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MCI600/I 05:36 CST,
PAO Skylab Control at Ii hours 36 minutes and 7 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now 54 seconds from acquisition of signal through the Vanguard tracking ship. The pass through Vanguard will last approximately i0 m£nutes and the spacecraft communicator is Bob Crippen. The crew is all ready up and we'll bring the line up llve non for air-to,ground. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Vanguard, i0 minutes. We'll be doing a data/voice recorder dump here. CDR Roger, Crip. CC Okay Jer and I know got you in a little bit of rush here but there're a couple items I need to - need you to get for me. I need you to get pump Charlie on the C&D loop and I need you to add a couple of items to that C&D powerdown and I need a reg adjust. I can give you those whenever it's convenient. CDR PLT CC position marked, wise. BUS 2, 40 PLT CC show that you've handy, on _ have PLT Okay. Bill's on his way. Slip the reg adjust to me. Okeydoke. If you've got your initial we need adjust reg BUS i, 45 degrees clockdegrees clockwise. Okay, take a look at that. Okay. We're taking a look at it and we got the C&D pump on now. Bill, if it's you got your details, with you now? Affirmative.
CC Okay. At 14:30_ we have you doing the powerup after the EREP _ Housekeeping 90 Bravo. We need you to add steps 3 and 4 to that and I want to add some to Jet's detail to have kim do some extra powerdown to catch those. PLT Got it. CC Thank you, sir. CDR Jerry's listening, CC Okay, fine. For his 11:40 coming up here, housekeeping 90 Alpha, I need to add steps 5 and 6. CDR Okay. CC With that, I_ii get off your back and let you get set up for your maneuver that's upcoming. CC And for your info, the reg adjust looks good to us. CC Skylab, Houston. We're 1 minute from LOS. See you again in 6_i/2 minutes over Ascension at 11:55 and we can verify that your tile looks good for the maneuver. PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 48 minutes Greenwick mean time. Skylab space station passed out of range of the tracking sh_p Vanguard. Our next acquisition is 4_i/2 minutes away at Ascension. This morning, the crew was awakened
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a little after 5 o'clock central standard time, about 45 minutes ago at Hawaii with "Auld Lang Syne." They"re now on the new year to stay, They won't be going back into 1973 anymore although they did that a number of times during the last 24 hours. We'll keep the line up llve now since we're only 4 minutes from our next acquisition and that pass at Ascension will be a 7-1/2 minute pass. PAO Skylab Control. We"re now comin_ within range of the tracking antenna at Ascension where we_ll have a 7-1/2 minute pass. Bob Crippen, the spacecraft communicator and Flight Director is Don Puddy. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Ascension. END OF TAPE
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MCI601/I 05:54 CST, 47:11:54 GMT
CC Next station 12:37. PAO 10 seconds about to acquisition awakened Greenwich now for to begin beginning contact
Skylab, is Guam
Houston. in 37
minute that's 1 minute station to our the or
Greenwich cross the of early mean their signal at 5 time early
Skylab Control at 12 hours mean time. Skylab space coast of Africa. 35 minutes at a.m. shortly Earth Guam. central This morning, standard time
and is now next crew ii
there and they're preparin_ pass that's scheduled Earth. Also They will scheduled place
on the next revolution as they cross over
around the South America.
for today are operations at the ozone in the upper during the Earth resources be operating $063 at the
of $063_ an ozone operation to look atmosphere. That's scheduled to take pass. Science Pilot Ed Gibson will same time that the Earth resources
control and display panel is being handled by Commander Cart and the viewfinder tracking system for the S191 infrared spectrometer is being handled by Bill Pogue. Commander Cart will undergo the M092 lower body negative pressure device run this morning and he'll be observed by Pilot Bill Pogue.
will follow the Earth resources pass this morning. Skylab crew has now officially started their change of time for central daylight time. They did so because of another early Earth resources pass that's scheduled for day after tomorrow. Tomorrow, as the get up the crew has a present schedule at 9:20 Greenwich early Earth conditions day off. The following calls for it, the crew mean time or 3:20 a.m, resources that would day. pass not is to normally day at least is suppose to central standard advantage available today, is that vesti-
time. That of lighting
during the regular crew JOP 18B, comet observations scheduled operation. bular days, with Science And there's experiment hour and
Later in the with the solar Gibson again runs of the
afternoon instruments conducting MI31 human as in aside
Pilot Ed several a
function about an
today. Actually_ half has been set
previous for each
of the three crew members to exercise. ItVs 33 minutes to our next acquisition 3 minutes and 18 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
This is Skylab Control. of signal. It's now
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MC-1602/I 06:35 CST
PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 35-1/2 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now 55 seconds from acquisition of signal through the Guam tracking antenna. Pass at Guam will last about 6 minutes. The Spacecraft Communicator is Bob Crippen. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Guam 5-1/2 minutes. CDR Hello, Hello. CC Howdy, howdy. You guys got time to hear a little briefing on what you going to - as to the state of weather for this EREP pass? CDR Sure. Go ahead. CC Rog. The tip of South America coming across Chile and Argentina is going to be pretty cloudy. And (garble) there is somewhat questionable. Right after you clear the Atlantic coast, though, you pick up the Falkland Current in the clear, and then coming up the South Atlantic there are actually three frontal systems which I would llke to after I go through this, tell Bill where he might be able to pick up several places to get that special 05. We've only got listed at one. But you come across - correction. The special 02. After you cross somewhat just below the equator it's going to clear off pretty good and then you'll of course cloudy up again when you come to the ITCZ. And the whole northern portion of - the whole portion of north Africa is clear today. CDR Roger. We Just took at look at that out the wardroom window on the last pass. Looks nice. CC Rog. CC Bill, do you have time to copy down three times I can give you that would give you a chance of catching those frontal systems for that second special oz? We copy. We copy a CAUTION and WARNING right now. 9LT The ACS Malfunction Checklist out. CC PLT Copy. ACS malf. CMG sat.
CC Copy. And we're showing right now that you executed the - the second fine maneuver to go into actual Z_LV attitude. The one that was supposed to be in been done at 13_06, PLT That's affirmative. I did that at 12:06. CC Copy. PLT Can I take that one out, Crip? CC PLT CC 5 minute tal, fine maneuver, We're talking about it right now. Okay, Bill, we suggest you go ahead with put the reverse of the signs so that
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PLT 5 minute maneuver CC
Yes. First tape time. That's correct.
PLT Okay. CC And I need to give you three DAS codes going over the hill. 30015, 30103, 30141. That's heaters OFF. Heaters OFF, CMG 2. You didn't get that you can get it out of your book, systems - on your ATM Systems book. PLT Okay. CC See you at Vanguard, 13:14. PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 43-i/2 minutes Greenwich mean time. This present pass we had a brief CAUTION warn CAUTION signal to the crew on ACS. That's attitude control system caution. That's primarily due apparently to an executed maneuver by Bill Pogue. He executed a maneuver to true Z_local vertical, which is of course is space station to continue pointing directly at the Earth. That maneuver was executed an hour before it was planned at 12:06 instead of 13_06, Cost a few mibs of TACS, probably about 15 pound-seconds recorded here in Mission Control. It may have been a little more than that. And during that pass the _ Bill Pogue was asked to institute a change to put it back in the attitude prior to the Z_LV again, and then they'll go back to Z_local vertical again at 13:06. That should prevent further desaturatlon firings on the control ma - control moment gyros. Those are changes that have to be made in the attitude gyros when they reach a point where they have no lonBer enough momentum to keep the vehicle moving. This is Skylab Control at 12 hours 44 minutes 42 seconds Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
MC1603/I 07:13 CST,
PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 13 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now just about to be acquired through the Vanguard tracking ship as the Skylab crew begins their Earth resources pass. We'll hring the line up live now for air,to-ground through Vanguard. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS through the Vanguard. We have you for ii minutes. SPT Roger. Read you loud and clear, Crlp. Burn number 2 coming up for S063. PLT There we go. Hey, Crip. I got a couple of questions. CC Go. PLT Okay. We both - or all three of us copied orally a an instruction on CMGs-2 hack. But the numbers you gave me were consistent for CMG-3 configuration. CDR On my mark, it'll be 15:13. Stand by CDR MARK. 190 to AUTO. PLT Anyway, Crlp, I did at 3 30001, 30103, 30141. Like to verify that that was correct. CC Was the first part 30015? PLT Negative. CC Understand you gave CDR Okay. The S - the S191 READY light came on at 15:26. Right on time, we're in REFERENCE 6. CDR On my mark, it'll be 17 a minute from now. Go ahead, Crip. CC Okay. We're just going to say verify that you - the first command you loaded was 30001. PLT That's affirm. and a CC Okay. Wetll go ahead and take care of the CMG thing. First command was supposed to have turned all the heaters off and then turn them back on for CMG-3 and that was certainly not clear to you when - when the info that I gave you going over the hill. PLT (Garble) SPT Coming up on S063 frame number 4. CDR Okay, on my mark, it'll be 13:17:00. Stand CDR MARK. RADIOMETER, OFF. CC If somebody gets a chance, we'd appreciate verifying that the coolant loop is in flow. CDR That's verified. CC CDR CDR PLT SPT CDR CDR Coming Thank you. On my mark, it'll be 17:30. MARK. ALTIMETER's ON. Hack. Hack. Stand by -
Frame number 5 for S063 coming Okay and MARK. At 20:06, SHUTTER SPEED 21.
on number on
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PLT CDR Current. SPT PLT shutter. CDR PLT
(Garble) are you taking pictures of I wonder? Oh, let's see. Could be the Falkland Actually, we're not doing anything yet. S063, frame number 6. Oh, I thought that you'd - that's Just the Yeah, Falkland Current coming up next. Okay. We're coming up on 21. Stand by Hack.
CDR MARK at 13:21. ALTIMETFR, STANDBY. Range being changed to 92, MODE to 5. 21:20 is coming up next. On my mark, it'll be 21:20. Stand by CDR MARK. ALTIMETER's ON. 21:46 is the next call. Okay. On my mark, at 21:46. CDR MARK. 21:46. SHUTTER SPEED to SLOW. SPT Stand by, frame number 7. CDR I hope the confluence is clear today. PLT Yeah. CDR PLT start a narrative CDR PLT up and I'ii CDR little talking. coming data PLT on the CDR Falkland And lots of red splotches. Okay. Now I'm going to (garble) back on the Falkland Current if I see it. Oh. And stop I'm tell me when you've talking. So good till 24:34 and got then a sequence I have start to do a to
Well, that's when I start Current at that time. Oh. So Just tell me that
PLT something CDR PLT I'ii stop. CDR PLT CC you just OF
up. All right. Just say, "Coming up on a (garble)" or something.
I'ii tell you, I'ii Okay. You may have Yeah, we can really hack with one talking
just tap you on the shoulder. to shake me (laughter). almost hear you guys with the other.
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CDR What - are we swinging across to landnow, or - PLT Not yet. CDR We're still on the Pacific side, huh. CC Negative. You're on the Atlantic side. CDR Okay, We got about a minute to go. CC Bill, we showed that you had a - one Falkland Current sequence at 16:34 on your VTS and you got another one coming up here at 24:17. You concur? PLT 16:34 and 24:17. Affirmative. fall SPT CC CDR S063, frame 8. Did you manage to get - 30 seconds. Go ahead.
CC Did you manage to get in that first Falkland? The one at 16:347 PLT Negative. Negative. I did not. CC Rog. PLT Didn't even see that first time there. CDR Okay. Coming up on 24:34 pretty quick here. We'll be goingto SHUTTER SPEED, FAST. Okay. On my mark it'll be 13:24:34. Stand by - CDR MARK. SHUTTER SPEED going to FAST. PLT And I don't see anything. CDR Hack. CDR MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. RANGE to 88. CC LOS 9n i minute. Ascension in 3. CDR Roger. Dick - Crip. Okay. I'm coming up on 25:10. 25:10 coming up. Stand by - CDR MARK. ALTIMETER's ON. PLT Yeah, I don't see a thing. SPT S063, frame 9. CDR Clouds or water? PLT Can't decide. Well, I got clouds and water, I don't see any of the currents. Course the optics are so - CDR Yes. SPT Hack. CDR Okay, now at 26:04 I want to stop this. PLT Okay. CAMERA's OFF. 26:04, 45 up. CC Better time for that second special 02. than 28:03 is about 28:05. PLT 28:05. Okay. CDR Okay. We're coming up on 26:00. I'm looking for $90 READY out. PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 26 minutes Greenwich mean time. And loss of signal there at Vanguard. We're about to be acquired through Ascension. Skylab Earth resources pass now in progress as they look at the Falkland but
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Current and keep their eyes open for some storm fronts that are across the Atlantic. There are three major storm fronts. One of them an electrical storm just north of the Vanguard tracking shJ.p. We'll leave the line up live now for air-toground with the crew. SPT - eleven. $063 PLT whether buildup. CDR looks bright. know good PLT check. SPT Okay, got 'em both. CC AOS with you. We got you for about 15 minutes. SPT Okay. I'm going to invert the order of 13 and 12, Just to keep the procedure simple. PLT Okay, I'm looking for a thunderstorm. SPT Starting out with a 2-second exposure and 2700 wavelength. CDR Okay. The next mark's going to be 28:30. PLT I may have been off a little on that front. Got lover it before I ran out of time, I think. CDR Okay. On my mark it'll be 13:28:30. Stand by - -. CDR MARK. ALTIMETER is going to STANDBY. RANGE set to 84. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY. on SPT 63. CDR CDR SPT SPT on PLT the VTS. PLT good. SPT SPT CDR CDR On my CDR SPT SPT CDR CC cough. 14, S063. Hack. Stand by. Stand by RANGE to It's 13 and 12, in that order, coming up And I got so doggone much cirrus I don't it's any useful data or not. Okay. Here's some It's the green (garble). Gad, it's bright. Yes. The light coming in around the window And a 28:23 here at special 05. 33:21, ITZ
Coming up MARK 2850. The Hack. Hack. Okay. Stand I never by for
the Falkland rates still
Okay. On my mark it's 32:10. MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. it'll be 32:30. Stand by MARK. Altimeter_s ON. Frame 15 coming up. Hack. Sounds All like a rare jungle bird
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CDR Yes. Nlcotlne hangover or something. PLT Standing by. 33:21. SPT (Garble). PLT Hang in there, Ed. You're doing a good Job. PLT There may be - SPT Left hanRing. CDR (Laughter) Okay. CDR Wish I was qualified for S063. SPT Okay. Coming up on frame 16 another two (garble). PLT Okay. I'm into my time, but I don't have anything. Might as well turn the camera on so I can get a good thunder bumper here. SPT Actually it was Crip who was in on the initial design (garble). CDR Oh, is that right? SPT That's right. That's (garble). CC Thought you'd love that. PLT (Garble) seems to me to be pretty active. CDR Okay. On my mark it'll be 34:28. Stand by CDR MARK. SHUTTER SPEED, SLOW on the SI90. PLT There we go. PLT Okay - SPT Frame 16. PLT - - no2 I've got a thunderstorm. There go. Hang in there. SPT Hack. PLT Okay, overshooting cloud tops in the clear area, (garble) OFF. CDR Okay. On my mark it'll be 35:24. Stand by CDR MARK. 192 MODE to READY. SPT Frame 17. we CDR ALTIMETER SPT to be UNLOCK Okay, we've picked light on and at - Hack. - - on my mark STANDBY anyway. MARK. up speed on the tape
CDR going CDR TAPE
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MC-1605/I 07_36 CST,
CDR it'll be CDR RADIOMETER to CDR the RADIOMETER PLT PLT there. Land SPT CDR CDR
- - the light on. And a hack. On my I'm going to be going to STANDBY anyway. MARK. At 35:50 the ALTIMETER is STANDBY, STANDBY. 36:02 is coming up. MARK. At 36:02. SCATTEROMETER is ON, and is ON. A thunderstorm over land. 35:50. We ho. Good ship wake down there. Okay, on my mark you'll be MARK. 92 is MODE CHECK. 36:42. Stand By. may Be coming up on land here. Yes,
CDR Okay, I'm looking - there we go at 36:54 we've got the S190 ready light out. And the MODE is goin_ to STANDBY. FRAMES is going to 21. PLT No thunderstorms over land. CDR Nice clear day over Africa. PLT Boy, it sure is. CDR Let's see, we must be coming close to the Niger River Delta area there. PLT I've got the Niger - I had the Niger River
a moment ago.
I think that's a
SPT I wonder if they would like an exposure of this rather than the one 1-minute down the pike. Why don't you ask them, Crip. CC Checking. SPT I'm Just about losing it. CDR Go ahead and take it, Ed. CC Yeah, go ahead, Ed. SPT Okay. PLT I'm going to paint that lake, Arrowhead lake. I've got nothing else to do. PLT My nadir swath starts at 40:43. CDR Okay, on my mark it's going to be 38:23. Stand by. CDR MARK. L90 is going to mode AUTO. bill, try to get the delta land that's to the south and the west slightly and the lake there. Pick up a couple of those other lakes, those are our handhelds. 38:37 coming up. Stand by. CDR MARK. 192 mode to READY. Tape recorder's picking up speed. All that delta land around there they're interested in vegetation, and water color. PLT Yeah. CDR And water content. Frame 19. CDR Everything is running Okay, I'm flooded properly. with green lights here.
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PLT PLT PLT pushing the rangeland. CDR off. PLT
I'm painting down the Niger River. I'm going to push the data pushbutton. Okay, and a the Niger River Delta right, puehbutton. Now l'm going to go into the Frame. Turned off. (Garble) frame. Light
About one - Okay, Okay, we're 40:00 coming stand up by. on 13:40:00. MARK. Shutter
CDR CDR speed to MEDIUM. CDR PLT CDR CDR PLT PLT PLT SPT PLT SPT CDR PLT CDR are, the chains PLT CDK PLT
Next mark is at 40:30. On my mark, 40:30. Okay, standing by for a desert (garble). Stand by MARK. 192 mode to CHECK. Okay, we're going to get some good desert. Stand by. MARK. Camera ON. Frame 20. Okay. Hack. What kind of a thing are you doing, Bill? I'm doing a nadir swath on desert right now. Okay. This is the area where all those dunes Yeah. and star dunes. Yeah.
PLT I don't see any of them right here, but there's a lot of that outcropping and bedrock. CDR Okay, we're looking for the S190 READY light to go out at 41:50. PLT 42:19 is out. (garble) SPT Frame 21. CDR Okay, the READY light went out at 52. The mode is STANDBY, FRAMES is going to - okay, this pad says 8 and it ought to say 08. SPT Hack. CC CREW CDR by itself it been dropped CC CDK PLT CDR chains. One on us, Ed - Jer. Stand by. Okay, MARK. The trouble is when I see 8 makes me wonder if it's 90 something and a number's or what. Roger. Understand that Okay, coming up on 42:50. All right, now we've got - See those there, there long strings, the
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PLT them Stand up. CDR by. CDR PLT PLT CDR PLT ought to CDR PLT now. CC PLT CC if you'd like CDR PLT SPT PLT CDR PLT now_ Jer. CDR SPT PLT it. PLT Red Sea. CDR Tunis. CDR CDR CDR late on that. SPT CDR CDR PLT END OF TAPE 45 Okay, coming up on 44:27. MARK it. 192 is to READY. 44:34 and 191 to mode AUTO. even is Hack. next. Stand by. Stand by. It m on on really show Boy, this No so much, good on but I'm starting going to to to pick be 42:50. S191. there. pictures
is a Okay, MARK. Oh_ That I'd Man,
view here. my mark, it's is
2 on man. down
I've got the rough-looking
hate to get lost down there. The low Sun angle here these geology. have the it's off. camera I'm just going
up the (Garble) No, no
Uh-huh. And You there's a can shoot lot off of dune activity some 190A single there. frames
those dunes. Okay. Okay, Frame we're 22. going to give you a nadir here.
Okay. Okay. You can
can over one.
squeeze a lot
nadir and we're right All right. There's Hack. Okay_ look on No, let me further
look ahead ahead. up are. Med. on
here. the Med, coming
was or over
we're coming know where we that's the
On my mark it will be 45:00. MARK. Shutter seped slow. 13:46.
MC1606/I 07:45 CST,
CDR PLT CDR by is CDR the next CDR SPT PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT mark. MARK. 192 to STANDBY. Stand by MARK. VTS AUTO CAL. Hack. i0 seconds to SI. Stand by 45:44 You got 45 seconds, Bill. Rog. On my mark, it's going to be
Okay. 190 READY's out at 45:52. Stand by MARK. 194 to MANUAL at MARK. 45:57. SI.
CDR Okay. PLT Think you're building up. CC LOS in about 30 seconds. 14:12. Be doing a data/voice recorder dump. team saying good night good day. We'll see 3 or 4 days on the next (garble). CDR Okay, Crip. Take it easy SPT So long, Crip. CC Have a good day. PLT Happy New Year. CC Same to you guys. PLT CC day's over. you CDR going CC PLT SPT CC CDR home and Enjoy the Will do.
Guam in 26 minutes, Crimson you in about there .
feets - enjoy the feetsball I'ii be popeyed before the
Going to - Going to stay up to watch them going to bed? Going to go out and celebrate New Year's. Hey, hey. I didn't realize it was New Year's. You guys didn't see your invite. Who's had time?
PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 47 minutes and 22 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over the Mediterranean after completing a long Earth resources pass covering a 9100-mile pass from the Pacific coast of Chile, across the Atlantic Ocean and north Africa, to the Mediterranean Sea. Prime features on the study just completed were the Falkland Current which Pilot Bill Pogue said he was not able to see in the viewfinder tracking system which is used for pointing the Sl91 infrared spectrometer and also a number of thunderstorms over the Atlantic 0 - Ocean. There were three major storms in Mission Control once identified earlier on the Earth resources this morning officer_ and here the crew
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was informed that they should point at the cloud tops as they went over those storms which were interspersed among the Falkland Current area. And also, they did some data taking over the drought stricken Mali area, attempting to gather data on the natural resources in that area on water resources, as Commander Carr pointed out, as they were passing over. When they cross the Intertropical Convergence Zone, or the ITCZ as Bill Pogue called it, he first said that it looks pretty inactive but then said that I now have a thunderstorm in that area. The Intertropical provided the Equator Conversion Zone is an area where the and rotation of winds along by the Earth's to line up on surface, different causes the directions
produces a constant cloud band in that area. And they got some very good data on dune areas in the Sahara and said that low Sun angle should and weather enhance the geology fronts over the ocean of that should area. be of Cloud studies some interest
to the weather forecasting And the photographs of Mali
investigators of and also Tunisia
the Skylab mission. should gather
some information on the geology of those areas and potentially some water resources in the Mali area which has been subject to drought because of the southward movement of the Sahara Desert. Science ultraviolet graphing Resources Pilot Ed the airglow ozone pass Gibson is was out of the way. occupied with photography. attempt to During the S063. That's pass, the
horizon layer to
he was photohow much atmosphere. Bill the
ultraviolet rays are absorbed by that layer in the upper During the day, Science Pilot Gibson will keep an eye on Pogue during a series of medical tests just after lunch. Gibson comet rapidly will Kohoutek away point the space station's solar telescopes now to at later in the from the Sun. observers in the day. Comet Kohoutek is It should become visible latter sky just it may next This part of this
moving It sharp tomorrow and
Earth-bound will eyed
week. see Some it
be in the southwestern observer is - I believe, 21-1/2 minutes minutes after the TAPE
after sunset. possible to acquisition is Skylab
evening. 50-1/2 END OF
to our hour.
of signal Control.
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MC-1607/I 08:11 CST
PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours ii minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now 55 seconds from acquisition at Guam. Pass through Guam will last i0 minutes. Present time a change of shift has taken place in Mission Control and Spacecraft Communicator Bob Crippen has gone off duty now. New Spacecraft Communicator Bruce McCandless and the Flight Director on duty now is Neil Hutchinson, replacing Don Puddy. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Guam for i0 minutes. The data/voice tape recorder dump, up. CDR Hello, Bruce. Happy New Year. CC Roger. The same to you, Jerry, and of course to Bill and Ed, too. SPT Happy New Year to you, Bruce. CC SPT, this is Houston. Over. SPT Hello, Bruce. Go ahead. CC Yes. We've got what could be considered an update to the film threader/film load pad. That is that (garble) now that you've finished, the S063 operations, we'd to download cassette Bravo Victor 22 out of Nikon 2 and load Bravo Victor 26 before the S073 op i. Over. SPT Okay. Download Nikon 2 and put in Bravo 26. Thank you. CC Roger. Out.
PLT While we're talking about film loading, Bruce. We were given instructions to load Charlie X-ray 38 in Nikon i. The location was given at drawer F, and I think that's - I got it out of drawer H, and I'm just wondering if I have a configuration problem here. CC No problem, Bill. We understand that it should have been drawer Hotel all along, Over. PLT Okay. And also, one other thing. I did a Charlie Oscar l-Alfa yesterday, as scheduled yesterday, and that's been completed, and then Ed had this morning the removal of the atmospheric volatiles concentrator, the AVC. I did the Charlie Oscar l-Alfa with the CO monitor. What tended for confuses me is that they me to do the AVC because may the have meant or inAVC is installed in a
bag which is marked CO monitor and in one bag the atmospheric located and in the other bag, Question is, which one should should I also install an AVC? CC You PLT
but there are two such bags volatiles concentrators are which is identical, the CO monitor. I have done yesterday and/or
We wanted the CO monitor done yesterday, we think everything's is straight so far. What's the AVC stow then?
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CC Bill, our that needs to be disconnected using the same vent system.
understanding so you can do
on this is that the M092 as its
PLT Okay. Well, no. The question is, the AVC was not installed yesterday, and I did a CO monitor. Carbon dloxi Carbon monoxide monitor. And I guess we're stowing something that was never put there. That's the instructions. There were no instructions to install the AVC monitor on the hose yesterday. CC Okay, Bill. Looking at yesterday's flight plan, a copy of which we still happen to have in the archives down here, the AVC should have been installed by the SPT at 02:00 Zulu yesterday, and our assumption then is that it would have been running overnight and we'd go ahead and take it out this morning before M092. Over. PLT Okay. Then was I to do that with a 24-hour time delay with your concurrence? at to CC it and do. we'll call Well, why you back don't later you let us take a squint today and tell you what
PLT Okay. Thank you. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead, CDR. CDR Hey, Bruce. You don't really want us to download that Bravo Victor 22 do you? Why don't we just forget them. Pull them off the end and just remove the roll. There's only two frames left. I don't think the risk of downloading is worth trying to save two frames. CC go ahead and the cassette Okay. We concur with unload, or whatever, to wind and then take her out. that, Jerry. Just it all back in
CDR Okay. Good enough. CC And we got a little over a minute to LOS here. Next station contact in 31 minutes through the Vanguard at 14:52, and just a comment or two in passing as long as we've got you here, Jerry. One is that we've got a general message 4737 up on searching for sample bags and we'd just like to ask you to hang on to that message until tomorrow because we won't get it into the flight plan until tomorrow, or day 48, and a question for you. Do you all still want the maneuver rates on the maneuver in JOP 18 pads now that the maneuver monitoring task is no longer required? Over. Ask CDR them CC to continue I think that's putting those We'll do it. a good thing rates on. to have.
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PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours 23 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now passed out of range of the tracking antenna at Guam. Our next acquisition is half an hour away at Vanguard. Some questions this time on the automatic vo - atmospheric volatile concentrator which is a device that's used to detect the concentration of volatiles in the atmosphere of Skylab. A 24-hour test being run to acquire that data. Bill Pogue had some problems with it. That's been solved. Now it's - the idea is just to schedule it at a convenient time so it can be monitored and removed 24 hours later. 28-1/2 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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MC1608/I 08:51 CST,
PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours 51 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now Just 55 seconds from acquisition of signal at Vanguard. The pass through Vanguard will last about 9-1/2 minutes. Spacecraft communicator on duty here in Mission Control is Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Vanguard for 9-1/2 minutes. For the SPT, if he has a second. SPT Sure do, Bruce. Go ahead. CC Okay. I've got two items for you. If you would, over on panel 206, we need to get the reg adjust BUS i and 2 pots, that's both of them, turned to 25 degrees counterclockwise. That's 25 degrees counterclockwise and then I have a change to the one of the exposure times on the pad for your first S073 pass for today. Over. SPT Okay, Bruce. You've got the adjustments on the regs and stand by on that. I don't have that pad with me. Is it very long? I wonder, can I copy it down? CC You can copy it. On frame 4, we want to change the start time from 17:13 - to 17:13 from 17:11 in order to avoid having the target occulted by the Earth's atmosphere. Over. SPT Frame 4, change 17:11 to 17:13. Will do. CC You got it. Thank you. CC And, Ed, we show that H-alpha I is not running automatically now. Apparently it missed getting the door-open signal. Over. SPT Thank you, Bruce. It's going now. CC Roger. Thank yon. CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 11-1/2 minutes through the Canary Islands at 15:12. Out. SPT So long, Houston. PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours, 2 minutes, and i0 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now over Brazil, is out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard. 9-1/2 minutes to our next acquisition at Canary Islands and Madrid. Quiet morning on Skylab since they got up this morning at 5 o'clock central standard time, about 4 hours ago. They've all ready completed an Earth resources pass that covered more than 9000 miles including both the South America, continent, the Atlantic Ocean and part of north Africa. This is Skylab Control. It's now 2 minutes and 45 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
MC-1609/I 09:11 CST
PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours ll minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has now just crossed the Equator and we're about be acquired through Canary Island tracking antenna. Pass through Canary Island and Madrid is an overlapping one lasting about 15 minutes. The Spacecraft Communicator is Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Canary Island and Madrid for 14 minutes. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston. I minute to LOS. Next station contact in 35 minutes through Honeysuckle Creek with a data/voice tape recorder dump at 16:01 Zuln. Out. SPT Bruce, could you at that time tell me much time is allotted for TV-77 on the VTR today? CC I can probably tell you at this time. We have an even 30 minutes there, and I show right now that 3.4 have been used up on the display. But we'll - We'll get that dumped and out of the way before you start so you'll have a full 30. how SPT Okay. I may want to get some of that done before that TV-77 time comes up. I got a little time. I think I can do it in the next couple of hours. CC Okay. And on the message that we sent up giving you background information, the velocity is in error. It should be 207,000, that's 207,000 instead of 163,000. Over. PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours 27 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station has now passed out of range of the tracking antenna at Madridid as it crosses eastern Europe. We're 33-1/2 minutes from our next acquisition at Honeysuckle. At the present time a total of 38 minimum impulse burns of nitrogen gas have been used for the Earth resources pass today. That's approximately 170 pound-seconds. That's about 20 pound-seconds more than were planned that originally called for. About 30 mibs usage. Part of the problem due to the fact that the maneuver to Z-local vertical was made a little bit early today. True Z-local vertical for an Earth resources pass was scheduled to begin at 13:06 this morning. In fact, Pilot Bill Pogue by error put it in at 12:06. That was corrected later, but a small amount of that TACS was used at that time. We do expect a few more uses of TAS - TACS gas as the space station corrects its attitude momentum over the next hour or so. This is Skylab now 28 END OF Control; minutes TAPE 32-1/2 and 17 minutes seconds to our next acquisition. after the hour. It's
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PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours, 59 minutes, and 45 seconds. Skylab space station now over northern Australia, is about to come within range of the Honeysuckle Creek tracking antenna. The pass through Honeysuckle will last about 7-1/2 minutes and we'll bring the line up live now for air-to-ground there. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honeysuckle Creek for 7 minutes with a data/voice tape recorder dump. And for the SPT, we noticed that you have not put anything on the VTR since we talked to you last. Our plan is to take the VTR over Honeysuckle next rev at 17:40. Do a rewind and then dump it when you hit Merritt Island following so that you'll have a clean VTR for your TV-77. Over. SPT Okay, Bruce. What I had hoped to do was to finish up the ATM TV which I had done completely yesterday but unfortunately ran out of tape about half way through it. I know where I had run out of tape, and I hope to get that done sometime this next pass before the S073 ops. Probably be about i0 - maybe at the most 12 minutes or so on it. Would that be sufficient for you folks to go ahead and dump it in the mode you planned and then pick up the stuff by the airlock this afternoon? CC Yes, indeed, Ed. As long as whatever it is you're doing is finished by 17:40, we can rewind and get a pretty good dump on it that way and have it all cleaned up for you for TV-77. SPT Okay. Very good. I sure will have it done by then. CC And with respect to that, that transmission I made as we were going over the hill there, what we've got is a different velocity figure for the comet that you might want to reference in your narration, and the correct velocity is 207,000 miles per hour - that's 207,000 miles per hour. Over. SPT 207. Roger. CC SPT, Houston. Minor revision to my previous statements on the VTR. We can dump about 7 minutes worth of the VTR at Merritt Island next rev. So if you put i0 minutes more onto the 3-1/2 that are currently on there for a total of about 13-1/2, we can get it dumped back to about 6, and that'll give you 24 minutes for use during your scheduled TV-77. Is that satisfactory? Over. SPT Yeah, that'll work out fine, Bruce. Can I help you at all by putting it to rewind when I'm done? CC Negative. We want to rewind back only far enough to get us to the point that we think we can dump that amount during the pass over Merritt Island. That is, we're not going all the way back to the headend of the tape.
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Okay, I see. And it is now
Very good. Thank 1 minute to LOS.
contact is in 38 minutes through Bermuda, and 44 minutes through Canary Island at 16:51. Out. PAO Skylab Control at 16 hours, 9 minutes, and I0 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now crossing New Zealand. Our next acquisition of signal is 42 minutes away at Canary Islands. Ed Gibson and Bill Pogue are each scheduled today to operate the S073 Gegenschein/ zodiacal light experiment. Gibson will operate the device this morning at ii o'clock Central Standard Time. Pogue will be operating the S073 this afternoon at 01:57. Purpose of the experiment is to measure the surface brightness from 5 types of astronomical sources: the Gegenschein region - an area perpendicular to and within the Sun's ecliptic areas in the plane of the comet Kohoutek's orbit two areas between the Earth and Moon where particles are suspected to be suspended in the area between the gravitational pulls of the bodies, and galactic regions including interstellar light in the Milky Way. The surface brightness of these areas can provide scientists with information on concentration of particles and their location. In addition, the same experiment will be performed at the terminator and with sunlight on the space station, to determine the nature and extent of any contamination surrounding Skylab. Equipment used for this experiment is shared by the T027 contamination experiment. The T027 photometer will be used with three different film magazines asigned to the Gegenschein experiment. This morning's photography will take two contamination pictures and a view of the coma cluster and another view of the Virgo cluster - clusters of galaxies. For this morning's experiment the ultraviolet lens is being used. 40 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. i0 minutes and 48 seconds after the hour. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylah Control at 16 hours 50 minutes and 18 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station's over the North Atlantic about 54 seconds from acquisition of signal at Canary Island. We have acquisition there and we'll bring the line up live. Spacecraft Communicator is Bruce McCandless. CC Islands and Madrid Skylab, this is Houston for 12 minutes. Out. through Canary
CC CDR, this is Houston. When you have a moment free here I've got a change to the step 3 of the procedure for TV_II8, which you're doing around 21:30 this afternoon. Over. CDR CC Houston, CDR. Go ahead.
CDR Okay. You dropped out, Bruce. CC Okay, Jer. You're doing TV-II8, a science demo, on cloud formation this afternoon, and we a change to the procedure if you're in a position where read it to you or we can get with you later. CDR No. Go ahead.
have I can
CC Okay. On Step 3 it currently says, "Place dispenser into waste processor chamber 5 or 6 to remove remaining water from dispenser. Use vacuum only." We would like to replace that step with one which reads "dry wipe the dispenser and shake with plunger depressed to expel water." In other words, we're getting it out of the waste processor. Over. Says we're never putting it in. CDR Okay, Bruce. I got that. We got two problems, however. Number one, we do not have a M133 electrolyte dispenser available. The last one that was used was thrown away, and so we'll have to try to do with something else, and I think Ed has passed down the word a couple of times now that before we do science demonstrations we need some time to set them up and make sure they do work, and dry run them before we actually do them. And usually trying to do them on the very - you know on that same day is a _ is a little difficult. I'm wondering if they think down there an hour is enough to dry run it, make sure it works, and then go ahead and do the TV on it. Seems to me, Bruce_ what they ought to do is the day before you're going to do a science demo they ought to schedule some time for a science demo setup and Just make sure the whole thing works and gets worked out properly before you start putting it either on film or TV. CC Okay, Jer. TV-II8 you got to add it in here, fairly late in the game as a target of opportunity, you might say, when we dropped out the maneuver monitor re-
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quirement for JOP 18, and it is - it's as pretty much your call whether you'd like to go ahead and do it for real or whether you'd like to go the dry run route, but in today's Flight Plan I can point out to you that you have an hour of free housekeeping immediately following and contiguous with the TV-II8 block, and there's probably enough flexibility in that setup to allow you to play it by ear however you like. Over. CDR Okay. I think in this particular case we might be able to work it, but the point here is, people, when they schedule science demos have got to give time and allow time for setup and dry run before we do them. CC Okay. If we schedule any more we'll adhere to that. CC Skylabp this is Houston. 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact in 27 minutes through Carnarvon, and for the SPT, we see that you put i0.I minutes on the VTR for us and I assume that you you've completed so we"ll go ahead at Honeysuckle and rewind and dump at MILA as we announced previously. CDR That's fine, Bruce. PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 4-1/2 minutes _reenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now out of range of Madrid. Our next acquisition is 25-1/2 minutes away. Here in Mission Control flight team of Neil Hutchinson is now reviewing a permanent message on comet television for the Skylab crew. In response to a request from the crew instructions are being sent up to allow them to make an attempt to put the comet photography - comet television pictures on their video tape recorder. The data Mission Control has produced indicates that the color television is probably not adequate to view the comet out of the window. However, if they want to try instructions are being sent up to allow them to get the best possible picture, and the ground indicates that they may try to enhance the image after it gets back to Earth if it turns out that it's possible to view it that way. So the crew may be making an attempt tomorrow to do some comet television. We don't know whether or not it's going to work out but that's a possibility for the day off television by the crew. Tomorrow is the Skylab crew's day off and they are scheduled to have a press conference during the day tomorrow. This is Skylab Control, our next acquisition is 24-1/2 minutes away. It is now 5 minutes and 46 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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MC1612/I 11:29 CST,
PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 29 minutes. live now for air-to-ground at Carnarvon, Australia. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle for about 14 minutes. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston. About 3 minutes until LOS here at Honeysuckle, and we show that Jerry should be down - he's getting ready for lunch or eating. So with that, I'ii just read one off and see if we're in sync on the way we're thinking down here with respect to scheduling and planning of housekeeping. From what you said last night, we think that the plan is to schedule only those housekeeping tasks that require greater than 30 minutes each to complete and then leave some open housekeeping time in the Flight Plan and give you a message each evening along with the normal Flight Plan in the Crewmen's Details Pads that would state only nonscheduled housekeeping that needs to be worked in the next day. And then how you get it in is your option. Is that agreeable with you all? Over. PLT Roger, Bruce. That's great. CC Okay, and since you answered up there, Bill, I've got a a couple of changes to your S073 pad for later on this afternoon if you have it handy, or I can hold it for a couple of hours. It's no rush. PLT Give me 30 seconds. We're CC Okay. SPT Bruce, while you're waiting for Bill to get his papers, the high density day transfer is scheduled today, and I think you can go ahead. And from now on put that on the shopping list thing too. And we'll take care of that separately. We've got most of the high usage items been moved down into the wardroom and that's become shorter task. have now quite a bit
CC Okay. We copy. Thank you. PLT Go ahead, Bruce. CC Okay. Message 4726A, on frame i, we want to change the start time from 21:57 to 21:51. Frame 2, change the start from 22:04 to 21:58 and in the remarks, change the beginning of the JOP 18D maneuver from 22:17 to 22:06. And the reason for changing these is that we had a change in the maneuver time on JOP 18. We'd like to add a remark, "If required, terminate frame i early, in order to start frame 2 on time." Over. In that connection, of course, Bill, frame 2 is intended to have the higher priority there, and we're about to go over the hill here. you PLT next CC Okay, pass? Yeah. Basically, it's moving everything Bruce. I got it all. I'ii check with
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6 minutes there. PLT Rog. PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 45-1/2 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now crossing the south island of New Zealand. Our next acquisition is 32 minutes away. Yesterday on the channel B tape that's been recorded during the overnight period and transcribed here in Mission Control, Pilot Bill Pogue said that all three crew members saw the comet yesterday and that it was much longer the tail length was a great deal larger than in previous observations. Scientists here in Mission Control believe that may be due to the fact that the angle of view is a little bit better now that the tail is swung out more at right angles to the Sun and that allows the crew a better view of it. Although it's not entirely clear from the discussion with the ground on l_ve air-to-ground yesterday, the crew indicated that the tail length seemed to go out to a very bright planet or star. That's believed to be Venus which is about 15 degrees away from the comet's head. If that's the case, that would mean the tail length might be now visible up to about 25,000,000 miles which would be unusually long - much longer than had been reported in previous days. That is quite conceivable. The tail length is expected to grow very substantially as it skirts the Sun. At the present time, the comet has slowed down to about 200,000 miles an hour. It's about 95,000,000 miles from Earth. It'll come about 20,000,000 miles closer in the next two weeks and this is just under 20,000,000 miles from the Sun; that's moved out about 7,000,000 miles in the last four days. May be attempting to do some TV of the comet tomorrow although we're not certain that we're going to be able to see a very good view as they try to point the color camera out the window. 30 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. This is Skylab Control at 47 minutes and 15 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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MC-1613/I 12:17 CST
PAO Skylab Control at 18 hours 17 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now crossing the Panama Canal Zone about to come within range of the tracking antenna at Merritt Island, Florida. This pass through Merritt Island and Bermuda will last approximately 11-1/2 minutes. We'll bring the line up live now for airto-ground. Spacecraft Communicator is Bruce McCandless and the Flight Director on duty is Nell Hutchinson. Today the change of shift briefing will be about an hour earlier then usual because of the change of crew schedules to daylight time. That adjustment should indicate a change of shift time probably around 3:30 to 4:00. We'll get a better time on that a little bit later. We'll bring the line up live now for air,to-ground. CC Skylab, this is Houston. We're with you through Merritt Island and Bermuda here for about 11-1/2 minutes. Couple of quick ones for the CDR if he's handy. CDR Go aheadp Bruce. CC Okay. The optional handheld 170 photo scheduled for 19:58 should not even be attempted due to bad weather in the target area, and with respect to the TV-IIg science demo, at the end of Skylab III Owen Garriott stored a few items for science demo use and we think that there is an M133 electrolyte dispenser located in the SPT's sleep compartment either in $900 or $908. Over. CDR Okay. Thank you. We_ll look. CC And the - the original comment that I passed up about using the dry wipe and holding the - the plunger down to shake the water out still stands. However, before you put the little mosite on the end of the electrolyte dispenser you ought to go ahead and pull the plunger back so that you get some atmosphere within the thing. Since during the operation the cloud will be formed when the plunger comes back out after the compression, and after you push it in to compress it you should allow a few seconds in the compressed position to permit equilibrium to take place prior to pulling the plunger back out for the cloud formation. The back lighting is essential to see it, and it is our intent that you do not exercise the TV option today. That is_ use DAC photography only if it - if it looks llke it's a good one to record and you think that the demo is coming off as anticipated. We'd like to get your comments on any motion of the cloud that is formed, i.e., to or from the walls. Comments regarding coalescence of the droplets or the ability of the things to combine, and roughly an estimate of the droplet lifetime. We don't think it'll be a
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problem but if holding it in position is a problem you might be able to adapt the vice on the tool kit, too, in some manner to hold it steady. Over. CDR Roger, Bruce. CC Okay. Roger; out. CC CDR, this is Houston. Over. CDR Roger. Go ahead. CC Okay. We don't want to bother Ed down there in the chair for OGI, but in the course of dumping the TV-77 segment that he recorded this morning, we have good video but absolutely no audio on it. Over. CDR Roger. He'll be delighted to hear that. CC Well, more significantly he goes right from the OGI into the - the next segment of TV-77 and our desire was that you recheck your configuration and - to get the voice with the segment this afternoon. We'd hate to have it all come down speechless. CDR Okay. SPT Bruce, I had that rigged up so it would go on both the VTR and on Channel A. Have you checked Channel A? CC Channel A had a and we'll from in at Negative, check for Ed. We have it there. not yet dumped We
Okay, Bruce. We figured it out. the command module which was out of that it. time period. So I'ii have to
configuration another whack
CC Okay; we copy. Did you get on Channel A? SPT That's negative. CDR Bruce, what's the VTR plan look llke for tomorrow? Do you suppose you got about another 15 minutes available? CC We'll have to check that. We're about a minute and a half to LOS here at Bermuda. I'ii talk to you in 5 minutes or to somebody in 5 minutes through Madrid at 18:33, if that's okay. CC SPT, this is Houston. We think we interpret your wishes correctly here, and what we're going to de is give you the max TV time available for TV-27, which will be 27 minutes, and that'll involve scrubbing the the first 3 minutes of the work you did this morning without voice and we'll try and set it up for you to - to rerun that sometime in the near future. Over. SPT Bruce, do you mean TV-77? CC Right. TV-77 you will have two 7-minutes on the VTR available to you.
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SPT Okay. What time will that be available? CC As soon as you're through with the MI31. SPT All right. Thank you. PAO Skylab Control at 18 hours 30 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is over the North Atlantic out of range of Bermuda tracking antenna, about 2_i/2 minutes to acquisition at Madrid. In this pass TV being dumped, and we first discovered that there was no sound. Although we could see Ed Gibson moving his lips on the TV there was no sound coming down with it, and as a result of that TV recorder will be reround so that he can put on a new bit of television a tour of the interior of the vehicle and crew activities, particularly involving the comet Kohoutek, which Gibson will be observing later today. (Garble) about several minutes of tape had been run off but Gibson will be repeating that activity again. This is Skylab Control. We'll come up live now for air-to-ground at Madrid where we have a pass lasting about 8 minutes. END OF TAPE
MC1614/I 12:31 CST,
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid 7-1/2 minutes. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston. A minute and 40 seconds to LOS. Next station contact in 27 minutes through Carnarvon at 19:06. And for the CDR, when he has a minute free here after the dark photos, we'd appreciate if he could verify for us that the C&D coolant loop flow valve is back to bypass following completion of the EREP run here and we were also curious to know whether you found the IMSS _ not the IMSS, the M133 dispenser that we mentioned Owen had stowed. Out. for CDR Bruce, the flow's in bypass. CC CDR, this is Houston. Just a little bit of background. The flow through the EREP C&D coolant loop dropped off about 30 pounds an hour for the EREP pass when you selected flow on it and did not come back up following the pass and that's why we were suspicious that maybe the valve wasn't in the bypass position. But thank you very much for checking on it and we'll talk to you over Carnarvon. PAO Skylab Control at 18 hours 42 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now out of range of Madrid as Ed Gibson and Pilot Bill Pogue are engaged in MI31, the human vestibular function experiment. 24 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. 42 minutes after the hour. This is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control at 19 hours 5 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now 55 seconds from acquisition of signal through Carnarvon, Australia. This pass through Carnarvon will last about 9 minutes and 50 seconds. Immediately after, we'll have about a minute and a half LOS and then we'll be back at Honeysuckle for about 4-1/2 minutes. Spacecraft communicator is still Bruce McCandless and we'll come up live now for air-to-ground. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon for 9-I/2 minutes. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston. I minute to LOS. Next station contact in 30 minutes through Corpus Christi at 19:49. Out. PAO Skylab Control at 19 hours 22 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station south of New Zealand is out of range of the tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek. 28 minutes to our next acquisition of signal at Texas. This is Skylab Control. It's 22 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE
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MC-1615/I 13:48 CST
PAO This is Skylab Control, 19:48 Greenwich mean time. Acquisition through tracking stations Texas, MILA, Bermuda, Madrid, starting in about 40 seconds. Skylab space station nearing the end of revolution number 3352. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Corpus Christi, Texas, and Bermuda for 16-1/2 minuts. Out. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead, CDR. CDR Okay, no luck finding that electrolyte dispenser so what we're doing is we're taking the one that Ed's got left with a little bit of electroyte left in it. We're going to try to transfer that to some other container and use it. SPT Houston, SPT. CC Go ahead, SPT. SPT Will you be upllnking a teleprinter message in the next 5 to i0 minutes? Make it i0 minutes? CC Would you like us to? SPT No, I would like you not to. I have dust started this TV thing again for the third time and our woodpecker started. CC Okay. We will strangle the woodpecker. SPT Very good. Thank you. CC Garrgh! CC Skylab, this is Houston. For the CDR. Our preference on this TV-II8 is to scrub it for today. We'd rather not _eopardize any of the electrolyte that we currently have available for M133. And I think if when that one is empty you could hang on to it and let us know, why we'll probably go ahead and try and work it back in a later in the mission. Over. CDR When's your next 133? CC We're checking on that now. It'll be B days from now, Jerry, on day 50. CDR Okay. Fine. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead, Jerry. CDR Okay. I think this demo would have been a good one - good candidate for the shopping list that we suggested last night. We suggested that some of the science demos be put on a shopping list so that we could kind of get them set up in our leisure. If you've got any more like that that are fairly simple but require gathering up used equipment or something like that, you might put them on the shopping list. I think we could get to those with a lot less fuss and feathers. And with this spare time I've got now,
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what do you say I go ahead and do the urine sample bag search, and if you can think of any other things that are hanging down there, let me know. CC That sounds right great, Jerry. A urine sample bag search would help us out a lot. And we'll be scratching our heads here to see what else we can come up with for you to fill in with. CDR While I'm at it, I think I'm also going to sample going to inventory the urine collection bags and make sure we have enough. CC That's also great. You got us on the run down here. Skylab, this is Houston. Understand we had a keying failure on my last transmission. We were agreeing with you on the urine bags. I think that's an excellent thing to do to fill in the time, and you got us on the run down here. But we'll look around for some other items to fill in. CDR Okay. If you can't find anything, then go to the shopping list and see what I can find there. CC Skylab, this is Houston. 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact in 5 minutes through Madrid at 20:11, with a data/voice tape recorder dump at Madrid, if it's convenient with you all. Out. I'll END OF TAPE
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CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid for 6-1/2 minutes and we're going to pullthe old dump the data/voice and turn on experiment 2 tape recorders trick from the ground here. So that even though the little green light may go out, indicating you don't have voice being recorded, we will be catching it on the experiment 2 recorder which we can then salvage the voice from later on at our option. Out. CDR Roger, Bruce. CC And is the PLT handy for a minute or is he tied up getting ready for PT? PLT Say Bruce. CC Yeah, Bill. On this AVC, the atmospheric volvo concentrator (?), we'd like to put that in the - the schedule this evening at 02:00 if either yourself or Ed could set the thing up, and we'll get it out tomorrow morning at about the same time or actually, a little later, since you're getting up later and we'll put it in the Flight Plan for tomorrow. Over. PLT Okay, I'll do it at 02:00. CC Right. Thank you. And when we were talking earlier about your S073 pad, we talked on into an LOS. Did you get all the times and stuff on that satisfactorily? Basically, the exposure start times were backed up 6 minutes and the beginning of the JOP 18D maneuver is going to add (?) holes backed up about ii minutes toward you. PLT Stand by just a second, Bruce. Okay Bruce, what I copied was change to 4 -2:26 Alfa - or 47:26 Alfa for the S073. For frame i, time was changed to 21:5 from 21:57 to 21:51 and we have another chime - time change from 22:04 21:58. And the maneuver time was slipped from 22:17 to 22:06. CC Rog. You've got it and we're giving top priority to the number 2 frames so that if you need to cut off the first one early, do so in order to start frame 2 on time. PLT Oh, yeah. I've got that written down too duly noted. Thank you. CC Roger. SPT Houston, you can turn the teleprinter loose if you'd like. CC Okay. We'll open the cage and let the old woodpecker out and I think we've got a message or 2 up there for you. You might check it when it's convenient. CC And for the SPT, since you answered up, maybe you have a second there. Tomorrow on your day off, you'll be scheduled for TV 81 and we'll have a full 30 minutes available on the VTR which you can use as you see fit. Should and
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you require additional TV 77 time after your day off, work that into the schedule but we'll have to work on as the Over. next teams comes on to whip out the Summary
why we that
SPT Gee Bruce, I hope to be able to finish this up within the next 45 minutes or so. How much time do you show remaining on it? CC I show 15.8 remaining. SPT That ought to do it, thank you. CC Skylab, this is Houston i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 39 minutes through Honeysuckle Creek at 20:57. Out. PAO This is Skylab Control, loss of signal through Madrid tracking station. Next station contact will be Carnarvon. Pullation (?) angle at Tananarive this revolution is below the normal minimum for bringing that station on to the line, only 1.4 degrees. Upcoming at 04:21 central daylight time is another run of the joint observation program 18D. Science Pilot Ed Gibson will man the Apollo telescope mount control and display panel for just over 2 hours this afternoon as five instruments record data from the comet Kohoutek. The instruments are being turned on as the space station continues its joint observation programs. The comet, described by Pogue on the B channel data/voice has a greatly elongated tail now and is visible to the crew without special instruments. The comet is presently speeding back toward the solar system' far reaches at about 200,000 miles per hour and is just over 94 million miles from Earth and is about 19-1/2 million miles from the Sun. Instruments being used for this joint observation program are the S02 S082A, extreme ultraviolet camera; SO82B, extreme ultraviolet spectrograph; S054, X-ray spectrographic telescope; S055, ultraviolet scanner; and the S056, X-ray telescope. Two exposures are planned for the S082A, extreme ultraviolet coronal camera. This instrument is mounted behind the ATM sunshield and is protected by a door which is opened for exposures. The extremely short wavelengths which the camera _s designed to photograph are directed to the film by an optical grading and mirrors. The eamera uses 200 exposures of filmpacks loaded with 35-millimeter short wavelength film. The S082B extreme ultraviolet spectrographic camera will also be taking two exposures. This instrument consists of the white light or all color telescope and the spectrograph. The unit takes one of four removable film strip canisters, each containing i01 inches of 35-millmeter film. An automatic shutter mechanism varies exposure times from less than i/i0 of a second to over 17 minutes. Today's exposure times are for 5 minutes and
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for 40 minutes. Other solar instruments being used in this experiment are the $054 X-ray spectrographic telescope, which will take three exposures of the soft X-rays of the comet. Cometary scientists here in Mission Control don't expect any X-ray of emissions from the comet, hut the S054 experiments will allow them to verify this. 70-millimeter film is used in this instrument and two 17-minute and one 40minute will exposures include one are planned. X-ray and one Each frame of visible light the three planned image. The S055 complete The ultraviolet Rather the in to far
ultraviolet scanner and the S056 X-ray the instrument complement for today's scanner doesn't record its information data ground is converted stations. to digital This scanner information is able
telescope JOP 18. on film. to
and transmitted record data
ultraviolet wavelengths simultaneously. The S056 X-ray telescope records extremely short wavelengths on 35-millimeter film. Three exposures are planned for this device, all of through are for a 8 5 - to minutes 20-angstrom and one on the are is aluminum filter. for 5 minutes. of the from Two These
of the exposures five instruments
are all mounted mount canister_and radiations instruments
Sun end protected
Apollo telescope the Sun's harmful each from exposure. the Sun. All An
by doors which open are normally examining
prior to events
ATM conference while the space station is over the Canary Island tracking site will occur abont midway through the Joint observing program experiment. This will be at 23:25 Greenwich mean time. Next station, in 22 minutes, will he the Carnarvon_ Australia tracking station. We shall return at that time, Control. END OF TAPE and at 20:26 Greenwich mean time this is Skylab
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PAO This is Skylab Control 20:47 Greenwich mean time acquisition through Carnarvon, very briefly. And following that the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia, station. Flight Director, Nell Hutchinson now handing over to the maroon team headed up by Milt Windier, who will be in the Houston newsroom for a change of shift briefing at 3:15 central time. That's Flight Director, Neil Hutchinson, change-of-shift briefing at 3:15. Standing by for AOS, Carnarvon and Honeysuckle. CC Skylab, this is Houston, we'll pass through Carnarvon for about a minute and a half. And a quick one for the PLT, we have a phone call set up for you at 00:52 through Bermuda this evening on the left antenna. Over. PLT CC PLT in the backroom if display oll a sllp. over Roger, at 00:52, a left antenna. Roger. Out. Bruce, PLT on the ATM. Would you ask we have any problems with our white light
CC Okay, I will. And I'll talk to you Honeysuckle, we're fading out here. PLT Rog. PAO This is Skylab Control, LOS at Carnarvon 4 minutes until reacquisition through Honeysuckle Creek. we're standing by.
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honeysuckle for about a minute and a half. For the PLT, we saw you go from white light to limb scan and back to white light, but it looked okay to us. Are you having some problems with the 82 white light display. PLT (Garble) CC Say again please, Bill you didn't come through very clearly. PLT Roger, when I select a slit display I don't get anything. Let me check it out again here. CC I'm not copying if your transferring. PLT Ed just asked me a question. CC And we got about 45 seconds until LOS. Next station contact in 29 minutes through Goldstone at 21:26. CC Honeysuckle. It is Hey, Bill 28 minutes We we're fading to Goldstone don't see out here at and we'll significant
have to talk to on the downlink PLT CC
you there. here.
Okay, thank you. Are you still having
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PLT see anything. CC Goldstone. to
be that copy.
see you at
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal through Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. Twenty-six minutes to Goldstone tracking station and a stateside pass. Changeof-shift briefing with the off-going Flight Director, Neil Hutchinson scheduled to begin in about 15 minutes in the Houston newsroom. Stateside pass will be taped for delayed playback at the conclusion of the change-of-shift briefing. This is Skylab Control at 21:00 Zulu. END OF TAPE
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MC1618/I 15:49 CST, 47:21:49 GMT
PA0 This is Skylab Control, 21:49 Greenwich mean time Space station now in acquisition at the Madrid and Canary Island stations. However, durin_ the change-of-shift briefing just completed, we accumulated about 5-1/2 minutes of tape over time and play CC 16 minutes. PLT CC PLT problem on the well convinced limb. white myself the stateside pass, which we'll play catch-up - roll the tape. Skylab, we've got you stateside Rog, Story. Hello, Bill. Hey, Story, PLT on the light display earlier. now it's because I'm back for at this
ATM. I reported I've pretty too far off the
CC Yes sir, we concur with that, Bill. CC Ed, Houston. SPT He's listening. Go ahead. CC We're wondering if he's done with our TV 77 for our VTR management. SPT Story, I just got to cover 233 and I'll probably be just a few minutes once I get it going. How much has shown last time for VTR? CC SPT took We got 15.8 15.8 left? minutes now. we
CC No sir, I just got the update. Since a look at it, you got 4 minutes left now. SPT Okay, that'll just be about enough to finish it up, Story. I'm working on it now. CC Ed, you got 2 minutes of WLC scheduled for that later, but we can get that on a TV downlink. Go ahead and use all 4 of those minutes to finish that up. SPT Story, I could probably do it in two. It's goin_ to be a real short blurb but I guess the folks want it covered.
CC Yes sir, we'd like to get it, so if you need the 4 take it, if you don't use it, that'll give us more flexibility, but use it if you need it. SPT Thank you. CC Bill, I don't want to interfere with your ATM ops, _[ do have some updates to the JOP 18 Delta maneuver pad. It's going to be run next orbit. If you can work it in here, I'll give it to you here. If not_ I'll take it up with Ed over Madrid in about 15 minutes. PLT CC PLT Story, go ahead. ready to go? Understand you're Ready to copy.
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CC 8 minutes. SPT CC at 22:06. SPT CC degrees;
Okay, step 4, 50010 for 8 minutes. That's correct. Step 6, do your ATT
22:06. Roger. And the fine maneuver X, 50057 for plus 50045 for plus 0.37; g 51205 for minus Okay, 51205. ATT HOLD at 22:06 That's for a plus and we're 0.47 plus - commands 0.37 and
CDR are 50057, 50045, a minus 1.33.
CC Okay, all correct and the final attitude expected: X, 8.49; Y, 11.55, and I'm back with you after the handover, did you get Y? SPT Negative. CC Did you get X, 8.49? SPT That I did 8.49 go ahead. CC Y, 11.55; Z 356.73. SPT 8.49, 11.55, and 356.73. CC That's correct and the vehicle rates: X, plus 0_017; Y, plus 0.024; Z, minus 0.009. SPT Plus 0.017, plus 0.024, and a minus 0.009. CC Correct, thanks. SPT Thank you, Story. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS and about 4 minutes to Madrid. for CC 9 minutes. Skylab, we're back with you through Madrid
SPT Houston, SPT. CC Go ahead, Ed. SPT Say, Story, move - moving the maneuver time up on me here in these changes, I'm not going to be able to get 233 coverage in on this before we start 18D. I'ii have to get it on the next side dump, either side of the ATM conference, I'm not sure which. Maybe you want to change your dump plan? CC Okay, thanks Ed. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS and about 12 minutes to Tananarive at 22:08. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal through the Madrid station, Tananarive voice relay station coming up in I0 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 21:58 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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PAO mean time. Voice And we're standing CC for 7 minutes. for
This is Skylab Control, 22:07 Greenwich relay station at Tananarive in 50 seconds. by. Skylab, we've got you through Tananarive
CC Ed, Houston. I got a couple of words you sometime in the next 2 or 3 minutes. SPT Go ahead Story, right now is fine. CC Okay, you can put the WLC TV on the VTR. And if you want the VTR for your TV 77 at Hawaii at 22:54, we can rewind it and reeonfigure it for you. SPT Okay, that sounds real good, Story. I'll go ahead and put - what about 2 minutes or so, or I guess we got 4 minutes left for WLC. I'll just used what's required though. There's really not a heok of a lot we can see in that thing any more. CC Okay, we'll be rewinding it. If we get the word that you put that in the V TR (?), he rewinding at Hawaii and then dumping at Goldstone and reeonfinguring it for you. CC Skylab, we drop out there awhile. We're 3 minutes until LOS, 15 minutes until Hawaii. CC Skylab, if I didn't get up last time weVre 15 minutes to Hawaii. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal through Tananarive voice relay station. And the next station to pick up space station Skylab will be Honeysuckle Creek in 15 minutes. At 22:18 Greenwich mean time, 15 minutes tO Honeysuckle, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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MC1620/I 16:33 CST,
PAO This is Skylab Control. 22:33 Greenwich mean time and 50 seconds until acquisition of space station Skylab by the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia station. We're standing by for acquisition. CC Skylab, AOS Honeysuckle for 5 minutes. SPT Hello, Story. CC Hello, Ed. SPT Story on this time around, the comet is so faint that I could not see it's initial location. Go ahead and play the hunch and move it further out, and sure enough it appeared. But I could only see it when it was at least outside a radius of 120. And it was more easily seen if it was in motion which I had to do when I was making the maneuver. It won't be long before we're going to be in a tough situation as far as finding it optically on the WLC. CC Copy, Ed. CC It's a - Disregard. SPT Story, l'm picking up a ready light again on 52. l'm wondering if people down there see anything different than what they've seen before. Wouldn't you know it, Just as I spoke the ready light went out. CC Okay, looks normal from here. CC Bill, Houston. PLT Go ahead, Story. CC Bill, we're working up the M092/M093 data. Now we assume you did use did - leg bands CS with the left leg band and a AQ with the right leg band and if you get 300 watt-minutes on the MO93. PLT Oh, that's affirmative. That's exactly right. I thought you were referring to something else of exercise. And that is on tape. CC Okay, we missed it on the tapes. PLT Okay, I attempted to record it, I'ii put it that way. I made the attempt. But you are correct: Charlie Sierra, Alfa Quebec and 300 watt-minutes for the 93. CC Okay, and the only other thing we need to complete it is the left and right leg girths, which did you write those down? PLT Yes, I Did. Stand by. PLT They're both 12-3/4. CC Okay, thanks. And we're going LOS here and pick you up over Hawaii in 15 minutes at 22:54. PLT Okay. PAO Skylab Control. Loss of signal at Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. Space station Skylab passing just north of the northeren island of New Zealand and is
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halfway around on revolution 3354. Hawaii in 13 minutes, at which time we shall return. This is Skylab Control at 22:41 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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MC1621/I 16:53 CST
PAO This is Skylab Control, 22:53 Greenwich mean time. Tracking station Hawaii coming up in 50 seconds, first pass this afternoon. And we're standing by for the next 35 minutes or so as the space station crosses Hawaii and the states and Madrid/Canary combination of stations. CC Skylab, AOS Hawaii for 7 minutes. CC Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead, Story. CC Ed_ we don't show that you've put the WLU on the VTR yet. And if you could early in this pass get that on, we can do a rewind here at Hawaii for a dump over stateside. SPT manuever. Do it right now Story. I'll set the
CC Okay, thanks and if you get to the TV 77 give us a call later on before you do that so we can reconfigure the VTR for you. SPT Okay, I planned to get to it after conclusion of this first orbit of operation. CC Okay, just give us a call and we'll configure the VTR for you. SPT Thank you. SPT Okay_ Story. I_m finished with the VTR. CC Thanks Ed. CC Goldstone. SPT CC dumping the CC CDR to CC no channel A reconfiguring Skylab, we're a minute from LOS, 2 minutes dumping the data/voice at Goldstone. (Garble) Skylab, AOS Goldstone for 9 minutes, be data/voice here. Here now Bill or Jet. Go ahead. Be Jer, we have absolutely no voice recording from 13:58 on to 16:54. And possibly after from the CSM after EREP we did hear some comments -
about-after TV 77 not seeing any voice on the VTR that you did reconfigure some switch up there. We'd like to know if you know about that that switch and also like to tell you that we did not have any voice from about 13:58 to 16:54, if there's something you wanted to put on. CDR (Garble) CC Skylab, if you answered my question on the loss of voice recording from 13:58 to 16:54. I thought I heard some intercom cross talk, but l'm not sure. CDR Houston, Skylab, how do you read. CC Loud and clear now Jer. CDR problem was. It was Okay. Story, we think we know a command module configuration what the problem.
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we had already we're thinking CC CC Bermuda. OF TAPE
figured that we lost all that recording about what needs to be re-recorded. Okay, thanks. Skylab, we're a minute from LOS, 4 minutes
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CC CC SPT CC 4 minutes tape. SPT CC 82B XUV
Skylab, AOS through Bermuda, 5 minutes. Ed, Houston. Go ahead, Story. Ed, we got the VTR wound. You got your TV 77, and then you get to end the Thanks very much Story. Ed, if you got a minute doors.
I got a message
CC Okay, further analysis indicates there's no thermal problem associated with the leaving the XUV monitor door open during maneuvers. 82B and XUV mon doors are presently open with motor power inhibited, and will remain in this configuration. This configuration will preclude closure of the malfunctioning 82B door. Your 82B door ready light and XUV mon door talkback will be inoperative. the SPT ground CC SPT there CC 18D then Okay_ will you be during these maneuvers? controlling it from
anything also Ed.
No, we'll just let it stay open Ed. Okay. At the conclusion of the maneuver we should perform? (Garble) this permanent configuration aside
SPT CC 4 minutes MCC conference. SPT
Okay, Story thank you. Skylab, we're a minute from LOS, about Canaries and the ATM conference with Bill Lenoir. Skylab, Houston, with the ATM Over. Hello, Bill go ahead.
MCC Okay, before we get back to talking again about 54, let me just mention one thing. Since we're talking so late today we have already planned tomorrow's orbits which being a crew day off there wasn't that much to do anyway. As long as we're on the quiet Sun it seems to me that the inputs that you would have would probably take the form of a particular program or set of programs that you would like to see run on the Sun, that would not necessarily be tied down to any particular feature that you would be looking at as for instance on the active regions. So anytime you've got some thoughts regarding programs you'd llke to see run let me know and we'll pass these on to the planning committee, When we get back to the active Sun we'll keep track on a day looking llke to you. And talk about here wetll get to day basis if you don't into 54 again of exactly what things have anything else to for a minute. Over. are
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SPT Bill, I'd just make a comment on your last statement. It's a little difficult for me to specify observing program without getting a feedback from PIs and knowing what has been successful before and what has not. So I can make suggestions but they're in much better viewpoint to say which ones are most constructive since (garble) lead term item. One thing I was wondering about is limb or line profiles and whether there's particular features and particular lines which are worthwhile running those profiles on, and what success they've had to date. And also on the 55 limb offset or the modified limb stem, if you will which they use 1 arch - trying to get 1 arch second resolution. And I'm wondering whether they've been able to decipher that data to see whether it's worthwhile. MCC Okay, let me have them take a look at that. I know they're interested in the line profiles, because we almost scheduled some for you I believe it was today scheduled yesterday. And they were going to specify the lines and it was on the prominence P60 I believe. So I know they're interested in those and we will definitely be giving you that information on the SAP as far as shopping list 30 type items go. SPT That would be useful to have a list of we do have a list of lines up here the line list it's called the line list. But we don't have a - anything which tells us which ones they feel are the best lines for specific features. I can probably take a (garble) at it, but I'm sure after analysing the data they can do much better. MCC Okay, fine and we'll follow up on that for you. We sent up a change 18 to the JOP summary sheets which was two particular building blocks for S054, the JOP 1 Bravo, sent up that change mainly because that made our - the schedule pad not quite so complicated. Gave you an opportunity to look at that particular method. The BBI7 was a different scheme where it looks to me like it was probably easier to pen and ink that in than it: was to cut and paste, but we gave you the option. We're wondering how that worked out and then maybe we ought to talk about the others and we could get up a message tonight or tomorrow to finish this whole thing. Over. SPT Okay Bill, I think they both worked out real well. The problem with penning - penning and inking over is that many times you don't have the space unless you use the space immediately below it for all of the 54_s and that I_m a little reluctant to do. So I'd just
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as soon you go ahead and send up the - the whole pile of those things, and I guess you can put them - fair number of them since they're all the same. Now, I'm talking about the second ones now -- the ones you had for building block 17. END OF TAPE
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SPT - - yeah, the whole pile of those things and I guess you can put a fair number of them since they're all the same. I'm talking about the second ones. They are the ones you had for building block 17. You put those all on one big page and, if necessary, we'll have to do a little cutting in most and pasting, cases. but I think it might be better than (garble)
CC Okay, then we'll send the rest of them up for you with the appropriate cutouts repeated the appropriate number of times for however often that particular building block appears. At the same time we'll send you shopping list 32 and shopping list 33, which are new entities for S054. Does that sound reasonable to you then? SPT Yeah, that's fine Bill. Go ahead and we'll just put those either on sheet to be (garble) in. an additional sheet or (garble)
CC Okay. And then after our talk yesterday I still haw_ some questions in my mind as to what's the best way to handle this cue card and whether a cue card is necessary after having spoken with you. On the films format, you mentioned that you didn't think the picture was necessary but you wanted some words, and I'm not totally sure here on exactly what words to give you. Can you clarify? SPT Well, maybe I need to understand the picture a little bit better. To me, what it was telling me is what was dispersion afis relative to what we see in the display. And that, to me, can be done with a double headed arrow as easily as anything else. Maybe there's something other there that l_m not seeing. CC Okay. Well, it was intended to show you two things. One was that the film format is oval shaped the way it's shown. It's actually 48 arc-minutes by 96 arc-minutes so that the format on the film itself is as depicted and the grading dispersion axis is along that long axis. It's apparently a transmission grading and the zero order falls straight on as you would see it with first order then on either side, second order outboard of those on either side. And what I was hoping to do here was to give you a format of the film so that you could look at this and see what the long axis of the film was with respect to you monitor. And the fact that the grading dispersed along that long axis. If that's not necessary, we can send up some words or something else. Over. SPT as to whether that to see more Sun in the dispersion. Bill, I guess I'm still a little unclear long axis on the film really allows you that given axis or whether it's strictly
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CC It's both. It's for dispersion and it also incidentally allows you to see more Sun. The resolution out from the center is not nearly so good as it is in the middle but, for instance, looking at coronal structures and things like that_ if you displace the Sun off along the long axis, then you will _et the other opposite llmb on the film as well, whereas if you put it crossaxis you would not. So that you do actually get more Sun on the long axis, as well as the grating dispersion in there when you have the grating (garble). Over. SPT could do, just tape for us. Okay. I understand now. I think what you though, is make it quite a bit smaller and we could it right above one of the monitors and that'll do it
CC Okay. The other thought was, the re - reset of that, was the definition of the 54 long exposure. In as many detailed words describing what happened as we could come up with, which would allow us then to abbreviate it the way we did with building block s should we send that up again, or do you want a different form or nothing at all? SPT I don't think it would hurt to send it up again, Just as a general message. But we don't need a - we don't need to change the format or anything and we can all read it. We may want to change some words in there. We'll all read it again to make sure we understand it (garble) got (?) operating that way, it shouldn't be a problem from there on out. CC Okay, Ed, thanks. And I notice LOS has slipped upon me, it's 5 seconds away. Let's see, Tananarive is next in 14 minutes and I'ii be talking to y'all tomorrow on ATM and vis ops. See you then. SPT Thanks very much Bill, so long. PAO Skylab Control, LOS, Madrid and the ATM conference between Science Pilot Ed Gibson and Bill Lenoir, Dr. Bill Lenoir. That'll (?) pass for several hours upcoming with the Tananarive voice relay station in ii minutes. Returning at that time. This is Skylab Control at 23:36 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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MC1624/I 17:46 CST, 47:23:46 GMT
Tananarive seconds. Skylab, AOS
final for see you
CC 2 minutes. over CC Honeysuckle SPT CC in
Skylab, we're a minute 20 minutes, at 00:09. Roger, Story. The VTR Okay, thanks Ed.
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal through Tananarive voice relay station. 15 minutes to Honeysuckle Creek. We'll return at that time at 23:54 GMT. Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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MC1625/I 18:09 CST,
PAO This is Skylab Control. 8 minutes after midnight Greenwich mean time. Honeysuckle Creek, Australia upcoming :in 50 seconds. Standing by. CC Skylab, AOS through Honeysuckle for 8 minutes. CC Bill, Houston. PLT Go ahead, Story. CC Stand by i, Bill. CC Ed, we're showing 8055 in STOP and we think it ought to be in MIRROR AUTO RASTER at this point. SPT Right, Story thank you. CC Okay and Bill, I got a message on shooting up BE08 that's on Nikon 04. PLT Okay go ahead. CC Shoot up BE08 in NiKon 04, and we'll be loading up NiKon 04 with BE 09 tomorrow. PLT Okay, thank you. CC And I got a couple of more things for you while I have you. We did not get the tape measurement after EREP pass 18. Do you remember what that was? PLT Stand by. 2.9 centimeters. CC Okay and have you got any thoughts or comments on why we missed the Falkland Current through the VTS this morning? In other wo PLT That's a goofup on my part, I'm sitting there looking at the wrong time, and I went right by it. CC Okay. We were just wondering was it worth while scheduling it on later VTSs. PLT I think so. I just couldn't see it today in a VTS and I think we ought to take one more look at it just to make sure that we can see it or not. You know I it's very easy to see out the window, and I kept looking and looking for it but I never saw the shading difference. CC Okay those are just the kind of comments wetre looking for. On EREP coolant loop, since the EREP coolant valve was put to FLOW this morning those 1-minute downward flow spikes that we've been seeing now for several weeks disappeared and the loop flow (garble) stablised out at about 20 pounds per hour less than achieved prior to this. Did you notice any change in the noise level associated with the ATMCC&D coolant loop today? PLT We haven't noticed but we haven't really concentrated on it either. Now I'ii go up and take a look at the - listen to the pumps if you want. I know right where the noise is generated. CC Okay. And while you+re doing that we're
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MC1625/2 18:09 CST,
wondering would it be accessible (?) to leave the loop flowing during the night. We feel the gas bubbles are probably less likely to conglomerate in a loop that's flowing. PLT Why don't we go ahead and try that tonight, Story, with the pumps. It's the noise that's bothering us, I think it's worth a try for one night, Jerry says. CC Okay, we'd like to try that for one night. PLT Okay, we'll go along with that. And I'll go up there and take a listen at the bulk end where the pump is located to see if I can detect any difference from memory at least. CC Okay, fine. That's all I got for you now. Thanks. PLT Story, I just went up there and the noise is the same pitch and everything but the intensity isn't as great. Doesn't seem as loud. It could be because we don't - you know there's a lot of other extraneous noise, too. I think we'll probably be able to tell tonight, you know. It was because it seemed unusually loud that we requested to turn it off (garble) the evenings. CC Copy, Bill. PLT And going back to the Falkland Current, I'm sure I missed the first go at the Falkland Current, but I hit the second one. And it's based upon that that I think that we ought to - to take another look for it because I was scanning the entire area there looking for it. And I got a very good look on the second one. And it was - I say it was the first opportunity that I missed due to error on my part. CC Okay, Bill. Skylab, we're a minute from LOS and about 12 minutes to Hawaii at 00:30. Cotton Bowl was Nebraska 19, Texas 3. CDR Roger. Thank you Story. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal from Honeysuckle Creek, Australia as space station Skylab goes over the northeastern horizon of that station. And in i0 minutes, we'll be acquired again by tracking station Hawaii. At 20 minutes past midnight Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE score
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MC1626/I 18:29 CST,
PAO This is Skylab Control. 29 minutes past midnight Greenwich mean time, tracking station Hawaii coming up in 50 seconds, followed by the station across the continental United States. Canary and Ascension with gaps in between, so they'll be up for about the next about 50 minutes. CC Skylab, AOS Hawaii for 9 minutes. Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead Story. CC Ed your APCS looks good from down here. And a friendly reminder be sure to get the APCS mode ATT HOLD to CMG prior to entering the last part of your course maneuver. SPT (garble)? CC SPT CDR CC bad Roger, Story I sure will. What time is
That's at 00:50 Ed. Thank you. Houston, Skylab. Go ahead.
CDR Story I got some good news and some news which do you want first. CC I think we always like the bad news first. But if it's more convenient we can take the good first. CDR Okay, the urine sample bag inventory is complete. I've searched through all the dome lockers and we only have 91 sample bags. That means we're 23 short. Okay and the good news is that we have 75 urine collection bags on hand and that just meets the need. CC Okay, thanks for all the searching Jer. CDR Story, kidding aside, we've checked everyone of the dome lockers and all the waste management compartment lockers and let me give you a count here. In dome locker 426, we have two racks up there and that makes 50 full sample bags. Down in 823 we've got 2 racks and one of them has got 19 full sample bags; the other one's got 22 half sample bags. And that's just about it, we've looked every possible place we could think of plus all the lockers that were listed on that message. CC and some bad CDR CC in the Rose Bowl. State 27, USC 21. CDR CC CDR SPT news Okay, thanks Jer and I've got some good news for you. Okay, go ahead give us the good news first. Okay the good news is that USC is playing The bad news is they're getting beat Ohio What quarter is it? Just starting the fourth quarter. Oh, there's lots of time. Play that music again Jer.
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MC1626/2 18:29 CST,
CC SPT they again. CC have CDR CC SPT CC CDR CC Goldstone. END OF TAPE scored.
And Ohio State's Play it louder. Okay. Story as
on usual I'll
the is play
2 yard changing
llne. his story,
Son of a gun.
my sad music good.
Ed your maneuver time looks Thank you Story. Skylab it's 35 to 21 now. Bad scene. Skylab, we're a minute from
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CC Skylab, back with you through Goldstone 7 minutes, your maneuver looks good. SPT Thank you, Story. And for the 55 optical ref, again this question of 102, 103, 104. I assume now it's 102, but I'm wondering - I guess I've never gotten clear in my mind what the 104 was. Apparently there was an uncertainty which they felt they had at one time, but - has that changed or what is the status on that? CC (Garble) CC Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead, Story. CC Let me try this on you. If you reset the mechanical reference, you want a step degrading (?) 104 to be the same position as optical reference. Outside of the mechanical reference position the bias between those two anywhere else is 102. SPT Okay, well - I'ii have to talk more about it when I get back down_ but I'ii do that from here on out. Thank you. for CC 4 minutes for Skylab, to Bermuda. Skylab, we've got you through Bermuda we're a minute from LOS,
CC i0 minutes. CC
And a reminder to Bill, he's got a conference this pass. And Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead, Story. CC Ed, did you get that safety exposure 82B to move the film one frame? That's affirm, Story. Thank you. Skylab, we're 30 seconds to Canary. Roger.
SPT CC CC 2 minutes SPT END OF
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MC1628/I 19:02 CST
CC 5 minutes. SPT the maroon team
Hey Story, I've been just wondering must be - must have an awful lot of able to spend are New Year's relax and watch team we work
pull. You guys were lucky enough to be New Year's Eve with us and now here you Day. And nothing to do but go home and good football games. had CC 4 days SPT during Yeah, we're Thanksgiving. They always It doesn't such give you
a super the hard feel
to the huh, super
hardest Story. glad tune?
better, Eve how
CC we were SPT
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said New like us
MCC He didn't tell you that he left early. CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, 2 minutes to Ascension. Be dumping the data/voice at Ascension. CC Skylab, we're back with you through Ascension for 8 minutes dumping the data/voice here. CC Skylab, we're a minute and half to LOS about 25 minutes to Carnarvon at 01:42. Anybody near the STS? PLT
CDR CC BUS 2, CDR CC CC State
Go ahead Story. Jer, on AM panel 206 REG ADJUST counterclockwise 20 degrees each. Counterclockwise 20. Yes sir, that'll do her. And 21. Boy, the final score in the cold Rose
CC That they did. PAO This is Skylab Control, loss of signal through the Ascension Island tracking station. Twenty_two minutes to Carnarvon, Australia, and overlapping coverage with Honeysuckle Creek, and Guam. We'll be back then. This is Skylab Control at 01:20 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
MC1629/1 19:42 CST,
PAO This is Skylab Control, 01:41 Greenwich mean time. 50 seconds away from acquisition at Carnarvon, Australia as space station Skylab takes a small slice out of three tracking station circles here. Carnarvon, the final Honeysuckle pass, and the first Guam pass. A dropout of about 6 minutes between Honeysuckle LOS and Guam, we're standing by. l0 CC minutes. Skylab, AOS through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle
CDR Roger, Story. Story would you mention to the guys in the back room that we've got a new bright spot of plague and what looks like it might be a little spot in the middle of it. I'ii get over to it in a little while and check it. It's at 220 at about 0.2. CC Thanks, Jer. CDR This is on H-alpha 2 and shows up nice and bright on XUV. CC Okay. CC Skylab, I've got some evening questions on the comet for either Ed or Bill since Jerry's at the ATm. SPT Go ahead. CC Okay. These come from Dr. Keller, co-Pl on the S082. Calculations of the cometts dust tail for today show the tail length to be about 4 to 5 degrees from the coma and pointed in an antisolar direction. Could you say something about the length of the dust tail that you observed to compare the actual length to the therectical length? SPT I'm thinking 4 or 5 degrees is probably a reasonable figure. I think it was a little larger than that last night when I saw it yesterday when I saw it. The underestimation (?) using the figures that you gave us for the distance of Venus and Jupiter are worth looking at just about a half or so of that length to what I saw it as previously and that's when you're really getting yourself dark adapted and - but today I could probably always say it went back maybe a third or so of that so that might (garble) degrees or so. CC Okay, how much of the field of view of the binoculars is filled? maybe that SPT Probably just about almost a full field, 3/4 of it or so. I never really have tried to make measurment, but it's just about 3/4 l'd say. CC Okay we expect the gas (?) tail to be fainter but longer than the dust tail. Dominantly blue in color and on the leading edge, that's the east side of the dust tail. Tails will be hardly separated since the Earth is only 5 degrees above the comet's orbital plane. We'd like to know if you could discern any blue streamers or kinks in this location.
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SPT No, I know what they're looking for Story and I've not been able to do that. Once you get away from the coma itself it is very faint, and trying to distinguish whether you're seeing something of just a uniform dust or whether you're seeing something which is a kink got a kink in it is really extremely difficult. The color has changed though, significantly, from what we reported as orange a couple days ago through a yellow-orange yesterday to almost a yellow-white today, l'm going to try - I've been putting some drawings together and maybe we'll give you a little more insight on that tomorrow when we get a little TV time. CC to do SPT What's the want Okay, thanks Ed. That's it, and you may atmospheric volume concentrate tonight. Okay, we got that going right now. field of view of the teleo - binocalars? the
CC Stand by i. And, Skylab, as per you request - request we got the film tread pad on board tonight and I'ii be doing that in the future. Any time during the evening status report we catch any differences between what we planned to today's activities and how it turned out, we may have to give you a real time change to that pad. SPT is a good our track. CC PLT CC here_ fire right Thank you, Story. immediately below Thanks. Where are we, Ed? About the middle of Australia_ we think Hey, Story, there certainly us blowing opposite
CDR That's a good_sized fire_ too. CC Okay, we'll see if you can get a _ we can get you a ground truth on that. We're a minute from LOS, we'll see you over at Guam in about 5 minutes at 01:57, and for Bill, we'll be ready for the evening status report at that time. SPT Okay, Story. Thank you. SPT That was a good one. END OF TAPE
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PAO acquisition at this station. CC SPT PLT CC PLT CC
Skylab Control, a minute and 50 seconds Guam. Evening status report scheduled Standing by at a 01:56. Skylab, AOS, Guam for 8 minutes. (Garble), Story. Story, you still there? Yes sir. Are you ready to Sure are. Go. copy the status report.
PLT Sleep: CDR, 6.5, 6.5 heavy_ SPT, 6.0, 5 heavy, 1 light; PLT, 6.0, 6 heavy. Urine: CDR, 1800; SPT, 2100_ PLT, 1750. Water gun: 8026; 3811; 9900. Body mass: CDR, 6.299, 6.301, 6.302; SPT, 6.358, 6.357, 6.364; PLT, 6.238, 6.236, 6.240. Exercise: CDR, exercise method Charlie; Echo plus 5, these are deviations. Exercise method Foxtrot; springs, front i00, toe r_ses, plus 50. SPT, no exercise. PLT, no change from standard. Medications, et cetera; CDR, none, none; SPT, none, one pair of socks; PLT, none, one shirt. Flight Plan deviations: none. Shopping list accomplishments: M172 CAL, which is on tape, and urine bags garble. Flight Plan deviations: that's supposed clitl include the AVc which was just activated about 5 minutes ago; serial number 1002. Inoperable equipment: none. Unscheduled stowage: none. Food: CDR, salt packs, 16, deviations, minus one tea, minus one strawberry drink, plus 1.5 water, rehydratlon; SPT, four salt packs, no rehydration water, no other deviation; PLT, plus two salts, zero on rehydrations. Stand by for the film log. CC Okay. PLT Okay. 16-millimeter: EREP, VTS, 120foot mag Charlie Lima 01, at 61 precent remaining: Transporter 05, Charlie India 127, 44 percent remaining; Charlie India 93, that was used on documentary photo ii, Alfa and Delta. Okay, 35-millimeter: Nikon i, Charlie X-ray 38, 31, Nikon 2, Bravo Victor 26, 37 remaining; 3, 4, and 5 Nikons, no change. 70millimeter: Charlie X-ray 52, 120; ETC, no change. Set Tango, (garble) EREP, 88 81, 8219, 9094, 9088, 2631, 9953. Drawer A configuration: A1 no change, 82, Transporter 05, Charlie India 127, 44; Charlie India 93. A - Alfa 3 drawer, 06; Transporter, Charlie India 79, 99 percent, new load; Charlie India 126, takeup: Position Alfa 4 and back, no change. CC Okay, Bill. Bill, you reported no exercise for the SPT. Did you mean to say no deviations? PLT (Garble) SPT No, Story I had no exercise. PLT No exercise. CC Okay. END OF TAPE
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MC1631/I 20:03 CST
CC 7 minutes CREW PAO Hawaii in
Skylab, we're a minute from LOS and at 02:10. Roger, Story. This is Skylab Control, LOS Guam, 02:04 Greenwich mean time. We'll
just stay up live for the gap across here to Hawaii and the succeeding stateside pass. CC Go ahead, Jer. CDR Almost forgot my TV downlink. Do you want any? CDR Now l_ve centered on that new little (garble) area, that's giving us a count of better than i0,000 in oxygen 6. CC Okay, we'd like some of that Jer, and when you get down with that MIRROR AUTO RASTER there we'd like a GRATING AUTO SCAN of the same region. CDR Okay. I'm looking at H-alpha i right now, I'ii shift over to XUV in a little bit. CC Jer, we'd like also for S082A a 20 second exposure wave lenght short. CDR Short 20. CC That's it. CC And we're 20 seconds to LOS here. We'll see you over Goldstone in about i0 minutes at 02:21. CDR Roger. CDR And we'll get the frame count from you there and then put you to bed there. CDR Okay. PAO Skylab Control, loss of signal at Hawaii tracking site. Goldstone in about 7 minutes and we'll stay up live and waiting for the Goldstone, MILA, and Texas pass. PAO Skylab Control, about 15 seconds away from reacquisition at Goldstone. The Bermuda pass on this revolution will be used by the crew physician for the medical conference. And as agreed to yesterday the people in the Mission Control will keep to a minimum their contacts with the crew on the air,ground during the final hour before sleep period begins. CC Skylab_ AOS stateside about 20 minutes. CDR Roger, Story. CDR You ready for a frame count? CC Yes sir. and CDR 4681. CC OF TAPE Okay. 14387, 5194, 172, 448, 5592,
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MC1632/I 20:23 CST,
CC both LSU CDR looking CC 7. at the
Bill, Houston. He'll comet Okay. be with you right now. In the in a minute, Bowl, Penn they're State 16,
CDR Roger. CC Jer, after I get one question answered from Bill, I will - per your request here, we'll be putting you to bed within an hour. At 03:00 your medical conference is coming up at Bermuda at 02:29 and except for a few dropouts and handovers, you'll have us stateside here for about - till 02:40. CDR Okay, Story. CC And the wakeups I can give you are about 12:55 at Ascension and 13:28 at Guam, which would you like? CDR We'll take the later one. CC Okay. We'll be dropping out a minute here handing over to Texas. CDR Roger. CC PAO We're back with you through Texas, Jer. This is Skylab Control. Medical conference the crew physican Dr. the Bermuda station. miuutes in case there 02:31, 02:32 Jerry Hordinsky We'll be back is further mean time,
currently underway between and Skylab IV crew through for Ascension Island in 17 air,to-ground this is Skylah END OF TAPE conversation. Control.
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MC1633/i 20:43 CST, 48:02:43 GMT
PAO Bermuda the crew seconds pass and before the
is Skylab conference here the
Control. During the was concluded between on line the was ground. handed some pass A few back to 40, which of minutes
the crew Bermuda
physican LOS and Story portion time. we
Spacecraft 45 seconds we'll play here CC and CDR CC CDR CC S056 CDR
Communicator of the final back at this Jerry, Skylab Houston. Go
Musgrave, of the got you
we have Bermuda for a
Story. the ATM panel yet Jer? that's off.
You closed out I think so.
Okay we got a couple of to close and the S055 Okay, those are done. Panel looks good Go ahead Story. Bill did you have Jet, any
things here, high voltages Houston.
CC PLT CC deviations PLT
today. Negative. and it's you-will goodnight. you disappear, did you ever goodnight be Ascension Skylab, at
CC Okay, thanks the next station, we won't call 02:49 about i0 minutes from now. CDR CC find SPT the CC SPT PAO seconds of the complete and Communicator. (garble) Okay, Story Goodnight. St6ry, binoculars. before
That's 7 degrees Ed. Thank you. That completes playback Bermuda pass after the medical the line And he came back to Story signed off for the
the final conference and
the Spacecraft as soon
as we get the summary statement from the crew physican, we'll do likewise. Wakeup tomorrow is at the Guam pass at 7:28 a.m. central time. Returning shortly with the medical status summary. At 02:46 GMT, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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MC1634/i 2].:17 CST, 48:03:17 GMT
mean day made with
PAO time 47. an
with the "No health early early
This is Skylab Mission surgeon's problems exist to wakeup daylight EREP
Control, daily at this savings in
03:17 report time. time, the
Greenwich for mission The crew has to assist week." Signing
That's the end of the statement by off until crew wakeup at 7:28 a.m. morning, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
Dr. Jerry over Guam,
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MC-1635/I 06:44 CST
PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 45 minutes and 4 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now within acquisition of signal at the Ascention tracking antenna. We expect the crew will be awak - awakened here within the next i0 minutes. We'll leave the line up live now for air-to-_round throuFh the Ascension tracking antenna. PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 56 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab crew is not awakened there at the station at Ascension. Our next acquisition is 32-1/2 minutes away, about which time the crew should be up and around. They're scheduled for presleep activities this morning for the first hour or so, and they won't be doing any serious work until the ATM pass which is scheduled to begin about 15:50. The ATM pass this morning will be Science Pilot Ed Gibson's. Commander after breakfast will be doing his physical trainin_ and this morning Pilot Bill Pogue has most of the mornin_ off. Press conference scheduled today will begin about 19:08 Greenwich mean time. The schedule for 17 minutes of television, with perhaps a bit of an extension beyond that. And immediately after that the crew will sit down to eat their midday meal. In the afternoon Commander Carr has a bit of off-duty time and also will be operating the $201, that's the comet camera, on - to photograph the comet Kohoutek. So relatively lower activity today then most of the previous days, but there are a number of experiments scheduled, including $201 and also an S063 ozone, an S063 operation scheduled for later in the day. And about a total of about three passes on the ATM today. This is Skylab Control, half an hour before our next acquisition of signal. It's now 57-1/2 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE
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MC1636/I 07:27 CST, 48:13:27 GMT
PAO 43 seconds
Skylab Control Greenwich mean time. acquisition We'll bring
13 hours 27 Skylah space
minutes station the for
is now 55 seconds from Guam tracking antenna. air-to,ground PAO munications acquisition right now, CC with CC about CDR CC orbit CDR CC CC you off, the but CDR Sunday it isn't throuKh
of signal the line
through up llve
Guam, Skylab Control. We're having some comdifficulties at Guam, but we expect we'll get shortly. Flight director on duty is Nell Hutchingson and the spacecraft communicator is Bruce McCandless. (Music) 3-1/2 Skylab, this minutes remaininR. Good morning, And this morning? Very well rested Beautiful. I funnies feel or like I at the to moment. be this able is to the read day how is is Houston through Good morninR. Bruce. little thing up Guam Over. there
ought since Sunday's
something us last this in 30
funnies. seconds to the Vanguard minutes out of a McCandless wakeup at were 28 minutes Vanguard.
CC LOS. Next at 14:08. PAO Greenwich
station Out. mean time.
is Houston; 30 minutes through
Skylab Control Skylab space
at 13 hours 40 station is now Bruce for
range at Guam after at the Guam station.
a wakeup call here from The crew was scheduled
at 7 o_cloek this morning and presumably awokened awaken at a place out of range of ground stations. and 20 seconds to our next acquisition of signal This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-1637/I Time: 08:07 CST 01/02/74
PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours 7-1/2 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now off the coast of Chili, about to be acquired through the Vanguard tracking ship. This pass through Vanguard will last approximately i0_i/2 minutes and handover is in progress here in Mission Control at this time. Today's press conference should begin at 1:09:28 p.m. central standard time, 19:08:28 - uh 19:09:28, at Merritt Island, and we'll give you details on the press conference timing at the end of the pass. We're llve now for alr-to-ground at Vanguard. CC Skylab, this is Houston, through the Vanguard for I0 minutes. A quick question for the CDR. We left the ATM C&D loop pumps on last night and we're wondering whether the noise was bothersome to you or whether we can continue to leave them on. Over. CDR Bruce. CC comment here on llke from out. you, Okay, that's great. Then subject to further we'll just plan on leaving it on for - from again, do start It was - It was nice and quiet last night,
CDR they were, CC howling, let us CDR you CC up a small
Okay, unless they start howling there's no reason why we can't. Right. And, of course, if they know. Will do. And, SPT, this is Houston. maneuver reminder pad, it should
We've be in
teleprinter at this time. We'd like to emphasize in executing these at hold maneuvers like you've got for S063 coming up here in about 18 minutes that it is necessary to select att hold control mode prior to doing the enter on the last entry for the coarse maneuver. Over. SPT Roger, Bruce. CC Roger, Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston. I minute til LOS. Next station contact in II minutes through the Canary Islands at 14:29, with a data/voice tape recorder dump. Out. PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours 19-1/2 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now over Brazil is out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard. 9 minutes to our next acquisition. In a short time the Skylab crew - Ed Gibson will be beginning the maneuver for comet observation. He's using the S063 ultraviolet airglow horizon camera. That pass is scheduled to begin in about 30 minutes from now, after the Skylab space station starts moving into the darkness period of its orbit. And, that will take place just at at twilight on t_e space station. The maneuver is scheduled to begin at
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21 minutes after the hour, that's just about a minute from now. We'll hear from them, l'm sure, as we get acquisition about the success of that maneuver. Today's press conference is scheduled to begin at Merritt Island pass. That begins at I:09:2B central standard time, about i0 minutes after 9. Uh - i0 minutes after i. And, there will be TV for the first i0 minutes over Merritt Island then 3-1/2 minutes of voice only immediately following at Bermuda, and if it's required to complete the series of questions, an additional 8 minutes of voice only will be scheduled at Madrid, with an interruption of about 4 minutes between those two periods. The times again, Merritt Island pass begins at 1:09:28 central standard time or 19:09:28 Greenwich mean time, and ends at 1:20 p.m.. The Bermuda pass is from 1:20 to 1:23:26 p.m. central standard time and the Madrid pass is from 1:27:24 to 1:35:19 p.m. central standard time. I'ii repeat those again. 1:09:28 p.m. central standard time for the beginning of the Merritt Island TV part of the pass. Endin_ at 1:20 exactly, then Bermuda from 1:20 to 1:23:26 and then Madrid at 1:27:24 to 1:35:19. That will give the crew altogether about i0 minutes of television and ii minutes of voice only to answer a series of questions that have been submitted by the press. Tomorrow morning the crew will be getting up a lot later than they did today. Today the crew wakeup was scheduled at 7 a.m. central standard time. We were out of range of signal at that time, but at the next pass, about 7:30 we did have an acquisition and talked to the crew there. The crew has not had much conversation this morning and they have not been interrupted by the ground. That's part of a new policy to allow them to get more of their work accomplished in less time. They will not be interfered with during the presleep and postsleep periods. Today's execute package which includes teleprinter messages that went up to the crew last night. A message on visual observations was included for all three of the crewmembers, they'll be making a pass during the next revolution around the Earth, just before they get acquisition - just before they reach the coast of South America, during which they'll be asked to look for evidence of elninial (?), which is a large fish and plankton kill, caused by the entry of warmer, lower salinity water into the Humbolt current. The effect on fish in that area - it reaches its peak in February, so they'll be observing that area during the next month to try and get some information about the changes of the water and the salinity and colors along the current boundaries. That's something they've discovered they're very good at observing from space. The color differences are quite obvious to them. They'll no doubt be taking some photographs of that as well. So, they'll be watching for a
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fish killing current off the coast of South America. The pass will be - the visual observation opportunity will begin at 90 de_rees west on this next revolution, which follows track 69. That'll begin at approximately 1,000 miles off the coast of Chile, and then will follow up to the coast of South America. That will allow them to watch the areas of the two currents, one of which is lower warmer and for that reason not comfortable in. Visual observations have been a major END OF TAPE in salinity for fish to and live
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PAO - right off the coast of South America. The pass will be - the visual observation opportunity will begin at 90 degrees west on this next revolution, which follows track 69. That'll begin approximately i000 miles off the coast of Chile and then will follow up to the coast of South America. That will allow them to watch the areas of two currents, one of which is lower in salinity and warmer and for that reason not comfortable for fish to live in. Visual observations have been a major i - activity of the Skylab crew, although not scheduled to take up a great deal of time in the Flight Plan. The Pilot that's in this morning's dump tape, which was prepared yesterday, late yesterday, this space station, said that he had photographed San Francisco and the western United States including Salt Lake City to photograph snow cover in the west. That area, fairly well covered by snow, has been photographed now by the Skylab crew with a series of pictures taken yesterday at approximately 23:00 Greenwich mean time. And also the Pilot reported that took about i0 pictures of the Australian range lands yesterday at this was reported yesterday although he had actually taken it early the night before from the coast on in, and he said that that's most of the range land that the crew has been waiting to get during the mission, and earlier in the day he pointed out that - that he had taken some additional frames of snow cover over the U.S. This is Skylab Control. Comet activities being a major activity today as the crew takes the day off. A series of photos to be taken with the $201 and the S063. The $201 is of course the comet camera the crew carried up with them at the beginning of the mission. Some off-duty time scheduled today but work schedule indicates that although they did get a couple of extra hours sleep this morning they will be busy and put in about a half day of work in today, with a number of activities scheduled including science conferences, the TV press conference, just after just before their lunch, and also a number of other minor housekeeping activities today. There's five optional handheld photo opportunities listed on their message today. That should keep them fairly busy if they have a chance to do those. They have normally been doing about five to six every day and during the missionp probably reaching around the 300 level now on total number of frames taken of sights taken over the Earth. About 3 minutes from acquisition of signal at Canary Island. We'll leave the line up there for live for air-to-ground. Handover still in progress here in Mission Control as Nell Hutchinson has just taken over from Charles Lewis, and Bruce McCandless the spacecraft communicator on duty here in Mission Control. Wetll leave the line up live now for air-to-ground
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MC-1638/2 08:23 CST
through a total 2-1/2
Canary Island and Madrid. This pass will last of about 14 minutes. We're live. It's about
minutes before we'll get acquisition at Canary Island. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Canary and Madrid for 13-1/2 minutes with a data/voice tape recorder dump here at Canary. Out. PLT Go ahead. CC Go ahead, Skylab. PLT Roger. l'm just looking through the archives from yesterday and I had a stow of S073 (garble) at Sierra Tango i which had me break down the T025 canister, stow the AMS depressurize it and everything, SAL wasn't used in between and then this morning I had a Charlie Oscar Bupper - a Charlle Papa Romeo 3, which had me putting it back in again. Just a comment, it would save us a lot of time if they'd look ahead and see that the SAL is not going to be used. Of course, it could be entirely possible that they had other plans when they scheduled the previous. In event the Charlie Papa Romeo it says the AM - in and pressurized I think. So how about checking that out. It would save us a little time if they'd sort of look ahead and what the present configuration is. CC Okay, Bill. We'll do that, and that's the sort of comments we really like to get back from you so we can improve our efficiency down here. PLT, this is Houston. Over. PLT Go, Bruce. CC Right. Having been temporarily lost in our own archives here it took us a minute or so to track all this down. I think that the problem yesterday must have originated from the fact that what we did was on your detail pad. At 24:00 we called out, or amplified your remark for S073 still i with the comment that it was supposed to be lines 2 through 15, (AMS depressurlzed), and digging up the S073 cue card S073 still i, or S073 still lines 2 through 15 sicks up with disconnect and load control cable from the camera and basically takes the camera off puts the lens cap on, takes the adapter off, but it stops short of removing the S07-63 AMS adapter and leaves the AMS in the SAL and it leaves it depressurized. Over PLT CC day today Stand by i. I'm putting equipment up. Hey, don't let me interrupt. We got your leisure to talk about this if you
all llke. END
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PLT We get the thing just a little bit confused because the Sierra Tango i, which is called out here as the reference on the cue card, says AMS stowed. CC Okay, Bill, I see what you're looking at, and where we were looking is actually the okay, it's actually up above the SO73 stow i, 2, 3 in the middle of a dashline. If you look up the lefthand column there a little more we got SO73 stow i, 2, 3, 4 with the llne drawn under it which, I guess, is more properly part of the op i. PLT Okay, which column are you looking in? CC Hey, we got 20 seconds to LOS here with the next station contact is in 27 minutes through Guam at 15:09. I'm looking in the lefthand column of the backside of the cue card, and if you come down about an inch, inch and a half from the top we start out with S073 stow 1234 underlined. We were looking at the second through the fifteen lines under that. But I think what happened is that we've got our - our headings mixed up here. Let us talk about it again some more and maybe we can see you over Guam. PLT Okay. PAO Skylab Control at 43 minutes and 38 seconds after the hour. Skylab space station is now over eastern Europe. 25_i/2 minutes from acquisition at Guam. During this last pass some discussion of S073 instructions given to the crew yesterday on removal and stowage of that piece of hardware, and that discussion may be continued a little bit later. Apparently some misunderstanding between the instructions given to Bill Pogue and those that were transmitted from the ground. 25 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. 44 minutes after the hour, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours 8 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now coming within range of the tracking antenna at Guam where we'll have a 3-1/2 minute pass. We'll bring the llne up live for Bruce McCandless, the spacecraft communicator. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Guam for 3 minutes for the PLT. PLT Go, Bruce. CC Yeah, Bill, not to beat a dead horse to death here on this S073 thing_ but the way the - the cue card is set up the underlined heading which in our case reads S073 ST for stow i, 2, 3, and 4, applies to all of the stow options. And then when you come down below the the heading set in the middle of the column prefers to subparts of that, such as stow i, 2, and 3 and stow 4 separately. So the way that we had intended the instructions on your detailed pad to be interpreted was under
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the S073 stow then knock it and all that.
i, 2, 3, and 4, off leaving AMS Over.
lines 2 through 15, and the SAL and pressurized
PLT Yeah, Bruce, I got to looking at it and I agree with you. However, we have another problem now I'm going to describe. First of all there's been a gradual degradation in the numeral, the indicator on the rotation part of the S019 AMS. CC Roger. PLT The - you'll recall all of the little all of the material came out of the numerals on the unit digit. The thing I want to report now is after extending the mirror and getting ready to take my first exposure in S063, the i0 in the hundred drum came lose. Now, I noticed two days ago that it looked like it popped a little bit, but it always made a lot of noise so I didn't pay any attention to it. And today when I was getting ready to set the rotation the drum, although the crank was turning in the tenth and the unit_s digits were moving, the, I guess it was the tens and the hundred's drum are combined, and they came lose and they don't move anymore although the crank is turning. Now by trial and error I was able to get back to a position so I could retract the mirror, and that is my present configuration. CC Okay, we copy. We'll talk to you in about 3 minutes here over Honeysuckle - make that 6 minutes over Honeysuckle. In the meantime sort of hang lose on that. And we got 45 seconds to LOS. Also over Honeysuckle we'll have a message on brush fires that you reported in Australia yesterday, and some options that you might be interested in if you'd like to take some pictures of them over Australia about an hour and a half from now. PLT CC Sounds good, Roger; out. Bruce.
CC And, Bill, just a last quick question as we go over the hill. With that problem with the AMS, did you take the exposures that were scheduled for this pass, or did that preclude you doing it? PLT It precluded, I couldn't even get the first rotation. I was trying to get the first rotation when the failure occurred. in END CC 5 minutes. OF TAPE Okay, we copy. See you over Honeysuckle
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PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours 13 minutes and 33 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over New Guinea, out of range of the Guam tracking antenna Pilot Bill Pogue just informed us that he had no luck with the S063 operation scheduled for this morning. Pogue was scheduled to be using the Nikon camera to take pictures of the comet Kohoutek as part of the ultraviolet airglow experiment. In this morning's photography Pogue was - had planned to take five exposures using the 55-millimeter ultraviolet lens, after about 2_i/2 hours of off-duty time, Pogue will take six more photographs or scheduled to at 18:10 Greenwich mean time, using the same instrument. This afternoon Ed Gibson will take more pictures of the comet also using the Nikon. Gibson will mount the camera in front of the four small windows, in one of the four small windows of the structural transition section, between the airlock module and multiple docking area. Gibson will be taking i0 exposures. The Nikon will be used with various filters ranking from red through shorter wavelengths, including the ultraviolet. This continues the Skylab program of observations of the comet which is now expected to become visible at least from some sites around the world, in the next few days. About 3 minutes to our next acquisition of signal so we'll leave the llne up live for Honeysuckle pass. The pass through Honeysuckle will last about 5 minutes and we're still about 3 minutes from acquisitlon there. Skylab, this is Houston. Through HoneyCreek for 4-1/2 minutes. Over. PLT Roger, Bruce. CC Okay, on this brush fire. It turns out that you're about 30 seconds away from closest point of approach here. It can best be viewed through window S-3, closest point of approach is 15:19:08, and this will be at suckle night where you are. We'll send you up a teleprinter message on other opportunities today. If you're out for it, it's about 60 degrees off nadir. The fire is a brush fire, it's burning along a 5-mile front. It's located near Dubbo, D-u-b-b-o, Australia, at 148 east, 32 south. That's 148 east 32 south. Over. SPT Okay, Bruce. We copy that. And, I did get a photo of that yesterday and put the information on tape. It was put on early this morning, however, so that's why they perhaps did not know we got a photo, along with the description. CC Okay, thank you. CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 45 minutes through the Canary Islands, at 16:07, and Just sort of hang loose on the AMS functions. We'll get you some information on that, shortly. CC
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CDR Roger, Bruce. PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours 25 minutes and 43 seconds. We now have loss of signal at the Honeysuckle tracking antenna. Our next acquisition is 41-1/2 minutes away, that will be at Canary Islands. During this last pass the crew was informed that they would have an opportunity to see a brush fire at - in Australia. In the southeastern section of Australia. That was a brush fire photographed last nlght_ Ed Gibson reported, by the crew. They not only photographed it they also put on a visual description on the channel B, and that should be received here in Mission Control very shortly. They will be reviewed and a teleprinter pad informing the crew of additional details and other things they may do with the brush fire may be added. The brush fire is 5 miles long and it's reported to be near a city called Dubbo in southeast Australia. It's a common of - uh
It's a common event in that area, the fire was reported yesterday by the crew. Earth resources investigators here in Mission Control are trying to schedule some handheld photographs of the location and may perhaps add some to the photograph already taken by Ed Gibson. They may be scheduled sometime tomorrow, although Gibson did report that he had a photograph taken last night. This is Skylab Control. 40 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. It's now 27 minutes and 9 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 16 hours 6 minutes and 16 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now 54 seconds from acquisition of signal through Canary Island. This pass through Canary Island and Madrid will last about 14 minutes. Flight Director on duty here in Mission Control is Neil Hutchinson and the Spacecraft Communicator is Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Canary and Madrid for 13 minutes. We'll have a data/voice tape recorder coming up at Madrid at 16:13. Out. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead, Jerry. CDR Bruce, we'd like to have you guys cancel this maneuver reminder cue card change number 001. That's something we all know about. It's kind of like reminding yourself not to - with a gear-shift type manual transmission car, not to hit the starter without putting in the clutch. It's happened once so far this mission and will probably statistically happen at least once more, and we all know better, and I don't think a little piece of paper stuck to the ATM C&D panel's going to deter us from doing it again if it's going to happen. Our problem here is we've got so many notes and things on the ATM C&D now that something this small is just going to be overlooked anyway. We'll get used to seeing it and we won't even notice it. CC Okay. Roger. We'll cancel it. It has happened more than once, however. CDR How many times and what's the effect, Bruce? CC Okay. We'll have to go back and look a complete count on it. CDR Well, the fact of the matter is, Bruce, we know better then to do it but it does happen and I don't think the paper's going to help keep us from doing it. CC Roger. We concur. PLT Houston, Skylab; PLT. CC Roger. Go ahead, Bill. PLT Rog, Bruce. I'd like for you to check something in the archives for me. 2 days ago, I think it was, I put some stuff in the multipurpose furnace, 560-somethingor_the-other, and was told to stop short of turning the ON switch on. Question. Did I fail to see something yesterday in the Flight Plan, or today? It may be in - actually I didn't check with Ed, may be in his detail, to turn that switch on. I'm sort of concerned that I overlooked something. for
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CC PLT, this is Houston. No, you're quite correct. Our plan right now is to schedule starting the operation sometime on day 50, which is day after tomorrow. PLT Okay. Then I have left the bulkhead valve in vent since getting down to the specified pressure and I'm going to stay in that configuration with your concurrence. CC Roger. That's exactly what we're looking for and sorry if it seemed a little obtuse. We probably ought to give you some statement of our intentions on these things when we set them up. PLT I was afraid I'd let something slip by the board. No indeed, but it's good to ask about have caught us. CC PLT, this is Houston. A quick question if you're not busy. CDR Go ahead, Bruce. He_s listening. CC Okay. We were just wondering if when he ran through Housekeeping 6 Alfa this morning he noticed any unusual accumulation of dirt or dust on the heat exchanger veins. Over. CDR Stand by just a second. CC Roger. PLT Yes, Bruce. I noticed a little bit more of a cloud of larger particulates in the area now that you mention it. Now, one thing. I did not take the flashlight and look at the veins. I just took the vacuum cleaner down in there and vacuumed by feel. If you're concerned, I can open the cover and go back in there again. In fact, I just finished vacuuming about 2 or 3 minutes ago. CC Yes. We saw the fan cycling. I assume that that's what you've been doing. We're checking with the EGILs right now. Our possible concern is you're approaching a region of high beta angles and we may need all we can get in the way of cooling capacity here, but stand by until I get some readback on that. that. You might PLT Okay. I still have the vacuum cleaner in the area so it's no problem at all. CC Okay, Bill. If you would, if yon do have the time here, we'd like you to go back and take a look with the flashlight there and maybe with the vacuum cleaner to get everything that we possibly can out and we're a little concerned about the temperature you may be encountering as we head for the high beta angles here this time and we sure would like to have everything running at peak efficiency. We got about a minute to LOS here. The next station contact will be in 28 minutes through Carnarvon at 16:47. Over. right CC
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CDR things. CC PAO Greenwich of Madrid.
mean time. Out next
Okay. Thank you. Skylab Control at 16 hours 21 Skylab space station is out acquisition is 26-1/4 minutes
minutes of range from now.
That'll be at Carnarvon, Australia. Skylab moving along fairly well. This last pass we had a little cleanin_ going on with Bill Pogue working on cleaning the heat exchanger. The purpose of that is to make sure the heat exchanger is working at maximum efficiency. It operates much like an air conditioner to keep the atmosphere aboard the Skylab as cool as possible. During the next few weeks the Skylab space station will be in the Sun more often then it has been for the last period of time, and at high Sun angle with long periods in the Sun will tend to heat the space station up. The long-range effect of that may be to raise the temperature to the nelghb - neighborhood of 80 degrees_ and if the heat exchanger's working properly_ and with some powering down of the lights, they expect they'll be able to reduce the temperature sent time are ranging table and mission. with that in the space station to some degree. The preaboard the Skylab space station the temperatures about 73 to 74 degrees, which is quite comforabout as cool as they've been during the entire They hope powerdown. they'll Without be able to hold the powerdown it it to 79 would degrees be
about 83 degrees. about January 2 We're now about Carnarvon. It's END OF TAPE
That period will reach - about January 18. This 25 minutes from acquisition now 22-1/2 minutes after
its maximum point is Skylab Control. of signal at the hour.
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PAO Skylab Control at 16 hours 46 minutes 23 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station about to cross Fiji is coming within range of the tracking antenna at Carnarvon, Australia. This pass through Carnarvon and Honeysuekle will last approximately 14 minutes. And the spacecraft communicator is Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston; through Carnarvon Honeysuckle Creek for 13 minutes. Over. PLT Roger, Bruce. CC Okay, Bill, we're still cogitating on the subject of the AMS. We expect that by the time we get to the States we'll have a posture on it and perhaps a request for you to do some checkout for us. What we're looking at is a way to check out the - the mirror system and then to operate in perhaps a slower and more deliberate mode and still get some data gathered with the system. Just for your information, in looking at the counter breakdown down here, it turns out that the hundreds and the tens digits are both carried on the same fiberglass belt which has a series of sprocket holes where teeth engage it in between the digits, and it's carried over a drum with tension rollers and all this sort of stuff. And the units and tenths of units digits are on individual counter drums of the type that you'd normally expect to see in a counter like this. Over. and PLT Yeah, Bruce, I think I didn't know how it worked but I saw that the hundreds and the tens drum, the number drum, was an integral unit. And, of course, what you're proposing is an entirely feasible operation because that's the way I got back to zero. I just kept rotating until I got zero in the units digit and then I had 36 possibilities for getting it indexed for a retraction. So, that information ought to be of a little use anyway. CC Actually the tens and hundreds are not a drum it's a continuous belt. And maybe I'm talking out of school here, but it's possible that your belt broke or something like that is causing the problem. And, of course, yeah, trying 36 possibilities every time is sort of tedious. I suspect that knowing that the thing is out in the future, maybe we can just keep track of the number of times the - the unit drum goes all the way around and delta from that if you take it slowly, but we're working on some procedures here. PLT Okay, now with that bit of information l_m afraid I might have some more unplesant news. I noticed a distinct change in the hundreds and tens number presentation about 2 days ago. I was changing rotation and it sort of changed noises and I looked down and I thought I was deceiving
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myself, but it looked like the number was - the numbers were sticking out a little further than the units and the tenths. So we may have the last 2 days of data I'm saying right now is suspect. CC Okay, I copy what you're saying, Bill, but we'll just have to research that one and there's no point in even speculating on it. I guess if the units and tenths were lined up properly unless we slipped i0 degrees or so, it probably wasn't any problem with that. And you were able to retract it all right each time, so I guess that we'll just press on with what we've already accomplished. And if you'll hold a minute here, I got some more info for you. PLT Yeah, that's a good point you just made. CC And for the ATM, we show on S056 the shutter is still open. We need to get that terminated, please. CDR In work, Bruce. PLT And, Bruce, I'm sure you're giving it consideration_ but is there any easy way to get in there and take a look at that belt drive? I didn't know it was a belt I thought they were drums. CC Okayp we're - we're considering that. The units and tenths of units are drums. Therets only one belt in the thing, that's the the one with the 36 sets of numbers on it. CC And to answer your question a little further, there's a problem with getting into the belt drum area because the numerals on the belt and drum are self-luminous and there's a small amount of radioactivity present, and that is a sealed assembly from the radiation safety standpoint. And since the numbers have already come off on one of the drums, I think people would be very reluctant to let you go in there. PLT Okay, well, now you remember that we - of course I know it's a different situation entirely 9 but if we worked with the vacuum cleaner ah, you know more about it than I do. You all think it over and we_ll do whatever you say. CC Okay. CC CDR, this is Houston. Over. CDR Go ahead. CC Okay, for your information we're looking at CMG number 2 and we're seeing another recurrence of its characteristic trait. The bearing temperatures are about equal now. And it just started up over Carnarvon here about 5 minutes ago, so you might _ might be alert for anything out of the ordinary. And we're considering canceling your next maneuver for this reason. Over. CDR Roger, Bruce. I think if the AMS doesn't work drive;
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won't need the maneuver anyway. CC That's a fact. However, I've got some stuff for Bill if he's ready to copy on checking it out. PLT Stand by Just a second, Bruce. CDR Bruce, what co - PLT (Garble) I've got to reconfigure things here. CDR Bruce, while we're standing by I want to talk a little bit more about this possibility of taking it apart and trying to fix the belt drive or whatever it is
in there. Seems to me that if we put a vacuum cleaner up there we can suck up all the loose particles immediately and we can put the vacuum cleaner bag down the trash airlock immediately too and pretty much alleviate any prohlems there. I find it hard to believe that there's any more radioactive material on those numbers than there is on the three watches we have up here. CC Okay, well look, we're going to have to get a radiation safety on the act in that. The real concern of course, is that if you ingest any of this material, or inhale it then it's with you for good. And - CDR Yeah, that's right. CC And we'll certainly exercise that, but we do it right now. And for the PLT, I've got some procedures for checking it out if you're there. PLT Press on. CC Okay, we need for you to go through the SAL repress procedure and all that, and remove the AMS from the SAL. Then we'd like you to check the rotation of the mirror by removing - after removing the AMS extend the mirror and attempt to rotate the tilt and rotation settings to the values that are on the pad for the next SO63 operation. END OF TAPE
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PLT - and suck up all the lose particles immediately, and we can put the vacuum cleaner back down the trash airlock immediately, too, and pretty much alleviate any problems there. I find it hard to believe that there's any more radioactive material on those numbers than there is on three watches we have up here CC Okay. Well, look; we're going to have to get a radiation safety on the active inithal. The real concern, of course, is that if you ingest any of this material or inhale it then it's with you for good, and - CDR Yes, that's right. CC And we'll certainly exercise that, but we can't do it right now. And for the PLT I've got some procedures for checking it out if you're there. PLT Press on. CC Okay. We need for you to go through the SAL repress procedure and all that and remove the AMS from the SAL. Then we'd llke you to check the rotation of the mirror by removing - after removing the AMS, extend the mirror and attempt to rotate the tilt and rotation settings to the values that are on the pad for the next S063 operation, which looks like about 256 in ROTATION and 21.1 in TILT if you've got that on board, and then verify that you can get from that back to the retract configuration and retract with no problem. We show that from 00 approximately 3.65 turns, that's 3.65 turns counterclockwise, it should be adequate to get you over to that position, and then a reverse to get you back, and the - when you get back the counter should read XX 0.0, that is anything and 0.0 for retrackp and we'd llke to get your - your comments. We'd hoped to do it real time but I guess if you're GO on board you can go ahead and reinstall it for the S063 operations, and we'll have to get to you whether we're actually going to go through with the maneuver or not as we make up our mind on it. You might also form an opinion in your mind as to how well you think you could operate Just by watching the - the units counter go all the way around every time. Over. PLT good hint the crank. CC coming S063 maneuver. as to how Yes, many and also, you've given me degrees I get out of each a real turn of the
Okay. And for the CDR, cancel the upWe're concerned about CMG 2 so that's
out, period. At your leisure here you can check ou - you can proceed on with checking out the AMS but there's no real point in reinstalling it until we see you over the states. It's a minute to LOS. We'll talk to you over
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Merritt will be Is it
in 35 minutes, Over.
CDR Roger, Bruce, and one other question. possible to retract the AMS with the rotation of 180? CC That's affirmative. It is possible to pull it in at 180. CDR Okay. PLT How - how do we verify this? CC Okay. One i - one item is 28.42 degrees on the knob. One rotation of the knob equals 28.42 degrees of change, and my thoughts on verifying it would be to give you some object that you could sight out through the AMS like a discone that would give you a fixed reference and then you could delta off from that if you had to. Over. PLT Sounds like a good idea. CDR Okay. I'ii press on with the checkout. CC Okay. We'll see you over the States. PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 2 minutes 21 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now crossing the south an - south island of New Zealand. We're out of acquisition at Honeysuckle Creek. That extended pass of Australia brought a number of things to the attention of the crew. First was the technique for the manual operation of the articulated mirror system. That's the mirror system that's used for pointing a number of Skylab's instruments, including the S019, which is a primary instrument to which - to which it's attached. It's being used today with the S063, the ultraviolet airglow instrument. It's the primary technique for using the scientific airlock to point at star fields and also at the comet Kohoutek. The AMS did not operate properly earlier this morning on a scheduled airglow photography activity_ and Bill Pogue at that time during a comet maneuver, a maneuver to photograph the comet Kohoutek, was not successful in operating the articuled mirror system, the problem being a problem with the coarse controls for the mirror, that is to say to adjust the mirror to its proper position coarsely. However, the fine control does seem to be working fairly well. There was a schedule to get additional comet photography at 18:10 Greenwich mean time, about an hour from now. However, that maneuver has now been cancelled. The maneuver was sche_ duled to begin about 17:45. Photo - Pogue did add, though, when the ground told him that there was a means o - of manually pointing the articulated mirror system without the main controls without the course controls which now appear not to be operating properly. Pogue indicated that he has noticed some variation in the fine controls as well and there may be some problem there. He said during the last
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couple of days he considers the pointing of - the fine point_ ing of the articulated mirror system to be suspect. Right now the belt drive, which is used to drive the coarse control for the mirror system to point the mirror system, is now apparently not operating properly. Whether or not a repair can be effected is not yet known. There's a small amount of radioactivity associated with that belt drive. Radioactive material is used to provide luminous numbers on the belt drive, and some of the luminous material has flaked off of the belt itself. The area is, however, sealed so the crewts quite safe from it. However, to make a repair it may be necessary to open the seal, and that would not be approved without a thorough analysis of radiation danger before any steps are taken in that area. At least at this time it seems improbable that the area will be opened, the main danger being that the flaked material would float in space and might very well be inhaled by one of the crewmembers, at which time would present a considerable danger. Commander Jerry Carr indicated he'd be interested in the possibility of repairing it and possibly could vacuum the area out. However, there is a danger involved there and the radioactive safety team will have to investigate the problem before any suggestions can be made to the crew. At the beginning of the Carnarvon pass over Australia we noticed some variations on the monitors here in Mission Control in the operation of control moment gyro number 2. Although the control moment gyro has been operating quite well for an extended period of time, we again have indications of a slight anomaly in its behavior. A temperature difference which is normally maintained between the first and second bearings on that control moment gyro was down sharply. Normally the difference in temperature_s about 2 to 3 dew grees. During the beginning of this pass we noticed temperature is virtually the same. Unlike previous problems, or at least some of the early problems we had with the control moment gyre number 2, the temperature problem didn't the change in speed did not occur. At the low end of the temperature range the temperatures were reading about 75 degrees at AOS Carnarvon. However, both the temperatures were about the same level. The speed had moved down about half of a percent to the range of 8870 to 8881. That's below its normal speed of 8912 revolutions per minute. And there was a slight current surge, a surge of approximately i to 2 percent, for part of that time. That is very typical of the problem that has been seen before on control moment gyro number 2, a very slight anomaly with a very slight increase in current_ a slight reduction in wheel speed - END OF TAPE
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PAO - - at the low end of the temperature range, the temperatures were reading about 75 degrees at AOS, Carnarvon. However, both the temperatures were about the same level. The speed had moved down about half of a percent to the range of 8870 to 8881, that's below its normal speed of 8912 revolutions per minute. And, there was a slight current surge. A surge of approximately i to 2 percent for part of that time. That's very typical of the problem that has been seen before on control moment gyro number 2, a very slight anomaly, with a slight increase in current, a slight reduction in wheel speed and a reduction of the differences in temperatures between the two bearings. Apparently that anomaly was produced by the momentum dump that was required after the last S063 comet observations, that was the one performed this morning. Which, as it turns out gave us no data at all because of the problem with the articulated mirror system. The heaters were turned off at Honeysuckle, Just before we went loss of signal, because the temperature range was near its highest level. It could not be allowed to go beyond that level without having high temperature problems, by the time we encountered our next signal upcoming at the Merritt Island station about 27 minutes from now. So, that problem was associated with a momentum dump that is to say the correction of the CMG performance after they had been required to hold attitude for the comet operations. Momentum dump occurred after the S063 observation scheduled earlier this morning, and the anomaly, a very slight one, again was sufficient cause in addition of course to the problem with the articulated mirror system for cancelling the comet observation. That articulated mirror system will undoubtedly be investigated very thoroughly during the remainder of the day since it's an essential instrument for comet observation using the scientific airlock during the next several days. This is Skylab Control. It's now 27 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. 17 hours 7 minutes 50 seconds Greenwich mean time. PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 33 minutes 47 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over Colombia, about to be acquired through the tracking station at Merritt Island, Florida. This pass through Merritt Island and Bermuda is an extended one. We're live now for air,to-ground. CC Island and Bermuda Skylab, this is Houston. for ii minutes. Over. Through Merritt
SPT Roger, Bruce. CC And, for your information, our monitoring of CMG 2 indicates that the situation is improving. The currents are down and things are looking a lot better on it, so I guess,
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you can relax a little bit on that subject, with respect to the radiation or the quantities of radioactive material involved in the AMS. There are approximately 200 milllcuries of radioactive material in the in the counters there and in your wrist watch you have about 4.2 milllcurles of material_ so you've got almost a factor of 50 to i there. Over. CDR Thanks for the data, Bruce. PLT Okay, Bruce, I have a report on this troubleshooting that you gave me. CC All right, go ahead, Bill. PLT Okay. No problem removing and everything. And also, I don't think there is any problem in resolving the 180 degree ambiguity, because I took the mirror-end plate and put it into position and the it went into position with the alignment mark in the proper place, so I assume I have the mirror at zero - rotation of zero, and not rotation of 180. The mirror-end stowage plate. CC Okay. And, there's some alignment marks on the end of that plate, are there not? And, alignment marks lined up with the AMS itself? PLT That's what I said. With the alignment marks lined up _ when the alignment marks lined up properly I assumed I was indexed properly at zero rotation. CC Roger, we concur with that. PLT Okay. I extended the mirror and went through the exercise you proposed. I got the proper rotation in tilt at about 3.65 with the following exception. There seems to be about a i degree ambiguity in the uaits drum or belt, when the tenth, on 0.i digit goes from zero to 9, I don't get a clean break from one to the other. I _ead halfway in between on the units digit always. However, I was able to get the - within i degree, say of the proper rotation by using the 3.65 turns. CC Okay, but let's say you're reading 0.5 of a degree over in the tenths. Are you indicating right on and integral used at that time or are you still between digits? PLT Still between digits. And, when it goes through from 9 to O, it indexes again, hut it goes to the halfway mark between two digits. CC Okay, we copy that, Bill. Let us - let us think about that one. And, thank you for the checkout. CC For the - for the SPT. At your convenience on S056, we need to get the camera power switch turned on and the door closed. Over. Or maybe CDR or PLT if they're handy. CC Skylab, this is Houston. We were going through a handover there to Bermuda. I guess I must have cut
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out. When it's convenient we'd like someone to - on S056 experiment, turn the camera power switch to on and door switch to closed. Over. CDR You've got it. CC Okay, thank you. And_ for the CDR. We've got a few words with respect to the press conference, which we have scheduled coming up as TV-27 here at about 19:08. Over. CDR Okay, go ahead, Bruce. CC The press conference TV picture will be carried live here on the ground, through Merritt Island. You'll have LOS on the video signal at about 19:20 Zulu, with a momentary dropout in voice and then we'll pick up the voice immediately thereafter through Bermuda and carry voice through Bermuda up til about 23:26, and should the discussion and the amount of time you want to put into it require, we have Madrid available from 27:24 to 35:19 for voice only option to give you an extra 7 or 8 minutes to talk about it. You'll be on camera throughout the entire video part of the press conference and of course, we'll be releasing the audio live also. What we would llke you to do is to wear your Snoopy hats, all three of you, so that we get the best possible quality audio and if we do have any problems down here on the ground why, I'll let you know as they come up so we can get it through. We - stand by. END OF TAPE
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CC - - Correct my last. Even after we lose you at Merritt Island we will be recording the video at the remote sites, i.e., Bermuda and Madrid. So although you may not be live on camera, you'll be on camera after the fact so to speak. So we'd like to hang in there all the way with the video as well as the audio. We're getting a list of about 18 questions prepared by representatives of the news media through their pool. I'll be reading them up to you verbatim as they were furnished to me. And then it will be up to you with the answers. Over. CDR Roger. CC Okay. I guess you probably get the picture on that. And that's about all we've have for right now although we have 5 minutes left in the pass, so we'll be standing by down here. CDR Okay, Bruce, just one little side comment about 30 or 45 seconds after you went over the hill on the last pass after telling us about our CMG problem , you know, that was beginning to act up again, we got a caution light and a ACS malf. And we went up there and needless to say, we were spring loaded. We went up there and checked bearing temps and wheel speed and currents and all that. And everything was real good. If you want the data we can give it to you otherwise just let it be - let it suffice that the data was all good. SPT The last indication we had was of a CMG SAT Bruce, and it was up around 50 percent when we first got there. And we did not hear any TACS fire, although it could have happened. CC Okay, looking at our data here we verify that the cause of the light was CMG SAT. We showed 2 mibs having been fired in connection with it. And we appreciate your taking the time to record all the data. And we hope that our intelligence didn't cause you to pump too much adrenaline through your systems going up there in response to that, but I think we've got all the data that we need down here on the ground to support our analysis. And it looks like it was another transient. We try not to alarm you unduly, but we figured that we ought to keep you posted when there is something that looks suspicious. Over. CDR Oh yeah, mo we got no complaint at all. It was a good fire drill for us anyway. CC Roger. Out. SPT Houston, this particular one seemed to come close on the heels of the maneuver which we made this morning, which large.: We exchanged i0 in coming back. (garble) maneuver rate was relatively our maneuver times from 20 to (Garble) the relationship there.
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CC Our suspicion right now, Ed, is that it was the dump maneuver after the maneuver that led to this incident. But it's a little early for us to say for sure whether that's correct or not, but we'll be lookin_ at it. Over. og SPT it. CC Okay, thank you, Bruce. (Garble) understanding
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PLT Bruce, Jerry just brought up a point I may have misled you on my previous report on the AMS rotation reading. CC Go. PLT The i degree ambiguity is related to the ability to read the number on the belt and not to - I wasn't guaranteeing teat you'll be within i degree when I did the proper number of turns like the 03.65 turn. That'll put you in the ball park_ and then when you try to make a fine adjustment say the unit digit is 3 and halfway between two of them so I would be uncertain to within i degree. CC Roger, Bill. We copy that. Thank you. CC 40 seconds to LOS. Next station contact in 4 minutes through Madrid at 17:49. And if you all are interested in going to such length, we could get a voice check from you all through your comm carriers in whatever configuration you all have set up for the press conference when we pass Honeysuckle at 18:33 to 18:38. Over. CDR Okay Bruce, I guess that would be a smart thing to try. CC at your option. PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 46 minutes 46 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has passed out of range of Bermuda. Our next acquisition about 2-i/2 minutes away is at Madrid. During this last pass, at the very beginning of this pass it looked as if the control moment gyro number 2 currents had come back down and looked a good deal better, And that glitch that was observed over Carnarvon and Honeysuckle Australia appeared have pretty much gone away. However, at the very end of the Bermuda pass the bearing temperatures again had come very close to each other. At the beginning of the pass they were about 2-1/2 degrees apartp by the end of the pass, they were within a degree of each other. So it looks like that CMG anomaly is still not quite completed. The attitude control system malfunction caution and warning the crew got was due to the fact that the attitude was slightly off nominal because of the control moment gyros being saturated_ which is to say that they were no longer capable of completlely fulfilling the function
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and a very brief firing of TACS was required. That was not a problem however, it had nothing to do essentially with the problem of the anomaly. So it did give the crew a bit of a start. They said they were spring loaded when they heard the ACS malfunction. They did go up and check that right away and CMG saturation seemsed to have been the reason. That's a common occurrence, and no cause for any alarm. However that - that problem is still not quite completed, 8870 the current speed at the very end of the pass over Bermuda and we'll get some additional data on that as we're coming up for another signal at Madrid. Temperature differences again around - right now boCh temperatures hovering around the 71 degree mark. That delta temperature is a difference between bearing 1 and hearing 2 within a degree of each other which is one of the characteristic signs, however the currents have come down which is an indication that the situation has at least improved itself. We'll bring the llne up live now for air-to-ground through Madrid. The Madrid pass will last about 8-1/2 minutes. The spacecraft communicator is Bruce McCandless. END OF TAPE
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CC 8 minutes.
CDR Roger, Bruce. We Just ran a check on the zero position, and it appears to us that the mirror can he retracted with the rotation anywhere from plus 5 degrees to minus 5 degrees, or something llke that. And you can still put the retainer bracket in as well, all lined up and everything. So the message here is so far, I guess, that we can't even tell you where zero zero rotation is within 5 degrees. CC Okay, Jerry, we were just discussing that down here right now. I think what we'll probably wind up doing is giving you something to sight on and see if we can resolve it. But let us kick that around a little more. We CDR Okay, that sounds like the smartest thing. may need a reference star prior to every sighting. CC Roger; out. CC And, just for your information Skylab, we have a nominal regularly scheduled momentum dump commencing in about 3 minutes here. CC PLT, this is Houston; just a little systems data feedback. Following your cleaning of the heat exchanger veins we've noticed about a 30 to 40 percent - 30 to 40 cubic foot per minute increase in flow through the heat exchanger. Before you started the whole procedure we were getting about 130 to 140 cubic feet per minute. And then after you did both the cleaning operations we're reading 170 to 190. Over. PLT Okay, so if I - if we get hot the answer is to go clean those things. CC Well, I don't know if you ought to be spring loaded to do that. Let us look at things down here, if you wind up getting uncomfortable and maybe that'll do it. Over. PLT Okay. CC Skylah, this is Houston; 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact in 26 minutes through Carnarvon at 18:22 with a data/voice tape recorder dump. See you over Carnarvon. PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 58-1/2 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is over eastern Europe out of range of Madrid. Our next acquisition is approximately 24 minutes from now, that will be at Carnarvon Australia. During this last pass the crew was instructed that there would be a scheduled momentum dump that's again on the control moment gyros. That was to adjust them, to give them wider range of attitude control over the next few minutes. That will add some stress to the control moment gyros which at the end of this pass apparently are still in the middle
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of part of that anomaly. Currents now have come up a bit currents have come up - a slight amount since the Bermuda pass when they were down. Back - they were originally at their nominal about at the nominal level at the acquisition at Bermuda but by Madrid they had moved up about a percent. And the wheel speed still remains below its normal level of 8912. At the end of the pass at Madrid it was at 8881, that's down, of course, just a fraction of a percent and has improved some from the more serious time as the space station was over Australia. And the temperature difference has come back up to a little bit closer to its normal level. About 1-1/2 degrees seperate the two bearing temperatures at this time. That anomaly certainly seems to be one of the longer lasting ones that we've seen on the Skylab mission. And it's one of the first we've seen in several days. The last problem with the control moment gyro number 2 occurred in 1973 occurred the day before the last spacewalk on December 28th. That's the last one reported by the guidance officer here in Mission Control. And he says the conditions at that time were very similar to those seen now. Temperatures approximately at the same level, around the 74 or 75 degree mark which makes them quite a different condition from the early control moment gyro problems which had temperatures at 60 degrees. Since that time we've taken control manually of the temperature cycle, which normally ran from 60 to 80 degrees. Temperatures are now brought on line about 65 degrees and warmed up immediately from there. Brought up near their peak level and then turned off again. But that temperature control has not solved the problem entirely and there is still some anomaly in the performance. One additional factor in its performance today is frame temperatures on the equipment which normally run quite a bit cooler than the bearing temperatures, have been very low due to the maneuver this morning. They were placed in a shaded area for an extended period of time and that did bring the temperatures of the frame itself down. There's no knowledge here in Mission Control of whether that might affect the performance of the wheel speed, this is a problem that is still being studied very throughly. And undoubtedly a good deal of evidence will be gained over the next several weeks. At the very end of the pass Bruce McCandless observing that we've seen a good improvement in the flow of air through the heat exchanger. That was cleaned today by Bill Pogue during his off-duty time. The heat exchanger is used like an air conditioner to keep the temperatures of the space station as low as possible. And very substantial increase in its flow - about 25 percent increase in the flow of the heat exchanger air after the cleaning
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was performed. That's a important fact because Skylab will soon be faced with a little hit higher temperatures as it faces longer periods in the Sun about mid-January. Comet operations this afternoon for $201, which is the comet camera that was carried up by the Skylab crew, do not appear likely to take place. They do require the articulated mirror system which is not performing properly. That articulated mirror system may or may not be repaired. We're having that analyzed here in Mission Control. An analysis, so far, has shown that the radioactive material in there is substantially larger in quantity and power than the radioactive material in the crew members watch - watches, and for that reason seems improbable, at least at this time that the seal container which includes the numbers for maneuvering and pointing that articulated mirror system seems unlikely that that seal container will be open. However, an analysis will be made of that and it may be possible to develope techniques for reducing the risk to exposure to radioactivity. The exposure itself is not the main problem, but rather the possibility that some of it may be inhaled by one of the crew members. This is Skylab Control. Our next acquisition of signal is about 20 minutes away. It's now 3 minutes and 17 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 18 hours 21 minutes and 40 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now 54 seconds from acquisition of signal through Carnarvon, Australia. The pass through Carnarvon will last about i0 minutes and 20 seconds after a brief interruption, we'll have about 5 minute longer pass at Honeysuckle. We'll bring the line up live now for air-to-ground through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle and a chance to look again at the control moment gyro system which experienced about a 40 minute anomaly so far. And we haven't had data for approximately 20 minutes, so we_ll look and see what's happened since then. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon for i0 minutes. Out. PAO Control moment gyro looks nominal at point. CC And, we'll be dumping your data/voice tape recorder here. PLT Bruce, could you hold off about 3 or 4 minutes° I'm finishing up T002 shopping list. CC Okay, we're holding. Thank you, Bill. PLT Okay, Bruce. It's all yours. CC Okay_ thank you very much, Bill. We'll go ahead and dump it. And_ while we're talking to yon, do you happen to have at your finger tips the time that you disconnected the AVC, this morning, so we can get that data for post slot analysis? PLT Roger. I'ii go get my book, Stand by. CC Okay. PLT All rightp Bruce, that time was 14:55. CC Okay, 14:55, thank you. PLT And, it's written on the little container. I had it really &n the container, not on the book. CC Oh, beautiful. Thank you, Bill. CDR Bruce, before we abandon completely the handheld mike idea, what do you say we get an audio check on that too, and consider giving that a whirl, through the first part of the press conference? And if it Just doesn't work, we'll quickly don our comm caps. CC Okay, that sounds good to us. Just have the comm caps handy in the background somewhere in case we need it. Over. CDR Okay. Good, we'll play on passing the mike around. And if things get bad_ just holler at us real quick to put it closer to the mouth or something like that. CC Okay. We will, and I guess what we want is about a quarter inch away from - excuse me - from you llps with the long axis of the mike parallel to your llps as much as it would be if you were wearing the comm carrier itself for the best reception and noise cancelling. this
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CDR Okay. CC Mighty fine. CC Skylab, this is Houston. 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact in 32 minutes through Corpus Christi, where we'll be coming up for the press conference live. Over. PLT Roger. CC That's at 19:08:48 or there abouts. PAO Skylab Control at 18 hours 39 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is out of range of Honeysuckle as it passes south of New Zealand. Our next acquisition is a half an hour away. At that time, we'll have the beginning of that press conference with the crew. The press conference is scheduled to have live TV provided for the first i0 minutes, and then after that there will be a continuation on voice only from Bermuda for about 3-1/2 minutes, a brief interruption, lasting about 4 minutes and then another 7 or 8 minutes from Madrid, voice only. There will, however, be television provided later of that Bermuda and Madrid part of the pass. That's going to be downlinked directly to those tracking stations and delivered here later. Again press conference begins about 30 minutes from now. During this last pass another look at the control moment gyro number 2 anomaly appears that has now gone away, at least to a very large extent. The currents have come down to approximate range they normally operate in. Wheel speed has moved back up to approximately 8900 level and the bearing temperature again shows a normal difference of about 2 degrees, so that anomaly does appear to have gone away after lasting the better part of a revolution, about an hour and a half on the variation there. That's not an unusually long although it's longer than many of them have been. And it hasn't caused any additional concern here for the guidance officer although it's one more thing to put in the book. It's first time it's happened in about a week. This is Skylab Control, 28 minutes to the live press conference with the 8kylab crew, a mid-mission press conference. It's now 40 minutes and 32 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 19:07. We have live air-to-ground and video from the Merritt Island station. We're live now. Brief keyhole here. We're coming up on TV from Texas first of all and then Merritt Island very shortly thereafter. CC Christi, Over. How Merritt Skylab, this is Houston through Corpus Island, and Bermuda for 14-1/2 minutes. Roger. read? IV We're reading you loud and clear.
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CC Roger. Reading you loud and clear, Jerry. As you're undoubtedly aware, this is a first Skylab live news conference. I have a list of questions here which have been prepared by the news representatives to the Johnson Space Center working through their news media pool. I'ii be reading them off to you verbatim and in the order that's requested by the newsmen. Over. CDR Okay. We're ready to go. CC Okay. First question for you, Jerry. You're past the half way point now. What have been the flight's the full main accomplishments, 84 days? Over. and do you feel you'll go
CDR The flight's main accomplishments, I think, have been the the accomplishment of the EVAs. I think one of the prime accomplishments was to get the S193 running. We're real happy we got that going and that certainly does enhance the Earth resources situation. We've got a second load of film in for the ATM work and we have our outside Kohontek observations done right close to perihelion. I think those are really some of the main mileage milestones that we had to look forward to. I think that the changes are very, very good that we'll go the full limit. Things seem to be pretty stable. The CMGs seem to be reasonably stable, and only once in a while do they indicate any indication that they might be ready to give us a little problem, and I think that the fact that the problems we're having with them are so few and far between kind of give us a little feeling of confidence. CC Okay. Thank you very much. The next question is addressed to Bill, and it's a continuation of the first one. What does the crew hope to accomplish in the second half of the mission? Over. We're not reading Bill at all, Jer. Very, very weakly. Negative, Bill. It's it's unreadable. You're way down in the mud. me PLT now, Bruce? Testing. i, 2, 3, 4. How do you read
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CC Okay, that's better. Try holding the mike so tlhere's about a 1/4 of an inch from your lips and the long axis of the mike is parallel to your lips. PLT Okay. How do you read now? CC I think that's better. Go ahead. PLT All right. In the - I forgot what the question was. Oh yes. Second half of the mission_ what we hope to accomplish. We hope to continue the observations, of course, with the Apollo telescope mount, and we will be shortly resuming the intensified ob observations with our Earth resources instrument, and we also have a large number of corollary experiments and educational experiments, or student experiments, which we hope to complete. I think that some of the major maintenance activities are out of the way. We - shortly we'll be including the motion intensified portion of the cometary observations and that will be behind us. We'll be concentrating on the Apollo telescope mount and the Earth resources. CC Okay. Thank you, Bill. We've cranked up the gain from the sites, but we're still not getting enough audio. We'd like you to go ahead and put on the Snoopy hats if you would, please. The next one's addressed to Ed, so maybe you can wire him up first. CDR Okay. While he's wiring up you can give us a question. CC Okay. For Ed, while staring out the window you've remarked about visualizing life on other worlds. Please elaborate. And have your feelings been heightened by this flight? Over. And I might add here while we're waiting for Ed that we're getting excellent quality video down of you and we're enjoying seeing you in real time here. SPT Okay, Bruce, and to the folks who came up with this question. Actually, this is one I guess which would make a lot people raise their eyebrows. And what I said at tlhe time was that it makes you speculate perpaps a little bit more in you own mind, because you're much more conscious of the many different star systems that there are out there. When you're looking out here you see the Earth as one unit, you see the Sun as a star, and you can see all the other stars out there and you realize that the uni_ verse is quite big. And just the number of - of possible combinations that you could have out there which could create life, all this enters your mind and makes it seem very much more likely. I don't think that that is any differet than people have thought down on the ground. It's just that being up here and being able to see the stars
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as you can, and look back at the Earth and see your own Sun as a star makes you much more conscious of that. CC Roger. Thank you, Ed. Back to Jerry. You said you were keeping notes on your impressions of the Earth. What are some of these impressions? Over. CDR Well, I think the most startling impression to me - I've always thought of the Earth as a very and verdant planet_ and when you're going over some of the desolate areas we_ve seen I suddenly have gotten a very strong impression. As I mentioned in the Christmas message, there's a lot of desolate unhospitable - -. CC Break; break. You just went down by about half. CDR Okay. How do you read now? CC Very weak. CDR Must be in the radio systems -_ CC Okay. You're back. CDR There is no change in my voice volume or anything. Okay. What I'm saying is that I've become aware of all the desolate areas there are around the Earth and it's become apparent to me that man is kind of huddled in Just a few corners of the Earth. That the Earth is really a whole lot bigger then we thought, and I tried in my Christmas message there to kind of compare our impressions, or my impressions any way, with other impressions of the Apollo crews. They said the Earth is very small. And the fact that man has to stay in the temperate areas and - and really work in his environment kind of makes me feel that we're going to have to spur on our efforts to really get in tune with our environment. CC Okay. Thank you. We copy all that. Back to Bill again. You and the ground seem to be in disagreement on who's responsible for some of the mistakes made. How do you feel now? Over. CDR He's going to go check the speaker box. SPT Why don't you go ahead with the next question and we'll pick that one up after. END OF TAPE
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SPT - - Earth is very small. And, the fact that man has to stay in the temperate areas and had really work in his environment kind of makes me feel that we're going to have to spur on our efforts to really get in tune with our environment. CC Okay, thank you. We copy all that. Back to Bill again. You and the ground seem to be in disagreement on who's responsible for some of the mistakes made. How do you feel made now? Over. CDR He's going to go check his speaker box. SPT Why don't you go ahead with the next question and we'll pick that one up after. CC Okay, Back to Ed. Has the comet Kohontek lived up to you expectations? Over. SPT I think it's lived up to the expectations in terms of what we'll learn from it scientifically. I think we_ve made some very good observations on it. We've got what we call good spectra on it, if you will. Especially with - CC Break - break. Say again, all after spectra. You cut out during a handover here. SPT Okay. I think it's lived up to my expectations in terms of the - what we're learning from it scientifically. The - especially in terms of the spectra which weVve taken with one of the ATM instruments, and by that I mean the ability to analyze what is the composition of the materials in the comet. We've been able to point to the comet quite well using the ATM instruments, and we've been able to get some fairly long term observations of it using many of the corollary instruments and some of the handheld photography. It's lived up to my expectations, also, in terms of just shear appreciation of it. It's a beautiful sight. I would hope - I had hoped CC Okay, you've cut out again, after I had hoped. We've got a little problem here right now, we've got antenna blockage as we're moving over into the range of Bermuda. Stand by just a minute, please. CC Okay, it looks like we're coming back up How do you read? Over. SPT We've always read you loud and clear, Bruce. How do you read us? CC Okay. Do you have something more to go on that question, Ed? Or shall we move on? SPT No, let's press on. CC Okay, the newsmen covering your mission want to wish all three of you a Happy New Year and continued good luck on the flight. And, we'd like to know if you regretted not having any wine or other spirits aboard to toast the New Year? Over.
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PLT Okay, well you saw an example of the crew mistake, just a moment ago, when I forgot to turn the switch on the cord, and I certainly have made my share. And I wasn't aware of any (static) for at least w weeks. I'm perfectly willing to discuss and oun up to anything I've done wrong. In fact I think that I have been fair on my part - more or less more or less sparked by candor and I really admitted making some fairly big errirs. I'm merely human, and I was not in any way blaming the ground, except in some remote way. CC Okay. We copy. You're a little weak but we_ve got it here. Back to Jerry, if you would, please. Please explain why you think it's important that your crew should have quiet time to yourselves? Over. And, by the way we're down right now to live voice only, although the video is going on tape. Over. CDR Okay, Bruce. I think that a crew, or any man who has working long hours needs some period of time at the end of the day where he can be quiet and wind down in order to get a good night sleep. And you need a good night sleep if you're going to be healthy and alert. And you make less mistakes when you're healthy and alert, and you are much more creative, I think, when you're healthy and alert. And for all these reasons, I think it's Just necessary that a guy have an opportunity sometime during the day, and I think the end of the day is the best time, to Just sit down and relax and either read or write or listen to music or just stare out the window, to get your mind in order yourself really_ in order next day's activities. and gather your thoughts, you've and come - get back in peace with to get yourself ready for the got
CC Roger. Back to Bill. Early in the flight you and Commander Carr discussed hiding the fact that you'd become ill. You said _ or Jerry said, he thought that NASA managers under their breath would want you to do that. Why did you feel that way? Over. PLT I think I was not available for that discussion that you're talking about. At at the time the discussion took place I think that I was more less over hiding in a corner. CDR Bruce, I think 1 can answer that. I think essentially, we felt we didn't want to bother the ground with
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it. We didn't want to worry the ground with it, we decided the next morning that was a bum decision. However, we'd already done it. It was to late to take it back, and so that's the way it went. As far as I'm concerned that matters finished. CC Roger, on that. Back to Ed. Some earlier Skylab crewmen have reported brief periods of irritation with one another. Has there been any sign of this on your flight? Over. SPT No, I don't think so, Bruce. I think all three of us have been pretty much up against the same things and weVre cooperating and trying to get the best out of the mission and - and meeting those various obstacles that we've come up against. So, I think we've hung together pretty well and I think we're all pretty proud of that fact. CC Roger, we got about 52 seconds to LOS here. Next station contact in 4 and i/2 minutes through Madrid, at 19:27 Zulu. Let me throw one more out as we go over the hill, to you, for all three of you. Aside from your families, what do you miss most about being away from the Earth? Over. PLT I think go - good food and the ability to eat any time you want to. I I miss that more than anything. SPT I think what I miss is going right back to Jerry's point. The ability to recoup at the end of the day and to be able to analyze where you're going the next day. And to be able to take a really a fresh creative approach to things you're doing. CDR I think essentially, that's what I miss the most too. I miss the opportunity to just sit down and - and relax. And of course, with my family at home, well, I can come home and just take it easy and be with them. I miss football and I miss a good cold can of beer while I'm watching the game. CC Okay, we better break it off here for about 3-1/2 minutes, we'll talk to you as soon as we get signal at Madrid. Out. CDR Roger, we'll see you then. END OF TAPE
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PAO Greenwich mean time. North Atlantic. It antenna at Bermuda_
Skylab Control at 19 hours 24 minutes Skylab space station is now over the has passed out of range of the tracking and about 3 minutes from now we will
have acquisition of signal at Madrid where the spa press conference with the space crew will be completed. About 8 minutes of communications are expected at Madrid. A good deal of problem with the antennas on the pass at Merritt Island and at Texas and some problem also at Madrid. The communications officer here in Mission Control says part of the problem was due to blockage. The antenna oriented not a very good position for the - that last pass. Some blockage occurring as the space station was interferring with the antenna transmission. Part of the space station came in way of the antenna. We expect a little better communications at Madrid where the rest of the press conference will be conducted, we're still about 2 minutes from there. At this time the questions are about two-thirds of the way through. That indicates as smoothly at Madrid we should eighteen questions submitted by We'll about leave the 2 minutes line from up live now acquisition that if things have completion members of the for air-to-ground. at Madrid. move along of the press. We're
CC for 7-1/2 here and and CDR clear.
Skylah, this is Houston through Madrid minutes. We have a data/voice tape recorder dump we_ll resume the press conference. Over. Okay, Bruce. We're reading you loud
CC Roger, Jerry for you. Does the high use of TACS gas and the behavior of CMG gyro scope number 2 give you any concern about completing the full mission? Over. CDR the first question. I think No, I I kind of think answered it does. that in don't We've
we've only had one or two up more TACS than we kind And I'm Just thankful that
instances of figured the other
where we really used we'd used I'd think. two crews, the first
two crews ahead of us were reasonably efficient with their TACS usage, so that they left us a bag full. And I think that's kind of the way the planners had things figured anyway. That the precentage, you know the possibility the probability of losing a CMG went up with every mission. And I think they were planning on saving as much TACS for that contingency as possible. Right now I still feel pretty comfortable and we're and we're not wasting it and being careful with our I think by golly wetre TACS, going
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to make it. CC Okay, we're right there with you on that one, another one. You're behind the premission schedule on some experiments. Will you be able to make any of them up? Over. CDR We hope so. I think we got off to a much too rapid a start at the beginning of the mission. We ended up falling all over ourselves, I think about the first i0 or 15 days so that we were extremely inefficient and getting way way behind. I think the folks on the ground got the message and took some of the pressure off relaxed some of the the pressure that was on us, and we immediately showed and improvement in efficiency. And I think if we start at - at this level where we're at now and just start romping up we might be able to start picking up a few. We're at least hopeful that we can do that. CC Roger, good. Next question addressed to each of you individually. What impact has the flight had on your inner self? Over. PLT Well, I will answer first, I'm the PLT. I think it had really great impact on me. I feel much more inclined toward humanistic feeling toward other people other crewmen. I think the other two men on this crew were very solicitous toward me when I had a bit of difficulty there. And I regret that I was personally responsible for probably somewhat of an embarassment to them. In reflecting on this I tried then to do a very good job. I proceeded then to make errors, berate myself, and finally come to the scheme of the realization that l'm a fallible human being. That I cannot operate at a i00 percent efficiency, that I'm going to make mistakes. But that I have to accept myself for what I am, in that I now have a new orientation as far as I'm personally concerned of almost a spiritual nature. In that my attitude toward life is going to change, and toward my family is going to change. I think that I see myself is in a much more realistic fashion. And when I see other people I try to see them as operating human entities and to put myself into the human situation instead of trying to operate llke a machine. I tried to operate like a machine and I was a gross failure. Now l'm trying to operate as a human being within the limitations I possess. SPT I think in terms of my own self I've worked pretty hard and long for this mission. And it's been to me very satisfying in terms of the contribution that I think this mission is making, and that I'm making to it. That's the name of the game is contribution. And that's what l_ve been working for and that's what we're doing right now,
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and that's why we're working so hard. And to actually be here and finally doing it that to me is very rewarding. And I think that's going to fill a very large part in my life and I'm just happy to be here and doing it. CDR For my own part I feel somewhat the same way that Bill does. And that is that people in our line of work very technical type work are incline to move along with your blinders on. You you begin to get so involved with the details of what your doing the details of your life that I think that you forget to look around you and see what's really going on outside. And I think this mission is going to do me a lot of good in that I think it's going to increase my awareness. My awareness of what - what else is going on besides what I'm doing. And I think that in itself is going to be the - the major affect on my inner self. CC Okay, thank you crew of Skylab IV. We've got little less than 2-i/2 minutes left and four questions remaining. For Bill, what recommendations would you make to those who are designing space stations for long duration future missions? Over. PLT I think that they ought to get people who have flown in on the very early design stages. That's my recommendation right there, otherwise I would read, more or less speak out a whole book. CC Roger, that. And I guess we'll get a lot of that out of the END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC1651/I Time: 13:33 CST, 01/02/74 CC who are designing missions. Over.
would you make to for long duration
PLT I think that they ought to get people who have flown in on the very early design stages. That's my recommendation right there. Otherwise I'd have to re- more or less speak out a whole book. CC Roger, that. I guess we'll get a lot of that out of the post-mission debriefings. Over to Ed, how are the high density food bars working out? SPT I like the food bars they're pretty good. Unfortunately we were not able to carry up a - a full complement of things to go with them on that particular day. So we end up always feeling a little bit hungry even though we get all of the the nutriments and calories and so forth that we need that day. So, it's - we just feel a little extra hungry that day, but food bars are great. CC Okay, back to Bill for a quick one. The earlier Skylab crews generally gave up their days off in favor of more work. Why do you think it's important for this crew to take those off days? Over. PLT I think, a person needs to more or less recreate themselves, to pause and reflect occasionally Jerry's already eluded to that. I think that in order to act creatively, to function creatively you have to have certain periods of time when you have to just stop and think and see yourself, as Jerry said be aware of the situation and sort of involve yourself in the totality of the experience at hand. If you just keep charging from one task to the other, you just lose track of what you're doing. And I think you do need time to pause, reflect and just see what's going on around you. CC Okay, 40 seconds to LOS. Next station Carnarvon, at 20:03. Back to Jerry. How would you like the people of the world to think of your mission, the last Skylab mission? Over. CDR And I got 20 seconds, to say that huh? CC You got 29 seconds and counting. PLT Good luck. CDR I think I'd like people to think of our mission as - as one where three guys went up and set up housekeeping, and tried to live a normal life in space to show that it could be done. That man can live a normal existence in space. And that he can accomplish many things while he's living up here, that just done on the ground. CC Okay, thank you Skylab IV. over the hill here at Madrid. We'll see you in through Carnarvon and we'll talk to you there. a - a can't great be
We're going 28 minutes Out.
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PLT Okay, Bruce. CDR Okay, Bruce. SPT So long. PAO Skylab Control at 19 hours 36 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now over the Balkan Peninsula is out of range of the tracking antenna at Madrid. And that concludes today's press conference in which 18 questions were answered by the Skylab crew. And fortunately at Madrid we had some much better communications than we did over the United States. Our next acquisition of signal is now 27 minutes away. Control moment gyro number 2 which had a slight anomaly earlier today is now performing properly. And this is Skylab Control at 36 minutes 24 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control 20:02 Greenwich mean time. Tracking station Carnarvon, Australia in 50 seconds. A gap between Carnarvon and Honeysuckle and we'll stay up for both of them. As space station Skylab nears the midpoint of revolution 3367. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon for 4 minutes. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston. 1 minute to LOS, 7 minutes to next station which is Honeysuckle at 20:13 for about a minute and a quarter. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honeysuckle Creek with 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact in 30 minutes through Corpus Christi at a time of 20:43:41. Out. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal through Honeysuckle Creek and Carnarvon. Very little word from the crew. Next station in 27 minutes will be Texas Texas, MILA, Bermuda and across to Madrid and Canary. We'll return then. At 20:16 GMT, Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control 20:42 Greenwich mean time. Acquisition through the Goldstone and Texas stations upcoming in a few seconds for a fairly solid stateside pass through all stations with no dropouts. And we'll stay up through Madrid and Canaries. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone, Merritt Island through Corpus Christi, Merritt Island, and Bermuda for 16 minutes. We're coming up on the - the science conference here_ so I'ii turn it over to Dr. Lenoir representing ATM and Dr. Lenoir representing visual observations. Stand by. Okay_ before we get into the science conference, we would llke to plan on running 8201 this afternoon, so we'd like to get the $201 prep underway. And for the PLT, I have some notes on the operation of the $201 - the AMS counter when you're in a convenient position to listen or talk for a minute. PLT Did you want to do this before or after the science conference? CC Well, we wanted to talk to you before the science conference. It looks to me like CDR has lots of lots of off-duty time between 21:00 up until the 201 ops, so it could probably be accomplished after the conference. PLT Okay, I'm ready to copy now, I Just didn't know whether you wanted to do that now or later. CC Okay, in reference to your plus or minus i degree ambiguity on the AMS. It turns out that the trainer unit has a similar problem. You might check and see if the behavior display here is consistent with your situation. The only time that the unit's digit is fully displayed by itself is when the system reads 00.0 degrees. Of course, that first zero is on your belt which is not working properly. But, anyway, right at zero it's supposed to read properly. At any other position, a half digit or part of a digit above and part of another digit below appear. For instance, if you see a 2 over a i, the i is correct. And consequently, it seems that if you always use the number on the bottom, you'll be correct whether the reading is increasing or decreasing. Over. PLT Copy. CC And when you were operating the AMS, or on your next opportunity, you should notice that the hundred the hundreds digit and the tens digit have sprocket holes between the numbers. Could you or ean you see something moving like a sprocket beneath the holes, and the - as the rest of the counters are incrementing? This determination - or this observation will help us determine the mode of the failure, i.e. broken belt broken sprodket wheel or something else. Over. PLT Check it next time, Bruce. I did not - I can't give you a definitive answer.
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CDR floating around CC CDR
Bruce, there is a broken sprocket there though. We saw that. Okay, just one tooth? That's all we saw.
CC Okay, stand by stand by. And again for Bill, did this half digit cellular mode appear just recently co-incidental with the belt failure or has it been behaving like that all mission? PLT I don't think it was as bad as it is right now. And I - I never did have the problem of resolving ambiguity t before. Now I'm certain it wasn't as bad as it is right now. Still there, Bruce? CC Roger, stand by a second. Okay, and to wind this up, you can go ahead and run the 201 prep as you see fit probably starting around 21:00, would be good. However_ what we want to do is run T01 ops exactly as it is currently carried in the Flight Planp and in this connection, we like to remind you to change the film transports so that you use film transport unit number 3 with the 201 canister. And we'll ship you up a - a new operate pad before the run comes up. Over. PLT Copy. CC And you were starting to say something, I believe. PLT No, I was just going to comment that I I know that the sprocket can be seen with this belt problem, because I could see the sprockets. CC Okay, we'll turn it over to Bill with a closing remark that we hear that the sprocket is made of plastic. So, it could easily have distorted. PLT That's what it looked like. MCC Okay, I'm ready here with the ATM conference, and I assume I've got all three guys listening today, is that right? SPT That's affirm, Bill, go ahead. MCC Okay, let me just get a little bit into what we're doing here. We've got quiet Sun operations of
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SPT go ahead. MCC Okay, let me just get a little bit into what we're doing here. We've got quiet Sun operations obviously to go along with the quiet Sun we have. The types of operations that you can expect are pretty much what you've been seeing, 55 is most interested in the JOP IA JOP ID types of things, and we will be scheduling these for tomorrow's passes. 82B is primarily interested in off the limb coronal type features es - especially so long as they've got their 101 film in there. The - they've found that the IA type of JOP is not very well suited for the length of slit that we have. That the slit is really to long and lets to much stray light in_ to effectively study the network. So that's the type of thing you can anticipate here on the quiet Sun. We've got one scheduling problem that's been after us awhile here, and we're not i00 percent sure how we want to go about solving it right now. This concerns special procedures or special operations as I term it. For example, 82B would like to take some orbit long exposures off the limb between now and Jauary 14th which is day of year 14 of course, when we have CALROC. It's during that time frame that they'll be using up their i01 film. For the number of orbits we've been getting it's not exactly compatible to give up two whole orbits to 82B. We've been fiddling around trying to find the appropriate building block that incorporates 82B and 55 and what everyone else wants to do, we haven't been i00 percent successful at that. We've toyed with the idea of essentially just writing a building block in the schedule pad, and we're also now off on the tack of getting 82B to modify some existing building blocks for use. I wanted to talk it over with all three of you guys and see if you had any thoughts for what's the easiest way for you guys to handle, in first case single operations that we will never repeat. And in the second case some special operations that we may repeat several times. Over. SPT Hold on, Bill. SPT Okay, Bill the two questions you had there, first one is those special operations you never repeat again. If you can send those up with the normal ATM schedule and make sure that they're to be carried out after the ATM science conference, the individual who's on for performing that would have be - would have to be available for the ATM science conference, so in case there's any questions on it 9 you can ask them and make sure he understands the procedures. Second one is for those that you repeat a few times. If you could, then send up very much the same format, but something which we could paste on the back on one of the available J0P summary sheets or another one. Then we'll just make another JOP summary sheet out of it.
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MCC Okay, fine, I understand. And that sounds pretty good. Let me ask you a quick question here. No pressure intended here, but it has something to do with how we shut down after our next unattended pass as to whether or not you Ed? intend to take the ATM optional pass at 21:32
SPT Certainly do Bill. MCC Okay, good. I'ii pass that on and we'll know how to shut down then. Okay, on the JOP 7 for SO52, they're going to start bracketing what they think may be the right values, since they don't know exactly the right value as - we got a handover, I'ii be back with you here in 20 seconds. MCC Okay, Ed, I'm back with you and Jerry and Bill. On the JOP 7s on the BBI5s, you're going to find exposure durations of i, 2, and 3 seconds and the start time will vary from i0 seconds down to about 5 seconds. This will let 52 get various views of the atmosphere at the v - between the 10 and the 5 seconds. And the different exposure times are needed to bracket the large dynamic range of the light levels that they're seeing. So, I wanted to pass that on to you, so that didn't surprise you. And one other thing here, apparently there's been some more confusion on SO55 and meeh ref versus optical real quick word between optical is a compromise ref and 102 versus 104. and that is that 102 is reference and mechanical that's valid at optical Let me just give you really the difference reference. 104 reference all balls the
or meeh ref 104 only. All other places the DELTA is 102. And basically, what's happening here is that in meeh ref we've go an un-mechanical uncertainty of on the order of two counts. On the all balls, polychrometer setting, we have two lines in detector 4 and detector 7, that are over near the edge of the detector pass band. And the plus minus 2 is enough to push them out of the pass band. So we've made the compromise of - since we want to be sure we get those two lines of selecting 104 which pushes those two lines more toward the center at the expense of other not so important that's the only time to use 104, use 102 on all Does that help clarify? SPT Yeah, it does. It's really and not a shift. word it's sure much MCC up to you the an uncertainty. to hang onto, SPT Bill. lines. But the others. an uncertainty
That's affirmative. We got the wrong first time around. It is not a shift And there's two lines we want to be in the all balls polychrometer. Okay, that makes sense. Thanks very
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MCC Okay, And I guess due to the lack of time here, I ought to hand over to myself on visual observations. So, if you don't have anymore ATM comments, let me start visual observations. SPT No, I don't Bill. Go ahead. MCC Okay, the first thing and - is concerned with status and emphasis update formats. We've sent you two messages to give you a status of what has been done and a future emphasis and END OF TAPE
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- - and
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emphasis update format. We've sent you two messages to give you a status of what has been done and a future emphasis. And I've got to admit, I'm not terribly happy with the format that's taken. It comes out longer and more cumbersome than we thought. I guess the nature of my question is one do you make use of the status part of it, and 2, do you have a suggestion for a better method and better format to handle this. Over. CDR Well, Bill, as best I could tell, the ideas are getting across and I think it's kind of nice to have the status because I think up here you begin to forget just exactly how much coverage. For instance, things like the Falkland current and Southern Argentina. We're beginning to get the idea that we got a million pictures of it, but we probably don't. And I think the status is a good thing to have, it just kind of refreshes your memory as to where we stand. And right off hand, I can't think of a - of a better format. I don't - frankly don't think it's too terribly cumbersome, I think it's okay and what we're doing is as these status messages come up, we're sticking them on a special page in the visual ops handbook, and we're Just adding pages as we fill them up. It's just like filling up an S&H green stamp book. MCC Okay, we'll see what you can turn them in for when you get home then. CDR Right. MCC Okay, one other thing here - actually several other things. Want to remind you all on the hardware evaluation and technique evaluation to pay some attention to both of these. And in particular, I'm thinking of binoculars and what sort of power is reasonable handheld gyro statiblize et cetera for future programs, ASTP, Shuttle, and so on. And we don't need to discuss that now, but if you would put some thoughts on that on tape, we'll be passing that on to those programs. Over. CDR Roger, Bill, about 2 days ago, I had a little comment about lenses in one observation thing. Did you get a chance to see that yet? MCC Roger, that's my next point. I've got a couple one is I'm unable to give you any change on the status of the 135 millimeter lens. I have checked with the Nikon people regarding your comment on the handheld 300, and basically, it sounds to us like it's a good idea to go to the i/i000 of a second exposure and correspondingly opening up the (garble) setting as you have done on several cases in the past. Now as you get to the darker settings, obviously
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you can't do that because you run out of F stops. Then you have to go to the 1/500 and in the very darks the 1/250s. Now the one question I've got here is this effects the cue card you have onboard and I guess I would like some words from you as to how you want us to change that - if at all - we're I minute from LOS. We'll continue at Madrid 5 minutes from now. Okay, you - CDR Okay, Why don't we just pencil a note onto our cue card just saying that if you want to use the lO00ths, you've got to stop it down one. MCC Okay, that sounds fine. And we're planning later to get up to you a pad regarding the Australian fire area that you saw yesterday. We do want to cover that again today. I don't have much specific information on it other than apparently it was not very well understood or discovered until you guys pointed it out. And we're quite anxious to follow up on it. CDR Wasn't it northwest of Alice Springs? MCC I'm not a hundred percent sure on thatp Jer. We've got the Honeysuckle people trying to get some more data for us on that. And that's what's holding up our pad right now. CDR Okay. MCC We'll see you in about 4 minutes over Madrid and we'll finish this and then handoff to the comet. CDR Roger, Bill. PLT Okay, Bill, this is Bill. I also had some comments on the type of gyro (garble) they should employ. That was on M487 (garble) about 2 days ago. MCC Okay, we've got about a 2 day lag here. Apparently I just haven't seen that one yet. PAO This is Skylab Control. LOS Bermuda, AOS coming up in 2 minutes again at Madrid and Canary Islands. And we'll stay up. END OF TAPE
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CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid for 9 minutes, with a data/voice tape recorder dump. And before I turn it back over to the science conference and Dr. Snoddy, we'd like to get an open circuit voltage adjust from one of you all up on panel 206. Over. SPT Give me about i0 seconds, Bruce. CC Okay. SPT Go ahead. CC clockwise, SPT CC conference. if you Okay, both the i and 2 POTS, 20 degrees would, please Ed. Yon got it. Okay. And back over to the science
MCC Okay, Jerry, and Bill and Ed, this is Bill again with the vis ops continuation then I'ii hand it back to Bill Snoddy here. The NOAA 2 infrared detector has detected a - an upwheaiing area in the Pacific right up next to the country of Panama. We're working up the details on that now, and we'll be asking you to take a look at that in the next several days, probably about 3 or 4 days from now. I just wanted you to be aware that we had seen that and it was coming in the event that you are looking over that area sometime in the next few days. Then next let me turn to the third item on your agenda, and let's talk about an item of your choice. You always comes to these science conferences and wind up like getting a drink out of a fire hose here. If there's anything you'd like to talk about here let's do that. CDR Well, I tell you the Falkland Current is so interesting that l'd sure like to take another wack at that on TV. Let's keep an eye on it and see if it blossoms out again and gets real clear and plain. I'd like to try that again. It looks like it's sort of - it must wax and wane because right now it's in its wane period. MCC Okay, the visual observations people certainly concur with that, and why don't you just keep us posted when it looks as - looks like it's up a bit let's give a crack at it. all, CDR it was pretty Okay, faint? did that last TV look any good at
MCC The last TV, I just looked at the tape myself earlier, and it looks pretty good. It was surprising, we could see through the clouds more than I thought we could, but based on your description, obviously you were seeing a lot more than we were. CDR good on Okay, let's just wait for one of those
days, when the confluence is really beautiful and plain. MCC Okay, let's do that. And I had a question that EREP pass when we looked at the Falkland Current, on
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Apparently, Bill didn't see much and I'm this is because the VTS optics are different colors that much, or Just if he hasn't he didn't see anything? Haybe it Just
PLT Yeah, Bill, for - tw - two things that were against me. One is that there was quite a lot of cloud cover, so l'm not sure that it was even available to he seen. The other is that the VTS focusing capability is very bad. We knew this of course before the flight. We can't focus to the degree, when - when we zoom in we can't focus to the degree I think that's required perhaps to see it. And those two things I think were against us the other day. MCC Okay, good thanks. That certainly helps us out in planning. One last thought here before I turn it to Bill Snoddy. On the Falkland Current area, you mentioned a red tide like appearance, wanted to pass on to yon based on your last discussion with the red tide - the red being inside the greens, and never touching the blues. We're con concluding that there really is a red tide type of thing, although tide is really the wrong word, although it is the popular word. It's a bunch of one-celled organisms. The obvious manifestation is big fish kills, shell fish posioning. and also there's a fair amount of airborne toxins on these micro-organisms on the surface that resporatory irrations in people living near the coast near there. So, observations like that are most significant and do repeat them if you do see them again. Over. CDR Okay, we sure will. And one other question have come to mind several times, and that is how's the fishing along the Falkland Current? If all that good plankton is there, I would think it's probably excellent. MCC To tell you the truth I don't know. I'd have to find out for you, and I'iI let you know. And - CDR Okay. MCC - - let me turn it over to Bill Snoddy now on Kohoutek. in END MCC the few OF TAPE minutes Good afternoon, we have remaining how are discuss you. - Let's see
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MCC Good afternoon, how are you? Let's see I want in the few minutes we have remaining discuss - let you guys know a little bit about what's going on the comet down here. And a little bit about how the observing program in to things. Like to mention, we just learned this morning that water has been detected on the comet, for the first time. This is the first time water has ever been detected
this was using the haystack antenna - some guys from Godderd, Other than the methyl cyanide which I told you about earlier, this is the only other molecule they've detected in emission, and as a matter of fact there's a little bit of mystery as to why they haven't detected other molecules, and why these particular ones, especially the methyl cyanide. So there's a little speculation about that going on. Also, Dr. Meisel at Stoneybrook, is just completed an analysis where he's been looking at the - a lot of the so-called new comets, in the complicated procedure where he looks at the way they brighten up as they get nearer the Sun. And on the basis of his model and his analysis, he's concluded that Kohoutek is the newest of the new, he calls it, which I guess means that it could be that it is made out of material that has been least disturbed by the Sun perhaps purest. So, this I thought was an interesting observation I learned about this morning, and thought I'd pass that onto you as well. SPT That certainly is, thank you. MCC Sure. Okay, also, Smithsonian reported that they have received no observations or no - they have not been notified of any success at any of the ground based observatories, the solar observatories, to get data during the perihelion time. I think there was cloud cover, and perhaps there was a sensitivity problem too I don't know. So, they pointed out that this makes your data all the more valuable and unique. And they're very pleased that we have it. Apparently, we would have been wiped out otherwise. SO55, like to pass on to you the fact that they're getting real good Lyman-alfa data. They're even getting Lyman-alpha data when the SO52 is observing the nucleus, so this indicates, I guess a fairly sizable and intense Lyman-alpha cloud. This gives the SO82B people quite a bit of encouragement, they're getting good data. And of course, the S052 guys are very pleased with the way the perihelion operation ran and are most anxious to see their data. I want to also remind you Smithsonian asked me to point out, that you know there is a time delay sometimes when these perihelion affects on comets and so to see some flares or things of this sort flares can occur at anytime, I suppose. we could still expect occur. In fact So, you guys have a
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chance to see the comet quite often, if you do see any of these things, please let us know. We might want to change our own program and we'd also especially like to alert the ground-based guys that something seems to be happening. There's a series of rockets scheduled to be launched, beginning January 4th, from the 4th to the 12th, there's four rockets. We're trying to kind of set up our observing program to kind of complement theirs, and this will be done. Also, the rocket people were quite interested in knowing the brightness of the comet: from the standpoint of being able to track on it real well. And so any information you can give on the brightness is - is also appreciated, like comparing it with Jupiter, for example, that sort of thing. On this brightness point, let me mention one other real quick thing, the nuclear condensation which is the thing that you probably are seeing on S052 monitor which I understand you say the signal was fairly weak yesterday, could be being masked by the coma being more intense. So the overall, brightness of it might be up, so any observation you can make about the overall brightness and so on would be appreciated. I guess I better turn it over. CC We got 25 seconds to LOS. Next station contact in 12-1/2 minutes through Tananarive at 21:26. Ont. SPT Okay, the brightness by eye does not appear to have dropped as much as I had seen it (garble) WLC, but still that's a very subjective thing. And they may have different gains and it's a very hard Judgement to make. MCC Okay, thanks by the way. You mentioned yesterday you had a sketch, we're very anxious to receive that there's a lot of science in those sketches. Perhaps we SPT Okay. MCC If you can get it down to us we'd appreciate it very much. SPT Okay, I sure would like to do that some time today, right now I'm working on building block changes. And I'll try and get to it. MCC Great, great, that - PAO This is Skylab Control, 21:14 and loss of signal through Madrid tracking station, ii minutes to voice realy station at Tananarive. Dr. Bill Lenoir discussing the ATM science with the crew over the States. And Dr. William Shoddy discussing the Kohoutek observations during the just completed Madrid pass. We'll return for Tananarive voice relay END OF in ii minutes. This is Skylab Control at 21:15.
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PAO This is Skylab Control, 21:25 Greenwich mean time. 50 seconds away from acquisition at voice relay station at Tananarive, and about 20 minutes away from changeof-shift briefing with Flight Director Neil Hutchinson and Dr. William Snoddy_ the Kohoutek observations coordinator. This is at 3:45 p.m. central time in the Houston news room. Standing by for acquisition through Tananarive voice relay station. CC - Tananarive for 9 minutes. CDR Hi, Story. CC Hi. SPT CC SPT CC Hello, Story. Hello, Ed. Question about Go.
SPT We have - Okay, this is to be out _he STS window number 2. We are to be changing filters in the course of making these exposures. In the past when we've talk - taken these type of exposures without the filters, we've been able to mount the camera and get, I think a fairly steady hold on the camera. If we're changing filters, though, I see no way right now of mounting the camera and being able to change the filters rapidly which is what they're after. If we have something like i0 frames there and - like 8 minutes, so it looks like they're going to have to be handheld, and I'm wondering if the people realize it. CC Thanks, we'll get with you. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go, Jer. CDR Hey, Story, on our housekeeping message today, down at the bottom, it suggests that we use three highpowered utility cables. And run them on down into the MDA for vacuum cleaning. You know, we already have two strung down there to run the VTR on now, and the M518 system is running off the highpower utility area. It would seem to be better to go ahead and just disconnect the VTR and do the work, but the thing is just be careful that we're not doing it when either you're dumping or rewinding or when we're doing something. But stringing three more cables down the down the tunnel seems to me to be a pretty cumbersome way to go. CC Okay, I'ii get with you, Jer. CDR Okay, unless you folks insistp we're going to continue doing it the way we have and we'll Just try to be careful we don't interfer with any VTR ops. But it looks like the only logical way to go. CC Skylab, we dropped out for a minute there. Be goin_ LOS here in a minute and a half. Next station
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is Honeysuckle in about 18 minutes at 21:50. And Jer, we concur with your suggestions on the power cables. We'll be looking at the VTR and if possible, avoid the stateside passes when we dump the VTR. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal through w)ice relay station at Tananarive. 15 minutes to Honeysuckle Creek. The change-of-shift briefing with Flight Director Nell Hutchinson and Dr. Bill Shoddy has slipped 15 minutes until 4:00 p.m. However_ if that changes back earlier, we'll advise as soon as possible. At 21:35 Green_ wich mean time, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO Hutchinson Center. So llke 3:50. Snoddy, the the Houston
Control, and is
Flight en route
Director to the
the 4 p.m. time doesn't stand, it'll be more Nell Hutchinson accompanied by Dr. William Kohoutek Science Coordlnator_ at 3:50 in newsroom. The Honeysuckle pass, and Hawaii and will be taped for the press conference. Skylab Control. delayed At playback 21:44
stateside if necessary at the conclusion of Greenwich mean time, END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control, 22:4S Greenwich mean time. Space station Skylab now over the Canary Island and Madrid tracking stations, overlapping coverage. However, we have about half a revolution of accumulated air-to-ground voice starting back at Honeysuckle, Hawaii and the stateside pass recorded during the change-of-shift press conference which we'll play back now and catchup at Madrid. CDR Story, would you send us up another copy of permanent general message 22 please. CC Okay, permanent general message 22. CDR Thank you. CC And Jer, the power sharing with that VTR cable for the vacuum cleaner is fine. Just communicate with us, and most of the time we dump the VTR or handle it over the United States passes. CDR Okay, good enough Story. CC And Jer, one other thing. Bill mentioned taking some TV of the the Falkland Currents, hold off and we may schedule that. CDR Okay, that was me that mentioned that. CC And for Ed, on your SO6S. Prior to scheduling that we did understand that would be handheld. We also understand that the pad is a rather ambitious one considering the filters and all, and Just start from i and get what you can. SPT Okay Story, sure will, give them the best I can. CC CC Hawai_ CC board Okay. Skylab, at now. 22:12. Skylab, and there is a new $201 pad, it's we're a minute to LOS, 17 minutes
CDR Roger, thank you. CC Skylab, AOS through Hawaii for 5 minutes. CDR Roger Story, got a couple of other items I'd like you send up. CC Okay, go. CDR Okay, TV OPS book change numbers 2 and 3 please. CC TV OPS change 2 and 3. CC And Jet, on your operation of the AMS on $201 ops we suggest maybe you'd like to mark the zero position on the rotation knob with a pencil or piece of tape or something like that, it'll give us a second point of reference for the zero position. CDR I think we've already Okay. One of the problems we've passed this word down, _s that encountered, we're
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not even sure we know where zero is plus or minus about 5 degrees. Does $201 have a wide enough field of view to where that won't hurt it too badly? CC Stand by i. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS, and about 4 minutes to Goldstone, be dumping the data/voice there. Jer, we think you got the zero position within about a degree, and you got 7 degrees field of view. We think you're okay. CDR Okay Story, pray for us. CC I do everynight. CDR We need all the help we can get babe. CC Skylab, AOS Goldstone for 9 minutes, dumping the data/voice here. CC Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead Story. CC Are you going to be operating the ATM for the rest of this dayside pass or you going to close it out for unattended? SPT I'll close it out. CC Okay. SPT One thing I'd like to do though, Story, is when we finally do come back up SI in the day, I'd like to get a little better reading - pointing for them on the prominence and then I'RI leave the panel. CC Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead Story. CC Ed, we'd like the R-ALPHA N%GHT INTERLOCK switch to NORMAL and there's a couple of SO55 HIGH VOLTAGES to get OFF. Thank you. CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, 5 minutes to Bermuda. CC Skylab, AOS Bermuda 5 minutes. CC Skylab, wefre a minute from LOS, 4 minutes to Canaries. CDR CDR Roger. Go ahead.
CC Jer, on TV OPS change number 2 that concerns TV 117 which won't - won't be running again and the later part of it's on TV 105. And change number 4 which we're sending up rescinds. So we'll Just be sending you up 3 and then another new number 4. CDR Okay, we have number 4, there's no problem there, you just missed 2 and 3. CC Okay, you got 4 and we'll send 3 and you don't need 2. CDR Okay.
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over visual fires
Skylab, about 12
we're a minute to minutes at 22:02.
LOS, see There's
ops pad we just sent up, it concerns the Australia and that'll be coming up at 22:32. CDR Thank you Story. PAO This is Skylab Control. We've got caught up with that playback right about LOS at Canaries, and we're l0 minutes away from acquisition for the final time this evening through voice relay station at Tananarive. The Space Craft Communicator Story Musgrave mentioned a pad or teleprinter message regarding fires in Australia. The Earth resources ground team planners are going to aid the Skylab astronauts get another crack at photographing the raging brush fire which they reported seeing yesterday in Australia. Right now the crew is scheduled to get handheld photos of the fire during revolution 3369 at 5:32 p.m. central time during this pass which is on this upcoming revolution over Australia. During this pass the space station will be just east of the fire. It was originally reported as 5 miles long, but today it was reported as being about 10 miles wide and 3 to 4 times that long. Pogue reported getting a photo of it yesterday with a Hasselblad 70-millimeter camera. The fire is burning in an area northeast of the Marobee Range of mountains in New South Wales, and is in the low plain region of the Darling River Basin just west of the city of Dubbo. We'll return in 8 minutes for Tananarive; and at 22:54 Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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mean we're utes.
PAO time. Tananarive standing by. CC CC SPT CC pass,
Skylab relay AOS
23:01 in 50 Tananarive
Greenwich seconds for
and 3 min-
Houston. to run us? any ATM this
Go ahead, Story. Ed, were you going do the pointing for I had to
SPT Story, and yet to do. CC CC minutes signal to
planned on just get lined up on
doing the a (garble)
pointing, I have
Okay. Honeysuckle Tananarive Skylab, at we're 22:36. Skylab relay a minute Control. station. to LOS, about 17 of until in
This is voice
Final loss 14 minutes
tracking station and photograph Australia. mean time, END OF TAPE
Honeysuckle Creek the brush fires in at that Control.
and an attempt to the - in New South time. And at 23:12
observe Wales Greenwich
We'll return this is Skylab
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MC1662/I 17:25 CST
PAO This is Skylab Control. Acquisition in about 50 seconds at Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. Greenwich mean time now is 23:25. And hopefully the crew of space" station Skylab will describe whether or not they are able to see the brush fires in Australia as they attempt to make photographs of them. We're standing by as we get acquisition and data through Honeysuckle Creek, a pass that will be almost directly overhead, 87.4 degree elevation angle at this station, and coincidentally over Hawaii, the next station. CC Skylab, AOS Honeysuckle for 9 minutes. We show you maneuvering back to SI_ looks good. CDR Roger, Story. Story, would you send us up another copy of permanent general message number 23 toop please? CC Okay, Jer. CC Skylab_ we're a minute and a half from LOS. i0 minutes to Hawaii, be dumping the data/voice there. And Ed, Houston. CDR Go ahead, he's listening. CC Okay, and his S063 ozone prep which he'll be doing about an hour from now, tell him don_t install a Nikon 02 - that's the UV camera. Delay that until tomorrow morning just prior to the ops. But it's okay to install a visible camera. SPT Okay, Story, I understand. And we'll try and pick up some extra photos with the Nikon 02 for the comet whenever possible. Using the TO25 filters that they sent up. CC Copy. PAO This is Skylab Control, 23:36 Greenwich mean time. Space station Skylab out of range now of Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. The closest approach the space station made on this particular orbit to the brush fires in New South Wales in Australia was about 250 nautical miles to the southeast of the fires - location of the fires. Absolutely no word from the crew on this pass whether or not they were successful in photographing or observing the fires. Space station now over the over the island of New Caledonia of the New Hebrides group. Coming up on Hawaii tracking station in 8-1/2 minutes at which time, we_ll be back. At 23:37, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO - Hawaii in 50 seconds, and we'll stay up live for the next 50 minutes, across Hawaii, Goldstone, Bermuda, Canary, Ascension, until Ascension LOS in about 50 minutes. Standing by for Hawaii. CC Skylab, AOS Hawaii for l0 minutes, be dumping the data/voice here. CC And who's the expert on the Australian brush fires tonight? CDR We don't have one right now, Story. There was quite a few clouds and we're not convinced that's the area we were looking at last night. And so we're hoping maybe get a little clarificaiton on our next pass over Australia. CC Yeah, we - we think that's right. The one the pad we passed up to you Jer, those are known fires but we don't think those are - are probably the ones you saw last night, and the ones you saw last night are probably unknown. And you'll be passing over that - about that same area at about 01:i0, your next rev around. CDR Okay, that's what we thought too. When we looked at them last night, it was - it looked like it was in that range area just northwest of Alice Springs, you know Alice Springs has got some pretty funny looking mountains around them, pretty much tilted geology. And I was thinking that's the area where we had seen it last night. CC Yes sir, those are probably unknown. CC And Jer, in addition to some possible photographs, if you could give us a better lat. and long., we'd appreciate it. CDR Okay, Story, we sure will. We're coming up on the Hawaiian Islands right now, and this is the first time we've had them with this few clouds in a long time. We'll try to get some good photo coverage. CC Okay. SPT Story, I'm looking for P68 on the llmb and I'ii be darned if I can see it in H-alpha 1. I see a relatively small prominence up around 300 on the limb, but it's not a large one either, but it's the only thing I see in that whole area. CC Okay, and I've - pertinent to that I've got a change to the ATM schedule pad, that's the orbit starting at 00:49. P68 has disappeared to us down here, too. SPT Okay, as I maneuver off so that the only thing left is just the - (garble) completely off the limb. It just shows up there's a very small segment of it, would they still like to look at it? It extends quite high but it's extremely faint, maybe about three-quarters of an arc minute to a minute off the limb_ maybe a hale of _ or a quarter of an arc minute wide.
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CC Okay, Ed. And on the ATM schedule pad the orbit starting 00:49, we'd like you to change your JOP 48 pointing from prominence 68 to prominence 61. SPT 68 to 61, got it. And what would they prefer here, be glad to put them anywhere they want to be? CC They'd like 61. SPT Okay. CC And also, on that schedule pad, for unattended ops it says to point at 68, leave that at pointing at 61 also. SPT Okay. Okay, Storyp I got it confiugred_ ought to be just about centered on 61. CC Okay. SPT I'ii power down the panel now, unless there's anything else you'd like me to do? CC No, that's it. And just remind Bill that when he powers down also to point at P61. SPT It's written in the schedule now, Story. CC Thanks. so 55 to END CC Goldstone. OF TAPE Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, 3 minutes
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PAO about a minute ing station. in the eastern
This is Skylab away from acquisition Commander Jerry Carr portion of Australia
Control. again reported obscured
LOS Hawaii at Goldstone trackthat clouds the fires that
had been reported in that aera and uplinked on the teleprinter to the crew for observation and photography near the town of Dubbo. Carr said that last night's observations he believed were on ground track somewhat farther to the west towards the central Australia. He thought near Alice Springs which by for Goldstone See Bermuda 2 minutes you Springs in the northwest is in the Mcdonnell Range rises to about 4900 feel reacqnisition at Goldstone. for over for to and END 8 8 CC minutes. CC Bermuda CC minutes. in We'll 5 territory which is - Alice of mountains, highest of above sea level. Standing with the you through VTR here. LOS here.
Skylab, back be dumping we're back we're back
Skylab, minutes. Skylab, Skylab, Skylab, minutes.
going with a with
you minute you
through to LOS.
CC Canaries. CC Ascension OF TAPE 16
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CDR CC CDR CC be 02:36.
Go ahead, Jer. Roger, do I have a family call tonight? Yes, sir, you do. Over Carnarvon and left for a minute or less and then to You right don't do and have left your only
right for CDR for a minute. CC summary Flight CDR to it
rest of the pass. Okay, 02:36, left That's itp Jer.
for tomorrow, Yes, I do, go
on you ahead.
CC parenthesis CDR CC
Okay_ 21:00 that ED3], put - put next photo - will be a photo for that prep. Okay. And one other thing yesterday, when you photos, did you get a eleven - did you Bill Just reported the evening status got Ii A and D. Did you get all four No, it was A through got one D. other Yeah, thing we got for
did the documentary get A, B, C, and D? last night that you of those? them yOU. CDR CC turns CDR CDR all. CC
Okay. Was the S201K pad one rotation setting Yeah, that wasn't
easy to too
to the had.
follow next? And
with I indica-
ted on tape that I thought they could probably cut the time between runs down to as low as 2 minutes - 2 to 3 minutes, I think'd be an adequate amount of time. CC CDR whole CC You say about 2 minutes on that? Yeah, 2 or 3 minutes. I think -well, depends on how well we know zero. Okay, we're going to try to schedule are small. Have
the the you
sights so that the changes in rotation got any - any other suggestions? CDR No, I don't, Story. breaks on that, we'll he all right. But that the crank was still kind of hanging so I guess I wouldn't he surprised the rest of the numbers go over on CC Okay, thanks. CC And we handing over to Ascension. CC Skylab, 25 minutes to Carnarvon'at the evening status report may drop a
If nothing else I 1 should report a little hit, and future too. minute LOS. ready to see
in the near their back That's it. out for a
we're 01:01. at
minute from And we'll he
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PAO This is Skylab Control. LOS Ascension. 24-1/2 minutes to reacquisition through Carnarvon and hopefully another attempt to sight the brush fires in Australia, which Commander Jerry Carr feels are more over to the west near Alice Springs than near the sight that was passed up to the crew, in New South Wales. We will return at that time. 37 minutes Control. END OF TAPE past midnight Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab
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PAO This is Skylab Control; 01:00 Greenwich mean time. We're in acquisition at Carnarvon, Australia. Scheduled at this pass will be evening status report and hopefully crew sightings of the brush fires central Australia. We're standing by for Space Craft Communicator Story Musgrave to make his call. CC Skylab, AOS Carnarvon and Honeysuckle 8 minutes. CDR Roger Story, you ready for evening status? CC Yes sir_ we're ready, CDR Okay. Sleep: CDR, 8.5, 8.0 heavyp .5 llght9 SPT, 8.5, 7.0 heavy, 1.5 llght_ PLT_ 8.5, 8.5 heavy. Volume: CDR, 2100; 2250; 2250. Water gun reading: 8044; 3841; 9927. Body Mass: CDR, 6.287, 6.286, 6.285; SPT, 6.350, 6.350, 6.350; PLT, 6.227, 6.227, 6.226. Exercise: CDR, method Charlie: position Echo, change my standard to 15 now, 15 repetitions, other than that no change. SPT, no change. PLT, method Alfa: minus 4 minutes. Medications: none; none; and none. Clothing: CDR, T-shirt, shorts, and socks; SPT, T-shlrt, shorts_ and socks: PLT, shirt and shorts. Food log: CDR, salt 8.5, plus i tea, plus i lemonade, plus 3.0 rehydration water; SPT, no salt_ plus i tea, no water; PLT, 7.0 salt, plus grape, no water. Okay Flight Plan deviations: SI90 prep was done at 20:00 Zulu. Shopping list accomplishments; All housekeeping was done; PLT did TOO2-1 on stars Ii and 15. Inoperable equipment: The AMF, and you have all the data on air-to-ground. Unscheduled stowage: none. Photos are next. CC Okay. CDR Okay. No 16-millimeter today_ Nikon 01_ Charlle X-ray 38, 20_ number 02, Bravo Victor 26, 319 number 3 and 5, no change_ number 04, Bravo Echo 09, 01; 70-millimeter, Charlle X-ray 52, 141; ETC, no change. EREP set Tango, no change. ])rawer A configuration: no change. CC Okay. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS, you're 15 minutes to Hawaii at 01:25 and that_ll be your medconference. CDR Roger Story. SPT Story, could you please tell me how much VTR time is available? CC 29 minutes. SPT Thank you. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal through the Honeysuckle station. On this rev the ground track or the - the ground track of space station Skylab is too far from the tracking station at Guam for this - for that station to be up on this revolution. It's elevation
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angle is 1.6 degrees. the medical conference
Next station is scheduled.
will be Hawaii Dr. Eduard
at which Burchard
tonight running that instead the next live pass will be in 26 minutes. We'll return mean time r Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
of Dr. Jerry Hordinsky. So the stateside starting at Goldstone at that time; at 01:11 Greenwich
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CC Bill, Houston. PLT Go, Story. CC Bill, we see a prominence lifting off the east limb, at 02:94 at 1 radius, and we'd like a shopping list item number I including SO52? PLT Shopping list item i. Roger. Over on the east limb. CC And that's Sun centered. PLT Thank you. CC And get that at the end of the orbit, when you've completed the building block you're in, Bill. PLT Okay, you want that rather than the atmospheric extinction? CC That's affirm. PLT PAO conference CC Goldstone Thank you. Skylab Control, Hawaii. going midway through see you the med over
We're 7 minutes.
CDR Roger. PAO Midway through the medical conference over Hawaii, the line was snatched away from the crew surgeon to allow the Spacecraft Communicator to advise the crew of a prominence lifting off the east limb of the Sun_ so that the crew could observe this phenomena with the ATM instruments. I guess the surgeon will get equal time during one of these passes over the States, one of the stations over the States coming up in 6 minutes, with acquisition at Goldstone. And we're standing by for AOS Goldstone in about 6 minutes. CC Skylab, AOS Goldstone 5 minutes. CDR Roger, Story. CC Jer, Houston. CDR Go ahead. CC wetre working up a procedure for getting some shopping list S063p the comet, those will be handheld eps. We're thinking of sending up a 3-day shopping list including filters and exposures in order of priority. And you can catch those as - as catch can. And in the evening status report you can tell us how many frames you took. Now that's what we're working toward now, the only other possibility is our alternate pads, a Complete pads for each day. CDR I think the sound of the shopping list item sounds pretty good. CC Okay, we'll try it out. CDR I'm going to try to get a shot of itp this nightside coming up right now, And I'm going to use what they sent up. I doubt if I'ii be able to get them all in_
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(Garble) Okay, Ed. (Garble) frame count. Okay, got 50 seocnds. Roger, 14232, 5121, 170, Got it. Skylab, we're we're We'll going LOS
and 4585. We're 2
Texas. Skylab, for 13 minutes. at 01:46. back with you through Texas be dumping the data/voice
CC Bill, Houston. CC Skylab, just handover to Bermuda for minutes. And Bill, Houston. PLT Go Story. CC We'll be dumping the data/voice here. we need a frame count readout on 82B? more
PLT All right, that's 445, and give me about 30 seconds, on the recorder before you take it. CC Okay, you got it. PLT Okay, Story, through recording. CC Okay, Bill, and I've got two updates for your detail plan tomorrow when you're ready? PLT Okay, Story, ready to copy. CC Okay. At 13:40 TV 105, cross out DAC only. That's - that's a practice only. PLT You say cross out DAC only? CC That's affirm. PLT CC PLT CC END OF TAPE Okay, got it. And the 23:39, make that Roger, S183 Sierra Tango And S183 dash stow i. one.
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CC - 9. Make that S183 stow one. PLT Roger, S183 Sierra Tango dash i. CC Yeah, and change that 22:39 to 23:39. PLT Okay. CC And your ATM closeout looks good and the EREP C&D pad for tomorrow's up. PLT Thank you, CC And Jerry got all he wanted to get to you when he interrupted med conference. If there's anything more yon want to talk over, we can get you some more time with him. PLT No, I think we're fine, Story. Thank you. CC Okay. And we're planning to make this our last pass for the evening. If you've got anything for us, we can offer two wakeup times, one is Tananarive at about 08:57, the other one's Hawaii at 09:38. On the Flight Plan, we show you ought to get started about 09:20. SPT Roger, Story, we'll have something on the VTR which you may want to dump in about i hour or so. CC Say, again, Ed. CDR Ed says he'll have something on the VTR for you in about an hour. CC Okay, you've got 26-i/2 minutes left. And would you like us to wake you up 20 minutes early or 40 minutes ]_ate? Make it 20 early or 20 late. CDR Let's go for the 20 late. It looks like it's going to be a fairly long day, and we'll Just hustle. CC Okay, it'll be Hawaii at 09:38. CDR Okay, thank you. CC Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead, Story. CC Ed_ if you take more than six S063 photos of the comet tonight, we'll have a note on your pad tomorTow which wi].l tell you to load with another cassette. So Just be aware that if you take more than six tonight. SPT Okay, I had taken four Just now, Story. The two clear and Charlie 2, Charlie 4, but l_m not getting into the others. So I guess we're okay since it only totals four. CC Okay, it's no problem to us. We sure want to inhibit your taking pictures. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS, Wet_e putting you to bed here. The next station, if you want us, is Ascension in 02:05. Jer, you've got a family comm coming up at Carnarvon at 02:36, and it's left for a minute and then right. CDR Roger, Story, thanks. Good night. CC Night. don't
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PAO This is Skylab Control. Final call to the crew has been made over Bermuda and in keeping with their desire to be left alone for the final hour before actual bedtime. The medical conference over Hawaii was cut short when a flare was reported. It apparently lifted off at 6:45 p.m. central and by 7:15, it reached 6/10 of a solar radius in distance away from the Sun. It's on the east limb, and one that had not been observed heretofore in any detail by the crew. The crew physican was essentail]y through with his conference with the crew at that time and no further time was scheduled for Dr. Burchard to talk to the crew. And here is his summary of the med conference. "After the day off, the crew is physically and mentally wel - very well rested and prepared for tomorrow's very early activities. They tolerated the change from daylight savings time with out any sleep disturbance." That's the end of the statement by Dr. Eduard Burchard, sitting in for Dr. Jerry Hordinsky tonight. After Sunday's flight planning conference on mission day 45, held between Flight Director Phil Shaffer, Spacecraft Communicator Dick Truly, and the Skylab crew, minor changes are starting to emerge reflecting a further understanding of the problems of planning 24 hour periods for a crew. During the several days since the flight planning conference, the crew and flight controllers have continued to exchange ideas on scheduling problems. As a result of these continued interchanges, the crew has agreed to allow their physical training periods to be split. Commander Cart had been reluctant to allow split exercise periods to be scheduled, explaining that the astronauts are frequently hot and sweaty after completing the physical training and expressing a desire that they have time to clean up prior to moving along to other jobs. Ground controllers had wanted to split some physical training to facilitate other experiments. In the new compromise order, the crew agreed to allow their physical training periods to split with the exception of exercise periods on the bicycle ergometer, which will run 45 minutes with an additional 45 minutes for set and clean up. The ground team also agreed to schedule housekeeping activities only if they require more than 30 minutes. The crew felt that certain routine items could be accomplished in the course of the day's activities, and the housekeeping time could be rescheduled for another item such as solar observation. Crew time on certain medical experiments has been reduced END OF TAPE
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could be rescheduled for another Crew time on certain medical
experiments has been reduced on the MI71 metabolic analyzer and the MO92 lower body negative pressure devise, the experiment time has been reduced from 2 hours and a quarter to 2 hours. The M092 and MO93 vectorcardiogram experiment has been reduced from 10 - 105 minutes to 90 minutes. Prep_ eration time for Earth resources passes has also been reduced 30 minutes reduced by 30 minutes. Perhaps the most significant in terms of the crew's wishes are changes in the reduction preand post sleep time. Presleep time has been cut from 2-1/2 to 2 hours, and postsleep time has been reduced to an hour - from an hour and a half. The significant aspect of this change is that ground controllers have agreed not to interfere or call the crew during this period. The crew has the option of calling the ground team during this time but they be proponent prefers that for their wakeup left to themselves. Commander of free time for his crew, and presleep Carr has been and this 2-1/2 period a strong hour
period each day should allow the crew to get their heads together, as Dick Truely put it. For most of us the period immediately after awakening can and often is a time of unclear thoughts. Ground controllers some time to collect themselves overall feeling behind these _ble to get more experiments are now prior changes performed going to allow the crew to the busy days. The is that the crew will he in the same amount of
time by these schedule shufflings. By removing the housekeeping items from the flight plan and fitting them into the regular day's task the crew feels that they will have more time for shopping list items. Commander Carr has therefore asked that the shopping list he expanded. A shopping list details extra items in which _ which have a low priority but if times allows will be performed. Most of these time changes haven't shown up on the flight plan. However, this morning's wake-up was silent, indicating the ground team was beginning to follow the new schedule changes. For Thursday morning's Earth resources survey on track i0, only the S190A multispectral camera will be used. 600 miles of the The from data take Khartoum. Mountains, begins This and is in southeastern test site covers in a high plain. Sudan, about an area east Scientist
are interested in crop inventories, forest inventories, and a survey of insect and disease damage. United Nations food and agriculture organization is participating in ground truth data from this site. Almost 5000 miles later on the same track the multispectral camera Iran, which includes the southernmost end of the will he capitol Caspian turned on again city of Teharan Sea. This is a over and hilly a site the region in
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with dry lake beds. Photography over this site will contribute substantially to an agriculture, forestry, and range land inventory of Iran. Data from this site may help scientists in Iran develope the resources of the country's nonproductive or inaccessable lands. Pilot Bill Pogue will maneuver the space station into Z local vertical at 4:22 a.m. central time. Commander Cart will operate the camera starting at 4:39. Pogue will return the space laboratory to solar inertial at about 5:55 a.m. for the data take. The Sun will be at an oblique angle enhancing some of the images, as it will be midmorning over Africa and late morning over the Mideast. The weather is optimum for this pass with predicted cloud coverage of zero to 3/10. Space station is now in acquisition at Ascension Island, however the crew and space craft communicator have signed off for the evening. There's one family call coming up over Carnarvon. Signing off until about 3:00 a.m. Thursday morning central time, this is Skylab Control at 02:06. END OF TAPE
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Skylab Control Skylab space
at 9 hours station is
38 minutes now 55 seconds
from acquisition of signal through the Hawaiian Islands tracking antenna. The pass through Hawaii will last about 9_i/2 minutes. At the present time the flight director on duty here in Mission Control is Charles Lewis, and the spacecraft communicator is Hank Hartsfield. We're live now for air=to-ground at Hawaii. CC (Music: Medley by Peter, Paul, and Mary) CC Skylab, Houston, good morning to you from the Bronze Team. We're about a minute from LOS. We'll see you again at Vanguard at i0 after the hour, and we plan to dump the recorder there. CDR Good morning, Hank. CC (Music) PAO Skylab Control at 9 hours 49 minutes 24 seconds Greenwich Paul, and mean Mary time. medley Skylab is now space south station awakened of the Hawaiian by a Peter Islands.
Our next acquisition is 20 minutes and 45 seconds from now, we'll be at Vanguard. Early wakeup this morning is for an Earth resources pass to be made beginning in southeastern Sudan about 600 miles from Khartoum. Test site covers an area east of the Mara (?) Mountains and is a high plain area. Scientists are interested in crop inventories, forest inventories, and a survey of insect or disease damage. United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization is participating in ground truth data gathering for the site. Almost 5000 miles later on the same track, the multlspectral camera will be turned on again over a site near END OF TAPE
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PAO tories, Nations and Food a
- - crop survey of insect and Agricultural
inventories, or disease Organization
forest invendamage. United is participating Almost 5000 camera will includes the end of the
in ground-truth data gathering for the site. miles later on the same track the multispectral be turned on again over a site in Iran which capital city of Tehran and the southern most
Caspian Sea. This is a hilly region with dry lakebeds. Photography of this site will contribute substantially to an agricultural, forestry, and rangeland inventory of Iran. Data from this area may help scientists in lran develope the resources of the country's nonproductive or inaccessible lands. Pilot Bill Pogue will maneuver the space station into Z-local vertial attitude at 10:22 Greenwich mean time. That's less than about a half an hour from now. Commander Jerry Carr will operate the camera, only one of the Earth resources instruments being used this morning. Pogue will return the space laboratory to solar inertial at 11:55 Greenwich mean time completing the maneuver. For the data take the Sun will be at an oblique angle enhancing some of the images, morning over and it will the mideast. 3/10ths Control signal. be mid The morning weather's over Africa optimum and late for the
pass with 0 to This is Skylab acquisition of hour. PAO
cloud cover 19 minutes 51 minutes Skylab Control
over the entire region. and ii seconds to our next and 12 seconds after the at i0 hours 9 minutes
22 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylah space station is now about 54 seconds from acquisition of signal through the Vanguard tracking ship. Pass will last a little more than 9-1/2 minutes. The spacecraft communicator, Hank Hartsfield and the flight director is Charles Lewis. 9-1/2 CC minutes CDR CC llke to and Skylab, we'll be Roger, a PLT, couple Houston dumping Hank. through Vanguard the recorder here. Sometime to you in during regard for
Houston. of words hate and see
this pass to all
your TV coming up here. I the next pass is Ascension ZL-V maneuver and we won't you'll be into it. PLT CC down here regarding finally to do is got go and the it
to bug you this early but you'll be working on the you again for over an hour
Go ahead, Hank. Okay. Guess things I'm sure changes sorted and you're we sent out. do the On
confused now we you that,
probably a little up on the detail. the TV step 105 what seven
confused I think we'd steps like of
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and that's a voice description part of it. On TV 107, that's a practice only, and on TV 102, while we didn't say it, we sent for you to do it, we do want you to do it but we suggest that you might practice before you put it on the VTR. Practice wasn't specified but there is sufficient time in desire. the schedule for you to do a little practice if you so
and the on TV
PLT that's voice?
Okay. That's TV 105, first seven steps, only - Let's see, is that crack TV 105, just
CC That's affirmative. No camera, no TV those first seven steps. PLT Okay. And the TV 107 is a practice, only. 102 you suggest I practice before I do it.
CC Right. It's up to you. It's your option. is time for you to practice if you want to do it. PLT Okay, Hank. Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute from LOS. We'll see you at Ascension in 7-1/2 minutes at 26. SPT Thank you, Hank. Talk to you then. PAO Skylab Control at i0 hours 21 minutes 35 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now over the South Atlantic has passed out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard. 5 minutes from now we'll have our next There acquisition at Ascension. In keeping with the new plan for reducing the total amount of crew time required for post sleep activites and presleep activities the ground is not interrupting post-sleep activities. The crew is allowed to complete their morning activities including breakfast without any interruption from the ground, unless there is an absolute requirement for it. We'll keep the line up now for the Ascension pass and 1'11 give you the reminder about 4 minutes from now as we come closer to the station there. The pass over Ascension's a very low elevation, only 2 degrees above the horizon at its maximum point. However, it's being brought up because our next acqruisition after that is again at Vanguard about an hour and 25 minutes from now. We'll keep the line up for Ascension 4 minutes away. END OF TAPE
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MC1672/I 04:22 CST,
PAO Ascension CC 4 minutes. Z-LV PLT maneuver.
Skylab Control. point. Skylab, Houston; Rog, Hank, and we
up live for the
CC Roger, we copy. CC PLT, Houston. Looks like you're through with the DAS for a little while. Could we have it to command heaters off on CMG Z? PLT CC CC We'll see you and 17 minutes You got it, Hank. Thank you, sir. Skylab, Houston; we're i minute at Vanguard at 11:47, and that's now.
from LOS. an hour
CDR Roger, Hank. PAO Skylab Control at 32 minutes and 43 seconds after the hour. Skylab space station is now about to cross the coast of Africa, has passed out of range of the Ascension Island tracking antenna. An hour and a quarter before our next acquisition at Vanguard. A little correction on this morning's Earth resources pass. The total data take time 12 minutes, and the total length of the data pass is 3400 miles. Skylab astronauts up at 3:20 a.m. central standard time this morning, will photograph the United Nations test site with a matched set of six cameras. The site a high plain region in western Sudan will be studyied in a test of techniques for agricultural and forest inventories. The Skylab Earth photos of Africa may also reveal crop damage due to disease or insects, a major problem in underdeveloped nations. Later in the 3400-mile-long survey the cameras will point at the forest and farms of Iran as part of a program to develop that nation's natural resources. Our next acquisition will be at Vanguard and immediately after that we'll have a morning Earth resources pass. This is Skylab Control at 33 minutes 45 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 46 minutes 45 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is about to be acquired through the Vanguard tracking ship after a pass around the world, during which a 3400-mile Earth resources pass was completed covering the area from the Sudan to Iran. Present time the solar forecasters and solar observatory team here had reported that a coronal transient is probably going to be visible on the Skylab. In this next pass the ATM console should be under operation during this pass coming up. The ATM is set for Pilot Bill Pogue, and there has been a lift-off of prominence on the Sun - Sun's disk during the last half hour. We're live now for air-to-ground at Vanguard. CC Skylab, Houston through Vanguard for ii minutes. SPT SPT S063. Went real second set now. Rog. Hello, Hank. Hank, we finished up the first set of well, and just about to pick up on the
CC Roger. We copy, Ed. PAO We're seeing another anomaly in the CMG operation which we should get a report on after this pass over Vanguard. CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute from LOS. Ascension coming up at 01 about 3 minutes from now and we plan to dump the recorder there. SPT Roger, Hank. We got a good look at the Falkland Current again and saw some vegetation over the regional part of it. We got a good description of it on tape. CC Okay. Real good, Ed. CDR Hey, Hank. How much VTR have we got? CC Have four corners available now, Jet. CDR It just occurred to me, if the opportunity present itself the next pass we may go over theMontevideo area, which should be about an hour and three quarters from now. The angle is just right for the confluence of those two currents, the Falkland and the South Equatorial, and if the real bright staining is there it might be a good whack - give us a good whack at TV. CC Okay. We'll put that in the hopper and try to have some words for you at Ascension, Jer. CDR Okay. PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 59 minutes and 35 seconds. Skylab space station is passed out of range of Vanguard. We're now moving toward acquisitlon a minute and a half from now at Ascension, where weVll have a
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10-1/2 minute pass. During this pass we observed another anomaly in the behavior of control moment gyro number 2, again very similar to previous anomalies. Increase of current about 2 percent on the wheel, a reduction in the wheel speed of about 1/2 percent, and bearing temperatures converging. That is to say that two bearing temperatures about equal at 69 degrees at the end of the Vanguard pass. We're now getting acquisition at Ascension so we'll turn it back over for air-to-ground. END OF TAPE
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CC Skylab, Houston, back with you through Ascension for ii minutes, and we'll be dumping the recorder. SPT Hank, I'm doing S063 at the present time. I don't know whether we need the time marks or not. CC Okay, stand by i. CC SPT, Houston, we_ll redesignate the recorders for you and you'll probably have the winking light after we do that. SPT CC do need Okay Hank, thank you. And you were right about those. the time hacks.
CC PLT, Houston. PLT Go, Hank. CC Okay, a little word for you on your ATM pass you've got here in a few minutes. NOAA reports that P61 has lifted off. It took off about 11:30. It was out at .02 solar radius, and at 11:40 it was out about .06. What we'd like for you to do is after you get cranked up there take a look at the WLC TV and see if there is a coronal transient in progress. If you do see one, we'd like for you to do a JOP 8 Bravo. And if a transient is not in progress as you see it, we would recommend that you do a shopping list item number i and then continue with the scheduled ops, PLT Roger. I_ii take a look_ and if it's looking good on the coronagraph I do a JOP 8 Bravo, if not I do a shopping list i and press on with the scheduled ops. CC That's right, Bill. And for the CDR, you have a GO to get the Falkland Current if it looks good. CDR Roger_ Hank. CC Houston, we're about 30 seconds from LOS. We'll see you at Guam at 45. And a couple of quickies for the PLT if he can listen. The TV setup for TV demos doesn't call for you to put the stuff when you get through with it. The fast demo equipment we'd like to put into dome locker 402. And also the photo setup is, the photo pad is correct for the hardware and not the science demos. PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 12 minutes and 38 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over Africa. Our next acquisition is 33 minutes away at Guam. During this last pair of passes the Skylab crew still very busy with their morning activities. Pilot Bill Pogue preparing for the ATM pass. That ATM pass may allow him to gather some data on solar prominence 51. It's a short ATM pass, we only have about 20 minutes of daylight left. But solar prominence did llft off the disk about 11:30 Greenwich mean time, and it was observed by ground cameras traveling
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at an estimated speed of i00,000 miles an hour away from the solar surface located on the Sun's western limb. However although ground-based observatories can observe the prominence as it moves off the solar disk. It can only be observed for a very short distance. As it moves out it becomes fainter and ground-based observatories are not capable of seeing it as its light is lost in the scattering of the upper atmosphere. As a result the Skylab space station instrument, white light coronagraph, which allows the transient event, the event which is passing very quickly through the upper atmosphere of the Sun to be photographed up to a distance of six times one solar radius. Six times the solar radius is a distance of approximately 2-1/2 million miles. So Pilot Bill Pogue will attempt to see that on his TV monitor. If he does see some indication of some transient event he'll make a series of special photographs to get data on it. The control moment gyroscope, another anomaly has occurred today, or was a similar anomaly yesterday. And the one this mornin_ seems to follow a general pattern. The anomaly occurred over a range of temperatures from about 66 to 71 degrees. Current increase is approximately 2 percent. The wheel speed decreasing approximately 1/2 percent. This convergence of temperature is on the two bearings, and the increase in wheel current and the decrease of wheel speed is a traditional signature of what is believed to be an indications that control moment gyroscope may be doomed to eventually fail. However, no one seems to have any idea of how long it will last or how long it may be before we have any further difficulties with it. Yesterday's anomaly was the first one we'd had in about a week, so now we've had two in 2 days. The problem is still not well understood, but one step has been taken to help remedy it, and that is to control the temperature within a smaller range not allowing it to drop to the lowest level at which we saw most of the early anomalies. However during the recent days most of these anomalies have occurred at relatively high temperatures for the bearings on the second control moment gyroscope. Observing changes in control moment gyroscope number 3 is not nearly so easy. The wheel speed indicator is broken on CMG number 3. As a result we can't detect variations in the speed of the wheel. One can, from time to time, see some changes in the wheel currents and of course readings are given on the bearing temperatures which from time to time do fluctuate but not as substantial apparently as they do on control moment gyro number 2_ so a failure signature on control moment gyro number 3 is not nearly so easy to detect. Our next acquisition is about a half hour from now at Guam. It's now 16 minutes and 18 seconds after the hour. During this upcoming
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pass Science Pilot handheld photography zones. The purpose
Gibson will have opportunities to of such photography
a couple of optional photograph major fault is to describe a number
of sites around the world. To they used a Hassleblad camera. one is of the Caucasus Mountains of the Turkey. seconds END OF Caspian This after TAPE
observe and photograph them, Today he has two opportunities, in soutkwestern Russia west of the Anatolian Fault Zone It's now 16 minutes and 50 in
Sea. The other is is Skyla5 Control. the hour.
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PAO Greenwich Japan is at Guam.
mean about Have
time. to be about
Skylab Control Skylab space acquired a 9-1/2 through minute
at 12 station
45 minutes Just across and antenna a handover
the tracking pass at Guam
is now in progress here is currently the flight for an ATM conference. Nell Hutchinson director, and on Bruce
in Mission Control. director. Bill Lenoir And a change of shift in Mission will be
Charles Lewis here is preparing will bring as the flight Hank Hartsfield
duty here McCandless
as spacecraft communicator very shortly. We're live now for air-to-ground through Guam. CC Skylab, _ouston; through Guam for 9-1/2 minutes. And I have one quick thing for the PLT regarding TV 102 before Bill gives the ATM word. PLT Go ahead, Hank. CC We went LOS and I was talking about that, Bill. I'm sorry to hit you with a couple of more things here, we'd but llke in to it regard to the TV do different from doesn't When you tell get 102 there what the are demo stow like several calls thes to put things out for. the demo it in D-402.
First off equipment.
you where to through, we'd
Secondly, on steps 4 and 6, we'd like to delete that are called out there, TV 102. And for the on 102, in setup it calls for the K2, K3 adapter. like to use the PLT the steps 4 and of Kilo 2, Kilo CC ATM conference. E2 6 3. adapter Roger. photos, That's
those photographs third thing We'd
per the photo pad and that's it. Stow the stuff in D-402, delete and use the Echo 2 adapter instead it. And Bill's standing by for
SPT Hello, Bill; go ahead. MCC Okay, Ed, not much to add on the today, Just the type of thing that you've been seeing last few days typified by active region 12 coming up, a little bit active and then it's on the decline now.
Sun the getting That's
typical of the Sun that you're looking at now and what you can expect over the next few days. We've got old active region 96 on the limb but we don't expect too much out of that. So not really much is coming back until we get back to the double zero region in about 7 or 8 days. One change on the plan that you probably have now, we had a JOP 18 Delta scheduled tomorrow. That has been moved to the following day because of the conflict with EREP. We will be concentrating on synoptics in as much let me and as quiet Sun we really now and take JOPs, don't any obviously have any inputs for other the next choice. got 5 to And 6 us days,
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in planning. Over. SPT Okay. Just two, Bill, one is 18D. We have not done it yet today, of course, but the last time we took a look at it, 2 days ago, it was fairly faint. And I think we ought to consider that a very disstinct possibility. We may not see it and you may want to observe - change the observing program as a result of it. We can position it certainly well enough without seeing it to do the work with the coronagraph, but to try to point to the nucleus without seeing it, I think we're asking for errors (garble) compatible with our ability to move over there which has been something like 4 to 8 or so in octal unit. And secondly, the more I look back on the activity which we did have, and the lack of activity now, and One of the primary mission objectives for the ATM is to get the flare rise, I think we all ought to do a little thinking about how we're going to approsch this when we do get a good active region back on the disk again. I think we ought to make every effort over a period of a couple days when we do have the active region with a high flare probability to be on the console with a flare wait program going. I think it's a very important thing to get a flare rise riEht from the very slight brightening on up, something we have not done yet in any of the flights. And I think it's something that the equipment here is juicily designed to do and we ought to go after it. MCC Okay, Ed; thanks. That's a very good input and we will plan on that. The words on the comet touched on something that I was going to mention here_ although you really did answer my questions. We are aware that we may very well not see it today. Or if we see it today, in all likelihood, that may be the last time we see it. And we've got a couple of "ifs" Written into the program for the future here depending on whether we see it or not. The estimating plus or minus 0.4 to 0.04 to 0.08 pointing errors if we go in the cookbook maneuver that we've been giving you, very well means that we will not be pointing very well at the nucleus with 82B, so that will probably have an effect on what we do here. SPT Okay, the - we figured that by eye we could probably do about two or so which is maybe a factor of 2 or S improvement over what we could do without the visual siting. MCC Okay, well thanks for the numbers, and we'll make use of those in our thinking. Got a couple of answers for you that I probably should're given you yesterday
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but ran out of time. On S054 with the new changes that you have you'd asked me some questions on the timing. All of the times that we give you on the 54 long exposures we would like to be accurate to within plus/minus i minute. _o that the timing of 17 minutes isn't very critical as far as to the nearest second. Plus/minus i minute is good enough. SPT Okay. MCC When we asked for 17 minutes we really do want 17 minutes. If - The particular example you used was if you only had i0 minutes available did we want that. The answer is negative. The 17 minutes is almost exactly four times the 256 exposures and it forms another part of the program there, so that if we can't get 17 we probably ought to be doing something different. SPT Okay, that answers the question. Glad to know it. MCC Okay, the third thing is, let me apologize. We sent you up a message last night entitled S054 Long Exposure Cue Card and didn't talk about long exposures. We gave you the smaller film and grating axis information but the rest of the message got dropped off, probably due to my fault, some things that I said, although I had'nt intended them to be interpreted that way, I see how it happened. Unless you tell us not to we'll go ahead and send that up again unless you've kept the old one and Just want to hang on to that. SPT I wish you would send it up again, please. MCC Okay, good. We'll do that and that's already in work. Then I've got a couple of words here from S055. Awhile - SPT Bill. MCC Yes? SPT Before we move off 54, I'm still working in the - the JOP summary sheet change and Itm about halfway through so I think you ought to take that into account in writing up the schedule, or at least writing up the pads. Make sure that the information for those long exposures is still put in there until I'm able to get that completed. MCC Okay, fine. We'll incorporate all of those changes in our schedule sheet. And whenever you've got it all done just let us know. SPT Okay. MCC Okay, then on 55, oh, about a week, i0 days ago, you found a hot spot for us, I've forgotten the active region, and got us a spectrum on it. And 55 finds that that was a very interesting area. The Lyman continuum has a temperature of on the order of 12,000 to 13,000 degrees Kelvin. And as you know generally the Lyman continuum you
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have SPT MCC TAPE
stretch to get up to That's right. Some - -
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SPT The JOP Summary Sheet changes, I'm about halfway through so I think you ought to take that into account in writing up the schedule, or writing up the pads, make sure that the information for those long exposures is still put in there so I'm able to get that completed. MCC those changes it all done SPT in just our let Okay, fine. We'll incorporate schedule sheet and whenever us know. Okay. 55, for on oh, us, it. all you've of got
CC week, i0 days ago, the active region,
Okay. Then on - on you found a hot spot and got us a spectrum
about a I've forgotten 55 finds
that that was a very interesting has a temperature of on the order Kelvin, and as you know generally you really SPT MCC quite have to stretch That's So that Density's it at through to get right. was on
area. The Lyman continuum of 12 to 13,000 degrees the Lyman continuum up to 10,000 degrees. and the 12th.
a very order
hot area of i0 to
And yon had peaked 55 is not totally
06 at about looking at
30 to 40,000 counts. this and don't totally interesting
have all their conclusions yet_ but they found it very and should you ever find yourself looking at a similar situation they're most interested in more spectra. SPT Okay. Did we get much spectrum in one? CC Yes, you did. SPT Okay. Very good. That's what we to do on on those which are are changing rapidly is them a truncated mirror auto raster to see where they within a spectrum. got MCC in my possession Okay. right And another thought here. now, but I haven't worked
tried to give are l've it up
into a change notice, all of the words from 55 on shopping llst 30 which lines to look at for disk quiet, disk and prominence, corona, etcetera, and a potential new mode for operating. I'll work that up into a change and we'll try to get that up to you in hard copy in the next day or so. SPT Okay. One question arises on that and when I did the last one is do we specify about a minute or so between each step? And I'm wondering if you're a little short on time, if then could we shorten that? I would think you'd want to shorten it closer to line center where the intensity's greatest and keep the ones in the wings fairly long. I'm wondering if they concur with that. MCC Okay. Wetve got i minute to LOS. Vanguard's next acquisition in 30 minutes, and the change actually takes
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care of that and you can actually go down to 10-second integration time, but the recommendation is to operate it in STOP instead of MLS. That allows you to get 240 samples there for very good averaging. Although you don't get the mirror line scan it doesn't matter because you're pointed at what you wanted to look at anyway. SPT Okay. That's a good point. That'll sure cut down the time and be able to give them some line profiles on specific points and perhaps maybe a larger number of points, more interesting points, rather than just those randomly distributed along the line of (garble). MCC Okay, right. And like I say, I'ii be getting that up to you soon, and apparently we're over the hill here so I'ii see you tomorrow. SPT Thank you, Bill. So long. PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 56 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now out of range of Guam is 29 minutes from acquisition of signal at Vanguard. That was Bill Lenoir giving an ATM conference, discussing the solar instruments and solar observations with Science Pilot Ed Gibson. One of the things he reported was a very interesting spectra reported on S055 which was the only solar instrument that gives immediate data to ground observers. It's an electronic instrument which records this data on tape which - that tape is then dumped at ground stations and transmitted back to Mission Control, and we do have almost virtually immediate data and sometimes actual real time data coming in on - in on the Sun. It said that the spectra showed unusually high temperatures and high density in the hot spots Ed Gibson manage to acquire with the solar instrument. And the guidance problem, slight fluctuation again on control moment gyro number 2, appears to have gone away completely by the acquisition at Guam. Speeds are back about the normal level and temperature difference between the two bearings is once again moved up to about 2 degrees, and currents have come down to their nominal level. They did reach - temperatures became equal at one point and speed was reduced about 1/2 percent and currents moved up about 2 percent. That's typical of the signature of anomalies that we've seen a number of times on this control moment gyroscope, about a dozen times so far now. The last anomaly of this sort occurred yesterday and before that it'd been about a week since we saw the last control moment gyroscope number 2 anomaly. Otherwise everything seems to be working fairly well. Earth resources pass is completed early this morning. We should get a report on that a little bit later. And the solar prominence was observed lifting off the disk about
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11:30. Pilot Bill Pogue was asked to keep his eyes open to see what changes might have occurred in the upper atmosphere of the Sun as a result of that lift-off_ a mass of material moving off of the Sun's western limb at a speed of about i00,000 miles an hour. 27 minutes to our next acquisition of signal and 58 minutes after the hour. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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MC-1677/I 07:24 CST
PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 24 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is off the coast of Chile about to be acquired by the Vanguard tracking ship. The pass through Vanguard will last about ii minutes. And the handover is completed here in Mission Control. Flight director Nell Hutchinson has taken over the duty as the flight director. Spacecraft communicator is now Bruce McCandless. We'll bring the line up live for airto-ground through Vanguard. CC Skylab, this is Houston through the Vanguard at sea for 10-1/2 minutes. Over. CDR Got you, Bruce. CC And I've got a couple of quick ones for the PLT and SPT whenever they're handy. SPT Houston_ SPT, go ahead. CC Okay Ed, the change that we have for you concerns your detail pad. And at 20:44 you're showing ATM JOP 18D pad, weTd like to change that 20:44 to 20:31, that's 20:31 to put you on station 5 minutes prior to commencing the maneuver. Over. SPT 20:31, I copy. CC And that's it for youp Ed. SPT Would you please tell me what time my comm is tonight? CC Oh, I think we can do that if we dig into archives here. Stand by on that. CC Okay we have you hooked up through Canary Islands at 23:35. And that'll be on the right antenna. Over. SPT 23:35, right. Thank you. CC Roger. Out. PLT Houston, PLT. CC Roger, Bill. l've got a couple of quick ones here for you if you're ready. PLT Go. CC Okay, on your S183 K pad, the S183 carousel i-i is in reality located in F-510 Bravo. That's Bravo as opposed to Hotel as it is shown in the pad. Over. PLT Roger. Thank you. CC Okay, moving further down that same pad, you'll find the line that about the fifth line or sixth line into the pad that says available 15:41 to 15:45 field Kohoutek rotation (garble) plate 14. That should be plate 15 since we've already used plate 14. Over. PLT Roger. Plate 15 instead of plate 14. CC And in the basic Flight Plan for today, at around 23:30 you_ll note that we have an S183 stow i called out for you. We would like to delete the stow 1 and do only the carousel i-i ops portion of the cue card. That is do the film
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stow by following the teleprinter change to your cue card except for the one little paragraph in there that says if 183 stow i, 2, 3 schedule immediately and proceed to applicable portion of stow option disregarding SAL pressurization. And we want to do that because we're leading S183 in and setup except for the film overnight, we're going to run it again tomorrow morning. Over. PLT Bruce, I didn't have the cue card handy but I think I understand what you're saying. They Just want to stow the carousel i-i, put the plate in position and all that sort of thing and leave the 183 on the AMS for use tomorrow. CC Roger. That's correct. And - And - Okay, and also on your 183 pad note that the second field is called out for this morning uses plate 21 and will require you to advancing several frames from 15 to get there. And if you have any questions when you get the cue card out_ go ahead and give us a call, but I think that if you just remember the intent is to stow the carousel without completely breaking the works down, why wetll get there. We've got about 15 seconds to LOS. Next station contact in 6-1/2 minutes through Ascension at 13:42. And could you tell us whether TV input station 642 was used for the press conference yesterday or not? PLT That's affirmative. The one in the experiment compartment; I'm sure that's 6:42. CDR That's affirmative. That's the one we used. CC Roger. Thank you very much, see you over Canaries _ Ascension. PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 36-1/2 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is over Brazil about 5-1/2 minutes from our next acquisition at Ascension. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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MC1678/I 07:41 CST
PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours, 41-1/2 minutes, Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is about to come within range of the tracking antennae at Ascension. This pass through Ascension will last about 3 minutes, immediately following it we'll have a Canary Island pass and then a Madrid pass with a total time of about 17 minutes. Spacecraft communicator is Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Ascension, Canary and Madrid for about ii minutes. Out CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead, Jer. CDR Okay, we got a problem with lighting, panel lighting now on the ATM panel. We just lost them. I tried the reset procedure of killing the four display switch, cycling the inverter LCA switch, and, we've got no lighting whatsoever on either BUS i or BUS 2. We've got our ready lights, our alert lights and our, our meter lights, but we do not have the integral or numerics. CC Okay, tell you what, we'll work on it, but just so that we don't get out of sync here would you hold off on throwing any more switches until we get some words up to you. CDR Right, we've done all we can do now by cycling those breakers, and that didn't help, so we're standing by. CC Okay, we're right with you. CC Calling Houston. I think you're on intercom. CC You got about a 30 second dropout here. handing over at Canary, I'ii talk to you then. And, we're sure you're not using the data/voice tape recorder, so, we're going to press on and do a data/voice tape recorder dump here at Canary, if you don't mind. CDR Okay, Bruce. CC CDR this is Houston, starting the troubleshooting procedure with you on the ATM. The configuration we'd like to be in now is with the four display switches, in BUS i and with the lighting integral and lighting numeric switches both in the FIXED position and then tell us whether you've got lighting or not. Over. CDR That's where I am and no lighting. 4 CC Okay, we'll proceed on to step 2, just for you're own information, we're showing a little higher than normal temperature on the inverter LCA down here and we'll keep you posted. CDR Okay. SPT Houston, SPT.
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CC SPT, Houston, go ahead. SPT Okay, I'd like to have you check on an item of that JOP 18 D coming up on step 18. The pointing command given if we are not able to find it_ we're supposed to position the nucleus at the center and then move on out. The magnitude of those do not agree with the position we're supposed to put it in the tail. I show (garble) put it in 0.7 degrees out, 0.74 degrees out and we're supposed to be 0.25. CC Okay, we copy that Ed, and_ give us a minute to get working on it (garble). Andp for the CDR again up on the ATM panel, we would llke you to verify, but not change the configuration that all 18 circuit breakers under console power distribution are in the IN position, over. CDR That's verified. CC Okay, thank you. CDR Houston, CDR, is there any Sun-centered data here. that CC you might like to have gathered check. operawhile we're sitting
Stand by, we'll
CC CDR, this is Houston. For your Sun-centered tion, we'd like an SO56 patrol and i0 minutes of continuous operation oll S052_ over. CDR Okay, you want patrol long on 56? CC Roger, Jer, patrol long and l0 minutes in the continuous mode on 52. CDR Okay. How about 55? I've got mirrior auto now, you want to just let it run? CC Okay, just leave it running like it is, Jerry, and we'll update you. CDR Okay. CC CDR, Houston, over. CDR Go ahead, Bruce. CC Okay, we've got 2 minutes to LOS here. Your next station is in 27 minutes, Guam at 14:24. In the going interim we recommend ATM C&D malf procedure number 4, entitled, Loss of Fixed Numeric Lighting on Panel 130, showing up on page 1-14 of the ATM malfs. If you want to wait for us at Guam to run through it with you, you may, or if you encounter any questions in your mind as you go through it, you can hold off and we'll talk to it at Guam also. In the
meantime, however, on S054_ we_d like to get the X_ray image switch to off, please, since, with the probable loss of power we've got here, we've lost filament power to the tube down there, and when you complete the observations of this pass go ahead and power down for ATM operations next pass, over.
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CDR this page. CC Gaum. CDR
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CDR CC you over CDR CDR
- - got the Okay, we're Guam. Roger. Well, Bruce,
malf opened i minute to
to this page. LOS, and we'll
time? CC CDR CC CDR PAO 45 seconds Greenwich We'll get it for you. Thank you. 14:03, Jerry, 14:03 for Thank you. Skylab Control mean time. at Skylab 13
400K. 59 minutes has
passed out of range of Canary Island and Madrid. A difficulty occurring at the beginning of this pass reported by Carr is that the ATM panel lighting has failed, failure in the integral and numerical lighting from the ATM solar instrument panel. That limits the amount of work that can be done at the ATM panel. However, some of the instruments were left running during the remainder of this pass. Sun centered, does tend to make it more difficult to do some pointing operations. And also SO54, one of the X-ray instruments cannot be operated without the power that's provided to both the lights and to that instrument. So one instrument is to disabled because some extent, of acquisition Control. mean of the the lighting failure other instruments is minutes away. It's and control, limited. Our now on the hour,
at 14 station
hours 23 minutes about to be pass. the Guam
acquired through The spacecraft flight director for 6 CC minutes. CDR the CC malf? Over.
Guam tracking communicator is on duty is Nell Skylah, Over. Roger, Okay, this
antenna for a 7-minute Bruce MeCandless, and Hutchinson. is Houston and through clear. Where are
Bruce; loud and
in number at 1
CDR and recovered INTEGRAL switch that time and problem to C&D and BUS was malf
Okay, Bruce, on page 1-14 did block the numeric lighting, and that leaves the off. So I threw the INTEGRAL switch on it all fell off again. So I decided the the 2 integral on page
lighting, and I went over 1-8 and began with that rascal number shorted. ii that says And that seems
ended up in Z integrated,
ended up in block or BUS 363 Delta
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to be where CC we stand. I got Okay, it numerics now but sounds beautiful, It get sounds right no integral. Jerry. Let like you pretty back to you.
us talk around well got things
down here isolated
a minute. and we'll
CDR Bruce, also would would like to work the next ATM pass. try to pick up what we did not get on take a giant step past it and pick up for this one? CC Okay, Jerry, we'll
like to know how they Would they like to the last pass or Just the regular schedule just pick up the regular
schedule. And give us a little bit of time to - to contemplate the situation from last pass. And I expect we'll try and work those things in either later today or tomorrow if we need to. CDR Okay. -
CC And what is your configuration at the time at the present time on the panel? I mean do you have the numeric lighting back, or are you sitting there at block ii? CDR numeric CC block ii to configuration? CDR got CC CC Next Creek lighting block No, I've got everything back, and the integral Okay, so you essentially 15 and you're in the malf That's affirmative. you. LOS. on BUS i. I've is off. went on from 2 block 15
Okay, that sounds good to us. Thank Skylab, this is Houston; i minmte to 5-1/2 minutes through at 14 station hours now at Guam. Honeysuckle 32 minutes over New About
station contact in at 14:36. Out. mean of range time. of
PAO Greenwich is out
Skylab Skylab the
minutes to our next acquisition of During this pass Jerry Cart reviewed he'd gone through on malfunction. ATM control and display panel have integral loss of and also and that the numeric instrument loss of lighting was frame on the the loss counts of the
signal at Honeysuckle. his procedures that The lighting on the been a problem with both ATM panel. of pointing the various being very digital Primary readouts pieces important. address no way
of film, the pointing control, Also there was no readout for system. of reading punched readout essential and So in of
course computer punched or not frame
that when something was out to determine whether properly. The have the are pointing now of
in there was it had been counts and DAS most a_e the switches
been repaired. equipment. The back on. They
Those numeric are
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so that means that during the next pass the commander will be able to point properly at his targets without any difficulty, and will be able to read his digital address system for the computer operation. However, the integral remains off. Integral controls a number of things, one of which is the electra-fluorescent lighting that's used to - for identification of various panel parts. PAO Skylab Control. We're now about 2 minutes from acquisition of signal. Here in Mission Control the flight team is still trying to determine exactly what they've lost with the integral. The lighting system is not operating properly but no doubt the malfunction procedure will be continued to attempt to bring that back on line as well. Electrafluorescent lighting is not the is not the main problem (garble). Now he says that it appears that it would affect some backlighted panel switches that are again not nearly so important as the integral lighting which provids pointing and also frame counts on the instruments and the digital readout for the computer. Those - END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control. We're now about 2 minutes from acquisition of signal. Here in Mission Control the flight team is still trying to determine exactly what they've lost with the integral light systems not operating properly but no doubt the malfunction procedure will be continued to attempt to bring that back on llne as well. The electra-fluorescent lighting is not be is not the main blem (garble) said that appears it would effect some backlighted panel switches but, again, not nearly so important as the integral lighting which provides pointing and also frame counts on the instruments and digital readout for the computer. Those things are all back on line now after the malfunction procedure was completed between the Madrid pass and the Guam pass during the last half hour. We're about a minute from acquisition of signal at Honeysuckle. We'll bring the line up live there for airto-ground. CC Skylab this is Houston through Honeysuckle Creek for 4 minutes, and for the CDR, we recommend that you put some red tape on the lighting integral switch Just as a caution against reactivating it. Over. CDR Roger. It's in work. CC And also, right now it does not look like loss of the integral lighting BUS will compromise your operations but we're still checking to make sure there're not some sneaky items powered from it, and if we come up with anything out of the ordinary why we'll send you up a detail listing of the items that you've lost. Over. CDR Thank you, Bruce. CC PLT, this is Houston. Over. PLT Hello, Bruce. CC Yes, I've got a quick little procedure that you might be interested in for S180 AMS mirror retraction should you lose your way in following the turns clockwise and counterclockwise. Over. PLT Okay. Go ahead. CC Okay. Set the tilt on the mirror to zero and then prime discone antenna number 1 by searching in rotation and looking through whatever set of optics you happen to have available. You can determine that it's an_ tenna number I instead of number 2 since it takes 3.5 counterclockwise turns to go from number i to number 2, and the zero rotation is only about one-tenth of a clockwise turn from discone antenna number I. Do you want me to read that again or - what, we've got about 30 seconds to LOS. The next station is Canary at 15:23 in 45 minutes. pro-
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PLT Roger. Set tilt 00 and find discone number 1 with rotation. From number 1 go 3.5 counterclockwise, or it takes 3.5 counterclockwise to go from number 1 to number 2. When I'm sure I'm on number i, one-tenth clockwise from dlscone number 1 for zero rotation. CC Hey) you got a telephonic memory there. Beautiful, Bill, and you may be - might want to write that down on a piece of paper and tape it on the AMS or something, or would you like us to send you up a cue card? PLT No) it wouldn't_t - wouldn't hurt just send up a teleprinter message on that. We'd just tape it right on the AMS. CC Okay. We'll send you a teleprinter decal. PLT Thank you, sir. CC Roger; out. See you at Canary. PAO Skylab Control at 14 hours 40 minutes and 50 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now out of range of the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia trackinK antenna. 42-1/2 to our next acquisition of signal. Here in Mission Control as Bruce McCandless mentioned during this last pass they're still analyzing the integral problem on the ATM panel lighting. That's the panel lighting for solar instruments. It doesn't seem to have much impact now but they're going to go through the circuits and make sure there are no hidden impacts from the loss of that one part of the lighting system for the ATM panel. The numerical lighting has been returned and is operating properly. That does allow them the main things that they were concerned about which are pointing of the solar instruments. This is detailed fine pointing on the solar surface. Also) a computer display readout for the what is called the DA8, the digital address system, for the Skylab computer. That is working properly again) and also the frame counts on the various instruments tell how much film has been consumed. That again is also working properly. So the major problem with the ATM lighting which had cut off has been solved. First analysis indicates that the problem may have possibly been caused by a power surge that was too brief to pop the circuit breaker. That might have caused an adjustment in the solid state electronics, and once the thing was switched off completely and the malfunction procedure and then brought back on line it began operating properly again. That's of course Just a first look at it and no doubt during the next several hours we_ll get use low gas a more thorough analysis of the problem. Yesterday's of nitrogen attitude control system gas was relatively and only 55 pound seconds used yesterday, The remaining at that time was something over 18,000 pound seconds of
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gas, of which 12,000 pounds may be used for experiments at a rate of approximately 55 poun seconds a day. Of course that would last far beyond the end of the mission. For this morning's Earth resources pass only about 45 pound seconds were used. That indicates that for most of the activities going on now, unless there are major problems with the atti_ tude control system, it looks as if the gas supply may well be more then adequate. 40 minutes to our next acquisition of signal and 43 minutes and 14 seconds after the hour. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours, 22 minutes, Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now over the North Atlantic, is out of range of the tracking ship at Vanguard, but we're about to be acquired at Canary Islands. Pass through Canary Islands and Madrid is a pass lasting about 14-1/2 minutes, the spacecraft communicator is Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston, through Canary and Madrid for 12-1/2 minutes with a data/voice tape recorder dump commencing information on SPT CC now at JOP 18. Canary and for the SPT, we have some
Roger Houston, go ahead. Okay, on that step ig which you have questioned, if it is visible of course, we want you to do the first part of 18 if the comet is not visible perform the following fine maneuver to point 82B and 55 at the tail. X, 51105 and that's in decimal a minus 0.69 degrees Y, 50105, which is in a plus 0.69 CC 0.69 plus 0.69 and first part, was to we're getting even difference between CC CDR CC like CDR it's okay for decimal degrees and Z, 50000. Read back, over. Rog, 51105, 50105, 5000 (sic). minus zero. The objective, though, is from the get 0.25 degrees back, and now looks as though further out, I don't understand the the two. Okay, stand by Houston, CDR. Go ahead, CDR. Okay, I the X-ray checked image a minute.
the schematics; it looks enable to be back on
again, so I turned it on. Also, you might tell the S082B folks that when I tried to go to limb scan or llmb pointing, that the mirror goes unstable, and itts worse in limb pointing than it is in llmb scan. It'll go from plus or minus 45 in limb pointing. So, the last building block that I it in white light display only and I just took 12 arc Seconds on the H-ALPHA i. CC CDK S183. CC Bill. PLT Roger. Bad news is that the carrousel was, would not go in when I tried to put it in. I removed it, there was a _ part of a plate sticking out and I pulled the part plate out, I have it. Checked the alignment drill mark. It was not lined up with the patch, I reclocked it and the thing inserted properly and I'm in the process of continue with normal operations, there is not a number on the piece of the plate that I do have. Okay, send the rest of the good news there Okay Bruce we copy have a that, status Jerry. report did was done the offset with of
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CC Okay, we copy that. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead, CDR. CDR Okay I might add on this SO82B mirror situation that, while it was so wildly unstable in the llmb pointing mode when I would go back to limb scan and then to white light, it took a little while for it to settle on. You could display. CC carrousel see it undulating Okay We're the PLT, but the back we copy. handing and And over, forth for I'll in the white was you light the in a
the PLT, talk to lined go up in,
minute. And for tried to install, the situation?
was carrousel i_i thing just wouldn't
when you is that
PLT That's affirmative, I know_ looked in there, saw the drill hole wasn't lined up and I thought well maybe it's because of the progression of the plate, tried to put it in and it would not, not go in, so I pulled it back out, and when I pulled it back out, that's when the piece of the plate was protruding from the hatch. hole CC was PLT or was not Okay, lined It was you up? not. say when When I you started, to the putp drill put
it in initially, I checked it. off and you look at - with the was about ii o'clock. I pulled resistance, plate was CC for today ops that i-i you know, protruding, we've
Saw that it was about 10 degrees hatch at 12 o'clock, the drill mark it out as soon as I encountered I did, part of the
or difficulty and when I pulled it out. Okay, we copy that Bill. mentioned sync carrousel for S183 reset cue card that to and zero I guess prior it to,
In the carrousel
only on the you should carrousel.
had been our intent trying to insert the
PLT CC Houston,
Yeah, I see that Bruce, thank you. SPT, Houston, over. Skylab, this is minutes to LOS, next station contact in 28
utes through Carnarvon at 16:04 and for the SPT, we're continuing to work on the problems of JOP 18 pointing, if the comet is not visible. Let us get back to you on another station or two, we_ve still got a good bit of time before the maneuver's scheduled to run, over. SPT Roger, all you've got to do is tell me which direction the tail is pointing and I can figure it out from there. Also on these Kohoutek observations we're supposed to be making right now with S063, we established yesterday that you can not take them out of the STS window when we've got a
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90-degree roll in, and we had set up to have a pad set up for taking them on an optional basis, which I'd just started to dop however, we have, we did not have any black and white film, we used that this morning, we need a new roll, would you like to (garble) there and the other film has got the E-2 adapter on it for the TV which Bill is doing. CC And, CDR, this is Houston, we don't want you to use limb pointing or llmb scan on 82B until further notice, just the white light, over. CDR Okay Bruce, I'll put a piece of tape on it with a notice. CC Okay. PAO Skylab Control at 15 hours, 38 minutes, Greenwich mean time. Skylab has passed out of range of the tracking antennae at Madrid. Our next acquisition is 26 minutes away at Carnarvon, Australia. This is Skylab Control at 38 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE
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MC1682/I 10:03 CST,
PAO Skylab Control at 16 hours 3 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now coming within range of the tracking antenna at Carnarvon. This pass through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle with the exception of a brief period of dropout in the middle, will last approx_ imately 15 minutes. Bring the line up live now for alr-to_ ground. Bruce McCandless is the spacecraft communicator and Nell Hutchinson the flight director on duty. His shift goes off at approximately 3 o'clock central standard time today and a change-of-shift will be scheduled for sometime after that. We're live now for air-to-ground at Carnarvon. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon for 7 minutes. Over. CC And also Honeysuckle, making a total of 14_i/2. CDR Thank you, Bruce. CC SPT, this is Houston. Over. SPT Go ahead. CC Okay, Ed, you probably wouldn't believe everything that's been going on down here on the film loads for your SO63 optional comet photography, but our desire is that you load Bravo Victor 27 in - in KO2 if you want to do the comet photography. And ii0 had been - we referenced Bravo Victor 27 for use on the SO63 ozone ops if you run low on film, and I guess our intent got buried down there in that footnote; it's pretty obtuse. But if you want to do it later on today, go ahead and use BV27 out of location F33. Over. SPT Bravo Victor 27 at 10:33. Okay. CC And on NK03 which is tied up on TV 102, I guess that's a problem on our part, hut if you want to use it when it's not tied up for photography of the immiscable liquids Iuess you'd have to remove the E2 ring and re_ configure it for your work and then give it back to Bill to reconfigure for TV 102. Over. SPT Roger, I had thought of doing that and I think I declined because we had already gotten them some exposures without filters. And I thought it best to go ahead and try to get some work with the filters though. I'll try and pick up some of that later today. We have it in shop - continuing shopping list item, CC Roger, we concur. I imagine it sort of caught you by surprise to have the E2 tube in there. We're going LOS right now. Our next station contact is in 35 minutes through Bermuda at 16:52. See you there.
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CDR next CC PAO Greenwich the
To keep the film guys happy, what's we're going to use for film? We'll have that for you at Bermuda. Skylab Control at 16 hours 19 minutes time. Skylab space station is now out of
range of the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia tracking antenna. Our next acquisition is 33-1/2 minutes away at Bermuda. The very end of that pass Jerry Carr asking a question about infrared photo, I believe, and Bruce McCandless trying to yell over the loss of signal that we can get them again at Bermuda 33 minutes from now. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 16 hours 52 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over Venezuela about to be acquired through the tracking antenna at Bermuda. Pass over Bermuda will last about i0 minutes, and we'll bring the line up live now for air-to-ground there. CC Skylab, this is Houston. For the CDR, first we'd like you to stay off the DAS for a couple of moments while we give you a nuZ update, and reload the momentum biases consistent with JOP 18 Delta maneuver as opposed to the corollary maneuver. And also, for anybody, we showed a experiment i tape recorder still running since the S183 operations, I wonder if you're through with it. We need to dump it this pass. Over. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Bermuda for 8-i/2 minutes. Do you read? Over. CDR Hello Houston, Skylab. How do you read? CC Roger. Loud and clear, Jerry. How me? CDR Okay. We got you loud and clear. You're clear to take the DAS and you can take the experiment tape recorder. CC CDR, Houston. We're through with the It's yours again, and for the SPT, if you're free, got a comment or two for you on JOP 18. SPT He's listening, Bruce. CC Okay, Ed. The problem that we've been trying to resolve here is what you do if the comet is visible or if it is not visible. Okay. In step 14 of the pad that we sent you it says the comet, if visible should be at a position of minus i00 in X, plus 70 Y octal coordina_ts on the overlay with the overlay at minus 6900 ROLL. Okay. If it is visible then in step 16 you maneuver to place the nucleus of the comet at X equal to minus 60 Y equal to plus 70 on the overlay. If the comet is not, which may or may not be an exact maneuver or at exact Delta from the position we gave you in 14 - If the comet is not visible in step 14 assume that it's at that position and when you go on to step 16 you enter the Delta maneuvers, that is a Delta from minus i00 in X to minus 60 in X which is an octal DAS. we've Delta of plus 20, and no see it we have the the Delta center in Y, line then since of the ATM you did not instruments
pointing on the anti-tail side of the comet nucleus, and the maneuver that we gave you for use if the comet is not visible would reposition the instruments so that the 82B slit is pointed a quarter of a degree on the tail side of the head. That is, you're looking at a change from one side of the comet, through the nucleus, over to the other
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side and into the tail, and the 18 step 18 maneuver is a Delta from the position in step 16, which is a Delta from the assumed position in step 14, all if you can't see the nucleus of the comet. If you can see the nucleus I don't think we've got any problem. In step 16 you put in whatever commands are necessary to locate it at X - X equal minus 60 and Y equals plus 70, and step 18 you put in whatever maneuvers are required to point it a quarter of a degree out in the tail. Over. SPT Okay Bruce. I understand what you're saying. What was confusing though in step 18 was the statement, "If comet is not visible perform fine maneuver S182B and 55 in nucleus and then proceed to point at tail," and it gave the maneuver there, which I assume were the ones to point you out into the tail, and that's what was confusing. Thank you. CC Okay, Ed. A further word on the thing. The maneuver values that we uplinked to you on the teleprinter when the 18D pad came up last night, were in fact consistent with that statement. They were the values to point you at the head of the comet, and you then had to do another maneuver to point a quarter of a degree out into the tail. The Delta, or the maneuver that we uplinked to you by voice this morning was one maneuver to do the whole thing at once_ and was intended as a replacement. Not as a supplement to the teleprinter uplinked values. Over. SPT Okay. Thank you_ Bruce. CC Roger. We're sorry for the confusion. PAO Skylab Control at 3 minutes and 20 seconds after the hour. We have loss of signal at Bermuda. 2_i/2 minutes to our next acquisition at Madrid. Skylab astronauts up and at work at 3:20 a.m. central standard time today completed a 3400-mile-long Earth resources pass from the high plains of the western Sudan to the forests and farms of Iran before 5 a.m. this morning. Just as they com_ pleted their Earth resources maneuver solar scientists on the ground told Pilot Bill Pogue to keep his eyes open for some dramatic changes in the Sun's atmosphere. A solar observatory in the Canary Islands off west coast of Africa reported a massive cool material tearing free of the Sun's surface and moving out at a speed of i00,000 miles an hour. Although ground observations saw the beginning of the event_ Skylab has special telescopes that can see the Sun's thin atmosphere as far as 2-1/2 million miles above the surface. Such detail can't be seen at all through the atmosphere of the Earth. This morning Earth resources survey caused another slight fluctuation in the performance of one of the space
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station's large attitude control gyroscopes. The wheel slowed down by a fraction of a percent but now that has returned to normal. Later in the morning some of the numbered displays that aid the astronauts in pointing small at small features on the Sun went blank. Jerry Carr made a thorough checkout and had the working fine in a few minutes. END OF TAPE central lighting system
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PAO Now about i minute from acquisition of signal at Madrid. We'll bring the line up live for Bruce McCandless during a pass that will last about 8-1/2 minutes. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid for 8 minutes, with a data/voice tape recorder dump. Over. CC Skylab, this is Houston, 1 minute till LOS. Next station contact in 25 minutes through Carnarvon, at 17:40. Out. PAO Skylab Control, at 17 hours 15 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over eastern Europe. Our next acquisition is 23-1/2 minutes away at Carnarvon. This is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control, at 17 hours 38 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is about to be acquired through the Carnarvon, Australia, trackin_ antenna. Pass through Carnarvon will last about 10-1/2 minutes. There will be a brief interruption and then we'll have 5-1/2 minutes through Honeysuckle Creek, in Australia. Spacecraft communicator is Bruce McCandless, and the flight director is Nell Hutchinson. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle Creek for 15-1/2 minutes. Out. END OF TAPE
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LOS, next station contact in 31 minutes through Corpus Christi at 18:25. And we're taking over the VTR at this time to rewind and dump later. Over. CDR Roger Bruce. PAO Skylab Control at 17 hours 55 minutes and 33 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now passing out of range of the Honeysuckle Creek antenna, our next acquisition is 30 minutes away at Texas. During this pass Pilot Bill Pogue was the subject of a medical experiment that's underway, that's MI31, the human vestibular function experiment which used the rotating litter chair. Observer on the - the run of MI31 today is Science Pilot Ed Gibson, so the final answer to space craft communicator was from Jerry Cart. at the ATM panel. after the hour. mean PAO time. Texas Cart right now This is Skylab This is acquisition is scheduled Control, 56 to be working minutes
Skylab Control, coming up in
18:23 Greenwich 50 seconds. Almost
continuous tracking and communications next 27 minutes or so. Texas, MILA, to Madrid, and we'll stay up for all is Neal Hutchinson he's hidden down CC Christi, Out. CDR an Merritt space there,
possible during the Bermuda with a gap over off them. Flight director stand by yeah,
craft communicator it's Bruce McCandless. this is Bermuda CDR, on exposure. this pass
Skylab, Island, and Houston, 1 minute the end We'll CDR, of
Houston through Corpus for 14-1/2 minutes. the last ATM pass Looks like I'll would they like I have me to
a little time pick it _ up? CC CC if you ican you mislsed CbR CC Bermud_ next Out. we'll CC station PAO at by END Bermuda, at 18:41 OF TAPE
check. this is like Houston, you to that's pick that affirmative 82A exposure
work it earlier.
Okay. be Skylab, doing the this is data/voice Houston. recorder Houston. through Control. at When we dump. get Out. to
Skylab, this is in 4-1/2 minutes This is Skylah
1 minutes Madrid at Loss of
to LOS, 18:44.
in 3 minutes time.
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for LOS, And can
CC 6-1/2 minutes, CC next station for the CDR, PLT we take it?
Skylab, this out. Skylab, this contact in 28 I have a quick He seems to
is Houston, 1 minutes through note here. be pretty busy him that weather, pass. Carnarvon
minute to Carnarvon. on channel 170-9 laser A,
CC optional's sighting PLT CC
Yeah, just tell been scrubbed due to bad at 20:04 over the U.S. next Okay. And see you at
handheld that was
PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal through Madrid. Space station Skylab groundtrack coming down the GNC over Asia Minor. Groundtraek will carry it down over oil country, Saudi Arabia. Next station in 26 minutes, Carnarvon. 18:52 Greenwich mean time, Skylab Control. PAO This is Skylab Control, 19:17 Greenwich mean time. Carnarvon, Australia followed by Honeysuckle Creek tracking station, upcoming in about 45 seconds. Standing by midway through revolution 3,361 for the space station. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon 4-1/2 minutes, out. CC Skylab, this is Houston 20 seconds to LOS, next station contact in 6-1/2 minutes through Honeysuckle Creek at 19:30, out. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honeysuckle Creek for a minute and a half. Next station contact will be Corpus Christi at 20:00 Zulu, with a data/voice tape recorder dump, out. PAO This is Skylab Control. Space station Skylab over the hill from Honeysuckle Creek, next station in 27 minutes Texas, overlapping coverage with Goldstone, Merritt Island Launch Area, Bermuda and with a brief gap over to Madrid. We'll return at that time. At 19:33 GMT for this END is OF Skylab TAPE Control.
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PAO This is Skylab ControZ, 19:59 Greenwich mean time. AOS Texas upcoming in 50 seconds, and a fairly solid stateside pass through all the Continental Unl - U.S. tracking stations, with a skip across the Atlantic into Madrid tracking station. And we're standing by. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Corpus Christi, Merritt Island, and Bermuda for 16 minutes and 20 seconds, with a couple of short ones here for the CDR. First off is a data/voice tape recorder dump, and the second is at this pass we will be inhibiting the momentum dump maneuver in preparation for JOP 18. This didn't make it onto you schedule pad, but it should have no effect on the time remaining clock. Over. CDR Okay, Bruce. And somebody is recording right now, wait just a second on that dump. CC Okay, we_ll hold off. CC And when ever you may have a minute or so free we got a REG open circuit VOLTAGE ADJUST. It should take about 5 seconds. CDR Okay, go ahead. CC Okay, BUS l, POT only, turn 25 degrees counterclockwise, that's 25 degrees counterclockwise. Over. CDR Okay, that's done. CC Thank you. And it looks to us like the voice recording has been terminated, can we go to dump? CDR Affirmative. CC Roger. Out. CC And for the PLT, no response required right now, but we got some procedures that will shorten up the TV 102. I can get back to you later when you have a free minute. CDR Roger Bruce, he copied. CC And a new pristine JOP 18 Delta pad is on it's way up to you. It's either on board now or will be in a couple of minutes with all the mods that we voiced to you in it. CC Plus one we haven't. SPT Does it presume the ones that's been changed or is it necessary to go through the whole pad? CC It's a brand new pad. CC The only things that were changed really is that the change maneuver and the wording indicating that you know if the comet is not visible this will point you at the tail. And then right at the tail end of it we have modified the procedure for during a nominal H-CAGE in the CMGs. Instead of just throwing a nominal H_CAGE what we're asking
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you to do is to is DAS in to inhibit CMG control which puts you over in TACS in and 3, 2, 2 deadband, then do the nominal H-CAGE. And after the nominal H-CAGE reenable CMG control. This is being done to avoid running the CMGs into gimbal stops when they take out the attitude deviation following the nominal H-CAGE. Over. SPT Roger. CC Those are the only two changes. CC And the good news is that that's all the hanky-panky with the APCS for today. The bad news is that the as the Beta angle gets worse and worse we're going to become more and more ingenious in our techniques for managing the APCS and maybe even the bearing used. Out. SPT Keep on trucking. CC Tell your friend CMG number 2 to keep on trucking, we're with you. SPT (Garble) CC And for the CDR, on building block 28 which we believe your running through at the present time. It looks to us that SO54 is being run with the GRATING IN. What we would like you to do is go ahead and complete the sequence that your in - GRATING IN, and then if you would please give us one more like the others, but with GRATING OUT. Over. CDR Will do it. END OF TAPE
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SPT CC SPT 18, it would be, just send up the CC that rather than
Houston, SPT. Go ahead Ed. Rog, next time if you do change the I think a lot simpler on everybody if you steps which were changed. Okay, we can do that. Our thought was just send up a - a step and have you cut
and paste or rather than just send up a - a single page. And of course a page to us is - is a segment that gets spliced into yours without headers or anything like that, that it would just be simpler for us to rerun the whole thing. Over. SPT Bruce, I copy it all off onto the JOP Summary Sheet and now it just means that I go through each step make sure that there are no changes. CC Okay, we copy that. And then for your your reference, as far as I know down here the only changes were in step 34 which is the last one_ and in step 18. Over. SPT Roger, I copy. CC Skylab, this is Houston; i minute to LOS, next station contact in 5-i/2 minutes through Madrid at 20:21. Out. CC Skylab, this is _ouston through Madrid for 9 minutes. Out. CC CDR, this is Houston. Over. CDR Say again Bruce. CC Roger, the Sun having set_ we wonder if we could get you to replace the paper in the teleprinter in about 4 minutes right after LOS? You should have on board at that time the Flight Plan for tomorrow and three sets of details. You might take a check and if you're missing anything due to paper low or run out, let us know over Tananarive. And if you could replace the paper, we_d appreciate it. Over. CDR Okay, will do Bruce. CC And I think Bill's probably tied up in PT, but wonder if we could ask you to relay to him later with respect to the AMS rotation problem. We gather from your comments yesterday that Bill could see what appeared to be a sprocket tooth floating around inside the rotation counter. During the next operation which is S183 coming up here about 21:45, we'd llke him to inspect the 100's and 10's belt. In looking at it he_ll notice the sprocket hole between the numbers and the question we have is is there a sprocket tooth engaged in the hole and when you turn the rotation crank does the sprocket turn beneath the belt or does it remain stationary? Over. CDR Okay, we'll check it.
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CC Roger. CC Skylab, this is Houston; i minute to LOS, next station contact in 14 minutes through Tananarive at 20:43. The VTR has been rewound and dumped, it is completely clean and is yours for use with the comet later on. And we would like to get that teleprinter roll change after LOS here. Out. PAO This is Skylab Control. Loss of signal through the Madrid station, Tananarive coming up in 12 minutes, voice relay station at Tananarive. Flight Director Nell Hutchinson estimates that he will be available for change-ofshift briefing at 3:15 central time in the Houston newsroom. Chan_e-of-shift briefing with Flight Director Neil Hutchinson estimated time of 3:15. We'll return in 12 minutes for Tananarive, END OF TAPE this is Skylab Control at 20:31 GMT.
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PAO This is Skylab mean time. Tananarive voice relay Meanwhile in the Mission Operations as it's known in acronymese (sic) handover over to be Story has news
Control, 20:42 Greenwich station in 50 seconds, Control room or MOCR the change-of-shift
underway, Flight Director Neil Hutchinson handing Milt Windler. The new Spacecraft Communicator will Musgrave replacing Bruce McCandless. Nell Hutchinson estimate in the Tananarive of 3:15 Houston voice p.m. for newsroom, relay is his AOS change-of-shift in about Wetre through roll is changed out. standing
given an briefing at
5 seconds by. CC Tananarive SPT CC
Skylab, minutes, Houston, Roger,
teleprinter thank you Ed. Houston one and did then
CC flight plans of the three SPT everything CC CC to LOS, we
we sent details. that came
And SPTp the big
you get all the the three sets left and
Yeah, we still had paper out looked good. Right, thank you. Skylab, this is Houston. you a little bit early 18 minutes the word
minutes here at" is
Tananarive. Next Honeysuckle Creek keep on trucking. from PAO voice relay Creek.
station contact in at 21:08. I guess This station This is at is
through for today of
Skylah Control. Tananarive. 16 Skylab Control up at Director
Loss minutes at 20:51
signal to with
a change_of-shift briefing the Houston newsroom witk END OF TAPE
3:15 central time, Nell Hutchinson.
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PAO This is Skylab Control, 21:06 Greenwich mean time. A brief pass of 2-1/2 minutes over Honeysuckle, coming up in about 40 seconds. Following that the llne will be shut down for the change-of-shlft briefing, estimated time of 3:15 for Flight Director Nell Hutchinson and Robert Pace of Marshall Space Flight Center. This is in the Houston newsroom. Standing by for AOS Honeysuckle. of CC minutes. SPT CC CC Skylab, Hello Hi. AOS Honeysuckle, for a couple
CDR He's on the treadmill Story, he's listening. CC Okay, on his TV 102. After the 10-hour photo preform step 6, that's a centrifuge and photograph again. And then that will complete the procedure. We're going to delete the 24-hour photo. So it's after the 10-hour photo perform And then he's step 6, that's finished. the centrifuge and phot 9 again.
CDR Okay, he copies. He says he did not take a photograph after the last centrifuge that he did, he put that on television. And he'll take a photo this time. CC Okay, I wouldn't bother him now_ but I know that 10-hour is coming up pretty soon. CC Skylab, we're 30 seconds to LOS. We'll see you at Goldstone, over 21 - at 21:35, that's about 26 minutes. We'll be dumping the data/voice there. PAO Skylab Control, loss of signal from Honeysuckle Creek, Australia, tracking station. Signing off until after the change-of-shift briefing with Flight Director, Nell Hutchinson. This is Skylab Control at 21:10 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control, 21:43 Greenwich mean time. We're in acquisition at Goldstone and there's been several seconds of air-to-ground, 2-i/2 minutes they tell me of air-to-ground conversation during the press conference which we_ll play back at this time and be in a catchup mode to go llve. CC Skylab, AOS Goldstone, Texas 12 minutes dumping the data/voice here. CC Jet, Houston. PLT He's listening Story. CC Well, maybe I can talk to you Bill. It was an oversight on our part, we dldn_t tell you on the pad to do an EREP tape measurement, we wonder if you did and if you did what is it? PLT Stand by, be right down. 2.5 centimeters. CC 2.5, thank you. And who is the expert on the Australian fires last night? PLT We didn't see them Story. CC Okay, you did take a look the next rev after we went off for them? PLT Yes, we were a little late and we did not see them. It's not certain whether or not just because we were a little hit late or whether they - (garble) appeared. CC Okay. SPT Hello, Story how are you today? CC l'm fine Ed, how are you? SPT Just barely able to see a comet. The only way I can see it is when you get it out to the very edge of the display and you move it and it's Just like moving noise on the scope. I was able to pick it up, however and got it located and we are doing the work on the tail right now. I - from the only information I got previously, I conclude that what I was suppose to do was go from the position of which I had, which I reaffirmed after the long exposure from the first building block that was minus 60 and plus 70 and enter a 50105, 51105 and about 50000. _oping I had no traverse I actually put that negative in X and positive in Y. I think it would be useful to have the location in which I was to put the nucleus and that might have made it a little more straight forward. CC Okay, thanks Ed, we're real glad to have that information. CDR Looks like itts snowed on the Grand Canyon in the last couple of days. SPT Story, your original pointing put it somwkere around minus 60 in X and plus 30 in Y and it was a little difficult to see. I had to move out - move it out quite a bit.
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CC Okay. And when you get a chance hurry, look over there and see how your teleprinter messages are coming out after the paper change. CDR Thank you Story, will do. CDR They all look good Story. CC Thanks. CC CC through Bermuda. SPT audio came out on CC END OF TAPE through Bermuda. Skylab, back with you Hello, Story 81. Will do. could you for
6 minutes us how the
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CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, 5 minutes Canary. CC Skylab, AOS Canaries for 8 minutes. And Ed your audio on TV 81 was excellent. SPT Very good. Thank you Story. PLT Story, PLT. CC Go ahead, Bill. PLT Status report on the AMS rotation indicator. Earlier question from ground was, does the sprocket gear driving the 10's and 100's digits move when you change rotation drive? Answer, negative. I just set up for S183 and watched carefully below the belt that is sort of standing above sprocket or seems to appears to be, and the sprocket gear did not turn. CC Got it Bill. to PLT And of course that's only for the 10's and 100's digits. The other two are working, the units and the one-tenths. CC Roger. PLT Houston_ PLT. CC Go ahead, Bill. PLT Question on science gimbal kit. There is in the can containing the items that are used for science demo kit a vial containing a colorless liquid. Is that liquid alcohol? CC If you'd asked that a few days ago lld understand your intensions. PLT Yeah, I just got a few guffaws here from my compadres. CC Got a few more down here. PLT If I would have thought carefully I would have worded that question differently. No, I need to clean some surfaces with alcohol. I used some - I stole a swab out of the tape recorder cleaning kit this morning to prepare a surface. But I ran across this vial and I didn't it didn't have a fable on it or anything. I was just wondering if I could use it. CC It's okay_ Bill. CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, i0 minutes to Tananarive. PAO This is Skylab Control, loss of signal through the Canary Islands and Madrid tracking stations. Nine minutes until space station Skylab comes over voice relay station at Tananarive. At 22:09 GreenwicE mean timep this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control, voice relay station Tananarive. Hopefully we'll lock onto the space station Skylab with its antenna in 40 seconds. And we're standing by. CC Skylab, AOS Tananarive for 5 minutes. CDR Roger Story, and ED31 prep is complete, it took an extra 30 minutes. It seems to be more the rule than not with these ED experiments, suggest maybe we have the planners add a little bit more time to the first runthrough on some of these things, they seem to be real time eaters. CC Okay, the FAO copies that Jer. CC And we're 2 minutes until LOS, 20 minutes to Honeysuckle at 22:43. CC And for Bill_ no need to acknowledge_ we know you're running S183. That colorless liquid silver nitrate we are looking for some alcohol for you. PAO This is Skylab Control_ LOS for the final time this evening through voice relay station at Tananarive, next station in 14 minutes will be Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. Immediately following their lunch period Friday Skylab Commander Jerry Carr and Pilot Bill Pogue will operate the Earth resources experiment package instruments for a survey covering parts of Mexico, the Gulf Coast of the United States including the Houston area up through New England and out into the North Atlantic ending in the Bay of Biscay off the French port of Bordeaux. Ground planners expect a minimum of thruster propellant to be used in the maneuver to bring the Skylab's Earth looking sensors into the right position. Presently eight minimum impulse burns or about 37 pound seconds of gas are estimated to be required. Jerry Carr will operate the EREP control and display panel and Pogue will operate the visual tracking system. The VTS is used to align the S191 multispectral scanner. All five of the Earth resources instruments will be used for tomorrow's pass which will be looking at mineral resources in Mexico, land classification in Texas, geology and hydrology in Maine, and the upper atmosphere over Nova Scotia. The sea surface in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico will also be scanned in efforts to see if _eather, sea ti _ weather and sea foam densities and water surface conditions have direct relationship with each other. 14 mandatory and ii desirable test sites make up tomorrow's EREP pass. One of the sites is a cloud view over the continental United States and is 1 of 7 sites which remained incomplete as a result of Bill Pogues_s accidentally leaving the SI90A filters off for the first few EREP passes. A C130 aircraft will be taking low altitude truth data over the North Atlantic in support of Skylab's remote sensor data. Currently
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the groundtrack for tomorrow's EREP is completely socked in almost I00 percent cloud cover, however this is expected to change by noon Friday in time for the pass. Some of the sites and investigators involved in tomorrow:s EREP pass include W.G. Hart of the U.S. Department of Agriculture who is looking at insect infestation and detection of it in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Dr. C.L. Wiegand of the Department of Agriculture END OF TAPE
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PAO W. G. Hart of the U. S. Department of Agriculture who is looking at insect infectation and a detection of it in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Dr. C.L. Weigand of the Department of Agriculture is looking at saline soil mapping in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties in Texas. V. I. Myers of the Remote Sensing Institute of South Dakota State University is looking at techniques for identfying physical and thermal characteristics of plants and soil in test area in Weslaco, Texas. Dr. Luis Del Castillo of the Geophysical Explorational Institute of Mexico is looking at data to determine the usefulness of Skylab data for detecting metals in an area around Durango, Mexico. Dr. R. K. Moore, University of Kansas is looking at techniques development for Spacecraft - future generation spacecraft instruments. And over the main test site, Dr. - Ernest G. Stoekler of Maine State Highway Commission is looking at Skylab or will look at Skylab data from S190A and B and S192 for detecting identifying of land surface features as they are related to geology, hydrogology and geography. We will return in 9 minutes for tke Honeysuckle tracking station pass. And at 22:34 Greenwich mean time, this is S kylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO at Honeysuckle 50 seconds. time, halfway was launched Creek. CC CC Hawaii
This is Skylab Control, AOS upcoming Creek, Australia, tracking station in Revolution 3383 at it's midpoint about this around the world from where the space station last Hay. We're standing by for AOS Honeysuckle Skylab, Skylab, AOS Honeysuckle we're a minute for from 9 minutes. LOS, ii minutes
23:03. This is Skylab Control, 22:53 Greenwich signal from Honeysuckle Creek, Australia, Nine and a half minutes to reaequisition on the EVA on December 29th the crew of
PAO mean time. Loss tracking station. at Hawaii. Back
reported that a protective shield or clip had apparently been knocked off by an umbilical, from the experiment $230 magnetospheric composition experiment. And the - some erroneous newspaper accounts in Europe were read by one of the co-investigators, Dr. Johannes Geiss, of the University of Bern, Switzerland, who cabled to Astronaut Scientist, Dr. Don Lind, his co-investigator in this country on that experiment, inquiring as to whether only the clip was missing or the whole experiment. Apparently the impression was given of some of the stories that the experiment has been knocked loose and was lost. Don Lind cabled back to Dr. Geiss the following teletype, "On the December 29 EVA the crew reported that the protective shield for experiment $230 was missing. The assumption is that it was inadvertently knocked off by an umbilical cable during the closeout of the December 25th EVA. Pictures were taken of $230 on December 24th, so we will be able to verify that the shield was in place at that time. We asked the crew to inspect the collectors for deformation and scratches. They reported that there were none, so the collectors are in good shape. The only effect of this mishap is that the shielded area of the collector, which was to have been exposed starting December 29, actually was exposed December 25. The exposure time will be change by less than I0 percent. But since the geomagnetic activity was very low when Skylab was near the auoral arc during those four days, the number of collected particles will not be changed at all. That means there is only a four day increase in the exposure time of the foil that was covered by the clip that was knocked loose. Rather like a piece of venetian blind metal stripping over the foil portion of the cylindrical foil experiment. And the intent was to remove it on the December 29 EVA and bring back the experiment on the final EVA in early February. Six minutes
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to reacquisition Greenwich mean END OF TAPE
at tracking time, this is
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PAO This is Skylab Control; 23:02 Greenwich mean time. Acquisition through tracking station Hawaii in 50 seconds. And we'll stay up across the States and through Canaries and Ascension for about the next 49 minutes. Skylab Control standing by. CC Skylab, AOS through Hawaii for 9 minutes and we saw you just finish a tweak maneuver Ed and at your convenience we need the DAS for i minimum bias. SPT Okay, could you hold up a minute, Story, l'm Just maneuvering out to get a look at the nucleus and move it back in. CC Okay. SPT Okay Story, the DAS is yours, CC Thanks Ed. CC Bill, Houston. PLT Go Story. CC Wetre having a little trouble locating some alcohol, if you tell us what you're trying to clean maybe we can help you out some. PLT Trying to clean the surface of the spider cage per the procedures for one of those scientific demos. I got it clean enough I think with one of the cloth - tape recorder cleaning cloths. I was thinking of maybe cleaning the larger surface and I thought maybe since they had specified alcohol in the procedure, they had an idea of where there was some. CC Okay, thanks, we'll keep looking. CC DAS is yours Ed, SPT Thank you. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS and 4 minutes to Goldstone. CC Skylab, we're back with you through Goldstone for 7 minutes. END OF TAPE
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MC-1697/I 17:17 CST
SPT Story, you can go ahead and tell you the S054 people we have all the changes into the JOP Summary Sheet so they can send it up just in a nominal fashion from now on. CC CC over Bermuda in CC for 8 minutes. SPT CC I'm Okay, thanks Ed. Skylab, we're a minute from LOS; see you 4 minutes. Skylab, back with you through Berumuda Houston, SPT. Go ahead Ed.
SPT (Garble) see the rates buildup bearing X, wondering if we had a gimbal positioning problem. CC That's affirm, you got an outer gimbal drive at that point, you're looking good Ed. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS; 2 minutes Canaries. Be dumping the data/voice at Canaries and we'll be ready for the evening statis report. CDR Okay, and Ed's getting ready for the family call. CC Okay, we knew he was busy with JOP 18D so we're going to put it off to Carnarvon at 00:18, if that's okay. CDR Well, he's already in there, I'm doing the finishing up the i the 18D for him. CC Okay, that'll be fine. CDR Okay. END OF TAPE
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MC1698/I 17:35 CST,
CC Skylab, we're back with you through Canaries and Ascension for 17 minutes, be dumping the data/voice here. CDR Okay, ready for evening status? CC Stand by just i. CDR Okay and we'll be coming down with all but the photo log, we might have to catch that at Canary at the next pass, did you say Canaries? CC The med conference is coming up at Ascension at 23:44, the next one will be Carnarvon at 00:18. CDR Okay, we'll - we'll see if we can get it in time. CC Okay, go ahead on the evening status. CDR Okay, I'ii be stopping once in awhile to swing out and take a look at the rates. CC Okay. CDR Okay, Sleep: CDR, 4.0, 4.0 heavy; SPT, 4.5, 3 heavy, 1.5 light, PLT, 5.0, 5.0 heavy. Volume: 900, 750_ 1450. Water gun: 8106, 31 3986, and 0033. Body mass is: 6.327, 6.325, 6.321; SPT, 6.356, 6.358, 6.357; PLT, 6.227, 6.225, 6.230. CC Okay, now we can watch the shop while you're giving us the report now Jerry. CDR Okay, exercise: CDR, no change; SPT, no Alfa; PLT, no change. Medication: CDR, Sudafed; SPT, Dalmane; PLT, none. Those are one Sudafed and one Dalmane. Okay_ the clothing is: none, none and none. Flight Plan deviations: ED31 took 30 minutes extra, no MlSl was run on M092/171. Shopping llst accomplishments: M47-1A, B and C, Ii locations and it's on tape at 03:00. CDR taste test, samples 4 thru 6, taped at 16:00 Zuln; SPT, complete Alfa, Romeo, Tango on tape at 16:35. Housekeeping, all the housekeeping for today was - well it was 7 Delta that's been done and 3 Alfa will be done tonight. Inoperable equipment: S183 carrousel i-i, during the sinking operation when you pick your finger in the hole and llne up the - the - the PLT Alignment mark. CDR - - the alignment mark, the little E-clip came out and allowed the spring to pop out and the E-clip is broken, we can not get the spring back in and we can not find another E-clip of proper size. unscheduled stowage, none. Food log: salt pack, 6.0_ deviations, minus i coffee with sugar, rehydration water plus 1.5; for the SPT, zero, zero, and zero; for the PLT, 1.5 salt, zero deviations and minus 1.0 rehydration water. And we'll have the in a few minutes. CC Okay, Jerry, thanks. photo log for you
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MC1698/2 17:35 CST,
CDR Okay, 16-millimeter, Uniform Alfa 4 is the - S183 as 85 percent remaining. 35-millimeters, Nikons i, Charlie X-ray 39, 481 2 Bravo Victor 27, 37; 3 Charlie India iii_ 58; 4, no change; 5, no change. 70-millimeter, Charlie X-ray 52, 150. ETC, no change. EREP, set Tango 8918, 8256, 9132_ 9125, 2668, 9992. Drawer A configuration: no change. CC Okay. CC And Jer, we won't be handing over for the medical conference until this maneuver is complete so we can follow it to completion. PLT Story, PLT. CC Go ahead Bill. PLT Yeah, would you pass the word along to Rudy Rusnick that I'm sorry about that. We don't have anything against that experiment. That was just a goof on my part. CC Okay, go it. And Jerry when you're in the vicinity, we could get the frames remaining on the ATM. CDR 4506. CC Okay. And Jerry, I'd like to talk over some checklist philosophy with you, we_ve got a lot of changes here because we're flying with 82B and the XUV monitor door is open all the time. And it would take an awful lot of changes to get both the checklist and the _u_ cards updated precisely. What we're thinking down here is we probably what we only ought to update your cue cards and only those things where we have switch throwing as opposed to update all the places where the talkbacks will be inconsistence with your readings END OF TAPE Okay, 13962, 4977_ 167, 430, 5252 and
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CC - - probably only ought to up date your oue cards and only those things where we have switch throwing as opposed to updating all the places where the talkbacks will he inconsistent with your readings up there. And we feel that you'le well aware of the position of the doors and with respect to all the checklists and all we don't feel like we should be updating all the talkback changes, if you want us to we can. CDR We'd prefer not to, I think let's go the easiest route we can, that's - all that is just bean counting. CC Yes sir, that's the way we feel so we'll Just take a look at just the cue cards that we know you're using as opposed to the checklists and Just change the ones that actually have switch operations. CDR That sounds fine Story. CC And how about for other parts of the mission aside from 82B and XUV monitor, you think that's a good philosophy to follow? CDR Yeah, I do, I don't think we're likely to get burned doing things like that. XUV MON(comm dropout) CC Jer, we broke up there while we were handing over. CDR Okay, I said I agree with you, I think it's a good idea. And XUV MON is another one that's in the same boat. CC Yeah. CDR Okay, and do you want this nominal H-CAGE to be on time or just when the rates are damped out, they are pretty low right now. CC Do it right now Jet. CDR Okay, I'ii just pick up the procedure and ignore the times and go right down the line. CC That'll he fine Jer. CC CDR CC CC correct, get CDR PLT CC And You be sure want to to do zero the it first? the strap downs first.
Stand by i. Jer, just follow CAGE first. Okay. Houston, PLT. Go ahead Bill.
PLT Roger, I did the carrousel i-i ops which is a long or fairly lengthy procedure we're supposed to go through in taking the carrousel off and also there's one step in here where one of the - I think - it impl_es at least, one of the plates was supposed to be pulled from the carrousel
SL-IV Time: 1/3/74 before
afterwards would, I
I was supposed think eject the
to go plates.
through a procedure Now I have gone
procedure down past three I'ii read 3 or 4 steps here so the people that are listening will know where I - what I'm talking about. Power switch on, plate advance reset, plates advance off, (after plate indicates 01, power switch off, and install blank door.) Well, I did not get a plate pulled from the carrousel and I'm not sure if supposed to have occurred prior to this or when, in plate came out. And that's what I wanted to report. CC Okay Bill. CC And Rudy says no problem on the .schedule it later. PLT SPT original call won't we have do initializing CC CC was any event no
I can get it next time. Say Story, I think I agree with your on doing the strap down initialization before comparable to the TACS deadband when we finally item strap down? Stand by i. Ed, that's correct and it'll only be a and it would take and the acquisition care Sun of itself once you sensors take out
couple of degrees get into sunset the errors. SPT CC
Thank you Story. And Ed, sorry about
phone call, I did that myself. I was working on three constraints, the Flight Plan, the constraints on Julie being home and also the site passes. SPT That's all right Story, I was able to work around it. Thank you. CC Yeah, we tried - we wanted to keep you at the him on console throughout the maneuver if we could. SPT Well, I got Jerry up here and explained to where we were so we picked up and we didn't leave anything the console. CC Yeah. 30 27 And seconds minutes we're to LOS that'll plan we're ready for you to enable here, the next station be at 00:18. That'll to put ready you for to bed bed over tonight. though. the be all to is be CMGs, your
CC we got about Carnarvon in
medical conference, and we Honeysuckle at 00:23. CDR I think CC We're going to mad conference SPT
the way at
Okay, it'll be the other be talking to you at Carnarvon will be 00:23. Story, it looks as though
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MC-1699/3 17:43 CST
after before CC
all because I let the CMGs take out I initialized the strap down here. That's fine Ed. Hey Story, tell Dr.
CDR his lullabies.
CC Okay, will do. PAO This is Skylab Control, loss of signal through Honeysuckle Creek - I beg your pardon, through Ascension Island tracking station. The medical conference which had been scheduled at Ascension was delayed until Honeysuckle later this revolution and the final signoff will be at Carnarvon just prior to the medical conference. This signoff at 6 o'clock or slightly thereafter is in keeping with the crews position of "don't call us, we'll call you for the hour prior to bedtime and the hour after arising in the morning. We'll return for that final conversation over Carnarvon in 24 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 23:54 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE