 6 pictures at the same time using infrared film, black and white film with a - green and red filters, and also color films. Those 6 cameras all operate at the same time and during the Earth resources experiment package checkout, earlier in the mission they were not working properly, the sequencer was not working on them. They went through a malfunction procedure and succeeded in getting the sequencer to work. They were able to run them manually and they did have an additional problem again this morning. And they expect that they'll be able to solve that before tomorrow if it doesn't solve itself. This is Skylab Control, we're now 26-1/2 minutes from our next acquisition of signal, and it's almost 15 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 0 hours, 40 minutes and 21 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're approaching acquisition of signal through the Guam Guam tracking antenna, this pass through Guam should last about i0 minutes and we're live for air-to-ground. The Spacecraft Communicator is Hank Hartsfield. CC 8-1/2 minutes at this site. PLT and Skylab, Houston through Guam for as a reminder we're dumping the recorder Rog, Hank.

PAO Skylab Control we have had a problem at Guam with the antennas there. The telemetry is not working and we've had a problem with the voice uplink, but they are trying to rectify the voice problem now and they expect they may get it. They did have a power failure on telemetry. PAO Skylab Control at 50 minutes, and 29 seconds after the: hour. We did not succeed in getting our voice contact through Guam, they had a power failure at the tracking antenna there and they've not succeeded in getting an uplink. Our next acquisition of the signal will be at the Vanguard station, that signal should be coming up in about a half an hour. This is Skylab Control, it's now 51 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at i hour, 20 minutes and 7 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now 56 seconds from acquisition of signal through the Vanguard tracking antenna. This pass through Vanguard should last approximately 10-1/2 minutes and the Skylab Communicator is Hank Hartsfield. CC Skylab Houston through Vanguard for 10-1/2 minutes. SPT Hello Hank. CC And we had a power failure at Guam on the last site so we didn't talk to anybody on the S-band. CDR That's alright, Hank 3 my wife told me everything. SPT Yeah, Hank that was nice. CC You were able to get something done. CDR Yeah. Guam ought to have more power failures. CC A little while ago, we sent up a couple of pad checklist changes on the EREP coolant loop, where we're going to leave the EREP loop up and I thought we owe you the rational behind that is that we've noticed that the coolant loop, it runs a little more stable when the path is opened up to the EREP. CDR Roger, that doesn't bother EREP cooling at all though does it? Correction, ATM cooling. CC Negative. CDR Seems to me I remember back in the fog somewhere that there was some sort of a flap about running those two at the same time all the time because of - it was a partic].e of contamination or something like that. CC Yeah, Jer we had a problem prelaunch I think we had some contamination in the lines and we cleaned

that out and there was some worry about it then. We brought a filter back as you recall on SL-II or III, I forget which and checked that and we didn't find anything in it. CDR Oh yeah, that's right. Okay, well thanks a lot, we'll put that in the checklist. CC While we're on that subject, what is the status of the check la checklist changes, we've kind of fired up a lot of little nit pickers yesterday, are you pretty much up to date. CDR Well, I was up to date until yesterday and then you guys ate us alive last night and this morning and it's going to take us awhile to get caught up now. We were feeling pretty proud of ourselves until we took a look at the teleprinter this morning and then we knew we'd been had. some CC of CDR them had Well to be Yeah, wetre sorry about had to be done. we'll try to nab that but I guess time tomorrow

a little

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to get it done, if we don't I'm going to ask for time allotted day after tomorrow. I'm trying to get some of them done tonight. CC Okay. SPT Say, Hank in looking at the Flight Plan for tomorrow, I have a question of whether the ATM brief is at the same time as the ATM pass? CC Okay, the conference is at 14:02 and I think you're due on the console at 14:14. SPT Okay, that's good Hank. I wonder if we could get ground rule_ I won't have to try to do both at the same time. I can't do justice to both of them and I usually end up not doing justice to either one of them. CC Has that happened Ed, it certainly wasn't supposed to be that way? SPT Yeah that was this morning. CC All I can say it shouldn't have and we'll try not to let it happen again. SPT Thank you, Hank. CDR Hey, Hank do you think our EREP maneuvers ELV maneuvers now have matured to the point where we can let Ed run the ETC? Based on this morning's exercise, Hank I think that it severely hampers the VTS operator, to have to hussle between those two. _TS operator needs at least 2 or 3 minutes to start getting his leading to his target. Now had the targets this morning been Lake Mead instead of those volcanos, it might have been a different story_ but I can't really be sure of that either. CC Roger, and I guess I would SPT (garble) see what we can do is have the CMG inhibit punched up on the DAS attitude errors on the panel and I think those guys can take the (garble) back occasionally and look at attitude errors. And if necessary then (garble) the - hit the air button. CC Skylab, we're still discussing that one down here at the moment, I guess we feel like we still need to moniter the maneuver and the ZLV pass but wetre defintely trying to get out of that mode as soon as we have some confidence in our MMP run. CDR Okay. CC Has anyone looked at the messages that we have sent up to see if we're getting good ones now? PLT little fainter than CC up a little handover a look at the EREP CDR Okay, they're legible now_ Hank just normal. Okay, we copy. Skylab just to clear item here, did - were you asked to disiecant? Negative a

take

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CC Okay, when you get a moment I guess we'd like to-if you get a chance to check the conditions of those things. PLT Well, we checked them anyway, they're all blue. You're talking about the S190 right. CC That's affirmative. CDR operat checklist. CC PLT 2 runs out of each do CC with the viles That's part of the VTS operator's post

Okay. What it looks like, Hank is we get about set of desiccants that we install. Okay, we copy. from Ed 63? SPT_ Houston what did you

SPT Hank I still have them in (garble) (garble) storage location and I'm waiting for a suitable burial time. CC Okay, we would like for you to hang on to those viles. The Pls still dontt want to get rid of them, they say that the possibility may be some live portions of the plants way down in the viles down at the bottom if you haven't already looked there. SPT Okay, Hank I'ii take another look but I looked over the two healthy viles pretty much all the way down to the roots and they looked - there was no resistance to pulling or they were pretty much just like mush all the way through. CC Roger, we copy and we're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll see you at Ascension at 38 and that's about 7 minutes from now. SPT Hank, tell the folks down there, I sure am sorry about the ED63, I have a tough time understanding why they went if they can live in these kind of conditions down on the ground because we had (garble) light and (garble) get down there. CC Roger, we copy. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at i hour 32 minutes and 50 seconds Greewnich mean time. Skylab space station is passed out of range of the tracking antenna at Vanguard. We're now about 5.-1/2 minutes from acquisition through Ascension. The pass, beginning at Ascension, will go through Ascenison, Canary Island, and Madrid and last about 16 minutes. Still about an hour away from the evening status report, that will be given at Guam in this next pass. Skylab crew will have a very busy day tomorrow just as they did today. Earth resources pass is scheduled tomorrow. It begins near the Colorado River at the border of Utah and Arizona, and covers path that follows ou - down through the United States on track 20 passing just to the south of Albuquerque and down the Rio Grande Valley, across the southern part of Mexico through Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Central America, and it concludes in Brazil near the Amazon River's source after crossing part of Columbia. Tomorrow's Earth resources pass is got a - nearly two dozen sites on it listed. Several atmospheric sites and following the conclusion of that pass, which does end over South America, the S191 infrared spectrometer will be pointed through the Earth's atmosphere on what's called an Earth sl Earth limb pass. That's not a Z-local vertical part of the pass. The space station will begin returning to attitude but the infrared spectrometer will be pointed by the operator, is scheduled to be the Pilot, Bill Pogue, through the atmosphere of the Earth to get some data on exact atmospheric conditions at that time. Also, two operations of comet instruments: one is the $201; maneuver for that is scheduled for about 22:00 Greewnich mean time tomorrow. And the $201 has been operated once before on this mission, it's a special instrument called the far ultraviolet eleetronicgraphic camera that was carried up on - by this crew for a - specially use on the comet Kohoutek. Principal investigator on that is Thornton A. Paige of the Naval Research Laboratory, located here at Johnson Space Center. In addition to that, which is an instrument primarily geared to getting an exact data about the composition of the comet, including information about it"s hydrogen and oxygen content, and something on it's carbon monoxide content, if there should be such content, there'll also be a run of the S063, which is an ultraviolet airglow instrument, that is being converted to use on studying the and hydroxyl com_. It too can emissions which is gather some data about of course a combination oxygen

of oxygen and hydrogen. And it also is capable of gathering additional data on carbon molicules that might be found in the comet Kohoutek. The comet is - still remains much dimmer

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than scientists had expected. It is believed that because this is the first pass through the a - through the solar system it may be that the comet material is not activated as much as it would be had it been through the solar system on previous occasions, as for example, Halleyts comet has. Comet is now still traveling at more - more than a i00,000 miles an hour and increasing it's speed daily as it approaches the Sun. It's expected to reach its closest point, about 13 million miles from the Sun, on December 28th. Just before and after it's passed close to the Sun, many of Skylab's instruments now being used out of the anti-solar scientific airlock aided by articulated mirror system - Many of those instruments will not be useable because the comet is too close to the Sun and the instruments themselves would be interferred with by the Sun's closeness. The S063 uses 35-millimeter film and 35-millimeter single lens reflex camera, a pair of them for observation. It also has a couple of filters carried up just for this crew, including a polarizing filter just for the use of on the comet. We're about a minute and a half now from acquisition of signal at Ascension, a pass that will be a overlapping pass through Ascension, Canary Island, and Madrid. And it will last approximately 16 minutes. We're live now for the air-to-ground and Spacecraft Communicator Hank Hartsfield. END OF TAPE

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CC Skylab, Houston. We've got you for about 2 minutes here through Ascension. CDR Roger, Hank. Step 1 of housekeeping 60 alfa is completed now. CC Okay, thank you Jer, and if PLT is available, or anybody for that matter, we'd like to know how the desiccants that are baking out look. CDR Oh, they're coming out real fine. The set of desiccants that are in the 190 right now came out of the oven yesterday, and they were dark blue. CC Dark blue, copy. PLT Hank, how's it coming along on troubleshooting this 190 alfa problem? CC Okay, we're talking about that right now, Bill. We - we've got a procedure we may want to try in the morning try the circuit breakers and things like that. We're working on that now, and we are looking at the possibility of trying to extend the prep tomorrow so that we can get some troubleshooting in on the 190. PLT Okay you got about you got a few minutes it can be done tonight possible, I wouldn't mind doing that tonight. PLT I'm not asking for work Hank. I'm just saying if it can help out. CC Okay, we understand and we're - we're about to go LOS. We'll have a real short dropout and pick up in another minute with the Canaries and Madrid. CC Skylab, Houston. We're with you through the Canaries and Madrid for 12 minutes. CDR Roger. CC Got one other thing got snowed under on things to get up to you. And while ago when we had the problem at Guam, we didn't get to manage the voice and data recorder like we should have. So if you tried to record anything in the i0 minutes prior to Vanguard, it won't be on there because the recorder had run to end of tape and stopped. CDR I think we are allright. I think we were all eating about then, or Ed was exercising. CC Okay good thing. CC Skylab Houston, this may be grasping at straws, I don't know, but in regard to the teleprinter, one suggestion that came in was you might try loosening the (garble) on the cartridge, and then push on the cartridge such that your pushing the paper up against the head as hard as you can do it, and then retighten the (garble), and verify that the cartridge then, is flush to the front panel of the teleprinter.

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Okay, I'Ii try that Hank. And we'd like to wait till after

the Madrid

to do that so we can send up some pads at this time. CDR Okay I'ii hold off. CC And PLT, Houston, I think what we're going to do regarding the S190, this message we've put together will stand on its own, so we're gonna go ahead and try to ship that as soon as we can. And then you can take a look at it and if you have any free time you can work on it if you can. PLT Thank you Hank. CC Skylab, Houston. We're about i minute from LOS. Guam will be coming up at 20 pass the hour. That will be the evening status report, too. We plan to ship up this S190 message at Guam. And I don't know how long it will take to run it if you get a chance to run any portion of it. But if you do try to run it and don't try to get all of it, Just go to step 8 on the procedure and shut it down. PLT Roger, step 8 and shut down. CC Roger, when you look at the pad, Bill, it will be obvious to you there. And also after we go LOS here if you get a chance you might try to tighten up that teleprinter a little bit. PLT Will do. PAO Skylab Control at i hour, 55 minutes, and 35 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now crossing eastern Europeand has passed out of range of the tracking antenna at Madrid. 24 minutes till our next acquisition of signal. That a pass at Guam up coming in 24 minrues will be the evening status report. During this last last few passes the crew has some additional discussion on the teleprinter problem they had earlier. The teleprinter not printing clear enough messages, and they were asked to tighten it up, that is to say, to bring the paper up a little lighter against the printing head, and they hope that will give them a little bit better quality. It is now readable but still a little fainter than it has been in the past. Commander Carr also asked that arrangements be made to put Science Pilot Ed Gibson back on the operation of the Earth terrain camera. The last several days Dr. Gibson has been watching the maneuver and making sure that nothing happens out of order, and the ground thinks that still may have to go on for a day or two yet. Tomorrow has a more than half dozen sites for the view finder tracking system operator. That's the Astronaut who is responsible for pointing the S191 infrared spectrometer at very small targets on the ground. Commander Cart indicated that it's difficult to move back and forth between the two

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instruments and have enough time to locate exactly very small targets like a volcano. It's much earier, of course, he pointed, if you were aiming at a target as large as Lake Mead; it would be easier to spot that than it is to spot some of the very small colored areas of volcanoes such as those in Guatemala. Tomorrow's activity does include an operation on a active volcano in Central America using the infrared spectrometer, and that's part of one of the experiments going on. And data from that will be used by a student named Troy Crites of Kent, Washington END OF TAPE

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PAO - - spectrometer. And that's part of one of the experiments going on an and data from that will be used by a student named Troy Crites of Kent, Washington, who will attempt to gat - gathering data of this sort will attempt to make some preliminary predications of when volcanos might errupt based on data from the infrared and multispectral scanner. Tomorrow's pass on Earth resources begins at 16:10 Greenwich mean time near the Utah Arizona border over the Colorado River and Lake Powell. It covers a total of 4275 miles approximately, about 4300 miles. And the Z-local vertical part of it, that is to say that part in which the instruments are pointed directly at the Earth, ends near the origin of the Amazon at the border of northern Peru in Brazil. Following that, there will be an Earth limb observation during which the S191 and other instruments are pointed at the atmosphere and then off of the Earth's surface and into deep space. The 4300 mile pass has 21 sites listed on it. At the present time, with some possible revisions to be made during the night. During the past half hour Commander Carr has begun the process of shifting power from the command module to the workshop systems. Command modules fuel cells now virtually at the end of their lifetime after nearly 3 weeks of operating. That - they do provide about a 1,000 watts for com_ind module use and at this time - later this evening the shutdown will be completed on the command module's power system and the workshop will be required to provide the power for the command module. The fuel cells are operated with hydrogen and oxygen as their powering mechanism are virtually out of power at this time. They are shu - they have shutdown and begun the vent of the hydrogen now and that is progressing smoothly. They'll expect later, just before the crew goes to sleep, that Pilot Bill Pogue will conclude the comp]_icated procedures for shifting the power from the command module system to the workshop's own solar powered system. Solar power will then be used to keep the command module warm and its system operating. This afternoon we had a M092/M171 run with Pilot Bill Pogue as the subject. That was progressing well and the few times we did have contact with the space station and the experiment was underway, but we have not yet had a final report. We may get a brief indication after the health conference this evening as to whether or not the run was completed successfully. Bill Pogue did complete his last run comp].etely on the M092, all the way through minus 50 as the minimum pressure that he had ran under, and he had not had that uninterrupted. Yesterday, the science pilot completed his successfully. So, th - although all three of the crew members have had some fluctuation in their performance on the lower

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body negative pressure device, all three of them have now successfully completed it after showing that fluctuation. We'll get a further report on that either later tonight or tomorrow morning when the tapes are processed here in Mission Control. Also this morning there was a run for the commander on the Ml31, that's the human vestibular function experiment. That, in addition, of eourse_ to the Earth resources run that was made this morning, had a very low use of thruster attitu _ control system gas. Looks on it - right now, although we haven't gotten the final figures, as if tomorrow's EREP run might be very economical in terms of nitrogen gas in the thrusters. Final calculations are underway right now. We should have some indication of that in the next hour or so. This is Skylab Control 18-1/2 minutes I=o acquisition of signal at Guam, and the evening status report. It's now I minute and i0 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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and

Skylab Control at 2 hours, Greenwich mean time. We're now

19 minutes about 38 seconds

from acquisition of signal at Guam tracking station. Guam pass will last a little over 7 minutes and it's scheduled for the evening status report from the crew. Spacecraft Communicator is Hank Hartsfield and we have air-to-ground now at Guam. CC Skylab, Houston through Guam for 7 minutes. PLT Roger, Houston. CC And we're standing by to receive the evening status. CDR Okay, coming up. CDR Okay, evening status: CDR, 7.5, 7.0 hard, .5 lightl; SPT, 8.5, 8.2 hard, 13 light; PLT, 7-3/4, 6 heavy, 1-3/4 light. Volume: CDR, ii00; SPT, 2300; SPT, 2,000. Water gun reading: CDT, 7045; SPT, 1995; PLT, 8239. Body mass: CDR, 6.299, 6.297, 6.301; SPT, 6.362, 6.365, 6.370; PLT, 6.245, 6.251, 6.250. Exercise: Crewman, CDR, Method Alfa, leg, 29, 4600. Method Bravo, Alfa, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, i0, 20 each. Method Charlie, Charlie, Delta, Foxtrot, 06, 15 each. Method Echo, Alfa, Bravo, 03, I0 each. Method Foxtrot, walk, i0 N/A toe rise=. 01, i00. SPT, Method Alfa, leg, 40, 7337. Method foxtrot, spring, 09, 400, toe rises, 01, i00. PLT, Method Alfa, leg, 29, 5,000. Method Delta, Alfa, Bravo, Delta, 08, 50 each. Method Charlie, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Gulf and Hotel, 07, 15 each. Method Foxtrot, walk, 12, N/A, toe rises, 01, 90. Medication: none. Garments discarded: CDR, one pair of socks, one pair of shorts; SPT, one pair of shorts, PLT, none. Food log: Salt for CDR, salt zero, deviation, minus 1 vanilla wafers, minus one coffee with sugar; SPT, 11.5 salt, deviation, minus jam, rehydration water zero; and for the CDR, rehydration water is plus 1.0; PLT, salt 0, deviation, plus vanilla wafers, rehydration water 0. Camera Log: M487-4 Delta, Charlie India 71, 81, Charlie India 82. EREP (garble) which is a 140 foot cassette Charlie (Garble) 09, 64 N/A, ED63 Charlie India 125, 08, Charlie India 124, Nikon 01_, Charlie X-ray 20, 25, 02 empty, 03 Charlie India 1 1.0 no change, 04 empty, 05 Bravo Hotel 04, 16, 70-millimeter Charlie X-ray 47 052. ETC Charlie (Garble) i0 087, EREP set (garble) 9746, 1932, 9469, 8837, 0608, 9513. Drawer A configuration: Alfa i transporter 07, no change; Alfa 2 transporter 05, no change; Alfa 3 06, Charlie India 125, 08 Charlie India 124; Alfa 4 03, Charlie India 71, 81, Charlie ]india 82. Back 02, no change. Okay under Flight Plan deviations none, shopping list accomplishments none. Inoperable equipment and disposition: the mark I exerciser

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return mechanism, the recoil mechanism has time to troubleshoot it. Urine bag number morning, details are on tape. Unscheduled CC Roger, we copy. CDR And that's it Hank.

failed. We need 1422 failed this stowage none.

CC Okay, and the S190 troubleshooting procedure is onboard and if someone could take a look, we'd like to see if the message prints out any better, once Bill pulled the head in a little closer to the I mean the paper closer to the print head. CDR Okay. PLT I pulled that down as tight as I could toward the printing mechanism, when I tightened the Calfax and we still have gaps in the print. CC Okay, is it readable, Bill. PLT Stand by. Let me take a look at it, Hank. CC Okay and in the mean time, we're about 40 seconds from LOS, Honeysuckle at 32 with the med conference and a reminder that at 36 you go into a NuZ update window. PLT Rog, Hank got that and this is - looks pretty good all except for the first few lines so we may be back in business. CC Okay, we'll just watch it then on the few messages. PLT About the only thing I can't read it says voice record something and rotate camera to intermediate position I'm assuming part of that is left out but it's pretty clear why it is the only thing I can't really make out is the very first line, voice record all something or the other I guess ]procedures or steps. CC Roger, that's record all steps. PLT Okay. next END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 2 hours, 27 minutes and 49 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now crossing New Guinea and has passed out of range of the tracking antenna on Guam. Our next acquisition is 3-1/2 minutes away but that is scheduled for the private medical conference with the Flight Surgeon who is now leaving Mission Control to go to a third floor room where he can conduct that private health conference. Our next acquisition following the Honeysuckle pass which is a private conversation is to be at Canary Islands looks like right now and that's 50 minutes away. During this last pass over Guam we had the evening status report, Commander Cart giving the sleep and exercise periods, film status, medical status and some other details. Indicates the Science Pilot is catching up on his sleep apparently, he got 8-1/2 hours last night which is certainly a new high for him; he had only one other time had gotten nearly that much sleep and that was before a crew day off. Science Pilot has indicated he doesn't want to do the late a few days ago Bill Pogue and evening solar observation which had been begun and that had been turned over now to Pilot the Commander both of whom have indicated a

willingness to do that late pre-sleep activity. Normally the final few minutes before sleep are scheduled for pre-sleep activities for eating the evening meal and for personal hygiene but ATM activities have been desirable late in the evening when it's possible, Science Pilot said it's difficult for him to get to sleep immediately after those, so he is now been taken off the list for solar observations. He got 8-1/2 hours last night, the Pilot got 7-3/4 which is an improvement and the Commander got 7 hours. (garble) still probably not as much sleep as some of crewmembers would like to be getting. Pilot today did perform M092, MI71 during the afternoon hours. All three crewmembers exercising still fairly vigorously with the Science Pilot putting in his usual 7,337 watt minutes, we don't know whether there's a superstition connected to that or what but that has been the figure he's given several occasions, that's a total number of watt minutes generated, he exercised for about 40 minutes today on the bicycle ergometer and he also spent about 9 minutes on the treadmill. All three crew members used both the treadmill and the bicycle today with the Science Pilot spending the most time, both the Commander and the Pilot put in 29 minutes on it, with 5,000 watt minutes generated by the Pilot, 4600 by the Commander. Commander and Pilot have been using the Mark I and Mark II exercisers regularly, those are the rope tension device and the spring tension device that are used for building muscles and they've been using those for

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periods of i0 or 15 minutes at least everyday and both of them also use the treadmill with Commander Carr using it for about: i0 minutes on walking and also doing some to toe rises that's an exercise developed by the Science Pilot. And the Pilot put about 12 minutes in walking on the treadmill, that's a device deveLoped just for this mission by Bill Thornton, a fellow astronaut. And an interesting note on the food, Commander traded his vanilla wafers away to the Pilot tonight the Pilot: ate the vanilla wafers meant for the Commander, which brings up yesterday's inventory of the food supply aboard Skylab. Pilot did an inventory yesterday morning and found that in freezer number 1 there were 4 pork loins and a prime rib. So they've got a little extra food they didn't know they had before, that's some food that was not eaten by previous crews, they do also of course have the standard supply of food that was provided for their own mission which includes high density foods. Well at present time we have the private medical conference underway,, we dontt expect to hear from the crew during this pass and our next acquisition should be about 47 minutes away, that will be at Canary Islands. This is Skylab Control at 31 minutes, 52 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 3 hours, 18 minutes, and 25 seconds Greewnich mean time. Skylab space station now over the North Atlantic is about to be acquired through the Canary Island str - station. This pass through Canary Island and Madrid should last approximately 13 minutes. We have the mission surgeon's daily health report and we'll read that for you at this time. No health problems exists. The pilot completed his lower body negative pressure successfully; there was no assoicated dizziness or faintness. Exercise output continues high and hopefully the mechanical problem with the mini-gym will not hold up the crew's favorite exercise protcol for long, signed by Dr. Hordinsky for Dr. Hawkins. We're now live now for air-to-ground through Canary Island and Madrid. CC Skylab, Houston through Canary and Madrid for 13 minutes. And we'll be dumping the data re - and voice recorder here. CDR Okay, Hank. Houston, CDR. We're com we've finished housekeeping 60-Alfa up through step number 7. CC Roger, copy. SPT Hank, I can give you the frames count on the ATM, if you would like? CC Go ahead. SPT H-alpha, 13288, 56, 04749; XUV spec, 00149; XUV slit, 01418; WLC, 05704. X-ray spec is 04601. Hank, I got a question about the ETC for tomorrow. CC Go ahead. SPT Which film load will we be using? What - are we going to be loading the prime mag and if so with what? CC Ed, in the remarks on your details it says, load the ETC prime mag with CTII, that's in Echo 20. That is Echo 20, stow, exposed film and CTI0 and El9. SPT Okay, Hank, I guess that's my Flight Plan coming up right now. Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston in answer to an earlier question regarding the SPT's monitoring the EREP maneuvers, we'll be sending up a message tonight. We got a further evalution and what we're going to do is relieve the SPT of monitoring during the - the pass; except for those critical parts of the maneuvers and - and the Z-LV itself where the out gimbal drive logic is not active or reset routine is not active. SPT Okay, Hank. CDR Hank, this is the CDR, I've got two cryo vent valves up here and I - I think I'm going to use the

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- the rig that's up in locker D-400. The other cryo vent valve was_ the one I found in A9, on the workshop floor. And I think I'ii just leave that where it is. CC Roger, we copy. CC CDR, Houston. CC CDR, Houston, are there any words you can put on us regarding the Mark I failure that may help us in working out something for you? CDR Well, Hank, we really haven't even had the time to fool with it. But we - you can pull the rope clear out: and then it just won't wind up again. And that's as far as: we've gone with it. We just haven't had time to sit down and look it over and see if we can figure out what the problem was. CC Okay, I guess wetll just take a look at it and[ see if we can come up with some failure modes and then maybe something we can do about it. CDR Okay. CDR Also, Bill and I have not had the opportunity to do any of the DACS troubleshooting either. I think we're going to have to schedule some time in order to do it, there's just no free time in the day for that. CC Okay, we copy. And if someone is near the STS, we'd like to do some REG BUS adjusts. And so we can watch it here with telemetry. CDR Okay, they're all adjusted, I believe. CC Okay, EGIL wants a fine tweak. He says we're a little bit too high, we'd like to rotate both of the REG BUS adjust pots one and two, 20 degrees counterclockwise. CDR Okay, Bill Pogue will be with you in a
see .

PLT I was on channel CC 2, both of them PLT take PLT a leok at

Okay, would you say that again, Hank. recording. Okay, we want to get REG BUS i, REG BUS counterclockwise approximately 20 degrees. That's in work. A that Okay, one. they're all in steady now, Hank,

CC CC going at about 30 using the thing on PLT steps of CC far? PLT

Okay, we'll look at it. PLT, Houston, we had a recorder dump that last site. And we had just stopped the dump for seconds prior to the point where you said you were recorder, so I don't know whether you got everytape or not. Okay, Hank I was just recording the this EREP procedure. Okay, have you turned anything up so Negative, I'm - have hung up on step 6

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right now, I'm trying to locate that gear. (Garble) drive (garble) drive gears - I - I remember doing it a long time ago, but it'll Just take me a while to figure it out. CC Okay. CC Are all the messages coming up now looking pretty good? PLT Stand by just a second, I'ii check them. PLT They're all readable Hank. Looks like you know when your typewriter ribbonts just about worn out that's about what they look like. CC Roger, we copy. Skylab, Houston, we're about 40 seconds from LOS. We'll be coming up on Carnarvon at 59, which is right after bedtime but we want to do that just in ease you have to make a final tweak on the REG BUSes. And if you so desire I could give you a few words of news there. At this point in the local election your Hofhienz is leading Gottlieb by only a couple of percentage points, with something over 200,000 votes in. It's to close to predicte. CDR Roger, Hank, we'll see you then. CC And SPT, one last thing going over the hill, if you're going to do that ETC prep tonight there's a 151 scheduled with it. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 3 hours, 33 minutes, _nd 33 seconds Greenwich mean time. Wetre now out of range of tracking antenna at Madrid and 26 minutes from our final acquisition of the evening at Carnarvon Honeysuckle. During this last pass some discussion at the very end there of the Earth terrain camera preparation for tomorrow. And Science Pilot, Ed Gibson told that a 151 was scheduled (garble) 151 is a time and motion study photography - records made of the Skylab's crew is ability to perform tasks in space to get a little bit better idea of their efficiency at operating. That's of course the project that's been going on since the beginning of the Skylab program. Tomorrow's activities include an Earth resources pass early in the morning, scheduled to begin at about i0:i0 Houston time and conclude at 10:25. It covers a 4300 mile stretch beginning at the southern Utah border and concluding in - near the Paraguay near the Peru, Brazil border in South America. As the evening health report mentioned and was discussed at the Canary Island - Madrid pass, the mark 1 exerciser failed today, that's a rope tension device. The rope now pulls out but it doesn't return. And the crew although they did use the mark I for a part of the exercise today also had to shift to the more primative mark 3 exerciser, which does not provide isotonic force, it doesn't provide an equal force at all times for exercising. It's not a sac - considered as satisfactory. They will attempt to get to that in the next day or so to repair that exerciser. That's one of several exercise devices available to them. They've been using the mark 1 exerciser which is a rope tension device much like the exer-gym. It's they also have a-the mark 2 exerciser which is a spring tension device a set of springs that are used for pulling and stretching and a mark 3 which is also a rope exerciser like the mark i. They also have a treadmill designed by Bill Thornton, and know as Thornton's revenge and Thornton's plow. (Garble) in addition to that they have the bicycle ergometer, and they have been using another exercise which doesn't require any equipment know as Hordinsky's special. The Hordinsky special is a is a isometric exercise that consist of pushing your legs a - apart against 2 objects that are stationary and then reversing that and pushing them together against an object that's stationary. And this exercise helps exercise parts of the legs that are not exeriesed as well by the bicycle and treadmill exercisers. Twenty-three minutes to our next acquisition of signal_ this is Skylab Control at 36 minutes 23 seconds after the hour. END OT TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 3 hours, 58 minutes, 42 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now about 54 seconds from acquisition of signal through the Carnavonj Honeusuekle tracking stations. This pass through both station should last approximately 15 minutes. Spacecraft communicator is still Hank Hartsfield. And we have now completed the ehange over, aceording to telemetry data, from the command module's fuel cells to orbital workshop power for the command module. The workshop now providing several hundred watts, in the neighborhood of 800 to 1,000 watts, for the command module's powering. We're live now for air-to-ground through Carnavon and Honeysuckle in Australia. CC Skylab Houston through Carnavon and Honeysuckle for 13-i/2 minutes. PLT Rog, Hank PLT here and I've got a report on the (garble) CC Okay, you faded out a little bit there, Bill, but we're ready to copy. PLT Rog. I've got some good news and some bad news. First the bad news. Step 6, the end of Step 6 the FMC circuit breaker popped. That's the bad news, and it's still out. The good news is that when I did Step 7, I got all three shutter speeds. CC Okay, that sound's good. PLT Looks like we're out FMC for the moment. CC Okay, it sounds like your good news is gooder than the bad news is bad. PLT That's good to know we weren't sure exactly i_ow critical that FMC was. And the rest of the procedure down to step A has been completed. The remote operations from panel ii0 was satisfactory. I did the checklist, the procedure for the EREP checkout checklist. CC Okay, and just to make sure we got it straight. When you got down to step 6 and tried that the FMC circuit breaker popped. PLT That's affirmative, I turned the little gear and moved the FMC screw a half of turn and pushed the circuit breaker back in and then whatever the next step is yeah when I closed the elrcuit breaker, it started turning and popped. But when we went ahead and checked the shutter speed - everything else worked nominaly and that FMC circuit breaker is still out. CC Okay, what we were looking for, then I guess the message was worded a little poorly there, when that screw should have turned back to the original position and I guess we might have a problem there. PLT Can try to but I know what the original position was. It's got a lug that sticks out on the shaft so I I'm in about the 12:30 position from my reference point as I looked at it. So I know how to put it back where it was.

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CC Okay, let us roll that over for awhile, Bill, and for the time being we certainly don't want to try putting that circuit breaker back in. PLT Okay I figured you'd want to know that I figured you want to leave it the way it is, I got it all buttoned up and everything is on tape. CC Okay, real good, we really appreciate it. And if you're still up there in that area we'd like to get one more tweak on the REG adjust. PLT Give me about 30 seconds. CDR Hank, the housekeeping 60 alfa is complete. crip vent valve, is connected up to the hatch dump, and live the poly (?) choke on ortho (?) setting number i. CC Roger, we copy. PLT PLT is in the STS ready to do REG adjust. CC Okay, on REG BUS i, weVd like to go 5 degrees counterclockwise and we need - it's still a little bit high:, we just want to bring it down a little bit more. PLT Okay, you've got it. Take a look at that. CC Okay, thank you, Bill. And we really appreciate your efforts on that S190 tonight, we wouldn't have had time to do that tomorrow. the got PLT That's what I was afraid of, I donVt want to miss another pass of 190 stuff. Getting to sleep is a little easier. How critical is that FMC? We can still get some pretty good picture without it, can't we? CC hearing in numbers about i0 percent, we're going to look into it over the night maybe a i0 percent resolution loss, which is really not too bad. PLT Okay, thank you. CC PLT, Houston. That FMC circuit breaker wasn't already opened when you went to the camera like it may have popped earlier, was it? PLT That's negative. When I got to that step I had to pull it. CC Okay. CDR And Hank, it'll probably be a half an hour before I get to sleep, so if you want to make one or two more calls to clarify the troubleshooting during the night, well, go ahead and give me a call up to about 10:30 or quarter of ii. CC CDR read cryo CC down vent about valve CDR, Houston are Go ahead Hank. you still available.

Okay, we've got a question about what you housekeeping 60 alfa. did you innereonnect the and hatch QD with a high pressure vent hose?

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That's affirmative. Okay, we had a checklist change today that deleted that step, went up didn't want that hose

that early

this

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CC - okay we had a checklist change that went up your - today that was - deleted that step, went up early this morning. We didn't want that hose connected up to the side hatch there, the hatch QD. CDR You know how it is in the paper world. I'ii go up and disconnect it. Does (garble) one okay? CC That's affirmative. CDR CC hatch CDR

Okay,

the

QD

also,

Okay. And CDR, Houston we want you to disconnect get the QD and the pressure vent hose off. Wilco. And PLT, that was a beautiful tweak (garble). It's just about exactly what Houston, how does weight process pressure look to you there? We'll check it. That looks okay to us. Okay, my leader just (garble) we want.

you

CC did on those CDR processor exhaust CC CC CDR again. CC had with is good. CDR

out high

we've which dump.

that

Ok okay, I guess that's the problem thing all along. We're reading .006 Okay, I'm re reinitiating the squeezer

CC Skylab, we're about a minute from LOS. We won't talk to you anymore tonight. We'll see you in the morning. 'm sorry we hit you with so many things this evening, you guys are doing a real good job again today. The only little bit of news I'ii pass on to you is the election here locally is still pretty close. Last count I had was Hofheinz approximately 123,000 to Gottlieb 119,000. So I guess we won't know until it's all counted. CDR Thanks Hank, and good night. PAO Skylab Control at 4 hours 14 minutes and 53 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has now passed out of range o f the t racking antenna at Honeysuckle. We're 35 minutes from our next acquisition of signal but we do not expect the crew to be awake at that time. Bill Pogue did indicate he was going to be up for a while longer, but we expect this is good night for the crew. Busy day aboard Skylab and a successful one with geothermal energy scanning pass over the west coast, Mexico and Central America early this morning. Also, a run of M092, today on the Pilot Bill Pogue which he accomplished and completed successfully with no adverse symptoms which is good news. All the crew memebers now have had brief periods of er - erratic behavior

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during the M092, that's lower body But now all of them have succeeded

_egative pressure in completing the

device. run with-

out problems following some slight changes in their conditions. That's a good sign and from that point of view their exercise continues to be excellent. The Guidance and Navigation Officer here in Mission Control is still reviewing the information on tomorrow's maneuvers but at the present time it looks iike we'll h ave a new record low for maneuvers s inca our problem with one of the control moment gyros. Tomorrow's predictions at 20 according Guidance Johnson to the Officer Space of arth three works sources of information that the with, the Skylab simulator here which gave only four mibs or about attitude control m o - maneuver system tomorrow.

Center,

pound-seconds the entire

thruster resources

g as f or And t he

computer run u sing no thruster attitude maneuver that's very with That run a few would to zero slight m can a

the momentum management program indicated control system gas at all using a similar to that one performed today, t o now it. o f That's v irtually in unusually 1 00 good percent news. if we o f

changes reduction run thruster used

today's of of that

used

the

neighborhood

150 p ound-seconds About a third

a ttitude for Earth

control resources

system,_s. passes yesterday

and tomorrow's prediction at least says that we'll use only a fraction of the gas that we used today, hat's s till - does prevent p resent some risk however, he indicated t hat i t is p ossihle for t he computer run to have an area of inaccuracy and that area of inaccuracy could cause a n expensive use of TACS. There are some risk involved of course in any of the maneuvers it would be a And of course hut if that predicted run proves successful tremendous saving of ACS gas for tomorrow. for the maneuvers on the comet Kohoutek, much is the use a slight of TACS amount gas of is expected to noise so there desaturation we for the the

less complicated maneuvers, he none. Of course there may he some very after a Kohoutek

very slight use of the gas during maneuver, hut at the present time gas will be tomorrow, used using

expect that virtually that no two Koh - Kohoutek observations

at all SO63,

ultraviolet airglow equipment and also the $201, which is the comet camera carried up by the crew. That's the far ultraviolet the far ultraviolet electronographic camera. During this last pass Pilot Bill Pogue talked about his work with the malfunction procedure on the 190A, the Earth resources set of six cameras, known as the multispectral photographic facility. He said that everything worked beautifully with the exception of the FMC, which is the forward motion compensation part for the movement of the equipment. of the space station That device across the compensates ground

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approximately 4 miles a second. If the forward mou - motion compensation equipment does not work properly tomorrow morning, and it's expected that during the night the Earth resources people will look into means of correcting any problem with that device. If it should fail to work at all, tomorrow and the - and the equipment is not able to compensate for forward motion, it would slightly reduce the resolution of the photography. That is to say the pictures would not be quite as crisp as they normally are, reduction and resolution is very very slight however, only i0 percent almost negligible for most expermential purposes. So that looks like very good news for tomorrow's Earth resources pass with the 190A, which failed during part of today's pass, being ready for operation tomorrow and also, a very very slight use of thruster attitude comtrol system gas for the pass tomorrow and for the two Kohoutek maneuvers. Housekeeping 60A, which is the transfer of power from the command module to the workshop and the close out of the fuel cells was completed successfully tonight. However, Commander Carr had not completed it with all details. There was a checklist change sent up to him this morning, he missed that change involving a connection of a vent valve from the cryogenics to the hatch and that should have been deleted from his list of instructions aboard the space station. He did miss that but he said it was that's a problem with all of the paper world that the crew has. However, that was easily corrected tonight without any problem. The power to the command module is now being provided by the workshop's electrical systems. The electrical general instrumentation and life support systems engineer who's responsible for that el END OF TAPE

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PAO However, that was easily corrected tonight without any problem. The power for the command module is now being provided by workshop's electrical systems. The electrical general instrumentation and life support systems engineer, who's responsible for that electrical power system, says there's no problem in doing the maneuvers for EREP which are much longer maneuvers and, as a result, provide less electrical power. He said it looks quite easy to balance it and they have not yet done any powerdowns which might be done in the event power became a critical problem. He said that at present we can balance it by using both airlock module batteries and ATM batteries for balancing off the total power requirements of the workshop. So that's good news from the point of view that electrical power which seems to be quite satisfactory now. After some problems with that very early in the first mission that's pretty much cleared up. Teleprinter is still not printing the crispest copies possible, but they are readable. And it's probably gonna be suggested tomorrow morning, if they like, may want to try paper from another tube. That is to say another batch of paper. It's possible that the paper batch is not up to standards and that may be the problem. If that should fail they can't changeout the teleprinter altogether and begin working with another on. That will be left up to crew discretion probably tomorrow morning. That concludes our activities for today. There is an Earth resources pass scheduled for tomorrow morning. Tomorrow's scheduledalso includes two maneuvers for the comet Kohoutek: one using the $201 (garble) electronic graphic camera; and one using S063 for comet photography. In addition, there is approximately 4-1/2 hours of solar observation time on a Sun that has grown quite a bit quieter than in the past. Most of the active regions including 87/92 row moving out of view on the Sun's west limb, right right edge of the disk as you look at it. And there is also a run of the M092 and 171 experiment, that's two lower body negative pressure device that was run on Pilot Bill Pogue today. That will be run on Seience Pilot Ed Gibson tomorrow as will the metobolic activity experiment which uses a bicycle also expected to perhaps take a look at the mark i the rope pull device that did not perform properly Expect to hear from the crew next tomorrow morning 6 o'clock. This is Skylab Control it's 22 minutes 18 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE ergometer. exerciser, today. about and Crew's

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14 up

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 12 hours minutes, mission day 20, December 5th. We'll leave the line for wakeup call from CAP COMM Bob Crippen. CC (Music). CC Good morning, Skylab. We're AOS through - PLT Good morning, Crip. CC - - Carnarvon here. And we've got you for about another 2 minutes, and then we'll hand it over to Honeysuckle. PLT Okay. CC Skylab, Houston, we're going to go LOS from Carnarvon in about 30 seconds, and I'ii have you again at about 45 over Honeysuckle. PLT Okay, Crip. CC Skylab, Houston. We're back with you through Honeysuckle Creek for 4 minutes. CDR Hello, hello. CC Hello, hello. Whenever you guys get a chance to wander up and look at the teleprinter, we're kind of anxious to know whether the messages up there are readable or not. SPT Okay, we'll let you know. CDR Okay, I'm taking a look at them now, Bob. CC Okay. There is sure a lot of reading if I have to do it all verbally. SPT I pity the guy thatts got to write it. CC Roger, that. CC Woodpecker assures me it's going to work. PLT Okay Crip, they all look good, well let's see, not good but readable. And you may expect one or two calls to clarify certain letters or numbers. It looks like it's very - it's sort of dim_ but you can read it. CC Okay. I guess it still sounds pretty much like it looks like you explained it to us last night then. PLT Yes. CC Okay, we're i minute from LOS. We'll see you again over Hawaii in about 15 minutes at 12:38. And as you're looking through those pads there is a few things that I'm going to have to explain to you like we have uplinked a couple of extra VTS and ETC pads because we're going to try to get Ed to do those so you won't have to be hustling back there back and forth all the time. We'll talk about those a little later. PAO 24 minutes. Pilot Pogue duty Skylab viewing of 8kylab Control, Greenwich mean time 12 hours Wakeup call through the Honeysuckle tracking station. the first to wake up this morning. He was the oncrew member last night. T053 experiment for today, the laser beam from Goddard Space Flight Center has

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to

bad

weather

in

the

Goddard

area.

Discussion

with Pilot Pogue concerning the, the reability of the teleprinter. The crew had remarked last night that some of the messages were unread _le. He said this morning it all looks good, but you might expect a few ealls for clarification of some numbers or letters in the teleprinter load which went up during their sleep period. Today is a day for maneuvers for comet Kohoutek, the eleventh Earth resources pass in the mission, medical experiments, and continued observations of the Sun. Today's schedule includes two maneuvers for comet Kohoutek. One using the $201, a far ultraviolet electronographio camera, and one using S063 ultraviolet airglow horizon camera. The $201, a complex camera, records wave - light wavelengths too short to be seen by the human eye. The short wavelengths are scattered and absorbed by Earth's atmosphere so ultraviolet cameras used on the ground cannot record effectively. Used in spaee, the $201 will be more readily - will more readily record the presence of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon monoxide, and other substanees in the comet's cloudlike head and tail. Astronaut William Pogue will activate the camera from the scientific airlock for just about an hour starting at about 3:37 p.m. central standard time. A minor attitude maneuver of the space station is associated with $201, a roll maneuver counterclockwise. Spacecraft Commander Gerald Carr will make this maneuver change. The amount of nitrogen gas used in the maneuver is slight and it is expected to have little impact on the fuel usage in the thruster attitude control system of the space station. A morning EREP pass along track number 20 is on schedule. Preparation for the survey begins at 8:20 a.m., data take beginning at i0:i0 a.m., and continuing for 15 minutes, with the space station traveling southeastward near Brownsville, Texas. Water, agriculture, beach, and ocean surveys are included in this run. An intensive photo and sensor pass of Padre Island will be made for Dr. Thomas L. Barnett of the Johnson Space Center, one of the EREP principal investigators. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dr. C. L. Wiegand will be looking for data on citrus fruits and other agriculture products in the Rio Grande Valley. In addition studies of Colombia, and Central America will be made for Dr. O. E. Fischnich of the United States - United Nations organization. There are approximately 4-1/2 hours of solar observation on the Sun today. That has - a Sun that has shown generally quiet in the recent days. Sharing equally in Sunwatching are the Science Pilot, Ed Gibson, and Astronaut Pogue. Astronaut Gibson is the subject during today's M092/MI71 lower body negative pressure, and metabolic activity run. He will be by Commander Gerald Carr. The medical experiment starts at

assisted

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1:18 p.m. and are scheduled to run for about 2 hours. Other activities on tap today include S191 Earth limb photography, S019 UV stellar astronomy, physical exercise and training_ and personal hygiene, and routine housekeeping. Skylab IV crewmen their 20th day in orbit, 2 - END OF TAPE

now

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PAO - - besides training and personal hygiene and routine housekeeping. Skylab IV crewmen now in their 20th day in orbit; 205 days for the Skylab space station. Next acquisition in 9 minutes will be through the Hawaii tracking station. At Greenwich mean time 12 hours 28 minutes_ this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 12 hours 36 minutes. We will have acquisition through the Hawaii tracking station as the crew begins their 20th day in orbit. Another full revolution with the space station in Z-local vertical attitude this plan for today, similar to yesterday's maneuver. Plight Director Don Puddy predicts little if any usage of TACS propellent for this maneuver. This will be done at orbital noon. Maneuver to conserve fuel and put the vehicle in the proper attitude for the Earth Resources instruments to be aimed along the groundtraek, groundtrack 20 for EREP pass number 9 for Skylab mission. CC Skylab, Houston; we're AOS through Hawaii far 8 minutes. CC SPT, Houston. Ed, I've got several changes I'm going to need to make to your detail Plight Plan. If you got time, we can get them this pass; if not we can get them a little bit later. Probably the most immediate one is that the upcoming laser photograph has been scrubbed due to weather. SPT I'ii be with you in a minute, Crip. CC Okay, no - no rush, Ed. CC I didn't give you time to rub the sleep out of your eyes yet. SPT We'll be past the Z-LV pass if you wait for that, Crip. Go ahead. CC (Laughter) Okay, do you have your detail pad handy, Ed? SPT Sure do_ Itm looking at it. CC Okay, first - first line item at 12:58 you can scrub off. Okay, the at 14:51 we have you down for Z-LV assist; we need to change that to 14:48. And the times will be 14:48 to 15:00. Okay, you can tell me when you got that one. SPT Great results from the computer came in again, huh? CC You're - Roger that. CC We get a little bit smart - we get a little bit smarter on the maneuvers as we go through the evening. Okay, now I'm going to talk a little bit more about this maneuvering for the Z-LV. But we're actually

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going to need you on the panel there at three separate times, and we don't need you there continuously throughout this thing. So, I need you back again at 16:01 to 16:13 with the Z-LV assist. And again at 16:27 to 16:38 with the Z-LV assist. SPT Okay, Crip, I understand the first and last, what's the center one for? CC Okay, what we're doing on this particular Z-LV, it turned out so well yesterday we're going to improve it today_, is initially when we maneuver instead of going directly to Z-LV we're going to what we're calling it a Z-LV offset attitude, which actually ends up putting the principal axis in the orbital plane. Consequently the the torque on the vehicle should be essentially zero. And then to get into a data take attitude, Just prior to doing the data take, we need to go ahead and maneuver to the real Z-LV attitude. And that's the one I got you down there for at 16:01. And then, of course, 16:27 is when you come out. While I'm talking about - about those, if this one is successful, and we think it'll probably be today, the terms that wetre using, and if you'll look at your Z-LV maneuver pad you'll see that down there in the monitor we're calling them in maneuver to Z-LV bias and then maneuver to Z-LV, and then maneuver to solar inertial. We wonder if those terms are them. SPT explanatory enough and you what kind of go along with

I understand

you're

saying

verbally,

Crip, and it sounds good. Let me take a look at the pad. CC Okay, no big rush on that. You can do it and give us a comment on it later if you'd like. Now, Ed, there's one other item. We have sent you an ETC ops pad. And this is a little bit tight, but I don't think it's any tighter than what we've been asking of Bill and Jer running down to do the ETC. gut, I take you off the panel there at 16:13, and we have you go ahead and go to auto on the ETC at, I believe the time is 38, 16:13. Let me verify that. 16:13:36. And that - that time is not really critical. It only giw_s you 36 seconds to hand I got a keyhole coming up here. I'm going to call you on the other side of it. CC Okay, Skylab, we're back with you out of keyhole, and we're only a minute from LOS. Goldstone will be at 12:50, and that's about 5 minute away. Ed, did you copy what I was talking there about on the ETC, the time is - doesn't leave you but about 36 seconds. However, it doesn't hurt if you're a little bit late on that one. SPT Got a question here, Crip. When do we

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really arrive in Z-LV and settle down? I found before the times were a little bit tight because I had to remain at the pane] maybe a minute or two longer to make sure we really had settled down. CC Okay, we normally allow 2 minutes for settling on any time. But wetre - we're saying at the end of the maneuver time a moment ago over how you monitor the maneuvers. But the times I give you is when you should be able to leave the panel with no - no problem. SPT Okay, sounds good. We'll see how it comes out. Give me the good words on monitoring on this other pass. CC We'll do that. PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 12 hours 46 minutes. Loss of signal through Hawaii. Next acquisition will be the Goldstone tracking station in 3 minutes and i0 seconds. We'll come back up for the Goldstone pass. END OF TAPE

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SPT Crip, I'm looking at the maneuver pad and all looks pretty clear. CC Okay. Very good then, Ed. Tell you what, I think we've been updating it about once a day, but we're planning on sending you another maneuver manitor message this morning to replace the one you got and it's still basically the same thing. No big changes. There's one small note and I'ii wait til we've got it onboard before I discuss it with you. SPT Okay. Is the technique for monitoring outer gimbal on CMG-2 still valid? CC Yes, sir. All of that basic technique that we gave you is still good. We've actually - about the only thing, in addition, is that when you get back to solar inertial, we're gonna ask you to stay on the panel for about 5 more minutes and that's because that the the gimbal or the automatic CMG reset routine is not active for it for actually 4 minutes when you get back to solar inertial and we're gonna make it 5 to be consistent throughout. I'ii talk to you a little bit more about that. SPT Okay. Do we have any monitoring techniques on the gimbal, if we run into problems there? CC We're gonna use attitude, strickly. And it'll be explanatory in the message, but you don't think that when you - when you get up, you got to be on the stop and get out so far and you automatically get the routine. SPT Okay. CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. We'll see you again in about 4 minutes over MILA, at 12:58. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS through MILA for 9-1/2 minutes. CC CDR, Houston. If you have a little while, I'd like to - during this pass and the next one coming up, I'd like to discuss your 233 pad and what we're planning for future ops in that area. CDR Okay, Crip. I'ii catch you next pass. CC Okay. That'll be fine. CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. We'll see you again over Carnarvon in 40 minutes at 13:49. 13:49. • CDR CC PAO 13 hours station. Roger, Crip. We'll see you then. Rog. Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 12 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda tracking Next acquisiton will be Carnarvon in 36 minutes

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Ascension is shown on the plotboard as having on this pass, however, Ascension is not up for Next acquisition in 36 minutes i0 seconds will be

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours 47 minutes. Skylab now presently in its 2959th revolution. Acquisition coming through Carnarvon in 40 seconds, as the Skylab_s crew prepares for the EREP pass of the morning to put the vehicle in another full revolution in Z-LV attitude, a mode to conserve TACS propellant. Approximately 25 seconds to acquisition. We'll hold the line up for CAP CO_ Bob Crippen. The Flight Director is Don Puddy. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Carnarvon and we have you for about 10-1/2 minutes. CDR Rog, Crip. CC Okeydoke° Need to talk to both the CDR and PLT, when they get a chance, about some pads. CDR Okay. You got us. CC Okay, Jer. For you, if you noticed on your 233 pad for today, we you'd previously reported that you were a little bit rushed on trying to get through the photos, what we're going to give you is the time of comet rise and the time of sunrise and the time for your first photo and let you pace yourself from there. CDR Okay. I noteced this mornlng, Bob, that the comet is getting awful close to the solar panel. I guess it won't be much longer before we loose it. We'll have to go to a different window. CC Okay. If that occurs and you think it gets a little too close before we change, well, please please let us know. Another item on that, we are talking about in the future when we schedule it, allowing you 4 minutes prior to data take and two minutes after data take as is the total time for that, and we wonder if that's adequate? CDR Yeah, that's about right, Crip. CC Okeydoke. And for Bill, I need him to get his detail pad out and make one change to that, please. PLT Stand by i. CC Jer, while I've got you, if you have the 201 maneuver, I need to make a change to that pad also. CDR Okay. You can go ahead on the 201. CC Okeydoke. I want to change the maneuver time and star_ time right at the first to initiate the maneuver. Maneuver time is going to be 17 minutes and that's a 05:00:21 entry. And we want you to go to ATT HOLD CMG at 21:38:00. CDR Okay. Maneuver time is 50:21 17 minutes, ATT HOLD at 21[:38. CC Hog. That's 05:00:21. And I can give you the rates in attitude since they're going to be changed slightly because of that. X is Stand by i.

so

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And

CC Z is minus

Okay. .006.

X is minus

.064.

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.004.

CDR Okay. Going to ATT HOLD, X is minus .064. Y is minus .004 and Z is minus .006. CC That's all correct. I believe that's all - all the changes I have for you, Jet. That will be enough. CDR Okay. Those are the same rates going back to SI, right? CC The rates going back to SI are still correct. We're not changing that maneuver time at all. CDR Okay. PLT PLT, ready to copy change for details. CC Okeydoke, Bill. We forgot to put in one momentum dump enable that we need at 22:35. We need you to do it for us. CC Okay. And that's the only actual pad change I had. We did send you an ETC pad earlier. But we're going to have Ed do that for you so you can just forget your pad. And consequently we sent you a new VTS pad, which instead of having you running back doing the ETC gave you, I believe a couple more VTS targets. So you should be using the latter one, which is numbered 2016; Charlie I is the first page. PLT Roger. Charlie I is the one I use. CC Okeydoke. And the only other item, I guess, I've got outstanding here is, day before yesterday we had you scheduled for a houskeeping 2 Charlie. I'm not sure who we had scheduled for that now, but we could not find anywhere on the dump tapes the temperatures, the rate gyro temperatures recorded. Can you confirm for us that that was done? PLT Rog. I did that and I thought Ed was going to put it on tape, but he must have misunderstood me. It was 96 degrees. CC Understand, 96? PLT That's affirmative. CC And was that for all six gyros? PLT Negative, Bob. I only saw the little thing on one of them. So I only read one. CC Okay. We have the things on all six of them. So we'll find out here. Do you know which one you read, per chance? PLT Stand by while I go up and check them. CC Okay. That's not important, Bill. We'll go ahead and find out what we - whether we want to get it repeated or what. CC And Skylab, Houston. We need to get some one of you to manually close the shutter. It is closed now,

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but we want you keep the computer up automatically SPT CC CC other item that FMC circuit PLT CC

go ahead and actuate the switch. That'll from doing it automatic - opening it back later. Crip, which shutter is that? I'm sorry. The star tracker shutter. PLT, Houston. I guess we've got one we need to talk about. That 190A on the that Rog. Okay. opened up on Go. Before your you. pass today, we need

to

breaker

you to rotate that position from what then close the FMC PLT

FMC screw one-half turn back to it's original you did it in the mal yesterday. And circuit breaker with the 190A POWER OFF. Understand.

CC Okay. And if per chance that 190A does not operate today_ we want you to check that FMC circuit breaker and if it's open we want it to remain open and then reinitiate - try reinitiating camera operation. PLT Okay, and what if it - what if it doesn't open and it doesn't work? CC Okay. If the circuit breaker is closed, we want you to go ahead and open the breaker and turn off the FMC and then reinitiate the camera operation. PLT Okay. CC And is the SPT available for a brief talk? SPT a question. I see nominal cage before are - don't require now? Go ahead, Bob. And first let me ask you on the maneuver, we're not doing a we start. Is that because the maneuvers as much momentum because of the mode we're

in

CC We have previously been really doing that nominal cage to try to get our gimbal angles in a position that we knew what they were going to be when we did the maneuver. And also to help the momentum situation if it was required. But we found out that by doing the cage this time, that actually got us into trouble with the angle. So that's the reason we're not doing we're won't it. We've actually changed our criteria, going to be doing a nominal H-cage now. see us doing it as much. SPT Okay. Go ahead. Okay. I was getting ready to go monitor message. whether And you probably

CC we're I'm that maneuver

just going to tell you that off and I haven't sent you up Basically it's the same not going the Z-LV have your to ask gimbal maneuver

thing that we've had before, except we're you to monitor throughout the Z-LV because logic comes into play 5 minutes after you time going you on the into Z-LV panel for

is timed out. So really we only need that first 5 minutes. And then one other

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additional item is that once you get back to solar inertial_ I mentioned this earlier, you don't have the auto reset for the first 4 minutes. So we're going to ask you to go ahead and stay there for about 5 minutes to monitor that. And I think the thing will be fairly self explainatory. We're going to go LOS here, shortly. We'll have you again at Guam in 3 minutes, and that's at 14:02. SPT Okay. And things we were saying before the maneuver, during the maneuver, and 5 minutes after (garble) maneuver, that ought to do it. CC That's just about what it covers. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 14:00 hours, with loss of signal through Carnarvon. Next acquisition at i minute 40 seconds will be the Guam tracking station as Skylab IV crew members, Gerald Carr, Ed Gibson, Pilot Bill Pogue prepare for the ninth Earth resources pass of the Skylab IV mission. A pass which begins near the UtahArizona border along groundtrack 20 and ends at the origins of the Amazon River at the border of northern Peru and Brazil. Groundtrack 20 was the subject of EREP instruments last week in the first EREP pass, however, that pass was a solar inertial data-gathering for EREP. The vehicle actually, was traveling along ground 6 and the EREP instruments were aimed obliquely at groundtrack 20, 260 miles to the east of the intended groundtraek. Today will be a straight shot down for the EREP instruments over groundtrack 20. Next acquisition in 45 seconds. We'll hold the line up for the Guam pass. CC Skylab. AOS Guam 9 minutes for your ATM conference. SPT Morning, Story. Go ahead, Bill. CC Morning. MCC Okay, Ed. Let me start off here with a quickie word about 82B. We've noticed a couple of times here the 82B exposure has continued past 400 kilometers. The 40-killmeter door signal closing the shutter during the exposures. We'd like to pass up some words to make sure you do terminate 82B at the 400-kilometer time. Mainly, because, if this occurs during the long transport, the eighth exposure, we have the potential of jamming the camera. Also the atmospheric extinction ruins the exposure rather than truncating it, so we'd prefer to close door at 400 kilometers and we're passing up some words as soon as we get them through the system here. SPT Okay. I saw something on that this morning. Glad you caught that one. MCC Okay. And once one other thought here. The 54 pad that I promised you for several days now explaining what's going on should be up this afternoon. The teleprinter pool was a bit overloaded yesterday and there's a 54 meeting this morning so we intend to include those results and that should be up this afternoon to you then. SPT Okay. I'ii look for it. MCC Okay. What I'd like to get into here now and actually take the rest of the pass if necessary, otherwise I have some things to follow, is a little bit of how-goes-it and maybe you could - (garble) me how you, Bill, and Jerry are operating and concentrate on anything that we can do here

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the ground to help you out. SPT Okay. I think, the biggest thing is that we found this certainly a little bit different than the simulator because you got so darn many other variables that come into play here. Not only the other ATM activities you got like, for example, 400 K is one thing we've never really watched too much. Some of the off-nominal modes operation now in the experiment. The operation of all the other things going on in the Skylab at the same time don't allow you to prepare as much as you'd like for a (garble) - a given pass. So I think we're just getting adjusted to that and we made a few errors and we regret those but I think we got some good data in the same time and we're hoping to cut down the number of errors and increase the quality of the data as we go. I think we're learning and just continue with the - a little observing time in each orbit and I think we'll get there. MCC Okay. You'll notice on today's pads that the observing time is 5 minutes on the average, I think, per crewman, per orbit, with occasionally some extra time for shopping list items and things of that nature. SPT Yeah. I found that, I personally, would like to get a little more time up here just to think about what I'm doing. It's been pretty mechanical, so far, and that's not the way it should be. I think there ought to be a little bit more time on occasion to - not only think about what's come up that I'm assigned to do, but, also some of the targets of opportunity, which I've really not had that much time to observe and think about what I'm doing and that I do regret and I hope that'll change a little as we go along. MCC Okay - SPT I'm not asking for more observing time right now, (garble) for the EVA. But I think sometime (garble). MCC Okay. And the other thought here is we haven't given you as much observing time as we would have liked to because of the conflicting things of wanting to give you observing time and also wanting to spend as much time as we could on the active region 87/92 complex and the filament prominences just before they disappeared over the west limb, which they have done. SPT No. That's understood. And I think you're doing it right. While wetre coming up to speed and getting experience, we ought to be doing all those things that you think are very worthwhile to the ground so I've no complaints.

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MCC Okay. A couple of thoughts here. By now, you've probably received the update that talks about the surge that occurred last night with material seen in H-alpha out to about 0.04 of a solar radius out of the 87/92 complex around behind the limb. Thought you might be interested in knowing that 55 was on the region and began taking data right at sunup, shortly after the surge was noticed so that in about 48 hours from that time, which is about our average turnaround on 55 data we should know what we saw there and we'll certainly let you know. SPT Hey, that's very good. Go ahead. MCC And, one other thought here, on the complex thatts around the limb now, some numbers that you may not be aware of. We are presently 1 day behind the limb with active region 92. Any material that goes out further than 0.03 radii will be seen by you. In 2 days, in other words 1 day from now, 2 days behind the limb, the limb extinction would be for 0.15 radii material ejected from the region. On the third day that becomes 0.33, so that big energetic event we saw last night could have been seen oh, about 3-1/2 days around the limb and you might anticipate seeing some surge type activity on the west limb here for the next day or so. SPT Okay. We'll look for it. I'm wondering whether I actually was able to see the surge the other night when I did describe it. I was wondering whether that was actually what I was looking at. The question was on the air-to-ground once and also once on the tape, but, I imagine eventually they'll be able to correlate what I said with what they saw and see whether there was any correspondence. MCC Okay. Again, we're trying that, the data cycle on 55 is at about 48 hours before we see it and they are correlating things of this nature and I did have some further thought here on some 55 data, in answer to some previous questions of yours. SPT Okay. Just allow me about i minute at the end to give you a couple of questions. But go ahead. MCC Okay. Why don't you give me the questions
now .

SPT Okay. For the prominence work today. I would propose that, if you wanted to get the spectra, that I shopping list i with a - which is good, but to get the spectra, use shopping list 12, building block 28, with the 56 to single frames. The 82B with long exposures and then for the 55 use the 55 grating auto scan with 2 MARS which is

use I

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- or one MAR_. which is the 26A and for shopping list 26A, or would that be combining two of them? A second thing is 82B. In their exposures minimum and maximum for any given phenomenon. In other words when I'm out there looking at it in a good prominence, I'm not sure whether I'm giving them too long or too short of an exposure in a given wavelength. Thirdly, are they as lightly interested in comparison spectra as I thought they were before we left, that is taking one other prominence and then rolling Sun center until you got the slit completely off prominence at the same altitude and taking another spectram of the same duration and does 55 want to go along and same thing? And lastly, is anyone interested in shopping list item 30,. which is micro (garble) line profiles and if so in the prominence what line alignment beta or oxygen Vl or some other low temperature one. MCC and get spectra you 82B Okay, Ed. We'll work on those right away answers up. On the question on the comparison is interested in that and 82B and 55 worked yesterday whereby slit and largely still to do that yesterday, but shopping list items I

out some compromises in the plannings we can get comparison spectra on the be in prominence with the MAR. SPT I just ran was doing. out of Okay. I was time and some

trying of the

MCC Okay, and on these other items, we'll get you an answer up shortly through Story here and I can give you the 55 words tomorrow. We're about 30 seconds from going over the hill here and it looks like Goldstone is next in about 16 minutes. Which would be about 27 past the hour. SPT Okay. We run out of time too quick. Thanks very much, Bill. CC And, Ed. We'll be dumping the data voice over Goldstone, could you tell what kind of comm setup you're using. You're very weak this morning. SPT Okay. I'm using the headset, Story. The Snoopy cap, which we've got folded up here, and I'm speaking around 2 inches from it. CC Oh, your holding the headset in front of your mouth? SPT That is correct. CC closer. the SPT p's CC OF come through Okay. You may need to (garble) a little some of bit

Okay. When I get kinda hard. Okay.

a little

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PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 14 hours 13 minutes. Loss of signal through Guam tracking station. Next acquisition in 14 minutes 45 seconds through the Goldstone tracking station as Skylab readies for the upcoming EREP pass along groundtrack 20 on the 2961 revolution of the Earth. Presently the vehicle in revolution 2959. Discussions during the Guam pass with backup Pilot Bill Lenoir, concerning the daily ATM conference and activities on the Sun, and general operations of the ATM console for today. Next acquisition in 14 minutes. At Greenwich mean time 14 hours 14 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 14 hours 27 minutes, with the crew readying the spacecraft for the upcoming EREP - Earth resources pass on the upcoming revolution. WeVll hold the line up for this stateside pass. CC Skylab; AOS stateside 16 minutes. Be dumping the data voice here at Goldstone. SPT Story_ while I got the coronagraph display up, why don't I just give you a couple of words on how it differs from yesterday. CC Go ahead, Ed. SPT Okay, we got some fairly faint streamers appearing. One at 2 o'clock, relative to solar north, and a very faint one down there at 4 o'clock. The ones at 3 and 3:30 are still fairly pronounced, the one at 3 being the The strongest. outer two It have looks become like the fainter four which we had and moved further yesterday. towards the picture ones; transient.

pole. Itm not seeing the movement, of course, but I could that happening. The east limb has got two fairly prominent one at 8:30 and one about 9:30. And a very faint one just a little bit south of 9:30, and I see no evidence (garble) CC Okay, Ed. END OF TAPE

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SPT Houston, SPT. CC Go ahead, Ed. SPT Okay, one other thing here in looking at the XUV monitor, the picture which I've gotten from it. The only things which are really evident are the three active regions which we know ofp. and the holes at the north and south pole, and one feature which l've noticed for several days now is pretty much on the Equator about 0.5 or 0.4 radii from along the Equator towards the west. And it's about (garble) diameter fairly round. (garble)this morning. CC Say again, Ed. SPT Did you copy much of the transmission, Story? CC All but the last sentence.

or

SPT Okay, it stands out very clearly, I have seen it previously. It's a fairly uniform but faint circular structure. It's not the type of thing which I am used to seeing in the XUV monitor. It could be Just fortuitous that it comes out this shape, and that uniform, but there may be more to it. CC Okay, got it. Thank you. CC Could you give us the diameter again please, Ed. SPT Yeah, I'd call it about 0.15 solar radii. CC Okay. CC And your transmissions are a lot stronger the last coup]_e of sentences, Ed, than they were earlier. SPT Okay. It depends on how close I hold the mike to my mouth, Story, and I had some comments the other day that the p's were coming kind of hard. And I can hear it right now on the intercom, l'll try to hold it close, and if that sounded good to you, then let me know. CC Okay, we'll take the hard p's. And we're 30 seconds from LOS here. About 40 minutes to Carnarvon at 15:27. Be dumping the data voice there. SPT Okay. Talk to you then, Story. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours 45 minutes. Loss of signal through the Bermuda tracking station. Today's EREP maneuver to aim Skylabts electronic instruments and cameras at the Earth is anticipated to use little or no attitude propellant. Like yesterday's activity, Skylah for a full revolution will remain in an attitude with its solar panels facing away from the Sun. Based on simulations at the Marshall Space Flight Center and Johnson Space Center, Terry Watson, Guidance and Navigation Officer reports very few mibs are expected to be used to aim the EREP instruments at the intended groundtrack which begins near the Utah, Arizona border and ends near the origins of the Amazon River at the border of northern Peru and Brazil. Today's maneuver starts 5 minutes before orbital noon at GMT 14:50 in about 3 minutes from now. While

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spacecraft

passes

over

the

Amazon

River

Delta

in

Brazil.

The control moment gyros to a bias Z--LV attitude. of Brazil when it reaches

are scheduled to pitch the spacecraft Skylab will be over the east coast this bias Z-LV attitude with the Because tends buildup

vehicle's X-axis parallel to the intended groundtrack. of vehicle weight and center of gravity this attitude to pull the workshop end down. This causes a momentum and would result these firings a will be made at before the start the EREP crosses 15-minute inertial in at solar Greenwich in TACS true LZ Greenwich of the

firing during the EREP pass. To preclude maneuver using a - again using the CMGs mean time 16 hours 3 minutes, 7 minutes EREP pass. The Skylab will arrive at mean time California. 16:08, as the At the close space station of the

attitude over Mount EREP pass attitude. inertial mean

at Greenwich Shasta in Skylab It is when time it 16

will be scheduled again hours 34

remaneuvered back for the vehicle over southern or for a minutes,

to solar to he back Brazil period

crosses

of almost 99 minutes in the Z-local vertical attitude. During this period the ATM solar panels will not be aimed directly at the Sun. During the EREP pass the Sun will be shining at underside of the solar panels. No excessive electrical power drain being is anticipated used will be during the EREP this pass instruments. since To the only better

the

instruments explain the

maneuver Guidance and Navigation Officer Terry Watson pictured the maneuver like the face of a clock with Skylab traveling counterclockwise. At 1 o'clock, or Greenwich mean time 14:50 into the mission, the bias Z-LV attitude is initiated. The vehicle arrives at this attitude 5 minutes later or at 12 o'clock on the face of the clock, orbital noon. The vehicle remains in this attitude until 4 o'clock on the clock at Greenwich mean time 16 hours 3 minutes where another CMG maneuver pitches the workshop down slightly for the true Z-LV mode. At 2 o'clock the EREP pass begins. It ends at 1 o'clock on the face of the clock. Shortly before 12 o'clock orbital noon, the solar inertial maneuver is made, and 5 minutes later or at I0 o'clock on the face of the clock again, Skylab is returned to the solar inertial attitude. maneuver to orient Yesterday's is expected the vehicle similiar maneuver used 34 to use little if none minimum into the Z-LV attitude and mibs. Today's impulse burns return to solar

inertial attitude. being begun at this Amazon Delta. Next Greenwich END OF mean TAPE time

This maneuver should be in the process of moment as the spacecraft crosses over the acquisition 36 minutes 35 seconds. At 14 hours 50 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours 26 minutes. We've had loss - We have acquisition through Carnarvon in 50 seconds. We'll hold the line up for CAP COMM Dr. Story Musgrave. CC Skylab, AOS Carnarvon for about 7 minutes. And be dumping the data voice here. SPT Hello, Story. Got a good echo down here. Your transmissions are coming through with echo around 1-1/12 or 2 seconds later. CC Yeah. It seems you guys are too. SPT You're really making sure we hear what you have to say. SPT Story, got a question. CC Go ahead, Ed. SPT On the ETC, they have been turning it on around 14 minutes before we actually go to AUTO. And I'm wondering whether it's necessary to leave this thing grinding away here for 14 minutes or whether I could turn it on around i0 seconds before I go to AUTO, or 15. CC That's a good point, Ed. We'll check on that. SPT This thing really sounds like a coffee grinder. And I'd hate to leave it on for a long period of time and burn something out. CC And, Ed, while I've got you on that XUV monitor circular structure, we believe that's an artifact. We've seen it from downlink 3 or 4 days ago and we also saw it on SL-III. And when you're at the monitor next, you might try rolling to see if it stays in the same place and that will differentiate an artifact from something on the Sun. SPT Yeah. I was going to come back with you on that one, Story. I got to looking back through the pictures that we've taken and noticed that it was there for 3 days ago in the same location. So I had the feeling we were looking at artifact. They sure stood out nice and clear, though, and because of the integration times I'm not using on the pictures, it hasntt come out until about 2 to 3 days ago. CC Yeah. We think it's in the instrument. SPT SPT there. CC Thank you. Thought I had You did. something real interesting

CC Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead, Story. CC That's a good point on the ETC pad, good call. You can change the power on time to 16:12:36. And that's on pad 2017 Alpha.

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SPT Okay. Thank you. CC Thank you. CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS. Six minutes to Guam. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours 34 minutes. We've had loss of signal through Carnarvon tracking station. Next acquisition in 6 minutes and i0 seconds will be Guam. G&N officer reporting to Flight Director Milton Windier, the vehicle attitude looks good. And at this point telemetry on the ground shows no mibs have been fired, no minimum impulse burns initiated for placing the vehicle in the Z-local verticle attitude. Next acquisition in 5 minutes 45 seconds through Guam. At Greenwich mean time 15 hours 35 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 15 hours 40 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Guam tracking station in 45 seeonds. Telemetry coming from the spacecraft indicates still no mibs being initia+ed for this maneuver. We'll hold the line up for CAP COMM Story Musgrave. CC Skylab; AOS Guam 6 minutes. CDR Say again, Story. CC Nothing, we're just here for about 5 minutes, Guam. CDR Okay, Story, I'm in the EREP C&D Prep Checklist. I just got finished setting the FMC and running through the - the camera shutter speed test. We took the FMMC and it manually rotated the shaft back to the position we found it in yes_terday, and closed the circuit breakers. And when I aired up the 190 power and started the shutter, we started it at low, the FMMC circuit breaker popped again. And what happened is the FMMC drove back to the stop that we found it on when it popped yesterday evening. It drove back to that stop and in the breaker box. CC Copy, Jer. CDR So as it stands now, Story, we've left the breaker out; we do have shutter speed with no problem. CC Okay. CC Okay, Jer, and we've got nothing additional on that, just press on. CDR Roger, Story. What do you suppose would happen if we backed that that screw on the FMMC back more than one turn? That is, back to the 12 o'clock position but go one and three quarter turns instead of just three quarters? I wonder if it would still drive to the stop and pop the breaker then? CC Stand by I. CC Jer, for this pass we recommend going with it as is. We'll have about a i0 percent degradation of data. And we'll work on it after this pass later. CDR Okay. CC Skylab, we're at 30 seconds to LOS. We'll see you over Goldstone at 16:04. And we made another SWS run and in the first 5 minutes of that maneuver, please ignore the - the 70 percent criteria on the gimbal angles, it'll take care of itself and we'll be able to look at it. Just monitor your attitude. CDR Okay, Story; will do. PAO Skylab Control; 15 hours 48 minutes. Loss of signal through Guam. Next acquisition in 16 minutes

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25 seconds will be the Goldstone tracking station. At that time Skylab orientating to its attitude for the Earth resources pass along groundtrack 20. Today's Earth resources pass number ll_ actually number 9 in the program, the first two having been cancelled earlier in the mission. A - an important task for this EREP pass is gathering data on important agricultural investigations being coordinated by the food and agricultural organization of the United Nations. Intent is to evaluate crop_ yeild, and production in Columbia, Also, are mapping studies in Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, being coordinated by the Interameriean Geodetic Survey, a U.S. agency, in cooperation with the countries involved. No data has been acquired on previous flights for this - this mapping studies in Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. Also on tap today are studies of volcanoes in Nicaragua. Studies being conducted for principal investigators as well as a student investigation, educational experiment number 12, EDI2, a volcanic study. This is an experiment composed by Troy A. Credis, a 9th grade student at Kent Junior High School, in Kent, Washington. His proposal using data from the S191, S192, as well as the 190 cameras, the A and B, to determine if remote sensing can detect increased thermal radiation from known volcanoes in order to predict imminent eruptions. Volcanoes being looked at in Nicaragua today, there are four. These include the Concepcion Volcano on an island in Nicaragua and Lagoon, the Masaya Volcano, south of Managua, Nicaragua, and Cerro Negra at the edge of the Managua Lagoon, north of Managua, and the Telica, which is north of Leon in Nicaragua. Also plan for study today, by the U.S. Department of Agriculturel is soil type studies along the groundtrack 20. This is the second time groundtrack 20 has been studied by EREP instruments on Skylab IV. The first EREP pass, a solar inertial pass last week, was conducted along groundtrack 6. However, the instruments were aimed at the groundtrack 20 which was approximately 240 miles east of the intended groundtrack; the cameras and instruments aiming obliquely at groundtrack 20. Also under investigation today for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Dr. W. G. Hart, U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Rio Grande Valley, of studies of insect infestation. Dr. Hart reported results from Skylab II. He was able to detect insteck insect infested - infestation in the Rio Grande area. And this is to obtain followup data, is important to demonstrate the progress of the infestation and detectability at a different season. Also, scheduled for today's investigation are sensor

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performance studies by various agencies including the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, at the NASA Johnson Space Center Skylab Program Office. We will have acquisition in ii minutes and 50 seconds through the Goldstone tracking station as the crew is prepared to begin this ER - Earth resources pass. The vehicle still in Z-local vertical attitude, a maneuver which was performed at Greenwich mean time 14 hours 50 minutes, over an hour ago. No TACS at this time has been used according to ground telemetry through the Guam station. The maneuver designed to minimize use of TACS by putting the vehicle into Z-LV attitude at orbital noon. Next acquisition in ii minutes i0 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 15 hours 53 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

SL-IV Time: 12/5/73

MC-665/I 10:,02

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PAO

Skylab

Control.

Greenwich

mean

time

16

hours

2 minutes. Coming through the Goldstone tracking station in approximately 2 minutes. The crew will be on VOX during this pass, Earth resources pass, to gain mapping information on several Central American countries, as well as crop data for the United Nations. Studies of insect infestation in lower Rio We'll hold approximately CDR CC Stateside CDR CC CDR CC it may be which are be clear moving Grande citrus the line up 1 minutes crops and volcano studies for this pass. Acquisition 45 seconds. to EREP, START. we're reading you Story. loud in Nicaragua. scheduled in

for

15

3 minutes Skylab, minutes. Roger,

and

clear.

Maneuver's looking good. Have 1 minute to EREP, START. And for the PLT. On site 330, we expect but, there are some clouds to the north, out. Your series 300 sites all should

clear. You series 500 sites will be about 0.4 to 0.7, Bill. PLT Roger, copy, Story. Thank you. CC And, Ed, you do not have to monitor the maneuver for 5 the 5-minute settling period after 2 or 3 minutes there we'll be here looking at it and you'll feel free to go ahead to the ETC. SPT CDR SPT in case CDR SPT Z-LV CDR to SPT make CDR SPT CDR CDR PLT SPT care of the CDR CDR STANDBY. CDR up for Okay. Thanks very much, Story. On my mark, it'll be 07 - thinking about how I'ii monitor MARK, EREP get to attitude. Stand by for VTS AUTO need CAL. the proper DAS setting START. reinitiate a maneuver to the

this

and

new

I think (garble). (garble)

I would VTS

AUTO

CAL. put in (garble).

- - seeing as Standing by. MARK. MARK. I would

we've

probably

need

one

which

would

take in.

cumulative of those two, which you've already put On my mark, it'll be 07:30. Stand by. MARK. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY; ALTIMETER On my mark, it'll be 08:30. Stand by.

to

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MARK.

S194 to MANUAL.

CDR Shutters are still running on Sl90. CC Okay, Jer. And Ed, you were cut out by the C&D ops. Could you repeat what you said, please. SPT Yeah. I could talk with you more on it later, but, essentially what I would need is the fine maneuver up here, which is a cumulative of the two I've already put in, in case I would have to reinitiate that maneuver. Z-LV plus the fine. CC We got it, Ed. CDR On my mark It will be 16:10:00. Looking for an Sl91 READY light. CDR MARK. S191 READY light on at i0. Reference going to 6. CDR On my mark it'll be 10:48. CDR Stand by. CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER ON, RADIOMETER ON. CDR On my mark it'll be 16:11. CDR MARK. DOWNLINK going to POSITION 3. CDR On my mark it will he 11:17. CDR Stand by. CDR MARK. S192 to READY. CDR CDR away CDR all CC CDR CDR CDR right. Okay. On my mark it'll be 11:44. MARK. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY. MARK. RADIOMETER to STANDBY at 46. At 11:50 the ready light on S190 went out. MARK. The 192 MODE to CHECK. That was MARK. RADIOMETER OFF. 12:08. MARK. ALTIMETER going ON. 190 MODE to RATE to 05. Next mark will be at 12:30. Stand by. MARK. S190 MODE SINGLE. Stand by. MARK. $90 to SINGLE. On my mark ETC to AUTO, Ed, at MARK. Next mark is at 13:53. Stand by. MARK. S190 to MODE AUTO. Stand by. At 23, stand by. MARK. SI90 MODE to AUTO. Hey, it sounds like the S190 is clunking

CDR CDR at 57:12:02. CDR CDR CDR STANDBY. FRAME CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR

36.

SL-IV MC-665/3 Time: 10:02 CST 12/5/73 CDR MODE of CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR MODE is STANDBY. CDR CDR is going PLT to 3.

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MARK. I'ii

ALTIMETER keep the VTS

to STANDBY operator

at 14 even. on this one side

MARK. At 14:12 DOWNLINK going to 7. Got a little time now. i0 seconds. Standby. At 14:28 we'll get a mark. MARK. ALTIMETER ON. MARK. At 14:34 the 192 MODE to CHECK. The S190 ready light went out at 14:40. FR is going to 41. 14:51, ETC to STANDBY, okay, Ed. SHUTTER SPEED to 140. At 15 the DOWNLINK

going OFF. CDR Next mark is at 15:30. PLT Okay. PLT, here. Successful on 330, 305, 308, 307. Very good tracking sequences on all targets. CC Great, Bill. CDR Next mark is at 15:30. CDR Stand by. CDR MARK. 190 MODE SINGLE. CDR On my mark it'll be 15:50. CDR Stand by. CDR MARK. 190 MODE SINGLE. CREW Okay. CDR Okay, Ed. At 16:26 the ETC to AUTO. In 5 seconds. CDR Stand by. CDR Mark it. CDR How's the weather down there this morning, Bill? PLT It's was a very good on all my stateside passes. I've started to pick up quite a few clouds down here in Central America. END OF TAPE

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CDR How's the weather down there this morning, Bill? PLT It's was very good on all my stateside passes. I'm starting to pick up quite a few clouds down here in Central America. PLT Primary is 565 CDR On my mark it'll be 17:33. CDR MARK. S190 MODE to AUTO. My mark will be :[7:40. CDR MARK. S192 MODE to READY. PLT PLT PLT top of it, in smoke I see. CDR PLT than one, one. CC PLT 20 degrees that one. CDR CDR Hey, got the primary target. 3 degrees; good. Thing looks like it has water cone. Must mean we're active.

the

in the Maybe

it's

Story.

On my mark it'll be 18:40. Okay, I'm going to try to get more I'm getting real good data on this primary Okay, Bill. I'm going to track it down to about see if I can get another one. Okay, there's right (garble) On my mark 18:40; stand by. MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. RANGE is - -

and All

PLT Yes, I had it. CDR 78. PLT Beautiful. CDR MODE is going to 5. PLT This one's - No, I guess that was a cloud. PLT (Garble) getting it about 8 degrees, Story. (Garble). PLT Beautiful. Got two of those boogers. Dammit. i (garble) down the side of this thing. PLT (Garble) I don't know if those are clouds or that's smoke. PLT Back on the top of it. CC Skylab, we're 30 seconds to LOS. i0 minutes to the Vanguard. You're looking very good. You may get a few descent firings, that's all. CDR Roger, Story. Thanks. PLT Beautiful. Man, it's got an extra one even. (Garble) is 564. Got 565 and 564. Good tracking on both of them. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 21 minutes. Loss of signal through the MILA tracking station at the close of the EREP pass. Commander Gerald Carr reporting the S190A is clunking right along okay. Apparently, the malfunction experienced yesterday did not reoccur and the instrument followed the track

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and obtained pictures in six separate cameras in the S190 experiment. Pilot Pogue who was operating the VTS the reported very good tracking on all targets. Targets today were the Lavae flow outside of White Sands, New Mexico, Padre Island area, as well as volcanoes in Nicaragua. said that he obtained 564 which is Concepcion, it's in island in the Nicaraguan Lagoon, as well as Masaya which south of Managua. He described i volcano as it looked there's water in the cone, but he commented that maybe just after smoke I see. the vehicle At the returns close of to solar this EREP pass, inertial attitude He an is like it's

S191

6 minutes the

VTS, viewfinder camera attached, photographs of

tracking system, with this 16-millimeter the data acquisition camera will make the Earth's limb as the vehicle returns photography will last different sep - eight are scheduled with the this was

to

solar inertial attitude. This approximately 6 minutes. Eight seperate photographic sessions 16-millimeter camera. the SI90A multispectural _uring camera

Earth resources pass on from New Mexico over and the Isthmus vicinity gathering information studies. The SI90B Pecos River in Texas through Central Data gathered Nations food gathering over the data entire

Texas, the U.S. over Central America, through Central Colombia, the latter for United Nations for crop inventory Earth terrain camera was on over the

through the Gulf and over Centr 1 America, Columbia about 400 miles south of Bogata. in Columbia again being done for the United studies. along the The S191 groundtrack infrared spectrometer was of thermal information

track southwest of into Western Brazil. characteristics and again over Earth terrain and over the

Great Salt Lake, through Colombia and S192 multispectral scanner recorded Padre Island S193 altimeter Texas and area of measured Texas,

of Corpus Christi, Central America. heights coastal over waters New of

Mexico, Colombia

and the inland.

Gulf, S193

radiometer/scatterometer gathered data over the White Sands test only. Briefly over Ecuador the S194 L-band microwave radiometer was initiated. The close of EREP pass number 9 the vehicle returning to solar inertial attitude. At this time the velhicle maneuver beginning at Greenwich mean time 16 hours 25 minutes 30 seconds from now. Vehicle should be back in solar inertial attitude at Greenwich mean time 16 hours mibs at 34 all minutes. fired up Telemetry to this on point. the ground The G&N reflects officer no advise

Flight Director Milt Windler when they a few here at the close of the maneuver. in 4 minutes 20 seconds through Vanguard Greenwich mean time 16 hours 25 minutes,

expect to fire maybe Next acquisition tracking ship. At this is Skylab Control.

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PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 16 hours 28 minutes. Acquisition coming through Vanguard tracking ship on this the start of revolution 2961 for Skylab space station. We'll hold the line open. CAP COMM Dr. Story Musgrave. CDR Town is much like (garble) area, and thought it would be kind of an interesting five frames for somebody interested in cultural patterns and land use. About another 15 minutes until we start the Earth limb. CC Skylab, we've reading you loud and clear through the Vanguard for 9 minutes. CDR Roger, Story. We got FILM ADVANCE MALFUNCTION number 3 light on. I suspect that that roll's probably out of film. CDR ALTIMETER worked according to oil today. CC Okay, we were expecting an UNLOCK down through South America. CDR Okay, if we - if we got It_ I didn't see it. PLT Ed, I don't think you got it, it didnVt go out by itself. That procedure, by the way, had to put over there. CUR PLT that. CC And, Bill, those are active volcanoes were looking at; you may have been seeing smoke. PLT Yeah, I couldn't tell. Number 564 was smoking quite a bit; 565 was not, it was pretty - pretty clear. I got right down in the middle of the crater of it. Very clear; good clear day. PLT Dawn (?) is covered with clouds today. CC Jet, our best guess is that number 3 is out of film. you CDR END OF TAPE Okay, Story. Yeah, I saw that. Okay, I'm sorry I didn't tell you about

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PLT Okay, I'm going to take about 5 frames at the top of the fifth (garble) I see here. Okay, now I'm gonna go to (garble) clear area. The DAC OFF. PLT There's some real boomers building up down there. (Garble) CC PL, Houston. CDR Go ahead, Story. He's listening. CC Okay. At the bottom of the C&D pad, under post remarks, enable 190 FHC, would you delete that, please. PLT That's in work. CDR Have about 9 minutes to go. PLT Okay. I start some of mine (garble) at 16:40 approximately. CDR Okay. CC Skylab, we're a minute til LOS and about an hour and 4 minutes to Goldstone at 17:41. You've only used three mibs to date. We show you looking good. There may be a couple of descent firings at orbital midnight and orbital noon. And prior to the next sunrise you may get a barber pole on ATM batteries 13 and 15. It's no problem. CDR Okay. Thank you, Story. SPT Thank you, Story. You guys down there are getting smarter and smarter. CC We're trying hard and it sounds like you guys ran an excellent pass. CDR Thank you. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 16 hours 39 minutes. Loss of signal through the Vanguard tracking station. The crew being advised that on the ground telemetry shows only 3 mibs fired to this point, which is a small record for Skylab. 3 mibs, about 13 pound-seconds of TACS propellant used for this EREP maneuver. Next acquisition in i minute 40 seconds, - i hour and i minute from now through Goldstone. At Greenwich mean time 16 hours 40 minutes, this is END Skylab OF Control.

TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 4] minutes. Acquisition coming through Goldstone tracking station in 50 seconds. This is the last stateside pass of the day for the crew of Skylab IV. Science Pilot Ed Gibson _lhould be preparing his lunch. His meal today, consists of veal, peaches, grapefruit drink, and biscuits. WeVll hold the line open for this pass. Acquisition in 25 seconds, CAP COMM Dr. Story Musgrave. CC Skylab, AOS Goldstone, ii minutes. CC And, Ed, when you get a minute free frorunning your JOPS. Got about three things for you. SPT Okay, Story. Let me get this one set up and running and I'ii be right with you. CC Okay. CC And who's riding the ergometer, Jet or Bill? PLT PLT. CC Okay, I'ii catch you later. PLT Go ahead, Story. I can listen. CC Okay. We sent a general message up to you on S183 ops if we had used the alternate flight plan. Now we will be scheduling that on a prime Flight Plan tomorrow, so don't throw that message awav. PLT Roger. CC Later on today you've got an S063 CST-I that's a stow, but you're gonna be running 183 tomorrow, so we suggest that you leave the AMS in the south, tonight. PLT Okay. Will do. CC And, another one you've probably figured out already. You got a pad of S063 ops, and we got some wrong wording there. It says S063KOH. PLT (Garble) it out. CC No, that's not for you. That's for Ed. I'ii catch him, sorry. SPT Okay, Story. Go ahead. CC Ed. After you changed out the paper and the cartridge, last night, did the legibility that - the teleprinter messages improve? SPT Yes, it did, Story, and right now they're all looking pretty good. CC Okay. Understand they're satisfactory. SPT Yes, they are. CC Okay, and you'll be running a TV-II7, that's the particale migration, during an ATM pass, later on today, and it says to voice record observations, if that recording in any way interferes with your ATM ops, it's not required and you

can

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it later. SPT How long of an observation period is needed there, Story? CC It's (garble) every 5 minutes, Ed. CC All we're saying is that the voice voice-recorded observations are optional. SPT Okay. Because of the large amount of gear that thing required, rather than setting it up in the MDA, I've worked on it a little bit last night. We've had to move it down into the OWS, so that's where it stands right new and I'm gonna see whether it might be easier to do it down there with one of my other activities or take the extra time up and move it back up here. I'ii work it. CC And, Ed, we show you pointing off the Sun, you'll need to be in mechanical reference. SPT Good point. Thank you. SPT Like putting socks on an octopus, you just can't leave it go for an instant. CC And, you want to be in reference mode too, Ed. CC Skylab, we're 30 seconds to LOS. 13 minutes to the Vanguard. Be dumping the data voice at Vanguard. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 54 minutes. Loss of signal through the Goldstone tracking station on the last pass, stateside pass, today for the crew of Skylab IV. Next acquisition in i0 minutes 45 seconds will be the Vanguard tracking ship. Telemetry, on the ground, shows 5 additional mibs have been fired since the return to solar inertial. A G&N officer here advised Flight Director Milt Windier, this is to be expected. The this is due to the fact that the spacecraft is still, among other things, venting the excess nitrogen/oxygen from the command module fuel cells, as well as venting of the antisolar scientific airlock, after operation of the Earth terrain camera. A total of 8 mibs fired for today. Well within the range of predicted firings and well below those previous EREP passes. Science Pilot Gibson advised to realign the experiment pointing control of the ATM. He was advised he was off line with the Sun and he commented it's like putting socks on an octopus. You can't leave it alone for a minute. Next acquisition in 9 minutes and 20 seconds through Vanguard. At Greenwich mean time 17 hours 56 minutes. This is Skylab Control. There'll be a news briefing in building i at 2:30 p.m., today, with Dr. George Courets, the prinicpal investigator for the S183 experiment. He will review the data that he has received from the previous flight. That's Dr. George Courets of the S183 experiment at 2:30 in Building 1 newsroom. Next acquisition in 8 minutes 40 seconds. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC669/2 TIME: 12:04 12/5/73 LOS. We'll at 18:31.

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20:18:04

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see

you

over

Tananarive

in

about

16

minutes

PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 18 hours 17 minutes. Loss of signal through Vanguard tracking ship. Next acquisition in 14 minutes and 15 seconds will be Tananarive_ on this the start of revolution 2962 for the Skylab space station; in it's 205th day in orbit. Science Pilot Ed Gibson at the ATM console operating the solar telescopes for during one Sun side pass, one of 6 passes today the ATM will be manned. 4 hours and 30 minutes are scheduled for manned operation of the ATM console. Already more than 23 hours have been accumulated at manned operation of the ATM since the crew began mannin_ the ATM more than a week ago. Next acquisition at Tananarive in 13 minutes and i0 seconds. this is Skylab END OF TAPE At Greenwich Control. mean time 18 hours 18 minutes,

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PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 18 hours 4 minutes. Acquisition coming through Vanguard tracking station in 45 seconds. This is the 2961 revolution of Skylab IV, the 20th day in the mission for crew members Gerald Carr, Ed Gibson, and Bill Pogue. We'll hold the line up through this Vanguard pass. CAP COMM, Dr. Story Musgrave. CC Skylab, we're AOS through the Vanguard for ii minutes; be dumping the data voice here. Ed, let me know when you got a minute. SPT Okay, Story, I got a question for you on the ATM pointing. CC Go ahead. SPT Okay, it says to point up from the last exposure_ but from our discussion this morning I assume that what they wanted was to get 82B moved to a positiooff of the prominence. So I had to do a pointing down. However, that means that 55 is not going to get as much of a mirror auto raster of a prominence. And I thought the emphasis on this par _cular one was placed on 82B so I went in that direction. And I'd llke to understand whether that was a correct decision or not. CC Stand by i. CC And, Ed, on your mirror auto raster, you're still in mechanical reference, so you need to add 102 to whatts on the pad to get to the right grating position. CC And on your question, Ed, 82B does have the emphasis and pointing away from the prominence is highly desirable. Thank you. SPT Thank you, Story. I'm wondering if you - I could make a request for this type of schedule. When they put something on here which we know will be pointing off the limb, we don't have any mechanical refs reminder in the JOP Summary Sheets for this particular building block. Kind of helpful if they put it on the pad, because that's what's caused me to be behind here on 55 all the way. CC Okay, Ed, we'll do it. CC And, Ed, we see SO54 running. The pad deleted that for this pass. And we were going to configure that for shopping list 31. SPT Yeah, Story, the pad which came up had the line from 56 printed out three times. And I quick looked at it arld said we're set on mid-second exposure and took that to be 54. I'ii go ahead and reconfigure them. CC Okay, tha-ks. CC Skylab, we're a couple of minutes to

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 30 minutes. Acquisition through Tananarive coming in 50 seconds. We'll hold the line up for this Tananarive pass. CC Skylab, A0S through Tananarive for 7 minutes. CC And, Ed, when you've got a minute, I've got about 3 things for you. SPT Go ahead, Story. CC Ed, the TV 117, you can finish that any time during the day at any location that's convenient to you. And when you get done return the experiment package to the chiller because we'll be scheduling ops number 2 tomorrow. SPT Okay. CC And on your S063 pad, you've probably already seen it, there's an error in the title. The title reads S063 KOH, it should be S063 COP. SPT Okay. CC And, I've got some answers to some of your questions that came up during the ATM conference this morning._ And there may be a couple of them you'll want to copy down. SPT Okay. Very good, Story. Go ahead. CC Your proposal to do shopping list item 12, building block 28 for 56/82B. And shopping list 26 for 55, that's a good proposal. For 82B long exposures use a minimum of 2 minutes and a max of 16 minutes with 12 minutes as the optimum. For 82B short exposures use i0 minutes mln and 16 minutes max. 82B is still interested in background specter. They get background for short wavelengths in orbits starting - Well you've already passed that one 17:39 GMT. And for long in orbit at 23:54 GMT. 55 does not feel a shopping list item 30 is necessary. Shopping list 26 is preferred. SPT Okay. Could I have those times again, real quick, please? CC Okay. For 82B long exposures, a minimum of 2 minutes and a max of 16, 12 is optimum. For 82B short use i0 minutes min and 16 minutes max. $PT Okay. Thanks very much. CC Yes, sir. SPT And 55 is set up for a mirror line scan. The mirror line scan is tangent to the limb, 20 arc seconds off the limb, which is where I've been working all this orbit. So I'm just 90 degrees in rotation from what I have been. You'll be looking at the whole prominence of the mirror line scan, they've got around a little over a minute or so going into sunset here and they'll get the remainder codling out.

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CC Copy. SPT Story, how did the TV effort from yesterday come out? There was two problems that may have come in there. One is perhaps the sound level was not high enough, as you pointed out this morning, using that speaker. And secondly, I did not receive the note on it or see the teleprinter pad on what was desired until this morning. CC That's the ATM downlink you're referring to? SPT picture of CC good, Ed. 40 minutes That was the TV 28, I believe, it was the operation. From what we saw on TV 28, it's pretty We'll get you a better answer over Hawaii in at 19:16. the ATM

SPT Okay. Thank you. We need some feedback. All we got here was that monitor, and we really can't tell what the quality of it all is. CC Yeah. We'll keep it coming up. I'ii get you a better answer over Hawaii. SPT Story, I think that these times that you're (static) - CC Okay. We're back with you, Bill. And you'll have to give that entire one again. PLT Yeah, Story, that was the SPT. SPT I was just clarifying that the information that you gave me on 82B was exposures for prominences and not for - to be used for anything else on the disk. CC Stand by i. CC You're right, Ed. Those exposures were just for prominences. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 40 minutes. Loss of signal through Tananarive. Next acquisition in 35 minutes and 20 seconds, will be the Hawaii tracking station. Science Pilot Ed Gibson to be performing the M092 and 171 runs this afternoon, that's the lower body negative pressure metabolic activity experiment. Observer for this pai_ of medical experiments is Commander Gerald Carr. A block of 2 hours has been set aside this afternoon for Science Pilot Gibson's performance of this pair of medical experiments. Next acquisition will be in 34 minutes and 40 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 18 hours 41 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 19 hours 13 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Hawaii tracking station in 2 minutes and 50 seconds. On this upcoming revolution across the southern tip of South America, the crew will have the opportunity to photograph an area south of the 40th degrees south of or below Buenos Aires in Argentina. Photographing the mountains, glaciers, the coastline, urban regions, lakes, using a Hassleblad camera with a 100-millimeter lens. This photography will compliment other photography taken over the area on Skylab II, the first manned mission, and will provide aerial imagery of a poorly known area of this planet. The second opportunity will present itself on the following revolution at 3:19 central standard time today. Later this evening at 7:31 central standard time, the crew has the opportunity to photograph the eastern coast of Taiwan. Looking particularly for evidence of fault valley north of and parrallel to the Philippine fault zone. The camera, again, to be used will be the Hasselblad with a 100-millimeter lens. At 9:17 central standard time, tonight the crew will attempt to photograph the normally moist coastal wetlands along northern Australia. These regions are experiencing severe drought now. A drought area is being photographed to identify the distribution and pattern of vegtation and to catalog the distribution and color of any surface water. We anticipate acquisition through Hawaii in i minute. We'll hold the line up for this Hawaii pass. Greenwich mean time 19 hours 15 minutes. CC Skylab, AOS Hawaii for 6 minutes. CDR Aloha. CC Yeah. CC And, whoever is nearest to where you've taped up the S201K maneuver pad, I've got a second change on it. PLT You'll have to stand by a few minutes, Story. CC Okay. Plenty of time. If we don't get it here, we can get it at Vanguard. PLT Okay. CC Bill, no need to acknowledge, but, stand by on the update to that pad. We're still working something. CC Skylab, we're 30 seconds til LOS. We'll see you over the Vanguard in 19:44, about 22 minutes; _e dumping the data voice there. And on your M092 run, we'd like a change out on the left leg man. Use AN, that's Alfa, November, on the left leg.

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PLT Roger. Alfa, November on the left. CC Yes, sir. Thank you. CC And, the same one on the right, Bill. PLT You mean to continue to use the same one we have been on the right? CC Yes, sir. Alfa, Quebec. PLT Okay. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 19 hours 23 minutes. Loss of signal through Hawaii. Next acquisition in 20 minutes 35 seconds will be through the Vanguard tracking station. The crew has a busy day, today, starting off with an Earth resources pass, two maneuvers for photography of Comet Kohoutek, 4 hours on the ATM, manning the ATM console and a pair of medical experiments to be performed by Science Pilot Ed Gibson. While the crew is busy with these and other activities aboard the spacecraft and also while they sleep there are more than nearly a dozen unattended experiments continually gathering data for scientists on the ground and among these inside the orbiting space station as well as afixed to the exterior are experiments such as the DO24, thermal coating experiment. This is to study the effects of space environment on selected thermal control coatings. The coatings are polymet polymer film to calibrate the Earth band laboratory test data. Two panels were deployed in the first EVA and these will be retrieved and returned by the Skylab IV crew. Carl P. Boebel of the materials laboratory at the U.S. Air Force Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio is the principal investigator. Also exterior to the spacecraft is the $228, transerratic cosmic ray experiment, which is designed to obtain data on cosmic radiation, detectors of Lexan plastic wrapped in aluminum tape were launched - 36 of them were launched on the unmanned Skylab I vehicle and deployed by the Skylab II crew. One was returned by the Skylab III crew. The 35 remaining detectors in addition to a detector deployed by the Skylah IV crew on their first EVA. Total of 36 detectors to be returned by the Skylab IV crew. Dr. R. Buford Price and Professor Kenzie A. Anderson, University of California in Berkley are the principal investigators for this experiment. Another experiment deployed outside the vehicle is the $230, magnetospheric particle composition experiment, which is designed to measure the flux and composition of ions and trapped particles. Cuffs of foil have been installed on the AM truss prior to launch. 2 additional foils were installed by the SL-III crew and the SL-IV crew will return retreive and

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Scientist Astronaut Dr. Don Lind of the Johnson Space Center is principal investigator for this experiment. The S149, partical collection experiment originally was designed to be placed through the solar scientific airlock, which is now blocked by the pair of solar shields, the parasol deployed by the SL-II crew and the twin boom solar shield installed by the SL-III crew. This experiment has been installed on the rim of the ATM. Once by the solar - Skylab III crew and then again by the Skylab IV crew. It's installed on a special bracket on the rim, four cassetts, which hopefully will collect data to determine the distribution, composition and morphology of micrometeroids. Dr. C. L. Heminway of the Dudley Observatory, Albany, New York is the principal investigator. Another experiment, this one installed inside the multiple docking adapter is the S009 experiment. Designed to investigate galaltic cosmic radiation from outside the Earth's atmosphere, especially heavy primary nucluei. Especially in the mass from sulfur to nickel. A detector package was installed in the multiple docking adapter 5 days after launch by the SL-IV crew and this will be returned in a special package by the crew. Dr. Maurice M. Shapiro of the Naval Research Laboratory Washington D.C. is the principal investigator for this experiment. Remind newsmen in the Houston area at 2:30 today, Building i newsroom, Dr. George Courtes, principal investigator for the S183 will discuss findings of his experiment from previous Skylab missions. This briefing at 2:30 by Dr. George Courtes of the S183 experiment in the Building i newsroom. Next acquisition in 15 minutes i0 seconds will be the Vanguard tzacking ship. At Greenwich mean time 19 hours 29 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 40 - 19 hours 43 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Vanguard tracking ship in 45 seconds. Crew should be well into the run by Science Pilot Ed Gibson on the M092, MI71 run. We'll hold the llne open for CAP COMM Dr. Story Musgrave. CC Skylah; AOS Vanguard for i0 minutes. And we'll he dumping the data voice here. CDR Houston, CDR; do you still want to talk about the $201 maneuver pad? CC Yeah_ Jer, let me know when you're ready to copy. CDR Ready to copy. CC Okay, let's change some maneuver times. The octal will be 05:00:12; that's 05:00:12. Parenthesis i0 minutes, 10 minutes. And the time will be GMT 339:21:45:00. And this will change our maneuver rates, Just double them. It'll be minus .108 in X; minus .004 in Y; and minus .010 in Z. CDR Okay, the maneuver Delta-T is 05:00:12 for i0 minutes. The GMT is 21:45:00. The new rates are minus .I081; minus .004; minus .001; minus .010. CC All correct. CDR Okay. SPT Story, we had a failure of a DAC this morning on the ETC prep. I don't think we got much of any of it any of it. So, can we have one of those fellows to give the (garble) to me while I reschedule it. CC Okay, Ed. CDR Story_ this is CDR. I used my first part of the PT/PH period in order to repair the MARK i exerciser. We found a broken return spring in it, and luckily our little repair kit had a spare spring. So you can scratch off the first part of the PT/PH for that. CC Okay, Jer. CC And that bides us a little time for tomorrow. And, Ed, follow was terrific. You need to up on your TV-28; the have the comm carrier camera work a little

closer to the lips, maybe about a half an inch when recording on the VTR. Sorry we didn't get the TV-28 message up to you sooner. We'll schedule another time for you to talk about Kohoutek. SPT CC CC you haven't: in E-615C. Okay, Story, was it usable at all? Yes, sir, very usable. Skylah, no need to acknowledge. If out that new legband Alfa November it's

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CC Skylab, i minute to LOS; 15 minutes to Tananarive. PAO Skylab Control; Greenwich mean time 19 hours 54 minutes. Loss of signal through the Vanguard tracking ship. Next acquisition in 13 minutes and 40 seconds will be Tananarive for a 5 minute 50 second pass. Commander Carr reporting on this Vanguard pass that during his physical training period, his physical exercise period this afternoon he repaired the Mark i exerciser which was reported broken last night - late last night. The rope apparently pulled lose but would not return into the - into the device. The Mark the Mark i is a - one of several devices on board including - the crew uses, including the bicycle ergometer, and the arm spring exercises, as well as the poor man's walking treadmill, which is new to Skylab IV. Commander Carr said that he found a extra spring in the repair kit and repaired it during his physical training exercise this afternoon. Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 19 hours 56 minutes. Next acquisition in Tananarive will be 12 minutes. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 20 hours 7 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Tananarive tracking station in 1 minute i0 seconds. On the upcoming revolution, the spacecraft will be ready for a maneuver for the operation of the $201 experiment. The vehicle will be rolled approximately 9 degrees counterclockwise to aim the anti-solar scientific airlock towards the path of the comet. In effect what it's doing if the so - scientific airloek airlock was at 6 o'clock, they'd be rolling the vehicle counterclockwise to 3 o'clock in order to aim the vehicle to the intended path of the comet. We'll have acquisition in 30 seconds through Tananarive. We'll hold the line up for this pass. CC Skylab, AOS Tananarive, 4 minutes. CDR Houston_ CDR. I stowed like that number Charlie Juliet in the locker that I found Alfa November in_ at 6:15 Charlie. CC Thanks, Jer. CC Bill, Houston. PLT PLT here. CC Okay, Bill. When Ed left the panel, SO55 was still in mechanical reference. So we suggest when you get there, use mechanical reference in grating position 0102 for your Building block 33 Bravo. And then after that, go ahead and go to ref and - and optical reference and - and after that you'll be at position 0162 on the grating. PLT Okay, thank you. CC And we're going LOS here. We'll see you in Hawaii in 40 minutes. PAO Skylab Cont Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 20 hou _ 16 minutes with loss of signal through the Tananarive tracking station. When the spacecraft Skylab comes across the south Atlantic on its next revolution_ the maneuver to orient the vehicle towards the comet Kohoutek will be made at Greenwich mean time 21 hours 45 minutes along ground track 24 just before Skylab crosses the southeast coast of Africa. The first instrument to be used today is the $201 the far ultraviolet electronographic camera which will record images of the Lyman-alpha hydrogen and atomic oxygen emitted by Koh - the Kohoutek comet or the (garble). Kohoutek's watchers hope that the cameras imagery will provide an understanding of the growth and structure of the hydrogen halo as it changes with distance from the Sun and of rates and distribution of atomic oxygen production. The $201 camera is an adaption of a Sehmidt astronomical camera which is mounted on the S019 stellar ultraviolent astronomy experiment articulated mirror system. The camera is also scheduled for use during

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the Christmas EVA by the crew of Skylab IV. It will be mounted in the scientific airlock today and the spacecraft will be rotated in the counterclockwise direction to orient the anti-solar scientific airlock towards the comet Kohoutek. The interest in comet Kohoutek began on March 7, 1973 while astronomer Lou - Loubos Kohoutek was routinely looking for asteroids with the Hamburg Observatory's 31 inch Schmidt telescope. His finding astounded astronomers with a spectacular discovery. He was first to see the enormous comet that will be the celestial extravaganza of this century. Since its discovery, Kohoutek has been has reported being besieged by telephone calls, letters, interviews interview seekers, and is complained he has very little time for his family as a result. He plans to spend January watching his comet from an observatory in Chile, where he hopes to have a better view in the summer sky of the Southern Hemisphere, to view the comet. Kohoutek is 38 years old and an astronomer and lecturer at the Hamburg Observatory. Re is Czech born and an Czech citizen. Next acquisition in 32 minutes and 5 seconds through the Hawaii tracking station. At Greenwich mean time 20 hours 19 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Twenty hours, 50 minutes, and 12 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now 54 seconds from acquisition of signal through the Hawaiian Islands tracking antenna. The pass through Hawaii should last about i0 minutes, and the spacecraft communicator is Story Musgrave. We're live for air-to-ground now from Hawaii. CC Skylab AOS with Hawaii for i0 minutes. Like the DAS for a dump inhibit. PLT Say again, Story. CC We'd like the DAS for a dump inhibit, Bill. PLT Roger, you got it. CC Okay. CC And while I got you, EREP prefers not to use the DAC camera to support handheld photography, because they got concern over the allotment of the film of VTS S191 operations, and the resolution of DAC imagery. PLT Roger. SPT Houston, SPT. CC Say again. CC Go ahead, Ed. SPT Story, can you find out what the effect of ASA is for the DAC film which we use for color interior. When we have a little left over we may want to use some of it outside, and we don't know the effect of ASA is. CC Okay, we'll get it. And we showed the metobolic analyser up, is someone doing someone doing some instrumented DT. SPT start. We got a MI71 going here just about to

CC Ed, you ASA number is 500. SPT Roger. CC And Bill, on your ATM TV downlink, we'd like 4 minutes on the VTR at your convenience, as opposed to the downlink over Vangaurd. PLT Roger, 4 minutes on the VTR. CC Yes, sir. CC Skylab we're a minute from LOS, about 22 minutes to the Vanguard at 21:22, be dumping the data voice over Vanguard. PAO Skylab Control at 21 hours, 2 minutes, and 23 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has now moved over the horizon out of range of the tracking antenna at Hawaii, 20 minutes and 18 seconds to acquisition on - from the Vanguard tracking ship. That pass at Vanguard will be an 8 minute pass. This is Skylab Control at 2 minutes 40 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PA0 Skylab Control at 21 hours, 21 minutes, and 52 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now just west of Chili, about to be acquired through the Vanguard an 8 minute tracking pass, and ship. we'll The going pass through Vanguard live now for air-tois

ground. Spacecraft CC for 9 minutes. Be CC PLT CC high. PLT CC CC We'4 like

communicator is still Story Muscrave. Skylab, got you through the Vanguard dumping the data voice there. Bill, Houston. Go Story. Bill, on S054 we show a picture rate got flight it. plan will be coming

single 256. Roger, you Thanks. And your

up over Vanguard here. You might check them and see if the teleprinter's doing all right tonight. PLT Okay. PLT That isn't the best I've ever seen, but it's legible. CC Understand the flight plans okay? PLT Yes, I think you know there's faint spots, itts dropping out a few of the dots that make the characters, but you can still make it out. CC And Bill, we'd like another sequence on S054, it'll be a single 256. PLT Roger, single 256. CC Skylab, we're a minute and a half from LOS. The next station we'll be back around again to Vanguard at: - about an hour and 30 from now, 23:00. We're seeing the instrumented PT. And Jer, on your S201K maneuver pad, the updated NuZ tells us that the maneuver attitude on that pad is good. CDR Okay Story, good enough. Thank you. PAO Skylab Control at 21 hours 32 minutes and 52 seconds Greenwich mean time. We are now out of range time of the Science tracking Pilot Ed antenna Gibson at Vanguard. is working at At the the present MI71, that's

the metobolic activity experiment that requires the bicycle ergometer. Over Hawaii he was in the process of getting hooked up for that run. And that run is underway at the present time. Some discussion of the teleprinter problem that the crew has had, not very clear copies coming up on their teleprinter with instructions for the days activities. But still the crew indicated they are readable at this time. Earlier during that Hawaii pass

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the crew was instructed to not use DAC, that's data acquisition camera film, 16 millimeter film for support of handheld photography for two reasons. One is that it's felt that photography using the 16 millimeter camera is not ve - not of much value for Earth resources studies, it has very poor resolution. And secondly, they also want to make sure they don't waste film and use up more than they're required. DAC film, of course, is used for identification purposes only on the S191, that's the infrared Spectrometer. Infrared Spectrometer gathers electronic data on heat sources and pollution sources and at the same time while the viewfinder tracking system is used by one of the crew members there is data acquisition camera, 16 millimeter film, recorded of the sites. But that as I said, has very poor resolution and is primarily used for identification and is not a scientific tool. We're an hour and 25 minutes now from our next acquisition of signal, a long period of LOS. We'll come and give you a time for the change of shift briefing as soon as it becomes available. This is Skylab Control, it's 34-1/2 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO It's 45 minutes and 19 seconds Greenwich mean time. Flight Director Milton Windier has now just about completed his handover here in Mission Control and he says he_ll be available in about 20 minutes for a change of shift briefing in the building i briefing room. Time we're scheduling for that is 4:05. Five minutes after 4 o'clock central standard time for the change of shift briefing with Milton Windier. We'll also have a surgeon available at that briefing. This is Skylab Control it's now 45 minutes 43 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 22 hours, 3 minutes and 8 seconds Greenwich mean time. Flight Director Milton Windier and Flight Surgeon Jerry Hordinsky have left Mission Control and are en route to Building I briefing room for change of shift briefing. Again Dr. Hordinsky and - and Flight Director Windler will be available in a few minutes in the Building i briefing room for the change of shift briefing. We're still about an hour from our next acquisition of signal. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 22 hours, 59 minutes, and 25 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now just east of Chile about to be acquired through the Vanguard tracking ship. Pass beginning in 50 seconds through Vanguard, expected to last in the neighborhood of about i0 minutes. Present time handover has taken place in Mission Control, the Flight Director on duty now is Phil Shaffer, and the Spacecraft Communicator is Astronaut Dr. Will - Bill Thornton. We're live now for air-to-ground CC SPT CC SPT through Vanguard. Skylab Houston, Right Bill. SPT, Houston. Go ahead. AOS Vanguard for i0 minutes.

CC pad at 22 minutes that a mechanical SPT CDR CC

This is apropos (garble) on the ATM schedule remaining after 23:54 GMT. It's a reminder reference may be required. Okay, he copied it. Houston CDR. Go CDR.

CDR We had trouble with the 82A doors again at (garble) last pass. We went through the door motor logic, and inhibited and re-enabled and the door closed. CC We copy that CDR. CC Skylab, Houston. CDR Go ahead. an CC S052 mode For standard. your information we're going to run

the

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SPT Hello Bill, got a couple of things for you. One is in putting the SO63 AMF adapter out of the AMF. I found it, the AMF adapter taped onto the wall and one of the screws was missing out of it, there is a total of 8. I do have the piece which fits with the screw, which holds the helps hold down the S063 onto the adapter. So right now we're working with 7 rather than 8 of these tie downs. And we've taken the one out of the - we got 4 of them in the corner in the 4 corners, and 3 of them are (garble) in between spaces. We've looked for a screw about this size and can't find it, it looks as though it's larger than one quarter and that's as high as our stockpile goes. CC We copy that Ed.

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SPT And secondly, what we did with the door up there was to inhibit both motors and then re-enable both motors and the flag to Earth talkback went barber pole. CC And we copy that. CC SPT Houston. PLT CC complete from the Go ahead Bill, he's listening. Okay, we need the 82A door closed the sequence that you performed, and we can ground. to do that

SPT Roger Bill. I was half way to the ATM before you completed your sentence. CC Yeah, you're getting too fast off the mark. CC Skylab, we'll be AOS, correction LOS in i minute. We'll have you again at Ascension at 2313 and the PLT will have his phone call at Guam at 2358. CDR Roger, Bill. and now the PAO Skylab Control at 23 hours, ii minutes, 27 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is over the south Atlantic. It's passed out of range of tracking ship Vanguard. We're about 2 minutes and 15 seconds

from acquisition at Ascension where we'll have a lO minute pass. During this last pass, could see here at Mission Control that the bicycle egometer is in use. Presumably, that's Commander Gerald Carr working at his physical training period for the evening. He had about an hour set aside for physical training and personel hygiene this evening. And we'd expect that the Science Pilot has completed his own exercise period for the evening. Still left scheduled for later operation of S063, for comet photography of ATM solar observation. At the present in the evening is and also 2 periods time the face of -

the Sun looks much quieter than it has for many days. Eighty seven large active region that had given a number of flares over the last several weeks has now passed from view, around the side of the Sun and is no longer visible to the observers on Skylab. There are however some prominences and filaments visible, but they are very small and very little in the way of active region or Sun spots at the present time. Wetre now about a minute from acquisition of signal at Ascension. The Spacecraft Communicator is Bill Thornton and we'll leave the line up there. END OF live for air-to-ground through the tracking antenna

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CC Skylab, Houston, AOS Ascension i0 minutes. CC CDR, Houston. SPT He's listening, go ahead. CC The logic behind the ground signal to close the 82A door was as followers. The logic the indicator logic becomes confused when you go through the motor inhibit and able sequence and you may get a erroneous indication, as a matter of fact that's what happened. So, we commanded it into a known position, which was CLOSED. SPT SPT the conclusion CC Okay. Bill, are you saying all we should of that was to go to door CLOSED? That is affirmative and further have done

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information, the door did not CLOSE when we commanded it, and we're continuing to troubleshoot at this time. SPT Okay, did it partially CLOSE or is it full OPEN? CC Ed, it appears to be near full OPEN. SPT Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston. For your information the door is CLOSED. The transit time appeared to be normal, and ops are now normal. SPT Roger, copy Bill. CC SPT, Houston. SPT Go ahead Bill. CC Ed, during building block 32 we want you to look for solar activity and S052. We saw surge in active region 87. PLT Roger, he copied that Bill. SPT Bill, would they like me to take a quick run up there now and get that TV powered up and see how it looks? CC Negative Ed. Do it - do it during your ATM pass. SPT Okay, thank you. CC Skylab, we're 1 minute from LOS, we will have you again at Guam at 23:58. We will be dumping the tape recorder at that time. CC Skylab, for your information the screw on SO63 was lost during Skylab-lll, so there's not much point in any searching for it. PLT Roger. PAO Skylab Control at 23 hours 25 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now crossing next

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Africa, and we're out of range of the tracking antenna at Ascension. During this last pass Spacecraft Communicator Bill Thornton indicated that they'd like the crew to take a look at active region 87. The effects of a surge in that area. Active region 87, as I pointed out earlier, has moved around the righthand side of the Sun and is now out of view. However, _parently there is solar activity continuing there, and that storm has produced a surge or a mass of material leaving the surface of the Sun. And apparently that's going off the right edge of the solar disk. The S052 instrument, which is the white light coronagraphy, is going to be used to observe the after effects of that surge. Certain things can be observed using SO52 that cannot be seen from the surface of the ground. SO52 blocks the Sun out with occulting disk, and then looks at the outer atmosphere of the Sun. That outer atmosphere is very faint, and for that reason from the gound scattered light tends to inhibit any viewing of SO52 type data that's accurate for 3 or 4 solar radii out. By using the white light corongraph the crew should be able to gather some data on the after effects of the surge in the atmosphere and that normally is produned a number of field lines and things of tlhat sort. So that's what they'll be trying to gather on this next ATM pass. At the present time Science Pilot Ed Gibson is scheduled to be beginning the ATM activities in about 20 minutes. At the present Skylab is over Africa in the dark, and it will be back in the daylight until about 20 minutes from now. This is Skylab Control, it's now 26-i/2 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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Skylab Control at 23 hours 58 - 7 minutes Greenwich mean time. We're now 55 seconds from

acquisition of signal at the Guam tracking antenna. The pass through Guam should last about 9 minutes and we're live for air-to-ground there. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS for 9 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS 8 minutes. CDR Hello, Houston. CC CDR, Houston. CDR Go ahead. vent CC We have a message for you on the cryo valve installation if you've got a moment. CDR Okay, go ahead. CC Okay, on stall, the quick disconnect of the side hatch vent finger (garble). Interconnect cyro vent valve and hatch quick disconnect with the high pressure vent hose. CAUTION: attach elbow end to cryo vent valve. This procedure is necessary because the PP02 is increasing or it's - and is at the upper limits. The CFM cryo tanks are forcing more 02 into the atmosphere than is needed for makeup. And this will allow the excess 02 to dump overboard through the command module side hatch. This is also the completion of F9 on page 2-10 of the SWS systems checklist. CDR Okay, Bill, I copy. Thank you. CC Skylab, we'll be LOS in 30 seconds. We'll have you again at 00:36. CDR Roger, Houston. PAO Skylab Control at 0 hours 8 minutes and 38 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now out of range of the tracking antenna on Guam and passing over a long area of the South Pacific in which we have no tracking antenna. 28 minutes and 45 seconds from our next acquisition of signal. That will be at the Vanguard tracking ship off the coast of South America. Skylab crew should have completed now their photography of the comet using the $201 camera, that's the far ultraviolet electronographic camera that they carried up in the command module at the beginning of this mission. Second use of the $201 had been used on a previous occasion several days ago, and later in the evening they will be taking photographs with the S063 ultraviolet airgrow - airglow instrument. This is basically, of course, a set of Nikon cameras with special filters and apparatus for photographing the airglow but it's being converted to photography of the comet. The brightest comet of the century has been so far much dimmer than original estimates predicted and it continues to lag in brightness as it approaches its closest encounter with the Sun. Dr. Thornton Paige, the principal

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investigator on Skylab's $201 comet camera put the luminosity of the comet at 4.5 magnitude with a clear dust tail at least 3 million miles in length and a gas tail that is distinctly visible over at least 6 million miles in the morning sky. The comet is presently about 120 million miles from Earth and is 75 million miles from the Sun. It's closest approach to the Sun, the comet Kohoutek will be only about 13 million miles from the Sun's surface. Pilot William Pogue is the operator for today's 201 far ultraviolet electronographic electronicogaf - graphic camera experiment. This Camera combines an electronic imaging device with a film pack to record in two band width from 1050 to 1600 angstroms and from 1230 to 1600 angstroms. This band width - these band widths should reveal light emited by hydrogen and oxygen atoms. By recording images in these spectra, the growth and structure of the hydrogen halo of the comet and the atomic oxygen production of the coma can be measured and correlated. Hydrogen radiation in the band called Lyman-alpha for 1216 angstroms was first discovered by rocket borne spectrographs. $201 data will also enable scientists to determine the amount of water contained as ice in the comet's head. For today's $201 experiment, 24 photographs will be made. The first ii of these will be a standard series of photographs of the comet. The twelfth photograph will require a 5 minute exposure of the comet to off-set its apparent dimness. The next eleven frames will record far ultraviolet information from the coma cluster. That is a galaxy - a very dense area of stars several hundred million - - light years from our solar system. The twenty-fourth frame will be a long 5 minute exposure of the coma cluster. Coma cluster galaxy is not visible to the Earth bound observer's unaided eye. Dr. Paige, principal investigator for the S021 experiment, is expecting to gather information on intergelactic hydrogen through this experiment. Later this evening the i00 ton orbiting workshop will be maneuvered into the proper attitude for S END OF TAPE

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PAO Principal inveStigator for the $201 experiment is expecting to gather information on intergalactic hydrogen through this experiment. Later this evening the i00 ton orbiting workshop will be maneuvered into the proper attitude for SO63, ultraviolet airglow horizon photography. That's of course using that experiment for comet data. The experiment will also record photographic images of the comet again in the ultraviolet wavelengths. This imaging uses a modified Nikon 35 millimeter camera that's equiped with a 55 millimeter ultraviolet lens. The S063 camera will take 5 frames at varing exposures times from 5 seconds to a minute and a half. Two of these exposures will be through a 3100 angstrom filter, and two more will be through a 4700 angstrom filter, that of course being a deep blue colored filter. One exposure will be made through a 3361 angstrom filter. By correlating the images taken through the 3100 angstrom filter ground bound scientists will be able to determine the ratios of free hydrogen and hydroxal which combines oxygen and hydrogen atoms. This will provide clues to changes in the comets coma and tail. If you are an early riser we have accurate coordinates for the comet's spacial location for tomorrow morning. It's declination will be 22.2 degrees and right ascension will be 212.8 degrees. The comet is located between the constellations Corvus and Libra just below Virgo in the morning sky. It rises about 2 hours and 45 minutes before the Sun the east southeast. Although the comet and it's multimillion mile tail of dust and gas is still one of the faintest objects in the sky, it can be seen as a fuzzy blotch during the predawn hours. After December llth the bright moon will interfere with morning viewing, while the morning light will make viewing more difficult _n the weeks just before the comet passes the Sun on December 28. After December 28 the comet will be at its brightest and will move to an evening viewing time rather than early morning. With it's location sliding to the southwest. Prime time for observing the comet should be early January after solar radiation has excited the comet's material and increased it's brightness by a i00 times or more. The original predictions made last Spring suggested that peak brightness might reach minus 6 to minus i0 magnitude. But scientists revised these early in the Fall after additional information was gathered on the comet. Using two previous comets as examples the predictions were scaled to follow one of two paths, with a maximum brightness of from minus 4 to minus 6 magnitude. That's about i00 times

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dimmer than the previous maximum which was nearly as bright as the full moon. Even the revised maximum from minus 4 from minus 6 magnitude would have made the comet i00 times as bright Haley's Comet, which last appeared during first decade of the 20th Century. Now with magnitude measurements staying below the lower estimates, which were made from Comet (garble) in 1957, scientSst are hard put to predict what will happen as the comet travels another 60 million miles closer to the Sun. And they remind us the comets are after all a great mystery. This is Skylab Control, it's now 15 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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quisition of signal through the tracking ship Vanguard. Pass through Vanguard should last approximately i0 to ll minutes. We'll have the line llve now for air-to-ground. Bill Thornton is the spacecraft communicator. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS for ii minutes. CDR Thanks, Bill. SPT Houston, SPT. CC Go, SPT. SPT Say, Bill, when I came up here, I did look at the corona to see if I could see any evidence. And comparing with the picture this morning, I could not see any significant change or any sign of a transient. CC We copy that, Ed. SPT Even all - most of the relatively faint features still remain pretty much unchanged. CC Copy. CC SPT, Houston. SPT Go ahead. CC Cuuld you relay a message to the PLT that the TV downlink at 47 on the next pass can be put on the VTR? You have 5 minutes of time on it. SPT Okay, Bill, I'ii write that in here. CC Skylab, i minute to LOS. We will have you at Ascension at 00:54. PAO Skylab Control at 48 minutes - 49 minutes after the hour. At the present time, we're out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard and about 5-1/2 minutes from acquisition at Ascension where we'll begin an overlapping pass through Ascension, Canary Islands, and Madrid. During this last pass, Science Pilot Ed Gibson, who's now at the ATM console and has now eompleted his run there as the space station goes back to the nightside of its orbit, said that he didn't have any luck seeing signs of a transient; that is to say, a transient event - short lived event am acti as a result of an active region 87 surge that occurred behind the righthand edge of the Sun. That active region surge was expected to produce some sort of activity in the upper atmosphere_ but if there was any such it was not visible on the white light eoronagraph, at least to the science pilot. Does, however, of course,produce photography and it may be possible to identify some transients in the photography. Was an extended period of time, however, between the surge and the time that Skylab space station came back in view of the active area. We'll keep the llne up live now for the next 5 minutes before this pass begins at Ascension. The Ascension pass through

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Canary Islands and Madrid as well will last approximately 15 minutes. The line will stay live now for the next 20 minutes. END OF TAPE

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CC Skylab, Houston AOS for 14 minutes. We about a 1 minute keyhole at Canary. CC Skylab, Houston AOS for 14 minutes, Ascension. We'll have a 1 minute keyhole at Canary. CC Skylab, Houston AOS for 13 minutes at Ascension. We'll have a i minute keyhole at Canary. CC Skylab, we'll have a l minute keyhole in about 30 seconds. have SPT (Garble) Skylab. CC Go ahead Skylab. SPT Bill, I'd llke to talk a little bit about TVII7, the scheduling on it. CC Go ahead Ed we're listening. SPT Okay, in looking through my details I see that at 1723 I was supposed to prep 117 and then run the ATM at 1730, that's 7 minutes. It turns out that we never got that thing put together. It was up in the MBA I had to move it dow:n to the OWS, the parts are over there in the corner with lots of gray tape wrapped around them. And it's going to take a little more time and gray tape to get it all put together. I now see that I've got some ops which I was supposed to be going through before the thing was ever put together. End result being that it appears unlikely we're going to get the ops in today. I'm going to work a little bit on them tonight to see how much of that thing I can get assembled, but it's a - I don't think there was adaquate time put in here today for that, 7 minutes won't quite do it. CC We copy that Ed. And it's about 50 seconds here to LOS. We'll have you again at Guam at 1:35, and we'll have the Evening Status Report then, we'll also be dumping the tape recorder. And we have a message for the CDR. CDR Go ahead Bill. CC Message 2136, Vl is in the teleprinter. Would you take a look at it this evening since we now plan to ask you to look for this phenomenon tomorrow during of prior to M097 prep. Correction that's M092 preps. CDR Okay, say again the message number. CC 2136. CDR Okay, copy. PAO Skylab Control at i hour ii minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now moving out of range of the tracking antenna at Madrid. We're about 25 minutes from our next acquisition of signal that will be at Guam. During this last pass Science Pilot

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Ed Gibson was talking about the MI - the TVII7 which is a charge particle mobility demonstration - science demonstration that was originally scheduled for several days ago but at that time they had difficulty locating the equipment, and when they did locate it there wasn't sufficient time to complete the experiment. He said he'd put it aside for the time being and now it turns out that there are certain steps he had not followed in performing the experiment and he'll have to go back and look at them again. He said that he didn't expect he'll be able to get that done today, there are only about 7 minutes set aside in the flight plan for it. That will be postponed probably then for completion at a later time. Science Pilot had a little trouble sleeping last night. He indicated earlier in transcripts that have been made up here in Mission Control he woke up in the night and stayed wake for about 45 minutes. So he probably is feeling - he was feeling a little tired this morning, he indicated as a by product of the M133 experiment. He every morning must record after using the sleep monitoring equipment must record his experience of sleep, how much of it was heavy, how much of it was light, and that indication was that last night he did have about 45 minutes when he was awake, and has a result was a little bit tired this this morning when he got up. At the present time, planning is going on for tomorrow's flight plan. It includes extensive ATM activities including a calibration rocket laugh. The launch window for that calibration rocket to gather calibration data for use on - in calibrating the ATM instruments. Approximate time is from 19:00 to 19:30, that's the launch window for the cal roc. Also for tomorrow there scheduled a run of the M092 MI71 for Commander Carr. He'll be the third of the crew members in the last 3 days. Science Pilot completing that run today. Also 6-1/2 hours of ATM activity all together tomorrow, and extensive operations of S183. They'll be a - S183 will be operated 3 seperate times during the day and in its traditional use and then it wi].l also be used once on the Comet Kohoutek in the evening signal END OF tomorrow. this Skylab TAPE 22 minutes Control at from our next 13-1/2 minutes acquisition after the of hour.

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Skylab Control Greenwich mean time. of will signal begin at Guam. about 50 is Skylab, tape recorder status. Bill

at

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at acquisition 7-1/2 minutes spacecraft is still CC be by 7.0, 6.5, PLT, dumping the for ewening

The pass through seconds from now. and for and 7 flight minutes. we're

communicator Phil Shaffer.

Thornton, AOS at Guam

director We'll standing

Houston here

CDR Okay, Bill here it comes. Sleep: CDR, 6.0 hard, 1.0 light; SPT, 7.7, 6.0 heavy, 1.7 light; PLT, 6.0 heavy and 1/2 light. Volume: CDR, 1400; SPT, 1950; 2600. Water gun: CDR, 7055; SPT, 2099; PLT, 8303.

Body mass: CDR, 6.301, 6.300, 6.300; SPT, 6.380, 6.378, 6.388; PLT, 6.235, 6.239, 6.238. Okay, exercise: CUR, Method Alfa, leg, 30 minutes, 4800. Method Bravo, Alfa, Delta, Echo, and Foxtrot, i[0, 20 each. Method Charlie, Charlle, Delta, Foxtrot, 06, 15 repertitions each. Method Echo, Alfa, Bravo, 03, 10 repertitions each. Method Foxtrot, walk, i0, N/A, toe rise, 01, i00 repertltions. SPT, Method Alfa, leg, 40, 7337. Method Bravo, Foxtrot, i0, 40 repertitions. Method Foxtrot, toe rise, 05, i00, spring, i0, 500_ PLT, Alfa, legs, 30, 5,000. Method Charlie, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Gulf, and Hotel, 10, 20 repertitions. Method Foxtrot, walk, 10 minutes, N/A, toe rises, 30 seconds 50. Medication: none for anyone. Clothing discarded today: CDR, one pair of shorts, 1 T-shirt. Food log: CDR, 15.0 salt, zero deviation, zero rehydration water dew[ation; SPT, 4.0 salt, no water devia - no food deviation, deviation, magazine M092/171 plus 24.0 water deviation; PLT, 2.0 salt, no food no water deviation. The Photo Log: One 40-foot for EREP ii, Supply Charlie Lima i0, 79, N/A. (151) Charlie India 71, 62, Charlie India 82. Nikon

01, Charlie X-ray 20, 19. 02 Bravo X-ray, correction Bravo Echo 08, 43. Nikon 3, Charlie India 110 no change, Char Nikon 04, empty. Nikon 05, Bravo Hotel 04, 19, 70-millimeter Charlie X--ray 47, 056. ETC is kilo 9809, 1945, 9532 extended, Charlie 8900, Tango ii, 0671, 9576. 099. EREP Drawer A set

configuration: Alfa i, 07, no change; Alfa 2, 05, no change; Alfa 3, 06, no change; Alfa 4, 03, Charlie India 71, 62, Charlle India 82. Back 02, no change. Flight Plan deviations: none, Shopping list accomplishments: none. Inoperable equipment and disposition: transporter 07, film jam for MISI; ETC Prep, the PLT repaired and reloaded with the same cassette and it seems to be okay now. Next item is we have spring none. repared and That's the it is the mark now end I working of the exericser. properly. report. We replace Unscheduled the return Storage:

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We copy that and we have a number of questions for all of you. We'll probably have to on the next site, but I'ii go ahead if your ready

copy. CDR Go ahead. CC For the PLT, when you did the iodine determination on the wardroom table, this was housekeeping 14G on day 19, biomed recieved only one reading and.expected two. We're the two reading made or we're they simply the same readings. The reading were nine parts per mi!lion. PLT Negagitve Bill. I only made one reading on the chiller. Did they want one of the heater also? CC I'ii get you an answer back on that. Now, for the CDR. Have you or will you install the cryo vent valve in the CSM today? CDR That's affirmative, I intend do it between this report and the medical conference. CC Okay and for the PLT. accidentally inserted a teleprinter paper one occasion. This could possibly explain The last crew roll backwards on the low contrast

that you recently experienced. They want you to verify that the paper is properly inserted, that is the waxy side is normally exposed, the waxy side. Also verify that the paper is white and not yellowish, yellow is old paper or that it is not pinkish at the corners, which would indicate that it had been exposed to excessive humidity. PLT It's in work. CC Okayp we're going LOS in about a minute here. We'll have you again at Honeysuckle at 149 and I'ii pick up, but I'ii keep reading. CC Are you able to see the comet yet with out binoculars? PLT PLT, I saw it 2 days ago. Last night however, I could not see it, but I think that was because it was right - right on the edge of the solar panel. It was only visible for a few minutes and I was busy taking the exposures. But 2 days ago I could see it. CDR This is the CDR. I saw it this morning unaided. CC We copy that, and one last question. Can you give us additional information on this was reported today. And you can and I have a couple of more that I'll CDR Okay, Bill. END OF TAPE the failure of DAC 04, be thinking about that catch at the next pass.

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PAO Skylab Control at i hour, 45 minutes, and 26 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station, now crossing east of New Guinea, is out of range of the tracking antenna on Guam and about to be acquired in the next 4 minutes at Honeysuckle. The pass through Honeysuckle is a very low elevation pass and will only last about 3 minutes. During this last pass, we had the evening status report. Commander day. All Carr three giving crew the indications members getting on what went modest amounts on during of the

sleep with the science pilot still leading the pack, getting more sleep than the other two crew members. He got 7.7 hours last night despite the interruption that was indicated earlier. All three crew members continue their exercise program. figure he's The science pilot met on previous with days. his All 7337 watt-mlnutes three of them again, used a

the bicycle with half hour apiece on the bicycle. and the the mark special_ two rope

the other two and the science Science pilot

crew members using pilot running 40 has been using the He's not been making or the, so called, isometric exercise. extensive use and spring

it for minutes bicycle much use Hordinsky The other the mark did mark fine. the 2 1 of

treadmill exclusively. 1 and mark 2 exercises an exercise in ico -

crew :members have been rotension and mark 1

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exerciser report, exerciser, Exer-gym. Also the

in addition to the Hordinsky special. too, that they replaced the return spring which is llke the commercial product That was used crew has asked today whether and appears to they intended be to

And they in the called working install

eryo vent valve. Earlier them that the total amount out of the command module would normally be used in

in the day, the ground informed of oxygen in the comm - coming cryo system, this is oxygen that the fuel cells, the ex - excess

oxygen was being vented inside the space station and the oxygen level now is reaching its maximum permissible. This was orginally allowed to happen because of runs planned for the M509, an astronauts maneuvering unit, and T020, which is the foot control maneuvering unit. They both generate nitrogen gas. Nitrogen's used to propel the astronauts around the space station, and because of that they put a great deal of nitrogen :into the Skylab's atmosphere. So, to compensate for that, they at the same up. cold And the oxygen, shut down the time, they've nitrogen flow been allowing cyro flow into several days the oxygen to say command ago, and to build and oxygen at this doesn't into

command module is allowed to

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go beyond the desired. There are outer limits set for a total amount of oxygen in relation to nitrogen and that has now been met. That is what they deseribed earlier as partial pressure of oxygen reaching its maximum. We're about a minute from acquisition of signal now at Honeysuckle and we'll line back up live for air-to-ground. Bill Thornton spacecraft communicator. CC SPT light coronagraph bring the is still

Skylab, Houston, AOS for 2-1/2 minutes. Okay, Bill. We're looking at the white display right now. And at 070 ab - above

active region 87, we can see a relatively bright area. Looks like a - s small streamer incased within the larger one. And it's relatively bright, triangular in appearanee and so we're only doing a Sun center JOP and we want to continue on with some continuous mode and finish up the orbit with a standard. CC We copy that, Ed. And we concur with what you're doing. SPT Okay. status CDR report. CC that he Bill, one correction on the evening

Go ahead. Okay, on the SPT's detail 2355, that was has not done, so that would be a deviation. That's TV 117, Bill. Yes, listen, we're going to get you some that later. need is a time for me. to get it done,

CDR HHII7 SPT CC information that but Plan. in SPT none's CC

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Okay, 1'11 be working the food overage evening. We copy that. If we have any time left over, I'ii take a few more steps into the TV 117. We copy that. And we're going LOS in We'll have you again at Vanguard at 02:16. SPT. Any q_estions the hill? that we can be working on

CC SPT, a little reminder that you have a NuZ update scheduled. And if you get the opportunity to follow up the DAC 04 and the teleprinter questions. SPT Yeah, Bill, could you just repeat your last question to me? I didn't hear you. CC It was just a reminder that you have a NuZ update scheduled.

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SPT looking in the 070 which puts we'll continue CC it PLT was threaded

Okay, will do it. Okay, and what we were white light coronagraph is really at about it a little north of active region 87, but on with what we're doing. We concur. And, properly. Bill, I checked It was the teleprinter and

PAO 30 seconds now north Honeysuckle

Skylab Control at i hour, 53 minutes, and Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station of New Zealand has passed out of range of the Creek, Australia tracking station. A little less

that 23 minutes remain before our next acquisition of signal. That will be at the Vanguard where we'll have about a 6 minute pass. At the very end of that, satellite pilot, Bill Pogue was trying to give a report on his findings on the teleprinter. And from all indications, the teleprinter errors that were possible, trea - improperly threaded teleprinter paper, or paper that was too old; neither of those looked like they're likely probabilities at this time. And we'll probably get a clarification on that on the next pass. Apparently the problems with the teleprinter had not yet been detected, although =he crew has indicated that they can read the information. And the teleprinter is usable even the - even though the quality has degraded some way from earlier evenings. At 22 minutes before our next acquisition and 54-1/2 minutes after the hour, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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from acquisition of signal through the tracking ship Vanguard. Pass through Vanguard should last between 6 and 8 minutes, and we'll bring the line up live now for air to ground through that station. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS the Vangaurd 6 minutes. SPT Hello Bill. CC Ed, do you have a moment free time here? SPT Go ahead. on CC the ATM? Could you get us the frames remaining

SPT Coming up. H-Alpha 12962, 56 04591,82A 00147, 82B 01401, 52 05499, and 54 04378. CC Thank you Ed, and if you have another minute, I can read up some changes to straighten out this TVII7 for tomorrow. CDR Okay, Bill go ahead. And also are there any updates or anything on the SO63 maneuver pad? We're getting ready to get going on that. CC Negative. We're go on the SO63 maneuver down here. CDR Okay, we're going to go ahead and punch up. CC We copy. And Ed, on your detail flight plan for tomorrow, today we weren't aware that the TVII7 had been moved so hence the 7 minute prep time. Tomorrow it occures during a 25 minute unscheduled housekeeping period, so you should be okay. On the flight plan we want you to change 1750 to 1735 and TVII7 ops 2 to ops i setup, on the two i00 TVII7 again we want you to change ops 2 to ops i. Also for the SPT flight plan we want you to leave the samples in the chiller until the setup has been made. And finally at 2229 do not use ergometer during 5183 ops, that's S183 ops. SPT Okay Bill, I got that. Essentially what it amounts to is that every free moment I get tomorrow I just full board trying to get 17T put together and operating. CC That's about it I'm afraid Ed. it PLT Houston, Skylab, PLT. CC Go PLT. PLT Roger. About DAC 4, understood there was a query about DAC 4, I just checked it out with the repair transporter on which we had the difficulty and they're both working nominally. CC We copy that. PLT And like when I took transporter 7 apart I found a piece of film jammed up in the the guide and I

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CC And we copy again. And Bill_ we got everything on the teleprinter paper except whether it was pink or not, that's pink around the edges. PLT Negative on the pink. CC All right. And we're 30 minutes - 30 seconds here from LOS, we'll have you again at Canary at 235. SPT CC SPT CC PAO Does the maneuver look That's affirmative. Okay, we're going Copy. Skylab Control at in okay Bill? 30 23 seconds. minutes and

about

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32 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now over Brazil is out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard, and wetre 12 minutes from our next acquisition of signal at Canary Island. During this last pass some updates for the Science Pilots instructions for tomorrow. Mainly regarding 117 which is the charge particle mobility demonstration. That's one of the science demonstrations which the crew may attempt to per be performing in the next couple of days and he is going to have some time set aside for working on that tomorrow. Also the maneuver for photographing the comet Kohoutek with the S063 untraviolet instrument is now underway control and appears system gas is to be going well. No thruster attitude expected to be used for tonights of any use on maneuver for the use earlier of the maneuver $201 today, Earth for about

maneuver. No that's previous

report comet

electronographic camera. And of course this morning's Resources pass used a total of 40 pound seconds of TACS desaturation and all related things. That's of course less than we'd used week. So a thruster program. is Skylah END OF 1/3 of the use yesterday and about on Earth Resources passes at the that's a substantial improvement attitude control system and the We're now about 25 minutes after Control.

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PAO Skylab Control at 2 hours 34 minutes and 39 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now over the north Atlantic is about 55 seconds from acquisition of signal through Canary Island. The pass through Canary Island and Madrid an overlapping pass should last approximately 14 minutes. Presently at Mission Control our flight team is completing the pads for tomorrow's activities. Included in one of the pads the solar activity pad to be sent up to the crew is this comment. The next few days will be very quiet with spotless disc and a very few subflares from active region 95. This quiet period courtest of the author of textbook with similar title, The Quiet Sun, is a book written by Ed Gibson as a prepare - preparatory textfor the astronauts going aboard Skylab. We're now very near acquisition of signal at Canary Island. We'll bring the line up live for air-to-ground. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS Canary for 13 minutes. utes CDR Roger, Houston. We've got about 8 minto go in the maneuver and it's looking good. CC It looks good from here. SPT, Houston. SPT Go ahead, Bill. CC Ed, could you verify for us that the teleprinter switch is in command? SPT That's verified, Bill. CC Thank you, sir. CC SPT, Houston. CDR This is the CDR, go ahead. CC Jerry, could we get someone to make a couple of checks on the teleprinter. We're unable to command it at the moment? CDR need? CC Okay, we want you to check the teleprinter circuit breaker on panel 200, verify that it is in. If it is in, check all the removable plugs on the rear to be sure that they are in. CDR Okay, it did work. CDR Houston, CDR. I checked the plugs and they're good and I cycled the switch to ON and back to COMMAND. CC And was the panel 200 circuit breaker in? CDR That's affirmative. CC CC switch to Thank you. CDR, we'd like hold it there so for you that we to cycle the teleprinter can observe on telemetry. Okay, I'm right next to it. What do you

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CDR Wilco. CC Now, take it back to COMMAND. CDR Okay, it's in COMMAND. CC We now have command of it. Thank you. We're going over the hill in about a minute. We'll have you again at Carnarvon at 03:18. CDR Roger. PAO Skylab Control at 2 hours 50 minutes and 15 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now a little over half an hour from our next acquisition of signal. During this last pass, Commander Gerald Carr giving some assistance to the ground. We had problems getting the teleprinter to obey our commands and after cycling the switch a couple of times, he succeeded in clearing up whatever the problem was and (garble) commanded to the teleprinter that it turn on and accept a message of - was properly executed from Mission Control. The Kohoutek maneuver now nearly through its complete stage and will be virtually completed by the time we get acquisition of signal again. Seems to have worked very well, no use of TACS gas so far and we also expect that we'll get about five frames of photography with the S063 camera, that's that camera which is a Nikon 35-millimeter single lens reflex camers that's been modified for use as part of the S063. We'll take five frames at exposure times ranging from 5 seconds to a minute and a half. Two of the exposures will be through a near ultraviolet filter, another one through a different wave length of ultra - near ultraviolet and also one deep blue filter visible white light photograph. S063 is the ultraviolet airglow horizon photography experiment and that French experiment is now being converted to use in studying the comet Kohoutek. The crew indicated earlier in the evening that two of the members of the crew, Gerald Carr and William Pogue have both seen the comet. Commander Carr indicating that he saw it earlier in the day. We're now about 31 minutes from our next acquisition of signal. That the upcoming pass will be through Carnarvon, and immediately after that, we'll have the medical - that's a correction. The upcoming pass is a private medical conference. The Carnarvon pass is tooiow elevation to be acquired and so our next acquisition will be a private medical conference at Honeysuckle 30 minutes away. Immediately following that, our next pass is the Bermuda pass, that's an hour and 15 minutes from now. So, we wouldn't expect to have any live airto-ground for the next hour and 15 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 52 minutes and 37 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 4 hours, 5 minutes, and 49 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now just on the coast of South America and the Caribbean Sea, and about to be acquired through the Bermuda tracking antenna. The pass through Bermuda should last about 7 minutes and 50 seconds. Spacecraft communicator is William Thornton, and we expect that this or Madrid may be the final pass of the evening. CC Skylab, Houston AOS for 7 minutes. CDR Roger, Bill. CC And we have _o last items here for you if we can get out of the way. The first one is for the PLT, and no further water sampling, that is iodine sampling, is required at this time. CDR Roger, he copied. You mean you want to knock off the sampling the of the water tank 6 tomorrow? CC Negative, this was in reference to the wardroom water that was sampled some time ago, on day 19. There was some question of doing two samples like the one sample that he did. The one sample is adequate. PLT Okay, I got a question for you, Bill. CC Go ahead. PLT Rog. We just completed ithe S063 and hhe pad called for a stow configuration l, which called for removal of the AMS from the minus 2 SAL. The AMS requires the S183 for tomorrow, and S183 detail indicates a prep, too which indicates the AMS is installed. So, what it seems to be inconsistant or I misinterpreted something. Would you clarify that; am I supposed to leave the AMS in the minus 2 SAL tonight or not? CC Stand by i. CDR Okay, Bill while we are standing by fire your other questions. CC That's affirm, these are changes to the detail pad for the CDR and the PLT. And this was changed since you managed to get the mark i fixed today, and we're rearranging the pad slightly as follows. For the CDR, perform S183 ops that was scheduled for the PLT at 19:10. We want these ops performed at this time, at 19:10. And update your detail pad to reflect this. Also perform eating, checklist update, EREP transfer, and housekeeping around this S183 ops between 18:49 and 22:39. That is the only time critical thing in this period is the S183 ops. Now for the PLT detail pad, at 19:10 change S183 ops to S190 checkout. PLT This is the PLT, copy. CDR Okay, the CDR got that. CC Okay.

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CDR Are you going to send up new pads tomorrow morning? CC If you would like to have them we will send them up. CDR No I think we can handle it the way it is. I was just wondering if you were planning on sending them. CDR Let's keep as much wear and tear off teleprinter as we can. We'll manage these. CC Okay. CC PLT, Houston. PLT Let's go Bill. CC Following S063, that should have been a stow 3. PLT Stow 3, thank you very much. CC And it's i minute to LOS, so we'll say good night here and thank you very much. CDR Good night Bill. CC Good night and hey, we sure appreciate all that data and stuff that's been coming back on lot of the items. CDR Roger, and be advised Thornton's revenge is taking its toll. It's really getting to the calves. CC That's the way it was meant to. How's it wearing? CDR I'm not sure that teflon's going to make it. It gets pretty hot and it's beginning to show some lines in the middle through it. It will be interesting to see if it makes the whole 85 days. CC Your a bunch of real athletes I guess is the problem. CDR I can hike my sock temperature up about 25, 30 degrees in no time at all. CC Copy and good night. CDR Hey, Bill even if the teflon goes it's still good for (garble) break. CC Right, copy. the END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 4 hours 15 minutes and 23 seconds Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now crossing the north Atlantic has passed out of range of the Bermuda tracking antenna on the final pass of the evening. Have the mission surgeon's daily report on crew health, we'll read that for you at this time. Crew health and morale are excellent at this approximately quarter point of the mission. The Science Pilot completed his lower body negative pressure exposure. Proper sleep, exercises, and fluid intake must certainly be considered as positive factors working for the observed uneventful MO92, signed Dr. Jerry Hordinsky for Dr. Hawkins. During this last pass over Bermuda we had a conversation between Bill Thornton who developed the Skylab treadmill and the Pilot and Commander of the Skylab mission. They indicated that the treadmill is having a excellent effect in building up the calves and keeping those muscles exercised. Dr. Hordinsky indicated earlier that that exercise on the treadmill limits them in running, they can't run for more than about a minute, exhausts them completely, there's much too much stress on the calf, and they do mostly walk on the - on the exerciser. But in addition to that Science Pilot has been using it for doing springs and toe rises, which are also excellent muscle - muscle stretchers. Tomorrow December 6th is an International Astronomical Union Comet day, it's a day when astronomers and observers all over the world are being asked to focus their attention on the comet and to gather as much data as possible for later comparison. A request going out from Mission Control and elsewhere around the United States indicates that they observe. They urge comentary observation by all techniques being employed as simultaneously as possible for tomorrow. Tomorrow of course the Skylab crew itself will be making an observation with the S183 instrument, the ultraviolet panorama instrument. That Kohoutek manevuer is scheduled for late in the evening about 2 o'clock Greenwich mean time for the operations on the comet tomorrow. Today the sstronauts took more than a dozen photographs of the comet Kohoutek recording internal changes in the comet as it moves toward the Sun at ii0,000 miles per hour. Using two special cameras to register invisible ultraviolet light Pilot Bill Pogue took a series of photographs that may indicate whether comets are indeed make of ice and dust as some scientists believe. Early today the electronic sensors and cameras designed for Earth Resources studies were turned on agricultural areas in Texas's Rio Grande Valley. A U.S. Department of Agriculture it

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seientist will use data gathered today in a program to prevent crop damaging insects including fruit flys from crossing the United States - Mexico border to infest new areas. Skylab astronauts pointed Skylab's 4 electronic sensors and all 7 cameras at sites along a 4300 mile route from Lake Powell in southern Utah to the upper reachs of the South American Amazon River. The SI90A which had not been performing properly yesterday was checked out last night and operated beautifully this morning for the Earth Resources pass. There is a scheduled checkout for that tomorrow that was up linked to the crew just a few minutes ago. Pilot Bill Pogue will be making that checkout between 19:00 and 20:00 Greenwich mean time tomorrow. That checkout is to confirm that there are no problems with the SI90A and also to take a closer look at a forward motion compensation part of the instrument which is necessary for a perfect resolution. Today's Earth Resources survey used very little nitrogen gas from Sklab's maneuvering thrusters. Only a total of about 40 pound seconds, a new technique developed by flight controllers cut the use to a 10th of the amount required for Earth survey runs earlier in the week. The 4300 mile survey today will be the last over the United States for several weeks. Skylab's Earth sensors will be pointed at Africa, Asia, and South America during passes planned for the coming days. That's our final broadcast for the evening. Tomorrow morning the crew will be up shortly after 6:00 a.m. central standard time. This is Skylab Control at 19-1/2 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours 55 minutes. A wakeup call for the 21st day for the crew of Skylab IV through the Hawaii tracking station. We'll hold the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen. MCC Hello, Skylab. Is Peha (?) speaking. How are you, Gerald? Hi Edward. How do you do, William? Merry Christmas to all of you from all the people of Germany. Merry Christmas with German Christmas songs. MCC (Music). And here pilot (garble) a more familiar voice to you, Barbara Striesand. (Music: "Silent Night" by Barbara Striesand). CC Good morning, Skylab. We're 30 seconds from LOS over Hawaii. And we'll see you at Goldstone at about 4 minutes at 12:06. CDR Morning, Crip. CC Morning. MCC (Music). PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 12 hours 4 minutes. A wakeup call to the crew through Hawaii at Greenwich mean time 12 hours 2 minutes. The crew beginning their 21st day in orbit. This the 206th day in orbit for the Skylab space station. Wakeup call, a message from the German people, a holiday message to the crew. Today is Santa Claus Day in Germany. Our selection of Christmas music played up to the crew as a wakeup call this morning. Today the crew in the 21st day, completing o:ne-fourth of their scheduled 84-day mission. Today also is International Astronomical Union Comet Day. It's a day when astronomers all over the world will be requested to focus their attention on Kohoutek to gather data for later comparison. Skylab IV crew of Gerald Carr, Ed Gibson, and William Pogue also will observe Kohoutek today. They will do it from their vantage point of more than 200 miles above the Earth while riding in their soplhisticated scientific laboaratory. First Kohoutek observations occur this morning at 8:43 a.m. central standard time. Astronaut Carr will point the data acquisition camera at the comet and capture it photographically. Kohoutek is 118,937,000 miles from Earth, and 70,587,000 miles from the Sun traveling at a speed of ii0,000 miles per hour. Towards evening a second Kohoutek photo session is on schedule with Jerry Cart operating the camera. Today is a busy one with a variety of experiments, however no Earth resources survey will be done today. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS at Goldstone for 5 minutes. How can you read the music, or can you read it at all? CDR Reading it loud and clear here. Last pass it was a little bit more broken. CC Okeydoke. MCC (Music). END OF TAPE

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CDR CC MCC in 5

fast Okeydoke. (Music)

but

it

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more

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CC i minute to LOS. We'll see you over Bermuda minutes at 12:16, 12:16. MCC (Music: "Silent Night".) PAO We've had loss of signal through the Goldstone tracking station. Next acquisition will be Bermuda in 2 minutes 15 seconds. We'll hold the llne up for this stateside pass. MCC (Music) i0 CC minutes. Skylab, (Music) Skylab, Houston. and here, We're AOS Bermuda for

MCC Barbara Streisand. CC time. PLT CC PLT MCC PLT it. CC MCC END OF TAPE

Skylab The

(garble) is on at this

Houston.

laser

Roger. Got it in sight. Got it in sight. Understand you got it. Negative, that was an error. Stand by. (Music: "Silent Night") Crip, it's very, very hazy, and we didn't Okay, very (Music). good Bill.

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(Music) SPT, Houston. Have you get a moment to the MI7 blood drawing this morning? He'll be with you in a minute, Crip. Okay. He's still changing. Okeydoke. (Music) CC Bill, do you have a moment to talk if Ed doesn't? I believe you can note this down that we're going to go LOS here shortly. I do want to tell you before you did the blood. PLT Go. CC Okay. We're trying to get an idea as to why the plasma had the red color, and we'd appreciate it if you would log the time of each blood draw and the time of centrifuge start and then the appearance of the plasma after it - you went to the separation. PLT Roger. The time of the draw and the time of the centrifuge actuation; and what was the last? I didn't read that. CC The appearance of the plasma after it separates. In other words, we're interested to find out if it still has that red color. CC talk about CDR CC CDR CC PLT Okay. Thank you. CC Okeydoke. We're i minute from LOS. We'll see you at Carnarvon in 40 minutes at 13:06. PLT Okay, Crip. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 12 hours 26 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda tracking station. Christmas music for the crew from their wakeup call this morning over Hawaii at 2 minutes after the hour. Music played up courtesy of music submitted to the Mission Control Center from the German people with a Christmas message to the crew this morning. Today is Santa Claus Day in Germany. Pilot Pogue reported he did not see the laser this morning as the spacecraft passed over the Washington area, laser being initiated from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The lazer blue-green in color today. Pogue reporting it was hazy over the area, he was unable to see it. Discussion also about the blood drawing this morning. Part of the MII0 medical experiment series of hemotology immunology program for the mission. Purpose is to acquire blood samples from each of the crewmembers eight separate times throughout the mission. The purpose is analysis of inflight blood samples is important to compliment to other pre and postflight testing done in similar experiments. Overall purpose of the ii0 blood series, the i12 through 115, is to evaluate changes in the

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biochemical composition of the blood which might result from prolonged space flight. Inflight samples are necessary to determine the effects of long duration of space flight upon man's biochemical process to identify and establish significant trends in this data. The blood samples are collected eight times during the mission and crewmembers separate the plasma and cellular phases of the blood by eentrifusion and preserve both samples by freezing to prevent degradation of the biochemical constituents prior to postflight analysis. This morning a crew began their wakeup at - began their day at 6:02 central standard time, a day without EREP passes today. EREP passes for the next week or so will be over South America and Africa. A joint observation program called JOP 12 is scheduled as part of today's ATM operations. In general the JOP 12 series is coordinated calibrations of certain - of the ultraviolet experiments. The Sun is apparently quiet today. ATM scientists on the ground say that for the next several days the Sun will be very quiet with a spotless disk and a very few subflares from active region 95, Teleprinter message sent up to the crew last night describing the Sun's activity saying it's very quiet, and say this quiet period is courtesy of the author of textbook with similar title. The book in reference is The Quiet by Science Pilot Ed Gibson. Next acquisition will minutes through Carnarvon. At Greenwich mean time 30 minutes this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE Sun authored be in 35 12 hours

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours 4 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Carnarvon tracking station in 40 seconds. We'll hold the line up for this pass. CC Skylab, Houston; AOS Carnarvon for lO minutes. And, Skylab, the - the music we played for you earlier has been sent by the people of Germany and we thought it was quite appropriate to play it on the St. Nicholas Day. PLT Thank you, Crip. That was very kind. And we enjoyed it very much. CC Glad to hear that. And, Bill, while I've got you there could I give you a small change on your - on your Flight Plan, and remind you about something else. PLT Stand by. PLT Okay, Crip. Go. CC Okeydoke. At 13:40 this morning you've got the S183 prep scheduled, and your're also reference to a general message 2042 Bravo that we had requested for you to hold over wlhich resyncs that particular carousel, and the thing we wanted to do was emphasize to you that it was necessary to do that prior to installation. You have to do the alignment procedure prior to installing the carousel. PLT Prior to installing the carousel. Roger. CC Okay. And the other thing was, down a little bit later in the day we have you at 23:25 scheduled for installing Carousel l-l. We're going to continue to use 2-2 because we're still doing some thinking about l-l. So you can just cancel that activity at 23:25 and use it for open housekeeping. PLT That's done. CC Okay. I don't know whether it was you or somebody else but we saw that the thermostat had been adjusted down about 4 degrees, and the - there's a little funny there to get the system into a cooling mode. If you guys think it's a little warm now you actually have to take it down below where you want it to get it to go into a cooling mode and then reset it back up. So if your water tank bring the temp down, take it and set it about 55 degrees and then put it back where you would like it. PLT Okay, Crip. Thanks for the word. CC And one other item, Bill, I guess I need you or somebody on panel_ 206 to do a REG ADJUST for us. PLT Okay. I'II run right up there. CC Thank you. PLT Okay, Bob. Go with the REG ADJUST. CC Okay. We need you to do a REG ADJUST on BUS i, 20 degrees counterclockwise; and on BUS 2, 15 degrees counterclockwise.

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PLT That's complete. CC Okeydoke. Real fine. Thank you very much. I believe that's really all I needed to hastle you about this morning, Bill. PLT All righty. CC SPT, Houston. Ed, you got a moment to talk this morning? SPT I always do, Crip. Go ahead. CC Very good, Edward. You'd asked for comments about your TV scenes and a little feedback on it_ and that TV 28, as far as we can tell right now, that you ran for us on the ATM C&D looks real good. I can't - can't give you anything constructive right now because it came through all okay. SPT Okay. I was a little bit worried worr£ed about the voice on that because the - I was afraid I was holding the mike just a little bit distant. CC Voice came through by by. One item I'd like to tell you to change on your details today if you got your detail Flight Plan handy. SPT Okay. Go ahead. CC Okay. At 01:35 you - we have you stowing the stuff for TVII7, and we would like you not to stow it but to stow the parts - the particle mobility device in the food chiller until tomorrow when - because we're planning on doing ops 2 tomorrow. SPT Okay, Crip. Essentially what the mode I've gone into on that thing is that every free moment I got during the day I'ii be working on it, and so all of the places where you have written in there_ Bill gave me some changes yesterday, they all amounted to just a charge ahead on that thing until you can try and get it done and do it as you can. CC Okay, fine. The only - The only thing we were really concerned about was we didn't want you take it all down and - and put it away and then, we'll turn around and ask you to it again tomorrow. SPT No, that's one reason I moved it down here in the OWS so I wouldn't have to do that. It was pretty much up in the way in the MDA, and it takes a fair amount of doing to get all that stuff put together, especially the first time and l'd never seen a gear and the procedures. CC Okay. And understand at - down in the in the workshop now. I wanted to emphasize is that the particle go in the food chiller then. SPT Okay. We will do it, CC Skylab, Houston. One the cooling situation. We find that the fans don't look like they're in OWS mode to correct that if you've got time. you are working Okay. The only mobility vice thing should

do

Bob. other remark regarding OWS heat exchanger and I can tell you where

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PLT Okay, Crip. Go ahead CC Okay. It's - You might check panel 390 for the OWS EXCHANGER FANS. Those should be in the OWS position. PLT Okay. He's on his way. Thanks a lot for the reminder. CC CC LOS. Next station about 4-1/2 minutes to Bill Lenoir for CDR would you wish Dr. a happy St. Nicholas CC END OF TAPE Thank you. Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from contact is over Guam at 13:19, that's away, and we'll be turning the mike over that pass for the ATM conference. Roger, Crip. And while you're at it, Ed Buchard, our other Flight Surgeon, Day. We'll do that for you.

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours 17 minutes. Loss of signal through Carnarvon. Next acquisition 2 minutes will be through Guam tracking station. The crew is scheduled to spend 6 hours and a half today in manned observation at the Apollo telescope mount, as well as perform the M092, M171 experiment, lower body negative pressure device, metabolic activity. The crew has accumulated to date in 20 days of operation of the Skylab space station a total of 38 hours 31 minutes of manned operation of the ATM. More than 300 hours are scheduled for the entire mission for this operation. In addition the crew has spent more than 106 hours performin B medical experiments aboard the space station, and have spent approximately 68 hours in operating the EREP instruments on board the spacecraft. We'll have acquisition through Guam tracking station in 40 seconds. We'll hold the line open for Bob Crippen; Flight Director is Don Puddy. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS Guam, and I'm turning the mike over to Dr. Lenoir. SPT Morning, Bill. Go ahead. MCC Good morning, Ed. You ready for the harbored 55 CALROC today? SPT Sure are. Go ahead. MCC Okay, we've got about 8 minutes here in the pass. ]Let me start off with a couple of questions here. On the discretionary observing time I guess I'ii call it, I know you do prefer a fair amount of that. We're wondering whether Jerry and Bill also prefer a fair amount, moderate amount, not any at all or what? PLT This is PLT, I can answer for myself. I like the observing time. I think last night I picked up what I thought was a feature developing on the corona. And in addition to that there is a practical reason for having that observing time. If you do get yourself in a corner, you can eat into that observing time to go ahead and take the pres heat off of yourself so you can do a better job on the JOP. Now that sounds like you're sort of bagging the question, but I think it's a very practical measure to take right now. CC Okay. CDR This is the CDR; I agree with that. MCC Okay, fine. And we agree with that also and realize that it does serve as a pad as well as good observing time. When we schedule a lot of it in any given orbit, we're not begging the issue, but several experiments have found that some list of their best SL-3 type items. Okay, data came Ed, one from observing statement here. time shopping Active

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region 87 and 92 is about 24 degrees behind the limb this morning. It would take an event to get out to about i/lOth to about 0.15 radii in order for you to see it around the limb. SPT Okay. MCC And one comment here on the white light coronagraph. The phantom star that may have - well, it actually is not omega (garble). Westinghouse has looked at it. Our feeling is that it is a defect in the tube. It is not in the white light optics, and should not appear on the film. SPT Okay. When we reversed color it went completely black when I went to gray-discharge. That told me it was in the TV system. I didn't quite understand where, but I knew it was not in the optics. So glad to hear that. MCC Okay, fine. And that was what tipped us off also. Looking at the CALROC plans today, and the comments that are in the SAP, I wonder if you have any questions, or if you totally understand exactly the four-orbit sequence we're doing here? SPT Okay, I have not had a chance to look through it in detail to say I totally understand it. I have looked through it in a general way, and believe I do. Of course the only questions that additionally came to mind was wondering if QR-2 and LV-1, 2, 3, 4, and so forth, the ones that are called out and looking through the pad I see that those are are defined in various points. And to make sure are located. we'll just have that subsequent to write them passes on the down as we go along panel know where they You've one. two of observations Atmosis in

MCC Right. That's I00 percent correct. got the first three CALROC passes and Jerry has the last And that will certainly require coordination between the you on that. And one comment here is that all of the 55 must be made above 400 kilometers in order to be valid. pheric extinction will taken below there. SPT there. invalidate the calibration to get if any

Okay, we'll

do our best

it all

MCC Okay. And yesterday you should have received the message on the S054 how-goes-it on the filter wheel. If you've got any questions or concerns about that, I'd be happy to answer them now. SPT No, I don't think I can add anything to that. other than you did get some EVA plans or JOPs, let us know what they are and we'll try to think about them and see if we can come up with anything additional. MCC We certainly will. We intend to try to keep you in the loop there in deciding what to do as much as we possibly can. That's why I'm trying to send you all the information

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as we get it. Okay, moving on here to some S055 detector data, and unfortunately several days late in answering some questions. We have gone back and looked at prominence. You asked a question much earlier about alignment beta on a prominence. We find that there just is not very much data of alignment beta on a prominence. But searching the SL-II and III records, we have found one SL-III scan-mirror auto raster actually of alignment beta on a prominent. And we find numbers that are very, very similar to the numbers that you quoted. And we're beginning to suspect that the numbers that you have in the cue card, the 15 with a background of 3 are probably way low. Because our numbers were essentially in very good agreement with yours. SPT Okay. MCC And also earlier on the west limb when you were looking for loops out of active region 87, you mentioned you could see fingers in H-alpha that you thought would if enclosed into a loop standing on its edge would go out to about: a third of a radii. At first we tended not to think that was the case, however again looking at further data in the neon 7 and silicone 12, especially neon 7, we find indeed that we do get the kind of thing that you were talking about where we get arched structures arching up as through they are part of a loop w_th the top i00 to 120 degrees missing. Going up about 6 arc minutes off the limb, which is very consistent with what you described and thought you saw, the base is definitely visible in alignment continuum. And that leads us to believe that it's probably also visible in H-alpha, and that is indeed what you were seeing. SPT Yeah, we have a very good combination up here. The H-alpha i FILTER, I find, is a little bit better for playing features off of the limb than the H-alpha 2. And also the MONITOR i which we brought up - Mr. Barnes down there at Marshall picked the best one he could find off of the shelf and it certainly is a beauty. We can see very faint features off the limb. And I'm looking forward to doing some work with spicules as well as prominences and loops. MCC Okay, good. We're sure hoping that that matters. And we kind of hope that between the two of those that we might if everything SPT even be able to see the comet has really peaked up. We hope to. I have not later been on able in H-alpha

to notice

much distinction between the two monitors however, in looking at the corona. I don't quite understand that. I would think that MONITOR i would be better, but just comparing them side by side I don't think I could see any fainter features in I over 2.

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MCC Okay, Ed. And let's see, we've got another minute and a half here until LOS. Do you have any questions or anything I can pick up for you now. SPT Yeah. Last night Bill Pogue was going to pick up what looked like a relatively new feature in the corona, a relatively bright, small triangular streamer superimposed on the other structures out there. It was probably around 080 or maybe a little closer to 070. END OF TAPE

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CDR Yeah. Last night, Bill Pogue was (garble) a pickup, what looked like a relative new feature in the corona - a relatively bright small triangular streamer super imposed on the other structures out there, probably around 080 maybe a little closer to 070. And we had gotten a call earlier about the surge from active region 87. Now it was not above 87, but I didn't know what direction the surge went off in. So we were already Sun centered and we just pressed on with CONINUOUS and STANDARD mode. I'm wondering whether they were able to see anything, or have any indications on the ground that that indeed was the location. MCC Okay, Ed. I don't believe that they have indications that that was the location, but 1'11 certainly check that. And we'll send that up to you later. CC Okay. 30 seconds to LOS. In 17 minutes we'll see you at Goldstone, 13:45, 13:45. SPT Okay. Bill, if you could eventually, try to get for 82B some more of those optimal times for various phenomenom. If you can, put it in a very compacted passage - compacted package on the telepringer pad, we'll just put it right up here on the panel somewhere. We have that for 54, for example, right above the frames remaining and we use that as a guide for taking signal frame exposures and we could do the same for the XUV SLIT. CC Okay, Ed. That's already in work and I should get that today. And we'll try to send it up this afternoon. SPT Very good. CC See you tomorrow. SPT Thank you, Bill. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours 29 minutes. The daily ATM conference with Bill Lenoir discussing ATM operations in Sun activity with Science Pilot Ed Gibson. Earlier on the Carnarvon pass, the crew sent word to the ground to pass along happy St. Nicholas Day to Ed Bushard, that's Dr. Edward C. Bushard. He is the - one of the foriegn doctors working with NASA now, assigned to the Life Sciences Directorate. He is from Germany. He is an officer at the German Air Force - Medical Officer. He is the - one of the Flight Surgeons on duty here at the Johnson Space Center. Next acquisition in 14 minutes 25 seconds through Goldstone. At Greenwich mean time 13 hours 20 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO 13 hours tracking Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 43 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Goldstone station as the Skylab space station concludes its

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2973rd revolution of the Earth since launce on May 14th from Cape Kennedy. The space station now in orbit 206 days. The crew of Skylab IV beginning their 21st day. We'll hold the line open for CAP COMM Bob Crippen. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS stateside for 16-1/2 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston. If somebody's got an opportunity, I'd like to talk to you about the Visual observation message we sent up last night, which concerns some observations off the Yucatan Pennisala. CDR Go ahead, Crip. CC Okay. First, If you've had read the message and have any questions on it, we'll be glad to try to answer them. A few items I thought I might try to elaborate on a little bit. The cloud patterns that we're talking about on the Eddys are occurring approximately i00 miles off the coast. And the cloud streets that are referred to, we have seen them both very well defined streets and sometimes the streets aren't all that obvious. But the - the Eddys which appear as a - as a break or a circle are fairly well defined, we think. And the build up on one side of them are also well defined, plus if you've got the Sun glint just right, the color change in the water is also very obvious. The time - opportunity you're going to have for that today is your coming over the tip of Yucatan at about 15:34 on the next rev around. And both of you or all three of you are going to be tied up somewhat, wetre if you can perhaps find some time to take a look and visually observe it, we would appreciate it. We do not want any photographs. We're just trying to determine whether you can visually observe them from orbit. SPT Okay, Crip. If we happen to have a camera handy, no one would object if we took a few photos. CC Okay. No there's no objections at all. We just don't want it to interfer with your other observations of the things - of the other activities you have. And - SPT Okay. CC And, Ed, while you're there, I guess you confused us a little bit talking about TV-II7 and moving it down in the workshop. It would appear that that's an activity that should not take all day, as you refer to it, but after you've got it set up - well go for 20 minutes, when you're taking photographs over 20 and then repeat that going in the other direction for another 20 minutes. That is what you're doing with it, isn't it? SPT Yeah, Crip. The first thing though is to get all of that gear put down in the workshop and assembled properly. And that's what I'm in the midst of doing right now.

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There's an awful lot of gray tape used and an awful lot of barn yard engineering to put all of that stuff together. And it's the first time I've seen the gear and the first time I've seen the procedures. And that's why it's been taking a little bit of time. CC Okay. We understand it. Thank you. PLT Houston, Skylab. CC Go. PLT Roger_ Bob. Earlier when you were giving me corrections to the Flight Plan, this is regarding the S183, I understood you to say that the special procedure was to be employed before installing the spectrograph assembly and perhaps you said carousel; is that correct? CC That's affirmative. Before installing the carousel. PLT Okay. Thank you very much. That makes sense. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC-696/I Time: 07:35 CST 12/6/73 CDR CC CDR views . CDR look at

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You getting any TV downlink, Crip? Getting TV downlink 5 by 5; looks Okay, I'll start showing you some Houston, looks to me about minus 5400 here.

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XUV sequence do you want me to roll to a minus 5400 for the white light photograph. CC Yes, let me check that. CDR Okay. I'm going to go ahead and do the XUV sequences now. CC Skylab, guess I'm a little late with it, but we are doing a data voice recorder dump here. CC Jer, the roll is fine where it is, you can leave it at 10800. CDR Okay. CC Skylab, Houston. Wetre i minute from LOS and we're not copying any H-alphas, Jer, if you haven't got that thing started you need to go through the procedure for starting it after after daylight. CDR Okay, I thought I had, but it apparently went off again. CC Okeydoke. And next pass is going to be at Carnarvon, that's 43 minutes away at 14:43. And to really confuse you I'm going to turn you over to the purple CAP COMM on the Maroon team. CDR What a horrible color combination. CC Roger that. And in case it wasn't clear yesterday on the leg band for the upcoming 92 run that you've got i Jer, we want you to continue to use the same ones that we said yesterday, until we tell you different. CDR Wilco. CC Today and tomorrow. CDR Okay, Crip. CC Okay, Jer, you need your switch to AUTO. Your H-alpha - CDR That's where it is, Crip. CC It's in AUTO; okay, copy. PAO This is Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours 2 minutes with loss of signal through Bermuda tracking station. Next acquisition will be Carnarvon in 40 minutes. Discussions with Bob Crippen, CAP COMM, and the crew, concerning a visual observation the crew will be made - will be asked to make on the next revolution across the states when the spacecraft crosses the Gulf of Mexico over the Yucatan Peninsula. Scientists are looking - are looking for additional information

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in support of photographs made during the Skylab II mission which reflects an irregular shaped eddys off the coast of Yucatan some photographs show the eddys as large as 40 mibs in diameter. Today the crew will be asked to observe this - this phenomenon on the the tip of Yucatan between Honduras. These photographs taken during the previous Skylab missions reveal features previously unknown and the characteristics from - noticed from space should be a general pattern of cloud streaks, circular discontinuities in the current and the cloud streets caused by clockwise current eddys, cumulus cloud down-hill side of the eddy, it's extending degrees and ocean surface color differences buildup on the clockwise 90 to between inside 180

the eddys and outside when seen in glint, in the glint of the Sun. This represents a heretofore unknown mechanism of energy exchange between the - across the sea and atmosphere interface. Today is the last chance the crew will be able to observe this before mid January, but the Sun angle will be come lower. They're being asked to observe these eddys, common on all the features that they do see and asked to observe this phenomenon all the way from the Yucatan Peninsula to the South American coast as they cross the country on revolution 2975 of the Skylab space station. Scientists believe that these areas are observed, we can search out other sea areas with similar characteristics, and see if we can discover such edities, eddys elsewhere, and the teleprinter message which went up to the crew last night the words were added to this explanation saying the implications to air-sea energy exchange are tremendous is the crew is able to visually describe this phenominon. Scientist Pilot Gibson remarked that if he has the opportunity, he will attempt to take photographs of the Yucatan Peninsula area on this upcoming revolution across the United States. Next acquisition in 37 minutes and 25 seconds through Carnarvon. Ascension tracking station is not supporting the current - this current pass across South Atlantic. At Greenwich mean time 14 hours 5 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours 12 minutes. We will not have Ascension on this upcoming pass through the Ascension tracking station. Tracking station's not supporting Skylab this morning. Next acquisition will be through Carnarvon in 30 minutes 40 seconds. On the next revolution as spacecraft Skylab crosses the Gulf of Mexico the crew has been asked to visually observe a natural phenomena on the Yucatan Peninsula; desribe some eddys which had been photographed during previous Skylab missions. Scientists here on the ground believe proper description and photographs of these eddys, the implications to air-sea energy exchange are tremendous. If these eddys can be observed, scientists feel we can searth out other sea areas with similar characteristics to see if we can discover similar phenomena in mention are in in other parts of the world. the Yucatan current between The eddys the Yucatan

Peninsula and the tip of Honduras. An eddy is either a movement of body or air and moving against the main current. These features have been previously unknown in this area. The crew has been asked to visually describe the general pattern of cloud streets which have been observed in that area, the flow of these cloud streets in the ocean current, any circular discontinuities in the current, and the cloud streets caused by these clockwise current eddys, cumulus cloud buildups on the downhill side of the eddy, which photographs show them to extend clockwise from the tip of Honduras, 90 to 100 degrees clockwise. The crew has also been asked to describe the ocean surface color differences between inside the eddys and outside when seen in the glimp of the Sun. This represents a here-to-fore unknown mechanism of energy exchange across the sea atmosphere interface. Today is the last chance the crew will have to observe this natural phenomena before mid-January because of the Sun angle. They've been asked to observe these eddys, comment on all the features that they are able to see, and observe - make these observations from the Yucatan Peninsula to the South American coast will follow on along the revolution groundtrack which the spacecraft 2,975. Science Pilot told the

CAP COMM, Bob Crippen, that if he has time he will attempt to take photographs of this unusual phenomena. Scientists are real interested in this - this natural phenomena which heretofore until Skylab II was flown and pictures returned this unusual situation, had never been noticed before. Next acquision in 27 minutes 30 seconds through Carnarvon. At Greenwich mean time 14 hours 15 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours 42 minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnarvon tracking station in 30 seconds. We'll hold the line up for this Carnarvon pass. Changeover at Mission Control Center, new Flight Director, mroon team, is Milt Windler, CAP COMM is astronaut Dick Truly. CC Skylab, Houston. We're at Carnarvon for 6 SPT Hello, Dick. How are you doing? CC Just fine, sir, and you? l'm the guest CAP COMM today for the maroon team. Story and I are changing shifts, and so, good morning to you. SPT Good color combination. CC Roger, that. Say, we noticed that the H-alpha i is in OVERRIDE and we'd like to have it in NORMAL. Over. SPT it as CDR CC CC from LOS. CC minutes. get soon as Okay. Jerry's debriefing there and we'll he gets off the tape recorder. I got it. Okay. Thank you very much. Skylab, Houston. We're about 30 seconds give you a call at Guam at 14:57. Skylab, Houston. Hello. At Guam for 8

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PLT Hello, hello. CC And, Skylab, Houston. I thought I'd make a mention of the - you know that call I made just a minute ago on the H-alpha i switch. Turns out that that wasn't a just a sphereous switch call, there was some checklist changes that went up a couple of days ago that - that you probably haven't gotten around to putting in and may get to today, but there were to three of the - of the ene cards and it had to do with the positioning of the H-alpha switch for the condition to - when you powerup after sunrise. In In that case we will end up putting the INNERLOCK switch to INNERLOCK and opening the door and then verifying that's it's back to NORMAL at the end of the day pass. So, Jerry, or whichever one of you does make those checklist changes, when you make them to the ATM Operate Cue Card and also the Unattend Operate Cue Card. You might Just take a note of that. CDR Roger, Dick. We were aware of that. Just haven't gotten around to it yet. I was busy debriefing. CC Okay, there's no - No problem. We just wanted to make sure that we hadn't confused you more then helped you with that little change there. CDR Oh no. No sweat at all. We understood. CC Okay.

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PLT Dick, PLT here. CC Go ahead, sir. PLT Roger. People are probably watching here. I just did housekeeping ii Alfa. It seemed completed. And while I'm talking with you I might as well give you - there are nine solids traps remaining after I installed the two that I just put in. Now what I'm calling about is - when I installed the SIEVE A, no problem, didn't get any warning lights or anything, but when I turned the SIEVE A FAN back to SECONDARY, it turned up all right, came up to speed. When I turned B FAN to OFF then I got SIEVE FLOW lights. When I changed it as soon as I got back to primary the SIEVE FLOW light went out. The question is, the A FANs were running, and is it just they don't have enough poop to - to overcome that sensor tolerance, or what? CC PLT CC END OF TAPE Stand by just And I'm going Okay. a second, Bill. to be running down to 183.

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CC Skylab, Houston. We're about i minute to LOS. I'ii call you at Goldstone at 15:21. And be advised we were watching you and we did see the caution and warning when you were changing the solid strap. We're still thinking about your question a little bit and when we have a good answer, we'll get back to you. PLT And both fans did come on when I put them back to SECONDARY, PRIMARY respectivly MOL SIEVE A and B. CC Okay. Understand. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours 6 minutes. Loss of signal through the Guam tracking station. Next acquisition in 14 minutes 35 seconds, will be Goldstone. On this stateside pass, the crew will - has been asked to describe visually and possibly take photographs of unusual formations off the Yucatan Peninsula. Scientists are interested in this area. Unusual formations of clouds and water patterns in the air, which were noticed from photographs taken during previous Skylab Missions. Later today, between Greenwich mean time 19:00 and 19:30, NASA will launch a calibration rocket from White Sands, New Mexico. Measurements from the instruments aboard this vehicle will be used to calibrate - to coorolate measurements from Skylab's solar devices. This is part of joint observation program 12, JOP 12, a series of calibration measurements. CALROC instruments will measure the same wavelengths as the instruments - the ATM instruments aboard Skylab. The area on the Sun that the rocket sensors will be aimed at is south of the solar Equator on the central meridian. The crew will be aiming Skylab solar sensors at this same area today to provide correlative data. Ed Gibson will be the operator for four cycles and commander Gerald Carr for one cycle. This will be a total of five Skylab ATM passes in support of the rocket CALROC launch. The rocket's instruments will gather a total of 356 seconds of data before the rocket and payload land in the White Sands Missile Test Range in Mexico. Next acquisition in 12 minutes 30 seconds tlhrough the Goldstone tracking station. At Greenwich mean time 15 hours 8 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours 20 minutes. Acquisition coming through stateside, Goldstone tracking station in 45 seconds. We'll hold the line up for CAP COMM Dick Truly. CC Skylab, Houston. We're stateside for 15 minutes. for CDR the $233, CC CDR ATM. CDR We've still Roger, I missed the Roger, Okay. Dick. Could last one. Jerry. Let I have us take a new a look window at that.

PLT, Houston. I know you're busy on the got about 12 minutes here. If you get a

moment, we think the solids trap thing was operating normally, but I can tell you about that any chance you have to listen.

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PLT Okay. I'm just sort of doing a little observing. Go ahead and talk, Dick. CC Okay. What we think happened, was the fact that when you did the SIEVE A changeout, you didn't caution and warning because that sensor, that flow sensor is inhibited in SIEVE A. If it have been enabled and if that sensor was operated properly, you would have gotten a caution and warning there, also. Then when you moved over to sieve B, since we do have a good snesor there and it was enabled, you did get the caution and warning so that worked normally too and since there's no interaction - or expected interaction between the two sieves and their individual caution and warning sensors that we think it worked okay. PLT Thank you, very much. CC Roger. CC Skylab, Houston. In about 5 or 6 minutes you're going to come up on this opportunity over Yucatan to observe this air-sea interchange - energy interchange phenomenon and I'm looking at a satellite picture of the weather that was taken about dawn this morning down there and there does appear to be some cloud cover. And at that time it was essentially, mostly between the tip of the pennisula stretching up toward the southwestern tip of Cuba. And we've been having a little bit of talk about here as to whether this particular cloud cover will either assist or hurt you the best a chance PLT CC END OF TAPE in taking a view of that. chance to see and can let to look out the window. Okay. Okay. So I us know I guess you'll get if one of you has look.

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