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pass is still in progress. Ed Gibson indicated that he
During the pass, Science Pilot could see Mississippi River plume
very obvious and pronounced, going out well into the Gulf of Mexico. Cloud cover over the eastern coast, of course, is expected where cloud conditions are being studied and some data being gathered with the viewfinder tracking system. That's the pointing instrument that guides the S191 infrared spectrometer and then major storm conditions over the north Atlantic again where sea state is being studied. The relationship between high winds and weather conditions and changes in the ocean surface. And as Dick Truly pointed out, A. J. Roy is flying again out over the Atlantic, gathering data with the with an aircraft to support the Skylab mission. This is compari comparison data that can be gathered at a much lower altitude. We're just about a minute and a half before we'll get acquisition again as the Earth resources pass is being concluded over the north Atlantic, just off the coast of Prance. We'll leave the line up live now for air-to-ground through the Madrid tracking antenna where we have a 7-1/2 minute pass. PLT The ALTIMETER, ON. READY light ON. No unlock light. There, it just blinked. That was at 11:20 with just a momentary blink. CDR (garble) PLT Waiting for 11:40. We're ready, on 191. PLT The ALTIMETER UNLOCK light comes ON steady at 36. And there's 191 READY ON at a. S193 MODE, CROSS TRACK CONTIGUOUS. CC Skylab, Houston. We've got you AOS again here at Madrid for about 7 minutes_ and Bill, while you a break in here, we'd like to verify that the EREP BYPASS valve I mean the EREP COOLANT valve was put to FLOW. We didn't see drop in ATM C&D loop. PLT That's affirmative_ Dick. And Jerry even had his warm little ear right up there by the bulkhead and we noticed a distinct change in pitch. I'ii let him describe it to you. CC Okay. PLT When he's got the time. CDR Yeah, we heard a definite pick up in the noise level when it took the surge. Then it kind of settled down - quieted back down to its normal level. CC Okay, Jerry. Thank you very much. PLT And I just put the ALTIMETER to STANDBY 4._ because I've lost my READY light. Be coming back on with it momentarily. PLT MARK. Back on. Got a good READY light. it
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PLT ALTIMETER wonder if because sequence. it
UNLOCK thermal was
On that - I0 about 7 seconds, I got an light again but I still have a READY. I heating has something to do with that thing working I like a champ there in that first pretty period be close of back
CDR to high noon time, as you PLT reflection. CDR PLT CC CC on
don't know. Say, started using it. radiant heat. Yeah, that could be Yeah.
we were Over a it.
Still have a READY light. And CD - CDR, Houston - - Just a reminder, we're coming up about maneuver. We do not see the maneuver time loaded
CDR Okay. I was just coming over to do it now. CC Okay. PLT ALTIMETER back ON. READY, ON. (Garble) Gives me a good flash about anywhere from 5 to 7 seconds after I reinitiated following a MALF cycle. He 14 minutes even. Waiting for 14:35. Nice thing about it at least it guarantees you about 30 to 45 seconds of good data there every time you recycle it. CDR Yeah. PLT PLT 41. Stand PLT by PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT PLT CDR PLT CDR Stand EREP PLT by for 16 PLT toward the CDR CC here CDR MARK. MARK. MARK. - for MARK. RAD RAD, 15 to STANDBY. RAD_ Waiting ON. for 47. UNLOCK MARK. light. ALTIMETER Stand to
by, 14:35. By STANDBY. Waiting
(Laughter) MARK. 194, Okay. We're 18:16. Right. Is
MODE MANUAL. 1 minute from that when you're right. 193 RAD
maneuver. it? Okay
doing Yeah. to
Rog. Fine maneuver, minutes even. Stand by MARK. Okay. That's STOP. Okay. We're Okay, Jerry minute, we'd like Okay. You've
maneuvering. and if you'd to issue a go_ it,
have the command.
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CC PLT reading 34. CDR CC the heaters a couple desired limits. But
Thank you. Looks like a pretty
Heater's cooling off, Dick? The CMG? Well, we're having to continually manage of times a rev to keep them in our we've been able to do that with the
station passes that we have. CDR Very good. CC And the DAS is yours. CDR Okay. l_m going to re - going to enter the maneuver time for SI now. PLT 92 door going closed. And 190 door coming closed. CDR Okay, Ed. The SI maneuver time is loaded. All you have to do is punch the button. CC Skylab, Houston. We're 45 seconds from LOS. Carnarvon comes up - a real low pass at 18:49. CDR Roger. PLT (Garble) SWITCH (garble). CDR It's latched. PLT Okay. PAO Skylab Control at 18 hours 20 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over the Mediterranean and we've completed an Earth resources pass that covered the area from south of Acapuleo, cross the southeastern United States and the north Atlantic Ocean, which is major storm area at this time, to the coast of France. 28 minutes and 39 seconds to our next acquisition of signal. By that time, the crew should have a ehance to complete the Earth resources procedures and close out everything and Bill Pogue and Jerry Carr will be sitting down to dinner. This is Skylab Control. It's now 20 minutes and 32 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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PAO We're now coming yon, Australia. ground there. CC utes.
Skylab Control at 18 hours 48 minutes. into acquisition of signal through CarnarWe'll bring the ]ine up live for air-toSkylab, Houston; AOS Carnarvon for 3 min-
CDR Roger, Dick. CC Skylab, Houston; couple of things for you down here. Last night on the dump tape there was some comment there about a problem with the location of the ED 61, 62, namely that the lights might cause some problems sleeping. If it if it did turn out last evening, or in general, that this is the case it's okay with us to move the experiment to nearby any other OWS lamp. If you decide to do that you can use sticky back velnro out of the tool kit to attach it, and - we'd like yon to make a light meter reading of the illumination per the student experiment checklist that's on page 2-3. The reading says that it should be a minimum of 30. However, we would like a reading of 40 or 50 if it's desired, and if you do decide to move it another place that you like better just let us know. CDR Okay, Dick. We sure will. SPT Dick, the readings you got last night at the specified location were between 5 and 20. CC Umh. Okay, thank you, Ed. And I think it's obvious to you, but this is one light of course that we ddo want to leave on doing the next few days as we cool down the vehicle. CDR I'll buy that. SPT Dick, we got a lot of lights powered down here powered off and put down to low intensity. You want to watch what: happens over the next 24 hours. CC Okay. Great, Ed. We'll - we'll be doing that. We're about 50 seconds from LOS here at Carnarvon. Honeysuckle comes up in just a few minutes, and we're going to have a very short pass there also. So I'll see you there. PLT Okay, Dick, and tape 5.7 centimeters. Figure configuration before the pad change. Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Bravo, and Alfa 1 through 6 respectively, and of course those are all double letters. CC Okay, Bill. Got it. PLT I'm going up now to reset the button. CC Okay. CC Skylab, Houston, as we go over the hill, may have misunderstood what you said (garble) PLT, but we do not want you to reset the REG ADJUST pots yet. We'll let you know when we do.
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PLT PAO Greenwich
(Garble, static) Skylab Control at 18 Carnarvon, Australia,
hours 52 station
over the hill from the Skylab vehicle. Our next acquisition is a little less then 5 minutes away at Honeysuckle. A report on the brightness of comet Kohoutek today. J. B. Dozier of Marshall Space Flight Center indicates that the aircraft and rocket measurements made yesterday on the comet give an apparent brightness of about plus 1.7. That indicates that the comet is about three times as bright as Dabih, the star that was suggested by Ed Gibson as comparable a few days ago. Gibson made his comparison using the naked eye only and did not use binoc - binoculars or any of the available techniques for exact estimates. The primary method for individuals with binoculars is to defocus the binoculars and that then way. to on a star to spread the with with light over a wider area
make a comparison He did do it just
the comet's brightness the naked eye and the
estimate was considered not to be highly reliable because of that fact, but measurements made yesterday using aircraft and rockets gave a plus 1.7 apparent brightness. day's range brightness according should be to Dozier, about in the plus who is one of the 2 to plus Kohoutek
ject scientists. Previous prediction based on the comet Arend-Roland would have given about a minus .9, which is ten times as bright as the comet is now. However, the new estimate does indicate that the comet is somewhat brighte_ than had been recorded by Ed Gibson, and is certainly bright enough to be visible in the southwest sky. Could be visible this evening in the southwest sky about an hour after sunset near the planet Venus. Comet Kohoutek is now 83 million miles from Earth, 34 million miles from the Sun and moving at a speed of 150,000 miles an hour. We're about 3 minutes from acquisition of signal at the Honeysuckle Creek tracking antenna. We'll leave the line up live for that pass through Honeysuckle. Director Phil Shaffer, who'll be going off duty about 4 otclock indicates he'll he available for a change-of-shift briefing at an estimated time of 4:30 th_s afternoon in the Building 1 briefing room. Coming up live now at Honeysuckle Creek. CC Skylab, Houston, we got you at Honeysuckle for is Goldstone Phil and I about two about at were or a minute and a half. The 19:27. And Jerry, sometime on shift, we wanted to talk things. One is, I'd llke next station pass today while to you a little to recap a
of pieces of information from you've accomplished since we about a week ago. Also there
the last few had our flight were a couple
days flight plan that planning discussion of questions there
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that we wanted to get clarified so we'll make sure we're doing them right. And finally, we got some discussions to talk to you about about the the way we're going to be handling urine samples during the rest of the mission. And I was thinking about the only chance we have is this upcoming stateside pass. So if you could make yourself available about that time, we'd sure appreciate it. And AOS time Goldstone is 19:27. CDR That'll be fine, Dick, if you want it now, it's okay. We're eating lunch. CC Well, I'ii tell you, I wish I had the time now, but we're just about to go over the hill in about 15 or 20 seconds and so I just can't really get into any of it. So I'll give you a holler at Goldstone. CDR CC PAO mean time. Honeysuckle 45 seconds Okay, I'll be Okay. Skylah Control ready. at 19:00 hours Greenwich
Skylab space station is passed out of range of Creek. Our next acquisition is 26 minutes and from now at the Goldstone tracking antenna in
California. Phil 8haffer again will be prepared for a changeof-shift briefing about 4:30 p.m. central daylight time today in the Building 1 briefing room. That's 4:30 p.m. that's change-of-shlft time for Phil Shaffer. It's 6 minutes and 23 seconds to our next acquisition of signal and 39 seconds after the hour, this is gkylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control at 19 hours 26 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylah approaching the coast of Mexico and Baja, California. There will be an acquisition through the Goldstone tracking station in about 45 seconds. It should be a relative quiet period aboard Skylab, it's lunch time for Commander Jerry Carr and Pilot Bill Pogue, and for Science Pilot Ed Gibson he has time allocated for some routine housekeeping duties followed by pkysical training. CC Skylab, Houston we're AOS stateside for 17 minutes. CDR Rog_ Dick CDR standing by. CC Okay, what I wanted to do here was go over several things and ask some question just mainly about how things has been going and to clarify a couple of points. First of all, wetve taken a look at the last few days, since we've had our ops conference about a week ago. And it looks to us, appears to us like things have been going real well although the final judge of that is you guys. The science hours _ this morning we took a look at for the last few days and based on - based on the same kind of ground rules that I was talking to you last week when I told you we were scheduling and accomplishing about 24 hours on - not including the day off and also not including today since we don't know if any shopping llst items will be done yet. The average for the 4 days in between there has been about 26 hours which is obviously a - an improvement over what we were doing so that looks CDR Dick_ break, you cut out there. CC Okay, I think we're having a handover so let me make sure we Okay, I believe the handover is complete now and so I'ii start up again. Essentially what I did - we did was took a look at the last week and with exception of the day off and also with exception of today since we don't know how itls going to come out, we_ve averaged about 26 hours of per day between you three guys which has been devoted directly to science so obviously that's ahout a 2 hour increase. I was wondering how you guys had felt about the last few days and then - and then since we've had a couple of different teams come on the summary shift, we've had a little bit of confusion as to a cou - a couple of your guidelines particularly in the presleep area and I'd like to ask you about them. CDR Okay, Dick we've Been feeling a whole lot better there and we're not quite as rushed and we're able to get things done a whole lot better I think and still in whatever spare time we can get, we can get the shopping
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llst. I think this shopping llst idea is a very good one. It gives us an opportunity to get a few things done more at a leisurely paee and when the time is available. CC Okay, well we're going to sure try to keep it up. Jerry, let me go over this presleep guidelines that you read down_ although I wasn't here this evening, and let me read it back to you and see if this is the way that you intended it because there has been a little bit of confusion in our scheduling here. As I understand it, first of all you want an eat time, and these times are just at the central daylight time, but you want an eat time somewhere around 22:00 Zulu, and you want an absolutely free time for the hour prior to bed time, which is like 02:00 to 03:00, which both of those sound good. And you desire a total presleep time, which includes that hour to eat of about 2-1/2 hours. Do I have that right? CDR No, we told them on the ground that they could cut that back to 2 hours if they wanted to. Presleep. CC Okay, and that - and that includes the eat period. Is that correct? CDR It doesn't matter to us. However you want to work it. CC Okay. I understand. Okay, the key thing really, _s between the presleep and the post sleep time that you gave us, which adds up to an excess of 3 hours. We're assuming that that's time that's available in order to take advantage of in scheduling science, and I Just wanted to clarify that because there has been an effort - there has been a desire to increase our science time here from an average of something like 24 hours a day to around 26 or something llke that. CDR Dick, the hour in the morning from the time we get up until we start work, if we can leave that open and not put any science in there, that's an hour presleep time and that's all we need, or post sleep time. Then in the evening if we are - essentially put to bed at 9 o'clock CDT, then that's an hour free time there and we have no science or anything to bother us in there_ then we have the time that I think we need to kind of unwind and get ready for sleep, and the rest of the time you guys can do anythlng, with-as you desire, as far as science is concerned. CC Okay Jer, that answers the question. Incidently, I did notice also in looking back in the Flight Plans that we never had to split PT this during week, which really was a little bit of a surprise to me, but it's a nice surprise, l'm not sure that's going to keep on happening_ but we hope it does. But we certainly aren't going to make a habit, obviously of splitting it. I've got a couple of specifics here that I'd like to mention to you. First of all it has to do with the film thread pad. You requested that we get it up to you the evening before,
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which is plenty okay with us. We think we can get it to you about one pass earlier in the evening than we normally would otherwise if during the evening status report you will read the photo log first. What this will allow us to do is to build a film thread pad and have it in the pool here, assuming no deviations and then as we get the deviations at the start of that pass, about half the time we figure we can crank them into the pad and get a film thread pad up to you at that same site if that's okay with you. CDR Yeah. That's fine Dick. CC Okay. I got one more subject to talk to you about and that's urine samples. We've discovered after doing all the additions and so forth that we're somewhere on the order of 23 bags short, and what we're intending to do and I think this was mentioned to you very briefly yesterday, but I wanted to talk to you some more about it today. What we're intending to do is work up a plan where between here and the end of the mission, we go to something llke a 36 hour sampling period for the most of that time. This is going to mean that you'll sample urine after you wakeup in the post sleep one morning and then the following day you'll sample it at the end of the day, probably during presleep. And we're planning on starting this on tomorrow's Flight Plan. We're Our guidelines Just for your information as far as scheduling is that that's about a 20 minute task, and it's a serial task so we're going to allow time in the the presleep in addlt_on to your free hour to accomplish that. On the evenings where we do work somebody up, right up to 9 o'clock local, in other words, if he had to do his urine sampling after that time, we're trying to get it cleared with the PI now to accomplish the urine sampling earlier, llke right before dinner, or just it kind of depends on how that particular Flight Plan comes out. CDR Okay Dick. That sounds fine. CC Okay. That's all I had Jerry. If you didn't have any other comments about how things are going, or any suggestions for us to improve on it, that's all I have. CDR Dick. One little thing that kind of rises up and bites us every once in a while is maintaining correlation between the details and the Flight Plan. Every once in a while it seems llke different teams do things Just a little bit differently and once in a while you'll find something in the Flight Plan and not in the details and then when another team schdules it, it will be done the other way. We were wondering if maybe it might not be a good idea to put a little D, you know for Delta after or alongside any item in the Flight Plan where you've got details that need to be consulted as well. END OF TAPE
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CDR Okay, Dick_ that sounds fine. CC Okay. That's all I had, Jerry, if yon didn't have any other comments about how things are going or any suggestions for us to improve on it. That's all I have. CDR Dick, one little thing that kind of rises up and bites us every once in a while is maintaining correlation between the details and the Flight Plan. Every once in a while it seems like different teams do things just a little bit thing in the when another differently. And once in a while you find someFlight Plan and not in the details, and then teams schedules it it will be done the other
way. We Were wondering if maybe it might be a good idea to put a little D, you know, for Delta after or along side any item in the Flight Plan when you've got details that need to be consulted as well. Just sort of an extra little memory jogger to make sure you go over and check your details. CC Tell you what, Jerry, let us kick that around down here and see how we might could best implement it and get back to you. CDR Okay Dick. CC And we've still got about 8 minutes here stateside and I'm standing by. CC And Skylah, Houston, the next time you get a chance, you can put the REG ADJUST POTTs back to where they were. We're happy. CC Skylab, Houston. I think I dropped out there, but next time somebody gets a chance you can reset the REG ADJUST POTs to the pre-EREP settings. We're real happy with them. CDR Roger Dick. CC Skylab, Houston, we're i minute from LOS. Madrid comes up at 19:48 and we're going to dump the data/voice recorder at Madrid. PLT Roger Dick. PAO Skylab now out of range of the Madrid tracking station, or rather Bermuda, completing that stateside pass at the start of the 3425th revolution for the Skylab workshop. The major items of conversation during that stateside pass concerned the mission status. CAP COM_ Dick Truly observed to Commander Jerry Carr that the feeling here on the ground was that the crew is making good progress and increasing the amount of scientific work accomplished daily, and asked Cart for his feelings. Jerry Jerry Cart echoed the sentiments of the CAP COMM. He said that the crew is feeling a whole lot better, and he attributed much of the improvement to the shopping list approach, which allows the crew more lattitude in scheduling and completing scientific
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activities with less rigid planning on the part of the ground and a selection of items that the crew can draw from to fill in the open spaces. Carr did observe that one difficulty they are continuing to have from time to time is in coxrelating the Summary Flight Plan with the detail pads. He suggested that in cases where a detailed pad must be consulted before carrying out a Flight Plan activity, that the Flight Plan be tagged in some way. He suggested using a D to imply a Delta or a change in the Flight Plan. CAP COMM Truly said that we'd take a look at it on the ground and see what we could do to correct that shortcoming. We're now 3 minutes from reacquiring Skylab through Madrid. We'll leave the line up for that pass. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Madrid for 8 minutes, and we're going to dump the data/voice recorder here. CDR Roger Dick. And been thinking a little bit about what we were talking about, and you were asking whether or not the eat period would be considered in the presleep. And yeah, I guess what it boils down to is with a 2-hour presleep period now, 1 hour of it will be for the evening meal, which we'd like to have, you know, most desirably right around 6 o'clock central daylight time, and the other hour would be that period from 9 until i0. CC Okay Jerry, that's the way we copied it and we'll make sure you get that much time. CDR By the way Dick, we're cutting a pretty good swath in our ho - shopping list. I'd suggest that you continue to feed up interesting things for us to do. TV 103 and 104, they gave us in the shopping list and then tried to schedule them on us today and I asked them not to do that. That we'd rather take those demos like that and have lots of time to fool with them and get them all setup, and then we'll ask for TV time when we're ready to do it. CC Okay Jerry. Copy that and I agree with you about the shopping list. That is a heck of a good way to work and that's what Beno and those guys had found also. You will notice in the next few days, I'm sure as a result of this conversation is some increase in your scheduled time, so don't hesitate to holler if we overdo it. We tend to do that sometimes. CDR END OF TAPE Okay Dick.
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CC Skylab, Houston_ we're a minute from Tananarive comes up at 20:09, I'ii call you there. CDR Roger. PAO Skylab is now ii minutes from Tananarive, we're out of range at Madrid. Later this afternoon, a little more than 3 hours from now. the crew is scheduled to conduct the last of the solor ATM observations of the comet Kohoutek LOS, using the solor telescopes aboard Skylab in the exercise designate - designated JOP 18D. And for the - for the moment the flight plan remains relatively easy going as far as the crew schedule is concerned. Completing an eat perlod_ and Jerry Carr has S063 operations scheduled. But for Science Pilot Ed Gibson this is the physical training period. And we have routine housekeepinK activities lined up at the present time for Pilot Bill Pogue. 19 hours 59 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control at 20 hours 8 minutes Greenwich mean time, and we're standing by now to regain contact with Skylab over Tananarive. CC Skylab, Houston, Tananarive for 9 minutes. CC Skylab, Houston, we may have an early LOS here at Tananarive; Honeysuckle comes up at 20:35, I'ii call you there. Also CDR, what we're planning on doing on today's Fflight Plan with regard to a jogger to lead you to the details, we do not have a Delta sign and also we're afraid if we use a D some of the Summary Flight Plan may get confusing, so what we're planning on doing is in column - in the left-hand column next to each guy's role on the Summary Flight Plan. We're going to insert a dollar sign instead of an exclamation point in that vertical line of exclamation points, the dollar sign will indicate to you to look on your details pad for information. CDR Good idea, that's like money in the bank. CC Roger that. CC You and the flight director have the same lousy sense of humor humor Jerry. CDR Great minds track together. CC Roger. MCC Thank you sir. PAO Skylab's gone over the hill a little early at Tananarive. And that last comment was from Flight Director Phll Shaffer, Capsule communicator at this time is Astronaut Dick Truly. And we're beginning to see a few of the team members for - for the on-comlng team headed by Flight Director Neil Hutchinson filtering into the control center. With a dhange-of-shift briefing tenyatively scheduled for about 4:30 p.m. today. This is Skylab Control at 20 hours 19 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control. Skylab coming up now on the tracking station at Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. During this pass over Australia CAP COMM Dick Truly may be inquiring of the progress on M556, an experiment scheduled to be conducted by Pilot Bill Pogue. This experiment involves placing ampules in the high temperature oven, heating them to about 465 degrees centigrade and allowing them to cool in attempt to grow more perfect crystals using chemical vapors as the transport mechanism, the vapors being driven off by the high temperature. This is experiment has significance in a wide range of industrial processes including medicine and electronics. And we're about 10 seconds now from acquisition of signal at Honeysuckle. CC Skylab_ Houston, Honeysuckle for 5 minutes. CDR Roger Dick. The TV's on the video tape recorder. CC PORTABLE. You to TV prior to CDR the CC INC0. Okay, we noticed the might just make sure that putting it on there. Ho, ho, ho. Ah ha, you owe switch is still on you did switch it
me a sarsaparilla,
CDR Right, I'ii do it again. CC Okay, stand by just a second Jerry, and INCO will rewind it for you and we'll save the tape. CDR Okay. I'm going to have to wait i0 minutes anyway, I want to get finished with this extended standard so I can put some white light coronagraph on anyway. CC Okay Jer. CC Skylab, Houston; the VTR is rewound and waiting on you when you get to it Jer. CDR Okay, thanks. at CC 20:55. CDR CC Skylab, Houston, i minute to LOS; Hawaii
See you later. Okay.
PAO We've lost contact now with Skylab through Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. And during that pass the corollary science officer here in the control center reported that telemetry data showed the crew had begun the M556 vapor growth experiment. And we have about 14-1/2 or 13-1/3 minutes rather before we regain contact through Hawaii. This is Skylab Control, 20 hours 41 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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PAO up the l_ne Hawaii.
is Skylab Control. Now for contact with Skylab
we're bringing through
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii for 6-1/2 minutes. And for the SPT, we have a minor mod to the JOP 18 Delta pad, and we'd also like to take the video tape recorder now to prepare for dump, we see you put 3.7-minute's worth on it. CDR You got it Bruce. CC Roger, thank you. PLT SPT will be with you in a few minutes Bruce, he's tied up. CC Okay, no rush. We got about 2 and - 2 hours or so before we really need to get to it. CC And Skylah, Houston again. At your convenience we'd llke you to go ahead and return the REG BUS COARSE adjust PTTs to their pre-EREP settings, it's about 20 degrees counterclockwise. Over. CDR Okay, that's in work now Bruce. CC Roger, thank you. CDR Bruce, the REFs are counter on SO55. I think we we've had an old complaint about that sometimes incrementing just random. CC Yeah, I think it increments in units of 80. CDR Well, it appears that it's not random anymore, any time when you're in mirror auto raster, every time you go through the 20's column, you know, and it seems to hit 23 more often than anything else. That's precisely when the counter updates i. CC Okay, so as it's going back and forth, every time it passes through it every time it passes through the 20's column you add 80 to the GRATING position? CDR No, only on the up count, and it's not adding 80. This is the this is the raster scan counter, you know, and every time you do i full mirror auto raster it's supposed to bump up i. But in this particular case it bumps up i every time you go through 20 - column 20 counting up. CC Okay, we've got that Jerry. That sounds llke a new one to us. The previous one was on the GRATING position count and it was going up random amounts that were multiples of 80 80 GRATING lines. CDR Roger. CDR Okay Bruce, Ed seems to think it has something to do with when the - when it crosses the llmb of the Sun it sends a signal. CC Okayp we'll take that input also. And we've
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got about i minute to LOS; next station contact is Goldstone in 2 minutes at 21:03, and we'll be starting off with the data/voice tape recorder dump. CDR Roger. CC Say Jerry, on this scan count, you have a little foot prop there, don't you that - how about the optical -the GRATING optical reference flip flop, can you correlate that going to barber pole let's say with adding i to the scan counter? CDR Yeah, I'ii start looking at thought about doing that. CC Yeah, the zero order goody. CC AOS Goldstone 9 minutes and data/voice tape recorder dump. Out. END OF TAPE that, I just
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CC SkyZab, this is Houston, l minute to LOS. Next station contact in 4-1/2 minutes through Bermuda at 21:16. Out. CDR Roger, Bruce, and that random - this raster scan counter update looks like it is - have something to do with the talkback. It's probably EMI. I tried running it back and forth across the Earth limb. And every time we went from barber pole to gray, we got an increment. CC Every time you went from barber pole to gray you got an increment? CDR That's affirmative. CC Okay. PAO We've had loss of signal now through Goldstone and we'll be reaequiring in about 3-1/2 minutes. The change-of-shift briefing is still scheduled for 4:30 central standard time central daylight time - correction - in the JSC News Center briefing room with Flight Director Phil Shaffer. The flight director at the present time is Nell Hutchinson, and our Spacecraft Communicator is Astronaut Bruce McCandless. With a little less than 3 minutes remaining before regaining contact through Bermuda, we'll leave the line up. CC Skylab, this is Houston, through Bermuda for 6 minutes. Out. CDR 35. CC Next station 21:26. Out. contact Skylab, this in 4 minutes is Houston, i minute to LOS. through the Canary Islands at
PAO Skylab currently between Bermuda and Canary Island tracking station. We'll be regaining contact in about a minute and a half. A little later on this afternoon, the crew is scheduled to conduct the final planned observation of the Comet Kohoutek using the ATM telescopes. That operation to began a l%ttle after 23 hours Greenwich mean time, and last for about 3-1/2 hours, In order to bring instruments into play on the comet, the Skylab space station will be required to maneuver about 15 to 20 degrees in each axis. It's predicted that this will require about 55 poundseconds of propellant or about 13 mibs minimum inpnlse bursts or burns in a 20-minute maneuver which will begin over Ascension at about 23 hours 12 minutes Greenwich mean time. Again, the change-of-shift press briefing is scheduled to begin at about 4:30 in the JSC News Center briefing room. CC Skylab, this is Houston, through the Canary Islands for 8-1/2 minutes. Out. SPT Houston, SPT, standing by to copy the change in the JOP 18 pad. CC Okay, Ed, it's in building block 30A and
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if you're looking at the - would you rather look at the sage we sent up to you or the JOP 18D pad sheet. Over. SPT Let's go with the pad sheet. CC Okay, building block 30A under 82B. first exposure you should have in there is the second exposure's a 20 minute one, and is as long as possible. And on that third is as long as possible, we'd like to change long to short. SPT CC Ed, just Honeysuckle Over. SPT CC PAO shift this press briefing time to JSC News Over. Okay, Roger, like to Creek I've and got it long while we're that Left to to short. talking to a 5 second the third exposure, wavelength
one, exposure which from
here, is at right.
remind you at 22:10. left
your family phone antenna going to Thank Our you,
22:10, Roger, This
out. is Skylab
change-oftransfer at tape record Islands for
is ready Center
to begin. briefing
We'll room and Canary
any conversations replay following END OF TAPE
with the the press
crew through briefing.
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PAO This is Skylab Control. Skylab coming up now on Tananarive and we've got about a minute of conversation with the crew that we taped through the Canary Island pass which we'll attempt to play back now before we get to that acquisition at Tananarive. CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 14 minutes through Tananarive at 21:48. And for the CDR, or whomever's interested, the flight plans for tomorrow are in the woodpecker. CDR Roger, Bruce, thanks. PAO That completes our tape playback and we're standing by now for live conversation through Tananarive. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Tananarlve for 2_i/2 minutes. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 19 minutes through Honeysuckle Creek at 22:10 with the SPT phone call. Out. SPT Roger. PAO This is Skylab Control. We're out of contact through Tananarive and about 17 minutes away from regaining contact through Carnarvon, Australia - or rather through Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. And that'll be our last full Honeysuckle Creek pass. We pick up the following revolution through Carnarvon, Australia. As we enter that period of time where we have the maximum amount 6f coverage from continental U.S. sites on the orbital groundtraek. This is Skylab Control at 21 hours 54 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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PA0 This is Skylab Control at 22 hours 9 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab coming up on Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. And the major activities scheduled in the flight plan at this is ATM operations with Commander Jerry Cart at the ATM console, and Science Pilot Ed Gibson is scheduled to be eating dinner shortly, and for Pilot Bill Pogue it's a combination of SO63 operations and his physical exercise period for the day. We should have the call to the crew shortly from CAP COMM Bruce McCandless, we'll stand by for that. Creek CC for 8-1/2 Skylab, this minutes. Out. is Houston through Honeysuckle till at
CC LOS, next station 22:31. Out.
Skylab, this is Houston; I minute contact in 12 minutes through Hawaii
PAO This is Skylab Control. That concludes a relatively quite pass through Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. And we're coming up now on the evening meal for the crew. Eating in shifts with Ed Gibson Science Pilot getting dinner first, while Jerry Carr is holding down the duties at the apollo telescope mount console observing the Sun. Gibson's menu for today shows him eating turkey and gravy, potato soup, asparagus, pineapple and grapefruit drink. For Commander Jerry Carr when he gets around to dinner a little later on this evening he's scheduled to have a meal consisting of prime rib, potato salad, asparagusp tea and apricots, and for Pilot Bill Pogue it's chicken and gravy, macaroni, green beans, asparagus, tea and ice cream. And we have 8-1/2 minutes before we regain contact through Hawaii. This is Skylab Control at 22 hours 22 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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PAO line up now to occur in for you CC 9-1/2 a nuZ CREW CC yours CDR CC normal it. CDR It CC flare flared
This for acquisition 54 seconds.
Skylab Control. at Hawaii and
We're bringing that's scheduled through a minute Hawaii to give
Skylab, this is Houston And we need the DAS for Over. Roger, Bruce. And we've finished with Roger. Info for
again. the CDR. We just We saw only. almost a subwent on
region Right, we 3 minutes Roger. this on
12, information saw it too. ago, Bruce. is Houston. your raster
CC words on problem. CDR CC after you,
what we Over.
got a couple (garble)
Roger, go ahead. Okay, we've decided Jerry ATM. from zero under the ambiguous Carr
on the the as it should near grating
It turns out that the system is functioning the wiring diagram, and that if you are so that the zero water detector works. If mode of and if the Sun, the instrument then you will is in scanning fact
you're in a raster scan onto and off of the disc get an increment to plete a raster, and going to the talkback signals the zero
your counter each time that B. scan back onto the disc gray on zero order unit. scan complete and the signal which from is the
you A. comof the Sun Because the tripped raster by scan
from the grating order detector
complete, which comes out of another set of logic are dioded into that counter. Now in the future in order to preclude this ambiguous mode of operation, all that you need do is put the GRATING REFERENCE switch to MECHANICAL and that and not drive the position counter, zero order detector rasters. Over. CDR boys in the back they've bestowed CC surprised operating Next Out. CC station to mode grating and that won't change your grating but that will interrupt the output of the and you'll be back to just counting Okayp Bruce, thank you. room that l_m deeply moved on me. we_ll do that. We that you had indeed And tell the for the honor were sort discovered of a
Okay, to report ourselves.
Skzlab, this in 3 minutes
is Houston, i minute to LOS. through Goldstone at 22:42.
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PAO This is Skylab Control. We have just a brief dropout here. While the station - space station is out of range of Hawaii and before we pick up again at Goldstone about a minute and a half before that acquisition. We'll leave the line up during the pass over Hawaii. We advised the crew_ Jerry Cart in particular, who is operating the Apollo telescope mount instruments that a subnormal flare had been observed in active region 12. Carr responded that the crew had seen it also about 3 minutes earlier. CC Skylabp this is Houston through Goldstone for 7-1/2 minutes. Out. CC Skylab_ this is Kouston, 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact in 4 minutes through Bermuda at 22:53, leading off with the data/voice tape recorder dump. Out. PAO up again Bermuda. END OF in about This is 4 minutes Skylab Control. when we reacquire We'll be back Skylab through
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PAO This is Skylab Control; we're coming up now on Bermuda for a 9-minute pass. And in Mission Control, Flight Director Neil Hutchinson has been reviewing the following day's Flight Plan and 7_day forecast Flight Plan activities with his flight controllers. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Bermuda for 8-1/2 minutes with a data/voice tape recorder dump. Over. CC Skylab, this is Houston; if you're busy with the recorder we can let it slip until Canary or Ascension. CDR Affirmative, Bruce; I'm debriefing ATM. CC Roger; out. CDR Houston, CDR's finished with the recorders. CC Okay, thank you, Jer. CDR Houston, CDR, you can tell the guys in the backroom that I've debriefed this on the tape, but essentially, that subflarezhappening right in the middle, I guess I - I mapped out the right-hand side of one curve and the left-hand side of another, so we probably don't have a very good data match. CC CC LOS; next at 23:10. Okay, we copy that; thank you. Skylab, this is Houston. One minute to contact in 8-1/2 minutes through Ascension
CC Skylab, this is Houston through Canary and Ascension for 15-1/2 minutes and we'll be doing a data/ voice tape recorder dump now. Out. CDR Roger, Bruce. CC Skylab, this is Houston. One minute to LOS; next station contact in 24 minutes through Carnarvon at 23:43. And for the SPT, we noticed the CANISTER ROLL has not yet been INHIBITED, although you're at minus 6300. We'd like to INHIBIT for added stability. Over. CC Roger, thank you. PAO Skylab passing over the horizon from Ascension with the characteristic burst of noise. And as we lost contact with the space station, the crew was in the process of maneuvering to the desired attitude for the final scheduled ATM observations of the Comet Kohoutek. This will be a relatively large maneuver on the order of 15 to 20 degrees in each axis,requiring about 20 minutes of maneuver time. And the preliminary prediction is that the maneuver will lead to a use of about 13 mibs of propellant attitude control propellant. They should be in attitude when next we acquire through Carnarvon in about 22 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 23 hours, 21 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control; 23 hours 43 minutes Greenwich mean time with Skylab approaching acquisition through Carnarvon, Australia. And when we next hear from the crew they should largely have completed the maneuver for the final series of Kohoutek observations with the Skylab ATM instruments. They should have acquisition in about 20 seconds. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle Creek for 9 minutes. Out. CC And for the SPT, we need the DAS for a minute to control the CMG bearing heaters. Over. SPT You got it Bruce. CC Roger. CC And we're through with the DAS set, back to yOU. SPT Roger. SPT Houston, when you're looking at Venus there's no mistaking it, it looks around 6 octal units and it's exceptionally bright, had to turn down the intensity on the scope just so I could work with it. CC CC shoulder, Roger, we copy Ed, thank you. And Ed, if you'll pardon us looking over don't show SO54 running for a long exposure.
SPT Right Bruce, thank you. CC Roger;out. CC 1-1/2 minutes to LOS here, next station contact in 7 minutes through Guam at 23:58. And for the SPT, if you llke you can put up to about 18 minutes worth of - up to about 8 minutes worth of comet/Venus TV on the VTR. Over. that SPT at the PAO beginning Okay, thank you Bruce, I'll probably do of the next orbit when I reacquire. This is Skylab Control, we've had loss of
signal through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle. We'll be reacquiring in 5 minutes at Guam. Watching the performance of the Skylab, particularly the gyroscopes following the maneuver to the attitude for JOP 18 observations of the comet, the GNS officer reports that the momentum - the gyro momentums look reasonable. We've seen 8 mibs so far, 6 have predicted based on ground simulation runs of the maneuver. We had a prediction for a total of 13 mibs as a result of this exercise. At 23 hours 54 minutes Greenwich mean time this is Skylah Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO Gibson 3 houYs This be at the this final is Skylab Control. Science Pilot ATM console for something in excess ATM observa£ion of the Comet Kohon-
tek. Prior to loss of signal through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle, Ed Gibson described Venus which he sa_d was unmistakable, very bright in the monitor. And we_ve given him a go ahead to put some of that ATM video on the video tape recorder giving us an opportunity to bring it down and look at it tomorrow. Reaequiring through Guam - the first Guam pass of this 5-1/2 evening CC minutes. in about Out. Skylab, contact Skylab about 6 will be a be very this is in 7-1/2 Houston, minutes 1 minute through to Hawaii 15 seconds. Skylab, this is Houston through Gaum for
CC LOS. Next at 00:ii. at PAO Guam and
station Out. we're
now out of range minutes 20 seconds the last acquisition low-elevation pass
of the antennas away from reof the day spacecraft at
on what That'll
just barely off the horizon, as seen from Hawaii. And a relatively short period of contact. The ATM operations being conducted right now by Ed Gibson on the last major activity Flight Plan for the crew today. The crewmen wily be allocated an hour or two to complete pre-sleep activities. They'll be getting their sleep period at about 3 hours Greenwich mean time. And we've just begun the 53rd day. We're now 5 minutes 53 seconds into day 53. This is Skylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE
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PAO by to regain contact Greenwich mean time. CC for 1 minute, next at 00:22. Out.
This is through Skylab, station
Skylab Hawaii this contact is
Control, at zero Houston in 11-1/2
we're hours through minutes
standing i0 minutes Hawaii Goldstone
PAO This is up on Goldstone, California line down for the intervening Greenwich mean time.
Skylab Control, we'll be coming in 6 minutes and we'll take the period. At 16 minutes i0 seconds
PAO This is Skylab Control, we're standing by now for the call to the crew from CAP COMM Bruce McCandless through the Goldstone tracking station at zero hours 21 minutes Greenwich mean time. CC Corpus Christi, Skylab, this is Houston Merritt Island and Bermuda through coming to up Goldstone, here.
And we've got you 5 minutes through and we'll be doing the data/voice Merritt Island. Out. in 2
Goldstone tape recorder
start with, dump at
CC One minute till LOS 5 next station contact minutes, Corpus Christi. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Merritt Island and Bermuda for 11-1/2 minutes_ data/voice tape recorder dump if you're not busy. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston, 30 seconds till LOS, next station contact in 9 minutes through Ascension at 00:49. Out. toward PAO the Ascension Skylab Island now moving tracking 8 minutes down into out across station out from what the Atlantic of range of Ascension. a
Bermuda. And the
And we're about crew has setteled
acquiring at is traditionally
relatively quiet period aboard Skylab. Flight Commander Jerry Cart and Pilot Bill Pogue having completed their evening meal, or finishing it up at least and scheduled to begin pre-sleep activities, and Ed Gibson completing the last major scientific experiment of the day or activity_ the Joint observations program 18 of the comet Kohoutek, that's scheduled to continue until about 2-1/2 hours Greenwich mean time. This time. END is Skylab Control at zero hours 43 minutes Greenwich mean
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PA0 This is Skylab Control at zero hours 49 minutes Greenwich mean time with the spacecraft coming up on Ascension Island. And in Mission Control, Flight Director Nell Hutchinson has been reviewing future Flight Plan activities with his team of flight controllers while keeping an eye on this evening's ATM observations of the Comet Kohoutek. CAP COMM Bruce McCandless will be putting in a call to the crew in about 30 seconds. CC Skylah, this is Houston through Ascension for 5-1/2 minutes. Next station Carnarvon, we'll be standing by to receive the evening status report. Out. And we need to get the DAS here for a minute for a CMG bearing heater command. SPT Roger, Bruce, you have it. CC Thank you, Ed. CC And we're through with the DAS commands, it's back to you, Ed. SPT Roger. CC And the VTR has been cleaned off, it's all yours;. SPT Roger. CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 25-1/2 minutes through Carnarvon at 01:20, and we'll be standing by for the evening status report at AOS. Out. PAO Skylab's out of range of Ascension now zero hours 57 minutes, and we'll be acquiring through Carnarvon the last Carnarvon pass of the day. And 22-1/2 minutes over Carnarvon, we'll be getting the daily crew status report, and then a short while later_ over the Guam tracking station, we'll have the daily medical conference. Skylab Control, 57 hours 50 minutes - or correction 57 minutes 50 seconds Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE at
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PAO This is Skylab Control, Skylab coming up on Carnarvon the last acquisition of the evening through the Carnarvon, Australia station. And we're about 50 seconds away from regaining contact. The crew at that time will have completed all major scientific activities with the exception of the ATM operations. Ed Gibson has the duty at the ATM C&D console. And this time is allocated for Commander Jerry Carr and Pilot Bill Pogue to begin preparations for sleep the pre-sleep activities. We expect to get the usual daily status report from the crew over Carnarvon this pass. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon for I0_i/2 minutes_ we need the DAS right now to configure the CMG 5earing heaters, and we're standing by for the photo log and then the evening status report. Over. SPT You got the DAS. CC Roger, thank you. CD_ Okay, on the photo io_: 16-millimeter, Delta Papa 2, Charlie India 127, 18, Charlle India 93; Delta Papa Ii, Echo_ Foxtrot, and Gulf; and Delta Papa 12, Charlie India 127, 00, Charlie India 93; Tango Victor 107, Charlie India 79, 62, Charlie India 126; EKEP VTS, Charlie Lima i0, 50. Nikon i, Charlie X-ray 39, 35; 2, empty; 3, Charlie India 112, 47; 04, no change; 05, empty. 70-millimeter, Charlle X-ray 51, 040. ETC is Charlie Tango ii, 068. EREP, set Tango, 9024, 8362, 9238, 9230, 2774, 0099. Drawer A: Alfa i, no change; Alfa 2, 05, no supply, take up is Charlie India 127; Alfa 3, 06, Charlie India 79, 62, Charlie India 126! Alfa 4, 08, Charlie India 77, 07, Mike Tango 09. BACK, 07, Charlie India 78, 44, Charlie India 74. That's it. CC Okay, we got it, standing by for the evening status report. The DAS is yours. CDR Okay, sleep: CDR, 7.0, 6.5 heavy, 0.5 light; SPT, 6.8, all heavy; PLT 7.5, all heavy. Volume: CDR, 1750! SPT, 1750_ PLT, 2100. Water guns: 8226; 4190; 0238. Body mass: CDR, 6.316, 6.318, 6.318; SPT, 6.354, 6.349, 6.349; PLT, 6.214, 6.205, 6.214. Exercise: no change on all three of us. Medication: none for any of us. Clothing: CDR, shorts and socks; SPT, trousers, shorts and socks; PLT, shirt. Food log: CDR, salt zero, deviationsp minus 1 lemonade, rehydration watery plus 1.5; SPT, 4.0 salt_ no deviations, minus 1.0 water_ PLT, zero_ zero, zero. Okay, Flight Plan deviatlons: the SPT did seven TV77_ and tomorrow the CDR and the PLT will swap EREP tasks, the PLT is the only member of the crew that's been - that's had training on EREP cal with the lunar field of view. Shopping llst accomplishments: PLT did T002-3 today, the data's on tape 02:40 to 03:00; SPT
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did Tango Victor 101, 1-hour prep, and he also got a sweat sample, and he did SO63 photo sequence. Inoperable equipment: Transporter 07, we had an early-end-of-film light, we troubleshot it a little laterp hand wound it and cleared it, and it's operating okay nowp we're going to put it back into use; transporter 08, film broken with 7 percent remaining. Unscheduled stowage: none. _ousekeeping completed. CC It sounds like you guys had a bang up day there, you're really ripping through the shopping llst accomplishments and repair work. Got a couple of questions for you here, and then we'll let you go. Did the urine dump line work satisfactorily this morning, and we're you able to evacuate the new urine bags through the dump llne successfully or did you have to use the backup procedure? Over. CDR NO, it worked llke a gem. CC Beautiful. For the SPT, was the comet ever as briKht as Venus, and if not can you estimate how much fainter it was at its brightest. Over. SPT No, it was never as bright as Venus by a considerable margin, but I'd have a tough time giving you any kind of a quantitative assessment of that Bruce. CC Okay, and you put some comet sketches on the TV today, we'll get those back into site here later on tonight. Do you think it's worthwhile doing TV of comet sketches later, say day after tomorrow or anything like that. Over. SPT I think a 2-day interval now is a little bit close, I think maybe we ought to open it up to about a 4-day or so and next 4 days from now I might give you a little something_ but there's really not too much changing other than the tail length and other very small features. CC Okay, we'll feed that into the mill, and for the CDR again, on mission day 46 which is about a week ago, you gave us a M487 2 Charlie debriefing but when you got to the comments on item number 5, habitability improvements, you noted that you were going to go by that one for the time being and come back to it later and we checked the voice tapes and we can't find any place that you came back and we're wondering if the next day or so you could take a minute and put some words on that subject on the tape recorder at your convenience. Over. CDR Okay Bruce, I better put that on my END OF TAPE
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CC - - can't find any place that you came back and we're wondering if the next day or so, you could take a minute and put some words on that subject on the tape recorder at your convenience_ Over. CDR Okay Bruce. I better put that on my shoppi_g list so I don't forget it again. CC Roger. And since we're shifting the evening news around to the morning these days, why that about wraps it up for this site, unless you've got something for us. Next site, which is Guam at 01:33 acquisition is your evening medical conference and after that we'll talk to you for about a minute and a half or so through Goldstone and then let you knock it off for the evening at 02:00. CDR Okay Bruce. I don't think we have anything. On that housekeeping for today, I said it was all finished_ it really isn'E. I still owe you a squeezer bag dump, which I'll do before bedtime. CC Okay. You talk about owing us a squeeze_ bag dump, that reminds me: about the old one about getting change for a mib. CDR What's a mib? CC A minimum impulse bid for your TACS. CDR Is that right? SPT Hey Bruce, I might could give you a couple of words. CC Go ahead. SPT J0P 18, this looks like the last one we're going to be working on, and from my side, working them up here, it looks pretty successful. I think the JOP Summary Sheets were put together in a very short period of time, but an excellent job done on them. I've had no trouble working my way t_rough them. I thought they were very carefully thought out and well donee As far as maneuvering, I think the ASCOs and all the guys down there on the ground coming up with maneuvers did a great job. We've done a lot of maneuvers here on two CMGs, that I think we were hesitant to do repetitively on three CMGs just a couple of months age. So all in all, I think the folks down there did a great job and it looks like a pretty successful program. CC Okay Ed, we'll certainly pass those comme*_ts on and I share your feelings with you. We've gone from a situation where on three CMGs, we thought we could Just barely hack it, where we've done a beautiful Job with you all doing it here on two CMGs and the assessment we're getting from the back room is that we've given the comet a very thorough looking ove_ with all the AT}_ instr_ments and the consensus down here is that it's been a success due in no small part to your dedication involved, and getting on with the program there. rip.-roaring to the tasks
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CC CDR, Houston. Reference your remark about the PLT, we show the PLT on S191 for the LUNAR CAL tomorrow, which takes place from about 00:30 down to 02:00. Over. CC And also the EREP CAL at 12:00 Zulu. CDR Let me reread what I've got. I didn't see it that way. CC We got about i0 seconds to LOS. Med conference coming up at Guam at 01:33 in 2-1/2 minutes. We'll talk to you for just a minute at Goldstons before you sign off for the evenin$. PAO This is Skylab Control. That's all through Carnarvon, Australia. Ed Gibson giving us an evaluation of what he felt was a very successful program of comet observations. using the ATM instruments. Gibson in the process now of completing the last of those scheduled observations using the Apollo telescope mount equipment on Skylab. And we have about i minute remaining before we regain contact with the crew through Guam where they're scheduled to have their daily private medical conference. As you heard CAP COMM Bruce McCandless advise them, we'll be talking to them briefly through Goldstone when we acquire there on this revolution. And then close down the circuit for tonight and let the crew begin preparations for their sleep period. We'll leave the line up for the Guam acquisition. That's scheduled to occur in about 40 seconds. END OF TAPF
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PAO Skylab's now out of range of Guam. That pass taken up entirely with the daily private medical conference. We'll be talking with the crew briefly over Geldstone before closing down the air-to-ground circuit. For the sleep period tonight. Acquisition at Goldstone is scheduled for about 15 minutes from now. This is Skylab Control at 1 hour 44 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control at I hours and 58 minutes Greenwich mean time. We're standing by to regain contact through Goldstone, California in what we expect will be our last bit of conversation with the crew this evening before they retire for the night. CAP COMM Bruce McCandless will be calling them in about 30 seconds. Our flight director on this shift is Neil Hutchinson. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone, Corpus Christi_ Merritt Island and Bermuda for 16 minutes, but we_ll just talk to you here for about a minute or so and then let you have some peace and quiet. For the SPT, when you close out from JOP 18 Delta here, we'd like you to leave the apparatus in solar inertial since we're short on daylight sites, and we won't be doing it unattended, that is at the end of step 35, stay in SI instead of going to experiment pointing. There's no convenient wakeup site right on ii:00 Zulu, so we recommend that you set your alarm clocks, we'll call you from over Guam at 11:29. Over. SPT Roger, understand Bruce. l'm sorry I didn't quite understand the reason for not going to experiment pointing. CC We're not going to be doing any unattended work this evening because we're short on ground sites and daylight and therets a possiblity that if we can't see it in daytime if we have a failure in the wedge drive motors we wind up with a horrendous situation. So we'd rather not do it, Just leave it in SI. Over. SPT Roger Bruce, will do, thank you. CC Okay, and if you need us after we sign off here, i0,000 do not enter in the DAS, we'll give you a call. And film thread pad is on board for your use at your discretion this evening. And a final item, they'd like to remind you that there will be no urine sampling tomorrow morning, the next urine sample is tomorrow evening in accordance with the Flight Plan and the new urine sample pad you have on board. Over, CDR Okay Bruce, thanks a lot, and you're right on that lunar cal thing, I was not reading high enough on the Flight Plan. CC Okay, so if we're squared away on that why we"ll bid you a good night. CDR Okay, good night Bruce. PAO We'll be in contact with Skylab for another 14 minutes through Goldstone, Texas and MILA. We'll leave the llne up for the conclusion of this stateside pass although we don't expect any further conversation with the crew tonight.
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leave the panel. PLT Roger. SPT Roger, Bruce, I haven't finished up the powerin B down for unattended. CC Sorry about that, but this is our last contact this evening. SPT Okay, will do. PAO Well that concludes our stateside pass and it'll be the last contact we have with Skylab for the night. The for another last hour telemetry data and 18 minutes, that we we will be receiving don_t reacquire the
space station until it comes back around to Goldstone, almost a complete revolution from now. Have the mission surgeon's daily report on crew health prepared by Dr. Jerry Hordinsky. The report reads as follows, "crew health remains good, the crews mental and physical state is GO for more of the same busy schedule they have been following since the turn of the year." That completes the mission crew health for today. At 2 hours time on mission 53, this is Skylab END OF TAPE surgeon's daily report on 17 minutes Greenwich mean Control Houston.
MC-1821/I 06:28 CDT
PAO Skylab Control at ii hours 28 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now just south of Japan about to be acquired through the tracking antenna at Guam. Pass through Guam will last i0 minutes. The spacecraft communicator on duty this morning is Story Musgrave. The flight director is Milton Windier. The crew will be doin_ a Earth resources calibration maneuver shortly after this pass, so this will be a very busy and fairly lengthy discussion, probably including the morning news. CC Good morning, Skylab. Got you through Guam for 9 minutes. PLT CC PLT CC Rog, Story. MorninK, Bill. Is the news there? It's there, but I've got about three cal, the but pad U.S. so let news. for I'll Jer
changes to get to Jet prior to starting the U.S. me give those to him and then I'll press on with PLT Stand by i, Story. CC And no need to acknowledge, I'll need his CDR detail pad and the only other need for him is the EREP cal C&D pad. PLT He_s getting them out now. last CC night. PLT CC PLT CC PLT put CC down PLT 11:50, EREP, Okay. We sent plenty of them
Okay, Story. Go ahead. And this is on Jerks detail Rog. He has it. Understand you're ready That's affirmative. Okay. plus He has Okay. He on has CDR details. 1 ON; S191 that one. And that at hour for me to read. and 12:00
Detail 11:02 (garble). cross out
CC 16:08. PLT CC on, that's 12:56.
one. the EREP cal (?) : 12:57. C&D. Cross Cross that out and put
Okay. page 2,
And on G and P
PLT CC for you but now so they CDR CC to withdraw Egypt agrees the waterway.
Okay. He has that one noted. Okay. l_ve got about three or four more those concern EREP 22. It's, oh, 5 hours from can wait, and if you're ready here's the news. Fire away. Israeli government is reported preparing its forces 18 miles from the Suez Canal if to reduce Newspaper its troops reports and arms in Israel on the last side of and the United States
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said this is a plan discussed by the Defense Secretary Moshe Dayan, and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger during Dayan's visit to Washington last week. Dayan, before leaving Wahington, said he thought the Israeli cabinet could not submit its proposal to the Egyptians at the troop disengagement in talk in Geneva, but there was no indication yet Just when his proposal would be made. Robbers who stole an 80-pound weather vane that for 232 years sat atop Boston's historic Faneuil hall probably used a helicopter, police said Saturday_ Police and city officials said the missing 4-foot-long grasshopper, gilded with gold leaf is priceless. An expert said it will probably sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Superintendent of the old hall, located in the Hay market Square area, discovered the grasshopper was missing when he went on the roof to raise the flag Friday. The last time he remembered noticing it was a month before. But several persons said they saw it on Christmas, police said. President Luis Echeverra (sic) of Mexico has ordered the highest funeral honors for David Alfaro Sequarez, (sic) the of Mexico's three great muralists, who died of Cancer Sunday. He was 77. The president ordered that the body lie in state for 24 hours at the Palace of Fine Arts in downtown Mexico City. Burial may not yet Japanese charter ski load. will be rank as a enthusiasts Winter at noon. That's winter vacation are visitors now are on Tuesday. haven, but it have Snowy last
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California Sunday as and residents battled storms. The National
a wave of storm fronts snow and mud left by Weather Service said
were dumped over the area by late Sunday was for more of the same. Forecasts said mudslldes could be expected. And that's on news this morning. FLT CC minutes PLT Thank you, Story. Skylab, we're a minute Vanguard at 12:09. Roger.
and the outlook more flooding and all I've got for you
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time. The Skylab space station is out of range of Guam, after the morning first morning message to the crew. One of the primary things discussed, of ¢ourse_ is the Earth resources calibration that's being made this morning. That pass is to begin at 12 12:58_ is when the pass itself begins, although preparations will be under way right in the next 20 minutes. And the morning news read up by Story Musgrave. 28 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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MC1822/I 07:08 CDT,
PAO Skylab Control at 12:08 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now Off the coast of Chile. 55 seconds from acquisition of signal through the Vanguard tracking ship. Pass through Vanguard will last about 10-1/2 minutes. The Spacecraft Communicator is Story Musgrave. We'll bring the line up live now for air-to-ground through Vanguard. This pass will be followed by a fairly long LOS before we're - we have our next acquisition at Canary Island. CC Skylab, AOS through t•he Vanguard for 9 minutes. SPT yOU. CC SPT I noted that I have I don't see anywhere details. And I was pad in the future. Go ahead, Ed. Story, in looking through the pads here, a EREP CAL maneuver, which is great, but denoted in either my Flight Plan or the wondering how I would know to look for that Morning, Story. I have a question for
CC Because you beat Story to them by about l0 seconds. It should've been on your details and on your Summary Flight Plan, Ed. And I was just going to just going to call you right then. SPT Okay. I'm up to speed right here and if no one objects, I might take a quick peek at the Sun. CC They say to have at it, Ed. SPT Thank you. For the bookkeepers, Story, I got it all read last night after we finished up that JOP 18 also. CC activity CC to updates on Okay, Ed, and we just sent yo11 up a solar board. Skylab, about 30 seconds to LOS. i0 minutes
Canary. And we'll be dumping the data/voice at Canary. SPT Story, a note on that solar actlvitiy update, there is a lot of enhancement in XUV and it's a region which I did a little work on last night at around 260.1. Looks as though we have another active region coming around the corner there; and I noted some fairly - relatively high intensity 130 arc-seconds to 60 arc-seconds off the limb last night, and I'm taking another look now. i CC Okay, Ed. PAO Skylab Control at 12:20 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is over Brazil, out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard. Our next acquisition is 8-1/2 minutes away at Canary Island. Central Florida will be the subject of thorough study by Skylab astronauts today as they make their 19th lengthy survey of the Earth's resources along a 6800-mile course from the southern tip of Mexico, across the Gulf waters to Florida, eventually and along the coastal reaching France. The waters Skylab of the Atlantic Ocean, crew will get electronic
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MC1822/2 07:08 CDT,
and photographic information on everything from oceanography to land use planning. The focus of attention for today's survey is the state of Florida. Using pictures and computer tapes generated by the 24-minute pass, scientists will prepare ecological maps of Tampa Bay and the St. John's RiverCape Canaveral area of central Florida. The region's land use, affected by rapid growth which includes the Disney World complex, will also be analyzed and evaluated using data gathered today. The pass begins at 12:08 central daylight time and concludes off the coast of France at 12:32. Yesterday, as part of the visual observations program, Pilot Bill Pogue reported on some photographs he'd taken out of the window of areas of the United States. Included in his photography yesterday were several frames of each side of the Rocky Mountains and down into the Central Plains area, showing snow cover over the United States. The Pilot indicated, in channel B tapes that were dumped and transcribed here in Mission Control, that the Central Plains area and snow cover of the mountains showed some very good relief and topography details. He also indicated some photography of northern Wisconsin and Minnesota area and took pictures of a plateau in Canada and ice in the St. Lawrence delta. Skylab Control. We're a little less than 7 minutes from acquisition of signal. It's now 22 minutes and 30 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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MC-1823/I 07:28 CDT
PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 28 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is of_ the coast of northwest Africa about to be acquired through the Canary Island tracking antenna there. Pass through Canary Island and Madrid is an overlapping pass with a total duration of about 15 minutes. Spacecraft communicator is Story Musgrave, although new team is now coming into Mission Control. Phil Shaffer about to take over from Milton WindleT and Dick Truly now in Mission Control will take over shortly from Story Musgrave. We'll bring the line up live now for air-to-ground through Canary Island and Madrid, 15 minutes. CC Skylab, AOS Canaries and Madrid. Will
dumping the data/voice here at Canaries. And we got you for 13 minutes. PLT Roger, Story. CC And, Bill, if you get ahead on setting up your EREP there, I've got about three changes to get up to you. There's no hurry, however; I can get them up in the next 2 or 3 hours, but if you get ahead and get some time I'll give them to you. PLT Roger. PLT Okay, Story. I have my pad now. CC Okay, Bill. PLT detail. At 00:22, you can scratch everything on that line. 00:22, delete it all. PLT Okay. That's deleted. CC And if you can dig up EREP 22 C&D next_ PLT Okay. I have it. CC And go to page 2, and go down to Ii minutes and i0 seconds. PLT Got it. CC Okay. Delete all that. Delete S192 MODE CHECK. PLT Roger. I got that. CC And then moving on down to what looks like 14 minutes and 15 seconds, S192 MODE to READY, delete that. PLT Got it. CC Okay. The next one is the EREP 22 VTS. Jer'll be doing it. PLT Yes, and that's one of his pads? CC That's one of his but you can copy down change all right on that. PLT Stand by just a minute. Go ahead with the change, Story. CC Okay. And you'll probably need an extra piece of paper. I don't think you'll have room to copy what I have to say on the pad itself. the
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PLT Okay. Go ahead. CC Okay. On EREP 22 VTS, that's 53:20, just below operate marks. That's where you want to put this. Add: ii minutes and 00 seconds, special 02. PLT Got it. CC Select three cloud, three water sites. PLT Okay. CC Track each site for i0 seconds through nadir. PLT CC above PLT CC PLT CC PLT CC CC SPT Roger. And then, just below the word primary 01, put special 02. Go ahead. Area ii00 to 1445. Roger. And that's cross-track angle right 00. Roger. That's it for now. Thank you. Ed_ Houston. Go ahead.
CC Ed_ we're 6 minutes to LOS here and we'd to see the maneuver time before we go LOS. SPT Okay. CC Ed, your maneuver time's confirmed and got all the EREP changes up to you. SPT Thank you, Story. CDR This is the CDR at 12:39. Delta 6 at speed times E2 [?] which was 1233 was 43 percent. CDR
CC Okay, Jer. CDR Okay. This is the CDR with the monitor readings. Alfa 2 is 93, Alfa 3 is 87, Alfa 4 is 93, Alfa 5 is 98, Alfa 6 is 20, Alfa 7 nothing. Bravo 2 is 91, Bravo 3 is 82, Bravo 4 is 91, Bravo 5 is 91, Bravo 6 is 47, Bravo 7 is 33, Bravo 8 is 0 - correction, make that I; Bravo 9 is 58. Charlie 2 is i00, Charlie 3 is 88, Charlie 4 is 97, Charlie 5 is 50 correction, 46, Charlie 7 - Charlie 6 is 46, Charlie 7 is 48, Charlie 8 is 92. Delta 2, 86; Delta 3, 85; Delta 4, 85; Delta 5 is 15, Delta 6 is 46, Delta 7 is i0. Okay, the S192 switch is verified OFF. Ready. DOOR OPEN. And the 192 DOOR is OPEN. 26 CC minutes CDR HEATER END OF SWITCH TAPE OFF to Guam Skylab, we're at 13:09. Roger, light Story. is out. a minute 192 MODE Panel 117 to LOS and about S190 okay.
to CHECK. checks are
CDK SWITCH PAO time. range is a OFF light is 192 MODE to CHECK. S190 HEATER mean
out, panel 117 Skylab Control
checks are okay. at 12:44 Greenwich
Skylab space station is over eastern Europe out of of the Madrid tracking antenna. Our next acquisition little more then 25 minutes away. During this time,
about 14 minutes from now, right after the spacecraft goes into darkenss, they'll be doing an Earth resources instrument calibration by pointing their instruments at the Moon, which provides them with a constant light source_ That activity will take them back into the next daylight pass. We should have acquisition during the calibration run. Some of the early discussion here with for the EREP calibration. Jerry Pilot Cart Bill was his preparations Pogue is operating the
viewfinder tracking system for the S191 to calibrate that instrument by pointing the instrument at the Moon. And the Earth terrain camera's also being used for calibration, with Science Pilot Ed Gibson operating that during the pass. Later in the day they'll do an Earth resources pass that will cross Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Atlantic Ccoast of the United States and coastal waters, and then over the North Atlantic to Flor to France. Today's pass, although it's numbered pass number pass of the mis - of the mission were scheduled but not completed 22 is so far. because in fact the 19th Three of the passes of weather conditions
degraded before they could be run. In addition to the 19 Earth resources passes, including the one today, there have been three solar inertia], passes using the Earth terrain camera only and, including today's Eart - EREP calibration, there are two calibration runs pointing at the Moon. 23 minutes 42 seconds to our next acquisition of signal. It's 46 minutes after the hour and this is Skylab Control. 50 PAO seconds Greenwich Skylab mean Control time. at The 13 hours 7 Skylab space minutes station and
is now about to come within range of the tracking antenna at Guam. We'll bring the line up live as this Earth resources calibration is being completed. PLT (garble). I'm going to the (garble) Basin PLT MARK. Data mark for i0 seconds on the (garble) CC here at CDR PLT CC PLT PLT grees down, which Basin. Guam for the Skylab, next 4 Hello, MARK. Houston; minutes. Richard. i0 seconds Purple Gang's with you
Is the Moon pretty today? Yes. Nice and full. Okay. will make All right; a now I need of 6 to go 5 de-
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MC-1824/2 07:43 CDT
SPT early, PLT SPT
little it just
Yes. I'ii No rush.
PLT down. Okay. Camera standing by to do I'm due here in just minute and a half. SPT PLT you have to take any SPT PLT SPT PLT SPT meter Stand work. by. SPT Okay.
Sure did. Okay. i0 seconds on 5 degree OFF. That was a good run. Okay. I'm No, it didn't go off early_ either. about 2 minutes. I'm going in a 13:12 I'm supposed to change. Right. Okay. I'm putting my gloves on. Do more pictures right now? No more pictures for now. Okay. Let's Press on. Get her now. Scatterometer My next mark's Take my headset work to do here at 11:30. to off. and radio-
13:11:30 STANDBY. Okay. Okay.
SPT MARK. RADIOMETER, STANDBY. next mark is 12:00. Stand by SPT MARK. SCATTEROMETER's ON. Coming up on 06. SPT MARK. 191 REFERENCE to 2. The CC Honeysuckle at SPT VTS AUTO CAL. SPT 13:30, 13:30. SPT 13:19.
Skylab, Houston; 50 seconds to LOS. See you then. Roger. Okay. Next mark is 13:06, the Stand by MARK. AUTO CAL at 06. Mark is at Stand by. MARK. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY. mark ON.
193 MODE going to XTWC[?]L/R. POLARIZATION is 5. Next is 13:48. Stand by. SPT MARK. SCATTEROMETER ON, RADIOMETER SPT Watch the time, Bill. END OF TAPE
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MC1825/I 08:14 CDT,
CDR Stand by CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER, ON. RADIOMETER, ON. CDR Watch the time, Bill. PAO Skylab Control at 13:14 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has passed out of range of the tracking antenna at Guam as we cross New Guinea. Our next acquisition is a little less than 4 minutes away at Honeysuckle. During this pass, the Earth resources calibration photography of the Moon is underway. Also the electronic scanner 191 used on that calibration on the Moon surface, the Moon providing constant light source that can be compared for photographic developing and processing. These activity (sic) on Earth resources - is a pass across southern Mexico and the southern part of Mexico. The focus will be on determining soil types and land uses in south Mexico to identify erosion or harmful use of the land there; and the goal of this project is to determine locations that might be suitable for land or forest reclamation projects, an important conservation effort being made by the Mexican government. Werre about 3 minutes from acquisition of signal at Honeysuckle, and wWe'll keep the line live there for air-to-ground. Pass at Honeysuckle'll last about 5 minutes. And at this time in Mission Control, Flight Director on duty is Phil Shaffer and the Spacecraft Communicator is Dick Truly, CC Skylab, Houston. Honeysuckle for 4-1/2 minutes. CDR Roger, Dick. That one on the horizon. Down. Yeah, there's another one down. PLT Down. CDR Down, apparently. CDR Gee, you color in 3 black squares today for EREP. Make it (?) PLT Isn't that 71? Okay. mark, CDR No. But is a special 1 and special 2. One minute to EREP, START. All right. Okay. On my it'll be 21:50. Stand by CDR MARK. EREP, START. And 22:00 CDR MARK. S190 MODE to AUTO. Looking for a READY, ON at 15. CDR MARK. READY's out at 12. MODE is STANDBY. SHUTTER SPEED, MEDIUM. Next mark is 22:40. Stand by. And CDR MARK. MODE to AUTO on S190. Looking for READY, out at 22:55. CDR MARK. The READY light went out at 50. SHUTTER SPEED to FAST. MODE which is STANDBY first. Now it's SHUTTER SPEED is FAST. CC Canary comes up at Okay, 14:08. Jerry. We're 40 seconds See you there. from LOS.
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MCl825/2 08:14 CDT,
CDR Roger. See you then. CDR Next mark's 23:20. Stand by CDR MARK. 190 to MODE AUTO. Looking for a READY out at 23:35. MALFUNCTION light on number 3. Must be out of films. READY light without a 30 T. Going to STANDBY. EREP, STOP at 38. By golly, we just barely had enough film. S190 camera number 3, MALF light came on at the last exposure. CDR Okay. Our friendly MONITOR Bravo number 7 is reading 33 percent. S192 door going to CLOSE now. Okay I'm latching number 192 - or S190 window. PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 26 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now crossing New Zealand, out of range of the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia tracking antenna and 42 minutes from our next acquisition at Canary Island. This morning, the Skylab crew completing an Earth resources calibration run_ photographing and taking scanner data on the Moon for comparison purposes in calibrating the EREP film and electronic data that'll be gathered during the pass today and four other passes so far completed. As they indicated, they were running out of film at the very end of that EKEP calibration, and that film will he replaced for the Earth resources pass to begin just after 12 o'clock central daylight time today. One of the sites for today's activities is an environmental mapping in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Intense study being made there of a potential space photography for making maps of the biological growth and changes in water environment of a bay area, and also a similar study being performed in the St. John's River-Cape Canaveral area of Florida, on the other side of the coast. That study uses both photography and multispectral scanner electronic data, either one of those things can be used, and they're interchangable to a large extent, one of them, of course, being electonic and lending itself better to computer processing, while the other is a more traditional photographic method, requires visual interpretation. Four major studies of oceanography are also scheduled for today. Intense study of the North Atlantic. That's an area that's now been well studied by the Skylab missions with mul - END OF TAPE
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MC1826/I 08:26 CDT,
PAO There is a potential space photography for making maps of the biological growth and changes in water environment of the, of a bay area and also a similar study being performed in the St John's River Cape Canaveral area, Florida, on the other side of the coast. That study uses both photography and multispectral scanner electronic data. Either one of those things can be used, and they're interchangeable to a large extinct, one of them of course, being electronic and lending itself better to computer processing, while the other is more traditional photographic method and requires visual interpretation. Out of (?) four major studies of oceanography are also scheduled for today, Intense study of the North Atlantic, that's an area that's now been well studied by the Skylab missions, with most of the mandatory requirements for projects in that area already having been completed. The study today includes four major projects on ocean investigations, primarily studies of the sea state and sea foam characteristics, the characteristics of the sea's surface, under varying wind conditions and under the varying weather conditions. A study of Earth resources informa - Earth resources oceanography will be made for scientists in a number of universities around the United States. 39-1/2 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. 28 minutes after the hour, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control at 14:06, Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station over the North Atlantic is about 54 seconds from acquisition of signal through the Canary Island tracking antenna. Pass through Canary Island and Madrid is an overlapping pass lasting about 13 minutes. We'll bring the line up live now for Dick Truly, the spacecraft communicator. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS at Canary and Madrid for 12 minutes, and sometime during this pass I have a TV correction to make to the SPT and CDR's Summary Flight Plan and also a note for the CDR on ED 31. CDR remaining was 4.2 Roger, Dick. centimeters. Go ahead. The EREP tape
CC 4.2 centimeters. Okay Jerry, thank you much. Jerry, here's the deal. In the - first of all, in the Summary Flight Plan for you and Ed. For you, at 14:45 where it says ED31 ops, and also for Ed, at about 16:30 for ED61 ops, we should have written photo underneath each one of those blocks. Those operations are supported by a photo pad, but we normally put photo on the Summary Flight Plan, and we failed to do so on this one. CDR Okay, thank you.
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MC1826/2 08:26 CDT,
CC Okay, I got a couple more. SPT Thank you, Dick. CC Okay, Ed. And Jerry, I got a couple more for you here. On your ED31, when you get into the ED31 checklist or at least the student project experiment checklist on the ED31 stow section, page 5-9, it says - it says here to get these cans out for to use for the Petri dishes and discard the contents. Turns out that the contents of the cans, there's some boric acid tablets in there, and we do not want to throw them away. So don't go verbatim by the checklist; be sure and save the boric acid tablets. CDR Okay. CC Okay. And Jerry, as long as I'm talking to you, we're putting together the final touches on tomorrow's Flight Plan, and there's one item in the - in the morning, there's an opportunity to do a SO19 Kohoutek maneuver. It turns out to be the only opportunity of the day to get it in, and it's going to involve the SPT doing a maneuver at about 11:48 Zulu, which is going to take him approximately - so it's going to be about a 15 - or 20-minute block and he's going to end up getting some PSA after that for a total of about an hour and 15 minutes. The wake-up site (sic) is 5 minutes prior to ii:00 Zulu. of the things that helps us here is the fact that there is no urine sampling in the morning. So, if it's okay with you, we're going to press on with this plan. CDR Yeah, that sounds reasonable, Dick. SPT Right with me Dick. CC Okay, great, we'll press on and put it all together:, and that's all the notes that I had for you here. We've still got about 9 minutes, so I'm standing by. CDR Okay, Dick, and, on those Petri dish containers, I saved the original one that they came in. I couldn't see any good reason for throwing it away. So what I'ii do is put them in that container and discard it. CC Okay, and, while corollary's thinking about that one, Jerry, one thing we'd like to confirm, and that is, with the PLT's, we'd like to make sure prior to this next EREP pass, that the S190 filters got changed and we're on his CAL - EREP CAL, VTS pad. CDR That's affirmative, they got changed. CC Okay real fine, thank you much. END OF TAPE One
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MC1827/1 09:16 CST, 53:14:16 GMT
CDR, Houston_ LOS. Carnarvon ED31. It's
got about a minute up at 14:48. Back I understood you stow an a ED31
to the subject of what you'le doing.
Let me make sure okay with us when
to put the petri dishes either in the boric acid cans, as long as you don't throw the tablets away, or in the original petri dish cans and then the 15 little petri dishes in those containers will end up in the chiller. Let me confirm with you that that's what you intend to do. CDR That's affirmative. CDR PAO Okay. Mission Thank you. Control at 14 hours 22 minutes
Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is out of range of Madrid. Our next acquisition is 26 minutes and 12 seconds from now at Carnarvon_ Australia. Skylab crew began the morning with an Earth resources calibration maneuver. That calibration performed right after 13:00 Greenwich mean time. As the instruments were pointed at the surface of the moon which is - reflects judge exact brightness filter combinations on resolve on the part of a constant source of light used to characteristics of the film and the cameras a_d also the ability to the other instruments of the Earth resources mean time. in Southern passis planned for today A little less than Mexico, crosses
resources package. Earth begins at 17:08 Greenwich 3 hours from now. Begins
southern Mexico, the Gulf of Mexico, central Florida, the Atlantic coastal waters and eventually crosses the Atlantic to end in the Bay of Biscay, just off the French coast. 25 minutes till our next acquisition of signal. This is Skylab Control at 22:40 after the hour. END OF TAPE
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MC--1828/I 09:47 CDT
PA0 Skylab Control at 14:47 Greenwich mean time. We're now coming up on acquisition of signal at Carnatron, Australia. Carnarvon/Honeysuckle pass will last about 15 minutes and the line is live now for air-to-ground. MCC Skylab, Houston, with the ATM conference and we've got about 13-1/2 minutes. Over. SPT Bill, go ahead. MCC Okay. Let me hit you here first with a couple of solar updates. We've got one note here on active region 14. It has grown somewhat in the past few hours and has developed a group of tiny spots. In addition there are surges at about south i0, east 90_ which suggest that the returning active region 97 may be rotating over the limb and may not be totally dead. And in addition_ of interest there's an apparent piece of prominence that's about i0 degrees west of north, which is at a very, very high latitude for a piece of prominence, and it has been confirmed by at least two observatories. We've looked on previous days' H-alpha and we can find nothing on the disk that would indicate what that is, Perhaps later in the day on observing time you might find it interesting to go up there and see if it's still there and if so do some work on it. SPT You said 10 degrees west of north? MCC Right. It's almost at the North Pole, just a little bit to the right as it looks on our H-alpha and on our neutral line drawings here. SPT Okay. I_ll go ahead and take a look at it. And the other one, the surges you said were were around 260. MCC Yes. About 255, 260 right on the limb. SPT Okay. I was going to talk to you about that later. For the past three times I_ve had observing time I've been working on that area and there is some XUV brightening, quite appreciable brightening, and I've been able to find some fairly high counts, I think about an arc-mlnute or so, off the limb, and something suggesting a loop structure, although l've not really had time to fully confirm that. So it looks as though we've got, around the active region, 16 coming around the corner there. Probably be about a day or so before you can see it. MCC Okay. Sounds good. We_ll be interested in studying that. On today's plan one of the things that's evident, although I don't believe we've actually mentioned it on this plan, although we've mentioned it before, where 82B, the PRS is NO GO, so that on all of our limb scan type things we do our pointing, they prefer the white display to H-alpha te put the slit on the limb, note the fine Sun sensor reading, and then move out the appropriate number of arc-seconds.
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On the pass that begins at 15:07, that you will be doing shortly, the 17-alpha we're doing on the bright points, 55 has noticed in previous data that bright points are exhibiting time changes that - well, from one total MAR to the next they noticed significant changes. That's the reason that we swapped to the BB-28 to get the mini-MARs in and look at them on a 1-minute time frame. Following that - SPT Okay. MCC Following that orbits of Jerry's, at 19:47 and, well, the two BB-28s, JOP 2C, step 6, BB-28. That first one, although it doesn't appear so, is to get long exposure for 82 Bravo over the active region. The second set of that 2C, step 6_ BB-28 is not realted to the first. It is actually the first step of a quiet region minilimb scan which we will finish tomorrow. And that's about the only odd things about today's plan. Do you have any other problems with it? SPT No. That's pretty straight forward. The way we've been working the 82B offset is exactly as you just spelled out, using the white light display. The bright points, I'm not sure whether the brightest is the best. There is a fairly bright one around 200.3; however, there are some fainter ones around close to Sun center also. I'm I'm not sure whether that might actually be a small dipole and a little emerging flux, but I'ii go over and take a look at itp and I'm wondering what their classification is as far as their bright point versus the small EFR. If we see anything in H-alpha resembling an EFR, I would assume that we that we've ought to press on and find a bright point with no manifestation in H-alpha. Maybe cyou can confirm that before it does come time to do that. The MCC Okay. We'll look at that. SPT Okay. Active region 16, or the next one comes around the bend, is kind of interesting because it does have some fairly high counts of oxygen VI up around between 150 and 250 an arc-minute of so off the limb that I'm able to step down towards the limb. We'll find a maximum first of all in (?) roll up around that, then step down for three or four steps on the mirror and then left/ right and find maximum to the left and to the right, which would fly a a limb structure. And I'm trying to get some GRATING AUTO SCAN on those locations, and the observing time I've been able to put in since yesterday. The 55 information which you sent up is very - going to be very useful. Got a couple of questions on it. The last one says disk and prominences, and I assume that means filaments and prominences, filaments being on the disk, and secondly I'd
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Lyman-alfa. You said the disk (garble) at 0.9, then only for a few minutes. I'm wondering if you can amplify on that a little bit. One thing we want to make sure is we're very conservative with working with Lyman-alpha. MCC Okay. Let us take a look at that and get some more words up to you. You're right, we want to be conservative on that, and Dick has a few words here he wants to mention to you, Ed.(?) CC Skylab, Houstonp let me Just break in here a second. We're about to hand over from Carnarvon to Honeysuckle and we're going to be dumping the data/voice recorder at - at Honeysuckle, and I'ii let you know when we're through. SPT Thank you, Dick. MCC Okay, Ed. Let's see, we just recently sent up an 82B PRS MALF. You guys probably have not had a chance to look at it yet. Is that right? SPT That's right. I have not seen it yet. Wait and - well, I'ii look around here and - and then work it a little bit. MCC Okay. We_ll talk about it tomorrow then. might all three look at it. Even though it's got your on it, it's not clear who (sic) we would schedule it yet. Okay_ Ed. A couple of other thoughts here. The IE that we were apparently talking about yesterday on micro_MAR_ whatever we want to call it, on 55. SPT Bill, you you cut out after the discussion on the 82B, apparently you got a handover. Would you pick up again there, please? MCC Oh, okay. We'll talk about that tomorrow. You all three might want to look at that, so we can schedule it for whoeverls best timewise. On the 55 limb scan that we were talking about yesterday I concluded that we were talking JOP i Echo, and 55 is definitely interested in that. As a matter of fact we'll be trying to schedule that for tomorrow. SPT Okay. Very good. MCC And an an You name for JOP the END OF TAPE
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MCC Let's see. We just recently sent up an 82B PRS malf. You guys probably have not had a chance to look at it yet. Is that right? SPT That's right. I have not seen it yet. When - well I'ii look around here and - and then work it a little bit. MCC Okay, we'll talk about it tomorrow then. You might all three look at it even though it's got your name on it it's not clear who we would schedule it for yet. Okay Ed, a couple of other thoughts here, the JOP IE that we were apparently talking about yesterday on the micro-MAR or whatever we want to call it on 55. SPT Bill, you you - you cut out after the discussion of the 82B. Apparently you've got a handover. Could you pick up again there please. MCC Oh, okay. We'll talk about that tomorrow. You all three might want to look at that so we can schedule it for whoever is best timewise. On the 55 limb scan that we were talking about yesterday I concluded that we were talking JOP 1 Echo and 55 is definitely interested in that. As a matter of fact we'll be trying to schedule that for tomorrow. SPT Okay, very good. MCC And an answer from 55 also on the plumes that you gave them a couple of days ago. On one plume they did see it in most of the detectors most lines on your mini-MARS but it was not clear in some of them. There were two plumes seen in oxygen IV and in oxygen VI and they have yet analyzed the grating auto scans. But the conclusion is to keep the plumes coming for them. SPT Okay, very good. MCC Okay. SPT One general Go ahead. MCC Go ahead, I was gonna talk a little bit here about our flare program meeting yesterday and that may take a bit of time here. SPT Okay, just let me add two quick One, a question, and that is on documentation. I'm whether I'm giving people sufficient information so they go to interpret their data they've got all they If not, they could send up a - a more of a standard not
things. wondering that when need. format
on the teleprinter of the type of information which they would need from the observer when he is doing a program in order to help them in their data reduction. And secondly, just looking at the pictures today, the white light coronagraph had not changed (garble) from yesterday but the streamers over at imposed has 240, upon 250. There the other. really are two of And I can see the 230 maybe, is them. One's superone which probably inclined slightly towards
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the north and the one that has a base maybe 240 is pretty much radial and as you get further out you can see the two diverge and if you look at the scope yon see that the two of them almost - they don't cross but because they are at opposite angles the one streamer if you look at it, the single streamer that tends to neck down and then diverge again, which is kind of interesting until you realize what's happening. The XUV monitor picture only take (garble) of course as the active region 16. The - what else you see on the disk the other active regions have remained about the same except for solar rotation. Still have a good coronal hole at the south. Very small negligible one at north with a filament channel coming down from it on the east side and a couple of bright points around which we could work with today but nothing else. Go ahead. MCC Okay, Ed. Thank you and the answer on the bright points is we do want to go for bright points and not - and emerging flux region. Okay now on the flare discussion that we had yesterday wetve mapped out the planning here which really represents the ATM request for the next 14 days or so through January 20 or day of year 20, mission day 66 which involves an increase in the time that we have been getting. The main point here is that we will be picking up the active regions on the limb. Mostly looking at the corona as it comes over, picking them up on the limb and following oh - following them over past central meridian passage. Generally speaking most of the experiments feel that they want to be shooting film at a fairly high rate to get the flares, that waiting doing nothing will probably miss the rise. The general feeling is that we will be scheduling JOP 2C and things of this nature which will put the experiments in a fairly high data-take mode when we feel flare probability is high. We do want to point out though that the crewman, whichever of the three of you that's on does have the discretion at any time he feels the activity warrants it and he feels that he has a better chance of getting the flare rise, the preflare trigger et cetera to jump the program that we have uplinked and go into JOP 3B building block 24. We will be processing some changes to building block 24 so that experiments like S054 will be taking data in the actual wait portion but this would let the crewman take his attention and really apply it i00 percent to the XUV mon H-Alfa and so on. SPT MCC SPT MCC I think that's a good idea Bill. Okay and - That'll give them some good time Say again, I cut you out.
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SPT That will give them some good time history in case we don't happen to start the thing right at the initial point brightening. The - You know the first i0 or 15 seconds of it they'll still have part of it. MCC Okay, and to carry on here a bit, I will be preparing a message that will show you our 14-day plan here in as much detail as we know it over the next day or so. Presently your next crew day off is 3 days from now on Thursday. We will have a PI rep who will speak to you at that time. We'll try to schedule it with all three of you. And he will speak to you on the active Sun plans for all of ATM and how we will be carrying out for the next week to 2 weeks. And let's see we're a minute from LOS. MILA is next at 15:35 which is about 35 minutes from now. We have another 30 seconds I'll let you carry it on. SPT Okay, one thing I would like to add we concluded our JOP 18's yesterday and then I - I mentioned briefly last night when Bruce was on, I thought the whole program went pretty well. I thought it was quite successful from looking at it up here, from two standpoints. One is the observations which were carried out using the ATM JOP summary sheets which I thought were in excellent condition. They reflected awful lot of hard work in them on the part of the people through all of the PIs down to A1 Holt who finally put the whole thing together. And secondly, I think the ASCOs and all of the other folks who worked out the maneuvers did a great job. We were doing maneuvers on two CMGs people were a little hesitant to - to do with that kind of frequency on three CMGs just a couple of months ago. So overall I was pretty happy with the program. I think we're coming back with some good data. MCC Okay good. Thanks for your words. I'll see that they get passed on and we'll be talking to you tomorrow. SPT END OP TAPE Thank you Bill. So long.
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PAO Skylab Control at 15:03 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station over New Zealand, out of range of the tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek During these last passes over Carnarvon and Honeysuckle, Bill Lenoir was here in the Mission Control Center discussing the solar experiments with Science Pilot Ed Gibson_ mentioning for example that active region 97, now expected to return on the on the eastern limh of the Sun_ rotating back into view, has giving some small surges observable by the ground and Science Pilot Gibson brightening course, not indicated that he could in the extreme ultraviolet visible down here. And see definite signs of range which is, of also an unusually high -
prominence in the upper latitudes of the Sun further to the north than has normally been seen. And some tiny sunspots associated with active region 14, also identified by Dr. Lenoir. Earth resources calibration run made this morning, it was expected to use about - total of about 21 mibs. It has used so far approximately expected but not a range of desirable pound-seconds were 35. That's slightly higher than was tremendous use of gas. Well within the TACS usage for tke day. Yesterday, 109 used. The remaining supply is 17,806
pound-seconds which works out to a remaining daily average of about 370 pound-seconds. Temperatures have come down since yesterday. The average temperature in the workshop now about a degree lower than it was yesterday - at about 71 degrees. It's expected to continue to reduce the next several days as the total has been reduced to cool angles that are expected the maximum temperatures amount of lighting in the workshop it off in advance of the high Sun about January 18. At that time, in the workshop may go as high as
79 with the lights powered down. Without the powerdown, it would've been - would have probably gotten as warm as 83 degrees inside the workshop. So that powerdown was done yesterday with Ed Gibson and the other crewmembers turning off a number of lights around the space station to keep the temperatures low and they are about a degree less at 71 now. A number of Earth resources opportunity for finder tracking on the infrared sites scheduled today including a Commander Cart, who will be running system_ the telescopic sites that sensor. That target of opportunity target of the vieware used is up-
welling offthe Pacific coast of Mexico, just before they cross the Mexican continent - the very southern part of Mexico is the beginning of the Earth resources pass today. First medical review for the Skylab crew is scheduled for January i0. That medical review is to prove - approve extensions beyond of the mission normal mission. for mission That crew length. will be and beyond Presently, day 56. that, The we're on day 53 8-week nominal reviews will
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have to made by the doctors to approve the continuation up to a maximum of 84 days. Skylab crew earlier this morning, made an Earth resources calibration maneuver. Later in the day, they'll be making a regular Earth resources pass. It's expected that about 55 pound-seconds will he used for the Earth resources pass. A 6800-mile =rack from the coast of Mexico to the coast of France. This is Skylab Control. 29 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. It's now 6 minutes and 27 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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PAO Greenwich Colombia at Merritt in Bermuda the llne Truly, for
Skylab Control Skylab space
at 15 station
about to Island, up
be acquired Florida.
through This pass
the tracking antenna through Merritt Island and is we'll Dick bring
will last approximately live. The space craft director Skylab on duty Houston.
12 minutes, communicator
the flight CC 12 minutes.
right now is Phil Shaffer. Hello at MILA and Bermuda bit behind One, when turned out Just as
SPT the program I looked at to be
Hello, here in the ATM for two bright regions
Dick. I got a little two things came up. spots both of them in G and H-alpha.
I got settled on the third one, which manisfistation at H-alpha which I am Started drifting off in the attitude. outer gimbal hung up in the negative to ATT HOLD and put in the 2-minute SI, and it all worked - worked out
I could not see any still working now. We had CMG number 3 So I had to go time, reselect bit. It took about anything. that period I don't We
stop. maneuver a little
1 minute or so before the drive logic seemed to do drifted a little further (sic) off attitude during of time and we got back and we're working it now. think we_ve used any mibs at all.
CC Okay, SPT, thank you for letting us know. We don't show any use either. At the time you went LOS we thought we probably were in good shape although we were at the end of a pretty large (garble) maneuver. We felt like the gimbal angles were going away from the one of them didn't get up - hung up so SPT Hello again, Dick. coordinates of where I've been working. CC Go ahead. and SPT left/right CC of Roll of minus 190. Okay. plus 0004. stop center, but thanks for helping Let me give you apparently us. the
PLT PLT, Houston. At appears that you've already accomplished the inlet C02 cartridge replacement. sieve B on the low so you might they're in there it PLT out. CC CC Madrid
looking at our housekeeping Our data shows
data it 14-H that that go check
sieve B side we're showing check the sensor and make and seated properly. Roger. I noticed that,
an offscale sure that and I will
Okay, Bill. Thank you much. Skylab, Houston, we're 30 seconds from up at 15:50. That's 4 minutes from now.
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PAO time. about Skylab space 2 -½ minutes
at out at
station is now from acquisition Merritt that he drift
of range Madrid.
of Bermuda, During this
beginning of the pass over Pilot Ed Gibson indicated at the ATM panel. Attitude
Island in was having had occured.
Bermuda science some trouble Space station
moving just very slightly from its pointing at the Sun and he took action then to instruct the attitude to hold position to move back to solar inertial, that is to point the instruments directly at the Sun center again, and the problem apparently caused when one of the - the control moment gyroscopes reached the end of its line of travel, hitting a gimbal stop, and then step had to be taken to correct that allow the gimbal allow the CMG to move back off of the gimbal so it could have free travel again and again maintain attitude control. That problem was solved satisfactorly with the attitude instruction put in by Science Pilot Gibson. And no use of TACS gas was reported by the guidance officer here in Mission Control. Also an inlet cartridge for C02 was replaced today by Bill Pogue, and the sensor now that reads the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is reading _ off a scale low. There is no _ no reading of carbon dioxide at all in the atmosphere. So Pogue is going to check that sensor to make sure that it's seated properly so it's getting proper readings. It will give the crew a caution and warning if it goes offscale low to indicate that it is not performing at proper levels. 54 seconds from acquisition of signal at Madrid. We'll bring the line up live for air-to-ground here, a pass of 8 - ½ minutes. CC END OF TAPE Skylab, Houston, Madrid for 7 minutes.
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CC LOS. Carnarvon the data/voice We see on
Skylab, Houston, we're about 30 seconds comes up at 16:23, and we're going to recoder at Ca - at Carnarvon. And PLT, MOL SIEVE B the PPCO 2 reading on scale
so whatever you did, looks like it worked. PLT Yes, I took and - I interchanged them from MOL SIEVE A to B. I couldn't do anything by taking it out and putting it back in so I interchanged the units and they're both reading now. CC Okay. Good. PAO Skylab Control at 15:59 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is passed out of range of Madrid. At the very end of that pass Bill Pogue reporting that he had made a change of the partial pressure carbon dioxide sensors that reads the total amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere before it's scrubbed out by Dick Truly says that we're getting in Mission Control that indicates the molecular sieves, and a good reading here now that the sensors have come
back on scale. They're working properly. 23 minutes and 42 seconds to our next acquisition of signal. This is Skylab Control at 59 minutes 35 seconds after the hour. PAO Skylab space station is now coming within range of the tracking antenna at Carnarvon. We'll bring the line up live for air-to-ground here. The pass lasts about i0 minutes and 20 seconds. We'll have a brief interruption and then a 5-minute pass at Honeysuckle Creek. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS Carnarvon for i0 minutes. And Skylab, we're going to dump the data/voice recorder here. PLT Dick, I got a couple of questions on the ETC pad. CC Okay_ Bill. Give me about i0 seconds and let me look at it and I'ii try to help you out. Okay. I got it. Go ahead. PLT Roger. Has to do with the ETC callout. I have an ETC auto callout at 8, 17:08 even, and then back to standby at 10:15, and then I have another ETC standby at 11:30, back-to-back standby, then I have an ETC AUTO at 14 minutes, a standby at 16:30, and another standby at 19:45, and another standby at 22 minutes. How about having them check those real quick and see which one of them, if if that in fact is correct, and it very well may he, it may Just be something I don't understand, but it looks like there's a mixup on what ought to be auto and what ought to be standby there, and the other thing is that Ed's pad is probably correct. However, I make these callouts and I may confuse him _ I use my pad, cal lout these that I have on my pad.
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CC Okay, Bill. Good question and we will check it. Skylab, Houston, two things here. I wanted to talk to SPT for a minute about the maneuver times and so forth when you have a chance Ed, and available we would like to do another paration for EREP 22. also reg when somebody's adjust in pre-
SPT Go ahead, Dick. I'm listening. CC Okay, Ed. During the that LOS when you - when we got the glmbal on the stop and you made that little maneuver for us we've that generated some discussion here and it turns out that there's a difference between ure and revolves .- on onboard notes which is in the ATM malf proceda - ATM DC program note here on theground, and it around the constraint on maneuver times due to the
gimbal on the stop logic which is normally active during the first minute and the final minute of a maneuver. Real briefly, the onboard note which if you'd like to take a look at when you get a chance is in the ATM malf book, page 4-11, says that a maneuver time of i minute should not be used, and our ground program note indicates that a maneuver time of 2 minutes or less should not be used because for a 2-minute maneuver time that logic will be activated during the first minute and the last minute of the maneuver. We think - we are trying to straighten out in our minds to make sure we understand exactly what the two of them should say and we will get them together, but until we have thought it out properly we'd suggest the better of valor is to use a minimum maneuver time, if that comes up again, of 3 minutes. SPT Okay, Dick. I_ii go ahead and do that from now on out. I had talked about the first one, the 1-minute maneuver time and I thought 2 was a clean time to put it in. We were at a small attitude deviation and we had plenty of H, where HT was down there around 20 percent or so, 15, 20 percent. I'ii wait until I hear from the you further_ though, before I everuse 2 again. CC Okay. Real fine. Zero's okay and 3's okay but let's stay away from i or 2. We also see that 2 is still loaded in there and the upcoming maneuver time hadn't been loaded yet, and when somebody gets a chance l'd like to get a reg adjust done. PLT 20 degrees clockwise? CC Yes, the same as yesterday. We'd like to mark the present position and rotate each of the pots 20 degrees clockwise. END OF TAPE
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CDR 20 degrees clockwise? CC Yeah, the same as yesterday, we'd like to mark the present position and rotate each of the pots 20 degrees clockwise. CC PLT, Houston, I've got an answer for you on your EREP C&D pads. PLT Okay Dick. CC Okay. It turns out that both pads actually are correct. The confusion factor comes is that (sic) if you have the time and look closely at Ed's ETC pad, there are some multiple entries there at - at the same times, and the entry that you have only reads the first of those multiple entries to jog him to go ahead and use his pad. So there's nothing wrong with your pad to tell him to do it; however, he has to use his complete pad for the thing to work properly. But we have rechecked both of them. They look okay. PLT Great, thank you. CC Roger. CDR How's the weather, Dick? CC CDR, Houston, I'll tell you what - we were just in - about to update me on the weather so I can give it to you and we got a Honeysuckle pass just following this one, and I'll get it up to you as soon as I'm smart about it. CDR Oh, very well. CC Skylab, Houston, we're about a minute from LOS. Honeysuckle comes up oh - we're just gonna drop out a few seconds before Honeysuckle. The weather again today looks like you guys are gonna get a nice view of plenty of clouds. The weather just - at the very first of the data take will be hroken, it will be 8 to i0 cloud coverage over Mexico. It'll be broken again between Yucatan and Florida and then go back to about g to i0 - i0/i0 cloud cover over Florida. And the heavy weather will continue just about all the way across the North Atlantic. The storm that we talked about yesterday is still there. It probably will be breaking up a little bit as you get to the last end of the data take and approaching the European land mass. CDR Roger, Dick. Okay. Thanks. CC Roger. SPT Sounds like real spectacular VTS viewing. CC Yeah, I think so. PLT Houston_ Skylab. CC Go ahead. PLT Roger, Dick, and we got a couple of problems here in my EREP prep. I got a FILM ADVANCE MALF light on camera 3 and 5. This is a new load. The counter that advanced properly lights 28 or sensitometry the advanced on and the when I got and the did MALF a single. I followed procedure cue card
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Advanced that. Everything advanced the proper number of frames. I took the cameras 3 and 5 off and looked at the film. One of them looked a little - a little bit wrinkled. That was number 3. So I tried to straighten that out by using finger force and I got that one to where it's operating pretty smoothly now. I did another single and both of them advan - and marked the film with the pen - marker pen. Both of them advanced and I still get MALF lights and a separate, perhaps related problem, is the FMC breaker _s now popped again. CC Say again the name of the breaker, please. SPT The forward motion compensation, the FMC. CC Okay Bill, let's think about that a second. We've still got 3 minutes here at Honeysuckle. CC Skylab Houston, we're 30 seconds from LOS. Texas comes up at 17:09; and PLT, Houston, about all the help we can give you here is: number i_ we think we - you can ignore the MALF lights if - if you think the film is advancing properly as you said. We would like to try to reset the 190 correction the FMC circuit breaker by going 190A POWER to OFF, then attempt to reset the circuit breaker, and then 190A POWER back ON. PLT Yeah, I'ii do that real quick and tell you. Okay, POWER OFF, breaker in, POWER ON, the breaker stayed in, and how about doing one single real quick and I'll let you know if the if the FMC pops. CC Okay, GO. PLT Good; it stayed in. CC Great, see you at Texas. PAO Skylab Control at 16:39:47 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station, now south of New Zealand, has passed out of range of the tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek. 30 minutes to our next acquisition at Texas. During this last pass Bill Pogue, doing his Earth resources preparations, preparing the equipment for the Earth resources pass to begin about a half an hour from now. Said that he had some problem with cameras 3 and 5 of the SI90A multispectral photographic facility. The cameras - two of the six cameras in that set of photographing equipment,ggave him a malfunction light. Apparently some problem with the new film load that he just added to the camera bank. The earlier film load ran out during the lunar calibration this morning and another 425-frame roll has been added to each of the six cameras of the 190A. He also said that the forward motion compensation circuit breaker had popped. That's a - forward motion compensation system is a device that allows the cameras to compensate for the fact that the space station is moving about 285 miles every minute.
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And without the forward motion compensation you loose some of the resolution, although only a vary limited amount. Resolution is reduced by about i0 percent without the forward motion compensation operating. However, after resetting the circuit breaker and making sure that the cameras were running frame, in, so film properly, and the forward that means that Bill Fogue tested it again by shooting a motion compensation circuit breaker stayed everything is working properly again.
And the film, which was reported as being a little bit wrinkled when he first tried it has heen straightened out and seems to be going through the camera as all six of them properly. Truly informed the crew that weather's 00 today's weather report just finished early this morning, indicates that weather conditions over the two land masses that were to be cover Mexico surveyed virtually and also today are not very good. 8to 10/10 overcasts over (sic) both the southern over central Florida. That's a shift cloud part from of
yesterday's weather report, which indicated a central Florida would be clear and also indicated generally good conditions over the southern part of Mexico. However, a fairly large percentage of the 14 task sites indicated for today's Earth resources pass are weather and sea conditions. A primary area for study is the north Atlantic Oceanography can oceanography of the ocean's surface and the relation between the and the does ocean frontal pass mean and weather areas off patterns of the above it, including coast of France. So even for though certain precipitation for that reason it look like
is going to go on as scheduled, that some sites - four of them clouded over. They will take Mexico and also over central that weather conditions there
they'll be in southern it appears
data over the sites Florida, but now are not going to or good clear area Jerry Carr the tele-
be very satisfactory electronic scanning. Just off the coast will be attempting
for good good photography There is, however, a fairly of Mexico where the - Commander to point the telescant - using
scopic sites point as infrared spectrometer upwelling area of cold water coming up from the bottom of the ocean due to current flows and changes in the ocean surface in that area. That's one of several additional things not an official Earth resources task, but an area that's certainly of considerable interest to oceanographers. For - the reason good oceanography and an excellent to study some cloud tops and global cloudiness_ Skylab crew will continue on that Earth resources pass covering a 6800_mile area from the Pacific Coast of Mexico to 25 minutes the Bay and 40 of Biscay, just off the coast of seconds till our next acquisition France. of
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signal at Texas. hour and this is END OF TAPE
It's now 43 minutes Skylab Control.
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PAO Skylab Control at 17:07 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is about a minute and 30 seconds from acquisition now at Texas. An Earth resources pass will be beginning here and we're coming up - PLT Okay, I got a start here in about 10 seconds. moment CDR now. PLT CDR mode to CDR to AUTO, CDR PLT I'ii Yeah, they'll be coming up to Texas any ask them. Okay, start at 7:45. stand by. MARK. EREP start. And at 53 1 want Mark. Ed. Hello, MARK. Houston, CDR how do you read? 07:53, 190 mode AUTO, at 8 minutes
CC Hello, CDR, loud and clear. CDR Okay, we got a little question on the time line and Bill just told me that at 11:20 he went to VTS AUTO CAL, and I'ii be right in the middle of the special 0-2 that was read up (garble) we don't want to do that, do we? CC Stand by. CDR I could do a VTS AUTO CAL now, and it'd be done :in time. CC PLT being disregarded. CC PLT CDR 45_degree pitch. PLT PLT CC PLT CDR now, CC it's CDR PLT a good Okay, Jer. Stand by. We do have MALF lights Okay. Stand by for 08:54. Coming up on the coast - by - MARK. Skylab, Houston. 192 MODE READY. Go ahead. Skylab, Houston, we'd like an AUTO CAL catch. We missed it. Okay. ALTIMETER STANDBY. Mark when the MODE AUTO CAL at 00,09:00. And, stand by 10:50, now, okay. Okay, good show, Jer. Okay, that means the AUTO CAL is not going 11:26, so I'm going to miss 26 seconds of my Okay. 3 to 5, which are
(garble) . CDR PLT CDR CDR to be done until data. PLT
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PLT dering, :if there's except for the 20 CDR think. PLT CDR PLT CDR well.
Well I had a line drawn there, I was wonany inconsistency, but, it'll work out fine, seconds of data. That's okay, there's plenty of time, I
Getting a TAPE MOTION flicker. Yeah, I got that this morning, Okay. Seems to be all right, though,
too. it just
CDR Okay, we're coming up on the coast of Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. And along the coast I see a lot of coastal blooming today, a lot of plankton blooms along the coast. PLT Standing by for 10:15. PLT ETC, STANDBY, shortly, Ed. PLT MARK. And, we're going to SHUTTER SPEED FAST, pausing momentarily at MEDIUM. CDR Okay, the plankton blooming is along a part of the coastline that curves to the south, and then curves back up to the north. It's right, well there's a wide, there's a peak on along the western side. Sort of a point of land and it's south of that point of land along that area. A lot of coastal blooming. Now we're at the northern point of Yucatan Peninsula, there's not much coastal blooming at all. PLT Okay, at 11:30, ETC, STANDBY; it's about 15 seconds, Ed. SPT Ro to be CDR 19]_ light PLT on Okay, the TRS's camera and, be on now, Bill. It's not. Okay, it's 11:26. This is going on, needs
CDR finished. on frame show.
PLT to STANDBY now. Good CDR PLT or 44.
Okay, ready now. 32, still not on Okay. 13:24 is my next
18 to STANDBY 190 mode interval 20. It's on
That was area
at about Having
CDR a data take, PLT
Okay, I got degrees. (Garble)
CDR PLT CC PLT means that, if I've be both SCATTEROMETER I thought we wanted
And l0 degrees, taking data. Dick, are you listening? Yes, sir. 13:24, I turned the RADIOMETER OFF, this done everything correctly here, that will and RADIOMETER OFF, do we want that? one of those on for heating.
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CC PLT STANDBY and SCAT RAD and SCAT are
Stand by. I think the configuration OFF. If I turn the RAD OFF, OFF.
is RADIOMETER that'll mean
CC Roger, I understand. CC PLT, Houston, the answer is, we do want to get the RADIOMETER OFF. We need the RAD and the SCAT OFF with altimeter ops and that is okay. PLT Okay, stand by PLT MARK. RAD OFF. 13:30. PLT MARK. ALTIMETER ON. 13:53 is the next one. just PLT went: out. CC PLT no UNLOCK. CDR PLT PLT CDR I do have an ALTIMETER UNLOCK light, it
Okay. Okay, we're
Second pointing. Taking data. Stand by for 13:53. MARK. 190 MODE to AUTO. That's the end of that one.
PLT And ETC at 14 minutes to AUTO, Ed, I'm sure you got that one. 91 REFERENCE to 6. I only have one MALF flight to the, I only have a MALF LIGHT on camera 5 now. Cycle the power off, that last, at that last sequence. 15:30, S190. PLT MARK. SHUTTER SPEED MEDIUM. CDR Hey, it went over the coast of Florida. CC PLT, Houston, while we got a short break here, I would like to advise you, we have seen FILM ADVANCE MALF lights before on mags that had not been used previously and so we don't think that's anything unusual. PLT Okay. I cycled the power off after the last 190 sequence and put it back on and then when I did my sequence this time, it's in a sequence right now, I only have a 5 light right now. CC Okay. PLT 192 MODE to, STANDBY at 15:20. PLT MARK. Stand by. 192 POWER OFF, and waiting for 16:30. PLT CDR Florida CDR up clouds 192 POWER OFF, okay. Okay. Got the nadir beautiful. now. swath going, the weather to
I should say was beautiful. Nice blue water.
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PLT PLT your CDR
Okay, Ed, at 16:30, ETC, Still have an ALTIMETER, light is remaining ON. Still scattered clouds. MARK. ALTIMETER, STANDBY
STANDBY. UNLOCK light
SPT by for CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR
in MODE - -
17:13. Lots of cloud streaks between Stand by. - - 16 minutes and - MARK. 17:13, ALTIMETER, - - 17 minutes. ON.
PLT CDR streaks.
READY light, no UNLOCK light. Scattered, to broken cumulus and you can you're you
CC Roger, Jerry, guys at Cherry Point and Beaufort, the left there. CDR Rog, hello,
say hello to the just passing them
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CDR PLT by for CDR PLT CDR PLT PLT CDR streets. Stand 17:13.
clouds. to STANDBY, in mode 5.
Got some cloud streets between Stand by. 16 minutes and 17 minutes. MARK. 17:13, ALTIMETER, ON. READY light. No UNLOCK light. Scattered to broken cumulus and cloud
CC Roger, Jerry. You can say hello to the guys at Cherry Point and Beaufort. You're just passing them for the last pass. CDR Rog. Hello, all you (garble). Like to slew off to the left and look at you but I'd catch the dickens. PLT CDR PLT an at ALTIMETER CDR least. PLT off. UNLOCK 17:45, Okay. MARK. SCAT to STANDBY. Broken overcast - SCAT to STANDBY. And
I do have light. two layers going to
light and I still have a READY (garble) overcast. Looks like l've lost my READY light. I'm
CDR Hey, one of your MALF lights went out. PLT Yes. Number - number 3 went out. CDR Yeah, it got well. PLT Yes. You can cycle the power off between sequences and give it another shot. That's what I did. Okay. 15 seconds, and ALTIMETER back ON. And the ALTIMETER UNLOCK light is flashing, and it went out. CDR Still a solid overcast. PLT What are we doing? Taking pictures of cloud cover? take CDR a are PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT you Yes. It's a nadir swath. Okay. Let's taking data? Yes, I am. All right. Let me just Take a look at the IMC if you want to. Right. Hurry up MC I'm (garble) on this thing. Yep. Beautiful. Okay. Still The in. breaker's still on. FMC breaker's still in.
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CDR K-5. PLT CDR PLT CDR
the - on
Stand by for 19:30. Check my drift. Okay. (garble) MARK, S190 INTERVAL to i0. And some cirrus above stratus.
PLT And at 45 I want SHUTTER SPEED, FAST, ETC will go to STANDBY at 19:45 which is about 5 seconds. PLT MARK. SHUTTER SPEED, FAST. (Garble) light stayed out. Stand by for 20:33. CDR Low overcast with cirrus on top. PLT Stand by. CDR Okay. And we're beginning to break out. PLT MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY; RAD to standby. 20:45. Stand by. PLT MARK. SCAT ON, RADIOMETER ON, ALTIMETER, RANGE 74. And at 22 even I should get a readyout on the 190. CDR Yes. Let me take a look here and see if and it's 5 is done any adw_nced PLT CDR fine. PLT light Good show. CDR I don't know what's causing that MALF there. PLT Oh, that little sensor, if it doesn't get on - I'd better watch what I'm doing here. 22 even that's (garble) CDR Hey, I got an end of film light on the on the DAC. We're out of film. There's no sense in letting it grind. PLT I'm getting an occasional flash of the RAD/SCAT gimbal light. CC And Jerry, that doesntt surprise us. We thought you might run out of film. No problem. CDR Okay. CC Lots of good cloud pictures. CDR Yes, I'll say. Lots of clouds. We're now going into a broken to scattered condition. PLT Stand by. And ETC to STANDBY, Ed. CDR Cirrus over scattered Cu. PLT Stand by for 24:10. CDR Well, after all the scrunching up we did on that label on the side of that cassette to try to give ourselves lots of room. Now it's out of film and I've got four lines left to write on. PLT Well, the way it was going you know it looks like we're only using 2 or 3 percent (garble). CDR Yeah. Clear as a bell now. Nary a cloud over the water. moving since i0 frames. Yes. It's the last time I looked at it. Okay.
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CC You might know. We're i minute from Madrid comes up in 5. I'll call you then. CDR Weatherman speaks with forked tongue. Oh, there'a a cloud. Okay. That vindicated me. PLT (garble) CDR Okay. Well I'm going to go off the headset. There's not much more here. There's no data being taken. Back at the scattered cu. LOS. PLT Waiting :for 24:10. CDR cirrus. RAD/SCAT Scattered gimbal going light's flickering on again. no
PLT Stand by for 24:10. PLT MARK, SCAT to STANDBY. PLT MARK. RAD to STANDBY. Waiting for 18. CDR And that's the end of the swath. PLT Stand by. PLT MARK. RAD is OFF and 24:30 ALTIMETER will be coming ON. (static) PAO Skylab Control at 17:25 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now over the North Atlantic. Skylab crew working on that Earth resources pass that will conclude over Madrid, where we have acquisition about 3 minutes from now. The 6800-mile Earth resources pass semms to be going very smoothly. Jerry Carr working at the telescopic sites, the viewfinder tracking system for the S191 infrared spectrometer, siad that he had a good view of some plankton blooming off the coast of Mexico, and he gives somewhat - some of the description. That's not the first that plankton that's been seen by the crew. They've heen observing that all over the world, particularly along the coast of South America. The seaweed growths very large and very distinct in color, have been a primary subject of visual observations for the crew. Before yesterday Commander Cart also noted something else that was new for this mission. Said very substantial oil fires in northeastern Algeria were reported on the recorded tapes that are dumped and transcribed here in Mission Control. He said that he saw two large oil fires, or what appeared to be oil fires, in Algeria near a large petroleum pot - processing plant, the runway next to it, and he said it's the first time he's seen that. They've been over it two or three times but had not noticed the plant and the huge oil fires were spewing a great deal of black smoke, and there were a couple of smaller fires to the north and a little bit to the east with considerably less smoke. Carr indicated he could not see, however, any any flame. Only the heavy black smoke from the - from what appeared to be a petroleum processing plant in Algeria.
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was the patterns the them sand from
purpose in sand
of this dunes
visual observation. to determine what
He was watching characteristics limit
dune fields developing
to certain elsewhere.
areas and seem to prevent So he got a little side some oil fires in that now as we're coming back for the completion of
benefit by seeing and photographing area. We'll bring the line up live into acquisition of signal at Madrid this Earth resources pass. END OF TAPE
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PAO - - he was watching the patterns of sand dunes to determine what characteristics limit the sand dune fields to certain areas and seemed to prevent them from developing elsewhere. So he got a little side benefit by seeing and photographing some oil fires in that area. We'll bring the line up live now as we're coming back into acquisition of signal at Madrid for the completion of this Earth resources pass. PLT 28:05. Stand by PLT MARK. The 28:05 ALTIMETER, ON. 193 MODE CROSS-TRACK CONTIGUOUS. Stand by for 30:05. CC And Houston's back with you for 8 minutes. PLT Roger, Dick. ALTIMETER UNLOCK light is ON. READY light is still ON. Okay. 1002. Lost my READY light. Went OFF with the power. Coming back on at 17 (cough). PLT MARK. ALTIMETER, ON. PLT MARK. Light came on at 29, 29:29. They're waiting for 30:05. Stand by PLT MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. RADIOMETER to STANDBY. 30:15. PLT RADIOMETER, ON. PLT a VTS, (garble) CDR seconds. 31:54 PLT standing PLT CDR by. MARK. Stand by MARK. CAL. You REFERENCE RADIOMETER, ON. 31:15. coming I want in at 45 2 on 191. 30:30. (Garble)
got a fine
VTS, AUTO CAL, okay. 194 MODE to MANUAL.. Stand by MARK. 31:54 is RADIOMETER to STANDBY. Fine MANEUVER's in.
PLT Rog. CC Okay and PLT, Houston. When you get a second, I need to make a real quick comment to you. PLT Go ahead, Dick. CC Okay. We just discovered a pad error which at 15:20, present, your pad - you turn the S192 power to OFF and this means in your post cue card, you will not be able to close the 192 DOOR. We also have a mission rule that says if the power goes off for more than a minute, we want to leave it off for a couple of hours. So when you get into the post cue card, right there at the very top of it, where it says, "192 DOOR, CLOSED," don't do that step in a couple of hours or when we're satisfied. We'll remind you of it and get you to go back and accomplish that. PLT That's a very good call, Dick. I questioned that when I did it. I don't know if you remembered but I sort of made a special intonation when I went to 192
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OFF CC PLT CC
Okay. Thank you very much for the Okay. Well, I'm glad we caught I would've sure done it. And Okay, Okay, we're Jerry
reminder. it in time.
CDR CC a minute
on our way to SI. and we need the DAS here
CDR Okay, Dick. You got it and let me tell you about something we saw a little while ago. Right after sunrise, I was up looking out STS window number 3 and looking off to tlle south towards the South Pole, and I said to myself, "Oh, gee whiz, look at those cirrus clouds over there." Then I realized that those cirrus clouds were up above the airglow and I don't know what they are but they're very, very interestlng looking phenomena. And I took - I got the Hasselblad real quick and took some photos of it. But if anybody there got any ideas what it might be, IVd be interested to know. PLT Stand by CC Okay. Thank you. PLT MARK. Okay. EREP, STOP. Okay. Looks like a fairly decent run there. of CC minutes here. And CDR, Houston. We still have a couple Back to the FMC circuit breaker that Bill
found out prior to this pass. That was pulled open during the CAL maneuver and it might save us chasing a hardware problem, Do you recall whether or not you closed it after the EREP CAL this morning. If you didn't, that might've been why it was open or did you close it and it just popped again? PLT Stand by just a minute. Jer's off in the CC Okay. CDR Say again, Dick. CC Yes, Jerry. Awhile a go, Bill reported that he was prepping up for this EREP pass. That the FMC circuit breaker was open and you had opened it on the CAL maneuver prior to that and were to close it after that. And were thinking perhaps if you missed closing it, that might explain that and save us chasing a potential hardware problem. CDR don't remember my pad and see down CC in the You know, Dick I think closing that breaker. Itll if it calls it out anywhere. you're right. I have to look at say
Well, l'veI all ready looked. It does to enable the FMC and it is in the
checklist but it would be an easy thing to miss and that's probably - probably what happened. PLT Okay. That takes a load off my mind because I was afraid we were going to run into that (garble)
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problem we had about 4 or 5 weeks had to twist the little screw and yon
ago. You know, all that stuff.
CC Rog and we're 20 seconds to LOS. Carnarcomes up at 18:04. CDR Roger and we're all ready headed toward SI; I started early. Fired a bundle of TACS. CC Roger, Jer. We_d recommend leaving it alone. We're watching you. PLT Bravo 7 is reading 3 21/2. Approximately (static) PAO Skylab Control at 17:36:35 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now over the Balkan Peninsula, is out of range of the tracking antenna at Madrid. Earth resource pass completed here well - before we lost signal and final steps are being taken there to close out the Earth resources experiment package. During the pass, Commander Cart indicating he saw coastal blooming and plankton off the coast of Mexico. That's something that he observed while watching through the viewfinder tracking system of the infrared spectrometer. Carr also indicated over Madrid, that he saw something that first appeared to be cirrus clouds. But after a closer look, it turned out were above the airglow. That's very far up in the atmosphere no immediate indication what that might be but no doubt, scientists in Mission Control will be taking a closer look at the comments and trying to figure out exactly what that might be. The Earth resources pass seemed to go very well today. The _ some discussion there at the end of the FMC circuit breaker. That's the forward motion compensation for the S198 cameras. That electronics provides for compensation for the fact that the space station moves at about 4 miles a second across the ground or a little over 17,000 miles an hour. The FMC break - END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 17:36:35 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now over the Balkan Peninsula is out of range of the tracking antenna at Madrid. Earth resources pass completed here awhile before we lost signal and final steps being taken there to close out the Earth resources experiment package. During the pass Commander Carr indicating he saw coastal blooming and plankton off the coast of Mexico. That's something that he observed while while watching through the viewfinder tracking system of the infrared spectrometer. Carr also indicated over Madrid that he saw something that first appeared to be cirrus clouds but after a closer look the - it turned out to where above the airglow that's very far up in the atmosphere and no immediate indication what that might be but no doubt scientists in Mission Control will be taking a closer look at the comments and trying to figure out exactly what that might be. The Earth resources pass seemed to go very well today the - some discussion there at the end of the FMC circuit breaker. That's the forward motion compensation for the SI90A cameras. That electronics provides for compensation for the fact that the space station moves at about 4 miles a second across the ground or a little over 17000 miles an hour. The FMC breaker had popped earlier but Dick Truly indicated that perhaps the problem was that it had not been in fact enabled that the breaker had not been installed - had been had been pushed in or or activated before the Earth resources pass was to be begun. However when it was noticed that that was popped out during the preparations Bill Pogue did put the FMC breaker back in and it worked properly. He also had a malfunction light on two of the cameras of of the SI90A but he checked those out earlier and they seemed to be working properly. There was no problem with film advance or otherwise so it's believed that that malfunction light just stayed on without indicating any actual malfunction. Everything seemed to be going very well, in fact a little surprise for the weathermen here is that there were a number of areas that were cleared out that he had not expected, including the area over Florida. Apparently the crew indicating that the weather looked pretty good until they got up to the coast. So that - that came as a bit of a surprise. The last weather forecast given here in Mission Control just a couple of hours ago indicated that weather would be not very good for the Earth resources sites in Florida or in southern Mexico, hut both of those areas appear to he at least fairly clear. 25 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. 39 minutes after the hour. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 17:43 Greenwich mean Have an announcement. Dr. Horst Keller of the Max Institute will be available for a Kohoutek review at i:00 central daylight time in the Building 1 room, that's room 135. Again that's i:00 in the 1 briefing room. Dr. Horst Keller of the Max Planck will be available for a Kohoutek briefing. That's minutes from now. This is Skylab Control. (Inaudible feedback)
briefing briefing Building Institute about 17 CDR END OF
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PAO Skylab Control at 19:03 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is currently over the North Atlantic. We have recordings that were made during the pass over Honeysuckle some time ago, during the press conference and we'll play back the recordings from there and then follow up with the recordings made over the United States and try and play catchup after the Madrid pass. One point of interest is a maneuver made earlier today for the Earth resources pass unfortunately was not made correctly in the return from Earth resources Z-local vertical to solar inertial position, An error was made in following instructions for the maneuver to return to solar inertial and the maneuver was made almost an hour before it was scheduled. That error cost almost i000 pound-seconds today. We're going to play back now for you the pass over Honeysuckle and the United States. CC CDR CDR of minutes SPT or the PLT Skylab Houston_ Carnarvon for 3 minutes. Roger, Dick. Skylah Houston_ we've still got a couple here at Carnarvon live got a note for either the PLT on this afternoon's M092 run. Go ahead.
CC Okay, if you remember the problem we've been having about the legband Charlie Juliett and the fact that when we've used it we've ended up off-scale on a couple of occasions we've very cleverly changed a cal - a ground cal program that we have here on the grou - on the ground and this afternoon, rather than using the 3.5 as indicated on the pad for an LVMS bridge cal number, we'd llke you to use 2.0 and this evening we'll have - we'll be sending you up a general message that tells you to permanently change that leghand so that from here on out we_ll use 2.0 for that legband. PLT Roger, copy that. And 2.0 is the cal number for Charlie Juliett. CC Okay, that's correct. PLT And 1.3 centimeters on the tape, EREP tape. CC 1.3 centimeters, okay I got that. CDR Houston CDR. CC Go Jer. CDR Looking back over the pad and how I managed to throw us into the SI mode so earlyp I think - l'm not making any excuses but the pad itself has got it looks pretty much like a trap. I'll tell you what we ought to do. I think in the future maybe when the - like in this case the CDR _ apparently I was not to do the SI mode, that was to be an SPT Job later on. Why don_t we either leave it off or
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make some from now Probably that and thing to CC
sort of remark above the - the SI modes saying, " 1 or will be done by the PLT," or something like that. it won't ever happen again but just to preclude make sure it doesn't that probably would be a smart do. Okay Jerry, let us think about how we We're about to in 6 minutes. go LOS
can avoid that trap in the future. here. I'll call you at Honeysuckle CDR Okay. CC Skylab Houston, for 16 minutes. And we're dumping here. PLT Roger Dick.
we're AO - AOS stateside the data/voice recorder
CC Skylab Houston we've got on up at the ATM. If somebody has a minute for us I'd like to speak to him about it and at something for us. PLT CC SPT CC error in schedule And also kind that looks - in pad. we've Ed's on his way. Okay. Go ahead Dick. Okay, powering We need noticed somebody a look down S054 AGC two things Ed. One
a funny going to run up there get him to look
for unattended ops on your exposure ran - range to 256. oscillation on H-ALPHA 2. We'd H-ALPHA us and do. you sir. look now Dick? stable we've first now 2. report If you to us could what do it
of llke and take like. SPT CC SPT
to select at it for Okay, will
All righty, thank Okay, how does it What did Stand you do? 2, Okay, you've by. it's got SPT
CC us. SPT with
the same old problem to zoom in when it's
powered up. Apparently the power to and I'm not sure how that happened. up and in order to get it stable you bit and wait until it stabilizes and
it was interrupted And then I came back have to zoom in a small then move back out. question. Hang think of anything the information do it. Dick
CC Okay, we may have another on just a second, Ed. SPT Houston, we can't else to ask you about it right now. Appreciate and going up there for us. l've SPT got a couple of No problem Dick. things for you. Glad to
CC SPT mention a
I'm sorry, say again. I've got a couple of points. to you.
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SPT Okay one is when we were doing the EREP Today we were coming up on the west coast of Central America. I could see some fairly large eddies a couple of hundred miles or so in diameter. I could see these same things yesterday, which I attributed to the confluence of two currents, and I thlnk we ought to concentrate a little bit more on that site. I circulation was able pattern to see so I a small amount think we have a of blooming good way of in the picking
it up. Secondly, our friend friendly ED6163, just as a note and try to clarify something this thing has taken so far today about 2-1/2 hours of my time which I managed to rob from other things. You know, hustling through the ETC I'm prep and wondering post is and a whole host how the bookkeeping of other is done ways. What on this stuff.
It just occurred to me the other day as we started reading off numbers of times spent on various things that we just put an awful lot of time in on things like this and perhaps people have never really understood that. Charged particle mobility for example which was a 1-hour experiment took me more like 8 or 9 and ED6163 is turning out to be a time consumer at least for the first go around on the photography. I'm wondering when the people figure up the times whether they've worked with tke stuff that's been put into the Flight Plan initially or in the way it's actually been flowing which we've probably given you very little information on. I'm convinced that we've probably put in a lot more than what is shown because guys are - we've been going now, well, pretty much 14 hours a day or so working just - and you know 2 hours for eating and 8 hours for sleeping and working the rest of the time and it's got to show up somewhere. PLT Roger; Ed, concur on this particular one we showed something just looking at the Flight Plan - something like a half an hour, so it's obviously - that that's a bad misestimate and the best way we got to correct that is you guys letting us know. So keep it up. a SPT little faster on Okay, it but I I ought to be able to steam had to figure out how to along make the
whole darn thing work. The lighting arrangement too easy to work. We also had to change film of it and a couple of other small things that second time around ought to be a little faster END OF TAPE
for it is not in the middle came up. The though.
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SPT The the lighting arrangement (garble) is not to easy to work. We also had to change the film in the middle of it and couple of other small things that came up. Second time around ought to be a little faster, though. CC Okay, copy. Incidentally_ I've had a note here talking about lighting that I meant to ask you about. Turns out that since you guys started turning down the lights yesterday, that the temperature in the bird has gone down oh, like somewhere in the order of a degree and a quarter, a degree and a half, so it is doing us some - some good. Then I was wondering if you could make an estimate as to - well first of all do you think you've achieved some kind of average lighting level now? And if you have what kind of estimate can you make on the number of lights that are off now that were on say 2 days ago? SPT Okay, I give you - I think we've reached a workable level, occassionally we have to turn an additional light on for a task, but we usually turn it off. I'd say we're probably down to about half the number of lights on and the ones that we have left on are down to the low intensity, l'm not sure of the difference between the wattage of high and low intensity, but I think it's probably cut the total wattage down considerably to a fraction of what it was before. CC Okay, well we were shooting for Just about half the number of lights that were normally used. So sounds like it's going to work just about the way we planned. And we'll keep you advised. Thank you much. SPT Thank you, Dick. Wh - by the way, what is the difference betwen high and low intensity? And what factor is involved there in wattage? CC I'ii find out, hang on. SPT, Houston, the high intensity is 12 watts and the low intensity is 9 watts. SPT Okay, thank you, Dick. CC Okay. And - - CDR, Houston, on this handheld 170 that's on your Flight Plan, coming up we're boosting the laser up to 10 watts to try to get through the cloud cover that's up there. CDR Yeah_ we were just wondering if they were we were going to be able to see them. CC Rog, we are too. Skylab, Houston, next time somebody gets an opportunity, we_d llke to reset the REG ADJUST pots to their pre-EREP 22 level? PLT - - Dick, I'ii get it in about 5 minutes. CC Okay, fine. CDR Looks like they didn't have enough watts to do it, Dick.
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CC for trying, CDR TACS cost CC anyway. on that
Dick, have you figured what the total early maneuver was? Stand by. We were talking about some ago, Okay, let me see if we understand costly, we them fired
numbers just a now. Hang on. CDR a lot of mibs. our CC estitaate
Understand, stand by, Jer. now is somewhere in the order
CDR, Houston, of 965 taking what
pound-seconds, a closer look it
however, we will be running at it. And when we understand
that - or exactly
was, we'll certainly get back to you. CDR Okay, thanks. CC Say, incidentally, Jerry, talking about this - we've come up with a suggestion about how to make this maneuver pad a little more clear. And so if you have a chance anytime today, and have that maneuver pad in hand, I can tell you what we'd proposed to do and let you comment on it. CDR CC dotted line just maneuver starts Okay, I'm ready now. Okay, what we'd suggest doing is see the prior to the statement that says, after LOAD to SI maneuver. What we'd do is delete
that dotted line, since that's done by the crewman that does the fine maneuver. However, following two lines below that. following the - the maneuver time entry, and prior to the SI MODE with a time entry, we'd put a dotted llne there, and if it belonged to a different crewman like it did today, we would stick SPT in the middle of that dotted line just like CDR is in the middle of a dotted llne at the head of the That message. CDK sure would CC thing. And if CDR CC there for CDR like a good CC SPT I think that would saved me today. really do it Dick.
Okay, well that seems like the simplest think thatts good enough, we_ll do that. Yeah, I think so (static) And CDR, Houston. The comm got bad second. Am assuming you said okay. Yeah, I agree with you, that looks Okay, Dick, fine. I can
solution. go ahead and get those REG
ADJUSTS, if CC CC Madrid comes
right Okay, Skylab, 19:05,
now? go ahead_ Houston, 5 minutes
we appreciate we're a minute from now, see
it. from LOS. you there.
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PLT the REG
If you have ADJUST.
CC reminder, afternoon PLT CC hug you. much.
Okay, Bill, sure will. Hey Just a you guys are preparing for this M092 this is an MI51 dealie. I have three marks in my Flight Plan. (Laughter) We Just couldn't help but And the KEG ADJUST looks good. Thank you very as it
PLT Okay, and thanks for the reminder. CC Roger. PLT Got the portable timer set. CC Roger. Skylab, Houston, we're AOS Madrid for 9 minutes. CDR Roger, Dick. And we've got the VTS unpowered right now, while we're using the power for intensity lights on this DP23. CC Okay, Jerry, thank you very much. And incidentally, l've got a procedure here for getting the 192 door closed. If somebody could copy it down we'd like it not to be done however, until we have LOS Madrid. And that'll insure us we have about 2 hours an - which is the time we're shooting for. CDR Okay, go ahead. CC Okay, it's real simple. EREP power BUS i to ON. Then S192 power ON, 192 door CLOSED, should get a door CLOSED light, should come on 60 seconds. Then S192 power OFF. And BUS i power OFF. CDR Okay, thanks. CC Real fine, and it's okay to do that after LOS Madrid. Thank you much. CDR Good enough. CC Skylab, Houston, we're about 45 seconds to LOS. I'ii give you a call at Tananarive at 19:27. And SPT, Houston, sometime this afternoon when Ed - when itts your best opportunity, and you got time to visit with us for 2 or 3 minutes. We'd like to talk to you a little bit more as to what's been holding you up today on the ED61. The reason we're particularly interested, is as yon know we're going to have an ED61/2 ops scheduled for the next several days. And if there's some way we can clean up the procedure or help you out or schedule it for the right amount of time, it'll help us out to know that as soon as - so some time this afternoon why don't you pick a time and give us some words on that. SPT Okay, will do it Dick. CC Okay, great. PAO This is Skylab Control, at 19:19 Greenwich
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mean time. The Skylab space station is now out of range of Madrid. That concludes the recordings of passes made over about two-thirds of the globe. As the ground indicated the toatl amount of TACS usuage on the Earth resources pass today, 965 pound-seconds - END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control at 19:19 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now out of range of Madrid, that concludes the recordings of passes made over - about two-thirds of the globe. As the ground indicated the total amount of TACS usage on the Earth resources pass today 965 pound-seconds. That went well over the estimate which was approximately 50 pound-seconds of gas. And the error was due to a insertion of the solar inertial mode request for the space station to go back to its Sun pointing direction about an hour before it was scheduled to. That required a very rapid maneuver and the rapid maneuver did use the extra TACS gas. The remaining supply of gas still well over the 16,000 mark, which leaves a substantial supply for remaining activities. 7 minutes to our next acquisition of signal at Tananarive, it's now 19 minutes 45 seconds after the hour, and this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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This is Skylab Control. hours 26 minutes Greenwich
Skylab approaching mean time. The M093 is the
next major activity medical experiments
scheduled for the crew, the MO92, with Science or Pilot Bill Pogue
subject on that, Science Pilot Ed Gibson Commander Jerry Carr will have the duty mount console observing the Sun. 8 CC minutes. CC for about Honeysuckle the Skylab, Houston,
is the observer, and at the Apollo telescope at Tananarive have early for you
Skylab j Houston, or 3 minutes but in comes up at 19:51. next Skylab station
we should still case we have an all be
Control. Thatts to acquire will from now minutes. we'll This
through Honeysuckle through Control
Creek, Australia, 16 minutes Honeysuckle for about 5_i/2 at 19 hours 36 minutes. END OF TAPE
have them is Skylab
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PAO This is Skylab Control. We're about to regain contact through Honeysuckle Creek, Australia about i minute from. We'll stand by for the call from CAP COMM Dick Truly. CC Skylab Houston, Honeysuckle for 5 minutes. CDR Roger, Dick. CC CDR Houston, just for your information, when you came AOS here at Honeysuckle it's apparent to us that CNG number 2 is experiencing a number - another glitch like it has before. The indications to us are about the same. Wheel know speed's down a little bit and we'll be - we'll let you when it's cleared up. CDR Roger Dick. CC Okay. CDR Hey Dick, what's the nature of the glitch? Is it the temperature again? CC Well there's 2 or 3 things that goes - goes on Jerry, and all of them are indicated here. The wheel speed is down presently at 8870, and it's about oh somewhere around 30 RPM low. The wheel amperage is up just a hair. And the temps - tell you the truth I'm looking in real time and not looking at a plot that GNS have, but in general, the temperature has been a little bit slower to respond. But this one doesn't look any different or worse than the other ones. CDR Okay, thank you. CC Skylab Houston_ we're about 15 seconds from LOS. Hawaii comes up at 20:13 and one other thing Jerry is the two bearing temps now have just about converged in temperature and normally there - there's a spread between the two temps of several degrees. CDR Roger, copy. CC Okay. PAO This is Skylab Control. Skylab out of range through Honeysuckle Creek, and you heard CAP COMM Dick Truly advise the crew that telemetry indications here on the ground show a return of the glitch as he put it that we've seen in CMG number 2, control moment gyro number 2. There are a series of indications, which taken together imply an abnormal performance of that CMG. The wheel speed is down about 30 RPM. It normally runs around 9000, we're looking at it around 8900. It's down now to around 8870 RPM. The wheel amperage is up just a little bit and the temperatures have been slower to respond to the heating and cooling cycles so the main difference - the main indication on the temperatures pointed out by Flight Director Phil Shaffer is that the difference that wetve normally seen in the bearing temps between the two gyros has disappeared. The gyros are running at essentially the same temperature whereas number 2 has generally been about 2 to 3 degrees below its (garble), the the other gyroscope. This would indicate that bearing 2 is running
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a little warmer than normal. Dick Truly advised that the problem that we are seeing is no more or less severe than similar glitches we've seen in the past and we expect that it will work itself out and recover. We'll be reacquiring Skylab through Hawaii. This will be a very low-elevation pass. Correction - we will be picking up Hawaii at - in about 14 minutes) but that will be a very low-elevation pass of about 3.3 degrees which is just on the ragged edge of being able to acquire a usable signal. At 19 hours 59 minutes this is Skylab Control Houston. END OF TAPE
MC-1844/I 20:11 CDT
PAO This is Skylab Control. Skylab coming up now on Hawaii and we do have an early acquisition so we'll bring the line Up and stand by for the call to the crew. CC Skylab, Houston, Hawaii for 3-1/2 minutes. SPT Rog_ hello Dick. Like to mention one small thing that came up during the M092 prep. I - in order to CC Hey Ed, I can barely hear you. Go ahead. SPT Dick, are you reading me now? CC That's much better, go ahead. SPT Let me get rid of this squeal. CC Okay. SPT Dick, for the M092 left leg Charlie Juliett, try to get that down to 2 we had to go to full scale low on the gain and the best we could get it down to was 2.3 rather than the 2.0 which you talked about before. CC Okay Ed, copy. CC Say incidentally, guys we got ahout a minute to LOS and about a 3 minute gap in between here and Goldstone, so I'ii give you a copy. Just the last few minutes we were handed some photos that were taken on SL III of the aurora and I don't know right now whether or not this was northern or southern latitudes. But these pictures are extremely could be striking described and they do appear very much as cirrus clouds and they do like what extend -
portions of them in these photographs do extend above the airglow very visibly. Their color is extremely white just like clouds against a real black sky, and of course the Earth's horizon in the airglow. So our best guess right now for lack of anything else is what CDR saw awhile ago was probably the
SPT Very good, thank you Dick. Hey I did have a question on that pad which was sent up for photography (garble) it said southern Hemisphere only. Yet in the past month or so we've seen quite a bit of it, especially up over by the Great Lakes. CC Okay, we'll check that one Ed. Out. We're about to drop out over the hill here, I'll call you Goldstone, SPT Thank you Dick. PAO This is Skylab Control. That'll be all through Hawaii. Although it wasn't passed up to the crew, the GNS officer reported during that pass that CMG number 2 was looking real good now. He said that the temperatures had come back to normal, the RPM rate was normal and the current was about: normal. By way of background the first of the 3 control moment gyros on Skylab failed the EVA. We then had i0 intermittent mission problems day or 8 following glitches as
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they've been referred to with CMG number 2 before mission day 56 I believe it was or day 356 rather and at that time we began controlling the CMG heater cycles manually, which cut the number of glitches in half, we've had 5 since that time. And in general the CMG glitches have occurred following major maneuvers. We have about a minute and a half before we regain contact through Goldstone. And during that pass over Hawaii we also advised the crew that the strange cirrus looking formation that they reported earlier today seeing it floating above the horizon - airglow horizon, may well in fact have been the polar aurora. We have pictures of the polar aurora taken on the previous Skylab mission and the aurora as CAP COMM Dick Trnly advised the crew does look strikingly like some whispy cirrus formation but floating well above the airglow layer. Those photographs by the way are available in the JSC still photo office. We have about 45 seconds now until acquisition, we'll stand by for that through Goldstone. CC Skylab, Houston, hello stateside for 9-1/2 minutes. SPT Hello Dick. CC Hello there. CC CDR, Houston, we'd like to have the DAS here a couple of minutes, and - sp ASCO can do an outer gimbal backup command. CDR Go ahead. CC Okay, thank you. SPT Dick, looks like southern California has got a real low moving in on them. Moving right across them, it's about half way over them. Got a very well defined pattern. CC Roger Ed, they've had a tremendous storm out there oh, couple or three days ago as a matter of fact out the Mohave Desert, I was reading the paper last evening that (garble) had 16 inches of snow and that was generally true all through up in the Mohave Desert up in Death Valley it was snowing also and sticking on the ground. SPT Sure looks like it could do that from up here. CC Rog, well it's dumped a lot of rain and snow out there on the west coast the last few days. CC Skylab, Houston, the DAS is yours. SPT I don't see any- bvershooting cloud tops Dick, but there certainly is a awfully lot of cumulus just spattered uniformly throughout a very wide area all in the pattern of a low. CC Rog. CC Skylab, Houston; we're 30 seconds from
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MC1845/I 15:31 CST,
CC Skylab, Houston, we're about 5 - we are at Bermuda AOS for about 5 minutes. There is a keyhole here that's going to happen about a minute from now. And will last about a minute. Couple of items for you, first of all the CMG, at that last LOS was looking back okay. So, looks like that problem was temporary and not a problem anymore. And an answer to the SPT about the photo pad for shooting the aurora. We put it on there for the southern one only because we thought that was the only one you would be able to see, however, the settings that are listed are good and you're certainly welcome to use them anytime you see them either north or south. SPT Thank you. CC Roger. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead, Jer. CDR Roger, Dick, looks like we got a scheduling problem here. You got Bill doing MO93 and them Ed and I overlapped on PTPH which looks like somebody's not going to use the ergometer. CC Okay, let me see if we can unravel it here, wait a second. CDR Okay. CC Skylab, Houston, we're about 20 seconds from LOS. Canary comes up at 20:43. We're going to dump the data/voice recorder at Canary. CDR Okay. PA0 We're about to regain contact with Skylab through Canaries at Canary Island tracking station on this extended pass over the continental United States with just brief dropouts in communications between Hawaii and Goldstone, and again between Goldstone and Merritt Island. We have about a minute remaining before we reacquire through the Canary Island tracking station. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS Canary for about 9 minutes. And an explanation of how we intended the Flight Plan to work here was since Bill had had his PT earlier in the day, we assumed that he would be off the M093, ergometer portion of the run. And that both CDR and SPT would use the last half of their PT period and we figured that would work out the way summary Flight Plan. CDR restraints on the Okay, I guess ergometer? the on their ergometer it was on the is heating
CC Well, again, I guess - I guess I have to ask you guys how it turned out the way we scheduled it. We it appeared to us that we had at least an hour after the lunch period prior to anybody you said iheating not eating, getting on l'm sorry. it. Oh, I'm sorry
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CDR Yeah that's right heating constraints on the ergometer itself. Bill's going to put 300 on, I'ii put on 5,000 and then how long is Ed going to have to wait before he can put on 8,000? CC Okay, we talked about that just a second ago, Jerry, though. Let me _ let us check it again real quick and get back to you. CDR Okay. CC And Skylab_ Houston_ I forgot to remind you at AOS here, but we are dumping the data/voice recorder with you got another running. So any voice you put on will be attained there. CDR brief. CC END OF TAPE Roger. Okay, good enough, I owe it an ATM de-
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CC CDR, Houston, we've rechecked the ergometer constraints per the cue card and our - and our heating constraints and it looks to us like we're perfectly okay with - with the number of watt minutes that you and Ed _ The part that Bill's going to put there - put on there is just about negligible and the 5,000 that you plan and the 8,000 that Ed plans in that scheduled period is okay. CDR Okay, great, thanks, Dick. CC Roger. CDR Dick, which recorder have you got designated for recording up here? We're not getting any green light. CC Stand by. Skylab, Houston, the dump is complete and INCO thinks you should have a green light if you're asking for voice record now. We're about 45 seconds from LOS. Tananarive comes up at 21:03. CDR Yeah, but what recorder did they have designated,say_2 or 3 minutes ago? CC Jerry, at a couple - 3 minutes ago your voice was going on a recorder number 1 which was not the data/voice configured recorder, so you would not have seen a light at that time. But it was - we were getting a voice. CDR Okay, good, Just wanted to make sure. CC Roger. PAO That completes the pass through Canary Islands. They'll be reacquiring at Tananarive in about ii minutes, And in Mission Control at this time we're in a midst of a shift handover. The oncoming team headed by Flight Director Nell Hutchinson. Flight Director Phil Shaffer will be breaking free at about 4:15 for change-ofshift press briefing in the JSC News Center briefing room. Again, our predicted time for the start of that change-ofshift briefing is 4:15 p.m. This is Skylab Control at 20 hours 53 minutes. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab° We're a minute away from acquiring Skylab through Tananarive. This will be the last Tananarive pass of the day. Skylab currently on the 3440th revolution. And our CAP COMM is astronaut Dick Truly, he'll be going off shift shortly to be replaced by Astronaut Bruce McCandless at the CAP COMM console. Again our change-of-shift briefing tentatively scheduled for 4:15 p.m. today. CC Skylab, Houston, Tananarive for 5 minutes. SPT Hello Dick (garble) this pass. CC Skylab, Houston; we're about a minute and a half from LOS and case we have an early one, Honeysuckle comes up at 21:27, see you there. SPT Okay Dick, I'ii talk ED61 to you at that time. CC Okay, real fine Ed, thank you. PAO During that Tananarive pass Ed Gibson noted that he would be talking to us through Honeysuckle Creek the next station we'll be acquiring about the ED61 experiment, plant growth, one of the student experiments. A couple of days ago on mission day 51 Ed Gibson planted rice seeds in a specially designed container and it is scheduled at several points during the mission to photograph those seeds and observe their Browth. The object of the experiment is to determine what effect if any gravity has on the normal orientation of a plant with the roots going up and - or with the roots going down and lhe stem growing up and how that how those growth patterns are effected by varying amounts of light. We'll be acquiring at Honeysuckle Creek in 15-1/2 minutes at 21 hours 17 minutes this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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MC1848/I 16:21 CST,
This is Skylab Control. left Mission Control and is change-of-shift begin in about
Director to That
the JSC briefing END OF
News Center for the should be ready to TAPE
briefing. 5 minutes.
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MC1849/I 17:02 CDT, 53:22:02 GMT
PAO minutes Greenwich with Skylah through accumulated about through Creek, bring
mean time. Goldstone, i0 minutes
We're currently in contact California. And we have 40 seconds of conversation Hawaii, and Honeysuckle the taped conversation, continue on live. is Houston, Over. Truly told few thousand through
the previous stations, Australia. We'll replay you up to date and then Creek for
CC Honeysuckle PLT CC friendly SPT
Skylab, this 9 minutes. Go ahead, Richard have a
Bruce. me that words the on ED61
Yeah, going to
for us over if you want PLT right now, CC Bill. SPT CC SPT when the was
Honeysuckle to come back He's Bruce. He'll Sure,
here. But it's no big deal to us later,'why that's fine. right in the middle of exercise, get with you later. we'll catch him later this evening,
Houston, SPT. Go ahead, Ed. Okay, the discussion ED61, 62 originated
I remarked thing put wondering of think
that it took together today. what the holdups
around 2 or 2-1/2 hours to get And the folks on the ground were. Most of them occurred all the I can't gear. And I do the second
the first there's
time through anything which
time around a heck do it on schedule. was the hangups I They're a little assembly find it Putting is only unscrew
of a lot quicker and But they're interested ran into so, I'll just
probably pretty much in finding out what go through them.
very small but there's a fair while to figure out what the is, how it works, how it puts and so forth? That Wont be a the good the camera with slide.
of them. First, it took K2, K3 adapter ring together, where you problem the second time. up for a slide, which turns out you can the slide on, also while 61, 63 to figure con - 62 continually take the with to make little bit. out.
on the mount, it's set the electric Hassleblad The screw which holds
holds the The taping
camera on, but that took a little together of the sides where the isn't tape it. feasible because you them together and you So, you're just left
containers really rotate it, and to tape off to rotate those the sides just CC SPT CC minutes -
got to got to fighting a
flopping around whenever you're working it's just cumbersome, slows you down 30 seconds to LOS. (Garble). at 30 Hawaii. seconds Ed, to LOS. go ahead. Next station
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I'ii pick it up later, Bruce. Okay, sorry about that. But we're
beginning to get the picture on that. CC Skylab, this is Houston, through Hawaii for 9-1/2 minutes. Out. PLT Houston, Skylab, PLT. CC Roger, Bill. PLT Bruce, last night there was some talk about giving the photo report early and I can't recall exactly how early they wanted that. Was that just - have it read first, or did you want that like maybe an hour or so ahead of the evening status report? CC Well - what we're trying to do down here Bill, is have the film thread pad standing by out at the site, or at least ready to go to the site. And if you could read the photo log down at the beginning of the evening status report pass, then that'll give us the duration of your reading up the evening status report to check that against the film thread pad, make a correction if we need to and try to get up the same site. However_ realistically, I'd expect to see it about a site or two later if there's any major changes. Over. PLT Okay, answers the question. Thank you. CC And of course what we're trying to do is get the thing up to you so that be - while you still have a little time left in the evening so that you can work on it at your option as you requested PLT Yeah, I sort of cut the legs out from under the photo people last night, with a couple of reports on transporters. And I got the thing already to go now, if you want to take it? CC Give us 5 seconds and we'll take it. PLT And w_ll get you some of the handheld stuff. PLT I have it now if you want it, Bruce. CC Okay, Bill let her rip. We're standing by to copy. PLT Roger. 16-millimeter, EREP oal, Charlie Lima i0, 41 percent; EREP VTS, Charlie Lima i0, empty, zero percent; documentary photos 23, Charlie India 128, 79 percent; Charlie India 127. MI51/M092/93, Charlie India 178, 29 percent; Charlie India 74. 35-millimeter. Nikon i, Charlie X-ray 39, 18, Nikon 2, Bravo Victor 28, 39; number 3, Charlie India 112, 07; Nikon 4, Bravo Echo 09, 06 percent - 06 frame count; Nikon 5, Bravo Hotel 06, 00, fu - full load. 70-millimeter, Charlie X-ray 51, 66; PC, Charlie Tango 120, 12; Bravo Whiskey 03, 077; EREP, set Tango is depleted. Set X-ray, 9961, 2142, 9685, 9047, 0818, 9724. Drawer A configurations: A-l, no change; A-2,
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transporter 05, Charlie India 128, 79 percent; Charlie India 127. A-3, no change; A-4, transporter 08, Charlie India 77, 07 percent; and the film broke MT09 was stowed. There's no takeup reel on A-4 right now. In the BACK 07 Charlle India 78, 29 percent, Charlle India 74. CC Okay, we copy all that. Do you happen to know when the film on transporter A-4 broke? Over. PLT Yes, I was getting ready to photograph the TV_I07 yesterday, I had one - I had two jams and one of them was finally diagnosed as a break and the other one I was able to - to use a little tool and thread it through and get it working again. But both of those were yesterday - oh in the middle of the day, whenever it was I was going to photography TV-107. CC Okay, we copy all that. Thank you, Bill. PLT And those were the two jams and they were reported last night. They were both in attempting TV-107 yesterday. CC Roger. SPT Houston, SPT, I'ii pick up here as quickly as possible. CC Okay, we got about 4 minutes left here at Hawaii, Ed. SPT Okay, next stumbling block is at the windows where we were supposed to have viewed - there's eight of them should allbe clearly marked, unfortunately when you use the marking pen, it doesn't stay in the metal so therefore you ended up getting (garble) cutting out some (garble) burst, which took a little while - END OF TAPE
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SPT If we get enough (garble) while. Repositlonlng of the - actually the the handheld positioning of the camera mount
which let's adjacent
took a little go back to the
light was not aver relatively easy thing to do until you got the hang of it because you had the llft flopping around and you had to get the light to just about the right value. I found that rather than the eight inches which they suggested I had to get down to around within 1 inch of high intensity light. In order to get the intensity readout they specified on the light meter. CC You say you went to 1 inch? SPT That is correct, 1 inch. CC Okay, we'll check on that. They may have been talking about 8 inches from the film plane. That's where you usually get in a hangup with these extension tubes. Go ahead. SPT checklist:. inches from CC SPT And the Step 8 on 2-6 of the (Garble) experiments the way I would interpret that is within 8 light. Okay. Go ahead. Okay in the middle of that then we had a
film load because we - it takes 8 and there were only 4 left on the (garble). And lastly just normal breaking (garble) down putting everything back in its place, K2, K3, so forth and and the logging. A lot of it were just learning curve and some of _t was just first time - (garble) I think the next time ought to be something on the order of half an hour or 45 minutes. just time CC go ahead and see SPT and how Okay, we've got all schedule you for normal that works out. That'll he fine. Roger. Skylab contact data/voice that Ed, duration and we'll run next
CC CC LOS. Next And we'll is 21:58. for PLT LOS. 22:10 for CC 7-1/2 phone CC Next with CC 8-1/2
station have a Out.
Thank you for the 9 this is Houston. in 2 minutes through tape recorder dump
details. i minute till Goldstone. at AOS which Goldstone dump. Out. till at
Skylab this is Houston minutes with the data/voice tape call next site at Bermuda. AOS Skylab station the PLT minutes. playback contact phone this in call. 5 is Houston. minutes, Out. is Houston
through recorder is 22:10. i through through minute
Skylah Out. This is and we're Skylab through
PAO our tape Bermuda. CC contact
Skylab Control. currently up live this is Canary Houston, Island.
That completes through LOS next Out. station
SL-IV MC1850/2 TIME: 17:11 CDT, 01/7/74 CC Islands and CC minute
Skylab this is Houston through Canary for a total of 16-1/2 minutes. Out. And sometime for Bill when he has a
I've got a minor correction to his water cal pad. PLT Roger Bruce, ready to copy. CC Okay Bill, step 2 where we say obtain DAC magazine Charlie Lima i0 change that to Charlie Lima ii from J4. And on the last page next to the bottom line where it says stow DAC magazine (garble) and J3 (garble) change that J4. Over. PLT Have it. CC Okeydoke. Thank you. CC Skylab this is Houston for the CDR we have a change to S019 (garble) pad. Over. CDR Stand by Bruce. CC Roger. END OF TAPE
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PLT it. CC calculated So we Are line
Okay Okay pointing
Bruce, Bill, for
pad, what out instead
happened is of prism tilt settings about the 250.6. pad you out. over pad,
in. here. third
got to change you ready to down, change
all the go? The rotation
- the rotation and first one which is from 251.6 to read maneuver would
PLT CC again, change PLT CC rotation XX goody PLT XX 06 - 0.6. CC next read PLT please? CC rotation from
Stand by i, I had the I'm sorry, I was Okay Okay_ 251.6 Roger, Itm sorry Bruce,
about the third to read 250.6. 250.6.
line into Over.
Tilt becomes Roger,
goes from 23.3 to read 21.3 and the XX 0.6. Over. that makes the tilt 21.3 and the field 352 which is value from 148.7 23.6, rotation and the goes goody
Okay, then for star we change the rotation goes from from Read 24.2 3.6 to back. to 3.5,
number of turns from XX 8.7 to the PLT 24.2 changes
changes XX 0.9. to Roger, 23.6,
the 148.7 the XX 0.9
changes and it's
to 150.9, and 3.5 turns. have one, now, jacked we're thank
CC up the periods and sorry about it. PLT yOU. CC one if CC at Carnarvon trouble, if
Right, we showed you run a new pad underneath Okay, Roger, we have the you.
Would you like us we can get it put
to ship together
you up here?
PLT itVs rio CC CC contact in PAO
Why don't you go ahead and do that Bruce, if you don't, well_ we have this. Okay, we'll give it a try. And i minute to LOS, next station minutes through Cananrvon at 23:02. Out. This is Skylab Control, and At we'll have a 25Carnarvon, 22 hours Australia, 38 minutes
minute break here between Ascension the next station to acquire Skylab. this is Ekylab Control, Houston. END OF TAPE
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PAO now on Carnarvon, across the southern northeastern coast Honeysuckle CAP COMM is and Creek. Bruce
This is Skylab Control. We're coming up Australia. A pass that will take Skylah coast of Australia, then on out over the with coverage by both Carnarvon and We'll have McCandless. acquisition in about 30 seconds.
CC Skylab this is Houston through Carnarvon Honeysuckle Creek for 8-1/2 minutes. Out. CC And Skylab if you'd check the old woodpecker there your S019K pad has been revised. SPT Thank you. CC Skylab this is Houston. 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact in 16 minutes through Hawaii at 23:26. Out. of PAO range of the This Honeysuckle is Skylab Creek, Control. Australia Skylab station. now out 14
minutes away from regaining contact through Hawaii. And this is the traditionally quiet period of day while the crew is eating dinner. At least for 2 of the 3 crewman. Meal today for Commander Jerry Carr is lobster, corn, and shrimp, with coffee and ice cream. For Science Pilot Ed Gibson his menu shows iobster_ pea soup_ asparagus, orange drink, bread and ice cream. And Bill Pogue is the only one who's varying from the norm of lobster for dinner. He's having a filet with green beans and peaches and bread along with - with his evening meal. And according to the Flight Plan at this time Commander Jerry Cart and Pilot Bill Pogue as well as Science Pilot dinner or just finishing remaining on the Flight operations. ATM console. END OF TAPE Ed it Plan Gibson up. for should either be eating The major scientific activity this evening is the ATM has the 23 hours duty at the 14 minutes.
And Science Pilot Ed Gibson This is Skylab Control at
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PAO This is Skylab Control. Skylab about to make its final pass of the day over the Hawaii tracking station. Now that'll be a 4-1/2 minute period of acquisition. We'll stand by for the call from Cap Comm Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab this is Houston through Hawaii for 4-1/2 minutes. Out. CC Skylah this is Houston. i minute till LOS. Next station contact in 8-1/2 minutes. Goldstone at 23:38. Out. PAO Skylab's now out of range of the Hawaiian Hawaiian Island tracking station. During that pass over Hawaii telemetry data showed the crew Jerry Carr in this case, beginning the maneuver to the desired attitude for observations of the comet Kohoutek using the S019 UV steller astronomy experiment. That - instrument looks through the scientific airlock. As using an articulated mirror system. The maneuver will require approximately 20 minutes and will involve a change in attitude of about 80 degrees, mostly in roll. Skylab now about 5 minutes away from Goldstone California. This is Skylab Control 23 hours 33 minutes Greenwich mean time. PAO This is Skylab Control. We're awaiting acquisition of Skylab through the Goldstone tracking station for a stateside pass that will take the space station across the northern part of the United States down across the Great Lakes and out over the Eastern seaboard. We'll be regaining radio contact in about 45 seconds. CC Skylab this is Houston through Goldstone 4_i/2 minutes. Over. CC Skylab this is Houston for the PLT. We have the film thread pad on board but we believe there is an error in it, which goes along with the photo log. On Nikon 03 we anticipated that you would have run out of exposures on CII12 sometime today and the pad for this morning instructed you to go ahead and reload with CII13 and the frame count that you passed down indicates that you probably did do this as you went from frame count last evening of 47 down to 07 and when you get a chance, at your convenience not to interrupt you meal or anything like that, could you just confirm for us that it was indeed CII13 in there and the count is 07. Over. for PLT CC PLT do the SI maneuvers. thread pad I'ii go CC Stand by i. No, don't interrupt. No, I was Just getting ready to go up and Stand by to do that and get the film by the film vault on my way. Thank you.
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PLT is i[13 and
Houston, Skylab PLT. That's correct. film number frame number is correct. just make the pad - I think We'd appreciate
CC appropriate it's it. status PLT CC says in
Okay, and if you could corrections to you film thread only in the Rog And 35-millimeter
will do. Thank you very much. you can disregard the remark which contact we'll at
when 112 is CC 2_i/2 minutes data/voice Out.
deflated reload with 113 obviously. One minute to LOS. Next station through Corpus Christi at 23:45 and tape recorder this Stand Houston for dump coming up Bermuda
have a 23:46,
CC Christi and 1 minute. CC through recorder
Skylab for Skylab Islands Out. Houston, another Negative.
is Houston by. Corpus here we minutes
Corpus on for This data/voice
time tape can you .
go again. with the
CDR you redesignate CC CDR CC CC
CDR I'm using the tape recorder one for me. This is for S019. But we'll delay the dump for
All right sir, thank you. Keep on trucking, Skylab this is Houston. 1 9-1/2 minutes through
minute Ascension of
Next station contact in Island at 00:06. Out. PAO tracking station on
Skylab_s way - on
now out of range route to Ascension. about that
the Bermuda We'll be The into guidance attitude
picking up through Ascension in and navigation officer reported for the $019 observations without use of thruster CMGs are _ are looking of the attitude normal at
8 minutes. the maneuver
comet Kohoutek was accomplished control system gas. And the this time. The maneuver space station into will be placed hack the ohservations which has been reports altitude show the that of comet at an nights
required about 20 minutes to bring the the proper attitude. And of course it in the solar inertial attitude following the comet. Goddard Space Flight Center compiling sitlngs ahout and coordinating comet from a T-38 jet aircraft 43 thousand feet over the flying past 3
growing dimmer to tke naked eye. On the 5th of January the comet was clearly visible easily visible with the naked eye. On the 6th and 7th it was visible but with some difficulty to the naked eye. Last night Science Pilot Ed Gibson reported the comet was very slowly. And he recommended still visihle but that astronaut changing observations
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and reports on the comet of every 2nd day because changing Control END OF very at 23 TAPE slowly hours
passed down every the fact that the This mean
4th day instead comet is now is Skylab time.
in its appearance. 59 minutes Greenwich
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PAO This is Skylab Control. We're standing by now to regain conversation through Ascension, that will come in about 43 seconds. This pass will have a duration of about 7-i[/2 minutes. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Ascension for 7 minutes and for the SPT and anybody else who's running the ATM in the near future we've got a message. CDR Stand by Bruce, l_m just about to go back to solar inertial. CC CDR confirm my low again. CC CDR wanted. CC Okay, SO82B has 13 frames of type i01 film remaining. We've scheduled this tomorrow in the Flight Plan on some faint phenomena, this is the comet-type film, and therefore we'd like to restrict 82B to scheduled operations until this type 101 film you're back on the solar type film. at a frame count of 344 that's 344. has been depleted then Type 104 film begins Over. Okay. Bruce my rates look good. outer glmbal, their reading Could you is full-scale, 42 degrees. it you
It's looking good to us, about Okay, carry on Bruce, what was
PLT (garble) that puts 82B special sensitive comet film, there are ii frames remaining which you are reserving at least that's what you want to use for tomorrow. CC Okay, we PLT The film picks up at 344. CC All right, we show 13 frames remaining. PLT Sorry, 13. CC Yeah the intent here is just to n0t use this stuff up on shopping list items or anything like that. PLT Okay. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead Jerry. CDR Okay, we had a close call on this SO19, This doggone canister started to Jam up like the other one did. And I got desperate and decided that since we didn't have much to lose l_d go for brute force and I about tripled the force required to put the lever in the slide retract position and it went in_ now it seems to be working normally except the forces are just a little bit higher on the operating mechanism. But at least it feels like it's doing what it should be doing. CC Okay, which exposure or which frame was that on? I don_t know that it makes much difference - CDR At the culmination of the first Kohoutek frame_ w|_ich was the 400-second one, is where the problem came
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I lost about 2 minutes fiddling with it And finally it got desperate and decided to go the brute force way and got it running again, so essentially what happened is I didn't get the last widened exposure he wanted on the star field, but I did get all the Kohoutek stuff. CC Okay. Sounds like you took the right action there and I'm not sure what we can do about it, but we'll certainly feed it into the mill and see if there's anything we can come up with. CDR Okay, the whole blow by blow is on tape. I'm beginning to think maybe I ought to get that other cassette and try a little brute force on it. CC Why don't you stand by on that and let us think that one over. CDR Yes, I'ii wait until you folks talk about it. CC We got about a 1-minute keyhole here. I'ii call you on the other side. CC Hey, 35 seconds to LOS at Ascension. Next station contact in 23 minutes through Carnarvon at 00:36. Out. PAO That's all the communications we'll have through Ascension. During that Ascension pass, the GNS officer reported that the crew was maneuvering back to the solar inertial attitude from the attitude they were in to observe the comet. and that the maneuver was going smoothly. He reported that, from telemetry data received so far, shows that the attitude control system utilized i mib, i minimum impulse burn in returning to the desired attitude. Commander Jerry Carr reported that he'd had some difficulty with the film canister for the S019, that it had appeared to jam. He used - used brute force on it, as he put it, to get it cleared and found that it did seem to clear the problem, and that the canister now appeared to be working normally and doing what it should, perhaps still a little bit sticky but apparently functioning as it should. He said as a result of the problem and attempting to get it cleared up, he used up about 2 minutes of the ohservation time but was able to get all of the planned observations of the comet. He was not able to get one wide field exposure of a star field which had been requested by the principal investigator. The PI for the S019 experiment is Dr. Karl Henize of the NASA Johnson Space Center. 21 minutes away from regaining contact with Skylab, that'll be through Carnarvon, Australia. And we_ve passed into the 54th day Greenwich mean time it's now zero hours 16 minutes GMT. END OF TAPE
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MC1855/I 19:35 CDT,
PAO This is Skylab Control. Skylab space station coming up on Carnarvon, Australia. This will be our next to the last pass over Carnarvon. One more low-elevation pass on the next revolution. Skylab currently in the revolution of Earth. And we're about 40 seconds from contact. 3442nd regaining
CC Skylab, this is Houston, through Carnarvon for 10-1/2 minutes. And we're going to pick up the delayed data/voice tape recorder dump here with your permission. CDR Okay, Bruce I think we're through with it for now. CC Roger, we'll let you know when we're finished with the dump. CC Skylab, this is Houston, 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact in 3-1/2 minutes through Guam at 00:49, And the evening status report will be coming up at Goldstone at 01:15. Out. for CC 10-1/2 minutes. Skylab, Out. this is Houstonp through Guam
CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 16-1/2 minutes through Goldstone with the evening status report. And we'll be standing by at 01:16 to copy. Over. CDR Roger, Bruce. We'll be ready. CC Okeydoke. PAO Skylab's now out of range of Guam. We'll be coming up on a U.S. pass in about 15 minutes. During that pass over the United States_ one of the activities will be to site the S191 infrared spectrometer used in Earth resources surveys on the Moon. And at the same time to collect data on the Moon from a backup unit, being operated on Mount Capulin in northern New Mexico. The data collected on the - on the two units will then be compared to calibrate the flight unit. As we said about 15 minutes before we reacquire through Goldstone, California. At i hour 2 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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MC1856/I 20:14 CDT,
PAO This is Skylab Control at 1 hour 15 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab coming up on Goldstone, California for a pass over the continental United States, that will include the crew status report and also the daily private medical conference. CC Skylab, this is Houston, through Goldstone, Merritt Island and Bermuda for 16 minutes. Standing by for the evening status report. Over. CDR Okay, Bruce. Sleep: CDR, 7.0, 7 heavy; SPT, 6.8, 6.0 heavy, 0.8 light; PLT, 7.0, 7.0 heavy. Volumes: 3600; 1750; 2650. Water gun: 8235; 4236; 0274. Exercise: CDR, no change; SPT, no Alfa; PLT, no change. We'd like to make a change in the standard exercise for all of us. Change method Foxtrot to read zero springs, and 400 toe rises. Let me correct that. Reduce method Foxtrot to zero springs and 400 toe rises. Some of us have walk and run on there, that should stay on. But across the board each one of us is going to stop doing springs, and we're all going to do 400 toe rises from now on. That includes today. Medications: none for anyone. Clothing: CDR, shirt and socks; SPT, none; PLT, none. Food log: salt for the CDR, plus 3.5, minus one coffee with sugar, plus 2.0 rehydration water; SPT, 1.5 salt, plus two biscuits, plus butter cookies, one butter cookies, plus one lemon pudding, plus vanilla wafers, plus one grape drink, minus 20 CCs for TV-101, rehydration water zero; PLT, salt zero, deviations zero, rehydration zero. Photo log you've already got. Flight Plan deviations: ED61/63, 2-I/2 hours. Shopping list accomplishments: PLT, T002-1 stars ii and 12, it's on tape from 02:20 last night to 02:40. SPT, SO63 comet photo sequence, two times, also the SPT did put one half hour in on TV-101. The CDR, I hour on TV-103 preparation, and you can go ahead and schedule me VTR time whenever you can. And I'ii go ahead and do that one. And the CDR did one sweat sample today. Inoperable equipment: none. Unscheduled stowage; none; a note to the medical people in the sweat sample area, rather than using wipes if they want any more sweat samples we would recommend the use of a wash cloth, rather than wipes. CDR, out. CC Okay, Jerry, we've got all of that, but we missed your body mass measurement readouts from this morning. Over. CDR Okay, the CDR: 6.301, 6.306, 6.302; SPT, 6.365, 6.365, 6.365; PLT, 6.233, 6.231, 6.236. CC Okay, we got those. A couple of qmick ones for you. in the morning. Better We'll set your alarm clocks call you through the for revelry Vanguard at
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11:25 Zulu. Your phone call for tomorrow, Jerry, is at 02:34 to 02:44 Zulu through the Vangua=d. And we've got one question here for Bill. On S063 airglow or would you rather Disregard the question, we'll catch it on post flight debriefing. And - - Okay, we're going to go ahead and turn you over to the medics here, for the medical conference. And this'll be the last pass of the evening observing your 02:00 sound through, so we'll bid you a good night. And see you in the morning. i0,000 on the DAS if you want us and we're taking the VTR for dump. CDR Okay, Bruce, good night. PAO This is Skylab Control. We've completed that continental U.S. pass, 42 minutes and 30 seconds remaining before we regain contact with Skylab through Carnarvon, Australia. The last part of the U.S. pass taken up with the daily private medical conference. And we'll have the mission surgeon's report on crew health shortly. The GNS officer here in the control center reports that the S019 observations of the Comet Kohoutek required a minimum use of thruster attitude control gas. One minimum impulse burst of TACS propellant is all that was required so far. And the crew has maneuvered back to the solar inertial attitude. We don't expect any further conversation with the crew this evening. By the time we again have contact through Carnarv0n , we will have entered the period one hour prior to bedtime, and we'll be observing silence on the communications loops allowing the time - the crew to have some time to themselves. And time to complete preparations for bedtime. The wakeup call to the crew will come tomorrow morning through Vanguard at 11:25 Greenwich mean time, or 6:25 Houston time. The crew will be setting their alarm clocks to wake up at 6 a.m. or ii hours Greenwich mean time. And the major activities on the Flight Plan for tomorrow includes S019 observations of the comet, that again is using the UV stellar astronomy equipment. They're also scheduled to run another M092/M093 series, the lower body negative pressure and vectorcardiogram medical experiments, designed to determine the effects of prolonged weightlessness on the cardiovascular system. Science Pilot Ed Gibson will be the subject for that test run with Pilot Bill Pogue being the observer. And the crew will also be conducting additional observations of the Sun using the Apollo teiescope mount instruments. We'll come up again with the mission surgeon's report on crew health as soon as that is available. At 1 hour 36 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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MC1857/I 2]:15 CST,
PAO This is Skylab Control at 2 hours 15 minutes Greenwich moan time. We have the mission surgeon's daily report on crew health. The report reads as follows: Health status is excellent, recent crew/ground interchanges have developed mutually satisfying improvements in scheduling, and consequently resulted in an improved sense of well-being and accomplishment. That conclude the mission surgeon's daily report on crew health for mission day 53. The report was prepared by Dr. Jerry Hordinsky. We'll be reacquiring Skylab in about 20 seconds through Carnarvon, Australia. We do not plan to put in a call to the crew through Carnarvon in observance of the quiet period 1 hour prior to the crew's beginning of their sleep period. However, we will keep the line up in the event the crew has any last-minute subjects they'd like to discuss with the ground. PAO This is Skylab Control, we're out of range now at Carnarvon with no conversation with the crew. We'll take the line down at this time, leaving it down through the night, until the wakeup call to the crew tomorrow morning. That's scheduled to occur at 11:25 Greenwich mean time, or 6:25 Houston time tomorrow morning. If we should have any conversation with the crew in the interim time it will be recorded for subsequent playback. This is Skylab Control at 2 hours 24 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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MC-1858/I 06:24 CDT
Skylab Control at ii hours 24 minutes mean time. Skylab space station is now
just west of Chile about to be acquired through the tracking antenna on the ship Vanguard. This pass through Vanguard will last a little less than ii minutes. The spacecraft communicator is Story Musgrave. The crew was awakened by their alarm this morning at 6:00 central daylight time or ii:00 Greenwich mean time, and the ground has not interrupted them since we have had no station pass since then. So this will be the first callup of the morning from Story Musgrave. CC Good morning, Skylab. We've got you through Vanguard for i0 minutes. PLT (Garble), Story. CC Good morning, Bill. And we've been shipping up some pads to you with a teleprinter low indication. You might check the last pad you got. The last one we sent to you was 5414 Alfa. That's an EREP Z-LV maneuver pad. PLT I didn't see any red on it. CC Okay. the PLT (Garble) 5414 Alfa we have, and we ought to be good for the message you're sending up right now. CC Okay Bill_ if you haven't seen any red, we'll ship up a solar - solar activity update pad and a 5-day forecast. That's all we've got left for tonight. PLT Okay, we ought to be fine for that and then we'll check the paper out. CC Okay, beautiful. pretty or 15 CC if you're minutes. not And are you all ready for the news now, I've got Ascension coming up here in about
PLT No, hit us with it. CC Okay. More than 3,000 government reforcments backed by armored vehicles fled Phnom Penh's northwest defense lines to counter a big rebel force slashing towards Phnom Penh Field reports said the insurgent attackers have abducted 4_000 villagers. Brian Faulkner quit as leader of North Ireland's Unionist party. His departure, following a vote against him in the party's governing body_ the ulster Unionist Council, was a clear setback to Britain's plans for peace between Protestants and Roman Catholics. Faulkner kept his job as Chief Executive of the province's 7-day old administration. The FAA may recommend sanctions against foreign airlines who refuse to tighten security against terrorists. The discussion of sanctions includin_ possible denial of landing rights, grew out of last month's firebombing and hijacking atRome. Thirty_two persons, many of them Americansp died in the incident. The U.S. Parole Board has
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ordered three of the five convicted Watergate burglars released on parole effective March 7. The board freed Eugenio Armandez, Frank A. Sturges, and Virgilio R. Gonzalez who have served more than a year in prison and are confined at a federal prison camp in Egland Air Force Base in Florida. The Federal Energy Office is looking into rumors of oil stockpiling and fuel hoarding. Officials say they are investigating possible petroleum stockpiles by the oil industry and fuel hoarding by the nation's railroads and trucking firms. They said there was no evidence so far of hoarding or excessive stockpiling. For only the 21st time in more than 270 years rare astronomical conditions are producing swelling tides along the coasts of the United States. The tides, along with other weather factors, were causing erosion in Newport Beach, California. But on the East Coast the feared combination of tides, offshore storms and on shore winds have not materialized. Pioneer movie producer Samuel Goldwy was released from St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica in satisfactory condition, a hospital spokesman said. Goldwyn, 91, had been under observation at the hospital since December 22, the nature of his ailment was not disclosed. But a hospital spokesman said Monday it was minor and primarily related to age. He had suffered a stroke some years ago. President Nixon has acknowleged receipt of 24 paper Christmas trees from Viola Shand_s first grade school in Jarratt, Virginia. The children made the trees last month, decorated them with nonelectric homemade ornaments and called the display, even a first grader can be ecology minded." They got a letter from Nixon thanking them for their "Message of encouraging support." And that's it for this morning. PLT Thank you, Story. CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, 7 minutes to Ascension. Finish sending up all the messages we have for the moment_ so at your convenience you can change out the paper, but there's no hurry. PLT Roger. PAO Skylab Control at 11:37 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now over Brazil out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard. Our next acquisition a little less than 6 minutes from now will be at Ascension. This is Skylab Control at 37 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE
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mean of pass is Comet scientists, Even though
time. Skylab space station is now coming within range the Canary Island tracking antenna where we_ll have a through Ascension,Canary Island and Madrid. The pass an extended one. Kohoutek still as will be photographed the comet astronomers Kohoutek's is It'll last approximately 16 minutes. interesting as ever to the world's twice today by the Skylab crew. as
now reported to be only hope the Skylab photographs mystery. While scientists s the their will space eyes make 6800
bright as an average star, will enable them to pierce on the ground begin watching
the fading comet will be turning Skylab astronauts late this electronic
veterans on the Skylab space station, and instruments toward the Earth. The their 20th survey of Earth resources miles of will include photographic and known sources of
morning. The data gathering,
geothermal energy. The Skylab's instruments may areas where the Earth's electricity. the western Such United
surface temperatures measured by aid Scientists in detecting new inner heat may be used to generate energy several already foreign provides countries. this power in The
geothermal States and
Earth resources pass is We'll bring the line up Ascension, Canary Island is Story Musgrave. for CC 3 minutes. CDR 30 We CC seconds plan to here dump while the
scheduled to begin late live now for air-to-ground and Madrid and Spacecraft back with you through
morning. through Communicator
Skylab, we'll be dropping we hand over at Canaries data/voice Roger, Skylab, for 12 at Story. we're minutes. Canaries. back with you
out just for and Madrid.
CDR CC Canaries PLT CC verify PLT CC PLT CC CC CDR CC computer Canaries up pretty
Roger, Story. And we got a computer one's using the voice That's affirmative_ Okay, thanks. That is to say, Understand. - - Houston. no
down here. recorder? Story. one is using
Go ahead, Story. For your information problem down here. We've had no
throughout here riding coming the
and Madrid. And you've soon and we'd llke you
got PT scheduled to refrain from
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ergometer 12:47. CDR
CC And how's the maneuver going, Ed? SPT Looks pretty good so far. CC Okay. CC Seeing we're a minute and a half from LOS, about 25 minutes to Guam at 12:24. PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now passed out of range of the Madrid tracking antenna. Our next acquisition is at Guam. That's approximately 14 minutes away. (Garble) that time right now the computers in Mission Control are down and it's very difficult to tell what's happening. Our map no longer gives accurate readings because of the computer shutdown and we have very little data here to look at in Mission Control. This is Skylab Control. One thing we can be sure of the time. It's i minute after the hour. END OF TAPE
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MC-1860/I 07:23 CDT, 54:12:23 GMT
PAO mean tion pass time. Skylah of signal at through Guam_
space Guam. which
Control station We'll should
at is bring last
now 54 seconds from acquisithe line up live for the about 7 minutes. Space-
craft communicator handover has begun and Flight Director Milton Windler. still here. CC SPT CC have SPT no data
on duty is still Story Musgrave, although here in Mission Control with Dick Truly Phll Shaffer coming on to replace Skylab, we're down here. Hello, Okay. Skylab, about Story. AOS It's Guam for 6 minutes. good from And up we
we're 50 Control
a minute at 12:32 of
to LOS. 13:23. Greenwich range of
station is Canaries in the data/voice there. PAO time. The Skylab Honeysuckle will They are supporting next acquisition not at space
minutes at is out
be in acquisition a separate mission. Canary Island. At
for this upcoming pass. 51 minutes to our this time in Mission
Control, the computers are now going to have fact, ground stations performance of various not monitored control moment
are still down. And certain problems to he solved a long way around. In will be asked to give data on the things on the space station that are including That will the heater cycle for allow ground control the of so have
by the crew gyroscope.
that gyroscope command. It's ground. However, if heaters that to play for that a much reason. The more important
still a - possible are not available ground role station during a the
from the for assistance
personnel will next hour or computers. that's Mission of
so. No time yet on However they're now still not explained Control. signal. END OF 50 This TAPE
the exact repair time in maintenance after by the computer staff to our
for the problem here in
minutes and a half is Skylab Control.
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MC1861/I 08:23 CDT,
PAO Skylab Control at 13:23 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now about to come within range of the Canary Island's tracking antenna. The pass through Canary Islands and Madrid that'll last approximately 15 minutes, Computers are back up in Mission Control after apparently an electronic problem that we now believe to have been solved. Only one part of the computer system's still down. Everything is ready to go. And Phil Shaffer's taking over as Flight Director and Dick Truly now on duty as the Spacecraft Communicator. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Canary and Madrid. Hello from the purple gang. We_ve got you for 13 minutes and we_ve got our data back down here and we're bringing our machines back up. How are you guys doing this morning? CDR Morning, purple gang. We're doing great. Welcome aboard. in CC Houston. Thank you, sir. It's a very foggy morning
CDR Maybe that's what got the computers. They're all fogged up. CC Could be. As a matter of fact, I heard on the radio coming in that it was ii degrees below zero in Minneapolis this morning. So I hope you guys are toasty up there. You can feel sorry for the folks up that way. CDR Say, speaking of Minneapolis, Dick, you know there's a great circular volcanic structure up in - up in northeastern Canada that we discussed every once in a while in our geology briefings that we got for the Apollo program. And Bill and I have noticed on two occasions that out near Minneapolis, there's also a green circular structure in the ground that is extensuated by the snow cover right now. I was wondering if the geologists might have a word for us on that. So far, we haven't really located Minneapolis and so we can't tell you whether it's east or west, but it's right up in the Wisconsin/Minnesota area. It's about the same size as the one up in Canada. CC Well, we'll certainly sic our purple geologists on it and try to get you an answer. CDR Well, he doesn't really have to turn purple to get the answer. CC Yes, but the only one we have is purple. So we_ll get him. CDR Okay. CC SPT, Houston. We still have about 6 minutes in this pass. Sometime when you get a minute, like to speak to you, please, sir. SPT Morning, Dick. Now_s a good time. ahead. I'd Go
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CC Hi, Ed. Hey, if you'll whip out your Summary Flight Plan for today, I wanted to give you a choice here about moving something around and it might break up so - a little more time for you to do something that you'd rather do, I don't know. If you'll look on your Summary down at about 18:15 or 18:30, somewhere right in there, it has the ED61 ops photo. And then if you_ll look down lower at a time of about 23:15, there's a block of open housekeeping. What happened yesterday was when we built this Flight Plan, and prior to the conversation with you in the afternoon about the problems you were having with ED61, we moved that ED61 ops from the lower housekeeping block up to that block where it is now because we felt like in that upper block, there would be a little more time. If - however_ if you would like to move it back down to 23:15 or so_ it mi - it would free up that other one right after your eat period there, and it might give you a little more time to do something off the shopping list or science demo practice or whatever you feel like doing. Whichever place you decide to do it though, let us know because succeeding days, we need to schedule it pretty much on the 24-hour repeat timing. SPT Okay, Dick. Let me tell you where we stand on that. l've already whistled through ED61. I got that done this morning, l'm pretty fast with ETCs still (?) also. What I'm wondering is, what (garble) that opens up that time frame in there and I see that the ATM was not running command that time. I wonder if I could slip in an demand ATM pass somewhere around there, right after ETC ops. Probably take me around 5 - i0 minutes to get that thing stowed and l've got crispy bars which I can eat in 5 minutes. I've got an ED 61 that's done, frame. so it looks as though that opens up that whole time
CC Okay. We - we're looking at that right now, There is a scheduled handheld photo right in there but that ought to be easy for you to whip off and get in the middle, I would guess. SPT Okay. Now that we're starting to have a little activity come around the corner, Dick, l_d like to see if we can concentrate as much time as I could squeeze in here. CC Roger, Ed. And while they're taking a look at and making sure that that's okay with everybody to do that extra ATM pass, I have a question for you guys about the presleep activities that I was going to ask later but since we're talking about ATM anyway. You notice on today's Flight Plan and also the one we're working for tomorrow, the evening meal - it - we end up that one guy eats - everybody gets plenty of time to eat the evening meal, at least on the
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Flight Plans, but one guy eats seperately than the other two. And as long as we take advantage of the daylight cycles down there for an ATM pass, probably this is going to be true every night. And we kind of didn't want to do this without you know, talking about it in advance and making sure that that was okay with you. SPT Dick, from my standpoint, Jerry may have something to add on to it, but Dick_ I don't object to doing that at all. I - (garble) time. Hold on. I'ii get rid of this squeal. CC Okay. Well, unless I hear differently from Jerry, then, that's the way we're planning them anyway, and that's the way you'll probably been seeing them. SPT Dick, for now, that sounds good. We'll get back with you if there's any change. CC Okay. Great. CC SPT, Houston. We think in that extra ATM pass is a neat thing to do and we'll be - we would like you to get that scheduled_ or somebody get that scheduled handheld photo for us that's there listed in the summary around 18:00. And ATM folks will be thinking in this, Ed, to see if they have any suggestions about what you might do during that daylight cycle. SPT Okay, Dick. Thank you. CC Roger. And we're about 30 seconds from LOS. Madrid correction, Carnarvon comes up at 14:04. PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 38 minutes 35 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is moved out of range of the tracking antenna at Madrid. Almost 26 minutes before our next acquisition at Carnarvon, Australia. Computer problem this morning, still not completely understood. It was a problem with the main computer that services virtually all of the other computer functions here in Mission Control. Similar this is that END OF problem had occurred the first time we've previously some time go. But seen it during this mission and
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PAO Skylab Control at 13 hours 38 minutes and 25 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has moved out of range of the tracking antenna at Madrid. Almost 26 minutes before our next acquisition at Carnarvon, Australia. The computer problem this morning is still not completely understood. It was a problem with the main computer that services virtually all of the other computer functions here in Mission Control. A similar problem had occurred previously some time agop but this is the first time we_ve seen it during this mission. And, that problem now appears to have been completely solved, only temporary interruptions expected during the remainder of the day on some of the minor and secondary computers. Most probable explanation is there was some sort of electronics interruption that might have set the equipment off and that caused a shutdown of the computers for a period of time. From about 11:25, this mornlngp shortly after our Vanguard acquisition, between 11:25 and 11:35 to about 12:45 Greenwich mean time, there were no computers to observe here in Mission Control. We now have computers back and the data is being reviewed over that period of time. No serious problems occurring because of the loss of the computers, data is still being acquired through the ground stations. 25 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. This is Skylab Control. About 7 minutes, immediately after that we'll have a pass a Honeysuckle Creek, lasting almost 8 minutes, for a total of about 15 minutes. The spacecraft Phil Shaffer. MCC Carnarvon and communicator is Dick Truly, the Flight Director through
Skylab, Houston. Long Honeysuckle, for 14 minutes.
pass here Over.
SPT (Garble) - tore it up. MCC Okay, Ed. You came through very weak there. On the solar update for today, we don't have too much to add. The emerging flux regions that are popping out and disappearing all over the Sun, itts really Just more of the story. You've probably noticed on the plan for today, we've scheduled Jerry on some prominence observations with instructZons to pick his own. To us, it looks llke there may not be all that much to pick from. We thought maybe you might have a better idea, having looked at it more recently. SPT Okay, the small bit of observing time I did manage to squeeze in this morning, I was looking at a surge over above active region 16, and I didn't have a chance to take a lap around the llmb, I'ii do that though this next orbit. MCC Okay, fine. You might pass on whatever thoughts you had to Jerry, if in the event he cannot find a prominence, the schedule just asks him to go on into the shopping llst items. On today's plan the 17 alfa JOP that you
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will be 55 wants of i can, idea.
orbit at 14:25 to get as close
is a repeat to a full
of yesterday's. orbit's worth
minute which SPT I'm
mlni-MARS on the bright spot as they possibly is why they have repeated that today. Okay, I agree that sounds llke a good sorry that the control system and also selection it yesterday. on the XUV center I see monitor of the some which good bright points were not there I'ii try
wouldn't let us do which have developed yesterday, close to
(garble) one rather quickly that does not have any H-alpha plage. MCC Okay, good. Sounds good. Now, I've got a couple of answers to questions that you asked regarding the question of information that you were downlinking and whether it is sufficient. I guess the answer is in general the numbers and all that is sufficient. The one thing that we would llke more of and we were very happy the day that yon had the three observing orbits, is a little more chatter and in particular what you're th_nkinK of when you select various targets and things such as this, that if you possibly can just let us know what you're thinking and why such and such looks better than somewhere else. That helps us try to get inside your mind here a little bit. SPT Sometimes when straightforward have just the same looking you're and Oh, okay. I'll looking realize go ahead and do that. seems don't you're and do that. up here you don't at it, it all that you folks later when go ahead
visibility a couple at the transcripts. $055. meant
of days So, I'll
MCC llst 30 t for whether that answer is Lyman_alpha
Okay, fine. And, also on the Disk and prominence, you asked filament as well as prominence It that. does. Some more New guidelines: guidance If you
shopping the question and that on are the less seconds,
affirmative. part of
than 0.9 of a solar radius, in other words pointing more in toward the disk, you should limit that to less than 30 with Lyman-alpha on detector i. Between 0.9 and the solar radius, 1 minute is a nice guideline. Outside the solar radius there would be no limit at all. per SPT step? that's 30 Bill, No. seconds is That's at that 30 minutes or total. center 30 seconds Well, the
30 seconds, the - at the
llne and when you're off, to gauge that more by the were on the llne and when
that wouldn't apply. counts when you could you off in a wing.
You'd have see when you
SPT Okay. I suspect the first time through that, I'll whistle through there pretty quick because you do have a flat plateau there and if you took 30 seconds per step you could be considerably longer with Lyman-alpha intensities on that detector so I'll play it conservative
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first time around, and we'll see how it goes. MCC Okay, fine. You also might start on some feature off the limb, just to get the experience when there really doesn't - there is no time limit. SPT Okay. MCC Okay. Let me hit you with a couple of other things. For tomorrow's ATM conference, the schedulers were unable to work you in, so rather than give it up, it looks llke Jerry will be scheduled for the ATM conference somewhere along midday unless you would prefer that we just skip it altogether. SPT No. That's a good idea, let's go ahead and - sounds like a good idea for Jerry, right now he's strapped into the (garble) and probably can't respond but that sounds good. MCC Okay, fine. And, on today's extra orbit that we got, it turns out it's not all that much of an orbit for you. We will not be getting back to SI until 18 minutes prior to 400 kilometers and that would be at 18:04. What we suggest is that you operate shopping list items and we're particularly interested in active region 16, from what you said it sounds like you are also. SPT Yeah_ that's affirm, Bill. We'll talk a little bit more about that in a minute. MCC END OF TAPE Okay. And (garble). They are willing
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MCC extra orbit that we got, it turns out that it's not all that much of an orbit for you. We will not be getting back to SI until 18 minutes prior to 400 kilometers. And that would be at 18:04. What we suggest is that you operate shopping list items and we're particularly interested in active region 16. From what you said it sounds like you are also. SPT Yeah. That's affirm, Bill. We'll talk a little bit more about that in a minute. MCC Okay. And - SPT Go ahead with anything else you have. MCC Okay. And in the event that Jerry does not find a good prominence it goes into the shopping list. In spite of the notes which - on the schedule pad - on the SAP saying 82B, i01 film use scheduled ops only, they are willing to operate in shopping list 7. But that is all. SPT Okay. I'll make a note of that. MCC Okay. And one final comment here. The day-off conference will be given day after tomorrow by Bob MacQueen on the solar activity plans we have for the next 2 weeks. with SPT Bob. Oh, okay. Very good. Be glad to talk
MCC And, in spite of thing - that was the last one. One more is that tomorrow we will be scheduling you to do the PRS test on 82B. I'm prepared to talk about that today, if you want to. I will not be able to talk to you tomorrow because of the schedule. So I'll turn it back to you now. SPT I looked it over. And it appears fairly straightforward in terms of what you want us to do. I don't see any problem. We'll just have to make ourselves a little table up, additionally, so we can get the fine sun sensor findings figured out before we start into it. Other than that, it looks straightforward. SPT A couple of questions. One on 54, in the exposure of 17 minutes, I guess, four times they're 256 at 17 minutes and 4 seconds. How precise would they like us to be on that? We can set the ti_e.r up and try te make it as precise as possible. At any instances, where we'd have, say, an extra 2 or 3 minutes, would they like us to continue that on up to 21 or 22 to give them a longer exposure, or is it getting an effect of 4 over 256 the most important thing to go after there? Today, where we have one which is specified for 27 minutes, I suppose there that they are interested in the max possible, despite the fact that 27 minutes is written explicitly?
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MCC Yes. That's affirmative. Generally on the 17-minute exposures, that's part of their synoptic program and they do want 17 minutes. And the last number that they gave me your accuracy was plus or minus 1 minute that. And generally when we're longer than that, it generally turns out that we're going for the max possible. The number we put in is our calculation of how much is left.
SPT Okay. SPT And looking at, first of all, the white light coronagraph, we don't see any real major chan_e in these structures. Small ones, though. The streamer over at 2 o'clock has greatly diminished in intensity. Form pretty much remains the same. Maybe the sonthern edge of it has diminished the most in intensity. The ones above active region 16, that is around, say, 230, 250, that one remains pretty much unchanged. in overall intensity and in width, but I can see three streamers now, as opposed to two yesterday, as we go further out. And there also appears to be a little bit left in the way of streamer structure north of that. That is around 290, 300. yesterday, I could see a certain number of small streamers and now they're there but greatly diminished in intensity. The XUV monitor, the story again is pretty much the same, except for the bright points I have mentioned. Active region 16 looks fairly intense_ although it's right on the limb, and you'd expect it to. The coronal hole at the south is still there. And I've been looking at these pictures and noticed that there really is two levels of coronal hole, if yon will. If you look at the center of the disk, you can see a coronal hole, which is and, also to the southern part, which is less in intensity than the remainder of the disk, but it still has a significant step in intensity above what you see at the South Pole. The south is just completely blank in the picture I have; and then there's a step function up to a relatively low intensity, and then another step up to the normal disk around the center. And I - this is something I hadn't really noticed SPT before, that there was really was two levels. Let's see. One other - one other thing. I did notice something this arc-seconds and 55 got e AUTO RASTERs at 54, so we're
The surging above active region 16, morning, and went out to i0 - to 15 little data on that truncated MIRROR
12 short. I only had about 8 minutes or so to work it. I've been wondering, in looking at it - What ever happened to active region 13, are the NOAA guys suspicious, or did that just disappear. MCC That just sort of decayed and died a natural death on the disk, And they stopped giving it a number.
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SPT programs for today, anything else other take one look around the limbs, but that
Oh. Okay. As far as the observing I guess we've covered it. I don't see than to work active region 16. And I'll the disk and see what else is out on occurs to be it from here.
MCC Okay, fine, Ed. Thank you very much. There's 3-1/2 minutes left till LOS. I'll turn you back to Dick Truly, here, for the - I'll turn you back to Dick Truly, here, for the rest of the pass. And I'll be talking to Jerry tomorrow, and Bob MacQueen will talk to all three of you the day after. SPT Thank you very much, Bill. So long. CC And SPT, Houston. While you're still close to the phone there, since you did the ED61, this morning, we'll be scheduling that one some time during the morning for you. And it's okay with us, you don't have to hit that do it exactly when it is scheduled. We would like you to get kind of close to it the maximum of 4 hours away each morning, though, in case you pick it up early in the postsleep activities. SPT Okay, Dick. I understand what you're after there. However this morning, there really was no significant change. The right Gs are just setting there looking nominal and not doing much. CC pictures? Rog. At about what time did you take the
CC As a matter fact, Ed, let me ask you two questions. Assuming that we do - that you do accomplish it in a scheduled block, is a half an hour about the right amount of time, or if not, what, and also this morning, what time did you take the photos? Do you remember? SPT Yes. I took them just around 12:00 even. And half an hour is more than adequate for that. I've learned how to do that pretty streamlined. After the time I spent yesterday to get it all worked out, now we can whistle through it pretty quickly. The kind of thing which - which we had to do initially was to take that time out to learn how to do womething about well, and 20 minutes CC END OF TAPE then you it took can me. go through it in - well, this case,
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SPT Dick, and one other thing on TV i01, right now I've got the thing set up and pretty much ready to start with some data, but I need to know something about the DAC film which is available. I'm wondering if you could tell me what the status is on that so I can pick as a on the shopping list item. CC 30 seconds you close CDR Okay, we'll work on that one. We're about are from LOS. Bermuda comes up to the phone real quick here Go ahead, Dick. at 14:53, and before LOS? Jerry,
CC Okay, some time in the next day or so, we're going to try to pick up a 192 alignment check. If, in fact, this morning after you do the EREP mag that's scheduled, if you are running a little bit ahead, if you did the EREP BUS i to S191 POWER ON about i0 minutes early we figured you might could get in the 192 alignment check prior to EREP today and we would not have to worry about scheduling. It - it is not a requirment today, though, so if you're not running ahead, don't sweat it, CDR ahead on before. that EREP Okay Dick, I seriously doubt that I'ii get mag thing since I haven't done that up here
CC Okay, fine. We're certainly not planning on getting it. We are planning on scheduling it, just thought we_d let you know. See you at Bermuda. CDR So long. CC Okay. PAO Skylab Control at 14:19 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over New Zealand. That was the morning ATM conference held at the beginning of the pass over Carnarvon and Honeysuckle with Bill Lenolr scientist-astronaut talking to Ed Gibson about the present conditions on the Sun, and recent observations by the Science Pilot. And Dick Truly conludlng the pass there after Bill Lenoir had finished. 33 minutes to our next acquisition of 14:20 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE signal. Ths is Skylab Control at
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PAO Skylab Control at 14:52 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now over Venezuela, about to be acquired through the tracking antenna at Bermuda. The pass through Bermuda will last i0 minutes. The Spacecraft Communicator is Dick Truly. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Bermuda for about 8 minutes. SPT Hello, Dick. The folks in the backroom on ATM, I've been able to locate about six or seven different bright points. I looked at well, half a dozen of them, and every one of them had some small manifestation in H-alpha. So I've chosen one which has a relatively low manifestation but it's relatively bright. Maybe it just the particular type we have on our disk at the present time. But I was able to see something in H-alpha with every one of them. CC Okay, Ed. Thank you much. CC PLT, Houston. I'm not sure where you are in your PT, but either here or at the following Madrid pass, either one of them would be plenty soon enough, I've got a couple of corrections to a couple of your pads for the upcoming EREP maneuver. SPT Dick, he'll talk with you pretty soon on the next pass. CC Okay. That'll be fine. CC Skylab, Houston. We had a question a while ago on TV i01 and some requests about the DAC film. With the DAC film status as it is, we'd prefer not to use it for TV 010 i today. However, we do have about 25 minutes of essentially free time available on VTR. So what we'd reccommend doing is is if you want to do TV I01 today, do it as you see fit using the VTR and let us know when you did it so we can plan our VTR dumps this evening. SPT Okay. Thank you, Dick. I'ii try and squeeze some of it in today if possible. CC Okayp fine. CC Skylab_ Houston. We're 15 seconds to LOS. Madrid at 15:06. See you there. SPT So long, Dick. PAO Skylab Control at 15:04 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station over the North Atlantic, is out of range of Bermuda. We're 2 minutes and 20 seconds from our next acquisition at Madrid. Madrid pass will be an 8_i/2 minute one. Morning, the Skylab crew busy with ATM observations and Kohoutek photography, using the S019 camera. Now, during the next hour or so, they'll be doing an Earth resources pass, that's on the next revolution around the Earth. As they come across Central America, they'll begin the
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pass. The pass lasts about 24 minutes. Total distance to be covered by the pass is 6800 miles. Primary sources for information today are going to be a volcanos (sic) and a number of special sites for Bill Pogue to point at in Guatemala. That volcanic region is being studied as part of a geothermal study to gather data on characteristics - surface characteristics of geothermal areas. An answer to Jerry Cart's question earlier this morning about a large crater-llke area reported to be in northern Minnesota or Wisconsin, haven't been able to locate a geologist who knows the area well enough_ and there are visual observations teams specializing in that area, so we skould get some information later on it. We're about a minute from acquisition at Madrid and we'll leave the llne up live. END OF TAPE
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CC Skylab, Houston. Madrid for 8 minutes. CC CDR, Houston. In reference to your question, the other day, about the circular area around Minneapolis, we don't have an answer on that one. We're also still looking at - Bill troups are working hard Lenoir and the handheld photography on that one and also the circular
area around Mexico City and we've also been looking at some photography around the Plains of Nasca. But Lenoir did tell me to tell you he was pretty sure the one around Minniapolis was a hundred thousand people huddled together in that minus-ll_degree weather to keep warm. CDR I believe it. Hey that circular area down in Mexico City looks like some sort of an atheletic field or something like that. It's circular, it's got a lot of green grass, and we just didn't recognize it as any kind of an atheletic field that we're familiar with. CC Roger. One of the - That was one of the things that we're still looking. The National University Soccer Field down there has the capacity of an excess of i00,000 people. And that very likely might be it. CDR Okay. As I remember, it was near the airport. I'ii try to look for it next time I go over. CC Okay. I kind of think that is what that one is. CC And, also, a reminder for Bill. I've got a couple of pad changes I need to get up, any time here in Madrid. We've still got 5 minutes. PLT Okay, Dick. Which one would you want me to do first? CC Okay. VTS pad first. PLT Stand by. CC Okay. And the next one, while you're getting them out, is the maneuver pad for EREP 23. PLT Okay. I have the VTS pad. CC Okay, Bill. There's two things on that. First of all, on the left side about four big blocks down where it says special 02, that's a mistake. It should read special 04. And then right under that, the block where it says special 01, we should have put a remark in that block that says the DAC is not required for the special 01 nadir swath. Over. PLT Roger. Got those changes. CC Okay. And the next one is a minor one to the Z-LV maneuver 23 pad message 6414 Alfa. PLT Okay. I have it. Go. CC Okay. Down there in the monitor vehicle rates, maneuver to Z-LV attitude, that bottom block. The We've got a sign error there. The Z-axis maneuver that's
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there is a plus 0.001, should read minus 0.001. And it. PLT Okay. And that's duly noted and of course this would confirm that is maneuvered for the Z-LV attitude, the rate. CC That's correct. Thank you very much, Bill. CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute to LOS. Carnarvon comes up at 15:40. We're going to dump the data/ voice recorder at Carnarvon. And just a reminder, we still need a teleprinter paper changeout. We're not In trouble here for any short messages. We might want to send up to yon another schedule at the moment, but we will be unable to uplink the Flight Plans later. But that's about 3 - 3hours or so from now. So there's no big hurry. See you at Carnarvon. SPT Thank you, Dick. We'll get it. CC Okay. Thank you. PAO Skylab Control over eastern Europe. The space station now out of range of the tracking antenna at Madrid. And it's 15 minutes and 52 seconds after the hour. Astronauts Jerry Carr, Ed Gibson, and Bill Pogue will make their 20th Earth Resources survey late this morning. The 24-minute observation, using Skylab's seven Earth cameras and four electronic instruments, will focus on a very active volcanic region in Central America, and on world-wide weather conditions. Four Guatamalan volcanos will be studied in detail with Skylab's infrared sensor. Bill Pogue will use the telescopic site to point the electronic device at the hot region. Characteristics of the volcano may help scientists determine other areas where the Earth's inner heat is near enough to the surface to be tapped for electrical generating power. Such geothermal energy is already used to provide electricity in northern California and in several foreign countries including, Iceland, New Zealand and Italy. We're 23 minutes from our next acquisition of signal at Carnarvon, Australia. Yhis is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 15:39 Greenwich mean time. Skyla5 space station is now 55 seconds from acquisition of signal at Carnarvon, Australia. The pass at Carnarvon is 10-1/2 minutes long. A brief interruption and then a 5-1/2-minute pass at Honeysuckle. We'll bring the line up live now for air-to-ground through the Australian tracking antennas. CC Skylab, Houston. AOS Carnarvon and Honeysuckle for 15 minutes. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead, Jer. CDR Hey Dick, we've got a scheduling problem for S063. The only people who have had training on that have been the PLT and the SPT. The CDR has continuously avoided that particular experiment. I have done some setups - some preps up here now but this'll be the first operation pass that I've been assigned to. You might consider reassigning that, or we_ll go ahead and I'll give it a try. CC Okay, Jerry. Let us think about it a little. That catches us by suprise and we're sorry about that, but we'll - let us think about it a little and get back to you. CDK Okay. I Just might caution the FAOs to make sure they have a good listing there of who's been trained on what. You know, way back when, we decided that there's a lot of experiments that all three of us would not trained on, that we would have a prime and a backup on some experiments, and the third guy would just ignore them. sure CC and point them Okay. out to We'll us if sure do that we do make a In had not and just goof. he
CDR Okay. CC CDR, Houston. guys_ the information that we trained on the comet ops but that CDR was in error. Roger, Hey to
checking with our trainwas that you had the airglow ops, and is a comet ahead and ops. try me. clear ops we easy to if take that
perhaps then. We're CC not
The one today Dick. I'll go
Jerry, no, try it. I
don't misunderstand was just trying
up and make sure that and check that piece were accurate or not. for us to swap a look at that was incorrect. CDR the $063 CC equipment
you had noticed of information We - it might We just wanted incorrect. ground. fine.
that it was comet with you to see if very well be real - before to ask I we wanted you and see have not even
it around. stow, I Just That's on the Okay,
I stayed We'll get
from it. to you and
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also for the SPT, when you can get to powerdown for EREP. SPT Okay, Dick. CC All righty. Thank CC And CDR, Houston,
you, sir. a note for
if you've got a minute. An answer to your questions on the sweat samples. Turns out we only have one more sample that's required. That's on the SPT and that will complete all our requirements for samples for the mission. We would prefer that you go ahead and use the wet wipe; and the reason for this is that we - we know what the consti - constituency is of the wet wipes and we'd be kind of working with an unknown with using a towel or wash cloth and so we'd prefer the wet wipes for this last sample. Over. CDR Okay, Dick. I hadn't thought about the consti - constituency idea. CC Okay. And I made a mistake. It's a dry wipe, not CDR CC CDR CC CDR a wet wipe. Roger. I understood Okay, fine. Houston_ CDR. Go ahead. I've looked over the that.
looks like it probably isn't too terribly difficult to do and I can handle that without a_y prohle-m. I Just have to have one of the other guys check the setup and make sure I've got it riKht, a_d I think we can muddle through it. We call that OJT. CC Well, I tell you what, Jerry. If you want to do it that way, it suits us fine. It will prevent us from rescrambling the rest of day, but I don't think it would he that much of a job. It's kind of up to you. That suits us. CDR I will give it a try. CC Okay. Have fun on the 0JT. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS Honeysuckle. We_ve got you for 5 minutes here and sometime this pass, if somebody's close, we'd appreciate on panel 206 another preEREP reg BUS adjust. What we'd like is pots 1 and 2, rotate clockwise about 25 degrees. And if you overshoot one way or another_ we'd rather you overshoot than undershoot. CDR Okay. Clockwise 25. CC Yes, sir. CDR Okay, Dick. That's complete. CC Thank you, Jer. CC Skylab, Houston. We're about a minute from LOS. Next pass is Texas at 16:25 and the reg BUS adjust
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looks real good to us; and, Jerry, we're assuming you didn't have time for that 192 alignment and we're planning on skipping in that probably tomorrow. CDR That's correct, Dick. CC PAO The Okay. Thank you much. Skylab Control at 15:56 space station is now south our next acquisition of See you Greenwich of New which Texas. mean Zealand. will be in
at Texas. an Earth duled to The pass America,
During this next pass, we'll begin be beginning resources pass. The Earth resources pass is schebegin at 16:25 and will run for 24 minutes to 16:49. begins in the Pacific Ocean, just off Central and concludes over France. First site for the viewsystem, which are used to sites are a the Bill control series Pogue will be operating, the infrared spectrometer of four volcanos in coming now occuring of vents; the active out
finder tracking telescopic sites S191. The first Guatemala. of two vent experiencing there right and Pacaya,
Santiaguito, areas of gas now; wkich plumes and is
which has two lava flows volcano; Fuego_ which is althougk no eruptions has Just are
Acatenango, which a large lava area
three active southwest
crater. All four volcanos in Guatemala are subject of scanning and sensing today as part of an Earth resources study to determine the characteristics of geothermal energy sources. These are sources of internal energy from the Earth's central heat that may eventually provide electrical power to a number of source a number power does provide foreign countries. ocean currents in ecological mapping END OF TAPE of areas energy in The Earth the of around northern resources the world. California pass also Already, geothermal and several includes or
Gulf of Mexico. the Florida Keys,
Hydrobiological - -
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PA0 - - internal energy from the Earth's central heat that may eventually supply electrical power to a number of areas around the world. Already geothermal power does provide energy in northern California and in several foreign countries. Earth resources pass also includes ocean currents in the Gulf of Mexico, hydrobiological or ecological mapping of the Florida Keys, storm fronts and clouds in the North Atlantic and weather conditions and cloud formations over France. The total pass, a 24-minute pass of a 6800-mile-long track from Central America to France, 27 minutes and 20 seconds to our next acquisition of signal at which time we should be Just beginning an Earth resources pass. This is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control at 16:23:39 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is about a minute and a half from acquisition through the Texas tracking antenna. We'll bring the line up live a little early hecause of the Earth resources pass_ which is expected to he underway very shortly here. The space station making a pass from Central America to France to study everything from geothermal energy to weather conditions, to the ecology of the Florida Keys. We'll bring up the line live now for air-to-ground from the Texas, Corpus Christi station. PLT 2606 is what I - (garble). CC Skylab, Houston, we're with you for 15 minutes stateside. CDR reading about CC I was Roger, Dick. 5 percent high. Roger. On my monitor Charlie 3 is
CDR Correction Dick, it's right in. It's right in. overlooking the altenuator limits. CC (garble). CDR Okay_ reference to 6 on 191. Stand by. MARK. SCATTEROMETER going to STANDBY at 26 even. The next one is at 06. Stand by. MARK. ALTIMETER going to STANDBY. PLT Okay. (Garble) it in. (Garble) the volcano. CDR 26:12 coming up. Downlink going to position 5_ Okay. I move it (?) all the way in. I think - went to position 5 at 13. CC CDR downlink. CC CDR CDR MARK. S192 PLT CDR PLT and Okay. Let us know downlink. as soon as you can verify a
Okay, we'll let you know. Okay. Okay, next mark will be 26:54. Stand to READY. (Garble.) Picking up(?). (Garble). MARK. Service (garble) on 190. (Garble). Okay, Ed, at 27:30 we've got an ETC
CDR then AUTO.
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CC CDR CDR cables connected.
CDR, Houston. We verify good downlink. Okay, thank you. It always works better when you've got the
CC Rog. CDR MARK, 27:30 up. PLT Camera off. Okay, I didn't get any of the volcanos. I got some volcano craters. I don't know - I had nothing to work from. Okay_ 04, 29, 33. 35 left (?) zero. CDR Okay, on my mark it will be 29:10 when the S190 light should go out. MARK. It went out right on time. MODE going to STANDBY. Frames going to 39. Next mark's at 29:30. Stand by. S192 mode to CHECK. Your ETC ought to be STANDBY, Ed. PLT Okay, I'm tracking a clear area of water. CDR Next mark is at 30 even. 16:30:00. CDR Stand by. MARK. RADIOMETER is OFF. Next mark is 30:11. CDR Stand by. MARK. The ALTIMETER is on. We've got an altimeter UNLOCK light. At 17, 192 mode goes to READY. MARK. I did it at 20. 192 MODE to READY. 23, 90 to AUTO. That was 3 seconds late. 30:30. MARK. ETC to AUTO. I got distracted watching the altimeter and got 3 seconds late on a couple of those. CC Okay, Jer. No problem. PLT IMC off. CDR Should be within the tolerance. PLT nadir swath. will but to CDR go to position. CDR we still have a CDR Okay, coming up on 30:50 downlink switch MARK. Going to position 7. Okay, ALTIMETER UNLOCK light is still on READY. (Garble) up on 31:10. Stand by. MARK. Downlink
PLT CDR to STANDBY. PLT
Okay, we're going right across them. Coming up on 30:3 - 31:30, Ed. Stand 31:40. Stand by. MARK. 192 to STANDBY. Bahama banks.
CDR Sounds like you've got some clear weather. PLT Yeah, it's fairly clear, just a few clouds. We're coming Cgarble) escarpment now. I'm just about in the same doing nadir swath (garble). We're on the crosstrack here now, 32:09. Okay, we're into our nadir swath at 32:09. Kodak (?) CDR Okay, the ALTIMETER UNLOCK light went out a little wkile ago. END OF TAPE
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PLT DAC. CDR Okay, the ALTIMETER UNLOCK light went little while ago. CDR Yeah, these volcanoes were to the northwest covered witlh documentation. Not a whole lot of a lot of mountains. I didn't see any of the plumes or lava flows or anything. CDR Yeah. That's Central America and if you don't have time to look at it, it takes a while to locate stuff. out a CDR CDR CDR SHUTTER SPEED CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR CDR FLICKED. to to PLT approximately CDR AUTO. CDR CDR CC pass. 1 Okay. Coming up on 33:25. Stand by. MARK. 190 INTERVAL going up to 20. to FAST. Next mark is at 33:40. Stand by. MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY, MODE 5. 33:55 is next. Stand by. MARK. ALTIMETER's Okay, Ed. MARK. ETC POWER ON. ALTIMETER UNLOCK light on. - - went to our nadir swath at 32:09 (garble)
I just reajusted to nadir. degree up-track. Next mark will be at 34:30 Stand by. MARK. 34:30.
It had where
Skylab, Houston. This is a nice long We've still got you for about 6 minutes. Standing by. CDR Hey, that's great. CDR Is it clousing in yet, Bill? PLT It's starting to cloud in now. It's about 0.5. (garble) cu. CDR Dick, I never did hear a weather forecast. Was it forecast to be as cloudy today as it was yesterday? CC No it wasn't. And I forgot to get it up to you at Honeysuckle there. And I was considering giving it to you in between some of these steps, but it just kind of crowded. In general, it's a lot less overcast than it was, partic as you - as Bill has already seen so far. He is getting ready to go into a 0.6 to 0.7 cloud :cover though, across the North Atlantic. PLT CC CDR CDR PLT PLT Yeah. Yeah. We're into that already.
ALTIMETER UNLOCK light just came on. No, it's still got a READY light. Picking up some cirrus now. Looks almost like Jet streams cirrus.
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CREW CDR just went off. I'm CDR Got a READY light. CDR CDR CDR going to STANDBY. - ALTIMETER
We give this til 43. Yeah. Okay. The READY light on the ALTIMETER going to STANDBY. Okay. Going back to ON on the ALTIMETER. Okay. And my next Stand by. MARK. ALTIMETER's to STANDBY, and mark OFF. will be at 37:15. is to
RADIOMETER is going
CDR CDR ON. ALTIMETER CC get to make CDR CC CDR CDR CDR PLT PLT the side CDR a
37:27 coming up. MARK. SCATTEROMETER is going to RANGE 74. Roger. You call to you on Yeah. Rats.
RADIOMETER Thought switch. I was going
got me, Jerry. that altimeter
Curses foiled again. RAD/SCAT GIMBAL light. Now it's out. RAD/SCAT GIMBAL light (garble) OFF. Well, I may have gotten that target. Lava flowing, it could have been flowing that crater. Sure.
PLT So I may have gotten it after all. I just figured I was going for a big crater. I think it was real close to the pointing they gave you. PLT I did not see the gas plumes, nor the (garble) vent_ nor the triangular lava area. CC Skylab, Houston. One minute to LOS. Madrid in 5 minutes at 16:45. CDR CDR 40:10. CDR STANDBY. PLT CREW PLT CDR the window to PLT skinnydipping CDR PLT ETC MARK. The READY went out at 40:14. MODE STANDBY, Ed. Yeah. We're over a solid overcast now. (Garble) Now we're breaking out. Even the reflections of the Sun around look cold. to You wouldn't there? No. I don't (Laughter) like think to go for so. a little Roger, Dick. Okay, looking for S190 READY out at
PAO Skylab Control at 16:41 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now over the North Atlantic. The Earth Resources pass is still in progress. It will be concluded over our next tracking station, which will be at Madrid. Earth Kesources pass was underway durin_ the entire U.S. and Bermuda station contact. Beginning of the pass our indications were that the EREP diagnostic downlink unit, which is used to check the electronics on the Earth resources instruments appeared to be working properly. And the data being gathered was an accurate ments. It does here in the Mission Control looked reflection of the performance of not, of course, give information like it the instruabout the
ground sites but only about the electronics operation. Bill Pogue indicated that he did not have much like getting the volcanoes, specific areas that he'd been asked to point for. Although later on, he said that he may have gotten a lava flow on one of the four volcanos that were infrared spectrometer sites at the very beginning of the pass. He indicated that it was difficult to spot them with a very limited amount of time as the space station passed overhead. Central American study is one of a number of passes being made to study geothermal energy in known areas where heat near the surface is quite ohvlou_ as a part of a plan to develop techniques for identifying areas where geothermal energy might he available at or near the surface. END OF TAPE
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PAO - - operation. BIll Pogue indicated that he didn't have much getting the volcanos, specific areas that he'd been asked to point for, although later on he said he may have gotten a lava flow on one of the four volcanos that were infrared spectrometer sites at the very beginning of the pass. He indicated it was difficult to spot them with a very limited amount of time as the space station passed overhead. Central American study is one of a number of passes being made to study geothermal energy in known areas where heat near the surface is quite obvious as a part of a plan to develope techniques for identifying areas where geothermal energy might be available at in or near the surface. data from that might Data from the known sites will be compared the unknown areas to see if there are any similarities indicate potential sources. A minute and a half a little bit early bring the line up
to acquisition, but the crew may come up during the Earth resources pass so wetll live now.
PLT Okay. I've got a maneuver coming up at 49. That's 471/2 minutes from now. And I've got, for whoever_s monitoring this, I'm going to leave this thing on on nadir swath. It's not costing a bit. CC Madrid for CDR where make CDR it belongs. PLT that (?) 8 minutes. Roger. (Garble) 191 REFERENCE I might is back to 6, Skylab_ Houston. We're with you again
_?) go over and
CDR 191 REFERENCE to where it belongs, CC Still
Got a 2, about so I'ii Okay,
little ahead of myself with the 2 minutes early. Got the fix get it back to 2 at the proper time. Jer. UNLOCK light.
CDR Okay. I've got an ALTIMETER got a READY. On my mark, it'll be 46:40. CDR MARK. Now the REFERENCE can On my mark, it'll be 46:50. Stand by CDR MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. it'll 56. mark, be
go to 2. My mark,
CDR MARK. RADIOMETER to STANDBY. On my it'll be 47:05. Stand by CDR MARK. RADIOMETER, ON. On my mark, it'll 48:00. Stand by MARK. 194 MODE to MANUAL. 48:10, we're AUTO CAL. Stand by MARK. AUTO CAL. Next, 49, 16:49:00. a maneuver. Hey, Bill, 16 seconds to the maneuver. On my mark, it'll be 16:49. Stand by a VTS
CDR to have CDR Going to have Right? Okay. going
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CDR MARK. 16:49. 49;06 on my next mark. by CDR MARK. RADIOMETER to STANDBY. Looking for a 191 READY on at 50:50. Good show. Okay. I've got a few steps to do here but they're not very Okay. Starting to watch now for S191 READY on. Stand CDR MARK. Your READY_ on was at 50:50, on time. EREP, STOP at 56. Stand by CDR MARK. EREP, STOP. Push three MARKS. down-link switch to off. TAPE RECORDER POWER, OFF. 92 DOOR, CLOSED. 90 POWER, OFF. 93_ RAD/SCAT and ALTIMETER's all three OFF. 194 POWER, OFF. CC Skylab, Houston. We're i minute to LOS. Carnarvon at 17:19. See you there. PLT Roger, Dick. We're going to go have a bite to eat. right CC Real good. That looked like a real good pass to us. PLT Thank you. PAO Skylab Control at 15:53 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now out of range of the tracking antenna at Madrid. 26 minutes to our next acquisition at Carnarvon. That Earth resources pass has been completed and apparently everything went very well that the pretty much as predicted weather conditions. Clear views of Guatemala and also the Florida area with cloud cover and weather conditions being steady over the Atlantic and France. Earth resources pass out of the way, the crew will take a little time now to eat. This time, Science Pilot will be putting away the Earth terrain camera and sitting down to meal immediately after that while the other two crew members will go immediately to eat their lunch. And then right after lunch, they'll be back at the Earth resources instruments to do an Earth limb pass in solar inertial, taking a look at the Earth's atmosphere rather than the Earth's surface. The Earth limb pass is scheduled to take place just after 18:00 Greenwich mean time, a little more than an hour from now EREP and right after the luncheon meal. And while they're doing that, Science Pilot Ed Gibson will be taking a look for the laser to be beamed up at them from the Goddard Space Flight Center. The laser, with the total output power of about a 1/3 of a watt_ will be pointed at the space station as it goes across the northeastern United States. That handheld operation is scheduled to take place right during the Earth limb observations, right around 18:00 today. And right after he's completed his T053, or laser observation, he'll go to work on the ED61 student experiment. That
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experiment to determine the growth patterns of rice seeds in zero-gravity and under varying light conditions. Experiment was originally designed by a high school student in West Point, Nebraska, Joel Wordekemper. Skylab Control, 24 minutes Uo our next acquisition of signal. It's 55 minutes 23 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
PA0 time. We're coming a 5-1/2 minute pass. CC CDR SPT interesting CC interesting? SPT see down a fairly we went Skyiah Control at 17:18 Greenwich mean llve now at Carnarvon, Austral_a for Spacecraft Communicator is Dick Truly. Skylab, Houston. Carnarvon for 5 minutes. Roger. Let me tell you about something kind of over the Why don't Yeah. large As by the Gulf of Fonseca you tell me something we were 60 going miles of and over or last kind pass. of we could could llne seen had
there, so in
diameter, circular right see blooming at the very
off the Gulf edges of it
Fonseea. And You Just inside the
blooming it looked as though, there was a fairly dark, red which had the same appearance of the red type which we've elsewhere. I'm not sure that's really what it was but it
that appearance. And it looks as though also that's where we get the convergence of a equatorial current and a countercnrrent which could be associated with that eddy. So that western side of the Central America is looking interesting bgea_se we saw a oountercurrent same the side, tally, type other up by or a large currents all the eddy associated by over with Acapuleo on the that just east of confluence day. From of then, up there aetionts side you -
(garble) CC we
on the west Ed. Thank turn
paper out. We're going to send up a test message and then we'll be using that one later. Also Ed, this morning - remember the day we ginned up a little message: to give you some information about the comet. It turns out that several more ions and elements have been identified in some spectra] analysis and if there's you about I thought I'd read five extra ones. them up to yon if you'd like,
SPT CC on the message been identified: monoxide, a matter one of
Oh, okay. Very good, Dick. Go ahead. Okay. In addition to the ones that were that we sent the other day, the following have carbon-hydrogen ion, carbon dioxide, carbon
hydrogen cyanide, and Lyman-alpha. Incidentally, of information the hydrogen cyanide and also the them that was on the previous lists, the methyl cyanide, been identified comet. The best specifically thought is in spectral that they the equipwe no-
have never previously analysis of a previous probably were ment and since ticed them in SPT suspect back, some to will more find come
present but we've done this comet. Yes, those. up with I a It's
not detectable so much looking that's think host a interesting,
because of at Kohoutek, Dick.
the $08B data, when of additional lines very sensitive
that comes and perhaps
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cC I think you're probably right. We're about i minute from LOS. Honeysuckle comes up in about 7 minutes. And Ed, one more thing that I was going to get to you sooner or later about. You know this little portion of an ATM pass that you're going to get to do after awhile, is only about - oh, just a very short time that you might get a peek at the Sun prior to doing that scheduled handheld at a time on your details, an on-station time of 18:05. We were just thinking that you might consider if you do look at the Sun and it is not a whole lot going on, you could stay at the wardroom window about another 3 minutes and pick up two more optional handheld sites. That, of course, depends how the weather is up there. SPT I was looking at that, Dick. What time do I - would I be able to start the pad? I might be able to get something going with S055 on something interesting and just let her run. CC That's going to be very SPT - (garble) down here. CC - It's going to be very close, sunrise is about 18:04. So it's going to be a hussle to really do much of anything right there at the start prior to that first handheld. I'm sorry I'm sorry. I said that wrong. You get to solar inertial at 18:04. Sunrise will be much previous to that. SPT Okay, Dick. I'ii certainly try to pick up these handhelds. I think they've got some real interesting and useful ones there. And if I can get something useful going on on solar observations also. CC Okay, great. We'll see you at Honeysuckle. SPT So long. PAO Skylab Control at 17:27 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is passed out of range of Carnarvon. Our next acquisition at Honeysuckle is about 3 minutes away. During this pass, Ed Gibson described on the west side of Central America in the Pacific Ocean_ an area of plankton blooming. This is the second day - second time in the last few days that plankton blooms have been spotted in and around the Central American area. Yesterday was ju6t off Mexico's east coast, I believe. And that indicates that both sides of Central America seem to have large bloomes of plankton, large areas of the sea covered by living organisms. And also, Ed mentioned in reply - the description of some additional elements in- t_e comet including hydrogen cyanide and hydrogen Lyman-alpha that the S082 instrument should
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back some very interesting data on the comet composition. area, of course, is a subject of considerable debate now because of the unusual characteristics seen in the as it passed perihelion and then declined very rapidly after reaching an - probably between acquisition. We'll a The half. pass apparent magnitude minus 2 and minus leave the line up is a very short one in 4.for the minutes a pass
in brightness minus levels to our next through about a
Honeysuckle. minute and
CC Skylab, Houston. We're AOS at Honeysuckle. Very short pass, about a minute and a half. Texas comes up at 18:01. We're going to dump the data/voice recorder at Texas. And if Jerry's close, I'd like to speak to him just a second about a couple of flight planning items. CDR Okay. Go ahead. CC Jerry, real quick, on the science demos, the mode we're in is that when you guys - you guys are practicing up on them in your own free time, and let us know when to schedule them and that's fine with us. We Just want to let you know that we aren't trying to schedule any practice time feel and if any of the demos ought to be scheduled, require if you'll a hunk of time that let us know, we'll you be
glad to do that. Second thing is, the other day when we talked, we didn't really talk about the crew day off. Our previous plan, and what we're planning on for your day off day after tomorrow, is to schedule about i0 hours total of experiment work. But we'd like to that's strictly at your discretion. any other number, if you'll let us that into our planning. CDH Okay. I think over scheduled and I'll be interested this time. But I think we all ready and just, say, 2 free hours in the try CC to put one Concur with together and even much, feel it is, no Okay. work there Okay, emphasize to you that If you'd like zero or know, we'll change crank last day off was a little to see how you work it have more of a day off shower. Well, the knock why day off don't we off, if you at your
think it's descretion in all CDR the
a little any work Kohoutek problems
free to problem.
We're all done because and great. the
interested we realize goes see for you
in getting that the ATM at and Texas.
scheduling EREP. CC
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Feel free to no problem.
CDR Okay. Well, we're interested in getting all of Kohoutek work done, because we realize the scheduling problems there and the same goes for ATM and EREP. CC Okay, Great. I'ii see you at Texas. PAO Skylab Control at 17:33 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now out of range of Honeysuckle Creek, 27-1/2 minutes to our next acquisition is Texas. The space station is a comfortable 73 degrees, warmed by the Sun today. But the astronauts have been keeping their eyes on a variety of Earth features_ including those in the snow-covered northern United States. When mission control communicator, Dick Truly, mentioned the cold weather in Minnesota this morning, Skylab commander, Jerry Carr, asked about a large crater-like feature he'd seen in that cold north area. The morning conversation indicated that it was somewhere in Minnesota or Wisconsin, he said he was not able to pinpoint it, there were no land marks that eas- he could easily spot when he was passing over it. Geologists here in Mission Control have investigated it. They have not succeeded in pinpointing what Skylab Commander Carr saw_ but the Earth observations scientists have been investigating, They say that there is only one large crater know in _innesota. That crater near International Falls, Just south of International Falls is only about a mile in diameter. They don't believe that's necessarily what he saw, but they're going to look into it a little bit more. This is Skylab Control. It's now 34 minutes 22 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 18:00 hours Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now about to come within range of the tracking antenna at Corpus Christi, Texas. This pass through Corpus Christi, Merritt Island and Bermuda will be a rather lengthy one with about 17 minutes of acquisition of signal. Flight Director is Phil Shaffer and the space craft communicator is Dick Truly. We'll bring the line up now live for air-to-ground through the U.S. and Bermuda stations. PLT (Garble) the pictures (garble) CC Skylab, Houston. We're with you for 17 minutes, CDR CDR CC recorder here there. CDR one? CDR
Roger, Dick. Back in the saddle again. Roger. And we're dumping the data/voice Texas. I'll let you know when we're through Okay. You You going we're to redesignate record another right
CC CDR PLT PLT CDR PLT PLT This
Stand by just a second. Okay. (Garble) OFF HIGH. (Garble) Good. Now (garble) backs too easy. Yeah. 07:04. 0704 turn the DAC ON.
coming (garble) 18:13:49, I turn it off. PLT 9 minutes on this thing. CDR Okay. I'm looking for an S191 READY light ON at 02:46. CDR About 30 seconds from now. CDR MARK. READY light's on at 46. REFERENCE going to 6. CC Roger, Jerry. And we've decided not to dump here. We won't have any problem making up that schedule though. So I'll let you know when we are going to dump. CDR Okay. CC SPT, Houston. No response required. The laser is goin_ to be at i0 watts up at Goddard, and the folks up there say that they're looking up and see some holes see some blue skies through the broken clouds. SPT Thank you, Dick. CC Roger. CDR Rots a ruck, eagle eye. PLT Okay. (garble)
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PLT at PLT (garble) PLT 0704.
(Garble) high. Line I'm going to use next (garble) verify
Stand by, MARK. at 17:04. Pushing (garble) it was Letting carry through. 16 degrees Pushing
PLT At the start DATA button.
PLT PLT acquiring. PLT PLT degrees PLT held. PLT PLT PLT after this PLT PLT we're PLT PLT Holding the right the CC DAS here SPT PLT PLT PLT END OF TAPE
Okay. Stand by. 6, 7, 8. (Garble) Okay, MARK. start. And I got Okay.
the picture at 07:57, stand We got the same thing as DATA push-button is being
(garble) Stand by. Trying to make one. 40. back
MARK. Okay. 0, left/right. the picture waiting for 50 to Stand by. MARK. Okay. It's ii degrees button. to do Skylab, Houston. an outer gimbal Roger, Dick. 09:33. Stand by. 09:33 and 09:42. We're backup
All come up.
going to command.
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after we're by.
Stand by. this one. 40 MARK. back to the MARK.
Okay, zero left/rlght. picture, waiting for 50 it's ii degrees We're backup up.
button. through Skylabp Houston. an outer gimbal Roger, Dick. 0933. going to take command.
CC DAS here SPT PLT
PLT Stand by. 933 and 0942. Release DATA button, reacquire. Stand by. PLT MARK. Pushing DATA button - zero degrees excuse me, 08 degrees. 8 degrees up and we're pressing down. Cable run to 1026. PLT PLT horizon again. CDR CDR PLT CDR PLT Left/right is holding 1026. Okay, release On my Stand Stand MARK. We're in and pretty going good. to the by.
mark it'll be 10:35. by. by. S190 to SINGLE. at zero
PLT MARK. 05 degrees up at 40. Okay I start at 40 instead of 35. And, that's 6 degrees up now, 6 degrees at - apparently right on the border. CC Skylab, Houston. The DAS is yours. SPT Roger. PLT (Garble) CDR On my mark, it'll be ii:13. PLT Waiting for 11:19. CDR Stand by. CDR MARK. 192 MODE to READY. At 11:20, my next mark. PLT CDR PLT PLT PLT PLT 11:28. CDR CDR CDR PLT SPT PLT PLT CDR CDR PLT Okay, my next mark will be at 12:11. 12:11 coming up. Stand by. MARK. MARK. - - That's 190 MODE to SINGLE. Okay that's 40. 12:35. (Garble) 12:17 MARK, 192 to STANDBY. Rate 12:35. Stand MARK, Stand Stand by for mark. 190 SINGLE by. by for 28. Got started at
MARK. 3 degrees up. (Garble) starts at 12:11.
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right one the
PLT up to 8:13:49. CDR time was off at
Okay, it's a real 10:35. 11:19 was
good run. started at
It look like 10:40 with
10:40 to 11:19. The up angle (garble) was correct. PLT Yeah, and I'm still holding the DATA button here ready to 8:13:49. PLT And DAC will go OFF at that time. CDR Okay_ I'ii have a MODE SINGLE at that time, as well. On my mark it'll be 13:49. PLT Stand by. SPT Stand by. CDR/PLT MARK SPT 190 MODE, SINGLE PLT DAC OFF. Ready for next push button. And we see (garble) degrees up. And, zero degrees (garble) data over. Following interval, you can DAC only at beginning and in the middle. Okay, we want 15:16:55, standing by for it. 3 degrees up zero left/right. DAC only. I don't guess they want the DATA push button pushed. Oh, all right DAC only (garble). PLT Okay, reta=ck 3 degrees up zero left/right. DAC ON at 18:16:55, OFF at 17 and 5 seconds more 28 to 33, 20:28 to 20:33. Okay that's what you do there. PLT Standin_ by for 16:55. CC Skylab, Houston. We're I minute til LOS Madrid comes up in 5 minutes. I'ii call you there. SPT Roger. CDR Okay, at 3 degrees up zero left/right standing by for 55. PLT Stand by. PLT MARK. Okay, DATA push button is being held, DAC OFF 20:28 PAO Skylab Control at 18:18 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station over the North Atlantic has passed out of range of Bermuda. We're 3_i/2 minutes from acquisition at Madrid. At the present time the Skylab crew at work had their second Earth resources activitiy for the day. This morning they made an Earth resources pass from Central America to France to study geothermal energy, ecological balance of the Florida Keyes_ and weather conditions over the North Atlantic and France. At the present time they are engaged in an Earth resources pass to study the Earth limb. This does not require a maneuver of the space station. The space station remains in solar inertial or Sun pointing attitude. And_ the Earth limb observations will be concluded in the next couple of minutes. This is - END OF TAPE
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over PAO the North - - Florida Keys Atlantic and France. and weather conditions At the present time,
they're engaged in an Earth resources pass to study the Earth limb. This does not require a maneuver of the space station. Space station remains in solar inertial or Sun pointing attitude and the Earth limb observations will be completed in the next couple of minutes. This is an attempt to gather data on the exact condition of the Earth's atmosphere by looking through the atmosphere at the edge of the Earth. During the afternoon_ a medical experiment's scheduled on Science Pilot Ed Gibson. The M092 and 93 experiment with limb blood flow. And later today, comet operations to be scheduled once again. S019 operations were done this morning by Bill Pogue. This afternoon, he_ll be doing the 5233 handheld photography of the comet to gather data on its exact brightness and changes in exact brightness. And then late in the evening, comet observation_ have been scheduled on S063 for Commander Cart. Earlier_ there was a discussion of that comet observation. Cart indicating that he had not had experience using the S063 but after checking a little bit more closely, he decided he thought he could handle it without much trouble and he'll get a little bit of assistance probably from one of the other two crew members. Coming up on acquisition of signal at Madrid. We'll bring the llne up live now for air-to-ground. CC Skylab, Houston. Madrid for 9 minutes. PLT Roger, Dick. Okay. I guess cheek the maneuver here. SPT Dick, I think the clouds got to us on that one. I could not locate it at all. CC Okay, Ed. Sorry about that. Thanks for trying. SPT and a storm's tape. CC CDR you kill your CDR l'd ask. at CDR 24:20. PLT Got some coming off the reservation Great Lakes though on lake which I'ii put ice on
Okay, fine. Say, will that bother this AUTO CAL? Did power? Okay. I didn't think so either but I thought Okay. MARK. I'm looking light for a 191 READY EREP light to STOP.
ON at 18.
Okay. going when that
Bravo 7 is reading 34 percent. 34 percent. 192 DOOR, to closed. I'm throuBh now. Okay. CC Skylab, Houston. Sometime around here you get a chance_ we'd like to redo the REG BUS ADJUST we did a while ago. We'd like to rotate back to where
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we were and that's approximately 25 degrees counterclockwise from where you are now on both pots. And I've got a quick question for the PLT and CDR when you get a chance guys. PLT Okay. I've done the REG ADJUST. Take a look at it and press on. CC Okay, Bill. We're coming up in the next several days and several instances where we'll probably be doing some more back-to-back EREPs about this time of day and it was convenient to us today to schedule your - you guys eat period in between the two EREP maneuvers. But we didn't want to do that if it was too cramped and so we wanted to ask you kind of how it went today. CDR That was no problem at all. There was ample time to eat, Dick. CC That's real good. If the timing works out this way again then, we'll probably stick your eat period in the middle there again, like we did today. CDR Very good. CC Okay. And the REG ADJUST looks good to us and CDR, Houston. If you get a moment, I've got a minor correction to your detail pad. CDR Okay. Go ahead. got CC kind of crowded Okay. and we We made - the made a mistake tail end of this on the medical day
conference. It should read, "Carnarvon at 23:54," instead of where it is. This will put it tonight prior to the evening conference which is something we usually try to avoid so that the surgeon can listen to the evening conference prior to talking to you guys. But tonight, it's Carnarvon, 23:54 and l'm not sure whether Story reminded you before I came on duty this morning but your phone call this evening is Vanguard at 02:34. CDR Okay. Got them both. Thank you. CC Okay. Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston. i minute to LOS. Tananarive at 18:44. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 18:31 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now crossing the coast of north Africa and it's passed out of range at the tracking antenna at Madrid. We're 12 minutes from our next acquisition at Tananarive. During this pass over Madrid, Science Pilot Ed Gibson indicated that he has been doing some more observation of Great Lakes ice and snow and will put some information on the ground tapes for dumping later. Science Pilot also indicated he had no luck in seeing experiment TO53. That's the laser beam from Goddard Space Flight Center. Even though the power had been boosted to a i0 watt output, that's about 30 times, the previously expected level. The higher output level is not sufficient to pierce the clouds and that overcast conditions out there apparently didn't interfere with the observation, which is listed in the Flight Plan as handheld 170. And also a rescheduling of the private medical conference now at 23:54 at Carnarvon. Science Pilot saw the Great Lakes yesterday, and recorded ground visual observations team. That B tape recordings that are transcribed indicates that he saw a cloud formation on the Great Lakes. He said the winds a message for the message in the channel in Mission Control and some lake ice - lake he studied the
most thoroughly was Lake Superior. The winds were coming from the north and coming off the Lakes you could see a fairly extensive cloud cover. On the southern edge of the lakes, Lake Superior in particular, most of the southeasterly flow, you might, (garble) So most of the clouds are formed over Lake Superior went on over Lake Huron into the upper part of Lake Michigan and moving in a southeasterly direction. He said the one detail he could see was cloud streets, these long thin rows of clouds forming, forming specific points on the northward side of Lake Superior pretty much equally spaced and growing in width until they finally merged with one another, becoming thicker and thicker. And those cloud streets moved out in a second band over the southeastern United States. They appeared to have a heavier fatter, thicker cloud density all the way along as you moved away from the lakes. And it was clear that these ridges grew right out of the water. They merged clear _ (garble) moved into ridges which merged into one another. But they also maintained their identity by having some troughs in between the cloud streets. So he made a very thorough discussion of the relationship between the lakes and the cloud patterns that he could see in the upper Great Lakes areas. Skylab Control. We're 9_i/2 minutes from our next acquisition of signal. It's now 34 minutes and 22 seconds after the hour.
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PAO Skylab Control at 18:43 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now coming within range of the tracking antenna at Tananarive. The voice relay from there should begin very shortly and we'll have about an 8 minute pass. We'll leave the line up live now for air-to-ground through Tananarive. CC Skylab, Houston; hello at Tananarive for 7 minutes. CDR CC Hello at Tananarive Hello. for 7 minutes.
PLT Hi Dick, PLT here. I have two small a small spot on plat number 2 and 5, they're about a half a millimeter in diameter and they do appear to be opaque. Do you want me to try to clean them or leave them alone? CC Hang on Bill. PLT I just got through trying the camel hair brush and doesn't work. CC Okay Bill, hang on just a second. CC PLT, Houston, I guess for now we'd rather think about them rather than do something a little hasty here. So for now why don't you just let them go. PLT Roger, and also on camera number 6, about the same size spot. All three of them look like tiny little specks of emulsion that had been smeared on the plat. CC Okay, thank you Bill. CDR Dick, the EREP tape remaining is 4.5 centimeters. CC 4.5 centimeters, thank you. CC PLT, Houston. After doing a little bit of thinking about this, we do think it's okay for you to use the SI90A clean procedure that's on the back of the SL the EREP odds and ends cue card if you can take time to do that. We're getting close to LOS Tananarive; Honeysuckle at 19:08. END OF TAPE
SL-IV MC-1877/I Time: 13:50 CDT 01/08/74 CC there.
Skylah, Houston. I was saying to Billp try the on the card to
I understand was that we
I dropped think it's
okay for you, Bill, to the back - third column EREP odds and ends cue or
S190A clean procedure on bottom on the back of the get those little spots off
try to. Over. CDR Roger, Dick. CC Okay, fine. We're going LOS. Honeysuckle at 19:08. PA0 Skylab Control. 18:52 Greenwich mean time. We're now out of range of Tananarive, and concluding that pass over Tananarive for the first time today. 15-1/2 minutes to our next acquisition at Honeysuckle. This is Skylab Control at 52 minutes 38 seconds after the hour. PAO Skylab Control at 19:07 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now coming within the range of the Honeysuckle Creek, Australia tracking antenna. The pass through Honeysuckle Creek is a very brief one, 2-1/2 minutes. We'll bring the line up live now for air-to-ground there. CC Skylab, Houston. Honeysuckle for 2 minutes. SPT Hello, Dick. CC Hi, Ed. CC Skylab_ Houston. We're about 30 seconds to LOS. Goldstone comes up at 19:36. PAO Skyla5 Control at 19:14 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over the North Island in New Zealand and we're out of range of the tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek. 22 minutes and 20 seconds to our next acquisition. That'll be at Goldstone, in Mahova Desert of California. By the time we get acquisition again the Skylab crew should be beginning the M092 run on Science Pilot Ed Gibson, with observer Pilot Bill Pogue. ATM passes, the one that's underway and the one that's upcoming will both be handled by Commander Jerry Carr. Sun relatively inactive today, but still a number of bright points another minor active region being observed by the crew. M092/M093 run is the lower body negative pressure run, and is also being done with the limb blood flow test attempted to determine how much ability the muscles have to aid in the pumping of blood out of the lower body and back into the upper body, after the crew has been in space for 54 days. This is Skylab Control. It's now 15 minutes after the hour. We're 21 from END our OF next acquisition.
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PAO minutes Greenwich California. And
This is Skylab Control at 19 hours 35 mean time. Skylab coming up on Goldstone, the crew at this time involved in ATM
operations. Commander Jerry Cart has the duty at the ATM C&D console. Also, on the Flight Plan for this afternoon is the medical experiment M092/M093 lower body negative pressure and vectrocardiogram experiment. The crew is also scheduled to utilize the SO63 equipment. The - airglow horizon photo instruments. And they'll be looking at the Comet Kohoutek with that piece of equipment. We have about i0 seconds now until acquisition of signal. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS stateside for i0 minutes. And we'd like to have the DAS, so GNS can update the TACS pluse within the thrust level. CDR Okay, you have it. CC Thank you sir. CC Skylab, Houston, the DAS is yours. CDR Roger, thanks. CC Skylab, Houston, we're about 30 seconds from LOS. We're just going to drop out a couple of minutes. I'ii give you a call at Bermuda. CDR Roger, Dick. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS Bermuda for 5 minutes. CDR Roger. CC Skylab, Houston, 50 seconds from LOS. Canary at 19:59. CDR Roger, see you then. CC Okay. PAO This is Skylab Control. Skylab out of range of Bermuda completing our statesdie pass for this revolution. We'll be reacquiring through the Canary Island tracking station, With overlapping coverage from Madrid in about 4 minutes. The change-of-shift press briefing is scheduled for 4:15 this afternoon in the JSC News center briefing Shaffer. END OF room. That will be with Flight Director Phll
CC CDR CC LOS. Flight Tananarive Plans are CDR PAO on that Skylab, Houston. Roger, Dick. Skylab, Houston, Canary we're a a for 9 minutes. from tomorrow's
comes up at 20:19, and in the teleprinter. Thank you, Dick. So
little conversation pass preceeding and Madrid. time Carr, Pilot at The this
with the crew, on this one occupying as
through a major far as Science
Canary Island and part of the crew's
ATM activities time at least
the commander, Jerry Pilot Ed Gibson and
is concerned. Bill Pogue,
And for their next
major activity in the schedule is the M092/M093 lower body negative pressure and vectorcardigram medical experiments. The next station will be Tananarive and we'll pick up there in i0 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 20 hours 9 minutes Greenwich mean time. PAO 18 minutes and with the Skylab last Tananarive CC for 6 minutes. PLT CC CC we're crew pass This is Skylab Control to at 20 hours
standing through of the Skylab,
by now Tanarive. day. Houston,
regain conversation This will be our at Tananarive
Hi, Dick. Hi there. Skylab_ Houston, 1 minute from LOS,
Tananarive. Honeysuckle comes up at 20:43 and we're going to be dumping the data/voice recorder at Honeysuckle. CDR Roger, Dick. And you got IR photos on the shopping list, wonder if you ask the folks to give us a camera to load the IR film in in the event we get to it? CC Okay, we'll try to have that at Honeysuckle for you. PAO Skylah Skylab Control, 16 minutes. we'll regain That completes conversation the
Tananarive the crew negative
passp involved pressure
the last in ATM medical
of the day. observations tests. Ed
And during that pass and the lower body Gibson serving as the runs today. The crew measurement blood to
subject for the lower body negative pressure And there's a variation on that medical test. is running what is called the llmb blood flow on Gibson. pressure cup This test is conducted llke that used in the
by attaching a doctor's office
measure blood pressure. The thigh and is pumped up first and the circumference of the then repeated at 50-millimeters
cup is attached to the left to a pressure of 30-millimeters leg is measured. The test is of pressure and another
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measurement taken. A comparison of the two measurments gives an indication of the quanity of blood pooling in the leg and is in turn an indication of the extent to which the cardiovascular system has gotten out of condition, which the heart and blood vessels tend to do when not working against gravity. As an additional piece of data, Gibson will also tighten and then relax his leg muscles. This leg muscle expansion and contraction assist the blood vessels to expel blood from the leg, pooled blood. By comparing the results obtained in this manner with similar results from preflight tests on Gibson, the surgeons will get an additional indication of the extent to which the cardiovascular system has deconditioned. This is Skylab Control at 20 hours 30 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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MC-1880/I 15:43 CDT
PAO This is Skylab Control at 20 hours 43 minutes. The space station now approaching the southeastern coast of Australia and we'll be picking the conversation up shortly through Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honeysuckle Creek for 9-1/2 minutes. We're standing by to dump the data/ voice tape recorder here, and I have some information on the IR photos if you're ready to copy. CDR Go ahead Bruce. CC on the IR photos 28 from Eikon 02 and load IR i0. IR CDR i0. CC Okay, Nikon 02, if you want to get ahead shopping list items; down load Bravo Victor noting the frame count before you remove it Over. Okay, That's down load Bravo Victor 08 and load
CDR Okay, 28. CC Roger. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston; i minute to LOS, next station contact in ii minutes through Hawaii at 21:03. And we see the CMG number 2 outer gimbal near its stop, you may get a reset, if so just let her go. CDR Okay, looks like our attitude just went bananas right in the middle. We're off 1.8 in X and .2 in Z. CC Okay Jerry, would you load a 3 minute maneuver time and reseleet solar inertial please? CDR Okay. CC And it closed the doors on you as you've probably noticed by now_ we'll talk to you over Hawaii. CC You have to go to stand by or at hold and then reselect SI after loading the maneuver lime. PAO We've had loss of signal through Honeysuckle Creek and Skylab coming up on Hawaii in about 9-1/2 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 20 hours 54 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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MC-1881/I 16:03 CDT
PAO This is Skylab Control at 21 hours 3 minutes Greenwich mean time, wit_ Skylab coming up on Hawaii. And in Mission Control we've - are in the final stages of completing a shift handover. Flight director on duty now is Neil Hutchinson and the spacecraft communicator or CAP COMM is astronaut Bruce McCandless. And we're still looking toward a change-of-shift briefing with offgolng Flight Director Phil Shaffer at 4:15 p.m. in the JSC news center briefing room. Acquisition of signal at Hawaii in about 30 seconds. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii for i0 minutes. Out. CC CDR, this is Houston. Over. CDR Roger, go ahead. CC Roger, as a result of that glitch on the APCS, we see that you started the ATM pass over again here, which is fine, but we would like to be sure he gets the last building block 28 run on this pass. So we recommend that you truncate what you're doing at about 19 minutes time remaining and pickup on the last BB28. Over. CDR Okay, what I did Bruce, was I stopped all the clocks and when the door closed and I just picked up the count when I got back on and got the doors open - I picked up the count again, and we're just pressing on. CC Okay, beautiful. CDR 56 still have the shutter open and everything, all I had to do was open the doer. I think 82B probably changed - changed one frame on me, CC Roger, that's the word we're getting on 82B. CDR whole. CC 82B was the one that was concerning us, Jerry, in that it started - with the 17 minutes over again, why, you wouldn't have had enough time to to press on to the last building block, and we do want to get that last BB28 run. CDR Okay, it looks like 82B is going to get about a 9_minute exposure. Well looks like I can stretch that to 11. CDR anything something CC Bruce, do the guys in the back emerging in the way of maybe a new active up at about 280 at .8 or .9 radius? We'll check on that. room see region of Okay, so we got two halves instead of a
CDR There's a XUV bright spot there, that was been there since this morning, and I saw some H-alpha enhancement there a little while ago. CC CDR, thls is Houston. We have a bi-polar region at that point_ but is not drawing. It has not been
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assigned a never will CDR CC station
number, and be. Over.
Okay. Skylah, this in 3 minutes
is Houston; 1 minutes through Goldstone at
to LOS, 21:15.
PAO Skylah Control. We_ll regaining contact through Goldstone in 2 minutes. We'll leave the line up for that Goldstone acquisition. During the pass over Hawaii and also at the conclusion of the Honeysuckle pass prior to that, heard conversation between CAP COMM Bruce McCandless and Jerry Carr concerning a gimbal drift. And what had happened was that the number 2 control moment gyro outer gimbal had drifted against the stop. This would have corrected itself automatically. However, in the process of resetting there was a small attitude change, and due to the fact that Carr was in the midst of taking data on the ATM instruments, he elected to correct the attitude shift rapidly using the ATTITUDE CONTKOL MODE, which fires 1 or 2 minimum impulse bursts on the thruster attitude control i0 or in so system to correct that attitude ratker than waiting 15 minutes for the gyros to brZng it back in line. And doing the loss of ATM data was minimal, the amount of
TACS gas exspended was also very small and perfectly exceptable for the sort of maneuver. We have about 30 seconds remaining before we acquire signal at Goldstone for this stateside pass. Also our change-of-shift briefing is about to begin. We'll tape the remainer of this stateside pass and play it back immediately following the change-of-shift briefing with Flight Director Phil Shaffer. And we'll shift to the JSC news center briefing END OF room TAPE at this time for the change-of_shift briefing.
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PAO This is Skylab Control, at 21 hours 31 minutes Greenwich mean time. We're currently in contact with Skylab through the Bermuda tracking station. And we've accumulated about 1-1/2 minutes of taped conversation through the previous pass over Goldstone. We'll playback the tape and then stand by for the remainder of the pass live. CC Skylab, this is Houston, through Goldstone for 7 minutes. And we're going to take the VTR here at Goldstone only for a short dump. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 5 minutes through Bermuda at 21:27. Out. for CC 8 minutes. Skylab, Out. Skylab, contact Out. this is Houston, i minute to in 2 minutes through the Canary this is Houston, through Bermuda
CC LOS. Next Islands at CC Canary
station 21:36. and
CC LOS. Next at 22:19.
Skylab, this is Houston, with you through Ascension for 16 minutes. Out. Skylab_ this is Houston, 4 minutes to contact in 27 minutes through Carnarvon
PAO This is Skylab Control, that completes almost continuous coverage over the continental United States with a break from Bermuda to Canary Islands and then again overlapping coverage through Canary Islands and Ascension. And relatively little conversation with the crew. The crew apparently still busy with the ATM observations conducted by Commander Jerry Carr. And the MO92/M093 run which is tying up Science Pilot Ed Gibson and Bill Pogue. They're scheduled to complete those activities at about this time_ and then they have routine housekeeping chores scheduled as well as some comet observations and photography with the S063. And by that time they'll be working their way into the evening meal period. We'll be regaining contact in about 25 minutes. The next station to acquire will be Carnarvon, Australia. This is Skylab Control at 21 hours 55 minutes, Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
MC1883/I 17:18 CDT,
PAO This is Skylab Control. Skylab now approaching the southern coast of Australia. We'll have a low elevation pass through the Canarvon station with the Carnarvon tracking antenna viewing spacecraft nearly on the horizon. That will be a relative short pass and we could find a relative weak signal strength there. The spacecraft will then be picked up through Honeysuckle Creek, Australia. We'll be acquiring signal in about 30 seconds. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon through Honeysuckle for 9 minutes. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute to LOS, with next station a data/voice PAO contact in 14 minutes through Hawaii at 22:42 tape recorder dump at AOS. Out. This is Skylab Control, that completes
our pass over Australia through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle with no conversation with the crew occurring. And as CAP COMM Bruce MeCandless advised them_ we'll be acquiring over Hawaii in about 14 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 22 hours 29 minutes Greenwich mean time. CC This is Skylab Control, we're bringing the line up now for acquisition through Hawaii, this will be the last Hawaii pass of the evening and we should be in contact here for about 6_i/2 minutes. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii for 8 minutes, starting off with the data/voice tape recorder dump if you're not using it, over. PLT Roger, Bruce and I have the photo log if you're ready to copy. CC Fire when ready, William. PLT 16,millimeter, CC If you're reading, we're not copying after the first word 16-millimeter. PLT Roger, we got a bad squeal up here. Okay, 16-millimeter, EREP CAL, Charlie Lima ii, 95 percent, now that was the EREP CAL that was done last evening. EREP 23 plus Earth limb CAL, Charlie Lima ii, 80 percent and that was the stuff that was done today. 35-millimeter, Nikon i, Charlie X-ray, 39, count is 13, Nikon 2, Bravo Vicor 28, count is 25; Nikon 3, Charlie India 113, count is 23; Nikon 4, Bravo Echo 09, count is 15, that anticipates 9 exposures on those S063 comet ops coming up; Nikon 5, Bravo Hotel 06, the count is 04 and that anticipates 3 exposures on the $233 comet ops that's coming up. 70-millimeters, Charlle X-ray 51, the count is 103. ETC, Bravo Whiskey 03, 134. E_EP set X-ray 0051, 2232, 9775, 9137, 0908, 9821. Drawer A configuration; Alfa i, no change; Alfa 2, no change; Alfa 3, no change; Alfa 4, transporter 08
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no supply, take back no change. down CC here. PLT
CC Skylab, PLT this is Houston we've got 1 minute to LOS, next station contact in 5 minutes through Goldstone at 22:54. And I've got a change to your ATM schedule for next pass, the one beginning 23:44, which I can give you now or wait till Goldstone. PLT Give it now, Bruce. CC Okay, on your JOP 2 Charlie, step 6, building block 37, you'll find three 82B exposures over there 1 plus 20, 5 plus 00, and 17 plus 00. And we want to reverse the order of those three exposures in order to insure the longer exposures will be taken on the type i01 film, over. PLT Rog, understand, take the 17 first, the 5, and then the 1.20. CC You got it. PLT Thank you. PAO And that's all through Hawaii, we'll take the line down now and come back up again in about 4 minutes when we reacquire through Goldstone, California. This is Skylab Control at 22 hours 51 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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MC-1884/I 17:54 CDT
PAO This is Skylab Control; we're presently awaitin_ the call to the crew through Goldstone, California from CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. This is stateside pass will take Skylab across the northern part of the United States and out over the eastern seaboard crossing the Great Lakes. And we'll have contact through Goldstone, we don't quite hit the Texas area of coverage on this pass. We'll pick up Texas next revolution, and then on over to Merritt Island and then finally out through the Berumuda tracking station. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone for 5 minutes. For any crew memeber, when you get a moment, we have the med conference coming up Carnarvon this rev at 23:54. And last evening we wound up recording the med conference on the airlock module we'd like someone tape to go recorder. up in the To preclude that this evening, command module and check the 3-3 of the systems check
quiescent comm configuration per page list for panels 9, i0 and 6. Over. CDR Okay Bruce. CC Thank you, Jer. CC next station 23:02. CDR CC 10-1/2 minutes. CC CDR Out. contact Skylab, through Roger. Skylab, this
this is Houston; 1 minute to LOS, Merritt Island in 3-1/2 minutes at
CDR, this is Houston. Go ahead Bruce.
CC Okay, earlier today y'all asked for some IR film so you could take the IR photos tonight, and we gave you a cassette that you could load. Since then, however, it develops that the situation is not quite that simple. From the way Bill read the photo pad - or the photo status report down this evening, we gathered that you've not yet taken the BV28 film out of Nikon 02 for the IR load. The situation that comes up is that you've got two SO63 airglow runs tomorrow morning by the SPT. One of these require the BV28 film, the other requires the infrared film. Probably the simplest manipulative sequence would be to go ahead and leave BV28 in Nikon 02 until after the first SO63 run, then down load it, load the IR film and use the IR film for the second S063 run and go ahead and take your IR photos tomorrow as they're scheduled in the Flight Plan. Over. CC But before you answerp we can acomodate either way, it _s just means that yon have to if you put the IR film in tonight we'll run the SO63 with IR first in the morning and then you can down load the IR and put BV28 back in. And in all fairness, even if you leave it in tonight and take it out tomorrow, BV28 will eventually have to be reloaded anyway to
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CDR on doing out what scheduled
Roger Bruce, we didn't necessarily intend the IR films tonight. I just mainly trying to find cassette was next, not realizing that we were for IR films tomorrow. Okay, I gather from that you're saying stick to the Flight Plan. The only difference is that we need to know in order to build the the right times on them. Over. out Okay, we will not do IR tonight, and we'll of - out of the camera. We'll leave the Okay_ thank attendent. in you very much, and we're sorry
CC you'll sort of it makes to us SO63 pads with CDR leave the BV28 in. for next Out. CC all film
we got about 15 seconds to LOS 7 minutes through Ascension at
PAO And that's all through Bermuda. And we'll be reacquiring Skylab in 6 minutes through Ascension. In the Flight Plan at this time, Jerry Cart is scheduled to be eating his evening meal. It's exercise time for Science Pilot Ed Gibson, and Bill Pogue has the duty at the ATM console. This is Skylab Control at 23 hours 15 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control. We're about to regain contact with Skylab space station through Ascension. This will be our last pass through Ascension Island today. We_ll have contact in about 45 seconds. CC Ascension for 9-i/2 Skylab, minutes. this is Houston, Out. through
CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 23-1/2 minutes through Carnarvon at 23:53, with the evening medical conference. Subsequent station contact now 37 minutes away through Guam at 00:07. We'll talk to you over Guam. That'll be a data/voice tape recorder dump at Carnarvon. Out. CDR Roger, Bruce. We about figured out where all that stuff got recorded last night. Bill was on channel A and I called PTT at the VTS station, and we suspect that probably what was coming over channel B was going right through his mike and right back down again. CC Okay, (laughter), we copy that. So, in other words the command module's in good shape and we Just happen through the airwaves there. CDR Yeah, I think - I think that's what happened, they got recordeded because he had the recorder on and was doing his VTS work on that EREP CAL last night. CC Okay, we copy. Thank you. PAO This is Skylab Control, that's all through Ascension, the last pass over Ascension today. And as you heard CAP COMM Bruce McCandless advise the crew we'll be having the medical conference during the Carnarvon pass. We're scheduled to acquire at Carnarvon in 22 minutes. Our next open loop conversation with the crew will be over Guam in 37 minutes. Thruster attitude control gas usage today was quite low. The total for today so far is 61 pound-seconds. And the estimated use for tomorrow is approximately 30 pound-seconds, All of that associated with the EREP pass. 23 hours 52 minutes or rather 23 hours 32 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control Houston. END OF TAPE
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PAO hours Guam, crew by i0 to
5 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab is approaching we completed the private medical conference with the through Carnarvon, and CAP COMM Bruce McCandless is standing a call through Skylab, Gram this in is about 30 seconds. Houston through Guam for
put in CC minutes.
Out. Skylab, this is Houston. 1 minutes and 40 LOS, next station contact 17-1/2 minutes through 00:33, and the film thread pad is on board. Over. Roger, thank you Bruce. we Skylab now were able to out of range Guam. And determine from telemetry just before infor-
CC seconds till Goldstone at CDR loss PAO of signal
mation coming into the Control Center that the crew had begun to maneuver to attitude for the SO63 observations, photography of the comet Kohoutek. Commander Jerry Carr has charge of that experiment using the ultraviolet airglow horizon camera attached to the scientific airlock. The next station to acquire Skylab that will take border, out over down the will be Goldstone, Skylab in over the across coast the Pacific of Florida at will zero in California coast above for a U.S. the U.S. pass Canadian coming The
Northwest, and finally the Atlantic Ocean.
acquisition at This is Skylah time. END OF TAPE
be about 14 minutes hours 18 minutes
from now. Greenwich mean
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PAO This is Skylab Control bringing up the llne now for another stateside pass. Skylab about to come within range of the tracking antennas at Goldstone, California and we'll be hearing call from CAP COMM Bruce McCandless within about 40 seconds. We also have the Mission surgeon's daily report on crew health. The report reads as follows: "No medical problems exist at this time. The crew seemed quite satisfied with today's activities." The mission surgeon's daily report was prepared by Dr. Jerry Hordinsky. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone, Corpus Christi and Merritt Island for 16 minutes, out. CC Skylab, this is Houston 1 minute to LOS, next station contact in 43 minutes through Carnarvon at 01:32 and we_ll be standing by to receive the evening status report at AOS, Carnarvon, over. CREW Copy. CC See you there. PAO Skylab Control, that completes our U.S. pass through Goldstone, Texas and MILA. During that pass the - two of the three crewmen were eating dinner and the third Commander Jerry Carr was handling the S063 experiment, a first for him this mission. That experiment being used to look at the Comet Kohoutek. We won't reacquire Skylab for 41 minutes as the space station comes around over Australia, we'll be picking up conversation through the Carnarvon tracking station at that time. Crew has a full day scheduled again tomorrow of scientific activities - a schedule in many respects similar to todays with ATM observations scheduled, a major Earth resources pass and the medical experiment series M092 and M093. The Earth resources pass is scheduled to begin tomorrow morning at 15:43 Greenwich mean time or 10:43 central daylight time, as Skylab approaches the western coast of Central America. The pass will continue on over Central America, across the Carbibean and into the North Atlantic ending over France at 16:05 Greenwich mean time or 11:05 central daylight time. Among the targets of interest on tomorrow's Earth resources pass in Central America, the data that the crew will be collecting will be used by principal investigators looking at hot water, steam and lava associated with Central American volcanos. Information will also be of interest to principal investigators attempting to develope techniques for predicting volcanic eruptions in Central America. And in addition Central American data will be used by principal investigators doing mapping of cultural and ecological changes in that area. Out over the oceans, information will be used for sea surface state evaluations and principal investiEators will be attempting to correlate
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sea surface 30 seconds 53 minutes END OF TAPE
state with weather conditions. At 38 minutes now from reacquiring Skylab. At 0 hours Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control.
PAO Greenwich This is Skylab Control at i hours It's been about 41 minutes since Skylab and Carnarvon, we're about Australia. for 31 minutes we
last had contact with communications through we'll be in for go 7
to regain Over Carnarvon We should
be getting a crew contact for about CC minutes, Over. 5.5 heavy,
status report 7 minutes.
Skylab, standing by
this is Houston through Carnarvon to copy the evening status report, Sleep: PLT, 6.5, CDR, 6.0, 6.0 heavy, 6.0 heavy; half light.
ahead. CDR SPT, 6.5,
Roger Bruce. 1.0 light;
Volumes: N/A for today. Drink water Body mass: CDR, 6.315, 6.313, 6.314; PLT, 6.240, 6.240, 6.241. Exercise:
gun: 8288; 4248; 0293. SPT, 6.387, 6.386, 6.387; No change for anyone.
Medications: None for anyone. Clothing: CDR, shorts; SPT, shorts, shirt and socks; PLT, shirt. Food log: CDR, salt zero, deviation plus one lemonade, plus one grape punch, rehydration water plus 2.0; SPT, zero salt, plus 2 biscuits, plus 1 wafers, plus i tuna, plus rehydration tuna, plus 1 1 tea, plus water 18 biscuit, lemon ounces plus i pudding, plus 1 vanilla plus; PLT, salt zero, coffee, rehydratlon water today a assigned
minus 1.0. Flight Plan deviations: for tomorrow's Flight Plan. It's little concern over the amount of
No great deviations beginning to bring up ATM time that's being
per day. We just this evening received a - an ATM overall plan. We're looking at it, we would like to talk about that tomorrow morning at the ATM conference with eye toward increasing the ATM at least one more pass per day. Shopping list accomplishments: TOO2-2, star 16 to near limb on tape 01:55 to 02:05; 2 TOO2-2, star 50 to near limb is on tape at 21:40. All housekeeping was done. S063 comet photo sequence was done. Inoperable equipment: none. Unscheduled stowage: none. And Bruce, a change to the photo log. On Nikon 04, up the count from 15 to 16. CC Nikon 04 the count is 16. We've got all that. And we will he prepared to discuss with you tomorrow. Understand that your that you're not getting enough scheduled. CDR That's affirmative. llke one SPT the should the ATM scheduling concern is over Over. We'd like - we'd
to take a look at the possibility of scheduling at least more pass per day. And I want to make sure that the is - got the lion's share of the assignment, and that CDR and PLT have - probably about one day is plenty. CC Okay, have anything else in mind or we CDR CC go ahead with the evening questions? to do it, you ga_e springs and Bruce. us some increasing new toe No, that ought Okay, yesterday exercises deleting
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We'd like the times associated with the increased of toe rises. Over. CDR The total Delta T will be the same for the springs and toe rises, just convert it all to toe rises over the same span of time. CC Okay, for Bill. On mission day 52, which was 3 days ago, T002, you did not indicate what filters were used. If you recall, could you tell us what they were? And also we would for you to continue calling out marks when the image is aligned? Over. PLT I did not use any filters, and copy on the last remark. CC Reference SO63 day, at 21:24, Okay, another one for Bill, for 64 dollars. airglow ops on day 52, seems to be a popular on this pass the rotation of the A-MS mirror
was fixed and the airglow was acquired by tilting the mirror. Here comes the question. Can you compare the ease of tracking the airglow with this acquisition procedure with tracking the airglow by changing mirror rotation while holding the tilt fixed? Over. any PLT problem. There Yes, I can. I don't see that are two comments I would like there is to make -
within that respect. And that is I'm wondering if we may be able to use that long eye relief on a Nikon, I'd - I'd like to try it once. If they would give us a chance rather than the site. The site has so much of the image truncated that since - I was mislead there on a couple of exposures I think, and I was not tracking the horizon at all. I was tracking the edge of the field of view as it is truncated by the side of the AMS canister. So, that is a suggestion I'd like for them to take under consideration. CC Stand by a second, please. Okay, in reference to your remarks about that, the airglow tracking equipment was not planned to be used with the AMS and had it been the site would have been better positioned. The camera viewfinder can't be used for tracking because the airglow would not be visible through the narrow ban filters. Over. PLT Okay, that's fine, that's a good answer. And then I have one other comment I also made on tape, and that is that you - you can actually lean down and see through the AMS mirror and get a better view of the horizon than yon can looking through the sites. That's how I noticed my error. CC Okay, that's a good input. We got 45 seconds to LOS. Next station contact in 8 minutes through Guam at 01:45. That'll be our last pass for the evening. Does the airglow seem to rotate as fast and move across the mirror Over. as rapidly as it does with a rotating mirror method?
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PLT I there's not enough difference to - to worry about and I I was I would much better stay with fixed rotation and tilt and work with that, rather than try and change the rotation and tilt. CC Okay, understand stay with _ the fixed rotation and acquired tilt. With the reticle not illuminated, how did you position the reticle with respect to the line of the airglow while tracking? Was it mo - was the moonlit Earth a help in tracking? PLT Negative, the moonlit Earth was not a help. And wa the main thing I'm trying to do is look at the position of the camera itself_ and figure what the long axis of the film frame is. And just try to put the horizon across the center of that as best I can. CC Okay, thank you, that winds it up. We'll good night to you over Guam. SPT Good night. PAO This is Skylab Control. We've lost data now from the space station as it - goes over the horizon from Carnarvon, Australia. And the next pass over Guam, as you heard CAP COMM Bruce McCandless advise the crew, will be the last during which we'llplan to have conversations with the crew this evening, before they begin their sleep period. During the pass over Carnarvon, Commander Jerry Cart, as part of the crew status, expressed concern over the amount of time say being Carr assigned for said he would ATM like or Apollo to talk telescope to flight by one per of the most mount observations. controllers tomorrow day. active Today's of scientific
about increasing the ATM passes scheduled for the crew was one
work that they have experienced this mission, with s total of something on the order of 30 hours, 30 man-hours of scientific activities accomplished. We'll be picking up conversation through Guam in 5 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 1 hour 41 minutes Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control, we're coming up now on the last scheduled pass of the day as far as active communication with the crew is concerned. This pass over Guam is predicted to last about 6 minutes. And then following the normal practice we'll allow the crew 1 hour of quiet time prior to their sleep period with no interruptions with communications from the ground. Acquisition at Guam will come in about 30 seconds. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Guam for 6 minutes. Our last pass for the evening, we would like to get an ATM frame count, if you could work that in for us and also I've got a question here on the standard exercise protocal, in that we're still a little bit unsure about what it is you're doing with Method Foxtrot, over. CDR Bruce, I'ii put it on tape again, it depends on the guy, all we did was cancel out all springs and now we're all doing 400 lifts and all the rest of the Foxtrot remains unchanged. CC Okay, the question is brought up down here is that it looks like then it's taking you 5 minutes to do 400 and Ed, 20 minutes to do 400 and Bill, 2 minutes to do 400 and apparently our bookkeeping has broken down. CDR Okay, we'll give you some new numbers. CC Okay, thank you very much. SPT Houston, SPT with the frame count, are you ready? CC Go ahead. SPT 12499, 4249_ 155, 346, 4452, 04_ 056. CC Okay, that last one was 04056, Ed? SPT 4056, that's right. CC Okay, we've got 2 minutes to LOS. Next station contact is in 9-1/2 hours or there about through Ascension, we'll call you at ii:00 Zulu for wakeup. And a reminder the CDR phone call at the Vanguard at 02:34 Zulu, left antenna all the way, over. CDR Okay, 02:34 left antenna. CC Roger, Goodnight. SPT First one thing for the ATM folks before we leave. Out at the white light coronagraph, there's a streamer, very narrow which I'd not seen this morning, which is narrow and (garble) intense for a good distance out, maybe 3 radii out. It's not a helmet type streamer, it's narrow all the way and it appears about 300 or 290 on the disc. CC PAO range of Okay, we copy that, thank you. This is Skylab Control. Skylab out that's the last station over which we of
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expect to have any conversation with the crew this evening. CAP COMM Bruce McCandless bid them goodnight. We'll be giving them a wakeup call over Ascension tomorrow morning at ii:00 Zulu or 6 a.m. central daylight time. And during that pass over Guam, Science Pilot Ed Gibson reported that it noted a change in the solar coronagraph and we're seeing a streamer extending out about 3 to 4 solar radii. He described the streamers as being narrow and intense. Solar scientists here in mission control, say that the fact that the streamer is apparently narrow for its full length indicates that it may be an active region on the backside of the Sun about to come around the - to the front side or appear on the limb. And three solar radii would be a distance of about 3 million kilometers or approximately 2 million miles, a little less than 2 million miles in length, extending outward from the corona. We'll be acquiring Skylab through Goldstone for a stateside pass, where we expect to get data only, no voice communications as we have said. That'll come in about 12 minutes. We will bring the line up for that stateside pass in the event the crew has any last minute subjects they'd like to discuss before beginning their sleep period although as mentioned we don_t expect any conversation with the crew through that stateside pass. At i hour 57 minutes Greenwich mean time, this is Skylab Control, Houston. EN? OF TAPE
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PAO This is Skylab Control and we're going to bring the line up through this Goldstone, Texas, MILA pass coming up in about a minute. As we mentioned previously we don't expect any conversation with the crew, havin_ said goodnight to them over Guam, however should they wish to bring up any last minute topics for discussion we will have the line up. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Corpus Christi. Sorry to bother you, 2 items we need reconfigured before you hit the sack here. First is_ we see detector i on SO55 was left on at ATM panel close out, and secondly it appears that the VTR has not been completely reconfigured per page 11-4 of the MDA checklist experiments since we've got no power on it. Over. PLT Yeah, you're right Bruce. CC Okay, thank you. PLT On the VTR that is. team last CC And the old looking over your shoulder bids you goodnight, and I believe this is our last evening shift of the mission. PLT Night Bruce. Well I'll okay. at least for this stretch. Goodnight. get that VTR power in about i0 Were you going to use it right
CC PLT minutes, now? get
CC Yeah, that's fine, we Just wanted to it before you hit the sack. PLT Okay, thank you. PAO We've had loss of signal now through MILA, and that should be the final goodnight to the crew. Bruce McCandless requesting a couple of last minute configuration changes to the S054_ the video tape recorder. And again wakeup is scheduled to occur tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. central daylight time over the Ascension that will be ii:00 Greenwich mean time. Control at 2 hours 26 minutes Greenwich END OF TAPE tracking station, This is Skylab mean time.
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PAO Skylah Control at 10:57 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now coming - about to come within acquisition of signal through Ascension. We should have the morning wakeup cal] from Story Musgrave here at Ascension, Canary Island and Madrid for the next 15 mimutes. CC Good morning, Skylab. Got you through Ascension, Canaries, and Madrid for 14 minutes. CDR Morning, Story. CC Good morning, Jer. CC Skylab, we're about a minute from LOS. And the nelzt time we'll probably see you will be an hour and 6 minutes at the Vanguard at 12:20. Guam has a problem with their S-band, and we may pick you up over Guam. If we do it will be in about 26 minutes at 11:40. SPT Morning, Story. Talk to you then. CC Okay, and if you're ready for it at the next staticn we'll have the news for you. SPT Okay, very good. Thank you, Story. PAO Skylab Control at 11:16 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station has moved out of range of Madrid. Our next acquisition is 24 minutes away at Guam. Skylab crew was awakened over Ascension at ii:00 Greenwich mean time by Story Musgrave, the spacecraft communicator. The Flight Director on duty is Milton Windier. Today's activity includes 4 hours and 16 minutes on the solar instruments, the ATM panel. It's the totsl data take time. There are seven optional handheld photography sites listed on the crew's Flight Plan. Also a run of the M092/M093 with limb blood flow experiments, that's vectorcardiogram and lower body negative pressure heart checks, the checks of the cardiovascular system. They will be performed on Jerry Carr beginning about 16:35 this morning with Pilot Bill Pogue acting as observer. So a number of other operations scheduled for today including an Earth resources pass along track 28. The pass lasts 22 minutes and covers a total of 6300 miles. Next acquisition is 22-1/2 minutes away. This is Skylab Control at 17:40 after the hour. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 11:39 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now 56 seconds from acquisition of signal at Guam. The pass through Guam may have some difficulty again with S-band as Story Musgrave pointed out at the end of the last pass. But we'll bring the line up for a pass lasting about 7 minutes here. We'll then have a brief interruption before we're acquired again at Honeysuckle. The line is live now for air-to-ground at Guam. CC Skylab, AOS through Guam for 5 minutes. PLT Rog. Read you fine and square, Story, standing by for the news. CC S190 platens PLT real good. CC the CC ready to emerge Okay Bill, while l_ve got you, did that's 2, 5, and 6 cleaned yesterday? That's affirmative. And everything Thank you. from President a period Nixon marks his of introspective 61st birthday today seclusion with you get
a fresh effort to halt the erosion of Watergate on his presidency, senior aides said. Several aide§ acknowledged that the strains of the past year have taken their toll on Nixon's physical vigor. But they described him as determined to lead the renewed comeback campaign. They said part of it includes giving cabinet members more visible responsibilities, continuing presidential stress on foreign affairs, and a White House reorganization with Vice President Gerald R. Ford assuming a broad role in congressional and domestic affairs. The possibility of a U°S.-Cuban dialogue on the renewal of diplomatic relations was under study at the State Department following reports of Cuba's willingness to consider the subject under certain circumstances. Cuba's ambassador to Mexico, Fernando Lopez Muino, said his government is "ready to discuss, not establish," relations with the United States if Washington is prepared to end its support of the 9-year,old hemispheric embargo of the Caribbean island. Jody Dietrich, age 6, was refused admittance to a Miami Beach hospital 2 months ago because his parents couldn't pay for the lifesaving heart surgery their son needed. Jody underwent surgery Monday at St. Francis Hospital to repair a faulty heart valve. And he is doing just fine today with the operation a success, the hospital said. By the time of the surgery, more than 4,000 had been donated to the youth, including 2_000 from a "marijuana dealers association." None of it will be needed however, two surgeons donated their skills and the hospital is picking up the tab for Jody's care. New Mexico State University regents have agreed to plan for a solar heating and cooling system to be installed in the school's proposed agriculture department building. Specifications
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indicate the system, approved Monday, will require 80 percent less energy than a conventional system of comparable capacity. Large undersea oil fields have been discovered off Brazil's northeast coast_ the newspaper O Globo reported. The paper said Brazil's state-run oil monopoly, Petrobras, was producing 1,000 barrels a day at the oil field. Scientists who say they know little more about whales than Captain Ahab knew about Moby Dick plan to use space age electronics to find out how the massive animals live. The marine scientists said they hope to be able to study whales in their natural environment for the first time. They hope to find out why some species of whales are threatened, and what can be done about it. The scientists plan to attach sensing devices to whales and then track their movements for up to a year. Eventually, they said, the tracking would be done by satellites. A new volcanic island in the Pacific, still too hot to step on, has been claimed by Japan. The island is about 600 miles south of Tokyo, is about 5 times the size of a football field and has six active volcanoes. Barksdale Air Force Base near Shreveport has suspended practice, bombing practice at the Matagorda Island, Texas bombing rangewhile rare whooping cranes are nesting on the nearby Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Major Wood, Barksdale public information officer, said Monday the suspension would remain in effect until the cranes again leave the refuge on the Southeast Texas coast. And that's it for the morning. SPT Thank you, Story. PLT Do you have the recorders, Story? CC Yeah, we're dumping the data/voice here, Bill. PLT Thank you. CC And we're a minute from LOS. The next station is the Vanguard in about 35 minutes at 12:20. PAO Skylab Control at 11:50 Greenwich mean time, The Skylab space station is now out of range of Guam. Our next acquisition is 31 minutes away. That will be at Vanguard. The Honeysuckle pass has been canceled for this overflight, so we'll have our next acquisition a little more than 30 minutes away. That was the morning news read up by Story Musgrave. This is Skylab Control at 50 minutes 24 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control at 12 hours 20 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now 55 seconds from acquisition of signal at Vanguard. The pass through Vanguard will last about 6_i/2 minutes. We'll bring the line up llve now for spacecraft communicator Story Musgrave. CC Skylab, AOS through the Vanguard for 7 minutes. PLT CC CDR Roger, Story. Jerry, Houston. Go ahead.
CC On a noninterference basis with your ATM work, sometime in the next half an hour or hour I'd like to discuss what you'd like on updating your onboard master anomaly list. CDR Okay. I'ii have a couple of spare minutes shortly. CC Okay, let me know. CC Skylab, welre a minute to LOS. 14 minutes to Canaries at 12:40. CDR See you at Canaries, Story. CC Okay, Jer. PAO Skylab Control at 12:28 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now over Brazil, out of range of the tracking antenna at Vanguard. Our next acquisition ii minutes and 44 seconds from now will be at Canary Island. This is Skylab Control at 28:30 after the hour. END OF TAPE
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Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now coming within range of the tracking antenna at Canary Island. The pass through Canary Islands and Madrid will last 14-1/2 minutes. We'll bring the line up live now. A handover is just beginning here in Mission Control, with Milton Windler's team about to he about to go off duty and Spacecraft Communicator the line up Madrid. CC Canaries CDR discussion and Story Musgrave about to be replaced. live now for air-to-ground at Canary Skylab° We're 14 minutes. Roger, Story. back And, with you We'll bring Island and through with your
CC Okay, Jer. We're thinking we can save you a little bit of time incorporating changes to your master anomaly list that's in your Flight Plan book by not sending up anomalies that you're very familar with and that you're working with every day, such as the TV input station that you replaced, the star tracker failures, the fact you're running with 82B and XUV monitor doors open, we're feeling maybe you don't want to have to incorporate those changes, but we're interested in your philosophy on, the other hand maybe you'd like a history of these anomalies and we just like to know what you want on those. CDR No, I think we can do along - get along fine without them. There's no real need to compile a big history up here and why don't we just figure on doing that. Leave the stuff that we're really familar with out. CC Okay, and let me Just run down, if you got 30 seconds here a quick list of things and you can give me a yes or no on them. CDR CC CDR CC CDR bags that dump CC through CDR problem. CC heater CDR CC CDR your CC EVA? CDR on all the All right. The TV input station replacement. No, we don_t need it. Star tracker? Negative. The TAL? difficulty ejecting urine disposal with
intimately running with
The fact you're the time? Negative. The ATM C&D Negative. The PCU
fluctuation? had during timer.
leak you kind
of a one
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CC The S019 cassette number 3 that Jammed? CDR Go ahead and send that one up. CC Okay. And, the S183 carousel problem? CDR Yeah, well let's send that one up too. CC Okay. And_ the S055, the delta, the 80 count delta that's on the indicator and the intermittent first and second digit problem? CC It's - CDR
CC philosophy CDR CC 30 minutes
Okay, thanks. That gives us a general get those three to you. Thanks. Okay. Thank you, Story. Skylab. We're a minute to LOS. About Carnarvon at 13:23. we'll
CDR Roger, Story. PAO Skylab Control at 12:55 Greenwich mean time. The Skylah space station now out of range of Madrid. Our next acquisition is at Honeysuckle, that's 32_i/2 minutes away. This morning Commander Jerry Carr is at work at the ATM console. He'll take the first couple of passes, the first couple of daylight cycles on the ATM. And, atmospheric operations are being planned by Science Pilot Ed Gibson who's working with the S063 airglow on ultraviolet airglow instrument. That camera operation is scheduled to begin about 14:40 today, and he's doing a repair Job on that. He's also doing operations photography of the rice seeds, this morning, to see how the growth is progressing with the seeds that were planted a few days ago. And, this morning Pilot Bill Pogue is at work with some housekeeping activities and also will be doing his exercise period in the beginning. Earth resources pass scheduled to begin at 15:43 Greenwich mean time and that crosses the Atlantic Ocean. acquisition, Control. END OF TAPE it's 56 central America, Caribbean Sea, and 31 minutes 45 seconds to our next minutes after the hour. This is Skylab
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PAO Skylab Control at 13:27 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over northern Australia about to be acquired through the tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek. The pass through Honeysuckle Creek will last 8 minutes. We've had a handover in Mission Control. The spacecraft communicator on duty now, Dick Truly. And Flight Director who's just come on is Phll Shaffer. bring the line up live now for the Honeysuckle pass. crew will begin Earth resources pass this morning at Greenwich mean time. That's a couple of hours away. CC Skylab, Houston. Good morning. hello from the Purple gang. We're at Honeysuckle for and we're dumping the data/voice recorder here. CDR Good morning, Purple guys. CC Hi, Jer. You guys having a good morning? the We'll Skylab 15:43 And 8 minutes
CDR Well, we're off and running. CC I don't have a whole bundle of things to tell you guys this morning, but Ed, when you get through, whenever this morning, you get through trying that S063 MAL taping those batteries and so forth, why don't you let us know how it turned out. No hurry on our part to know. SPT Okay, Dick. That's all done and it's working great. CC Good show. Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston. We're 45 seconds from LOS. Bermuda at 14:11. See you then. SPT So long_ Dick. CC See you, Ed. PAO Skylab Control at 13:37 Greenwich mean time. Skylah space station now over the South Island of New Zealand, is 34 minutes from its next acquisition of signal at Bermuda. Very quiet morning. Dick Truly's just come on duty saying his first good morning to the crew. Crew awakened this morning at 6 o'clock over Ascension and have had a relatively busy day already. They've started their experimental work at 7 o"clock central daylight time at 12:00 Greenwich mean time, about an hour and a half ago, with Jerry Carr working at the solar instruments this morning and Science Pilot Ed Gibson working with the S063 ultraviolet airglow instrument doing some preparations with it and also checking on - out a malfunction on the instrument. And shortly, he'll be going to work taking photos of the rice seeds growing in the Skylab space station, an educational experiment suggested by a high school student in Nebraska. Pilot Bill Pogue has done some houskeeping and is now in his exercise period. At the time, the Earth resources pass preparations will begin, 14:45 is the
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scheduled time for the beginning of the preparations. The actual pass time, 15:43 to 16:05 Greenwich mean time today. Along a 6300-mile track. That track includes sites in Central America where the Skylab crew will be taking data on volcanic and geothermal sources. That hot energy region may provide data for gathering - for detecting other sites that may be suitable for mining of geothermal energy by drilling a very short distance down in the ground. It may be possible to bring electricity out of the Earth's inner heat, providing either steam or by a dry-steam method. That will be the crew's 21st survey of the Earth's resources, includes Central America, an area of Honduras to be mapped in detail using Skylab data. And weather condlt_ons over the North Atlantic_ study of again being oceanography studied toda_ and worldwide as part weather. of a In very thorough addition to
the Earth Resources Survey, the astronauts are making a number of photographs of Earth phenomena with their small handheld cameraa. Among the area selected for visual observation and photography geological features today are in Central sea ice America in the gulf of St. and the Colorado Lawrence,
Guadalope river basins in Texas. Also, today at approximately 2200 hours, the Skylab crew will be asked to try and observe the T053. That's a Goddard laser experiment, to determine whether or not lasers can be detected with ease at relatively low power outputs and that is scheduled to be made later this afternoon. 51 minutes 30 seconds to our next acquisition of signal. It's 40 minutes after the hour, and this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE
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PA0 Skylab Control at 14:10 Greenwich mean time. The Skylah space station now just off the coast of South America is about to be acquired through the tracking antenna at Bermuda. We're 50 seconds from acquisition there. The spacecraft communicator is Dick Truly and the Bermuda pass will last about 8 minutes. SPT CC for if SPT the M133 we CC can SPT CC get Hello, Houston, SPT. Hello, SPT; go ahead. Dick, are you malfunction test? cranked folks in the backroom ready
Tell you what, Ed, stand by. Let me see up real quick here. Okay. SPT, Houston_ affirmative. We have data tell me where step 3 yet? That's affirm. SELECT to OFF you are in the mal message.
now. Have you been Are you down through SPT I have the go to left 60 CC seconds SPT SPT ELECTRODE DEG. and let
I'm waiting for step 4. right now and I'm ready to DEG for
Okay, why don't you go to left us tell you what we see. You got it. MARK.
CC Okay. CC SPT, Houston. We're continuing to look at our data so just leave it on there and I'ii let you know when to turn it off. SPT Okay. CC SPT, Houston. Looks llke we are gettlmg valid data oll the ground in this configuration. So, we're looks llke we have found the loose connection. When I under_ stand a little better later on today we'll try to get back to you and tell you more about what we found. But you can go ahead and secure the test - test. It looks like a success to us. There's no reason to continue these following steps here. SPT Okay, thank you, Dick. Itm not sure what's been done. The configuration I have is that the cap is plugged in but not on. And also I have gone through the M133 tape changeout. Maybe there was a loose connection that got plkked up in that process. CC Okay, Ed; understand. And thanks for getting ahead. We appreciate it. SPT Thank you r Dick. We got the 63 mal and 63 ATR (garble) for the ED61 ops done. And I got a little start on the exercise and also the 133 stuff is done now. I'm wondering if there's a way of squeezing in an extra ATM pass sometime today with that extra a little bit of Juggling.
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I know we got some EREPs going so we're not Sun centered, but we're solar inertial a good part of the time but I'd appreciate doing what you could. CC Well, why don't you let us look at it? SPT Thank you. CC Skylab, Houston; we're about a minute from LOS. Madrid comes up at 14:23. We're going to dump the data/voice recorder at Madrid. And incidentally this Flight Plan today - this upcoming data/voice recorder dump and also one that occurs, oh, a couple or 3 hours from now are absolutely mandatory for us to manage the tapes this morning. So, we will be dumping there at Madrid. I'ii give you a call there. SPT Okay, Dick, so long. CC Okay. PAO Skylab Control at 14:20 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station moved out of range of the tracking antenna at Bermuda. We're about a minute from acquisition of station again at Canary Islands and Madrid. This pass through Canary Islands and Madrid will last about 9_i/2 minutes. Science Pilot Ed Gibson indicated during that last pass that he's moved well akead of the Flight Plan today. He's already about an hour in advance of where we'd expect him to be at this time, and so he's done about 150 percent of the expected work already this morning. And he asked if it'd be possible to work in a little extra solar observation time, another ATM pass. This is something that Commander Carr mentioned last night in his evening status report that the crew would be pushing for more time to observe the Sun in each working day. They have a little more than 4 hours of total time for data taking today. And we're coming up live now on Canary Island and Madrid. CC Skylab, Houston; we're AOS Madrid for 8-1/2 minutes. And, Ed, when you got a chance, I got a couple of quick questions for you on the M133 stuff we Just did. SPT CC procedure. - the cable Go ahead, Dick. Okay, first of all let's talk about the And in steps 2 and 3 when you were to verify connections that are listed there in the
message, if you still have it, did you just look at them or did you disconnect them and reconnect or did you Jiggle them or - or exactly what did you do to verify those? SPT Okay, I just made sure that each one of them was firm, but I did not reconnect them; take them off and reconnect.
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SPT However, there was one connection, the one going into tape recorder number 2, which I did disconnect for the tape changeout. That's the only one I did disconnect, however . CC grabbed hold and then let SPT Okay, and the others and just made sure they were it go at that? Correct. you just kind of firmly connected
CC Okay. Let me ask you a question on the tape change procedure. In step 1 of the tape message it says get a needle - wetre trying to - the problem is we're trying to keep up with the needles. And it says either take the needle that you previously used, or if it's not available obtain a syringe and we need to keep up with how here. SPT I think with a needle to know which many needles from the of those and where microbiology you did just they are. needle washed kit to
Dick, that's a utility left it for us. We_ve
we've had it out
and used water with for utilities. It flushed many times CC know had you gotten and apparently not. Thank you much, Ed.
it many times and we Just left it around was pretty clean because it had been with just plain water and dried. Okay, that's great. We just wanted to another So we one out of the microbiology got the information we need. kit;
SPT You're welcome, Dick. be interested to know we got one more piece inside the wild moth jar; only one new one That makes a total that I can count in here six.
Dick, you may of life up here that I can see. of five approx crowded Story
CC Okay, great. It's really getting up there, huh? Hey, listen, Ed, I don't know whether told you this morning, but your phone call this evening is Ascension at 22:37, and I'll remind you again. SPT Thank you. END OF TAPE
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CC CDR, Houston. We still got about 3 minutes left here at Madrid and the ATM guys in the backroom are real interested in the activity on the Sun particularly around the southeast limb. If you have a chance during these next 3 minutes, they'd sure appreciate a voice update on that. CDR Okay. I'ii have to stop my little mini m%ni-MAR here in order to do it. CC No. Don't do that Jet. after CDR I finish Okay. here. I'ii get them to you first pass
CC Okay. That'll be fine. CC Skylab, Houston. We're a minute from LOS. Carnarvon comes up at 14:56 and SPT, Houston. It appears preliminarily that we will be able to get at least a portion of an extra ATM pass sort of in the middle of the day, it's not real obvious and right now we're juggling conflicts between data-take time, stows, preps and so forth, but we'll have it worked out if it's possible and and get it back up to you as in plenty of time. SPT Thank you, Dick. Appreciate what you can do. CC Okay. PAO Skylab Control at 14:32:30 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over eastern Europe and that concludes the pass at Madrid. 24 minutes to our next acquisition at Carnarvon. At the present time here in Mission Control, the Flight Directors and the Flight Activities officer are trying to reschedule the Flight Plan for this afternoon. Science Pilot Ed Gibson has already completed all of his morning activities and has begun his exercise period more than an hour in advance. And, he's completed some afternoon activities including the malfunction procedure on the M133, that's a sleep monitoring device that has been acting erratically the last several nights and telemetry has not been very good on the M133, so he did that malfunction procedure. It wasn't scheduled to take place until about 19:08, today and he's concluded that already this morning. So, right now it looks llke between 18:28 and 19:15 Greenwich mean time, he may have time for an ATM pass as Dick Truly mentioned to the crew there is still some juggling going on to determine whether or not we can make all of the necessary changes to the Flight Plan to allow that extra hour of science research to be do_e this afternoon. But, it looks very good right now. That will give them a total of more than 5 hours on the ATM panel today. That's of data_take time. One of the things tkey do have to watch out for is the upcoming Earth resources pass to be made at the end of this revolution as the spacecraft comes over Central America. Includes sites
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in Honduras, potential sources of electric power, the geothermal energy sources in central America, and also a powerful weather front that crosses from the northern part of Florida, out across Bermuda, and around a large looping course around the North Atlantic. That weather front is reported to be producing winds up to about 60 miles an hour in an area Just to the east of New Foundland. In addition to the spacecraft overflight there will also be a C130 aircraft making an underflight to determine additional data on that storm - storm and weather conditions over that area. That flight willbe taking off from Langley this afternoon, or later this morning. The flight goes from Langley and lands at Gander Air Force Base in New Foundland. We'll bring the llne up again 21 minutes from now when we reach Carnarvon. It's now 34 minutes 45 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE
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PAO Skylab Control time. Skylab space station is now acquisition of signal at Carnarvon,
at 14:55 Greenwich just about to come Australia. This
mean within pass
through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle is a - virtually overlapping a short intermission of about 35 seconds between the two passes and will last a total of 16 minutes. Skylab crew now within an hour of their Earth resources pass that they'll be making during the remainder of this revolution as they begin over the Pacific Ocean to the south of Guatemala and Honduras. Bringing the communicator. and about Jer . CDR XUV Okay. What I'll do is Just describe the CC Honeysuckle CDR the CC Sun line up live now for Dick Truly, Hello ready to at to listen. the spacecraft
Skylab_ Houston. 16 minutes. Roger, Okay. Dick. We're I_m ready
Carnarvon talk to Go you ahead,
MON and the white light coronagraph and then H-alpha. CC Okay. CDR On the XUV MON, the active region 12 is pretty much gone. There's just a little bit of fuzz on the west llmb there. Active region 14, 15 and 16, are about
the same, 16 has come around the limb a little bit more, there's quite a little bit more bright area there. The little bipolar region that I mentioned yesterday that was enhanced in H-alpha is got three spots in XUV right now. And they're a brighter than they were yesterday. There was one bright spot yesterday that was below active region 14, about - Oh, I guess about 0.3 of a radius below it. And it's there again today and a little bit brighter. And that's essentially it. The coronal holes at the caps are quite clear and we have a filament channel that extends above the coronal hole at the south pole falls short of CC did Okay. today, about back about CC you CDR see almost up to active region 16. It it, oh actually, more around active Okay. actually region 15.
CDR, Houston. Do you see anything, or above the limb in the southeast region? I_ll get to that in a minute. eoronagraph: Between that in yesterday Ed it, was it's and talking now reduced it's down de-
the this yesterday, down the
large wide streamer that had three spikes again. It's a the base, hut's
to two spikes same width at
at the top. And then mentioned, I believe, grees, it looked like
I remember, yesterday to the ground that up another spike, a long
evening Ed at about 300 narrow spike.
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It was beginning to form. That's still there this morning. And, to me, and on the picture l've got here that I took, it looks like it's narrower at the base, at the occulting disk than it is further out. It seems to be more like a ray. Then in between this ray and a large streamer down below, there seems to be a fuzzy area beginning to extend out. It looks like it might turn into a streamer and that's at about 270. Then over on the other side of the Sun on the west limb, the wide streamer that extends from about 2 or 3 o'clock, is not any wider at the base or out at the end. However, some of the material in the middle is kind of dropped out, so what you've really got is a spike at about 2 o'clock, and a spike at 3 o'clock. And then it begins to dim out a little bit in between, in the wide band in between. And that's it on the white light coronagraph. And then in H-alpha, active region 14, now, is three sunspots. You've got the one bright one that was there yesterday, there's one out ahead of it about 45 arc seconds to the west and then to the east of it about 50 arc seconds, there's kind of a weak floppy-looking area that looks like it might solidify into a sunspot or something. It shows up in the white light display of the XUV slit. And - Let's see) the bright spot that I mentioned, that's below active region 14 that's at about 110.3. We have H_alpha enhancement there and I got a oxygen Vl count of about i000. Active region 15 doesn)t look like much. It's not very interesting and not very hot. The three XUV spots I saw do have H_alpha enhancement They're not very - not very hot, but it's better developed than it was yesterday. Prominence 64 is clear and more pronounced than it was yesterday, but it's about the same size. Active region 16 is a fairly simple active region, it's not too hot. Oxygen Vl maximum count I could get was about 2000. It's one single sunspot. And then below it) on that east llmb about 20 degrees below it, there's a little bit of surge activity, a couple of small areas where surges are about two to three times the heighth of the spicules in that area, CC Okay, Jerry. Copy. CC CDR, Houston. One question for you, in addition to what you asked. On your XUV, did you see any brightening at all above the southeast limb? CDR Right over active region 16, there's good deal oi! brightening and the brightening does extend bit further to the south and to the north. But it's not pronounced, CC CDR brightening at the Okay, Jerry. Anything No. That's about it. limh is right over active else? The main region XUV 16. a a little too
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CC Okay, CDR. Sure appreciate the real good briefing and the guys will be using it to plan the res to take a look at the rest of the day and also this extra ATM pass looks like we may get. While you're thinking about that, let me give you a note for a couple of your succeeding daylight cycles_ Jerry. And I don't think it's necessary for you to be looking at the ATM schedule pad for this. But on two of your daylight cycles that are coming up later, at the end of them there's a powerdown listed for a S063 maneuver later for a S183 maneuver and ATM advises he would like you to use the powerdown for EREP cue card when those show up in the schedule pad. CDR Will do it. CC Okay. A couple of more things. When you and Bill have a chance, I_ve got some EREP pass weather for you. And also, I realize that SPT, right now_ is busy on SO63, but the Possibly just before LOS, he and Bill might have time, but at least when he and the PLT have time to talk to me for a minute, both looking at their Summary Flight Plans, I think we have an easy way to give Ed an extra ATM pass. CDR Okay, Dick. And we're ready to listen to the weather. CC Okay. It's improving - continuing to improve. It's very much the same track, as you know, that done the last couple of 3 days. And each day the weather's getting a little better. END OF TAPE
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CC - - at the end of them there's a powerdown listed for S063 maneuver and a later for an S183 maneuver and ATM advises he'd like you to use the powerdown for EREP cue card when those show up in the schedule pad. CDR Will do it. CC Okay, a couple more things. When you and Bill have a chance l_ve got some EREP pass weather for you. And, also I realize that SPT right now is busy on S063, but the _ possibly just before LOS he and Bill might have time but at least when he and the PLT have time to talk to me for a minute, both looking at their Summary Flight Plans I think we have an easy to get Ed an extra ATM pass. CDR Okay, Dick. And, we're ready to listen to the weather. CC Okay. It's improving continuing to improve. It's very much the same track as you know that you've done the last couple of 3 days and each day the weather's getting a little better. Looks like that prior to crossing the Central American coast is a bubble of Just about clear air and the first portion of the land mass there in Central America will be somewhere around 2000 foot scattered. It will get a little more cloudy on the eastern shores there then as you cross up across Cuba and the Bahamas, that should be very good, some occasionally some scattered to broken clouds. Then again, as you cross the North Atlantic it's goin_ to vary that that - there is a big low out to the east of the Eurasian land mass there so it's going to vary between some clear spots and also some fairly heavy cloud cover but it won't cover quite the large areas that it has. The coast of France as you cross it should be pretty clobbered we think. CDR Roger, copy. CC Okay. CC And, CDR, Houston. One item on the ATM powerdown on S055. We need to line scan please. CDR Roger. CC Thank you. CDR Dick. Confirm you want 528 on the grating doesn't add up to anything on the - on my chart up here looks right. It looks like it might be 518. CC Stand by. CC CDR, Houston. The backroom confirms that 528ts the number that they desire. CC CDR, Houston. l'm not sure that I got caught in a handover there, but the backroom confirms that 528 is the number they desire. CDR Okay. 528 mechanical ref. CC Okay. that that
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CC Skylab, Houston. It's time for our pre-EREP reg adjust if anybody's - anybody's available to do it for us. What we'd like this morning is both reg adjust pots 1 and 2, rotate about 20 degrees clockwise, that's 20 degrees clockwise and for your information with the beta going up and the daylight periods getting longer and longer it turns out that we're not after this EREP we probably are not and it. CC CC before we before we know. We to Okay. Bill, we'Xe about a minute and 15 seconds get into sunrise and we really need to get there can give you a really good haoks_ but I_ll let you still have about 2 minutes in tke pass so_ go back going to remove this adjustment and we'll go with it let it stay here until further notice. PLT Okay. I just made it. Take a look at
what you're doing. That's fine. PLT Okay. CC And, PLT, Houston. If you've got your summary flight plan there and have a minute I can explain to you what the options are on - to get Ed this extra ATM pass that involves both of you guys and then during the LOS or sometimes you can talk to him and tell us which way you guys would like to do it. Either way we get the ATM pass. PLT Okay, press on. CC Okay. The cleanest way to do it, if you'll look at your column and also Ed's, down there about 18"30. you notice he has an S063 AST-3 and then down at about 19:30 you have an S063 comet prep 3 prior to your comet ops. The cleanest way to do it is just to swap those two. You would do the stow and then eat and he would do the prep after his ATM pass which we"re going to stick in there right after his S063 AOT. Another way that you might do it is you just shorten your eat period and you pick up both the stow and the prep, if you would prefer to Either way you'd get the stow and if you'd like to also do the prep, since you're going to do the ops that'd be okay with us. That would free up Ed for a good bit of time there that he could do science demos but really doesn't matter to us, if you'd just let us know which way you guys would like to handle it, we_ll give you the supporting information and - a little Bit later. PLT Okay, why don't I go ahead and do both of those, because I have chili for lunch and that's not going to take me long. CC Okay PLT Why don't I just do the S063 Alfa Sierra Tango 3 and we'll just call it quits at that. CC Okay. Suits us fine and we'll - we'll give you any supporting information you need and we'll
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look at the Flight Plan based on that. We're about LOS here. I'ii give you a call at Texas at 15:43. there. Dick.
to go See you
SPT Thanks very much for working that out, What time would the ATM pass start? CC It's at about 18:28 when you'll get there, you'll arrive there right after your S063 A0P and we'll have a plan for you when you get there. PAO Skylab Control at 15:13 Greenwich mean mean time. Skylab space station is now south of New Zealand out of range of the tracking antenna at Honeysuckle Creek. Our next acquisition is a little less than 30 minutes from now at Texas. By the time we have acquisition of signal on this next pass we should be underway with the Earth resources pass, that's scheduled to begin at 15:43 Greenwich mean time, or 10:43 a.m. central daylight time and it will run just 22 minutes until 16:05 Greenwich mean time, that's 11:05 CDT. It's a 6300-mile-long pass. Begins about 500 miles from the coast of Nicaragua over the Pacific Ocean and it concludes as the space station crosses the English Channel near the northernmost point of the space - spacecraft's orbit, that's at 16:05. Fourteen Earth resources study sites have been listed for today's pass. They include a mapping project in Honduras a potential new source of electric power and a powerful weather front over the North Atlantic. All these are subjects of special interest for the Skylab crew today. Skylab astronauts will be using the space station's electronic sensors and six of the seven Earth reso - Earth observing cameras, the Earth terrain camera is not going to be installed in the airloek for today's observations. And, they'll be using the other six cameras however in the 190A multlspectral photographic facility and all the electronic sensors to gather data for more than a dozen research projects during the morning pass. Hot steam and related geothermal energy sources in Central America will be underneath the instruments today, With the new information that's gathered by the spacecrew on such geothermal sources, many areas may be identified as containing potential sources for electric - electric development based on the Earth's inner heat. A NASA C130 will be flying beneath the space station to gather additional information about a huge weather front over the North Atlantic. That stormy area has winds of more than 50 miles an hour and swoops from northern Florida to Bermuda, in the mid-Atlantlc and north to Newfoundland. The center of it is clear and the the the the Skylab space station will have the opportunity of front from a number of different angles. They'll front once and through a clear area in its center east coast and then up again through the front as seeing pass off they
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