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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ll hours, January 20, day 66 for the crew of Skylab IV. Wakeup call coming through the MILA tracking station as Skylab space station now on its 3621 revolution. On duty, flight director Don Puddy, flight CAP COMM is Bob Crippen. The wakeup call scheduled to go through the MILA tracking station in approximately 30 seconds. Throughout the night CMG number 2 acted up periodically, frequent glitches throughout the night. However, flight director Puddy describes these glitches as within the parameters of all previous MUSIC CDR CC MUSIC Marines Hymn Morning, Crip. Good morning.

CDR Playing our song. CC Yes, yes. Had to get one special for you there, Jer. _ - was down here tonight. CC Skylab, Houston, we are 1 minute from LOS, Next station contact in 4 minutes through Madrid at 11:18. For your information, the VTR is all cleaned off and you got a full 30 minutes available to you. CDR Thank you, Crip. Talk to you later. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours 15 minutes with loss of signal through Bermuda. Next acquisition in 2 minutes 25 seconds will be the Madrid tracking station. Today, mission day 66, finds astronauts Gerald Carr, Ed Gibson, Bill Pogue, spending 5 hours of solar observations. The astronauts t activities today include photographic and electronic sensing of Earth resources, experiments with the astronaut maneuvering unit 509, medical life science experiments, lower body negative pressure and metaBilic activities, M092, MI71, and astrophysics experiments and Gegenschein's zodiacal light, the S073. Pilot Bill Pogue and Science Pilot Ed Gibson will share solar study periods at the Apollo telescope mount console throughout the day between 6:35 a°m, central daylight time and 9 p.m. shortly before tKeir sleep period begins. Commander Carr is the sugJect for the lower body negative pressure and metabolic activity experiments today. Science Pilot Gibson is the observor. The EREP pass, a descending along track 47, starts off Vancouver Island, Canada, cont_nues down across the United States, over North Dakota, Chicago, Columbus, Ohio, and Cape Hatteras into the Atlantic Ocean to a point 420 miles north of the Virgin Islands. The data take begins at 2:07 p.m. and runs for 15 minutes covering a 3600_mile track. 45 seconds to AOS through Madrid. We_ll keep the ]ine up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen. CC Skylab, Houston_ AOS Madrid 8 minutes. CDR Rog, Crip. CC Dontt know whether itts too early for you guys but I could attempt to shorten the news broadcast, or we can hold it up till Carnarvon, which is about 33 min_ utes away. CDR Yes, might as well have it now, Crip. CC Okeydoke. A little surprising upset in the sports world was a 71 to 70 upset by UC - of UCLA by Notre Dame. Broke an 88_game winning streak by UCLA. The Irish made 8 consecutive goals to come from behind in the last game in the last 30 seconds. I understand they made those goals in about last 2 minutes, too. The two teams meet again next week in Los Angeles. That was televised but I didn't get a chance to see it myself. I understand it was really an exciting game. Heavyweight champion George Foreman has signed a contract to defend his title on March 25 against Ken Norton. Foreman, 24, undefeated in 39 professional bouts, won the title last January 21 in an upset knockout of Joe Frazier, He, incidentally, is guaranteed $700,000 for the championship fight. And something all of us down here in Texas are going to be facing is we got a

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new speed limit now of 55 miles an hour that went into effect at 12:01 this morning. Law enforcement agencies are set to enforce the speed limit everywhere it is posted, so enjoy your speed. It won't be the same when you get back, and I guess all of us driving home down here today are going to have to remember that. In Pennsylvania, a retired Philadelphia policeman who went rabbit hunting ended up bagging three escapees from a Cambria County Jail. George Toban told state police he was hunting in the woods near his home 3 miles south of the central Pennsylvania community where he spotted the three men. Tohan had been advised the men might be in the area, police said, and had given their description, or had been given their descriptions. The three fled through the woods, Toben said, but he gave chase and caught up with them a short time later. Keeping the men covered with a shotgun, Toban said, he then marched them back to his house and called state troopers and the three were returned to jail_ so I guess that was a enjoyable hunt of a busman's holiday for that particular policeman_ and the news was kind of short this morning. That was all I've got available. What it was, I don!t think they wanted to give me anything with big words in it. CDR Thanks_ Crip. I thought you were Just getting started. CC Oh no. That's been unwound. Probably the last time you guys are going to have to listen to a news broadcast from me, l_m goint to try to take a _ take a day off if I can go out to California tomorrow and Bill is going to be sitting in for me, So ke can read the news to you. B_II Thornton, that is, SPT Crip_ I can't understand it. You want to go off to Los Angeles rather then read the news to us? CC Well_ I was just split between several desires. And you know which one it won. Actually, I'm going to San Diego, not Los Angeles. Ed, while you're talking to me there_ can you answer the great the three questions for us? It's where is the SPT sleeping? We noticed that the coolant loop was on last night. SPT I let it sing me to sleep, Crip. I was up in the airlock. CC Ah ha_ okay. I thought that might have been the case. Also_ ATM was trying to do some work with the detectors on 55 last night and he couldn't get them off, and we're suspecting they might have been left on. Can you tell us that that might have been the case? SPT Yes, that's the case, Crip, because that's what it said on the powerdown. I had MLS DET (garble)

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of zero. Ah ha. Looks

like

you

caught

us.

Thank

CC And, guys, we're 1 minute from LOS. Next station contact is Carnarvon in 27 minutes at 11:52. See you then. CDR Roger, Crip. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours 27 minutes. Loss of signal through Madrid. Next acquisition in 24 minutes 35 seconds will be through the Carnarvon tracking station, as the crew of Skylab IV begins their 66th day of the mission. Wakeup call coming through MILA station at 6:01 this morning. The INCO officer reports in _ G&N officer reports two glitches during the night. The first one occuring at 03:51 Greenwich mean time this morning. This one lasted 2-_2hours. The second one was at 07:58 Greenwich mean time. This - This one lasting 45 minutes. The separate anomalies followed the same pattern of previous glitches in the CMG number 2 where the amperes of the - rose from their scheduled rate of 1.01 amps to 1.02, up i amp, and the temperatures increased along the same l_ne. Temperatures went almost to 79 degrees, where they should be in the 60 _ 60 to 70 level. END OF TAPE

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PAO occurred

(sic)

yesterday

60, 60 to 70 level. Three and two during today - at

CMGs the start

of

today. Today's activities, the EREP pass coming this afternoon at 2:07. The cameras and sensors will gather continental water resources data in the upper Mississippi River basin to access the extent of snow covering through aid and predicting runoff. This will lead to a better management of the U.S. water resources and map revisions. Some of the data will aid in land pattern recognition and microwave signatures for development of improved remote sensing techniques. Coverage over the East Coast of the United States will provide data for altimeter calibration as baseline data for study and design of future aircraft altimeter systems. The pass today will include photography of clouds and storm fronts form atmospheric and wind velocity studies. A continuation of flight tests to determine the flying qualties and powered incapabilitles of the astronaut maneuvering unit, the M509, begins will at test 60 _ 3:06 the unit p.m. today and Commander central Gerald daylight time. Carr will be Pogue the

observer during this flight test. Test period will last about 4 hours. Several handheld camera photo options are included in today's flight plan. Targets include the African rift zone for fracture and fault studies, the RomanShe fracture, a major transcurrent fault across Africa, east of Cameron, and Lake Michigan for ice structure and circulation patterns studies, as well as the San Andreas fault in California. The crew's with event day is scheduled to end at I0 p.m. central daylight time Science Pilot Ed Gibson being the duty officer in the the ground has to awaken the crew for some reason. To two glitches in at 03:51 Greenwich the CMG2 since last night. mean time, and the sec coming at The same 07:58 Greenwich pattern, the amperes tO use this

recap_ there were The first coming this mean wheel also lasted time, speed rising.

2_i/2 hours_ and the second this one lasting 45 minutes. dropping, Todays the Earth temperatures resources

rising, and the pass is predicted

17 minimum impulse seconds of TACS fuel. EREP pass coming afternoon at 2=07 p.m. Next acquisition will be Carnarvon in 20 minutes. At Greenwich mean time ii hours 32 minutes, this 51 is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time minutes. Acquisition coming through Carnarvon in 45

ii hours seconds.

Spacecraft Skylab currently in an orbit of miles, traveling at a speed of 25,073 feet tures in the vehicle tkis morning, average degrees wakeup Fahrenheit, time was 79 2 degrees degrees. down Leave from the

241 by 231 nautical per second. Temperaat wakeup time is 77 at

yesterday morninK, which line up here for the

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pass through Carnarvon. CAP COMM is Director Don Puddy. CC Skylab, Houston; Carnarvon for 6 minutes.

Bob

Crippen, AOS

Flight

we're

through

CC And Skylab, if it's convenient I have a few notes and small minor changes to some pads that need to make probably through Carnarvon or Honeysuckle here. CDR Rogerp Crip. Be with you in a second. CC Okay, no big rush. CC We'll be talking about our details; and I guess that's probably about all we need to do is to make some notations of the details. CDR Okay, go ahead, Crip. CC Okay, first for you Jer, don't know if you noticed it or not, but you have two CDR photos on board. We sent up one last night and another one this morning after we discovered the original one had several errors in it. And I think he even made a voice update on the one last night. But the one we want you to use is one we've uplinked this morning, CDR photos message number 6607 Charlie, CDR Okay, CC Okeydoke. And I guess for everybody on a couple of the optional handheld sites designated, therets HH_II0. You have two of them, one at 12:12 and one at 14:50. The one at 12:12 is a dash 7_ and the one at 50 is a dash 8. That's appl_ca_le to all three of you guys (garble) try to get the chance to look at it, CDR I got one at 13:12 and one at - it"s CC 13:12. CDR CC CDR CC I'm sorry_ I misread a dash it. what? 8. You're correct,

Okay, that's Dash 7.

Okay, then 14:50 That's correct.

to dash

CC Okay, and originally, Jer, we had you scheduled to do the sextant, and what wetre going to try to do is put it at a time in the future where if we hae an (sic) momentum dump inhibit, so we can go ahead and do it at night and make it a little bit easier. And we_d like to scrub you from that one this morning and schedule Ed for one at 13:43. And we sent up a _ another sextant message for Ed for that. CDR Okay. CC Okeydoke. I've a feeling that Ed was copying that one also. SPT a minute. No I'm not, Crip. I'ii get with you in

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CC Okay, no sweat. CDR I'll give him the information. CC Okay, fine. And, Jer, that really covers all the changes I had. One little reminder, you're doing a 73 this morning and it - it's scheduled as a prep That's without the AMS. I think most of those that you've been doing this mission so far have been with the AMS. CDR Okay. CC much. Okay, and that does it. Thank

4.

you very

SPT Say, Crip, I have an input for some of ATM guys. CC Go ahead, Ed. SPT Okay, active region 31 looks as though it's a little unstable. We're getting some oxygen VI counts that vary between - well this morning we're down to 4000 and now up to 20,000 just since we went over the hill here. I saw it fluctuating quite rapidly over apaa matter of a minute or so it would change by i0,000. So I suspect that's a good one we ought to be watching today. And you might want to divert some of our targets over to that region. Even though it's relatively small and it doesnlt show up very much in the XUV monitor, H_alpha and oxygen VI sure shows it to be hot and unstable. the CC Okay_ we copy that. We're about 30 seconds from LOS, and we'll see you over Honeysuckle in 4 minutes. And all of your pads are on board. END OF TAPE

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SPT - - (Garble) minute or so it would change by i0,00; so I suspect that's a good one we ought to be watching today and we might want to divert some of our targets over to that region, even though itts relatively small and it doesn't show up very much in the XUV monitor. H_alpha and oxygen Vl sure shows it to be hot and unstable. CC Okay, we copy that. We're about 30 seconds from LOS, and we'll see you again over Honeysuckle in 4 minutes; and all of your pads are on board. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS at Honeysuckle, for a whole minute and a half. And so, wetre about a minute and a half from LOS, and wetll see you at Texas at 12:35, We'll be doing a data/voice recorder dump there. CDR Hello, goodbye. CC Bye_ bye. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 12 hours 7 minutes with loss of signal through Honeysuckle. Next acquisition in 27 minutes and 15 seconds will be the Texas tracking station. In about 2 hours from now, Commander Gerald Cart will perform the pair of medical experiments scheduled for todayp the M092, lower body negative pressure device and MI71, metabolic analyzer. This will be the 17th performance of this M092 by Commander Cart. He is scheduled to conduct this experiment 26 times throughout the 84_day mission. It's the 9th performance by Commander Carr of the Ml71. 12 scheduled performances are in the Flight Plan for the entire mission. Today"s run of the M509 will be the fifth run of this flying unit. Eight are scheduled for the entire mission. Today's run by tes _ test pilot will be Pilot Bill Pogue. This run will be a suited mode. It will be pressurized in a Apollo_type flight suit. Next acquisition through Texas in 26 minutes. At Greenwich mean time 12 hours 8 minutes, this _s Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 12 hours 33 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Texas tracking station as Skylab, at the conclusion of its 3622 revolution of the Earth. Acquistion coming in 40 seconds. We'll hold the line up for CAP COMM Bob Crippen, as a changeover in progress here at the Mission Control Center with oncoming flight director of the maroon team. CC Skylab, Houston, we're AOS through Texas. Got you across the States for 17 minutes. what past SPT the NOAA 12 hours. people Hello, Crip. I'd appreaclate have seen in active region 31 knowing over the

CC See if I can get a summary of that for you. SPT, Houston, while we're trying to get some information for you there on 31, believe you were the last guy that was working with ED72 on those capillary tubes, and the ones that had leaked. If so, can you tell us if those things were disposed of or not? There's some consideration that they're still onboard, then if we can refill them. SPT That was Bill who was working with those - CC Sorry about that. PLT Both of those tubes have been disposed of down the trash airlock. CC Okay, Bill. Thank you very much. I guess I got a little note here from the Pls at 63, and they understand your concern yesterday on that first run and they offer their congratulations on the second run. sounded like an excellent effort. Also,

It

PLT I was pretty pleased with the second one. The first one was a fiasco. I have a suggestion, Crip, which I'm just going to throw out, and you can throw it right back. Actually for FA0s and flight controllors. After the second run yesterday it appeared to me that the best way to schedule some of these airlock things, particularly in view of the fact that at least what we get from Bob Parker's briefing, that we we're way behind in some of those. It would be much more efficient if you could schedule a heavy dose, let's say S063 or S073, and I'm volunteering, I guess; I don't want to speak for the other two. I would much prefer, if - unless it degrades data because of time reservation, I would much prefer to go ahead and concentrate on one experiment say half a day or three-quarters of a day, and really get a big slug of data for them rather than Miekey Mouse around and spend my time thrashing around taking stuff in and out of the trash alrlocks. Now I understand that there's - the SAL; excuse me (laughter). A Freudian slip. Anyway, I think we'd be much more efficient, we'd get much more data over a given period of time.

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CC Okay, Bill. We'll put that one in the in the loop here. Of course the problem we run into of course is that when you're doing those we normally have to inhibit dump, and that runs us problems with doing EREPs and trying to mesh it altogether, but it's certainly a good, valid input and naturally you do things better when you - when you're not hopping around doing a bunch of different things and you're consistently running something. But we'll - we'll see if we can't get some feedback to you on it. PLT Okay. Of course, I was thinking forward, to a time when we hopefully go ahead and fill the EREP squares. And if I sound a little disorganized I Just got off the bicycle. CC That - that ergometer will disorganize anything. Yes, and if you - we're we're start - we're going to - at least down here on paper we're starting to fill some squares on EREP. We'll (laughter) - I think we're going to attempt to - PLT The weather sure isn't cooperating. CC Yes. It always seems like it does nothing ever meshes together when we're going over the sites. The weather isn't good. For Ed, we're getting reports from NOAA that we've had two subnormal flares from active region 31 in the past 6 hours. SPT Thank you, Crip. Looks like it's probably the hotter thing going, although it's so darn small that it might not produce anything really gigantic but it might be interesting to watch it. I've been watching the (garble) over a period of i0 minutes this morning and I've already told you about the fluctuations, but the points were brightening on one end and then the other. There's some good arch filaments in there and one end of the arch filament would brighten off and then the other one would pick up. So it was transfering some energy back and forth. Interesting to watch. CC Okeydoke. Very good. PLT Houston, Skylab, PLT. CC Go, Bill. PLT Crlp, I want to report an anomaly on the AMS that I experienced yesterday. First one is that the rotation crank, or knob, action had developed sort of a springy or spongy feel, and there is a little springback in in some of the rotation and tilt. Also, there seems to be some kind of interplay between the rotation and tilt and I don't know how, unless I got the thing slightly cocked, and when I retracted it, but it seemed to come in pretty smoothly. I'm going to check it, or I guess Jer'll be the next one to use it. know ahead We'll check of time. it out. I Just wanted to let you

SL-IV MC-2304/3 Time: 07:33 CDT 1/20/74 CC like this PLT particularly the want to check it the next time we CC some of those for Sounds END OF TAPE

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Okay. Appreciate that rundown on it. thing's giving us more and more problems. We'll check it out good next time, and next time we got an eyepiece in because I or Jerry's going to check the alignment have an eyepiece in. Rog. I'ii think we'll be scheduling you tomorrow. Roger. And -

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CC Skylab, Houston. Sorry about that Bill. But - just had a handover; that's the reason we dropped out. One item regarding the AMS. We do have currently scheduled for tomorrow evening a check of the rotation on that in conjunction with doing a sextant observation hoping to find out what kind of exact differences we do have between the two. PLT Okay, good. CC One other item I should mention to you, I'm not really sure how much was told to you yesterday, but we have been observing an increase in frequency of so-called glitches on CMG 2, where the bearing temperatures are approaching one another. And, we had a couple during - during the evening while you guys were asleep. They'll_ you know, they're there for a little while and then it goes away. Normally bearing 1 is hotter than _ hotter than 2, or higher temperature than 2, I should say. And, it earlier we started seeing it approach bearing i and now it a couple of cases, we've been seeing it has actually been exceeding it by a degree or something like that. CDR Tell it to hang in there_ Crip. CC Roger. It's going to hang in there. CC The - We have been seeing of course, the amps increase in the rpm drop off about the same as they have been doing. CDR different, though. CC to _ on 2 seems to been. Same changes there, but the DELTA-P is

That's correct. The be increasing a little

temperature seems bit more than it

has

CDR Are people down there, Crip, still thinking about slowing down the CMG if we get into this situation more frequently? CC You got me on that one, Jet. I don't believe _ to my knowledge_ or our knowledge right now there is no _ no plan to try to do anything of that nature. CDR Can it be done? Can you control wheel speed at all? CC stops it, is _ no w_th wheel speed. aware of. CDR Not putting the brake on_ which _ No_ right now, we're not doing anything We are managing the heaters, as you're Yeah.

CC And, we I guess in general, the problem occurs toward the lower end of the heater cycle, but we have seen it occur throughout the entire range of what the the heater cycle variation and also there has seemed to be perhaps a correlation of increase of the problems with the higher basters (sic) _ the high - yes, higher Beta that we've been experiencing lately. SPT Cripp where is that located, in terms

-

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the quadrants, X, Y, and Z? CC You got me right now. I'll see if I can get an answer for you on it. And, I think, I realize what - now what CDR was talking about awhile ago. There had been a confirm that if we really did get into a problem that had exceeded some limits that we have set down here, and I believe those - you got a report on them on a PTM (sic), we said we'd go ahead and take the power off and let it spin down for awhile and then weld reapply power and let it spin back up, to see whether that got rid of the problem or not, but we really can't just reduce the speed by some finite amount and leave it at that. CDR CC there, that we values that we CC going over the Madrid. PAO Okay, thanks, Crip. And, just so you won't get concerned are nowhere near being the limit - approach will be talking about doing that. Skylab, Houston, we're i minute from hill. Wetll have you again in 5 minutes at Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time

the

12 hours 52 minutes. Stateside pass as Skylab begins it's 3,623rd revolution. Discussion with the crew - the CMG, a continuous frequency of glitches. 3 control moment gyros bearing stress occurances were observed during the past 24 hours since the crew woke up and two were recorded during the night, making a total of 5 within the last 24 hours. The crew was advised there is no major concern on the ground of the problem at this time. Commander Carr questioning what steps would be taken in the event these frequencies occurances do get greater. However, the ground advised Commander Carr that the magnitude of the distress signals from the CMGs have not reached the point where they will make a decision to turn the CMG power off. Next acquisition through Madrid in 2 minutes and 20 seconds, as the crew in their 66 day - workshop now in orbit 251 days, since launch from Cape Kennedy on May 14th. Command module now in its 938th revolution of the Earth. Acquisition will be coming through Madrid as the changeover in progress here at the Mission Control center. Oncoming Flight Director Milt Windler, head of the maroon team, CAP COMM for the maroon team is Dr. Story once Musgrave. CC more, 6_i/2 We_ll leave the line up for this Madrid Skylab, Houston, we're back with you minutes through Madrid. pass.

SPT Crip, the 56 people may be noticing that occasionally we_ve been getting some more hangups on filter positions. I had a PATROL short hangup on FILTER i, previous orbit, and we just go to stop, start again and press on. So, unless they'd like to have every one of them reported we'll

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just continue on on that procedure. We can report everyone, however, if they'd like. CC Okay, Ed. You - This is the only one you've seen this morning, is that correct? SPT So far_ this morningp that's correct. Yesterday, there were, I personally saw about three or four of them. Fortunately, I called out the first two and Jerry and Bill have also seen some. is of CC fine. Just each one of SPT END OF TAPE keep them. Okay, you're right. Your suggestion on, press on, we donVt need to be Okay, thank you. advised

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CC LOS. Next station Crimpson team will I told you earlier

Skylab, Houston; we're i minute from contact is Tananarive in about 17 minutes. go ahead and say good morning here. As Bill Thornton will be standing in for me

tomorrow while I do a groundtruth on that TV that you gave us yesterday. And will be back with you again on about day 72 for some executes. Have a good day. SPT Thank you_ Crip. So long, and I appreciate the sacrifice you're making tomorrow. CC serve. CC sacrifice. My Flight, Don Puddy, also wants to get rid of me. appreciates That's good, that's good. Anything to

the

He

PAO Skylab Control_ Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 5 minutes. Loss of signal through Madrid. Next acquisition in 14 minutes and 20 seconds will be Tananarive tracking station. On this revolution over South Africa the crew has been offered with handheld cameras out along the groundtrack over the Red Sea. This is part area Zone. will the option the wardroom Port Sudan of the of taking a window of on the west observation photograph the area coast of programs.

visual

Today's the East of this

target is the African Rift area hopefully

referred to as the FR triangle in Photography and visual observations provide geological analysis of

the major pull-apart type structures for understanding continental drift processes. On a subsequent revolution over this same area the opporutnity arises again at Greenwich mean time 14:50 as the spacecraft crosses over this area just west of Lake Victoria. Next acquisition in 13 minutes through Tananarive. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 6 minutes. PAO 13 hours tracking CAP COMM CC Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time Tananarive up for

18 minutes. Acquisition station in 30 seconds. Dr. Story Musgrave. Skylab, we

coming through We'll brin_ the got you through

the line

Tananarive problem there; at 13:42. in. How are you?

for 4 minutes. They do have an antenna tracking we may drop out. The next one will he Honeysuckle SPT Hello, Story; you just came you doing this morning? CC SPT CC SPT CC SPT to go

I'm doing beautiful, Ed. How about Doing good, Story. Another great Sunday in the MOCR. You have all the fun. Wouldn't miss You could have L.A. tomorrow. it for anything. the bad luck of Crip

and

have

out

to

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CC I'm going to Lubbock on Tuesday. SPT There's a biggie. PAO Skylab Control_ Greenwich mean time 13 hours 24 minutes. Wetve had loss of signal through Tananarive. Next acquisition in 17 minutes and 25 seconds will be the Honeysuckle tracking station. This afternoons Earth resources pass scheduled to began at 2:07 in 15 minutes will be the 27th EREP pass of this mission covering a groundtrack from off the Vancouver Island in Canada across Central Northern U.S., crossing Lake Michigan, Lake Michigan is one of the targets for the S191 viewfinder tracking system today as the spaceceaft crosses over the northeast-east coast of the United States. Again a target for the S191 will be the Durant Island in Albemarle Soundp just southeast of Portsmouthp Virginia. Next acquisition in 16 minutes and 25 secondsp will be Honeysuckle. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 13 hours 26 minutes. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours 41 minutes. Acquistion coming through Honeysuckle tracking station in 45 seconds. Commander Gerald Carr will be performing the MO92/MI71 medical experiments shortly. This will be the 17th time Commander Carr has performed the M092, and the 9th time he has performed the MI71, Science pilot Ed Gibson will serve as the observor for these experiments while pilot Bill Pogue will be spending a one-hour block of time now at the ATM console control and display panel. CC Skylab, we got you through Honeysuckle for a short pass, 1 minute. We're 1 minute to LOS, the next one's Goldstone in 29 minutes at 14:11. We'll be looking to dump the data/voice at Goldstone. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 13 hours 45 minutes, with loss of signal through Honeysuckle. Next acquisition in 25 minutes and 40 seconds will be the Goldstone tracking station. Flight Director Milt Windler reviewing with his flight eontrollors the status of the vehicle and the systems. Currently temp temperatures_ average temperatures on board the workshop are 77.4 degrees Fahrenheit, 2 degrees lower than the - this same time yes_ terday. The spacecraft is gradually easing out of the high Beta angle it has been in for the last several days. Flight director Windler has asked his flight controllors to they - he would like them to look at the gy - the control moment gyroscope problems with a microscope generally and review all procedures to make sure we are happy with the systems and the procedures that would be instituted in the event that the CMG number 2 did cease Next acquisition in 24 minutes and 30 Goldstone. This is Skylab Control at 13 hours 46 minutes. to operate properly. seconds through Greenwich mean time

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours i0 minutes. Acquisition coming through Goldstone in 50 seconds, with Commander Gerald Carr subject of a pair of medical experiment_, M092/MI71, lower body negative pressure and metabolic analyzer experiment. Science Pilot Gibson serving as the observorwhile pilot Bill Pogue is spending his time at the control and display panel of the ATM during this orbit. Leave the line up for this stateside pass. Acquisition through Goldstone, Texas, MILA, and Bermuda. CAP COMM is Dr. Story Musgrave. SPT Houston, SPT. CC Hello, Ed; got you stateside 16 minutes, we_ll the VTR here if you're not using it. SPT No we're not. Let me give you some star information first. Regulus shaft 124.75, trunnion and

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Spica, CC SPT

304.62

and 36.84. Thanks. And let me

give

you

a

few

words

on

the

Sun

if you're CC SPT

ready

to listen. We're always ready Very good. Okay. I

to listen. Looking at

the

white light at the one

coronagraph from yesterday

have three pictures. morning, one I took

I'm looking last night,

and this morning. Yesterday we had a fairly pronounced streamer over at 270 to 285. That one has faded slowly. It's become diffused, a little bit wider_ but not anywhere near was. goes net area day last as intense, It is still almost now as intense. at around, morning, night, at and and at it does the base not extend about 270 out as to 285, far but as it it

straight out but not as far and not There is a another very faint diffused Day 295 or so which was very prominent least it*s it could disappeared be seen, now. and Over faint had was on diffused the west

yesterlimb,

yesterday where at 080 and one

we noticed some fairly at 060. Last night they

streamers, one all but disap-

ppeared and this morning they are just about gone, except there's maybe a hint of one at 065_ but it's exceptionally faint, and I wouldn't see it unless I was really looking for it. The region, however, around 120_ about 25 degrees or so wide at its face, eentered at 120, was relatively weak yesterday. There was just a little diffused emission above the occulting disk there. Last night it extended out to around 2 solar radli_ or 2-1/2, and now it's out to around 3-1/2 and quite prominent, by far the most intense and widest streamer we have going on the disk right now_ and at that 120. Looking called at out. the XUV monitor The brightest we see one is the active regions active region 21, as and then

31 is a a little bit less than that. 21 I believe shows up the best just because it's larger, but 31 is coming up in intensity. And active region 16 over on the disk_ and I believe that's probably due mostly to limb brightening; but 31 is brighter then 16, even though 16 had the advantage of limb is about I dontt brightening. Then the same intensity see it called out there is also another one which as 16, and that's at 090.5. anywhere as a - as a listed

active region, but about the the one we see And then comes

lt's 090.5. That's a relatively small plage appears to be about the same size plage as in active region 31 but not quite as intense. back to region 32, whick is also evident. morning 31. I at in I think did some the

In looking at the active regions this one we ought to be working on (static) work on that already. Now I'm looking

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H-alpha and where I believe we used to (static) what to me appeared up here in the revolution I had a series of arch filaments. Now it looks like just a very strong filament running from parallel to the plage, (garble) eastwest (static). The east end of the arch filament system, and l'n not quite too sure what that is right now, it's probably a filament which is - which is forming. CC Ed, we lost you there in the handover. Could you say again what you thought we ought to be looking at after - -? SPT Okay. I think active region 31 is the one to be keeping the eye on this morning. Two reasons: it's changing rapidly in N-alpha_ and we've also seen some fairly high counts and fluctuation in oxygen VI. We had counts up to 20,000 this morning in oxygen VI at the base of the filament system which interselts a plage in the west Itm sorry, in the east quarter, and that fluctuated seems 4000 up to 20,000, and the fluctuations oceuring quite rapidly. I think that's the data on that this morning. Those truncated mirror auto rasters and wavelength short sequences for 82B. This next orbit we got coming up I see we"re supposed to be looking at sunspots over in active region 20. If those people are really vitally interested in sunspots at this timep I'd recommend that we stick over here to active region 31, and maybe the ground could call up some program to be working on it. But I think certainly 55 might want to be doing some truncated mirror auto rasters on that, and I'm not sure what some of the others might be wanting to do. I was hoping we might see a flare out of this morning. Apparently it's (garble). Normal (garble) hours and I was hoping for something here, but l_didn't see any inhancement in the XUV to go along with the increases that I saw in oxygen VI. Bill's on the panel now, so I'ii let you folks work it through him. END OF TAPE

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SPT interested over here up 55 on some might that in Sun to active

-

-

if most

people

are

really

vitally we could stick call

spots, at this time, region 31 and maybe

I'd reeommend the ground

program to be working want to be doing some and I'm not sure what

on it. But I think, certainly truncated mirror auto rasters some of the others might be might seen see two a flare (garble) out of normal it for the see

wanting to do. I was this morning, apparently past any that let

hoping we you've

6 hours and I was hoping for something here but I didn't enhancement in the XUV to go along with the increases I saw on oxygen VI. Bill's on the panel now, so I'll you folks CC that. CC CDR CC work it through Okay, him. Ed. Thanks very much and we're

working

Jer, Houston. Go ahead, Story. We've procedure on you want to go Okay. a little bit Okay, got a short, oh, about on a 3-minute channel on get B, your audio problems through that today. We're just getting later it's in just the a morning, three

troubleshooting sometime when CDR M092 and to it. CC maybe

started we can

stepper

you

can do on your own sometime. Or we can talk through whole thing now, when we get a long station passage free. CDR Okay, let's catch it a little CC Okay. CC clean. to 14 CC Madrid. hours PAO 30 minutes On Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, Skylab, the VTR is yours, the

the and you're later. tape's 5 minutes

Skylab Control. with loss of signal Canary day in

Greenwich through

mean time Bermuda. IV,

Next in 2

acquisition minutes.

will be Madrid, this the 66th of A

tracking stations the mission of Skylab station. covering a EREP pass ground

251st day scheduled

in the life later today.

the Skylah stateside

space pass,

track of 4,000 United States 400 miles into 2 minutes. On

miles, beginning off the and passing over Portsmouth, the Atlantic Ocean. Next this pass the crew has

coast of Northwest Virginia; ending acqu2sition in opportunity the fault west of Lake bring the line here,

another

option photography, out the wardroom window of rifts in South Africa, as the spacecraft passes Victoria in southern most South Africa. We'll up for this CC minutes. pass through We need - through Skylab, we the DAS Canary got you for an

and Madrid. through Madrid outer gimbal

for 9 Bill.

backup,

SL-IV MC-2308/2 Time: 09:18 CDT 01/20/74 PLT on that to your

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You got it.

ing.

CC And also - after you're off and running BB-32, starting about now, I've got a couple of changes ATM schedule pad here. Let me know when you're ready. PLT Ready to go, Story. CC Okay. Starting at 37, daylight remainCross out active region 28. Put in active region 31. PLT You mean active region 20? CC Yeah. Make that 31. I'll 56. Okay, I've already started that terminate that as soon as I get - that my first

one, long

PLT but I can exposure on CC PLT CC PLT CC PLT CC PLT CC remaining. PLT

That'd be fine, Bill. Okay. Is everything else the same? No, I've got a couple of changes there. Press on. For 82A. Take 1 SHORT for 20 seconds. Roger. And for 82B. 1 SHORT, one-quarter SEQUENCE. Roger. Those are all the changes for 37 of for 19 day remaining. Go.

day

Now

CC Change that pointing to active region 31. PLT Roger. CC Omit 82A, as on the pad here. For 82B did as you did above. That's i SHORT for a quarter SEQUENCE. PLT Roger. CC And finally there, run 54 as you did above there. A SEQUENCE 2, GRATING IN. PLT Rog. Got it, Story. CC Thanks, Bill. CC And the DAS is yours. PLT Rog. And we haven't loss much. I've only got about 3-1/2 minutes to go on 56, first long exposure. CC Okay. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS, 12 minutes to Tananarive. END OF TAPE

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MC2309/I 09:42

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GMT

PAO

Skylab

Control,

Greenwich

mean

time

14 hours 43 minutes. We've had loss of signal through Canary and Madrid tracking stations. Next acquisition in 9 minutes and 30 seconds will be the Tananarive tracking station. Biomed officer reporting to Flight Director Milt Windler that the American - the medical experiments being performed by Gerald Carr are in progress at this time. This is the ninth time that Commander Carr has performed the MI71, the metabolic analyzer. To perform this experiment he rides the bicycle ergometer, and (sic) to which he has attached a hose which captures his the breath he exhales and the amount of oxygen he draws in. This measures his performance, his workload, and from this they can determine his ability to perform workloads at perscribed work rates on the bicycle-ergometer. Next acquisition in 8 minutes and 35 seconds through Tananarive. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 14 hours 44 minutes. PAO 14 hours 52 minntes. in 50 seconds. This the line up for CAP CC 9 minutes. CC PLT CC PLT Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time Acquisition coming through Tananarive will be a 10-minute pass. We_ll bring COMM Dr. Story Musgrave. Skylab, AOS through Tananarive for Bill, Houston. Go_ Story. You got i0 seconds Rog.

in

here?

CC Okayp we_ve reselected tape recorders are back in the nominal configuration. We'd llke to get your onboard configuration as we're running it. And that's on panel 204, recorder i the data/voice. PLT Roger. RECORDER i, EXPERIMENT VOICE. CC No, we'd like RECORDER 1 to DATA/VOICE. PLT CC 3 to PLT CC CC problem on the PLT CC to Honeysuckle PLT PAO 15 hours 3 SIAs Oh, I'm sorry, i to DATA/VOICE, 2. Okay, that's Thanks. And you wonlt I didn't hear you. 2 to EXPERIMENT i selected. have that to LOS; that blinking light anymore. 16 minutes VOICE,

and

EXPERIMENT

at

associated with Ah, good. We're a minute 15:18. Roger. Skylab Control, Loss of signal

recorder about

Greenwich through

mean Tananarive

time tracking

minntes.

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station. Next acquisition in 14 minutes 35 seconds will be through the Honeysuckle tracking station. Today's EREP pass still on schedule for starting at 2:07 p.m. central daylight time, a pass crossing the northwest coast of United States and ending as the spacecraft passes over Portsmouth, Virginia. Currently here at Mission Control Center Flight Director Milt Windler reviewing with his flight controllers the scheduled EREP pass for tomorrow. This will be pass number 28 in the Skylab (garble). Tomorrow's pass, if all goes well, will be a double pass, one over Africa catching sites yet to be captured during the Skylab mission, picking up African sites especially in the Chad area. This will be on track 59. And then another pass later in the day to catch sites yet to be accomplished in the United States, one specifically the cotton fields in Mississippip and also some areas in Venezuela. Next acquisition in 13 minutes i0 seconds through Honeysuckle. And this is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 15 hours 5 minutes. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC-2310/I Time: 10:17 CDT 1/20/74

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GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours 17 minutes. Acquisition coming through Honeysuckle in 50 seconds. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Story Nusgrave. CC Skylab, got you through Honeysuckle for 6 minutes. CDR Rog, Story. CC Bill, there's no hurry at all. Any time that's convenient with you all we'll run a little troubleshooting on that channel B. PLT Okay. How long is this pass? CC Oh, we got 5 minutes here. PLT Okay. What do you want to do? CC Just got three switch changes in the command module. PLT Give me about 30 seconds, I'Ii be up there. CC Okay. PLT Okay, Story. CC Okay. Panel 9, the bottom row, AUDIO CONTROL to BACKUP. PLT Roger. CC And panel I0, INTERCOM, OFF. PLT Complete. CC In panel 3, the bottom row on the righthand side, PTT BACKUP to left center; that's up. PLT That's complete. CC Okay. You might try intercom, or how you reading me now? Have you still got the six Vps in the background? PLT I'm on the speaker box here in the command module. I have to go to SIA to cheek that out. Stand by. CC Okay. PLT Story_ Jer says he_s still got it down there. CC Okay. Do you want any more voice checks or do you think we_ve established that that hasn't helped the problem? PLT Okay. Well, the situation is still the same, Story. We do have the beat. CC Okay. For now, then, let's go back and regroup and we_ll raconfigure panels 9, i0, and 3 right now. PLT Okay. And before I do that, it sort of sound it may be of some significance; I Just turned the volume all the way up on the speaker Box in the command module and I don't have the beat here. Correction. I do have it when I turn the volume full up, but it's very low.

SL-IV MC-2310/2 Time: 10:17 CDT 1/20/74 CC PLT a normal volume. way up from panel

66:15:17

GMT

Did it diminish I couldn't hear

at all? it before

because

I had

I just turned the volume all the way 98 - on speaker box 98 in the commend

module and I can - I can hear the beat in the background but it's not nearly as so distracting as it is on the SIAs in the workshop. CDR Story, the beat has not diminished down here. CC Okay. Got you. PLT PTT backup is now going to center. CC Okay. So we'll reconfigure back to where we were, that's panel ni - PLT (Garble) it should say. CC - - yes, panel 9, AUDIO CONTROL, NORMAL. And to INTERCOM, TR, and panel 3 to PTT BACKUP to NORMAL. PLT Those three are all complete. CC Okay; thanks for your help. We'll keep working. PLT Okay. Thanks for your efforts. CC Skylab, welre a minute from LOS, about 16 minutes to Hawaii, 15:39. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours 28 minutes, with loss of signal through Honeysuckle. Next acquisition will be Hawaii in ii minutes and 30 seconds. Discussions here at Mission Control Center concerning tomorrow's scheduled EREP pass. One is a geothermal pass over the western United States starting off the coast of San Francisco and running through California_ ending near Rapid City, North Dakota.Rapid City, South Dakota. The other pass over Africa picking up sites yet to be accomplished in the EREP program through the Central Africa area. Later today on the Earth resources pass, weather permitting, the crew may be asked to turn Earth terrain camera on a few minutes early as spacecraft Skylab crosses the western coast of Washington to take pictures of the Seattle area. Photographs of Seattle have not been made yet on Skylab IV, and if weather permits, the crew will turn on the - will be asked to turn on the Earth terrain camera early to get pictures of Seattle. Next acquisition in i0 minutes and I0 seconds through Hawaii. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 15 hours 29 minutes. END OF TAPE

SL-IV Time: 01/20/74

MC-2311/I 10:39

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GMT

PAO

Skylab

Control.

Greenwich

mean

time

15 hours 38 minutes. Acquisition coming tracking station. A 7-minute pass through bring the line up for this pass, as Skylab revolution. for 7 CC minutes. SPT CC SPT know we saw, 14:51 in the Skylab, Houston, Go ahead, back SPT. Ed. with you

thrugh the Hawaii Hawaii. We'll is in it's 3624 through Hawaii

Hey, Story. Just going over Africa, some Central African Republic.

wanted to good brush About a around 30 could have of them and showed

let you fires at half dozen

brush fires which were over an area isolated. They were not in a line_ burning, but there were a fair number winds were clearly. CC CC 4 minutes PAO going from the northwest Ed. we're Control.

to 50 miles, been trash down there them up

and quite

to

Thanks, Skylab, Goldstone. Skylab

a

minute

to

LOS

and time Science extensive

Greenwich

mean

15 hours 48 minutes with loss of Next acquisition will be Goldstone. Pilot Gibson informed the ground

signal of

through Hawaii. During this pass the brush fires -

brush fires the crew spotted on the last pass through Africa. At - On that pass the crew had the option of looking out the wardroom window and taking photographs of the Afar Triangle in Southeast Africa, an area geogologists are interested in in determining geological faults and to study - further study the the continental drift theory, The fires were noticed on revolution 3624, just concluded over South Africa. Acquisition the line up CC 6 minutes. CC 5 minutes with you SPT with PLT H-alpha 1 again. in 50 seconds through Goldstone. for this stateside pass. Skylab, Skylab, Ed_ Thank And, got wetre want you a through minute to hold We'll Goldstone to LOS, an ATM bring for about conference

to over

Bermuda. Bermuda.

I

you, Story,

Story, I'm having a little trouble

CC Bill, you referring to the FRAMES REMAINING count and the READY light or the TV picture? PLT The TV picture and also the door didn't open this snnside pass. I think I've got it open now. I've got an OPERATE light now. PLT CC you in Okay, Okay, minutes. Now I have we're going a picture. over the hill here,

see

about

3

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for 171

CC 7 minutes. MCC yet? SPT MCC

Skylab, Here's Owen. Hello I sure

back

with Ed.

you Are Go

through you free

Bermuda from

there, am_

Owen.

ahead.

Okay, fine. Glad to talk to you fellas again, and let me give the first word here to our friend Billy Whiskers, up there at the ATM panel, since it has to do with the present orbit. Are you with us, Bill? PLT Rog, Owen. Go, Stache. MCC Okay, Bill. Still thinking about that for a minute. Just going to remind you on this JOP 26 that youtre either starting now or will start there shortly, I guess it's probably obvious that's a micro limb scan for 82B principaly; with the other experiments, just sort of along for the ride. And, you do need the H-alpha, which I guess you've got now to get the pointing close there on the 2 arc-second in and on the limb and off the limb again. I guess that should be clear enough. PLT light display on where to 2 I for put Well, actually I_ve using the white the on and off limb and Edts briefed me the slit for on the limb and 2 inside and I wanted H-alpha 1 for locating the feature, we're in business. We're running. Okay. Sounds real good, Bill. And, Ed, several of us did take another look at 3 days ago now, we and the spear, as you as it moves out to it on the TV downlink.

outside. My got it now, so MCC next thing there,

the transient you fellas caught about looked at it again yesterday afternoon described it, is certainly spectacular about 2 solar radii, the time you had

It looks very bright - brighter than I would say most if not any of the blobs that we saw on the second mission, moving outward. However, one thing you didn't comment on which was noticeable was surrounding this blob or spear was a sort of uniform bubble, with the peak of the bubble on out to 2-i/2 to 3 solar radii. In other words still above the spear and surrounding it much in the same way that we were observing bubbles a few months ago. And I mention that just to point out that these bubble structures may be more subtle and certainly less bright than the spear which you saw and just to suggest that you keep an eye - keep your eyes open of course for these more subtle features as well in the hopes that you might catch a few more of these transients. Over. over SPT the voice records Okay, Owen. you find I out think that if you go back I did indicate that

there was something out ahead had been disturbed and there but I did not describe it as there.

which (garble) was a bulged-out a bubble. You're

region on ahead appearance, quite correct

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MCC Okay. Well, that's fine, Ed. I'm sure that you were looking at the same thing that we noticed then and in looking at it on the downlink TV, this structure out in front was a more uniform background. It didn't have the fine structure that we normally saw and associated with the bubbles, so it was sort of an intermediate thing, but never the less, just as you apparently already had seen it is the sort of thing to keep your eye open for. Okay, let me then mention a point here that 56 people have brought up. They have noticed three or four hangups today - or excuse me, yesterday, mission day 65, three or four hangups yesterday and just want to reiterate the fact they're not worried about restarting, Just let it go, except under the two circumstances of a transient event like a flare, or on the next two days, tomorrow and the next day, we're going to be doing collaborative rocket operations. And, so during those collaborative measurements, why, they would appreciate an extra close eye out for a hangup so that they can be restarted on these collaborative works. will SPT do that. Okay. We understand that, Owen. We

MCC Okay, now, the next couple of items here are again just sort of reminders on the work ahead today which will probably be pretty obvious on the schedule. The 17:31 pass_ I guess the next rev, will have some maxiRASTERS but that's all pretty straight forward. It's just like on the END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC-2312/I Time: 11:05 CDT 1/20/74

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MCC Okay. Now the next couple items here are again Just sort of reminders on the work ahead today which will probably be pretty obvious from the schedule. The 17:31 pass, I guess the next rev, and we'll have the maxi-RFSTER but that's all pretty straightforward. It's just like on the JOP sheets, and a little later in the day we will be going to the prescribed location to center the S052 occulting disk dead center on the solar disk. That'll of course not have the cross pointers exactly zeroed and the numbers to be read on the fine Sun sensor and the pointing error sensor are listed on the pad. So you've been through this before, and I guess the only thing to remind you is that there is a little procedure on the end to make sure that the two discriminators, 20arc-second and 5-arc-minute discriminators do get reanabled and the pad will provide you with the reminders on how to get that done, and I guess that'll be one of your reus, Ed, and youtve been through it several times before. Over. make done. SPT sure before you Yes, you're right, Bill. You've got move on that you get those (garble) to steps

MCC Absolutely. Okay. Well, that's about all the reminders we have on the ground here, fellows. How's Jerry Whiskers doing up there today? SPT Well_ stach, he_s pedaling pretty hard on the bike right now. What do the folks down there think about active region 31 and the possibility for future growth, or does it look like it's pretty much limited to subflares? MCC I've heard no others comments about expected growth from 31, and of course the flare probabilities don't show anything particularly interesting. I'ii just take one brief check before we're through here and see if they have any later information for you, Ed. SPT Okay. Very good, Owen. We're getting some fairly intense emission from there, even though it is relatively small and we've been hoping for a lot of activity i_ this active longitude that came around the corner, and so far itts been a lot of tired out active regions, and this is the only one that looks like it's got a little life to it, but it is relatively small. But nonetheless we may be able to still get a flare rise out of it if - if we stayed on top of it. MCC Okay, Ed. Well, I was just trying to listen to the ATM loop at the same time there, and they did mention that subflare activity seems to be possible but nothing much more energetic than that, although it'd be my guess that of course with the XUV mon that you've got

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up there, your guess may be better then anyone else's down here at this point. SPT It's the second brightest active region. 21 is the brightest, but unfortunately that one is just uniform plage without very _ without any real bright points in it_ and unless something happens there_ a new magnetic disturbance somehow moved in I don't see much happening there. Maybe the guys on the ground looking at it at real time magnetograph could tell much better, however. MCC Okay. We'll - I've got no other info from the magnetograph area, Ed, although our last H-alpha picture confirms just about what you said, relative to 21 and 31. SPT Very good. I also took a little time this morning to look off the limb, that's the west limb and did find some (garble) in oxygen Vl up around, oh, 200 or so when I was 30 arc-seconds off the limb, but I did not see any corresponding H-alpha feature, and I know we will be working that region so may go back to it. I spent most of the time looking at 31. at CC Canaries in We'll 2 minutes. be dropping out here and see you

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 8 minutes. A discussion through the Bermuda range with Skylab III Science Pilot Owen Garriott on this end and science pilot Ed Gibson in the spacecraft discussing going over the daily ATM conference. Lighthearted reference to Billy Whiskers, Pilot Bill Pogue, and Jerry Whiskers, Commander Gerald Carr. They referred back to Owen's mustache. He sports a fancy almost handlebar mustache now. Next acquisition in 50 seconds through We'll bring the line up for this Canary pass which minutes 48 seconds in duration. CC Canaries here. for Skylab, we're 8 minutes. We'll be Canary. is 9

back with you through dumping the data/voice

SPT sitting in. CC Houston. PLT

Good

Okay, Story. Tell Owen thanks for talking with him. Okay. He's sitting here. Bill, Go, Story.

CC Bill, we're just still retrieving data on that H-alpha I. We did see the TV monitor power off at one time, and at present that's the only thing we're tracking. PLT Yes, that was off. I turned that on right after I reported that. I donlt know how it got off, but that's sort of irrespective of the fact that the H-alpha i didn't start on a daylight cycle, when it was in auto.

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CC PLT problems there. H-alpha 1 didn't SPT Story. H-alpha it was tion, As soon as

Okay. That was I had - I was start working looked like it was out of configuration when we came around I two separate and the sunslde. i, the

They dontt seem related we came up this morning usual and I About

to H-alpha looked at

1 display and, as very crystal clear excellent contrast.

first thing in the morning_ had that excellent resolu15 minutes into the orbit beginning I put mon and look at of the a little the WLC, it. It

it started de - to degrate. At the very orbit when we did have the good resolution of it on the VTR. That's before the XUV and maybe the guys down there can take a must damp have [?] something the filter to do changes

with the heating and maybe a even though your temperature

monitors don't change it - don't show it. I wonder if you would take a look at it in the light and if there's anything we could do to keep that good crisp resolution throughout the day. CC Okay_ Ed, and for Bill we did show 1 operating and maybe that frames REMAINING in light read switch problem again. PLT That's entirely possible. It's also possible that I read the gray talkback with the white. CC Okay. PLT power OFF 52 DOOR. CC power? PLT Sun-centered CC END OF TAPE No, activities. Okay. the DOORs. That just When might I stopped do her. my when I And thought I I think I turned the H-alpha was killing the 52. Closed That's the experiment 1 the H-alpha READY

Okay.

camera

SL-IV MC2313/I Time: 11:16 CDT, 1/20/74 CDR CC find

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GMT

Hey, Story? Go ahead.

CDR Okay. Tell Owen that Bill and I can't the mustache wax, and we wonder where he stowed it. CC I tell you, Jerry. We didn't have to use it. You break out your Swiss army knife and can trim it up any shape you like. CDR Got to get it up out of the soup. CC You've eaten so many calories up there anyway, Jerry, I don't think you need the soup. SPT Strange thing though, Owen. We keep looking around for some lemonade like we'd find at home in all of the drawers where there was supposed to be. MCC You've got a good point there, Ed. There's just (laughter) must not be any of that left. CC And for Bill, taking a look at the H-alpha i image, if you ever see that severely degraded, you might put some of that on the VTR for us so we can see it. PLT Roger. MCC Ed, AI was big on lemonade, but I'ii - SPT Say again, Owen. MCC I'm Just saying, Ed, that AI was big on lemonade and I'ii relay that message. SPT Oh, okay. CC Skylab, we're 30 seconds to LOS. The next one's Honeysuckle at 16:55. Be about 35 minutes. SPT Owen, I think you were right. Most interesting spots on the spacecraft are the TV monitors on the ATM on the window in the wardroom. MCC Very true. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 16 hours 21 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda. Next acquisition in 33 minutes 45 seconds will be the Honeysuckle tracking station. On this pass, we will not have Tananarive. Although the spacecraft does come within the range of the tracking antennas on the island, the Tananarive tracking station will not support this pass. Next acquisiton in 33 minutes and 20 seconds through Honeysuckle. This is Skylah Control at Greenwich mean time 16 hours 21 minutes. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC-2314/I Time: 11:54 CDT 1/20/74

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 54 minutes. Acquistion coming through Honeysuckle in 45 seconds. We'll bring the line up for Dr. Story. Musgrave, capsule communicator. CC Skylab, got you through Honeysuckle 8 minutes. inlets PLT filters on MOL Rog, Story. SIEVE A and I've B and

for

Just changed out the the outlet on MOL SIEVE

A

and MOL SIEVE A out, it's given sort of an abnormal reading as it was coming down the last time I checked. It picked up full scale high after I first installed them. CC Okay, Bill. CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, about 13 minutes to Hawaii at 17:15, and Goddard has total cloud cover so we'll have to cancel both your rendezvous with the lasers, and that's at on your detail pad, all three crewmen at 17:29 and at 19:05. PLT Roger, Story. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 17 hours 4 minutes. Loss of signal through Honeysuckle, the next acquisition in ii minutes will be through Hawaii. At Greenwich mean time 17 hours 4 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 17 hours 14 minutes, with acquisition coming through the Hawaii tracking station, as Flight Director Milt Windler reviews with the EREP officer and the weather officer on the condition for the upcoming EREP pass, the entire track almost covered by clouds now. Review presently underway to determine the GO or NO GO for that EREP pass. CC Skylab, we got you through Hawaii for 9 minutes. CDR the 6-cycle again. CC CDR beep Roger, stopped for Story, and at 17:13 and 15 seconds about 20 seconds and then picked up Jer?

Want to say the time again, 17:13 and 15 seconds.

CC Skylab, we're a minute to LOS, about 3 minutes to Goldstone at 17:27. The EREP pass is on, and somewhere along here in the next hour I need to pass up a change to your ETC and C&D pad which concerns only the ETC camera. the ATM SPT ops CC CC are over, Is there a pass you could get me after Story? Stand by i. Ed, looks like our Carnarvon at 18:27'11 Okay; thank And, Story, you, Story. PLT standing

be

good. SPT PLT C&D pad. by to copy changes

to

the

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I'm losing

you here.

1'11

get you

PAO Skylab Control Greenwich mean time 17 hours 26 minutes. Loss of signal through Hawaii. The crew given a GO for EREP pass today, the 27th in the mission Skylab IV; however, the groundtrack is predominantly cloud covered from 4 to 7/10 and from 8 until - to 8/10 coverage of clouds across the groundtrack. However, the majority of data take today is for atmospheric studies, so therefore this will not interfere too greatly with the pass. There two sites have been lost because of the cloud cover. One, Minneapolis/St. Paul area, is the central evaluation site. However, the S190 cameras hopefully will be able to poke through some of the cloud cover to capture snowfield cover in northern Montana from the Canadian border to Bismarck. for

of

CC Skylab, back with you through Goldstone 6 minutes. SPT Roger. PLT And, Story, I have my C&D pad, if you'll pass me the changes. CC Okay, Bill. Delete at 19:10:20, delete that ETC POWER ON. And move up to between 19:05:50 and 19:07:20 and put in 06:00 ETC POWER ON. PLT Roger; got that. CC And then at 07:00, ETC AUTO. PLT Okay. CC And finally, right above the i0:00 put in 08:30, ETC to STANDBY. PLT Roger. Delete 10:20, ETC POWER ON; at 6 minutes, ETC POWER to ON; at 7 minutes, ETC AUTO; at 8:30, ETC to STANDBY. CC END OF TAPE That's it. Thanks, Bill.

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PLT put At 6 ETC, us Ed in CC 08:30, ETC ETC to

Okay. And finally, STANDBY. right up above ETC ETC the i0:00,

PLT minutes, STANDBY.

POWER

Roger. Delete 10:20, to ON, at 7 minutes

POWER, ON. AUTO, at 8:30 get to

CC some more ETC at Carnarvon. PLT

data

That's it. Thanks Bill. That'll and I'll get the same changes up Okay.

you

CC can put

some

of

And that

Ed, if H-alpha on the VTR for

l's us.

still

degraded,

building

SPT SPT block

i0,

I

Okay, Story. Will do. Story, Just before I started was taking a look above the

into these limb and the

silicone XII, which is where we are now on the grating. I really don't see very much even 30 arc-seconds off the limb. Counts are down around - at the most 20, most of them are below i0. We're faint. 4 looking CC minutes PAO 17 hours 35 minutes to Bermuda. Skylab with loss Control. of signal Greenwich as mean time crosses for loops, and I think Ed. And they're we're going a minute to be to very LOS,

Thanks,

spacecraft

over the northern limits of the U.S. with through again through the Bermuda tracking crew members prepare for the upcoming EREP revolution across the United States. The

acquisition coming station as Skylab pass on the next EREP maneuver will

be initiated at Greenwich mean time 18 hours 49 minutes, less than 1 hour from now. G&N - G&N officer predicts use of 18 mibs for this maneuver. More than 16,100 pound-seconds of TACS fuel remain aboard Skylab in the mission. We'll bring the pass. CC i0 minutes. active region SPT SPT CC SPT me the changes front of me. CC that POWER SPT CC for line the 18 up now days remaining for this Bermuda Bermuda rain for over

We're back with you through And Ed, Sack Peak (?) reports coronal 16. You ought to see something. Okay, thank you, Story. Houston, SPT. Go ahead, Ed. on the Story, why pad now on don't you the ETC.

go ahead and I have it in cross that out

give

move

ON

up

Okay. At 19:10:20, to 19:06:00. Okay. And at 19:07:00, to

and

AUTO.

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SPT Okay. CC And finally at 08:30, go to STANDBY. CC And from there on down, it's as the pad indicates, going back to AUTO at 11:20 and so forth. SPT Okay. We go to AUTO at 7 even. STANDBY at 8:30. At 11:20, back to AUTO and press on as nominal. CC Yes, sir. We're Just picking up that extra minute and a half of data there. SPT Okay, Story. CC Skylab, we're a minuLe to LOS. About 8 minutes to Ascension, 17:54. Be looking to dump the data/voice there. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 48 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda as Skylab space station now begins its 3626th revolution of the Earth. The crew given go ahead for the EREP pass number 27 in the mission of Skylab IV. An update for the ETC, Earth terrain camera pad. The cameras will be turned on early as the spacecraft passes over the Seattle, Washington area in attempt to take photographs with the Earth terrain camera through the scientific airlock - the antisolar scientific airlock. The majority of the track under the vehicle today will be cloud covered. However, the majority of targets today are atmospheric-type cloud cumulations. The crew will attempt to get data over northern Montana from the CanadianMontana border to Bismarck in effort to capture photographs of the snow covered fields. Acquisition in 5 minutes through Ascension. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 17 hours 49 minutes. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 53 minutes. Acquisition coming though Ascension. The Ascension pass will be i0 minutes and 27 seconds in duration as the crew prepares for the EREP pass on the next stateside pass beginning off the coast of Washington and ending off the coast - northeast - northsouth coast of the southeast coast CC Ii minutes. CDR SPT down CC CC of the United States, over Portsmouth, Skylab, AOS through Ascension for Roger, Story. Story, what grating there? Stand by i. 2435. Virginia.

position

do you

show

SPT Okay, it's reading 34 here, 2434, but that shouldn't make much difference. I just don't see many counts at all on detector 3. I think I should be seeing quite a bit more. A quiet disk ought to be giving me at least 20 or 30. Ed, CC and think that's We're showing normal. the same thing down here,

SPT Okay, Story. I was going on the basis of some information which they sent me up permanent general message for the silicone XII 521 line. Apparently we're looking at the very low end of it right now. CC Okay. CC Skylab. We just finished dumping the data/voice about a minute or two ago and we think we saw someone trying to record something. You might want to record that again. PLT Thanks, Story. CDR Story, have the wizards been able to strip anything out of the data that might indicate why we had that little 20-second dropout on our beat? CC We just dumped it at this pass right here. CDR Okay. CC And we're going LOS here, Jer, the next station is Carnarvon, 18:27, it's about 22 minutes. CDR We'll see you. CC Yes, sir. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 18 hours 6 minutes. Loss of signal through Ascension. Next acqusition in 21 minutes and 30 seconds will be Carnarvon tracking station. Commander Jerry Carr asking the ground if they were able to find what - out what caused the beep problem they had on the tape - on-board tape recorder yesterday. The glitch mysteriously went away at Greenwich mean time 17:13 while

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the spacecraft was - was just before the spacecraft was in contact with the Hawaii tracking station. That data is now on the ground, being dumped at the Ascension tracking station. Flight controllers will now look at the data see to determine what may have caused that beeping noise in the onboard tape recorder the EGIL officer here at the flight control center informing Flight Director Milt Windier that the current average temperature is 77.4 degrees aboard the workshop. This is the same temperature that was recorded when the crew awoke this morning, therefore the temperatures have not risen today and EGIL says we_ve more than likely reached our peak during this high beta angle. Temperatures not increasing at all inside the workshop today. Next acquisition in 20 minutes through the Carnarvon tracking station. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 18 hours 7 minutes. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 26 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Carnarvon tracking station in 50 seconds. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Dr. Story Musgrave. CC Skylab, AOS through Carnarvon for 9 minutes. CDR CC for your CDR Roger. And, Jet, I've got today. Okay, go ahead. some weather for

you

hunting

CC On special 02, the uniform snow field, the cloud cover is predominantly about 0.8 to i0. There are some areas that are about 0.4 to 0.7. The important thing on that is not to be constrained to a specific pointing but get any 20- to 30-second stretches of data at any any snow field that you can find. You may find better hunting north of track. CDR Okay, I_ii start early than. CC Okay, you can start a little early or a little late, but don't miss the special 07 in terms of the timing. All we'd like is 20 or 30 seconds of uniform snow anywhere you can find it down through a hole in the overcast. CDR CC Okay. Special 07 Minneapolis is also overcast.

Their aviation report is 300 obscured and about five-eights of a mile. So_ you probably will not get the city. Take a quick look to try to find the city, if you don't get that also look for a hole that you can pick up some snow and take data on that. CDR CDR around target CC CC Guam, Okay, we'll do it. How's the weather down 605? That's 0.8 to i0 also, Jer. Skylab, we're a minute to LOS; 6 minutes on the coast

to

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 38 minutes with loss of signal through Carnarvon. Next tracking station acquisition will be Guam, the first acquisition for the Guam tracking station today, in 3 minutes and 40 seconds. The EREP pass number 27 today has the following principal investigators who will receive data. In the atmospheric studies, Dr. John C. Alishouse of the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Agency, Allan Shapiro of the U.S. Naval Research Labo _ Laboratory, Dr. R. K. Moore, University of Kansas Center for Research, he is also

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working on a project with the Johnson Space Center, Skylab Program Office in gathering data today. Topographic studies will be William J. Kosco of The USGS Service. Environmental studies will data will go to James L. Barnes of the Environmental Research and Technology Incorporated. On this pass, mostly cloud covered. However_ the groundls advised the crew to look for some open - openings in the clouds in hopes to get photographs of the Minneapolis, St. Paul area. The ETC ETC camera, Earth terrain camera, will be turned on a few minutes early today hopefully to get photographs of the Seattlet Washington area. A target heretofore not on the Skylab cameras. Wetll bring the line up here at Guam for this pass 7 minutes and 30 seconds in duration. CC 7 minutes. And_ CDR CC need an MPC INKIBIT, CC this maneuver. for Skylab, we're back with you through Guam Jert you got a good maneuver time. Roger, Story. And_ whols ever nearest to the ATM, we and an MPC ROLL INHIBIT. Thanks, and your APCS looks good for

CDR Roger, Story. CC Skylab, welre a minute to LOS_ about 17 minutes to Goldstone at 19:06. CDR Roger. CC And your maneuverts looking good, Jer. CDR Roger, Story, PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 15 minutes. Skylab space station maneuvered to Z_local vertical attitude to aim the EREP instruments at the intended groundtrack, was started at 18:49 as the spacecraft was still within range of the Guam tracking station. G&N officer informs the Flight Director, Milt Windler that the maneuver looks good. The data take will begin at 2:07 central daylight time as the spacecraft crosses over Vancouver Island. Data today will be taken on atmospheric conditions across the United States_ snow fields in the Dakota, Montana area as well as geographic and oceanographic information off the coast of North Carolina and Virginia. Next acquisition in 13 minutes and 50 seconds through Goldstone. At Greenwich mean time 18 hours 52 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 19 hours 3 minutes. The Earth resources pass scheduled to start in 4 minutes as spacecraft crosses Vancouver - the Island of Vancouver, off the Canadian coast. The Earth terrain camera will be toned - turned on early in hopes to catch pictures of Seattle. We'll bring the line up at this time. The crew will be on VOX eomm at this time, and wetll leave the llne up for this Earth resources pass. PLT Stand by, PLT MARK. 05:40 EREP START, and Jer, on my mark, 5 seconds from now, AUTO CAL. CDR Okay. PLT Stand by. PLT MARK. CDR (Garble) PLT AUTO CAL and 194 MODE to MANUAL in 6 minutes. CDR PLT CDR ETC POWER ON, Ed, Coming in MARK. Vancouver on my mark. over the Canadian Island. Rockies.

PLT I do have a good TAPE MOTION light. Pretty sure I called it, but 194 went to MANUAL at 05:50. And at 7 minutes, Ed, ETC AUTO. CDR Lots of snow on the Canadian Rockies, Story, PLT Okay, 15 seconds to a 7 minute ETC AUTO. CC Yes sir, we're here reading you loud and clear for 18 minutes stateside. CDR Okay, PLT Stand by. PLT MARK. ETC AUTO at 7 minutes. PLT Standing by for 7:20. And PLT MARK. 7:20. SCAT, ON and RAD, ON. CDR Tell me when that 191 - PLT I will. It should - CDR - - AUTO CAL comes ON. PLT That should come on at 08:30 and l_m - this is my next event. CDR Okay, CDR Doggone it, it's clouding up. PLT And at 08:30, I'ii give Ed a call for ETC STANDBY. CDR And, therets a hole in the clouds, but there ain't no snow under it. Looks like I better look over to the left a little ways, a little to tke north. PLT Okay. 15 seconds to 08:30. ETC STANDBY. I_ii give a mark. Stand by. PLT MARK. REFERENCE 6, we do have a READY iigkt_ Jerry, You can start data take.

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Fortunately I got no place to take data. ETC STANDBY. You can do uniform cloud layer. There's a little snow. Uniform snow clouds. Okay, did I miss it? Or did I not?

Cameras on. not had Okay, I guess the ALTIMETER it goes to STANDBY for warmON. Yes, that's probably what

CDR CDR of land patterns PLT CDR snow.

Data (Garble) It's right in a cultivated around. Everything looks good on Okay, I don_t know where

area.

Lots

the C&D panel. it is, but itVs

PLT Stand by for ALTIMETER's going to STANDBY. PLT MARK. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. 10:13 - CDR Okay. PLT - - 190 MODE AUTO. CDR End of that. PLT Stand by. PLT MARK. 190 MODE to AUTO. And, I do have the FILM ADVANCE MALFUNCTION light on CAMERA 6, which was to be expected. CDR Okay. Looking for Minneapolis at 12:24, now. Pretty cloudy. CDR Okay, this is data and film. PLT Okay, Ed, at 11:20, which is about 15 seconds from now, ETC to AUTO. I'ii give a mark. Stand by. PLT MARK. ETC to AUTO. CDR One more minute. Should be over the Garrison Reservoir. PLT On my mark it_ll be 11:48. PLT MARK. SCAT to STANDBY and RAD to STANDBY. Waiting for 11:56. PLT MARK. 11:56, RAD, ON. 12:10, my mark it_ll be 12:10. PLT MARK. 190 INTERVAL to i0. Still looks good. CDR Okay_ DAC is ON. Got no Minneapolis, over lots of clouds. CDR Man, I don_t even see a hole. CC We'll be dropping out for a minute, handing over to MILA, Skylab. CDR Roger. Looks like Minneapolis is solid over.

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PLT Stand by for 13 minutes, even. PLT (Garble) frames per minute should go to i0 on my mark. PLT MARK. And you got a good SPEED (garble) and the light is steady. Nice and steady on 192 60 inches per second. Waiting for 13:45. Nope, CDR turning PLT CDR off Like a hungry mosquito, no place to go. the DAC, there's nothing to MARK. 192 MODE to STANDBY at 13:45. Too bad.

PLT And 14 minutes, which is coming up shortly herep Ed. ETC to STANDBY in 5 seconds. PLT MARK. ETC to STANDBY. 6, PLT MARK. RAD to STANDBY. And RAD, OFF; (garble) ALTIMETER coming ON. PLT MARK. ALTIMETER_ ON. PLT And waiting for 15 minutes, we got the timeout to see what's on 190. Okay, I did not - the light is out and MODE to STANDBY. It is. FRAME 15, INTERVAL to 20. Waiting for 15:40. We do have an ALTIMETER UNLOCK light. very END OF TAPE

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PLT ON PLT 15 minutes did not Frame 15. ALTIMETER seem CDR to be PLT going CDR PLT CDR on 20 PLT something here. seconds here. SEQUENCE I know

-

-

and

RAD,

OFF.

Okay,

ALTIMETER

coming

to the

get a light

MARK. timeout is out 20.

ALTIMETER, and see and MODE Waiting looking at

ON. And waiting for what's on 190. Okay. to STANDBY. It is. for the 15:40. Do have an

I

INTERVAL to UNLOCK light.

Okay,

Appalachians to

they

MODE

to

3,

and

Okay, 1 RANGE to Appalachians Okay. Looking

15:40, 74. are

ALTIMETER pretty

STANDBY. free.

cloud

ALTIMETER at a big

ON. 17:03 standing by. muddy reservoir now. I brief got AUTO there. a MALF to I the a READY to 5, get right do

Okay. We'll When I

Now, when I went, when get through, I guess we went to turn the 190 MODE STANDBY started it was because already I got

SEQUEN However,

switch to the sequence

light. It's possible I turned the MODE AUTO SEQUENCE STANDBY early. Waiting for 17:03. PLT MARK. 17:03, 190 MODE to AUTO. have a READY light. CDR clouds. PLT light Setting up Oh, for Kitty Hawk's just a nadir swath. for 17:45. underneath Still have by MODE there, the ON. The (Garble)

Waiting

on the ALTIMETER. Okay, 17:45. PLT MARK. ALTIMETER, RANGE, 70, and 192 is still cranking the over CC DAC CDR - PLT CDR Hatteras itself and Kitty Hawk EC CDR Station Cherry CC CDR PLT 190 sequence, at 15 minutes turned taking it 190 on Story. it was back ON, if Jer, you Okay. MARK. if you haven't We

Stand STANDBY. away.

got good already. broke

weather into

just

clear

18:03. over out in in the Sound add. well. water,

ALTIMETER, Cape Hatteras. the clear. soup. is clear, and

- - right is sticking are in the Okay. Pimlieo Point, I might Know it Got blue

Cape is

-

Marine

Air

occasiona]

scattered

cu.

Okay, I may not have gotten the full When I went to turn the 190 to STANDBY already there. So I don't know if I or I what. a FILM But I did I was I was light.

prematurely, because

data,

got

ADVANCE

malfunction

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I suspect I turned it off for a 190 shutter speed going to SLOW PLT MARK. CDR Okay. Coming up on a full overcast now. While over the water I could see no evidence of a a Gulf Stream. I can see no blooming or anything like that. Now we're in the clear blue again. 30 seconds to go. PLT Standing by 20:15. At 21 minutes even, which is still good. In a way I'ii give a call for an AUTO CAL. 21:15. CDR Okay. Okay. Stopping the VTR at 20. PLT Okay. CDR Correction. Stopping the camera, the DAC camera. PLT 20:15, REFERENCE to 2. PLT MARK. REFERENCE TO 2 on 191 at 20:15. CDR And 21:15 is the cal, right? And we got a solar inertial at 19:22, it says here. PLT Okay. At 20 - M. I may have left 192 on to long. CC Yes, sir, we're Just going to call you GO to STANDBY on the S192. PLT Yes. It's a double line entry. The doggone pad printed out double. I scratched one of them out. Okay. Press on here. CDR 21:15, Bill? PLT 21:15 I - CDR Okay. PLT - (garble) VTS AUTO CAL. CDR All right. PLT And 194 MODE to MANUAL. CDR MARK, AUTO CAL. PLT 21:40. ALTIMETER to STANDBY. Man, that's terrible. CDR Solar inertial coml_g up st 21:22. 19:22 1 should say. PLT MARK. 21:40, ALTIMETER to STANDBY. CDR 15 seconds to solar inertial, PLT Okay. I know what I did, Story. I went to STANDBY on the 190 camera at - at the time. One 13:45 instead of going 192 MODE STANDBY, That was where I made the mistake. CDR Okay. We're going into solar inertial. PLT Okay. l've got the READY out. MODE to STANDBY. CDR 12 minutes. And the rates look pretty good.

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CDR No, X is getting kind of high now. There it goes. Now we're looking good. PLT Waiting for 23:55. CDR Well, sorry about that Minneapolis. PLT 23:45 PLT MARK. EREP to STOP. Okay. Darn it. That should have been 23:55. Okay, there it is. READY light's ON at 23:55. EREP to STOP. It is. New tape measurement. Yes, that was a sorry performance. This pad looks like a patchwork quilt. CDR Yeah. I think maybe if we get any more pads with all those double lines on them. We Just - we'll ask them to send up -PLT Yeah. Just have them send up another pad. CDR Just too darn dangerous. PLT Sorry. Used up all that tape. It didn't take that long to tell them to send up a new pad. CC Okay. We're copying all that, Bill. We would like a tape measurement and get the results back if possible over Ascension. That's in about i0 minutes. PLT Okay. I'ii go get the tape and get that for you. I'm sorry about that. That was lousy. END OF TAPE

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- if possible i0 minutes. I'm sorry Okay. about I'ii that.

over

Ascension.

It's that What

in

PLT for you. line? i0

go get the tape and get That was lousy. Okay.

CC And we're a minute from LOS. In about minutes through Ascension, 19:34. CDR Roger, Story. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 19 hours 26 minutes with loss of signal through Bermuda as the Skylab space station concluded EREP pass number 27, adding to the data all ready collected on the previous 2 missions of the Earth's natural resources. Next acqnisiton in 7 minutes and 50 seconds will be through the Ascension tracking station. At Greenwich mean time 19 hours 26 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 19 hours 33 hours Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station now over the coast of Brazil is about a minute and 25 seconds from acquisition through the Ascension tracking antenna. The pass through Ascension will last a little more than 5 minutes. We'll bring the line up live now in case the crew still has their helmets on and can talk a little bit earlier than normal. CC Skylab, we_ve got y_u through Ascension for 4 minutes and maneuver's looking good. PLT All right, Story, 5.3 centimeters. CC Copy, 5.3, Bill, and we think we've probably got the good data on S192. PLT Thank you, that makes me feel a little bit better anyway. CC Wellp we got plenty of tape too. SPT Story, could you have the guys who are worried about the ETC tell me whether we were the objective or to studu overcast (garble) CC Stand by one, Ed. CC Skylab, we're a minute and a half from LOS, Carnarvon_s next at 20:04. Planning to dump the data/ voice there. And we're showing a teleprinter low. If you could change it out for us_ wetd appreciate it. PLT Okay_ Story, will do. CC And, Edp in answer to your question, the ETC_ we wanted to corollate that data with the S191. And it's very hard in the overcast for or us to not. tell whether we_ll get any openings

SPT Okay_ Story, we sure were taking an awful lot of pictures of good overcast, and I - from the ETC standpoint, you kind of hate to see that film used for that. CC some like Guess I'd SPT CC but pass SPT is this CC on up what the Well, it's sort of like the Sun, Ed, it hot, some cold, some land, some water, some ice. better throw in Got nothing against the cloud - - better throw in the clouds too. Got nothing your objectives against are? Ed. an cloud men, Story,

That's affirm_ Northern Hemisphere,

The next time you active aurora has

been reported up there, and if you can, take photos per Permanent Mmessage 18 Bravo. SPT Thank you, Story. PAO Skylab Control at 19:41 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is out of range of Ascension. 23_i/2 minutes to our next acquisition of signal at Carnarvon, Australia. The return to solar inertial was completed during

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period fired

just before for the return that at is the

the

Ascension from Z local

pass. Apparently vertical to solar Earth to However, -

no back the -

inertial, to pointing

to say from Sun, a i0

pointing at the minute maneuver.

if that does not appear to be (garble) without its effect, we do have some indications now that another glitch on the CMG number 2 is in progress. Currents have again moved up about 2 to 3 percent, speed is down about half a percent, and the temperatures appear to be converging. They're now about 8/10 apart as opposed to the usual 2 to 3 degrees. So it looks llke we[re now in the process of another - another anomaly on CMG number 2. We've had a good many of those in the last Sun angles. lab mission. During this rain camera_ couple of days, possibly attributed to the high However, still a matter of concern for the Sky22 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. last pass, Ed Gibson asked about the Earth terwhich he said him other were got pictures of a lot of overcast. that there activities uncertain the pass. this is was a requirement for in the Earth's reas to how much overcast our

And the ground informed photography to support sources passp and they they next END might run acquisition OF TAPE into of

during signal_

22 minutes to Skylab Control.

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PAO Skylab Control at 20 hours, 4 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now 52 seconds from acquisition at Carnarvon, Australia. The pass through Carnarvon will last approximately 10-i/2 minutes. We'll bring the line up llve now for air-to-ground, the Spacecraft Communicator is Story Musgrave. CC Skylab, AOS through Carnarvon for 9 minutes, we'll be dumping the data/voice here. SPT Houston, SPT. CC Go ahead. SPT Story, I assume that they did not want the ETC left up during the M509 so that's stowed. CC Okay, that's a good call, Ed. We didn't plan to stow it because we are running an EREP pass tomorrow on the ETC Ops start about 13:30. That's a good call to get that out of the way while applying 509. SPT Story, if later on you give me what filter is going to be put into the ETC, I can get that thing put back inot the airlock after 509 and be ready to go in the morning. CC Okay, great, Ed. CC Ed, Houston. SPT Go ahead Story. CC That's a filter 5 for the ETC. SPT Thank you. CC And when you can, here, we'd llke for you to change out the teleprinter paper. We've got a Flight Plan and alternate Flight Plan, and a detail for the alternate detail because we want to get ahead as much as we can so you can sleep in the MDA in quiet tonight. SPT You know how to get to me. I'll do it whenever the woodpecker stops here. CC Okay, it'll be stopped in about 2 minutes. Skylab, we're a minute to LOS. We won't get you at Guam this pass. It'll be Goldstone in about half an hour, at 20:43. And Ed, no need to acknowledge, I checked that last message in the teleprinter and if it's not legible you can let us know over Goldstone. SPT Just looked at not even down to the red line CDR Thank you. PAO Skylab Control Greenwich mean time. Skylab space of Carnarvon. Our next acquisition Goldstone. Astronauts Cart, Gibson It's 26 million miles in Earth orbit their home planet this afternoon. 4300 mile pass from the Pacific it, Story. yet. It looks good.

at 20 hours 16 minutes station is out of range is 27 minutes away at and Pogue with more than of

completed another survey The survey along a Ocean, west of Canada's

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across

the

northern

United

States

to

the

Atlantic Ocean more than a thousand miles east of Miami, Florida was a very successful one. Despite some unexpected changes in cloud cover, the survey included some bonus information gathered over clear areas of Appalachia. When an electronic scanner was left on longer than planned. That means that right now we think that we may have gotten some extra information by them because of a mistake made in reading of the pad. The teleprinter message had a repeat line in it and the repeat line seemed to indicate to Bill Pogue that he should leave the 192 on instead of turning it off so it was !eft on a little longer than planned. However, it inadvertently may have gotten some good data over the Appalachian area where clouds were expected but in fact some clear areas were reported. That's going to have to evaluated yet tonight but that could be a bonus for the Skylab Earth resourses pass this afternoon. The maneuver back to pointing Skylab's solar instruments at the active Sun, however, strained the space station's number 2 control gyroscope once again. The irregular behavior was the third since the crew went to sleep last night and the sixth in the last two days. Brings to a total of more than 2 dozen, the number of irregularities in the behavior of control moment gyroscope number 2. At the present time, during the Carnarvon pass that gyroscope appears to be continuing it's anomaly. Temperatures now have crossed over very slightly but the two bearing temperatures being about the same. The wheel speed is down approximately 40 r.p.m.'s or about half of a percent and the currents are up about two to three percent. So this appears to be another one of the CMG glitches that have been reported frequently over the last two months. Also, we're checking now on information on the Earth terrain camera photography of overcast. We believe that part of the study that's primarily intended for sensor preformance evaluation of other sensors, the Earth terrian camera to give supporting information to data gathered with the 192. 25 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. Change-of-shift briefing is scheduled for room 137 in the Building i; this is an office in building i, room 137. It will be scheduled for about 4:15 today. Flight Director Milton Windler is the off-going Flight Director. Again, that change-of-shift briefing will be held in room 137; that's the chief office of Public Information in Building i. This is Skylab Control, it is now 19 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 20 hours 42 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now 55 seconds from acquisition at Goldstone. Pass through Goldstone will last about 7 minutes, or through Golds,one, Texas, and Merrltt Island, a total pass of about 17 minutes. We'll bring the line up live now for air-to-ground here. The Spacecraft Communicator still on duty is Story Musgrave, although a handover is now in progress here in Mission Control. We're live now at Goldstone. CC Skylab, AOS stateside for 17 minutes. CDR Story, the M509 powerup commenced at 37. CC Okay, thanks, Jer, and youtve got a phone call tonight at 01:30, Hawaii, and it's a left. CDR Thank you. CC We'll remind you the pass before. CDR Okay. CC Ed, could you reach over and put the teleprinter to COMMAND please? SPT You got it. CC Okay, and note those messages coming up. SPT The first one looks good, Story. CC Thanks, Ed. CC Skylab, we're a minute from LOS, about i0 minutes to Vanguard at 21:10. Jet, could you let us know how you're comin B along with M509? CDR Story, we're ready to start suit donning, and then we'll go right into ASMU donning. CC Okay. CDR Story, documenting - documentary photos 24 is going to take three guys to do it. I don't think we can do it today. CC Copy_ Jer. PA0 Skylab Control at 21:01 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now over the northern part of su _ South America. Our next acquisition is a little less than 9 minutes away at Vanguard. CMG number 2 is still experiencing an anomaly with the traditional signature. Temperatures have crossed over slightly. At one point there, about 1.2 degrees higher on bearing number 2 than they were on bearing number i. This is for the second control moment gyroscope. And currents up about 2 percent - 2 to 3 percent at maximum. They still remain about a percent and a half above normal, and the wheel speed down about 40 rpms - or about 1/2 percent. That's about where they are now and that's about where they've been since shortly after the Earth resources maneuver brought the space station back to solar inertial or pointing at the Sun. That problem doesn't appear to, however, to have gotten any worse, and it does appear - slightly now

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that it is clearing up. 8 minutes to our next acquisition of signal. Skylab crew now scheduled to be working on the astronaut maneuvering unit, M509. Pilot Bill Pogue this afternoon is testing test flying the astronaut maneuvering unit. Commander Carr is observing the experiment which is scheduled to last about 4 hours. There is a question just asked by Story Musgrave about documentary photographs of that which the crew required - would require three people. There are not three people available, as Ed Gibson is working now at the solar telescope. Although one crewman flys the nitrogen powered backpack, the other is available to offer assistance provide for the test pilots safety, and carefully observe his performance at various phases in the experiment, The participating crewman may perform either a shirtsleeve or spacesuited evaluation of the maneuvering equipment. Principle investigators for the maneuvering unit experiment are Major Charles Whitsett of - Junior_ Bruce McCandless, and Dave Schultz, all located at Johnson Space Center, 7 minutes to our next acqulsition of s%gnal, and we expect ehange-of_shift briefing to begin at 4:15 or shortly thereafter in Building i, in room 137 t_ere. This is Skylab Control at 3 minutes 15 seconds after the _our. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 21:09 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now 54 seconds away from acquisition at Vanguard. This pass through Vanguard should last approximately 7 minutes and we_ll bring the line up live for that pass. And handover is just about completed here in Mission Control with Charles Lewis and his Spacecraft bring the CC 6 minutes. Communicator Hank Hartsfield coming on duty. We'll line up live now for the pass through Vanguard. Skylab, Houston through Vanguard for

PLT Roger_ Hank. CC CDR, Houston, in regard to the documentary 24, if you do have the camera mounted so that you can get about 60 seconds press ahead, if you don't it's not a requirement. CDR Roger. Hank the 6 cycle per second beep just got noisier_ got louder. CC Roger, we copy. next from SENSOR CC station now. CDR 61 CC PAO is Skylab, Houston 1 minute Goldstone at 22:20 that!s an from hour LOS, the and 4 minutes

- 618-1

Okay_ Hank we just got a FIRE alarm. It's and it's a false one. Roger. Skylab Control at 21:17 Greenwich mean

time. Skylab space station is over the South Atlantic, more than an hour before our next acquisition at Goldstone. A caution and warning sound heard by the Skylab crew, they checked it out, however it was just an anomaly and nothing of any importance, The control moment gyroscope apparently is still acting up, Does not appear to have improved substantially although it seems to have stabilized. The Vanguard site is not a particularly good one for gathering data, the data is interfered with frequently there by - by other radio frequency bursts in the immediate surroundings of the ship and for that reason we can't entirely depend on the information we got here but it looks like the anomaly is still in progress. Again the temperatures are slightly crossed over with bearing number 2 a little bit warmer than bearing number i_ the wheel speed still down a fraction of a percent. The current is still up about a percent and a half. Flight Director Milton Windler has left the Mission Control Center and we believe he's now en route to the Building i briefing that will be in room 137 in Building i. Change-of_shift briefing should begin probably in the next 5 to i0 minutes. This is Skylab Control at 18 minutes and 40 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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Skylab Control at 22:19 Greenwich mean Skylab space station is now about 56 seconds from of signal through the tracking antenna at This pass through Goldstone and Texas stations and we'll bring The Spacecraft flight director Goldstone

should last approximately 12-i/2 minutes the line up live now for air-to-ground. Communicator is Hank Hartsfield and the duty is Charles Lewis. Texas on CC for Skylab, 12 minutes. Houston

on

through

and

SPT a stop and CC CDR maneuvers and is PSS number CC that you just CDR CC CDR your

Hello Hank, we Just had CMG number 3 gimbal getting back to attitude now. Roger. We copy. Hank, the PLT has finished his baseline we're changing out the PSS to press on. This 3 that we're taking out. CDR, Houston. Which baseline was it finished up? Say again, Hank. Roger. Which baselines have you finished? I said we finished all of them. we're

CC Okay. We copy, and you're starting on third bottle. Is that correct? CDR That's affirmative. CC Skylab, Houston. We need the DAS for a nuZ update. SPT You have it, Hank. CC CDR, Houston. If you - if there's time remaining in your Flight Plan there and you want to use a fifth bottle, you're GO to do that. And we recommend that if you're going to do t_at, that you put PSS number 4 on top-off as soon as you remove it. CC SPT CDR using another SPT Skylab, Houston. The DAS is yours. Thank you, Hank. Hey, Ed. Did Jerry copy my comments PSS? Hold on, Hank. I'Ii ask him.

on

SPT Yeah. He copied, Hank. And he'll get with you when _e can. He_s kind of busy right now. CC Okay. No problem. CDR Hank, I copied your last transmission and wetre starting off again. We've got the PSS changed out. Number 3 is in the recharge. CC Roger copy, and CMG power is OFF. Is that correct? CDR CC What CMG. power is off? through with that now, right? You're

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CDR CC LOS. Vanguard minutes, and time. PAO The will we're

That's

affirmative. from

Skylab, Houston. We're i minute be coming up at 45 in about 12-1/2 scheduled to dump the recorder. Skylab Control space station is

Skylab

at 22:34 Greenwich mean now out of range of the to acquisition the first opportabout an hour.

tracking antenna at Texas. i0_i/2 minutes at Vanguard. During this last pass we had unity to look at some data from Skylab for

Apparently that anomaly now on control moment gyro number 2 is at an end. The wheel speed at acquisition at Goldstone appeared to be back around on the normal level, at back at around 8912, with currents back down at their normal level and the temperatures approximately recovered with about a 1.6 degrees difference at Goldstone. That does appear to be a sign that the speed and currents are stabalizing on CMG number 2. And that anomaly apparently now is over. Also got a little information on - from the crew that CMG number 3 reached a gimbal stop. No problem associated with that. That was quickly corrected. Two TACS firings, both very brief, a total of about i0 pound-seconds fired while the space station was out of range of signal. The cabin pressure in Skylab has moved up about two tenths of a pound a square inch, a result of the use of the astronaut maneuvering unit, which fires nitrogen gas in the cabin. The cabin pressure up very slightly_ about as would be expected, All of the baseline or essential runs of the M509 have been completed. And they're now beginning bottles already work with used. their Strangely third bottle enough, as of nitrogen. the flight Two director 3,

noted_ they have three bottles on board. They're numbered 2, and 4, which he thought was a little added confusion and couldn't understand. He had a good laugh out of that. They are now goin_ to refill number 4 if they want to do a little extra flying. And for fair weather friends of the Comet Kohoutek, that once famous comet is still visible. It now has a magnitude of about 5, which makes it about twice as bright as the dimmest stars that are visible to people living outside the cities. It appears to be a faint, fuzzy star. A Johnson Space Center observer, who has seen it over the last couple of nights, says that he could see a tail approximately binoculars. 5 million Earth, 71 3.6 That miles, million degrees in length would indicate a The comet is now miles from the using his tail length 76 million Sun. It 7-power of about miles from outside about maxmiles

passed

the orbit of Venus yesterday. 104,000 miles an hour. That's imum, whick at one time passed

It's current speed is less than half of it's a quarter of a million

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skirted

the

Sun.

The

comet

is visible

in

the

south southwest and west sky. It's against the background of the constellation Pices or the fish. At 7-1/2 minutes to our next acquisition of signal, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Greenwich

mean

time.

Skylab Control at The Skylab space

22 hours, 44 minutes station is now just

crossing the coast of South America. 52 seconds from acquisition of signal at Vanguard. This pass through Vanguard should last for ii minutes and the Spacecraft Communicator is Hank Hartsfield. CC 8 minutes. CDR We just changed 3 in again now CC SPT CC CC number 4? SPT TV downlink. now up. Roger, go to TV I site what on the don't we copy. Okay, lost you you much need portable, I getting now switch. think you - what Okay_ Hank you might have Jerry;s got the VTR going to hold it for M509p he Skylab, Roger, Houston Hank. through Grasp and Vanguard hold is for completed. got

out PSS number 3 - correction, number 4, we and he_s starting his first discretionary. Roger_ we copy. You ready for some TV downlink, Hank. It'll be about 1 minute Ed. CDR, Yes Houston. he is Hank. you. SPT, Houston we're Are you topping off PSS

ready a

CC for SPT minute, picked CC need CC the or

Okay,

thank

right it

just you

to

there,

think there,

probably he didn't

got what get.

weren't

CC for $055, Goldstone SPT CC SPT Hank. CC single coming

SPT_ Houston what mode we got some invalid mode readings about 20 minutes ago. Say What I'm Okay, again, Hank. mode are you in in the south mode our data indicates

are you in back at

in $0557 doing a you're

line in

profile,

but we're about 35 seconds from LOS, Tananarive up at 12. PAO Skylab Control at 22:54 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is out of range of the Vanguard and during that pass you could hear probably Bill Pogue firing rockets on the astronaut maneuvering unit, the gas jets. Those nitrogen firing indication that the M509 run is still in progress_ that was scheduled to take place over a four hour period concludes about 2 hours or an hour and a half from now. And at this time Pilot - Science Pilot Ed Gibson should be in an ATM run as they're concluding a daylight pass. Immediately following the run of the

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astronaut maneuvering unit, the backpack that's powered by nitrogen gas bottles. Crew members will sit down and have a meal. This is Skylab Control, it's now 54 minutes and 49 seconds after the hour. We're 17 minutes from our next acquisition. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 23:10 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now 56 seconds from acquisition of signal through the voice relay station at Tananarive. This pass through Tananarive on the Island of Madagascar should last a little less than 7 minutes. We'll bring the Communicator 6-1/2 line is up live now for Hank Hartsfield. Skylab, CDR, air-to-ground, through Spacecraft Tananarlve it's convenient here

CC minutes. CC

Houston

Houston

whenever

we got 5 minutes left on this pass, we'd like to get a progress report. CC SPT, Houston the high beta angle period is gone passed and our coolant temperature is stable back stabilized back to its nominal value of 50 degrees. So whatever is convenient on panel 207 under ATM CANISTER thermal you can go ahead and enable the caution and warning for coolant temp. CC Skylab, Houston i minute to LOS, Hawaii at 55, PAO Skylab Control at 23:18 Greenwich mean time, wetve had final loss of signal through Tananarive. Our next acquisition at Hawaii is approximately 36-1/2 minutes away. Astronauts Jerry Carr_ Ed Gibson and Bill Pogue completed their 27tk Earth survey this afternoon, but the evening activities center on studies of the Sun and a test flight of backpack. erratically the astronaut maneuvering unit on nitrogen powered Skylab's number 2 controlled gyroscope behaved again this afternoon for the third time since the to used

crew went to sleep last night, But it has again returned normal. The brief slowdown on the large wheel which is to hold Skylab steady during scientific studies of the Earth_ stars and Sun 2 months. Bill Pogne was is the 26th testing to the occur during the nitrogen backpack

past

which should be an important part activities in the 1980ts. Pogue's believe rescue of Skylab Commander of the TV camera and work flight tested the backpack the space station's working with a while area.

of construction and repair checkout includes a makeJerry Cart. Installation 5-gallon water tank. wearing his spacesuit And also the Comet Pogne inside Kohoutek

object should be visible tonight in the evening sky. Sunset is at 6:47 Houston time and that's the approximate time for most of the Southern part of the United States. The comet set time is about 4 hours after the sunset, so it should be especially the sunset That time eas Z to 4 is to see during hours after the period of the sunset across for 2 hours after the U.S. night as

approximately

accurate

tomorrow

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well. But the comet setting 4 hours after sunset in most U. S. areas and it should be visible as a relatively dim star particularly easy to see with binoculars. Again it's located in the southwest to west sky and near the constellation Pisces. 20 minutes after the hour and 34-1/2 minutes to our next acquisition, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 23 hours 54 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station 55 seconds from acquisition through the tracking antenna at Hawaii. We'll have a very short pass here only 3 minutes in length. And we'll bring the line up live now for air-to-ground through Hawaii. CC Skylab, Houston through Hawaii for 2 minutes, did you read us at Tananarive, we copied no downlink. CDR Negative Hank we didn't hear you. CC Okay, we must have had some sort of a problem there Jerry, I gave a call to the SPT there regarding the CANISTER THERMAL CAUTION and WARNING on panel 207. Our COOLANT TEMPS have stabilized back to nominal values and whenever it's convenient you can go ahead and ENABLE the CAUTION and WARNING on your CANISTER THERMAL for COOLANT TEMPS. CDR Okay, and we terminated M509, we did all the first three discretionary maneuvers and we got maneuver Bravo done on the second set of discretionaries before we had to quit. CC CDR battery Roger, we copy_ good show. Yeah, we went through 5 PSS's a half. and about

a

and

CC Sounds like you did a good job there Jerry. about 45 seconds from LOS. Vanguard will be coming 22 and that's the evening status. SPT Hank, as you were going over the hill last time we had contact with you, you were mentioning something about the ATM, and I didn't quite understand what you were saying. CC Okay_ what I was trying to tell you about was that you could go ahead and ENABLE the CAUTION and WARNING for COOLANT TEMP under CANISTER THERMAL. The temperatures are back to normal. We're up at SPT Oh, okay I thought you were talking about 55 and SINGLE and I didntt quite understand that call. Thank you. CC Oh Oh, that call yes, we wanted to know what configuration you were in because we saw some funny modes back at Goldstone a rev ago. SPT At that particular time I was doing a line profile so I had the 4007 for 67 in. CC We copy. PA0 Skylab Control at 23:58 Greenwich mean time. We're out of range of Hawaii. After a very brief pass through that tracking antenna, crew informing us they did not hear a call at Tananarive, apparently that signal going up to the crew was not very strong. And also at this

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pass we've been informed that the M509 run has been completed with several of the discretionary maneuvers, that included the rescue activity and also the work with maneuvering a large water can, 5-gallon water can. Several discretionary maneuvers in addition to the basic or base line maneuvers that were scheduled for the crew today. That's the fifth run of the M509 astronaut maneuvering unit for this flight. However, we have no idea of how many more may be available during the next couple of weeks as the Skylab crew completes their Mission. And the ATM activities have been working been concluded except for one pass which Science Pilot Ed Gibson will make during the presleep period tonight is one more opportunity in daylight cycle. Right now we're in daylight, coming up to the end of the daylight period. And the crew should be sitting down to eat some meals at this point. This is their evening meal period coming up. This is Skylab Control, the evening status report is scheduled for 22 minutes after the hour, that's the next coming pass at Vanguard. It's now 59 minutes and 45 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Greenwich

mean

time.

SkylaL The

Control Skylab

at space

zero hours 21 minutes station now off the

coast of Chile is 50 seconds from acquisition of signal through the Vanguard tracking ship. This pass through Vanguard should last about 10-1/2 minutes. Spacecraft Communicator is Hank Hartsfleld. This is the evening status report. We should get a rundown on todays photographic activities and sleep periods and other details about the crews activities since they We're awakened this live now for and morning at air-to-ground 11:00 at Greenwich Vanguard. through for the mean Vanguard evening time. for status

CC 9-1/2 minutes, report. CDR CC we We had got

Skylab, Houston, we're standing by

You ready to copy, Hank? Okay, we're back with you

now,

Jet. (garble) in a

We

a little trouble acquiring there. We broke you - yeah, we're ready to go right now. CDR Okay, photo log will be along CDR, 7.0, 5 heavy, 2 light; SPT, 7.0, 6 PLT, 7.0, PLT, 1106. 6321, 6317; Exercise: SPT, none; at noon shorts, all heavy. No volumes SPT, 6385, no change PLT, Sudafed

minute. 1

Sleep: light; 4675; 6320, 6250. none; once SPT, CDR, water; salt, minus or will of ATM. none. Charlie Lima

heavy,

Water gun: CDR, 8722; SPT, tonight. CDR's, on weight: 6387, 6387; PLT, 6248, 6251, for anyone. Medication: CDR, and Afrln times 2 - Afrin Clothing: PLT, none. CDR, Food socks; log:

and once this evening. shirt, and socks; and

8.5 salt, plus one lemonade, plus SPT, 5.0 salt, plus applesauce, plus 1.0 one coffee, rehydration llst plus water. one grape Flight all

one peaches_ plus 1.0 no water; PLT, 7.0 one tuna, none. is done -

punch, plus deviations: housekeeping

Shopping

accomplishments:

he done by the end of the day; SPT, 1-1/2 day passes Inoperable equipment: none. Unscheduled stowage: Okay, the photo log, 16-milllmeter, Mlbl, M092, 171, India 79, 09, Charlie India 126. EREP VTS: Charlie 41. M509 dash 3 Papa, Delta i0, Charlie India 86,

ii,

35, Charlle India 80. M509 3 Papa Delta I, Charlle India 81, 38, Charlie India 77. Nikons: number i, Charlle X-ray 41, 05; 2, Bravo Victor, 20, 13; 3, Charlle India 115, 26; 4, Bravo Echo, i0, 41; 5, Bravo Hotel 06, 31. 70-milllmeter: Charlie X-ray 46, 090. ETC: Charlle India 12, 027. EREP: Set Yankle 9425, 8764, 9639, 9630, 3176, 0050. Drawer A configuration: Alfa i, 02, Charlie India 86, 35, Charlle India 09, Charlie you'd 80. Charlie India better Alfa India 77. add a 2, no 126, Back: flight change, Alfa 4, Alfa 08, 3, 06, Charlle India India 81, 38,

79,

Charlie

no change. Okay, plan deviation.

Hank, I guess That is we did

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do Delta Papa 24. CC Roger, we copy. CDR And, Hank, what again private call? CC Roger, Jerry, it's at left antenna. It could be a little ratty but it's the best we could do. And there warning for at Tananarive CDR CC your runs. awaiting to CDR pretty good CC

is the 01:30 right won't

time

for my

at Hawaii, in the middle, be another

this because the next pass is your med conference and then the next one's your private call. Okay, 01:30, left antenna. And the M509 Pls were very pleased with They said to pass that to you and they're anxiously get the data back. Okay. We got quite a bit done. We feel about it. It sounds like it went real smooth.

CC CDR, Houston, you closed out the urine volumes yesterday evening after the evening status report. And apparently, we may have lost tha= data on the tapes that we had trouble with there losing data on. I wonder if you could repeat those for us, if you still have them. CDR Sure can, 260, 175, 260. END OF TAPE

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CC CDR information CC SPT CDR CC about with with

That was quick. You caught me in is.

the

head

where

the

we're at 46 01:30

a

minute

CDR, Hou - Hank - Go ahead Hank. Okay, I was just going from LOS and the next

to tell site is

you that Tananarive to at build some you it up.

your med conference and after that it's Hawaii a data recorder dump, And also we're trying here, on it's this just beep about completed on doing frequency that's bugging and go ahead and ship any real time to work

a little message more troubleshooting up there, Looks like on it here

You want us to we arenlt going this evening,

do that to have

CDR SpT orbits 82A has CC going to sleep SPT CC SPT tonight after many more they PAO hour Greenwich

Thetis a good idea, Hank. Hank, could you tell me how many more to go on their sequence of of photos? We'll try to get it and where are you tonight Ed. Probably be in the airlock. Okay, we copy. I'll try and get a few more in for 82A our last run here, but I was just wondering how had. Skylab Control at 33 minutes after zero mean time. Skylab space station is out of Our next acquisition we have a private status report given

range of the tracking ship Vanguard. is 13 minutes away at Tananarive where medical conference scheduled. Evening

up here by the crew indicates 7 hours of sleep for all three crewmembers last night. And the ground asked the question about last night's urine volume measurements which were not gotten at the time of the status report last night and Jerry Carr came back with a quick reply on the data and the ground said, "that was really, quick Jerry" and he said, "you caught me in the head with the information is." And Ed Gibson informed the ground that he_s going to sleep in the airlock again tonight. The airlock sleeping compartments a hit cooler than the rest of the space station and that's no doubt the reason he's chosen that as a place to sleep_ At the present time the Skylab that's ago, the for temperatures down about 3 are in the or 4 degrees range from of about 77 their peak to come periods of news, to 78 3 days degrees,

And they're expected to continue nextseveral days as longer night the Skylab crew. And another hit

down now over are available as we came

into acquisition at the Vanguard tracking station we saw an anomaly again on CMG number 2_ it's getting to be an old story, This one's the 27th anomaly recorded during the mission.

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And again it follows the usual pattern with a slight increase in current and a slight reduction in speed and once again the bearing temperature is crossing over as bearing number 2 becomes warmer than the bearing number 1 and this time by about 1/2 degree or so. In the past of course, bearing number 1 is normally or what we_d usually call normally, bearing number 1 is usually about 2 to 3 degrees warmer than number 2 and during these so-called anomalies we see bearing number 2 warm up a bit and surpass temperature of bearing number i. It's getting to the point where the anomalies are more normal than the normal periods. 35 minutes after the hour, our next acquisition at Tananarive will be a private medical conference and we do not expect to have air-to-ground with the crew. So the pass after that is Hawaii at 55 minutes away and we expect to hear from the crew there, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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and

be

dumping

Skylab Control at 01:29 Greenwich mean through Hawaii for about i0 minutes the recorder here. Roger, Hank. Houston, SPT. Go ahead.

SPT Hello Hank. I'm beginning to see a little brightening in the XUV in active region 21, and I'm wondering if there's anything down on the ground to correlate with that brightening? Either a plage or in the H-alpha, which I can see a slight enhancement in, but not very much, but anything in the X-REA or any other indicators they might have available. CC Okay. We'll check it and our X-REA is reading background. SPT Thank you. The last solar activity update we got said that the probability may be going up for a flare in that region due to the configuration changing a bit, and I'm wondering whether we're seeing the result of that. CC Skylab_ Houston. For info, we've uplinked two messages regarding the checkout comm checkout on the 6-hertz buzz that's been bugging you with the B frequency, and this is our last pass of the evening unless you got the chance to do any of that tonight during the PSA and wanted to call down some results. on SPT operating CC in Okay. unattended That's Thank you Hank. on the next two affirmative. Are they planning passes for ATM?

SPT Okay. I may be up here just looking their shoulder, but I won't interrupt their program. CC Ed, we got an awful lot of pads to get up tonight. As you noticed we had to send you up two complete Flight Plans_ a primary and an alternate, and we'd like to continue uplinking as long as possible, so if you plan to stay up a little late, I wonder if it'd be convenient to, oh, I don_t know how wetd work it, but some way if we knew when you were going to go to sleep, we could stop uplinking. SPT Hank, it probably won't take you more than 2 or 3 hours, and I'ii probably be up at least another 2, so why don't you go ahead and uplink until you're finished, and I'Ii probably be able to get to sleep. SPT The beep kind of cancels out the woodpecker. CC (Laughter) Roger. We copy. CC Okay Ed_ how does it sound if we plan to uplink through 04:00? Would that bother you? over

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SPT CC

No. That's fine, Skylab, Houston.

Hank. We're

Go ahead. i minute from say good you need us.

LOS. The next site is Vanguard at 02:01. night to you now. We won't talk anymore And we'll just keep the loop up. SPT PAO time. That Hank hear The Skylab pass through Hartsfield from the as crew

We'll unless

Okay Hank. Thanks. Good night. Skylab Control at 01:40 Greenwich space station the Hawaiian is out Islands of was range of described

mean

Hawaii. by We may communicate

the final pass of the evening. again, but it's not planned to

with them, And Ed Gihson indicated that he would be sleeping in the airloek module earlier in the evening. That's the cooler area in the workshop. The workshop area itself is about 77 to 78 degrees right new, so that's a bit warm for the science pilot. And down in the airlock module he can hear the sound of a beep tkat_s been produced by one of the Skylab's _ some of the Skylab hardware, but he says that the beep cancels out the woodpeckerp whick is the name the crew has been using for to be kept running about an kour past Ed Gibson indicated and ke did expect the schedule calls crewmembers went to bed And yesterday describe the the teleprinter, The until 04:00 Greenwich the normal sleep time that to he for. teleprinter is going mean time. That's for the crew. But

wouldn't disturb him particurlarly up, probably a little later than Last night the crew - all three that time time part they schedule. to of an

slept 7 a little Science ATM

hours, wkich would indicate bit beyond the normal sleep Pilot Ed Gibson took some in detail. This is the suitability All of the Skylab the crewmemhers and its advantages.

operations to determine missions. by

extended program for future space evaluated formance, very its

of the equipment hardware is for its All perof these

carefully limitations,

things will help future mission planners in determining the type of hardware and the type of facilities that should be available for astronauts iR the shuttle era. And Commander Carr indicated of that yesterday or last evening he had taken

a number assignments probably Skylab were END OF

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Part of program, activities activities

the optional that's on the final yesterday

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PAO - photography assignments under visual observations program that's probably the most important of the new ac activities on the final Skylab mission. Among his photographic activities yesterday were taking - he took some photographs of the Rocky Mountains at a low Sun angle. The Denver area, he said that he thought with the snow cover showing up very clearly, it should be interesting photographs for geologists. He also took photographs of the sand dunes in Saudi Arabia, using the stereo photography technique that the Skylab crew was taught before they went into orbit. That that technique calls for them to take pictures at about 4 to 5 second intervals, which gives a slightly different angle on each photo and allows them to be combined into stereo photography. And also he indicated he had taken pictures of the Black Hills of South Dakota_ and of lake ice and lake circulation in the Great Lakes, particularly in Lake Superior near the south shore. Said he saw some nice indications of the flow of ice there. And some pictures of the Hudson Bay area in particular James Bay. That Hudson Bay area had been photographed about a week and a half ago, and it should give some indications, because the weather was fairly clear, of changes in the Hudson Bay over a period of time. And then, they also took some photographs of pack ice and ice plumes in the area off Newfoundland to the northeast of Newfoundland, up in the - near the Arctic Circle. Crew indicated earlier that other members of the crew had taken pictures of Yugoslavia and also some pictures of the Hawaiian Islands with their telephoto camera. They also took pictures of the Aleutians of Alaska. And the commander also indicated last night that he had taken some pictures of the southern end of Kamchotka in the Soviet Union. Our next acquisition is about 17 minutes away. We do net expect to ha_e communications there. We'll record any pass any activity during the pass over Vanguard. We're still awaiting the evening health report from the mission surgeon_ and we_ll bring that to you as soon as it's available, This is Skylab Control at 44_I/2 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO

Skylab

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at

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time. We're now comin up on Vanguard. We believe there may be some conversation here as the teleprinter pads are being completed here at Mission Control. They're going to send up the messages slightly out of the usual order and they want to - probably inform the crew this evening of that fact. They may postpone that until tomorrow morning, but we'll bring the line up anyway, We also have the Mission Surgeon's daily report on crew health. We'll read that for you after the conclusion of this pass. The present time at over the Hawaii station, we thought we had a sign that the CMG problem was clearing up, however, by the end of that pass we noticed that the CMG still seems to be slightly out of it's proper range of behavior with the temperatures very close together and a very slight reduction in speed and a slight increase in the current on wheel for CMG number 2. We're coming up live now at Vanguard and we_ll bring the line up here. CMG number 2 now does appear to be back towards it's normal range. The speed are about normal. frame SPT count CC and all has increased slightly would Ed. 1769, 4035. region 16. And Hank I'll do and you the currents an H-alpha

Hello Hank, how of the others. Okay, go ahead

like

SPT 9391, I didn't get the pointing that at the beginning of CC CDR status. CC grape CDR drink. CC Go Okay, Hank,

552, 51, 131, right at active the next orbit. we copy. I've got an

addition

to

evening

ahead. on my menu, have them add another

Okay_

We copy,

CC And CDR, Houston Just for info, since wet've got such a backlog of pads to get up tonight, we are not getting them up in the order we generally get them up. For example, wetre in the process of getting your maneuver pads come of up if until they're later. not already up, And the Oh, EREP we got pad won't

CDR EREP tomorrow CC CDR CC

No problem, Hank. dontt we? You sure do.

a bundle

I sure hope the weather holds. If we knew now which - which one do, nadir we could

we

were

going tired

to CDR of

sure save ourselves a lot of pads. You bet. Well, we're getting kind of swaths and special 02s up here. We'd llke

to

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some good targets for a change. CC So would we. CDR Have you sent that comm troubleshooting pad up yet? CC Roger, they should both be onboard there. CDR Okay, I think I'ii jump right into it right now. CC Okay and we're about 40 seconds from LOS, the next site will be Hawaii at 03:08 if you need us. CDR Okay, 03:08 if I find anything special, I'ii call you. CC Okay. PAO Skylab Control at 2 hours ii minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station now out of range at Vanguard and about an hour before our next acquisition. That should be the final pass of the evening. CMG number 2 as I reported a little earlier was behaving erratically for about an hour and a half, it's now apparently moved back into the normal range. The temperatures difference about i_i/2 degrees now. Speed's still a little bit low but approximately moving back towards the normal range and the currents are right about where they should be. And also a number of teleprinter pad's being sent up, a very extensive package for tomorrow's activity. Tomorrow schedule includes three Earth resources passes although two of them will be made on the same maneuver, Those Earth resources pass include a geothermal sites on on the west coast of the United States and also an Earth resources pass over Africa. Tomorrow's activities should keep the crew very busy, they have a medical experiment scheduled for Pilot Bill Pogue, the M092, MO93 experiments. That includes limb blood flow and that's scheduled for around lunch tomorrow, just before the crew sits down to eat. And total of almost 4 hours of data gathering on the Sun. Most of that time set aside for Science Pilot Ed Gibson. And also a number of minor experiments including a changeout of Earth resources tape tomorrow, one of the things scheduled to take place tomorrow is S190 - S183 operations. That's scheduled for late evening and Jerry Carr will probably be performing the operations, And a great many handheld photographic opportunities tomorrow including a number of scheduled opportunities and about half a dozen optional opportunities, handheld photography getting a special emphasis here at the end of the mission as scientist on the ground become more aRd more aware of it's potential, And a great deal of film still left available for the crew so they're making very good use of that. During the last pass Jerry Carr mentioned that he hoped that the three Earth resources passes for tomorrow

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are good ones and that the weather's good. Right now weather conditions appear to be fairly satisfactory for those passes. He said that he is pretty tired of nadir swaths and special 02s. A nadir swath is a path in which the S191 which is the infarred spectrometer, the only pointable instrument that the Skylab craw uses. A nadir swath just asked that the 191 he pointed directly at the ground below the space station and it catches essentially anything that's underneath. And special 02s are general searches where the operator of the viewflnder tracking system for 191 searches the area to see what looks like interesting to point at and that generally that the cloud cover is rather heavy and except to make a search for a target that before. The crew has had an opportunity of weather activity and END OF TAPE it might he is an indication there's not much to has not been seen to look a great deal

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PAO - that the cloud cover's rather heavy and there's not much to do except to make a search for targets that have not been seen before. Crew has had an opportunity to look at a great deal of weather activity and spend a lot of time studying the oceans with the Earth resources instruments and - of course, that's not nearly so interesting to the observer as a good pass over the Earth. But tomorrow's activities should give them a good chance to see a fairly large part of the United States on two passes, and also a section of Africa on a third pass. Astronauts Cart, Gibson, and Pogue made their 27th Earth survey today using electronic sensors and cameras along a 4300 man - 4300 mile pass that covered the northern United States. Our solar physiist Gibson observed the Sun through Skylab's large telescopes. His fellow astronauts tested a nitrogen powered backpack that should be a valuable aid to space workers in the 1980_s. Today's test flight of the maneuvering unit will help designers at Johnson Space Center determine whether the backpack will permit astronauts to repair satellites_ assemble space stations, or other complex hardware, and perhaps perform rescues with the space shuttle that's now being developed. Skylab's number 2 gyroscope which is used to hold the laboratory steady during studies of the Earth_ Sun, and stars, behaved erratically much of the day. Flight controllers are hopeful that the c - crew can complete their 84 day flight using the two backup systems, the thruster attitude control system and the control _ the command module's reaction control system. A real time decision on that will have to be made, of course. We have the mission surgeon's daily report on crew health. And I'ii read that for you at this time. The crew remains in good health, to prevent ear blockage during or after his suited M509 run, the pilot took an oral and a topical medication with good results. The crew indicated during their status report this evening that they had - that the pilot had used a Sudafed and Afrin Sudafed, an inJested or swallowed medication and Afrin is a topical or rubdown medi_ cation for the ear. So everything see-ms to be workin B smoothly now, as the CMG has come back to a normal operation again. Seven anomalies in the last two days, though, and that's a cause for some concern here in Mission Control. It is, however, quite conceivable now that they have the capability of remaining in space through the 84 day mission with the splashdown on February 8. A real time decision will have to be made, however, if CMG number 2 does fail. This is our final pass of the evening. Skylab will be back tomorrow morning at 6 a.m., this is Skylab Control at 16 minutes and 18 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO This is Skylab Control, this is Skylab Control, 03:21 Greenwich mean time. Skylab IV crew still not in bed, and we had a brief exchange between Mission Control and the crew of space station Skylab over the Hawaii tracking station, this last pass, which we'll replay now. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead. CC CDR, we read you, go ahead. CDR Roger, Hank, I did the two tests that you sent up. And test number 2 was a bummer and nothing happened there, but on test number ip audio system buffer amp number I, when you open that breaker, the beep frequency stops. When you close the breaker amp, the b frequency fades back in again slowly. CC Roger, we copy. CDR And I've got it on the video tape recorder as well. So if you want to dump that over the States, you can listen to it and hear my comment. CC Skylab_ Houston, is the SPT still at the ATM console? CDR do you need? CC of the doors were We need - do have S055, what He's moving back and forth between them,

very

Okay, we just had indications that some open. Thought he was maybe at the panel. or need to get detector number 3 off on

CDR Okay. PLT Hank, do you have the recorders? CC We had to take these, Bill, l'm sorry didn't tell you. We're - wetre all full up and short of sites, all the recorders are full. PLT then. you CC can have Okay_ it back. as soon as this pass is over, Okay, I'ii give the 509 debrief

I

tomorrow, Bill,

CC Skylab, Houstonp we're about 50 seconds from LOS. We'll smoke over t_at report you gave us, Jerry, and for t_e SPT. If you just close out for unattended ops for us when it gets through, that_ll be fine and wetll say good night to you. Have a good night's rest. CDR Okay, thank you, Hank_ good night. SPT Thank you, Hank. I think I got the panel set up, so you should be able to operate it, if there is any_ thing, let me know new. The only thing I plan to do when I leave is to turn off the monitors and close the XUV monitor door. CC door. D - That Okay_ and we're doesn't show closed seeing a funny or open. on H-alpha i

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SPT Yeah, I have a white indication here, also. CC Okay, Ed, if you want to work on that H-alpha 1 door it's fine, if you don't, okay. But, you know, to cycle the motor power and open and close the door to try to get it back in sync. SPT Okay, Hank. PAO This is Skylab Control. That completes playback of the Hawaii pass. Past bedtime for the crew of Skylab IV. This is Skylab Control at 03:25 Greenwich mean time. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours 7 minutes, mission day 67 in the flight of Skylab IV, January 21, mission day 252 for the Skylab workshop in orbit since May 14. Wakeup call on the 67th day coming through Carnarvon tracking station. CAP COMM is Dr. William Thornton, Flight Director, Don Puddy. We'll bring the line up for this Carnarvon pass. CC (Music: The Party's Over). CC Skylab, Houston, LOS in 2 minutes, Honey'suckle at ii_18. SPT CC SPT there? CC long t_me SPT today. CC here, a CC SPT for us CC SPT yesterday, Well, the Sun was shining on all Good, maybe we'll Skylab, we're AOS up for the first time in the water. get a good look at you for another 4 minutes Morning, Bill. Good morning. How goes it? Pretty good, Bill. How are things

down

Skylab, LOS Okayp Bill, at Texas?

in 2 minutes. are you going

Texas at 11:51. to have some

news

That's affirmative. Good show.

CC (Music: "I Get Misty"). PAO Skylab Control_ Greenwich mean time ii hours 24 minutes. Wakeup through the Carnarvon tracking station with a Julie London version of "The Party is Over" Discussion between CAP COMM Ed Gibson - Science Pilot Ed Gibson, and CAP COMM Dr. William Thronton followed by another Julie London record of "Misty". Average temperatures aboard the space station this morning at wakeup call is 75 degrees, down yet another degree from yesterdayts wakeup time. Spacecraft presently in its 3,636th revolution. The crew has been spinning around the Earth for 951 times. The orbit is 240.6 by 231.8, and the spacecraft is traveling at a speed of 14,895 nautical miles per hour. Monday's Flight Plan for Skylab IV crew is heavy on Earth resources data gathering with three passes planned, weather permitting. The rest of the day is devoted to medical and solar physics experiments. Science Pilot Ed Gibson will make five telescope mount passes during the day, and the S183_ ultraviolet panarama experiment, will be placed in the sc_entlf£c airlock to record data. Medical experiments are the M092, lower body negative pressure, M093 vectocardiogram duo, with Pilot Bill Pogue as the subject and Commander Gerald Cart as the observer. Under electronic and photographic

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scruntiy for the first Earth resources experiment pass today are crop and forest inventories in the Sudan, and weather, ice, and sea state studies on the following revolution across the Atlantic with EREP 34. Under study in the third EREP pass are such diverse features as ocean productivity off the U.S. East Coast, snow cover and run off in the West Coast, water resources in Kansas, weather systems over the continental United States, crops and forests in Colombia, and storms of the South American, off the South American continent. Data take times are 9:00 a.m. to 9:09 a.m. central daylight time along track 59, 10:08 to 10:33 central daylight time along track 62, and EREP 30 3:01 to 3:28 p.m. central daylight time for the third EREP. Crew assignments for EREP are with the Commander at t_e VTS, Science Pilot on the Earth terrain camera, and the P_lot on the control and display panel. END OF TAPE

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PA0 3:01 to 3:28 p.m. central daylight time for the third EREP. Crew assignments for the EREP are with the commander at the VTS, the science pilot on the Earth terrain camera, and the pilot on the control and display panel. Optional and scheduled and handheld photo targets are upwelling and plankton blooms, Mexican earthquake, sea ice in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, rift zones in East Africa, which the crew did take yesterday, the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania, sediment plumes and lake ice in Lake Ontario, Florida current and gulf stream, Gulf of Mexico current, gulf stream, entral American fault zones, volcanic fields in Mexico, and the Goddard Space Flight Center's laser emitting a red light at watt continuous output - at i watt continuous output. The G&N officer reports two more glitches during the early morning hours of mission day 67, the 20 - one beginning at 00:23 Greenwich mean time. This lasted for approximately i hour, and one which began at 08:53 Greenwich mean time at approximately 3:53 this morning. This one is still in progress at the present time. The G&N officer reports that the glitch is following the same pattern, the normal pattern of the wheel speed, going down slightly and amp - amperes going up as well as temperatures going up in control moment gyro number 2. Today's glitches added to yesterday's series plus all those that occurred since the first glitch in the CMG now total 28, 19 of which have occurred since the heaters were manually controlled from the ground on mission - on day 356. Next acquisition through Texas in 22 minutes. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time ii hours 29 minutes. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time ii hours 50 minutes with acquisition coming through Texas, first stateside pass for the crew today, mission day 67. CAP COMM is Dr. William Thornton, presently a changeover in progress here in Mission Control center. Neil Hutchinson, flight director for the crimson team, taking over the reins of the MOCR from Flight Director, Don Puddy. The plotboard here at the control center changed, the - Leave the line up for CAP COMM William Thornton. CC Skylab, Houston, AOS for 16 minutes. We'll be dumping the tape recorder over MILA at 11:54. PLT Roger, Bill. We're standing by for the news. CC Okay. A couple of other things first. There's been a change here in plans specifically change from the primary to the alternate Flight Plan. That will that means that track 35 is the only good track on the EREP, the others are cancelled, and there're a couple of questions

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here for you before we get into the news. Did you leave the blower separator of chiller 1 on last night? The urine chiller temp is higher than normal. PLT Bill, after checking it it looks like it probably was. It was checked, it was still going this morning. CC Okay. And the OWS bus currents were high last night and previous nights. Were you doing anything different in the OWS during the sleep period? PLT We can't think of anything else, Bill, that we were doing. CC Okay, we copy that. And we mentioned that the - the Z-LV maneuver pad, for pass 33, were sent before 33 and 34 were cancelled, so just ignore those. Also, sometime today bring up all the SIAs as you go by them. PLT Roger. CC And from this morning's news in Tel Aviv: says a U.S. official Syrian President Hafez Assad has softened his refusal to turn over a list of about 120 Israeli POWs held in Syria. This could mean a breakthrough in Kissinger's efforts to get a troup pullback between the Syrians and Israelis similar to the one he got last week between the Egyptians and Israelis. From Saigon: A Chinese amphibious force of up to 500 men backed up by MIGs seized the last of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. Said the Chinese overran 150 South Vietnamese troups and ended the 2-day air, sea and ground battle for the islands, which are prized as a possible jumping off point for offshore oil exploration. Anything that happens now seems to be interpreted in terms of oil. For example, the Next item is President Arnold Miller of the United Mine Workers union said oil reserves owned by oil companies have gone that's coal reserves have gone undeveloped because the oil industry seeks - seeks to keep petroleum dominant in the energy market. And Miller's calling for pro - congressional investigation in this practice. And Representative Harrington, D-Massachusetts, said he will introduce a bill to the House Representatives for public financing of at least seven new oil refineries. Stock would be offered to encourage broadbased ownership and individual corporations would be set up to run each refinery. And France is allowing the franc to float on the market, as you may have been told, may expect the value to drop when the markets open Monday, but that the devaluation will be limited to 4.5 to 5.0 percent. And this floating is supposed to go on for 6 months. Maybe it_ll be a little easier to pick up French wines now. And Argentina: Guerrillas attacked a 2000-man army garrison at Azul but were routed after 6 hours of fighting. Front END OF TAPE

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CC - - offered to encourage broad based ownership and individual corporations would be set up to run each refinery. CC And France is allowing the frank to float on the market, as yon may have been told. They expect the value to trop (sic) when the markets open Monday, but that devaluation will be limited to 4-1/2 to 5 percent. And this floating is supposed to go on for 6 months. Maybe it'll be a little easier to pick up French wines now. In Argentina guerrilas attacked a 2000-man army garrison at Azul but were routed after 6 hours of fighting. Finally, in Lexington, Kentucky some i0,000 persons registered for prizes at the opening of a new bank building. The winner of the first prize was a vice president of the competing bank. "Those guys will do anything to get a competitor out of town," he said as he left on an upcoming eight-day trip to Europe, which was the first prize. CC And, Skylab, that's about the extent of the news here. What's new on Skylab. CDR We're pressing on, Bill. SPT Generate a flare today down there, will you, Bill? CC Try to. SPT Houston, SPT. CC Go ahead, SPT. SPT Okay, what had you done with the H-ALPHA DOOR last night? We had a white indication yesterday and I think the ground worked the problem from there on. CC Stand by 1 just a second. SPT When I came up this morning we had a DOOR OPEN indication, however, we had no TV display. I Just cycled the DOOR CLOSE and then OPEN, and I finally got the display and a gray talkback. CC SPT, what happened is that the motor was inhibited and then reenabled, and this simply changes the talkback without actually changing the configuration. And we understand that you do have the DOOR OPEN now. SPT That's affirm, Bill. As you were going over the hill last night they mentioned I could do it but I wasn't sure which motor you were working on, so I declined and let the ground do it. Which one are you working? CC The primary. SPT Thank you. CC And to repeat, the DOOR was CLOSE all night, Ed. SPT Thank you, Bill.

the

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CC Skylab, we'll be LOS in i minute. We'll you at Madrid at 12:12. SPT Roger. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 12 hours 9 minutes. On this stateside pass the crew was informed weather has again crept into the scene, and as a result EREP pass number 33 and number 34, actually EREP passes number 28 and 29, have been canceled for today due to weather. However, EREP pass over the states later will be - later this afternoon will be carried out. The crew now reverts to the alternate Flight Plan which adds additional hours on the ATM. Originally only 3 hours and 59 minutes was scheduled. The cancellation of EREP along track 59 and track 60, those that block of time will be used for ATM observations, raising total ATM observation total time to 7 hours and 12 minutes. EREP pass number 35 along groundtrack 62 is still scheduled however. Acquisition coming through Madrid in 2 minutes. We'll leave the line up for CAP COMM Dr. Story Musgrave. have END OF TAPE

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Skylab, Houston. AOS for 7 minutes. Hello, Bill. Is the VTR available?

CC That's affirm. It's available. And, Ed, we want you to put the H-alpha i NIGHT INTERLOCK switch into the NORMAL position. SPT It's there. CC Thank you. CC Skylab, we'll be LOS in i minute. Carnarvon at 12:50. SPT So long, Bill. PAO Skylah Control. Greenwich mean time 12 hours 22 minutes with loss of signal through Madrid. Skylab begins its 3637th revolution of the Earth. Brief upcoming through Tananarlve, very low pass, i minute in duration. The next pass will be Carnarvon in 27 minutes

As pass

and 30 seconds. A change in today's Flight Plan due to bad weather, again scrubbing two of the EREP passes today along - EREP pass number 33 and number 34, along groundtrack 59 and 60 have been cancelled. ATM viewing time will be put in those that time slot. A total of 7 hours and 12 minutes now alotted for ATM viewing time today. EREP pass number 35 along groundtrack number 62 is still on schedule for today. Next acquisition in 26 minutes and 45 seconds through Carnarvon. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 12 hours 23 minutes. END OF TAPE

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PAO 12 hours Carnarvon Control COMM this for Over. 2

Skylab

Control,

Greenwich

mean

time Mission

49 minutes. Acquisition coming tracking station. We've had a Center. New Flight Director Nell Bruce pass McCandless. 2 minutes Skylab, Over. Skylab, this is Houston and this We'll 12 is

through the changeover here at Hutchinson, CAP the line duration. through through up for

will be Carnarvon CC minutes. CC

bring seconds Houston

Carvarvon Carnarvon.

CDR Go ahead, Bruce. CC Okay, Jerry, after the trim burn 13:24, we'd like you to get us a sextant sighting. got the shaft and trunnion angles for you. CDR Okay, go ahead. CC trunnion Over. CDR 36.5. CC Roger. You've got it. And trim burn when you come back to reconfigure gyros you've got some blanks and we'd like redundancy management commands. Over. CDR CC places. CC station PAO 12 hours acquisition 54 contact in And we got about 20 seconds to at mean Roger. Roger. That's a 4 in the blanks; 18.7; second Okay, first star is star, Spiea 292.2, Okay, Regulus 135.7, Regulus 36.5. 18.7; shaft Read Spica

and before And I've

135.7, back. 292.2,

the rate the

following the ATM to use a

4

in

three LOS. 13:28. time Next Next

36 minutes through Skylab Control, of and

Goldstone Greenwich

minutes. Loss in 33 minutes

signal through Carnarvon. 10 seconds through Goldstone.

Discussion with the crew concerning new star angles following a trim burn. Trim burn is scheduled to be made between the - this tracking station and Goldstone at Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 12 minutes. Commander Gerald Cart will perform a trim burn from the command module. It'll be a 10-second burn of the plus-X RCS system using 4 quads. The resulting DELTA-V will be 7/10 of a foot per second burn. This will increase the orbit slightly of the Skylab space station. Its current orbit is 241 by 231.9 nautical miles. This will put it in a 241 by 232.2 nautical-mile altitude. The spacecraft - this maneuver is designed to put the spacecraft back on a desired groundtrack for Earth resources activities. Presently the spacecraft is 3.5 nautical miles off the desired track, east of the desired track. This

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burn or roll (?) - it is being made this morning at Greenwich 13 hours and 12 minutes. It'll be approximately 6 days before the spacecraft is back on the desired track. It's off 3.5 right now. It'll be back on the desired track in approximately 3 days according to the flight dynamics officer. This is the third trim burn for this mission; two were made in Skylab-III. So, now a total of 5 trim burns made for the Skylab space station. Next acquisition in 31 minutes and 20 seconds through Goldstone. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 12 hours 57 minutes. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 13 hours 27 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Goldstone tracking station in 50 seconds. Pilot Bill Pogue, today, the subject of a pair of medical experiments, M092, M093, lower body negative pressure device and vectorcardiogram. This is the 18th time Pilot Pogue has performed the MG92 experiment. Twenty-six experiment performances of this M092 is scheduled for him, for the mission and this will be the 17th time he's performed the M093. Again, 26 scheduled performances for the Skylab IV mission. Also on tap today is the limb blood flow measurements. These have been accomplished on each crewman already 18 times. Leave the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless, on this stateside pass. CC Houston, through Goldstone and Corpus Christi, Merritt Island and Bermuda for 16-1/2 minutes. Over. SPT Roger, Bruce. CC Okay, we're standing by for the shaft and trunnion readouts from the sextant shots that Jerry took. And, point of information, the handheld 170 optional first opportunity on T053, that is this track past Goddard, has been scrubbeddue to weather. Over. SPT Roger, Bruce, (garble) CDR Roger, Bruce, copy. The shaft and trunnion. You're real close today. Regulus, 135.8, 18.8; Spica, 292.3 and 36.7. CC Roger, we copy that. And, we'd llke to take the VTR at this time, and start reconfiguring for dump. Also, there's been an active aurora class 4 out of 5 reported in the northern hemispherec. You can take photos per permanent message number 18 Bravo, if desired. And, a quick comment on the SIA status, we asked you to turn them back on this morning, so that we could verify that there was no connection between turning the SIAs off to conserve power and the birth of your 6-hertz noise. We think it's fairly important to get the source of this thing pinned down because the alternatives, that is leaving the buffer amps i circuit breaker open and reconfiguring are not all that desirable. One option has us doing everything that is recording and transmitting on channel A, which cuts you out of your flexibility and the other option involves patching directly into one of the tape recorders, with the onboard patch, but that's not so good either because that removes our capability to redesignate recorders from the ground. Over. CDR Roger, Bruce. We already did that yesterday and it had no effect. CC Okay. Understand all the SIAs are on, CDR had no effect. to putting them They were all put on yesterday and they I put them back off and I haven't gotten around all back on today.

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CC Okay, we copy. And, now I'll turn you to the ATM scientist here, for ATM conference. Over. SPT Okay, we're ready up here, go ahead. MCC Okay, Ed. Fine. You SPT Morning, Bill. MCC You've got a pass here to start shortly, so don't let me talk you into missing some things here. Just let me quickly give you a few words on the Sun. We've already indicated prominence 83, we do expect some activity_ it's spent most of the night with mass flowing from the fila from the filament prominence area itself up into the active region 16 area. Although we do not expect anything explosive to occur there, it is possible. An occasional subflare out of 31 is also possible, maybe an occasional subflare out of 21. 21 does retain the possibility of minor energetic events, although they're not very likely. In white light - active region 21 is way down, and active region 16, good potential for surges most of the day. SPT Bill, you cut out after saying the information about active region 21 white light. MCC Okay, the only other thing I added was that active region 16 maintains good potential for surging throughout the day here. SPT Okay. MCC Okay, and we have a handover coming up, so stand by. Okay, it's finished, so we can press on here. One last - well, let me get t0,the last point first here so I don't miss it. The Shuttltype planning meeting we're going to hold this morning, if you've got any particular inputs as to operations modes that you specifically do want to try, pass them on to me now. I've read the comments that you've put on the recorder through about noon yesterday, but I haven't seen anything since then. SPT I think that's just about when I finished it up. Maybe if you could let me know some of the lines that you're thinking along, in other words specific questions, I could give you some answers. MCC Okay, for right now, we haven't had our first meeting, so other than what I mentioned the other day, potentials of giving you expanded observing time all the way up to the extreme of just giving you summary inputs as to what individual experiments want and givimg you the orbits and letting you map out the plan. Those are sort of the two extremes and we probably won't start trying to do anything until late this week at the earliest. over would SPT be to move Okay. a little I would think that step further in the nominal position direction of details, you will,

letting the but letting

people on board determine the specific the (garble) mission requirements, if

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film budgeting and requirements on specific types of observations, but let the (garble) people in the morning, for example, decide which would be the optimum programs to carry out that day, based on what they see and then have something like a JOP summary sheet, but not perhaps as much detail specified and in other words you could say, well let's hit a prominence today and then you allow the onboard observer to come up with the way in which you would - ways in which you would explore that, in other words rather than calling out every step. (Static) on a JOP summary sheet, but we wouldn't - wouldn't dance quite as much on the numbers as I think we have tried to do here and I think we have moved a little bit away from that and we'll probably move a little bit further in the future as we get people who are more specialized and can afford to be more specialized in training and on orbit. MCC Okay, Ed, fine. I'll make those inputs for you today and I can get back to you tomorrow with our first round of thoughts here and from the looks of the elapsed time count here, I'd probably sign off and let you get back to the ATM ops. SPT on what we've here. MCC END OF TAPE been Okay, looking thank you, Bill. And, I'ii get a report at and the Sun soon as I get lined up

Okay, fine.

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CDR, Houston, if we can without interpreps for M092, could you give us a quick on the trim burn? Okay, Bruce. The trim burn went on time. Roger. Out.

Incidentally, (garble) I'm using H-alpha 2 for in active region 21 rather than H-alpha 1 as specified. that's what we're after. the DAS Roger, Ed. And if you could keep your for about 30 seconds we'll send you a It's done.

CC fingers off nuZ update. SPT

CC Rog. Let our fingers de the walking. CC SPT, Houston, we're through with the NuZ update. The DAS is yours, and you also have the VTR back, 19 minutes remaining_ and we'll ask you for it again next stateside pass to dump a little more. Over. SPT Thank you, Bruce. SPT How much do we have left in this pass? CC You've got 2 minutes left here at Bermuda. SPT CC station When do we pick you up again? Okay. 1 minute and 54 seconds to LOS. in 6-1/2 minutes through Madrid at

Next 49.

contact

SPT PAO 13 hours 47 acquisition i0 seconds.

Okay. Thank you. Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda. Next through the Madrid tracking station in 2 minutes The alternate flight plan today is added - is

doubled the ATM viewing time for the crew from approximately 3 hours to more than 7 hours. Also added in there was the operation of the S181. This is the 14th time 15th time the S183 experiment will be used on Skylab IV. Original plans call for usage of this experiment hardware 23 times throughout the 84-day mission. Pilot Bill Pogue currently performing the M092/M093 experiment and also limb blood flow measurements. Each crew member has undergone a limb blow feed _ limb blood flow measurements 28 times. This is the 17th - 18th performance by Pilot Pogue of the M093 and the 19th performance of the M092. Bring the line up for this Madrid pass. CAP COMM is Bruce McCandless. for CC 9 minutes, SPT CC for Skylab, this the SPT. Go ahead. Never mind. is Houston through Madrid

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Okay, Houston. Houston, SPT. Go ahead, Ed. Okay. Are you Go ahead.

Let

me

give

you

a

short

Over. ready for

a

short

solar

SPT White light coronagraph shows a very small amount of change except there are some more details visible. Starting out at 060 we have a fairly faint streamer, which extends out quite a distance. It's just about radial, from i00 down to 120. This is at 3 solar radii these dimensions are made. We have a series of overlapping streamers, and I could see very faint indications of three streamers as we move further out at around 4 solar radii. Over on the east limb we have centered at 270, going to 26 to - up 275 or so, a fairly wide streamer, and then a very diffused one but not extending out anywhere near as far, at around 270 to 285, a little bit overlapping the previous one. XUV monitor shows the active regions which we still have left on the disk, 31 and 21 and 16 all gained about the same magnitude in brightness now, 21 having a larger plage of course with connected with 20. 17 made very weak in XUV. There is another plage between 31 and 17, but it's relatively weak but distinct. 32 is evident but it's small. It's not the same intensity, about a step down from the three major ones, 131, 21 and 16. And then there's a number of bright points in the region up around 0.4 to 0.7. (Garble) solar radii around the corner on CC END OF TAPE 260 the to say 300. west limb. I see nothing else coming

Okay.

Thank you, Ed.

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SPT I see nothing else coming around the on the west limb. CC Okay, thank you, Ed. SPT Houston, would you ask the SO56 people if they would like some long exposures? CC That's affirmative, Ed. SPT Thank you. CC Skylab, this is Houston; i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 12 minutes voice only through Tananarive at 14:10. Out. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14:00 hours. Loss of signal through Madrid. Next acquisition in i0 minutes through Tananarive tracking station as the crew of Skylab IV working this morning on the alternate Flight Plan following cancellation of the two scheduled EREP passes this morning, along groundtrack - two EREP passes cancelled along groundtrack 59 and 60. Groundtrack 62 is still on tap for this afternoon. Next acquisition in 9 minutes. This is Skylab Contaol at Greenwich mean time 14:00 hours. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours 9 minutes. Acquisition coming through Tananarive tracking station a 9-minute pass. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Tananarive for 9 minutes. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston; estimated minute and a half to LOS. Next station contact in 20 minutes through Honeysuckle Creek at 14:36. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston; i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 19 minutes through Honeysuckle Creek at 14:36. Out. PA0 Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours 20 minutes with loss of signal through Tananarive, the final acquisition through Tananarive today. Next acquisition in 15 minutes and i0 seconds throuBh the Honeysuckle tracking station. At Greenwich mean time 14 hours 20 minutes, this is Skylah Control. corner END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours 35 minutes. Acquisition coming through Honeysuckle on revolution 3638 in 45 seconds. Here at Mission Control center the giant plot board has the character of arachnid, the mascot of the crimson team here under the direction of Neil Hutchinson, flight director. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honeysuckle Creek for 5-1/2 minutes, starting out with a data/ voice tape recorder dump overdead (?) Over. SPT Just give me about another 30 seconds with it, Bruce? CC Okay; we'll do that. SPT Okay, Bruce. l'm through with it. Thanks for holding off. CC Okay. We'll go ahead and dump it. And a note here. TV and natural phenomena is not required to be scheduled in the Summary Flight Plan cycle. You may or may not have been aware. Over. SPT Okay. I think we had that general understanding, but it's never been made explicit. Thank you. CC Okay. And as an example today an natural phenomenon is that we have clear weather over the Mississippi delta and southern Mississippi, so we'd like to schedule you for some out-the-window TV of that area during your EREP pass, and since none of you will have time to handhold the camera, we'd like you to mount it in the wardroom window per TV 32. Be sure the video select switch is in TV and just turn the camera on, and let it run during the pass. We'll take the pictures live through Corpus Christi and MILA down here and we'll manage things from the ground. Over. SPT Okay, Bruce. Could you give us a start and stop time, or essentially a time over the delta? CC Well, we'd Just like you to turn it on coming up over the states and leave her on until after you pass the states. Over. SPT Okay. CC And we'll take care of it from there. CC Skylab, this is Houston i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 15-1/2 minutes through Hawaii at 14:56. Out. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours 43 minutes. Loss of signal through Honeysuckle. Next acquisition through the Hawaiian tracking station in 12 minutes 45 seconds. The two EREP passes scheduled for this morning have been scrubbed due to weather. However, the EREP pass for this afternoon, which begins northwest

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coast of United States and goes down through central of the U.S. crossing Mississippi, through the Gulf, across the Florida peninsula, ending in the Atlantic

part and Ocean.

Crew has been asked to possibly turn on the TV camera during this pass, the EREP pass this afternoon, and hopes to catch some clear weather TV of the gulf Grea. The camera will be turned on as the EREP pass begins crossing the West Coast and down through the into the southeast Atlantic, where it'll be turned off. Next acquisition in ii minutes and 50 seconds through Hawaii. At Greenwich mean time 14 hours 44 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylah Control, Greenwich mean time 14 hours 55 minutes. Acquisition coming through Hawaii in 50 seconds, a 7-minute pass. We'll leave the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii for 7 minutes. Out. Next Out. stone CC station contact Skylab, this is Houston in 2 minutes, Goldstone i minute to LOS. at 15:04-1/2.

CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldfor 9-1/2 minutes. Out. CC And Skylab, this is Houston. We'd like to take the VTR at this time and continue dumping, and when the PLT and CDR are free from having finished M092 I've got a couple of notes for them. CDR Go ahead, Bruce. CC Okay, Jer. One item to bear in mind here is that on these S183 operations in preparation today, you prep the PLTs 183 and he preps yours, and you have to use each other's operations pads for these preparations. Over. CDR Roger. CC And for Bill, we're very pleased with the way 509 ran yesterday and with the general debriefing. However, we've not been able to find the specific suited run debriefing. We'd like him to verify the answer to questions starting on page 33-11, or at his convenience go ahead and put them on tape. That's 33-11 in maneuvering experiments checklist. CDR Okay. He's on the bike now. I'ii pass the word to him, CC Okay. And in your S183 pad, Jerry, we've couple of corrections. CDR Okay. Go ahead. CC Okay. The sign time for sunset is 01:28 instead of 01:26, that's about the sixth line down. You with me? CDR I'm still looking. CC Okay. It's on 6728 is the pad. You come down a - it's about the fourth line of text out there. got a 01:26 and it's really 01:28. CDR Okay; I got it. CC Okay. Next line down, CO to REF should be available 01:17 to 01:28 instead of 16 to 26. CDR Okay. CC First line in the next block, CO Charlie 46 available 01:28 to 01:52 instead of 26 to 50. CDR Okay. Sunset

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turns

CC Two counterclockwise. CDR

more

lines

down

change

0.6

to 0.4

Okay.

stop read

CC And under remarks it says we want you to exposures to 01:52 instead of 50, and we change 3.9 to 3.7 turns, and we're sorry about all this. CDR Okay. I have it. And that's about it for right now. Skylab, this is Houston I minute to LOS. in 4-1/2 minutes through Bermuda at

CC CC Next station contact 15::17. Out.

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours 14 minutes. Cancellation of the first two EREP passes today, the one this afternoon is still scheduled for a start at 2:59 Greenwich mean time. One of the more elusive targets not yet captured by the Earth resources cameras and electronic instruments are the cotton fields outside of Greenville, Mississippi. These fields are one of the five targets which because of weather had not been a subject of EREP instruments during Skylab. If all goes well, Dr. C. W. Bouchillon, of the Office of Research of Mississippi State University will receive data which will be helpful in identifying procedures and techniques in predicting cotton crop yield. Another target today will be in the Gulf of Mexico where three roots research vessels will be positioned in the Gulf along the groundtrack. The vessels out of NASA's Earth Resource Laboratory at the Mississippi test facility will be gathering ground truth as Skylab cameras and electronic instruments gather data on the loop currant which flows along the west coast of Florida and into the Gulf Stream. Today's EREP pass, the 28th in this mission, begins 420 miles nauti - 420 nautical miles west of the coast of Washington and ends just south of the island of Jamaica. The pass covers a groundtrack of 4500 nautical miles. Next acquisition will be through Bermuda, a 6-minute pass. We'll leave the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Bermuda for 6 minutes. The VTR is yours. We're through dumping it, and when the PLT is free I've got some changes to his S183 pad. PLT CC END OF TAPE Give you a call later, Roger. Will do. Bruce.

SL-IV MC-2346/I Time: 10:20 CDT 1/21/74 CC Next station 15:27. Out. for

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Skylab, this in 4 minutes

is Houston, i minute to LOS. through Canary Islands at

CC Skylab, this is Houston through Canary 8 minutes. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 14 minutes through Tananarive at 15:48. Out. PAO Skylab Control Greenwich mean time 15 hours 37 minutes with loss of signal through Canary. Next acquisition will be Tananarive in i0 minutes. The cancellation of the two EREP passes for this morning gave the crew more time at the ATM. However, the NOAA people here at the Mission Control Center report little activity is expected in the next several days. Most of the active regions the crew has been watching for the last week or more will slowly be moving to the back side, out of view of the instruments of the ATM. They do not expect any spectacular activity for the remainder of the mission. And as a result the ATM Pl's are budgeting their film usage for the next several days, however retaining sufficient film in the event of activity at the latter part of the mission. Next acquisition will be in 9 minutes and 55 seconds. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 15 hours 39 minutes. PAO Skylab Control Greenwich mean time 15 hours 48 minutes. A brief pass through Tananarive. Acquisition in 40 seconds. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. for CC 3 minutes. Skylab, Out. Skylab, this is Houston, I minute in 19 minutes through Honeysuckle to LOS. Creek this is Houston through Tananarive

CC Next station contact at 16:12. Out.

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours Very brief pass through Tananarive, little conversation with the crew. Next acquisition in 17 minutes through Honeysuckle Creek tracking station, with Skylab on its 3,639th revolution, mission day 252 for the Skylab workshop. Mission day 67 for the crew of Skylab IV. Next acquisition is 16 minutes 40 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 15 hours 55 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Cqntrol. Greenwich mean time 16 hours i0 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Honeysuckle Creek tracking station in 50 seconds. Science Pilot Ed Gibson at the ATM at the present time with Pilot Bill Pogue performing his daily physical exercise period and personal hygiene. Commander Gerald Carr preparing the S183, for use today. This will be the 15th time this instrument has been used on Skylab IV. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless on Honeysuckle pass, 9 minutes and i0 seconds in duration. CC suckle Creek for Skylab, this 8-1/2 minutes. is Houston Out. through Honey-

CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead, Jer. CDR Roger, Bruce. I ran a test run on the DAC camera and S183 and the magazine Uniform Alfa 04 Jammed and I changed DACs and it looks like that didn't do any good and I'm not sure we even have any power now anymore on S183 to the DAC. CC And which around? DAC was Okay. which DAC did you start with? the second one? You have the numbers

CDR Okay, I got 09 back on again. That's the one we had the jam in. I tried 01 in its place, it didn't work, I put it away, back where I got it up in the dome, and DAC 09 is back on it again. We have no power apparently to the DAC and the Uniform Alfa 04 magazine is definitely Jammed and I guess the next thing to do would be to try a fuse in the DAC. We're getting fuse power to the 183 panel, it's just not getting to the DAC. CC Okay. Understand, no_ even though the green light comes on when you put the magazine on the side. Is that correct? CDR That's affirmative. Now what I need is a new magazine. Because this one is jammed. CC Okay, we'll work on that and can you see if the perf holes and the film in the magazine are - are torn, like it had been clawing at it? Or is the film look good in the magazine? CDR No, they're clawed and torn. CC Okay, we'll be back to you in a minute. CDR Okay. CC Okay, Jerry. The spare fuses are located in the DACs themselves. You might go ahead and try a spare fuse in that 09. CDR Bruce, and I Just I do get tried DAC 09 on the light, film threading power cable got a good fuse. a green so we've

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CC Okay, that's good detective work there, Jerry. And, Uniform Alfa 04 is the only magazine of that particular type of film. Why don't you Just hold off here until Hawaii. We got about 40 seconds to LOS, Hawaii in 11-1/2 minutes at a time of 16:32, it'll be coming up with a data/voice tape recorder dump at Hawaii. CDR Okay, and I tried the manual handcrank there to free DAC 04 and that didn't do any good either. Not DAC 4, but I mean Uniform Alfa 04. CC Okay. Our cup runneth over with inputs to the malfunction procedures and sounds llke it's the (Laughter) I won't make an opinion, we'll get back to you. CDR Okay. PAO Skylah Control. Greenwich mean time 16 hours 22 minutes. Loss of signal through Honeysuckle. Next acquisition in 9 minute_ and 40 seconds will be through the Hawaii tracking station. Commander Gerald Cart, while preparing the S183 for use, through the antisolar scientific airloek, reported a problem in getting the camera ready for use. Apparently something in the power system there. He's working on it and passed the problem to the ground. Bruce McCandless indicated the ground will look at it and get back to him at Hawaii with a troubleshooting procedure. This is the 15th operation of the S183 instrument. performances of the S183 have been planned Next acquisition in 8 minutes and 55 seconds At 16 hours 23 minutes Greenwich mean time, Control. END 0F TAPE Twenty-three scheduled for Skylab IV. through Hawaii. this is Skylab

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PAO 16 hours tracking 31 minutes. station.

Skylab

Control,

Greenwich coming through

mean

time Hawaii Hawaii dump here

Acquisition

CC Skylab, this is Houston for 9 minutes, and we've got a data/voice if it's not interfering with you. CDR CC data/voice here got a PLT CC PLT

through recorder

the Hawaii here,

tape

That's okay, Bruce. Go ahead. And Skylab, this is Houston. We recorder dump to Goldstone instead

shifted of

and whenever the PLT is free or during lunch couple of notes for him, mostly on EREP pads. Roger, Bruce. Which pad is it? Okay. For youz VTS pad. Okay. I have 67-43 out. to read Roger. drawer Roger; We Kilo, got want set it. I've got a tape recorder do. Itts not in any particular to copy it down. to change drawer Lima, X-ray. About six lines

CC set Yankee down. PLT CC changeout message, PLT CC there we'd er 14 from You still

that we'd you pro_ably

Okay. Then like you to Just have

Sure, Bruce. Just give me the particulars. Okay. At about 21:13 in the housekeeping like you in slot number 3 to install tape recordD-438 per SWS systems checklist 80 Romeo, page 5-A. with me? That was which _s Romeo. you located say in slot in D-438, to which on old to tape the 3,

you dome read

PLT Okay, Roger. want tape recorder number 14, locker 438, procedure's a 80 CC the elapsed number please. and put time 23, That's in and correct, the window report it

and we'd llke you of the old recorder to the ground or

is serial channel A PLT recorder ground.

record

it

Roger. on tape

Read the elapsed or give it to the

time on the - by voice

CC Roger; and the reason we're changing this out is that it's approaching its lifetime limit, and so far it's still working fine, and I've got a change to your S183 alternate pad here. We got about a minute and a half to LOS. PLT me. down CC should PLT read Roger. Sunset time 17:42 instead of 17:40. Got it. about four lines Okay. I have message 67-29 in front of

SL-IV MC-2348/2 Time: 11:31 CDT 1/21/74 CC available PLT

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read

to

-

Next line the reference from 17:34 to 17:42. Roger. 17:34 to 17:42. The next 52 Bravo, Field

field

should

graph 17:42 from

CC Okay. down, field Charlie to 18:05. Over. PLT 17:42 Roger. til 18:05. read,

block the next parashould be available 52 Bravo available

Charlie

CC sentence should PLT CC the changes. PLT tact CC in 2 minutes

And under remarks the stop exposure "Stop exposure at 18:05," instead of 18:03. Roger, 18:05. Okay; thank you_ And we're sorry for all

No sweat. at We're going Goldstone. LOS here. Next station con-

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 41 minutes. Discussion with commander Gerald Carr concerning the problem with the S183 data acquisition camera, which is used in conjunction with the standard carousel in the S183. The DAC camera does support the other film. The S183 is the ultraviolet panoramic camema designed to take color photographs of stellar objects. Apparently a electrical problem within the DAC system, the data acquisition camera, itself. The data camera in addition to supporting the acquisition of sta_ fields with the S183 provides photographic data of a 2500-angstrom area. Next acquisition in 35 seconds throug h Goldstone. We'll leave the line up for this pass, stateside pans, as Skylab concludes revolution 3639. CC Skylab, this is Houston through stone for 6-1/2 minutes. We're going to try the old voice tape recorder dump trick again. For the CDR, over your shoulder at the ATM, we'd like to get you run building block 32 after 23 with a roll of minus Golddata/ looking to re5400. it

We think you were misaligned in roll when you went through at the beginning of the pass. If you have to truncate 23 a little bit in order to work that in. That's okay with
US.

CDR END OF TAPE

Okay.

You're

right,

Bruce.

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CC leisure sometime this verify three position, I PLT

And, PLT, afternoon,

this we

is Houston. wonder if to

At your you could the CLOSE

CABIN PRESSURE got some panel Okay,

RELEASE VALVES numbers for you. Bruce, go.

CC Okay, panel 300, panel 313, and 391. Over. PLT 300, 313, and 391. Thank you. CC Roger. You got it. CC And, Bill, with respect to this relief valve check, the reason that we're concerned about it is that if we have been relieving we'd like to know about it. We suspect that if that's the case, we may have been getting enough atmospheric pressure buildup outside to cause the corona problem on transmitter B. We have been experiencing transmitter B dropouts over the past couple of days. Over. PLT Okay, I'll get to that Just as soon as I get through eating. CC Yeah, don't break away. This is a very low priority item here. PLT Rog. CC Skylah, this is Houston; 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact through Bermuda at 16:55. Out. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours on this lunch. 51 pass His minutes. Pilot Pogue talking with the ground mentioning he'd get to do something after his lunch today is menu number 3 in the Skylab food -

program. Pilot Pogue is having chicken and gravy, green beans, green heans_ peaches, and orange drink, while Science Pilot Ed Gibson has macaroni, tomatoes_ shrimp, butterscotch pudding, and lemonade. Commander Carr has the lightest lunch, he has lemon pudding, tea, peanut butter, jam and bread. As a result of medical experiments of yesterday it shows that Pilot Pogue today weighs approximately 146 pounds, Science Pilot Gibson 154, and Commander Gerald Carr weighs 150. Average caloric intake yesterday was between 3400 and 3500 calories for each man: 3456 for Pilot Pogue, and 3581 for Commander Gerald Cart. Next acquisition through Bermuda in 1 minute. We'll hold the line up for this Bermuda pass, 9 minutes and 40 seconds in duration. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Bermuda for 9-1/2 minutes. And I hate to bother you again, Bill, if you were following Jerry's trials and tribulations on checkin_ out the DAC and the film for us, 183, one of our blown, is that there may possibly be a fuse inside S183 bone which would prevent the motors and the relay logic from operating although the display panel would still be but

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properly eliminated (sic). And when you get a chance, could go up there and advance the plate to the 02 position? And if it moves and you hear the motor drive and all that stuff, that will be a criterion for deciding that the basic 183 itself is good. Over. see

you

PLT Okay, I'Ii get right on that, Bruce. Let's if we have an operative piece of equipment. CC Okay, thank you. PLT Okay, Bruce, how do you read? CC Loud and clear, Bill. Send your message. PLT Rog. I tried to advance the film carrousel, turned the power on with the - well, I was following the cue card on the flip side, and we - you know it takes a little while while it sort of does a little jig inside, and I waited for the dance to start and - Well, first off, when I turned the power on I got the 01 illuminated when I went to delete that position. Then I waited for the - the timing sequence, and then instead of doing its clickety click, the elimination (sic) 01 went out, and I have no lights on the panel now. CC interrupting PLT do here as soon just be standing for Okay, we copy that, Bill. Thank you lunch. Too bad. Tell me what you want me to as you get your signals straight, I'ii by here.

CC Okay, if you haven't turned the power off on the thing, just leave it exactly as is for the time being. I'd say go finish lunch and we'll call you when we get our minds made up. PLT PLT off. to CC offp but PLT the Okay, understand your power switch is still on? That's affirmative. Okay, let's just leave reset went back Okay_ I haven't touched I take that back, I did a thing. put the reset to

CC figuration. CC LOS. Next Islands at station 17:05.

it in that

con-

Skylab, this is Houston; I minute to contact in 2 minutes through Canary Out.

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 17 hours 5 minutes, with loss of signal through Bermuda. Acquisition coming through Canary and Ascension, a 15-minute pass through the two tracking stations. Acquisition coming in 5 seconds. We'll leave the line up for this pass through Canary and Ascension.

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and END

CC Ascension OF TAPE

for

16

Skylab, minutes.

this is Houston Out.

through

Canary

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PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 5 minutes, with loss of signal through Bermuda. Acquisition coming through Canary and Ascension, a 15-mlnute pass through the two tracking stations. Acquisition coming in 5 seconds. We'll leave the line up for this pass through Canary and Ascension. and CC Ascension for Skylab, this is Houston 16 minutes. Out. through Canary

CC Skylab, this is Houston. Over. CDR Go ahead, Bruce. CC Okay, Jerry, we're going to reenable momentum dump here in about i0 seconds, so your time remaining clock will jump some; and for Bill, we'd like to delete S183 ops this pass and substitute the airlock module tape recorder changeout for it. Go ahead and do S183 stow i, as indicated in the Flight Plan, but you can turn the power off to the 183 unit, at your convenience_ sometime before then. Over. PLT Roger. Understand, Bruce. And, the PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE 391 was in the OPEN position. All three of them are now closed. CC Okay, we copy that, Bill. Thank you. CC Skylab, this is Houston, i-1/2 minutes to LOS. Next station contact in 24 minutes through Carnarvon at 17:45. For the PLT, when you remove the carrousel from S183 during stow i, we request you dim the l_ghts in the forward compartment area there so that in ease there is a plate inadvertantly fall down when you remove it, will minimize the fogging damage to that and to the rest of the contents of the carrousel. And, for the CDR, when you rerun BB-32 at the end of this pass, we'd like to omit S054. Over. SPT Okay, omit 54 and I'll rev 32 in time so that it'll be finished by 250 K. CC Roger. You got it. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 17 hours 22 minutes with loss of signal through Ascension. The Next acquisition will be the Carnarvon tracking station in Australia in 22 minutes and 20 seconds. The crew was asked to check panel 391 in the alrlock module, specifically 391, which is the cabin relief pressure valve, which on - left on The last EVA inadvertentaly since the on December 29th. There last were panel has been

EVA, apparently. intermittent data

dropouts from the airlock module transmitter. Apparently this caused by this switch being left open. Tests were run previously as the spacecraft passed over Saint Louis, several weeks ago, to assess the problem, determine what the problem was, and this could not be resolved. Research at McDonnel Douglas and the Marshall Space Flight Center presented this alternative to the Mission Control Center today. The crew was asked to check

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that position and sure enough that switch was left open. The closing of the switch should elide (?) that intermittent problem they had with the data perception here on the ground. Next acquisition through Carnarvon in 20 minutes. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 17 hours 2S minutes. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean t_me 17 hours 43 minutes. Acquisition coming through the Car_ narvon tracking station for a 6 - 8-minute and 40-second pass through Carr_arvon and Honeysuckle. We'll bring the line up for this pass with CAP COI_M Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnarvon and Honeysuckle Creek for 9 minutes, and when he's free I got a couple changes to the EREP pads for the CDR. CDR Go ahead, Bruce. CC Okay. You need your C&D pad out here. CDR I have it. want mode CC to change i. Over. the Okay. Under ready verification, we 193A mode switch altimeter to read 193A Okay; copy. Okay. After ready out S190 st 13:00 frames 99. That's way on down. Frames ii to frames 99.

CDR CC change frame CDR

ii

to

CC Roger; and we're coming up on a keyhole here. I'ii keep on talking in an effort, though, to get through it. Delete the ready out S190 that shows up at 18:20. CDR Okay. It's done. CC And also delete the mode standby there. CDR Copy. CC And in remarks, run S190 to depletion after EREP stop while still in Z-LV. I_ii take this from beginning CDR CC CDR CC that's pretty here. CDR the again. Run S190 to depletion. Okay. (After EREP stop and while still in ZLV) Okay. I've got it. And do S190 film depletion. I think selfexplanatory there, and I got another one Go ahead.

CC Okay. At 09:56, if you can find it. CDR I've got it. CC We want to delete S192 MODE CHECK. At 12:00 delete S192 MODE READY. At 12:42 delete S192 MODE CHECK. That's right below it. CDR Okay; copy. CC Okay. Now we need to make an insertion. Insert time 13:06, which looks like it's going to be Just before 14:14. CDR CC CHECK. CDR Okay. Okay. And at 13:06 you want to do S192 MODE

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CC And I - actually I guess that 13:06 would come in right after the S190 READY OUT, 6 seconds after 13:00 and before you get - get into the mode STANDBY, and the frame to 99 and all that. CDR CC very much Okay. I've got it. Okay, and that abou_ does it. Thank again we're sorry for all the changes

you here.

and

CDR CC we've got a CDR with you in CC Guam.

No problem. And since we've cancelled the 183 pass couple of changes for the SPT. He's recording right now. He'll get Just a minute. Okay. No sweat. We can catch him over

PLT Okay, Bruce. Tape recorder number 23 elapsed time, 25:25. CC Roger, 2525 hours PLT Affirmative. CC Oh, hey - getting the feedback, that's just a number that has no particular relationship to the actual number of hours it's run. PLT Rog. By the way, Bruce, I took the switch out of command to turn that - that tape recorder number 3 off and then I reconfigured it, so I don't know. don't think that has any effect on ground configurations. CC That's correct. It looks like we're back in business, and the word I'm getting now is that that 25:25 indicates about 1800 actual hours of operation, PLT How much was on recorder i? That's the one Jer changed yesterday. CC Okay, Bill. The one that was replaced yesterday had 1446 hours on it and the one that was installed yesterday had about 480. PLT Roger. Thank you for the info. CC Skylab, this is Houston i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 7 minutes through Guam at 17:59. Out.

I

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean t_me 17 hours 56 minutes. Loss of signal through Honeysuckle. Next acquisition will be Guam in 3 minutes and 25 seconds as Skylab crew works their way through another day in space, mission day 7 67, a day which will provide a science product of 27 hours of data on man, the Earth and the Sun. One EREP pass scheduled later this afternoon, a stateside pass_ gathering data on snow cover, watershed, cotton crop yields, and oceanographic studies in the Gulf of Mexico along the

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west coast of Florida. Two EREP passes scheduled for earlier today, one in Africa and one in - on the west coast of the U.S., were cancelled, adding to the planned ATM viewing time with an additional 3 hours and 50 minutes. This block of time mostly being taken by Science Pilot Ed Gibson as he viewed an increasingly quiet Sun after what the crew has been used to the last several days of viewing spectacular activity. Solar scientists here at the Johnson Space Center report that the Sun within the next 7 days will quiet down to a point where they do not expect major activity. However, scientists here are budgeting the remaining film aboard the ATM cameras and telescopes to capture any event that may occur in the next 17 days. END OF TAPE

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Solar

Scientists

here

at

the

Johnson

Space Center report that the Sun, within the next 7 days, should quiet down to the point where they do not expect major activity. However, scientists here budgeted the remaining film aboard the ATM cameras and telescopes to capture any event which may occur in the next 17 days. Acquisition through Guam in about i minute. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. for to CC 6 minutes. Skylab, Out. this is Houston through Guam

SPT Houston, SPT standing by to copy change schedule pad. CC Okay Ed, on your upcoming ATH pass, we'd like to change the time remaining of S055 initiation to 48. Stand by. CC Okay, you've got a callout of 55 time remaining. We'd llke to change that to 48. And at 18:23, delete groundenabled momentum dump TR decreases to 43. And the rationale for this is that we enabled momentum early since the 183 operations were scrubbed. Over. SPT Okay, Bruce. I was not at the ATM panel at the time I am now so, so would you go ahead and begin with the 55 change? CC Okay, there is no change to S053. It's the pass starting at 18:14 down below 18:14, you see an entry of 55 minutes time remaining. Change that to 48 time remaining. SPT Okay, I've got it and I understand the rationale. Thank you. CC Okay. CC Skylab, this is Houston, 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact in 7-1/2 minutes, short pass at Hawaii at 18:12. Out. PAO Skylab Control, 1 minute 40 seconds as the Skylab space station skirts the northern limits of the Hawaii tracking station. Commander Cart presently in his afternoon meal period with Science Pilot Ed Gibson spending another block of time at the ATM. The scheduled S183 operations which was to have started in approximately 18 minutes has been cancelled due to a malfunction of the camera, data acquisition camera which is used in conjunction with the carousel film plates in the S183. S183 is the experiment of the French experimenter, George Courtes of the Space Astronomy Laboratory of the National Center for Scientific Reasearch at Marseille, France. His experiment is designed to study hot stars through spectrographic images recorded in two separate ultraviolet wavelengths. The instrument working in the 800-angstro_ and the 3100-angstrom wavelengths, gathers color indices of more than i000 stars in various latitudes of the celestial sphere. Spectral

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scanning of these star fields with photometric and spacial resolution provided by the S183 instrument has heretofore been impossible from ground observations or from unmanned astronomical satellites. In addition the experiment measures ultraviolet qualities of cluster stars, large stellar clouds in the Milky Way, and the nucleii of hrill_ant galaxies. This would have been the 15th performance of the S183. Troubleshooting procedures will he worked out on the ground to determine the problem apparently in the power system within the data acquisition camera which is used in support of the S183 camera which is placed through the antisolar scientific airlock. A brief pass through Hawaii. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Story Musgrave CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Hawaii for a minute and a half. If the Commander's got a minute, could you give us a detailed blow by blow description of what happened this morning on S183, that is was the DAC installed when you attempted to - excuse me. Did the transporter move in any direction when you used the transporter tool, and what the sequence of the lights and things like that were on 183? CDR As best I can figure out, Bruce, the DAC apparently loaded up the system to the point when it Jammed, that it must have blown the fuse in 183, because I tuTned on the power then reached over and punched the DAC button at 12 frames per seconds to see if it would advance, and it would not. It advanced a couple and then started sounding peculiar where that, you know, when the claws (garble) pulling holes in the film. I took it off and checked it and yea verily the film was damaged, and so I took it over and put the hand crank on it and tried to pull the damaged part through, and free it up, and that would not work. So I gave up on the transport, I should say the 140-foot magazine. And -CC Okay, we're going LOS here at Hawaii, Goldstone in 9 minutes at 18:23. And we copy that the camera started out working and then quit while you were standing there. END OF TAPE

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CDR - where there's, you know, when the claws (garble) pulling holes in the film. I took it off and checked it and yea, verily, the film was damaged, and so I took it over and put the handcrank on it and tried to pull the damaged part through and - bring it up, and it - that would not work_ so I gave up on the - the transport. Or I should say the 40-foot magazine, and - CC Okay. We're going LOS here at Hawaii. Goldstone in 9 minutes at 18:23, and we copy that the camera started out working and then quit while you were standing there. CDR Yes, it, you know, at about four or five frames, and then it jammed up. And what I did was look back and put my fingers on the two (?) interlock mechanisms to see if the green light would come on and it would not come on, so I took it off, tried DAC i. DAC 1 worked okay. CC Understand DAC 1 worked okay on S183? CDR I beg your pardon. Not on 183. I tried it on the film station, it looked okay ther. Then I went over to 183 and tried it and it would not work. CC Okay. Thank you very much. CDR And then later, after I talked to you, is when I put DAC number 9 on the film thread (garble) checked it and wh - that's what I saw that the green light was all right. Therefore I felt that the fuse in the DAC was not blown. CC Okay; we copy. SPT Hey, Houston, while you're going over the hill, in the white light eoronagraph we see that the region from 120 to i00 which was mentioned as a fairly strong but diffuse emission this morning, having three streamers, is now essentially Just one very dim streamer, and it looks like the fairly strong diffused emission close to the occulting disk is completely disappeared. CC Okay, thank you. And it sure has taken a long time to go over the hill this time. Low tide at Hawaii, we understand. PLT Bruce, on that magazine. It's been reading 79 percent for about the last four S183 exercises, and we decided that we had thought that probably the reason why is just because we were using so few frames_ but I thought I'd check it out. Thatts how we got started today. CC Okay; but you have not previously noticed a hold in the flux, any tearing of the sprocket holes or anything like that?

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PLT this morning trouble. CC PAO 18 hours 17 and

No. tried to

That's run it

negative. and that's

I put when

an we

X

on

it our

had

minutes.

Okay; we copy. Skylab Control, Loss of signal

Thank you. Greenwich mean time through Hawaii. Next

acquisition in 5 minutes 55 seconds will be Goldstone trackin_ station. At Greenwich mean time 18 hours 17 minutes this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 22 minutes. Acquisition coming through Goldstone in 50 seconds. The next pass across the states will be EREP pass number 28 in the mission of Skylab IV, where data will be gathered on snow cover, snow patterns, agricultural areas in Mississippi, and studies of the loop current along the west coast of Florida on the next pass across the states. We'll for here, we're line H-alpha raster. down to centered CC Bill, if leave the CC 5 minutes. SPT line Out. Houston, we have a pointing descrepancy pointed with H-alpha which takes uS only when we started out active region like us to go 2 and yet down to we pointed with mirror in the auto upand for the time? up for Skylab, CAP this COMM Bruce is Houston McCandless. through Goldstone

I believe. We're doing a mini-MAR 13. This morning 2

and center the If people would H-alpha 1 in the mini-MAR We're near a this morning, The in it. You

in the change

get in

looking at the active region we can do that at this time. checking on that, Ed. And when the was you DAC attempted installed to at was DAC that

you're

box,

advance

183 plates Over. PLT was

installed; a clicking

however, noise. with did turn

there Did the do on and

no magazine CC

described

the plate advance noise during the PLT the clicking. wait it And you have to there before plate, and the clicking OUt. CC

indicator go plate advance? I'm sorry. you know about starts

blank synchronous Over. I said that it when you

not it

normally

a minute or so, a fairly its action of advancing time when of doing We got it that

long pause the film

look, (?) at the noise, instead Okay.

normally would start the display went did any did

that

and your sort were

all the panel procedure, or PLT

lights ever go out during did you always have some At that time there

troubleshooting of a light on? no lights at of

all, when that went out. Now I didn't think there were any other lights on, those little green lights that are on

notice. I don't and there's some sometimes next

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tO the exposures feeders, but I don't recall any of those heinK on. I - I know there were no liKhts on after I notieed the display went out. CC Okay. Thank you very much. Do you still have 183 in place or have you gotten it out yet? PLT It's no, it's stowed and it's venting right now. CC Okay. Thank you. i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 2 minutes through Corpus Christi at 18:30. SPT, use H-alpha i in line 13. Over. SPT Okay, Bruce. I'ii have to change the pointing. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Merritt Island and Bermuda for 12-1/2 minutes. Out. END OF TAPE

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Skylab, this is Houston through Merritt for 12-1/2 minutes. Out. CC And, for Ed, we back seat drivers down here would like to use your DAS for a minute. SPT You got it. CC We'll give you a nav update. CC And, the DAS is yours, Ed. SPT Roger. CC And if you're not using the data/volce tape recorder, we'll dump it here at Bermuda. PLT Rog, Bruce; take it. CC Thank you. CC Skylab, this is Houston; i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 9-1/2 minutes through Ascension at 18:51. Out. Island and Bermuda PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 43 minutes with loss of signal through Bermuda. Next acquisition through the Ascension tracking station in 7 minutes and 50 seconds. Continued discussions concerning the malfunction of the S183 data acquisition camera setup; ground still looking at that problem. The camera has been removed from the antisolar scientific alrlock and stowed, while the ground looks at problems associated with the malfunction earlier. Skylab will be maneuvered into the Z-local vertical attitude in less than I hour from now as the spacecraft approaches the west coast of United States in the Washington area on a descending pass, EREP pass number 28 in the mission. Pilot Pogue will be performing the maneuver and also will perform the maneuver to return the vehicle to the standard solar inertial mode with the ATM and solar panels directly facing the Sun. Acquisition through Ascension in 6 minutes and 45 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 18 hours 44 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours and 50 minutes, a 5 minute and 48 second pass through Ascension tracking station as Skylab begins its 3641 revolution. Skylab space station now in orbit for 252 days. Skylab-IV crew in their 67th day aboard the space station. We'll bring the llne up here for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless at Greenwich mean time 18 hours and 50 minutes. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Ascension for 7 minutes. Information for the SPT. We had a subnormal flare in active region 32, starting at 18:46. Over. SPT Thank you. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 57 minutes, with loss of signal through Ascension.

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Next acquisition in 23 minutes and the Carnarvon tracking station. CC We're i minute

34

seconds

will Next

be

to LOS.

station

contact in 23 minutes through Carnarvon at 19:21. Out. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 58 minutes; a second LOS through Ascension. The maneuver for the placement of Skylab into the proper attitude for the Earth resources experiment cameras and electronic data instruments takes place at Greenwich mean time 19 hours and 46 minutes. It's a 13-minute maneuver to place the vehicle in the right attitude. At the close of the EREP pass which ends in the Caribbean Ocean after a pass through the Gulf of Mexico, the maneu - return maneuver to the solar inertial attitude is a 24-minute maneuver, and this begins at Greenwich mean time 20 hours and 28 minutes. The EREP pass crossing the northwest corner of the United States down through the Central U.S. crossing in the Mississippi and out over the Gulf, is a 4000 mile pass taking pictures and electronic data of the Columbia River Basin with Columbia Plateau in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon, as well as the Columbia River and the Walla Walla River in Washington. The EREP instruments will also be aimed at the Yellowstone National Park area as well as looking for snow cover in the Big Horn Mountain region of Wyoming and Montana. Also in northeast Kansas the instruments will be gathering data on water resources and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Little Rock, Arkansas; Mobile Bay, Mobile, Alabama, and Jackson, Alabama will be the targets of EREP cameras as part of urban development studies for the Department of Interior. A target in Mississippi, an area of cotton fields which heretofore have not been captured on EREP data equipment outside of Greenville, Mississippi. This is one of the five targets yet to be completed in the Skylab program. Others include Iran, which was scheduled a week ago. However, bad weather in that area prohibited data take. Also, Atlanta, Georgia still has yet to be put into the EREP data lockers, also the Tibesti Mountains in Central America, as well as some areas of Vericruz, Mexico where officials there are looking for highway engineering and regional planning data in the geological area. This EREP pass number 28 END OF TAPE

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for

However,

- is one of three passes scheduled the first two were cancelled earlier in 19 19 hours

this morning due to bad weather. Next acquisition minutes through Carnarvon. At Greenwich mean time and 2 minutes. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PA0 Skylab Control at 19 hours 20 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now about a minute and a half from acquisition of signal at Carnarvon, Australia. We'll bring the line up for a pass through Carnarvon lasting about 10-1/2 minutes. Spacecraft communicator on duty in Mission Control is Bruce McCandless. The flight director is Neil Hutchinson. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Carnaryon for 8 minutes. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact in 3 minutes through Guam at 19:34-1/2. Out. PA0 Skylab Control at 19:33 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is out of range of Carnarvon. We'll have a brief interruption before we're acquired through the Guam tracking antenna, about a minute and 40 seconds from now. At the present time the crew should be preparing for their Earth resources pass which is coming up very shortly. That Earth resources pass is scheduled to begin at as the space station goes over the United States, it begins several hundred miles off the coast of Washington. Here in Mission Control a discussion's going on about the weather conditions for the pass. They look to be very good. fifteen desirable sites are expected to be acquired during the pass, and from four to six mandatory sites. Those are sites for which all the requirements have not yet been re - completed. Only one of the mandatory sites appears now to be too clou cloudy to permit photography. Weather is especially good over the Mississippi site, which is one of the U.S. sites not yet acquired. through Guam. minutes. END OF TAPE We'll leave the The pass through line up live Guam should now for air-to-ground last about 10-1/2

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CC Skylab, this is Houston through Guam for 10-1/2 minutes. And, I have a weather briefing for you if you're interested. PLT Okay, Bruce, go ahead. CC Okay, coming up on the coastline at about 2,001 plus 30 seconds, you'll be in an area that's solid overcast - excuse me, solid undercast to you, and that will persist until about 02:30 at which time it will break out to about a 4 to 7/10th coverage, as you pass over the Cascade Mountains and move on down toward the Yellowstone region. About the time you approach the Yellowstone region at about 04 to 04:30 you'll pick up a solid undercast again which will completely obscure VTS site 285 Just south just west of Casper, so I wouldn't plan on being able to see that one. The solid undercast persists until you get down just about to Tulsa, Oklahoma, at time of around 08, after the hour, and then it goes to 4 to 7/10th with 4 to 7/10th being the condition until you get up just about Little Rock at 09 and from 09 on down it's zero to 3/10th, so we expect the VTS site 460 near Greenwood should be in good shape. Essentially clear thereafter, going on down towards Key West, except that about a beam of Sarasota Bradenton_ VOR, where we've got an area of 4/10 to 5/10 coverage but it shouldn't give you any trouble with your nadir swath excuse me with your special 04, looking for cloud-free water sites. And then you pick up a little more (garble) again about the time you go past the Keys. Over. PLT Roger Bruce, copy. And I'ii just about forget about 285 then. CC Rog. CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute to LOS, next station contact in 16 minutes through Goldstone at 20:00, and we'll be looking forward to seeing TV of the States in glorious white on white. PLT Rog Bruce, Ed's got it all laid out for
yOU.

CC

Beautiful.

PAO Skylab Control at 19:45 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is out of range of Guam. Very little conversation other than the weather report from Spacecraft Communicator Bruce McCandless. Weather conditions do look to be quite favorable for the Earth resources pass this afternoon after two earlier passes today had to be canceled because of poor weather conditions. The weather indications now are that we'll have some overcast off the coast of Washington and Canada were the pass begins. But we'll have good weather conditions over the Boise, Idaho area

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and also clearing conditions over Little Rock, Arkansas and Tulsa where some sites are located. And very good weather conditions in the area of Mississippi and along the Gulf Coast where a number of additional sites have been located. So it we're looks like it'll be not too certain yet fairly good weather about the conditions conditions, over

Venezuela where a mapping project is scheduled. Many of today's projects for Earth resources are scheduled for delivery to other Government agencies. A number of these are what are called 002 code Earth resources passes. These the information to be gathered is gathered in addition to ordinary mandatory sites or desired sites required by principal investigators under Skylab, it'll be provided to such agencies as the Department of Interior and the Corp of Engineers, a number of other agencies including National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Agriculture are engaged in using space research as well. One of the interesting factors in today's activity are some of the observations of the Gulf Coast area, and the water off the Gulf Coast will be supported by three ships. Three ocean surface vessels are going to be gathering data off Mobile, Alabama, Tampa, Floria and the Florida Keys, and also an Earth resources aircraft from the Johnson Space Center will be flying support underneath the Skylab following the same groundtrack and taking similar data for comparison to the space station's data. The pass is a 7700-mile long pass that begins about 500 miles west of Vancouver Island in the Canada-US border, and includes nearly two dozen test sites. 27-minutes survey concludes over the Orinoco River in central Venezuela, begins at 20:01 and concludes at 20:28 Greenwich mean time. This is Skylab space station - Skylab Control at 12 minutes before our next acquisition of signal. It's now 48 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 19:57 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now about 2-1/2 minutes from acquisition of signal through the tracking antenna at Goldstone. This pass through Goldstone should began an Earth resources survey, a 7700 mile long pass from off the coast of Canada and the U.S., Just to the west of Vancouver Island, about 500 miles all the way across the central U.S., the Gulf Coast area of Florida Keys, the island of Cuba and concluding in central Venezuela near the Orinoco River. Among the projects to be included in today's Earth resources survey are studies of water resources in Washington_ mapping project in Venezuela, water resources of the central U.S. including the Kansas area, study of the Tulsa, Oklahoma area and the Little Rock area for the Department of Interior, and an agriculture study of cotton fields in Missippi. This will be one of the targets that the veiwfinder tracking system will be pointed at during the Earth resources pass. That's target set aside today for operation by Pilot Bill Pogue. He'll be handling the viewfinder tracking system for the S191 infrared spectrometer. That's a telescopic pointing device used to point the very detailed instrument, the infrared instrument that can gather data on a very, very tiny area. He'll be trying to point that at a cotton field. This survey is to in attempt to determine whether or not the cotton fields can be reeongnized easily on space data and whether or not that can it might be possible to give a yeild prediction based on the data gathered in space. We'll bring the line up live now for the pass beginning over Goldstone. There is going to be live television broadcast down to Mission Control during this pass over the U. S.. We do expect some cloud cover o the Central United States and also over the west Coast, but the expectation is we'll have some clear spots near the Idaho area and also clear from Tulsa, and Little Rock area should be partly cloudy and we should have very clear skies over the Gulf. We'll bring the line up now for air-to-ground through the Goldstone, Texas and Merritt Island tracking stations. The pass lasting about 18 minutes. CDR That ETC down there sounds like a rock crusher, Ed. SPT Sure does. I'ii give you another sample here. (garble) I'm not sure that's what it's doing; it may be. CDR One more minute and you can turn the power on. Everytime I hear that ETC, it sounds like a lapidary, rock polisher running. SPT Yeah. PLT It 's actually - it's usually (garble)

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CDR That's why I always keep wondering how it's going to last. SPT (garble) middle one (garble). CC Skylab CDR Go ahead,BBruce. CC This is Houston; we're with you. CDR Okay. That's half the fun, of reducing the data is putting all the pieces back together. CDR Okay, come up on 20:01:00. Standby CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER'S on to STANDBY_ ALTIMETER to STANDBY, ETC POWER should be ON, Ed. Okay, next mark will he 01:40. Coming up on 1:40, stand by CDR MARK. RADIOMETER's ON. 01:50 looking for a S191 READY light. CDR MARK. READY light at 50; reference going to 6. 020 the next call. Stand by CDR MARK. 192 READY, ETC should be AUTO. SPT AUTO. 13's the next mark. Stand by CDR MARK. 190 MODE to AUTO. Okay, that doggone tape motion light flickered again. I put those hub on good and tight to when I loaded that tape. On my mark it will be 03:00. Stand by CDR MARK. Went to mode check on 192. The long tape motion speed work END OF TAPE light is on and the tape steady motion now. light Just turned that did this flicker. high

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CDR 92, the TAPE Just during that high speed work did this flickering. Got a good come across them. PLT CDR 03:30 - 30. CDR STANDBY. CDR CDR Stand by -

MOTION light's on steady now. that the TAPE MOTION light view of the Rockies as we

Stand

Yeah, they're beautiful. Okay. Next mark is at 03:00. Correction by MARK it. SHUTTER speed is fast. ETC to Next mark's at 04:00. Okay. Stand by. - - seconds

04:00.

CDR MARK. RADIOMETER to STANDBY. 193 is going to a ROLL of plus 30. On my mark it will be 04:12. Stand by CDR MARK. 190 INTERVAL going to i0. ETC frames, i0 frames per minute. (Garble) Okay. Next mark is at 04:24. Stand by CDR MARK. SCATTEROMETER is ON. CDR MARK. RADIOMETER is ON. CDR MARK. S192 MODE to READY. Got a RECORDER MALF light. CDR And the TAPE MOTION light is flickering. 05:12 is the next mark.

CC TV is looking beautiful. SPT Very good, Houston. I think you can see the snow cover on the Rockies. The snow really brings out the relief. Okay. We're pretty much past them now. Wetre coming into some cirrus. CDR CDR CDR PLT break. CDR My next mark is 05:12. Stand by MARK. POLARIZARION going to 4 on 193. Next mark is coming up at 05:44. Stand by Sure do hope this cloud cover is starting MARK. 192 to MODE CHECK.

-

to

CDR Okay. On my mark it will be 06:10 with the ETC to STANDBY. Stand by CDR MARK it. Stand by. Next mark's at 7 minutes. CDR Okay. We're coming up on 7 minutes. 7 minutes on my mark. Stand by CDR MARK. 193 POLARIZATION to i. At 07:10 the ETC will go to AUTO. Stand by CDR MARK it. Next mark at 07:55. CDR CDR SPEED to MEDIUM. SPT CDR (garble) On my mark, it will he 07:55. Stand by MARK. S190 INTERVAL going to 20. SHUTTER ETC frames 4.8 per minute. GOT IT. Next's at 09:14.

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Okay. Let's see. Well did you find No. Son of a gun. Yeah.

23:45 (garble) it, Bill?

0.i.

Cloud?

Certainly a good view of the Mississippi here. See how it snakes around. Well, by the way_ I got t_e Mississippi ON. On my mark it will be 09:14. Stand by MARK. S192 MODE to READY. At 09:20 MARK. SCATTEROMETER to - -

site

DAC

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CDR - I got (garble) anyway. DAC, on. On mark, it will be 09:14. Stand by CDR MARK. S192 MODE to READY. At 09:20. MARK. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY. MARK. at 22 RADIOMETER to STANDBY. 193 angle going to zero. Looking for 34, stand by. MARK. SCATTEROMETER, ON. MARK. RADIOMETER, ON. 09:56. Stand by, SPT Water down there. my CDR MARK. S190 interval down to i0 again. SPT There's a little burning down there. I think the (garble) top (garble). PLT Okay, going back up now. CDR On my mark, i0:i0, Ed, you want a frame of i0, framing from (garble). PLT From 1 127. CDR CDR SPT your Stand by MARK. At i0;i0. Got it.

CDR And then at ii_ you go back to 5.1. Get sight okay? PLT Yeah. CDR Very good. PLT Okay, now let's see, there's Flouda (garble) Okay, cloud free sight. There's blooming. We'll take bloom when I get to it. SPT Are you able to see the delta there? PLT DAC ON, IMC ON. CDR Okay, on my mark, it'll be ii:00 and ETC to 5.1 frames per minute. Stand by. CDR MARK. CC wardroom? SPT Bruce. CDR CC light. CDR I would think so, yeah. PLT Okay, the VTS, I'm painting the blooming that's on the - right down to the (garble) And I change my location to another area of blooming. CDR All right, malf number 6 come on. You got a (garble) All right, the next mark will be 12:48. That'll be ETC to STANDBY in about 25 seconds. SPT Roger. CDR Coming up on 12:48. PLT DAC is off, CDR Stand by. PLT Okay_ camera up. CDR MARK. ETC to STANDBY. You got a malf light on jammer number 3. Okay, it's probably the film depletion Somebody Okay, got bumping them the TV you camera can in the the delta,

where

see

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PLT CDR CDR RADIOMETER

- going

(Garble) cloud cover. At 54 coming up. MARK. SCATTEROMTER to to S - BY. 13:06.

STANDBY.

MARK.

CDR at 99. Houston, you I move it down to 2 CC CDR cal at 14:14. PLT PST CC PLT CDR PLT CDR CDR PLT Stand one, CDR by. CDR 15:00. PLT CDR ready. up on UNLOCK CDR 15:00. CDR TAPE

MARK. 192 MODE to check. Frames going want the interval to stay i0 or should on this one? 191 to REFERENCE 2. Go ahead and leave it at i0. Okay. Okay, Bill, we want a VTS auto Okay. Are you still picking up TV, Yes, indeed and it's looking 14:14, you say? Right, uh-huh. Okay, I'm finishing the last Stand by. MARK, VTS AUTO CAL. MARK. All right at 20,

Houston? beautiful.

nadir

swath.

the ALTIMETER's ON. 15 for the

going next

on.

MARK. MARK. At light's Stand

ALTIMETER Camera

off. UNLOCK light; still got a

an ALTIMETER out. camera

No new by. MARK.

MALF

lights.

Okay,

coming

S190 MODE

SINGLE.

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CDR by

Okay,

it's

coming

up on 15:00.

Stand

CDR MARK. S190 mode single. Altimeter unlock light is flickering occasionally, but remaining out for the most part. Charlie 8 is reading about 50 percent. PLT Well, we've got Greenville, anyway. CDR Next mark will be at 16 - 16:00. Stand by CDR MARK. S190 mode single. Okay, at 16:25 it'll be ETC power on. Stand by CDR MARK. 16:25 ETC power on. Power up. On my mark it'll be 16:33. Stand by CDR MARK. S190 mode to auto. At 16:40 ETC mode to auto. Stand by. CDR MARK. Looking for a ready light on 191 at 16:54. Stand by CDR MARK, at 54. 17:00 192 CDR MARK. 17:00 192 mode to READY. Okay got a flickering tape motion, and had a flash in the recorder MALF. Ready. CC i0 seconds to LOS, see you over the Vanguard in 12 minutes. Out. CDR So long. SPT It looks like wetre getting a good view of Venezuela, looking _,_ome fault systems along there. CDR Next mark'sA_L_l_7:42. CC Venezuela is booming i_ loud and clear. •_":-_'_ SPT CDR CDR next. Very good. Coming in on 42, stand by MARK it. 192 to mode standby.

18:14

is

PAO Skylab Control at 20:18 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station Just crossing the coast of Venezuela as we lost signal through the tracking antenna there at Merritt Island. That Earth resources pass looks to be a very successful one. Some excellent television out of the space station's wardroom window showing a number of things. Cloud cover was fairly heavy off the coast of the Pacific Ocean as was expected, became very clear over the Rocky Mountains where we saw some excellent snow cover shots, the snow cover outlining the mountains very well and that of course will be reflected in the photography taken by Skylab's instruments. Also there was a overcast after the Rockies over much of the central U.S., it became clear again in the area of Oklahoma and Kansas. There were sites in both those areas for other Government agencies. And the TV was the Mississippi River appearing very very clearly on camera. That would indicate that the photography of excellent, the TV much of

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central U.S. area from Kansas on might be quite quite good. And the photography over the Mississippi area was also quite clear. Pilot indicated that later in the pass that he said, "we got Greenville anyway," which is of course the cotton field site that was considered to be a primary site for today's activities. And also what appeared to be a distinct sediment plume flowing off of a Florida coast, presumably a river or bay emptying into the waters of the Gulf, a very distinct color difference could be seen in that area and of course that would require more technical explanation but it appears to have been a sediment area, that is to say either pollutants or sand or other things mixed in the water that causes discoloration off the coast of Florida. And some good pictures of the Gulf of Mexico including television over Cuba, which is speckled with clouds. The Pilot not taking any data of course in that area but the Caribbean quite clear beyond Cuba and some very good pictures over Venezuela, the operations officer in the Earth resources baekroom indicating that Venezuela was a GO for a mapping project that data was very very fine and the cloud cover as we could see it on the TV looked like it would be quite acceptable for a mapping project to be completed in that area, that was one of today's mandatory sites. So Mission Control is quite enthusiastic about some very fine televison and also about good weather conditions for today's Earth resources pass. A little less than 8 minutes from our next acquisition of signal at Vanguard. This is Skylab Control at 21 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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Skylah

Control

at

20;57

Greenwich

mean

time. The Skylab space station now over Brazil. It has concluded it's Earth resources pass and we're now about 58 seconds from acquisition through the tracking ship Vanguard. The pass through Vanguard is a short one at a very low elevation. As the space station passes Just over the horizon from Vanguard, we expect about 4 minutes of acquisition through this tracking antenna. Flight Director Neil Hutchinson very enthusistie about the high quality of the television over the U.S. and Caribbean and all the way through Venezuela has asked the TV to be replayed here in Mission Control for the flight controllers. We're coming up live now at Vanguard for Bruce McCandless, the Spacecraft Communicator. CC Skylab, this is Houston through the Vanguard for 4-1/2 - 3-1/2 minutes. Out. CDR Roger. CC And while you guys are shutting down, could we get a tape remaing measurement from you in real time so we can plan tomorrow's EREP pass? CDR We'll have it for you by next pass. CC Okay. CC Skylab, this is Houston; 1 minute to LOS. Next station contact in i hour and 7 minutes through Goldstone at 21:37. Goodnight now. PAO Skylab Control at 20:32 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now passing out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard. Our next acquisition is approximately an hour and 3 minutes away. That will be at Goldstone in California. Earth resources pass is completed. Data at Vanguard indicates that at least so far we have no problem with the control moment gyroscope and that's a good indication. Does not appear to be giving us any trouble at all at this point. We will undoubtedly learn more about that when we get another acquisition, a little over an hour from now. Skylab astronauts Carr_ Gibson and Pogue completed a very successful Earth resources survey this afternoon. Providing Mission Control with some excellent television pictures during part of their 7700 mile pass. Ground controllers watch live television as the space station's electronic instruments and camera pointed at the sites from the Pacific coast of Washington on up across the Central U. S., the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea to the Orinoco River in the heart of Venezuela. Nearly 2 dozen separate or scanned with Skylab's instruments next acquisition of signal, this is END OF TAPE areas were photographed today. 1 hour to our Skylab Control.

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PAO Skylab Control at 20 hours 52-1/2 minutes Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now well out of range of tracking antennas around the world. 44 minutes before we'll have out next acquisition at Goldstone. Flight Director Nell Hutchinson informs us that things are very hectic over here in Mission Control. It's going to be a long time before hetll be able to get away for a changeof-shift briefing. He gives us a preliminary estimate of 5:30 central daylight time for that change-of-shift. That's about an hour and a half from now. And he indicates that it may be a little bit later than that. We'll give you a better announcement on that after our next acquisition of signal 44 minutes from now. This is Skylab Control at 53 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 20:59 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station still about 37-1/2 minutes from next acquisition of signal. We've had a request for an explanation of the hectic acitvlty here at Mission Control. Flight Planner Nell Hutchinson, who is now on duty as Flight Director, is busy planning tomorrow's activities which include two Earth resources passes. It's a rather complex flight" plan, and for that reason, he's spending a good deal of time going over it. Also, that llve TV kept flight controllers pretty busy for an extended period of time. Right now, an evaluation is going on tomorrow's Earth resources passes. Currently, two of them scheduled, and the Earth resources personnel have informed us that they will have to do a change-out of some of the tape - magnetic tape for the Earth resources pass. That will require some addition flight planning in the event that one of those passes might be cancelled. For that reason, Nell Hutchinson's going to be tied up here for at least another hour to hour and a half, and we do not expect to have an available any earlier than 5:30 central daylight time for a change-of-shift briefing. And, of course, that change-ofshift handover is now in - in progress here in Mission Control at the same time that the final touches are being put on the flight plan that Neil Hutchinson's be working on. So, activity is very brisk. Flight Director Charles Lewis is now in Mission Control, and he is in the process of taking the handover from Neil Hutchinson. However, Neil expects to stay around for about another hour and a half. This is Skylab Control, it is now 46 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Sk_lah Control at 21:36 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now about 56 seconds from asquisition of signal through the Goldstone antenna. Pass through Goldstone and Texas will last about 15 minutes and we'll bring the line up for - the spacecraft communicator now on duty here in Mission Control is Hank Hartsfield, Charles Lewis is taking over as flight director and we're still expecting the change-of-shift to be about an hour away with Neal Hutchinson the off-going flight director. An M-flare was reported by Vela satellite here in Mission Control, the crew has not had an opportunity to see it although they are now in a daylight period with Science Pilot Ed Gibson at the console. The flare took place just at the end of the Earth resources pass when of course the space station was not oriented for viewing the Sun. We're coming up live now at the U.S., we'll bring the line up here. CC Skylab, Houston, through Goldstone and Texas for 14 minutes. CC region 31 a was over at M-I. again, And, SPT, for info_ we had in active subnormal, it started at 20:40, maxed at 43 and 41:08 classified through Vela in X-ray as an

SPT Okay Hank. Can I have t_ose times please? CC Okay, it started at 20:40 which was about an hour ago, it maxed out at 20:43 and was over at 21:08. SPT Okay Hank, that's what l_m setting on right now and it still looks pretty hot. I'm not sure whether we can get anything out of it again but I've moved the observing program over to there right now. And I was up to about 50,000 _ 45,000 counts in oxygen _l_on 55 and I have gone into MIRROR LINE SCAN for them. I can go back into the MIRROR AUTO RASTER, truncate it down to 13 if they like. I gave them an GRATING AUTO SCAN when it was down there around 20,000, and I had 54 running in the - their sequence of MSIL64 and I've been giving 56 some PATROL SHORTS occasionally, if they'd llke to me to go into an AUTO LONG, if they feel they have the film for it l'd be glad to. And I'm ready to go with 82 and 82B if _ if necessary. CC Okay Ed. And we need the recorder for for a dump. SPT myself. in CDR a minute. CC you're at PLT the end of Bill's debriefing 509, he'll be through of tape, Okay, someone else has got it, Hank, not

PLT, for info the tape. Okay, thank you,

_ecorder

is out

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for SO73

CC And Bill, I got a couple of notes here you. We're going to replace the S183 prep with some whenever you're ready to copy. PLT Hank, I'm coming right down the coast taking off for about a bunch of 10 minutes? handheld photographs, about call ii when minutes

California can I hold left you're SHORTS H-alpha CC minute, SPT SPT weVd CC in CC in 1

this pass, through. answer running. like to

Sure thing Bill, we got if you'll Just give me a And your SPT, Houston. question and We also

prefer the PATROL we don't see have the DAS a

to

And SPT_ if we could work on nuZ. You got it Hank. Okay Hank, I understand

that

MIRROR

LINE

SCAN on 55 because the counts are relatively hlgh_ around 50,000, if they'd like me to start looking total active region with a MIRROR AUTO RASTER down 13, I can do that. CC Okay, we'll check that Ed. CC SCAN. SPT Thank you. CC And the DAS is yours. CC SPT, Houston. Since we're on our film budget with S054, and we are prefer to terminate the SO54 pictures now. SPT PLT CC PLT all the CC PLT PLT S073? that we'd CC you like got to Okay Hank, and they are. Clear day in Houston? Say again. Looks llke a clear day in way. Oh_ I'm Okay it was really nice over Guadalajara. Hank_ what was the out SPT, Houston. We prefer the

still up at the at line

MIRROR

LINE

tight we'd

getting kind of in a flare fall,

Houston, there

I today. on

can

see

correction

the

Okay Bill. In place of the 183 prep 1 scheduled there around 22:03, instead of that do an SO73 prep 4_ it's not time critical. Use lens and later on this evening where for CDR just so he can be thinking to be doing an SO73 ops 2. And in which comes at 22:46 if you could to do contamination 1 Alfa and Bravo 4_ and if you. for you that don't we'd use like the to light use Nikon I meter the

Nikon 02 with visible S183 ops is scheduled about it, we're going addition after sunrise work it in we'd like STS windows I, 3 and 03 and the light have some settings meter, for

of

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PLT Give me the settings, those things are hard to figure some times. CC Okay, for windows 3 and 4 use F-4 and a speed of i/i000 awful END OF TAPE

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- - some time.

CC Okay, for windows 3 and 4 use f4 and a speed of i/i000 and for window i, f-stop of 1.2 and onequarter second. SPT Okay, I got it Hank. CC And we suggest that you do window i last. SPT Roger. CC And Skylab, for info, the tape recorder's yours. CDR Thank you, Hank. CDR Hank, is - how is 82B situated for looking at fluctuating bright points with their sequences of time's 1/4? What's our budget look like in relative to what we're looking at right now? CC Okay, we'll check that. CC SPT, Houston. In answer to your question, we have approximately 50 frames remaining. It's okay to do that on the point brightning. Your judgement on whether we're getting good data or not. You're clear to use it as you see fit. And we're about i minute from LOS. Vanguard will be coming up at 02. SPT Okay, Hank. I think the answer I just got was for 82A, choosing a good one. I was wondering about 82B. CC Bill. SPT Oh, okay, they have 50 allotted for - for this type of observation as part of this. Because right now I'm reading 118. CC Roger. We have - I guess what I should I didn't make that very clear; we have 50 spare frames according to what we've got planned. SPT Okay, thank you. CC And do do you have an EREP tape measurement for us? CDR I'ii get it for you at the next station. CC Okay. CDR Still taking photos. The weather's so beautiful. I can't get away from the windows. CC I don't blame you. PAO Skylab Control at 21:52 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is out of range of the tracking antenna at Corpus Christi. Our next acquisition is 9_i/2 minutes away through the ship Vanguard. That M-flare observed on the Sun by recorded in - through the Vela satellite reached it's peak at 20:43 and ac - the answer flare occured in active region 31 on the solar disc was not viewed by crew. At that time they were completing their Earth Roger. That was 82B I was talking about,

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resources pass and shortly after that went into darkness. However, Ed Gibson is now at the solar panel getting some data on the post flare activity. That M-flare was one of the largest seen so far in this Skylab Mission although it does not compare in output to the X-rated flare or X-I flare that was seen by the last Skylab crew. Bill Pogue, during this last pass, did an extensive job of photographing the west coast, photographing the California area as he went over Baja and down across Mexico. He said the weather was very, very clear and he could see Houston all the way from Guadalajara, Mexico, several hundred miles away and he also was taking pictures even as we lost signal with the space station as they were just off the coast of Central America. So, no doubt the visual observations people, will be happy to hear he got some rather extensive photographs of the Western part of North America. Nell Hutchinson informs us that the change-of-shlft briefing is going to have to be pushed back another hour. We're now planning on 6:30 central daylight time for the change-of-shift briefing. That's an hours and a half away, and again he is occupied with tomorrow's activities of a fairly complex Flight Plan schedule for tomorrow including a couple of Earth resources passes and a tape change out. There was a question right on the end of that pass about how much tape was remaining so they can determine whether or not the change out will have to be made as it appears now between the two Earth resources passes. 7-1/2 minutes to our next acquisition at Vanguard, this is Skylab Control at 54 and a quarter minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 22 hours 1 minute Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now 54 seconds from acquisition through the tracking ship Vanguard. The pass through Vanguard will last a little less than ii minutes. We'll bring the llne up live now for the Spacecraft Communicator Hank Hartsfield. CC minutes. 2.3 CDR centimeters. Skylab, Hank, Houston that EREP through tape _anguard, 9-1/2 is

recorder

measurement

CC Roger. Copy. 2.3 and for Info, we'll be sending up a pad here to support your S073 ops this evening. CDR Okay. SPT Hank, if you could, would you please tell me what the X-REA has been doing over the past orbit? CC Okay. I'ii check it out. SPT Thank you. SPT Hank, regarding the next orbit, if conditions remain about the same as they are now, or increase, I would intend to remain in the flare wait mode. I've already promised the commander some butter cookies when we get Back, if I could have the orbit. CDR Yon should hear him snivel, Hank. CC He's getting desperate, isn't he? CDR It's worse than a flight time (garble) hog. SPT Go ahead, Hank. CC Okay, Ed. The last pass over Texas and Goldstone, the X-REA looked pretty much like background, hut right now, it appears to be about ten times that. SPT Okay. And I guess it's just holding study steady pretty much at that level like the oxygen VI is, which is now pumping between - I guess you can see it between 12 and 54 X-units. And I did step the mirror around a little bit here to find out - to verify we are on the brightest point. CC Roger. And it seems to us that the trend on the X-REA is upward. SPT Okay, Hank. I propose we Just hang in here next orbit. SPT We could get a building block 32 in. Done at - soon as we get above 250K and then come on over here and take a look, at the active region 31. CC Roger. You beat us to the draw, there Ed. You're way ahead of us. Sol SPT here. CC He's been I wish I could for once particularly sneaky. Looks llke he's waiting get ahead of old

until

nighttime

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his SPT CC back SPT SPT start

flying. That's Ed, down now. Okay, thank you. Maybe it'll rest for We can't be always You'd you? will Skylab, Houston. be coming up in We're 1 minute 19 minutes. And from that'll think we'd get right. like the X-REA's starting to looks

come

then

up

again.

Just out

30 minutes and of phase with it. once in a while,

CC wouldn't LOS. be at

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So long, Hank. Talk to you then. Skylab Control at 22 hours 12 minutes The Skylab space station is over the of range of the tracking is 17-1/2 minutes away. ship Vanguard. That will be Nell Hutchinson, the changeControl. It

South Atlantic, out Our next acquisition

at Tananarive. Just talked to Flight Director who indicates that he's going to try and arrange of-shlft briefing to he held here from Mission

will not be possible to ask questions of the flight director under this arrangement. However, if we have questions in advance, we'll ask him to answer them during his brief statement on today's activities. We'll try and arrange that perhaps in he can find in advance have we'll the next 15 to a break. And of his statement. 20 minutes, depending upon when we'll give you a brief announcement That will mean that we won't brieflng in Building in Mission Control. i, but This is

the 6:30 instead

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The Skylab now but Nell change-of-shift

is out of range is about ready to here from Mission

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acquisition at Tananarive where we'll have a 5-minute pass. Flight Director Nell Hutchinson is getting a little refresher course here in Mission Control before he has the change-of-shift report. And we expect that will take place shortly after the Tananarive pass. We'll bring the line up live now for Hank Hartsfield, the spacecraft communicator. Charles Lewis is the flight director on duty here in Mission Control at this time. CC minutes. CC LOS. We'll 45 minutes. Skylab, Houston through Tananarive, 4

Skylab, Houston. We're see you again at Goldstone

1 minute from at 23:17. That's

CDR Roger, Hank. See you later. PAO Skylab Control at 22:34 Greenwich mean time. We've had loss of signal at Tananarive. Our next acquisition is at Goldstone, 43 minutes from now. And we_ll try and persuade Neil Hutchinson to come up in the next couple of minutes for that change-of-shift briefing. This is Skylab Control at 34-1/4 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 23:16 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now coming within range of the tracking antenna at Goldstone, where we'll have a 4-1/2 minute pass. We'll bring the line up live now for the spacecraft communicator, Hank Hartsfield. CC Skylab, Houston through Goldstone for 4 minutes. CDR Roger, Hank. CC Looks like active region 31 is still cutting up. SPT That's right, Hank, we're working it. CC Skylab, Houston. There's a possiblilty that we may get a reset on this cage coming up at - on the next dump commence, which is about 23:49. SPT Hank, did you say reset, I just got finished coming back from one. We got a gimbal on a stop about 39 minutes remaining and I went into a 3-minute maneuver back. CC Roger. Copy. SPT The region south of the original bright point has brightened up a lot and we got a point brightening in XUV monitor_ quite strong_ and image intensity count was up when we went over to BERYLLIUM APERTURE 3. We started into the flare mode at around 43:16. CC Roger. We copy. And just for info, at 22:16, which was about an hour ago, we had bright surge on the limb at 070. And at 22:44, which is just about sunrise for you there was a subnormal in 31. It maxed out at 22:47. No X-REA. SPT When we came around the corner again_ Hank, we were pegged high at 60_000 oxygen count and then going down. So, I suspected we were on the backside of something. Right after we came off of the maneuver back from gimbal on a stop, we were also pegged high at 60,000. CC And we saw the X-REA climbing on up here now still. And we're about i minute from LOS. Vanguard will be coming up at 39 with a recorder dump. SPT Okay. CC Ed, can we get four frames a minute on H-alpha i? SPT You already got it, Hank. CC Thank you. PAO Skylab Control at 23:22 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is out of range of Goldstone, as it passes far off the Pacific Coast of Mexico. We're about 16 minutes from acquisition at Vanguard. Skylab astronauts, Jerry Carr, Ed Gibson, and Bill Pogue, were greeted with both good and bad news today. The crew surveyed a 7700-mile-long

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pass across the United States, the Gulf of Mexico, and Venezuela this afternoon. Excellent weather conditions aided the Earth study as four electronic instruments and seven cameras of resources, focused geology, on nearly a dozen areas for agriculture and for mapping investigations and oceano-

graphy projects as well. But Skylab chief scientist, Ed Gibson, the solar physicist who authored "The Quiet Sun" learned that the excellent Earth research kept him from viewing a solar flare. The flare which included a medium-sized burst of Xradiation recorded by a satellite orbiting Earth, was one of the largest since the crew went into orbit November 16. The largest seen so far during Skylab IV by the crew is a C9MI, which is approximately the same range as the flare seen today. It was an M-I flare that peaked out about 20:43 Greenwich mean time, a little less than 3 hours ago. Predictions that indicate there was a good chance of a C-flare, and since that time, there has been another subnormal flare in active region 31. Both of these occurring in active region 31. The subnormal flare did not produce any X-radiation, however. That's the report from NOAA, and of course, solar observations are now taking up most of the crew's evening time, as the schedule calls for ATM activity to complete the day, primarily todayp itts been Ed Gibson at the ATM console. He's been there for five passes with a total of about 4 hours scheduled for - correction - with a total today of 7 hours scheduled for ATM observations in addition Earth resources pass. 14-1/2 minutes to acquisition Vanguard, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE approximately to that at

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PAO Skylab Control at 23:38 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now coming within range of the tracking antenna at Vanguard. This Vanguard pass will last approximately 10-1/2 minutes. Bring the line up live now for air-to-ground through Vanguard. At the present time the crew should be engaged in ATM activities for Commander Jerry Carr, that's scheduled next up on his list and in the same time physical training period has been set aside for Ed Gibson while he takes a little relaxation from the ATM, at least that's what the schedule calls for although in the pass he's often traded off his time to spend a little extra time on the ATM. We have seen some solar activity today and we expect we may see some more so he could be there very well. And this is an eating period now for Pilot Bill Pogue. We are live now for air-to-ground at Vanguard. CC Skylab, Houston through Vanguard for i0 minutes. And we're planning to dump the recorder here. CDR Hey Hank, Ed would like to know if they NOAA guys would like to send up another copy of 6752 Bravo because he can't read paragraph 2 about active region 31. CC Okay, we can sure ship you another one. CC For the SPT, I think all the info is there if you could just conjugate the heteropolarity of the desiccate and be occonstrictor, (Sic) I think it'd be very apparent to you. SPT Say again Hank. PAO Little doubletalk from Hank Hartsfield there. CC PLT, Houston. PLT Rog, Hank. CC Hey Bill, you're scheduled for the last ATM pass of the day and we have a request for you, and that is that somewhere during that pass you give us I minute of H-alpha i zoomed all the way in on the VTR. And the reason we're wantin_ this is to try to get some info on this degradation in H-alpha image - H-alpha 1 image as it goes through the day. And for info we're going to be asking for the same thing tomorrow morning in the first pass so we can compare the two. PLT Okay Hank. Ed has the MDA hatch barricaded up there in the forward airlock. And Itm not sure that I'll be able to make it up to the ATM panel but if I can get on there I'll give you a 1-minute. CC Okay, we understand Bill, that - that AR31 really seems to be cutting up here this evening. PLT Got his Swiss army knife out waiting for me. CC SPT, Houston. Whenever it's convenient

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i night We're this

INTERLOCK i minute time we

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Well Hank, rise. Sure looks

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pleased down here. That X-REA was really climbing up there awhile ago. PAO Skylab Control at 23:49 Greenwich mean time. Well there's another piece of good news from the Skylab crew, it looks like they may be getting a flare rise. This is something Ed Gibson has been waiting for for a long time and it looks now they may have it. The XREA, that's the X-ray event analyser is giving higher and higher indications which indicates that we may have a flare just in its early stages, and that would be a new first for Skylab. They've waited for a long time to get good data on a flare rise, that is to say the early stages of flare activity, that has not been gotten so far by any of the Skylab crew. Previous Skylab crews have seen flares later on in the rise stage near the peak, but this looks, at least right now, it looks like a good flare rise. The crew is only going to have a little chance to get it though because they're going over the hill right now or going back into the darkness period. This is Skylab Control, our next acquisition is 12-i/2 minutes away at Tananarive, it's now 50 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 1 minute after midnight Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is now coming within range of the tracking antenna at Tananarive. We'll bring the line up for this pass through the voice relay station there. It's about a 10 minute pass and the Spacecraft Communicator is Hank Hartsfield_ Flight Director Charles Lewis. Nell Hutchinson finally managed to escape from Mission Control after a long period of working over tomorrow's instructions for the Skylab crew. CC Skylab, Houston through Tananarive 8 minutes. SPT Hello, Hank. Let me tell you about a flare. CC Okay, welre waiting. SPT Okay. First manifestation of it was in the XUV monitor. The brightening became more pronounced. We always had a brightening as we've been working with active region 31 on the pass couple of orbits but it was now more intense and I saw a slight configuration (static) and the PMEC was at a reasonable count. I don_t recall what it was. I think it was probably around 3 - 300 to 400 and it was not fluctuating which led me to believe that we really and with that I started the instruments all in their flare modes. 54 in it's flare r - mode, MSIH, 64; AUTO, SHORT for 56 and I might add I had to, several times here, I noticed that it was hung up and I think we were running about a half up there. 55 was already gone into MIRROR LINE SCAN and we were right on the brightest point at the beginning. 82A got a 20 second exposure right away since we had that set up, and during that time all we had to do was hit the button. 82B, I gave it WAVE LENGTH SHORT, times 1/4 and then looked it over again. At that time, the flare had spread a little further into south in H-alpha. The X-rays had come in the PMEC and the image intensity count was going on. And it was brighter yet in the XUV monitor and we committed ourselves to a flare mode in 82A and 82B. I think I might've given them another WAVELENGTH SHORT in there for sequence for 82B before we did that. At flare peak, we came out of the flare modes for 82A and 82B, and the other instruments remained in flare mode. And I was counting number of days left versus the number of frames left in 82A and B. We sure did use a bundle but probably more so in 82B. So I then played it by trying to get a reasonable data take on 82A. We gave a 20-second exposure at 24 seconds remaining, 21, 18 13 - 18 3 after we came out of their flare mode. For 82B, we gave them WAVELENGTH SHORT times 1/4 at 25, 22, 20, 17, 12 minutes remaining and then went to a wavelength - well, wave - data wait was short and exposure normal. When the oxygen VI count was down appreciably, that was 9 minutes remaining and at 4 minutes remaining, I had to truncate that last one at about 1-1/2

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minutes remaining which is slightly below 400 K. I put a little longer version of what I've just done on tape. We have a the max we saw was 710 on the PMEC and about 70 on the image intensity count. It may have been higher than that at one time or another when we are not looking at it and that's the short substance of it. I'll be glad to talk about it a little more in detail on tape or on the air-to-ground if you got questions. Right now our frames remaining are reading I'll start at the top 9389, 284, 30, 60, 1684, and 3286. The time at which I noticed it when I had gone into the flare mode or had started the instrument in a rapid data-taking mode was at around 22:15. I'd be interested to find out what the rise observed on the ground was. END OF TAPE

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SPT While you're getting those, Hank, l'm not sure what you have in the way of H-alpha down there. But it was really nice to watch it change theTe. The plate that we've been seeing in active region 31 has been relatively small with - it's been on the order of 5 to i0 are seconds. Round circular points of brightening off and on all afternoon. Finally when the flare did come the region to the south spread out from that point and then turned to the east. And then a little while after that came out from that point, it went a little bit north, about as much as the point (static) CC Ed, we dropped out there a little bit. We lost you there at Tananarive about a minute ago, so we didn't copy anything you said there. SPT Hank? CC Okay. You were telling us how the flare progressed through the region. SPT Oh, okay. It went to the south initially, and then to the east, and then the region to the north of it from that point opened up and moved - moved a little bit north and then to the west and we were sitting right in the center of it. Even though the oxygen VI count had gone down and we were not always on the brightest point_ we were still pretty much in the center of it and I didn't change the pointinB, because it did spread out on either side of where we were, toward a roll. I think we had a good roll for it each way, and 82B certainly had the slits filled with plage, flaring plage. I shouldn't say filled, but we had a good portion of the slit, maybe one quarter or so filled which means that I think that first spectrum will be dominated by that. 55 was looking at that bright point there before it flared, and even though the oxygen Vl countwas not always pegged high as the flare progressed, I still think they probably got some pretty good time histories on them. CC LOS. SPT Okay. If you could, let me - tell me when the people have come up with a good flare time, or rise time to the X-REA, and also instrument start time, I'd like to see how close we really came to it. CC Okay. At 23:16. Was that when you started the 82A exposure? were SPT going kind of That's about when I recall, yes. fast there, Hank, and a minute or Things two Thank you, we're about 30 seconds from What was the last thing that you copied,

can make quite a bit of difference. So, in knowing right down to the minute what when I took a glance at my watch at that I had started the instruments. And that

I'd he interested - when it was. That's point when - after was what I was -

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PAO Skylab Control at 13 minutes after Greenwich midnight. The Skylab space station is now over the Indian Ocean out of range of the tracking antenna on the Island of Madagascar. During this pass over Tananarive Ed Gibson went - finally went through a discussion of the attempt to gather some data on that flare rise. He has not yet had confirmation from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and ground stations yet. But he has - says he has good reason to believe that they had good flare activity there. He could see signs of the peak spreading out to the east from the solar region. He'd been watching a rather small bright area, about 2 to 4000 miles across, roughly the size of the United States, and said that flare spread was pretty interesting to watch during that last daylight cycle. They are now currently in a night period. And he believes that he saw some indications of X-ray rises and for that reason began his data take very early. Previous crews have had only one significant problem in gathering data on a flare rise. Most of the smaller flares do not activate the warning system until it's really too late to gather the earliest data. And for that reason, although most of the crews have made an attempt to gather data on the early stages of solar flares, they've not been able to catch the very beginnings. They've always caught it just before the peak. The peaks coming much on the small flares than one might like. But it does look like Ed Gibson, at least made a very valiant effort to get very early data on a solar flare. And we'll have to wait to see whether this was a small sized flare or a medium sized one. Active region 31 has been very active today. It's already produced an M-level flare according to Vela satellite. Vela does tend to read a little bit high, so the scientists in the backroom are saying that it looks like it may be a very high C-class, probably a C-9 X-ray flare, which would make that still a medium sized flare, and one of the largest ones so far on this Skylab in this Skylab flight, although a good deal smaller than the X-I flare that was seen by the Skylab - second Skylab crew. We'll have to wait to get some background data from NOAA on that flare activity, but we'd expect by the time we have our next acquisition, we may be able to give Ed Gibson a more thorough report. 32 minutes to acquisition at Hawaii. This is Skylab Control at 15 minutes and 45 seconds after the hour. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at zero hours 47 minutes Greenwich mean time. We're now coming up live on Hawaii and we'll bring the line up for a pass lasting approximately 8-1/2 minutes. SPT Hello, Hank, how do you read? SPT Hello, Hank, how do you read? CC Skylab, Houston, how do you read? SPT We got you loud and clear, Hank. How me? CC Okay, loud and clear now. We had a little problem right there. We got about 6-1/2 minutes left through Hawaii. SPT Okay, I need some words from you on post flare. What I'm working right now is we did a building block 32 at the very beginning. I looked at the corona, did not see any appreciable change except for some small streamers I'Ii mention in a minute. Right now_ I'm just kind of stretching out what we call post flare. Every 15 minutes, 82A and B are getting a 20-second exposure wavelength short and a wavelength short exposure normal sequence. And 56 is getting the - alternate patrol short, the patrol normals with a little spacing inbetween and 54 is getting their MSI $256 which I had to kind of read into what is written here on the building block. And a little spacing inbetween those. I'd like to hear from the backroom what they desire. CC Okay, I'ii try to get an answer for you and we're suppose to get the evening status report this site. CC And SPT, one quick thing here. So we can get some correlation between H-alpha i and H-alpha 2, wonder if we can get you to zoom in all the way on H-alpha i and zoom out all the way with H-alpha 2 and keep that configuration for about i minute. SPT Okay, that's where we are now. And would you like me to select? I have H-alpha i selected on monitor i and wait for a switch on mon i. Also, Hank, do I have a call tonight? CC SPT, Houston what we'd like to do in regard to the rest of the schedule here is to terminate the post flare and go ahead and get the snyoptic. SPT Okay. In building building block IA and IB, is that right? CC Affirmative. SPT Okay. CDR Hank, evening status I'ii CC Okay, whenever youtre ready give it to you. go ahead, Jerry. for the

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CDR Okay, you all finish with Ed? Why don't you get all that squared away before I start? He needs to know when his call is tonight, too. CC That's right. I forgot to give him that. His phone call is at Hawaii at 2:24 and it's right antenna. SPT I got that, Hank; thank yon. CDR Okay, Hank, here it comes. Photo Log: 16-millimeter; MI51, ETC prep, Charlie India 81, 30, Charlie India 77. And there's a footnote here. It says 2 to 3 seconds of the cover partially off the supply and the - all the details on that are on tape and they went on about 19:40. That's transporter 08. Okay, EREP, VTS, Charlie Lima ii, 39. Nikon i, Charlie X-ray 4229; 02, Bravo Victor 29, 07 and that anticipates 6 frames for the S073. Char - number 03, Charlie India 115, 31; number 04, Bravo, Echo i0, 41; 5, Bravo Hotel 06, 31. 70-millimeter, Charlie X-ray 46, 150. ETC, Charlie India 12, 080. EREP, set X-ray 0396, 2576, 0120, 9481, 1252, 0188. Drawer A: transporter 02, Charlie India 81, 30, Charlie India 77. END OF TAPE

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CDR Okay, in case I might have confused you, it looks like the MI51 data was put on transporter number transporter number 8 is the one where the cover came off. CC Okay, we got it and we got about a minute left. think CDR we're Okay, we're going to have going to recheck to correct it. that, I

2,

CC Okay, Skylab_ we're about a minute from LOS_ the next pass is at Vanguard at 17_ and that's your med conference. Also as a reminder here you have a sextant thing to be done at 1:30, if you wouldntt mind we_d like you voice that data down to us at 02:24. And I got a couple of more items for you, I guess I'ii have to get them there and maybe the rest of the evening status if you can do it Jerry. CDR Okay, I'ii hustle the evening status. Sleep: CDR, 7.0, 6.0 heavy, 1.0 light; SPT, 6.0, 5.0 heavy, 1.0 light; PLT, 6.5, all heavy. Volumes: 130; 130; 180. Water gun: 8739; 4781; 1186. Body mass: 6.312, 6.308, 6.314; 6.359, 6.365, 6.364_ 6.249, 6.254p 6.256. Exercise: CDR, no change; PLT, no change; SPT, standard minus Alfa. Medication: CDR, none; SPT, 2 asprin; PLT_ Afrin at noon. Clothing: CDR, T-shirts, socks, shirts and trousers; SPT, - PAO Skylab Control at zero hours 57 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is out of range of Hawaii. The evening status report there not quite concluded at the end of the pass. And our next pass coming up at Vanguard 20 minutes away is the private medical conference this evening. Science Pilot Ed Gibson is undoubtedly going to be asked about his sleeping habits again tonight_ Flight Director Charles Lewis indicates that the teleprinter pads are behind schedule again after a great many changes had to be made this afternoon in a number of extra pads for tomorrow's double Earth resources passes, that requires separate sets of instructions for Earth resources pass and also for an alternative Flight Plan in case the Earth resources pass or passes have to be canceled. So that's a long supply of teleprinter pads again tomorrow, and those messages will have to be uplinked during the night. So if the science pilot's sleeping in the airlock module he may hear the sound of what the crew has called the woodpecker for good many hours tonight. Our next acquisition after Vanguard is a long way away, it's around the globe to Hawaii again an hour and 26 minutes from now. This is Skylab Control at 58 minutes after the hour. END OF TAPE

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time. The Skylab space station is now coming within range of the tracking antenna at Vanguard where the private medical conference is scheduled. This is a rather lengthy pass, about minutes, so we expect that the crew will come back for at least a brief status report bit of air-to-ground so that the crew can to be finish out left alone the for evening the

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rest of the evening period. NOAA information given here to the scientists in Mission Control indicates that that flare activity that Science Pilot Ed Gibson hoped he'd gotten was in fact a good flare and the best one of the Skylab mission so far. The flare was rated C-9, which is just below the M- level. It's about a medium sized flare, and the biggest one so far seen by this Skylab crew. A larger flare activity has been seen during the three Skylab missions, but this was the largest to be caught by the crew. The flare started at 23:14 Greenwich mean time. At that point it was below a C-I or a relatively low powered flare, just in its rise period. It reached its peak at 23:24, at which time it was a C8.8 or about a C9. It was halfway down to a normal level by 23:48, and it ended at 00:16 Greenwich mean time. I'll repeat those times for you. The start time for the flare is 23:14, reached its its peak by 23:48, to normal by 00:16 the ground earlier 23:16. He did not around 23:16, which peak at 23:24, it was halfway down from and it had reached an end point or back Greenwich mean time. Ed Gibson informed that he had started his activities about give an exact time, but indicated it was would have been 2 minutes after the flare

activity was first started. But the ground believes, based on some data they have here on the instruments operation, that the X-REA data was being taken at about 23:14:30, which would mean that equipment Gibson had the for this solar X-REA equipment, which activity, on within 30 is the seconds primary of

the beginning of the flare. That certainly meets the highest desires and expectations of both the science pilot and the ground scientists for gathering data on the flare rise. That should give some very important information about the solar activity that so far has not been understood well by scientists on the ground. None of the previous crews were able to get a flare rise. They always managed to catch the flare rather well along into its development and this early data consisting of photography and X-REA information should give very extensive information about the growth of a flare, from its earliest stages all the way to its peak, and then through its conclusion. Science Pilot Ed Gibson finally reaching that goal that he had sought. Some disappointment in his voice earlier when the Earth resources pass took place during a flare just

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about the same size as this one. The flare, of course not observable during an Earth resources pass as the solar instruments are not pointed at the Sun during passes over the Earth, when the Earth instruments are on the ground. But Ed Gibson got a second chance today and the second chance paid off very well as he acted extremely quickly, using good judgment and showing that some X-REA indications that were very, very preliminary turned out to be good indications of a growing flare. And he did get that we believe now within 30 seconds of its very earliest stages, and that's excellent information. We're coming up live at Vanguard and we'll bring the line up in the event that this private medical conference does come live to air-to-ground for Hank Hartsfield and the flight crew on duty. CC Skylab, Houston. We're AO - got you for about another minute and 20 seconds. I know the SPT and the CDR are about to be real busy here. We missed everything after he started into the closin B on the evenin B status. If it was convenient, we sure would llke to get that down at 02:24. Have two other quickies for you. For the PLT, don't forget to give us a little VTR on the H-alpha i, and so we can look at that degradation. Also, in regard to the beep you've been having, on panel 200, we could open up tonight, that audio system Buffer amp 1 circuit breaker and leave it open all night, and that - we're wondering if we leave it open awhile, that might cure the problem. We don't know, but it's worth a try. And the only thing_ with that breaker open, you will not be able to do any voice recording, And also, regarding the M092 this morning, if you did record the data, we didn't get it, and we're about 30 seconds from LOS. The next site is Hawaii at 02:24, and that's the SPT's phone call with a right antenna. PLT Okay, Hank. I didn't put anything on the VTR because I thought you were rewinding it. Have a green light on when I got up here. CDR And Hank, as far as we know, M092 should have been recorded. We were all set up. CC It's just the voice data we're missing. CDR The voice data. CC That's affirmative. CDR Okay. SPT Hank. I already did that (static) PAO Skylab Control at i hour 28 minutes Greenwich mean time. They're out of range _ow of Vanguard. Out next acquisition 56 minutes away is at Hawaii. During this pass we only had about a minute of air-to-ground as the private medical conference took up most of the pass.

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A certain amount of time, of course, required for the configuration to be changed so that the ground can talk directly to the crew after the private medical conference. Hank Hartsfield passing up a message asking them to put a little TV on H-alpha so that the ground can determine how much degradation may have taken place in the monitor for that. And also the report came back from the crew that they'd thought that the VTR was being - the video tape recorder was being rewound. And it came as news to the ground. They didn't realize the green light was on and they had not been rewinding the video tape recorder. So, it looks like we may have to talk to them again 56 minutes from now at Hawaii, at which time we might find out what they were saying at the end of that pass. A good deal of conversation that did not reach the ground as the space station was going over the hill at Vanguard. 55 minutes to acquisition at Hawaii, it's now 29 minutes after the hour, and this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 2 hours 23 minutes and 21 seconds Greenwich mean time. We're now coming up on Hawaii Hawaii tracking station where we'll have the pass lasting a little less than 8 minutes. And following this pass, we'll give you a more thorough report on the activity here at Mission Control following that exciting flare rise we believe Ed Gibson caught with some quotes from some of the people in the backroom who were observing the activity today. We're live now at Hawaii. We don't know whether there will be conversation but we expect there might be here at the tracking station in the next 8 minutes. PAO Skylab Control, we have a glitch in progress on CMG number 2 so those of you who have been waiting for one, this is a pretty good size one. CDR Houston, CDR. CC Go ahead. CDR Roger. You ready to pick up on the report. CC Sure thing, Jerry, and if we could start with the clothing, we would appreciate it. CDR With the what? CC The clothing. You left off we lost contact with us you were telling us the clothing items that were changed. CDR Okay, first of all letls get the photo log straightened out. I found a blunder in it that we'd better get squared away. CC Okay. CDR Up under 16-millimeter, MI51 ETC prep, that was transporter 08 and that's the one where the cover status came off for about 2 to 3 seconds and that was on the take-up reel. And then go down to Drawer A configuration, and it should read as follows: AI, A2, A3 and back should be no change; A4 is transporter 08 Charlie India 81, 30, Charlie India 77, and that should square it away. It was Charl - it was transporter 08 that we had the problem with and no other transporter was used today. CC Okay, we got it. CDR You still with me? Okay, we'll start out with medications and clothing. Medication: CDR, none; SPT, two asprins, PLT, Afrin at noon. Clothing: CDR, T-shirt, socks, shorts and tronsers_ SPT, socks and shirts; PLT, shorts, socks, T-shirt and shirt. Food log: CDR, zero salt, minus one coffee with sugar plus 1.5 rehydration water; SPT, 0 salt, two lemonades, plus 2.0 rehydration water; PLT, 1.5 salt, plus one coffee with sugar_ plus 1 pea soup_ minus

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1.0 rehydration water. Let's see, Flight Plan deviations: none. Shopping list accomplishments - well, yeah, there was a Flight Plan deviation. The SPT took the last 2 ATM passes. Shopping list accomplishments: TV 32, TV 107 for I hour, ETC prep, ETC stow, TV i03 for three quarters of an hour. Inoperable equipment is transporter 08. Not inoperable but that was the one we had the problem with. The details are on tape, time tag 19:40, 19:40 Zulu. Unscheduled stowage: none. CDR Okay, we got it. I wonder if Ed passed the sextant info to you before he went for his private comm. CDR He sure did; stand by. Okay, Regulus_ sex shaft 140.0, 19.7; for Spica, 286.6, tunnion 36.9. CC Okay, we got it, Jet. And a couple of quickies here. Did you copy the - what we said regard to pulling the audio system, BUFFER AMP i circuit breaker to stop your beeping. CDR We sure did. We'll pull that breaker tonight after everybody's finished with their tape recordings and we'll be prepared to put it on again in the morning. CC Okay. And one item on close out on the ATM panel, if it's conveient. We show the H-alpha door open; we'd like to get that closed. Also we're showing that the VTR is full of tape. How much did you all - I mean that it is full, how much did you put on it? CC I don't think we put a whole load on it. There must be a problem. I'Ii go up and check it. CC Okay, if the power's off, that will give us the same invitation indications, Jerry. CDR Say again. CC If the power is off on it that would give us that indication of a tape full and - CDR Okay. CC If it's okay with Ed, I don't guess we'll find out, we'd sure like to uplink pads till about 04:00 like we did last time. If it's not, have him give us a call at the next site which is at Vanguard at 02:55 and we're about LOS right now. CDR Okay. PLT Okay, Hank, about the first 5 minutes of the VTR has the H-alpha information; the rest of it is no good. I left it on. CC OKay, we copy and we'll say goodnight to you now. Get a good night's rest. CDR Take care. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC2378/I Time: 21:32 CDT, 68:02:32 GMT 1/21/74 PAO Skylab Control at 2 hours 33 minutes. We're ou_ of range of Hawaii on what may be the last pass of the evening. Hank Hartsfield passing up a message that they'd like to uplink the teleprinter messages until 04:00 Greenwich mean time. That's an hour passed the nominal sleep time for the crew. If there is any disagreement from Science Pilot Ed Gibson, he should give us a call back. That anomaly on CMG number 2, which is first seen here at Hawaii, looks like a fairly - fairly serious one, not tremendously different from the earlier ones, but the currents are up a bit higher than we've seen before - about 3 to 4 percent as opposed to the usual 2 percent increase, and the wheel speed is down about 60 rpms, that's only slightly more than normal. And, also the temperatures have crossed over with the temperature of bearing number 2 about a degree higher than bearing number i, as opposed to the usual bearing number i about 2 or 3 degrees warmer than bearing number 2. So, we do have another CMG anomaly this evening. This is the first one since before the crew awakened this morning. Science Pilot Ed Gibson, as we were informed by commander crew (sic) during this last pass, did take the final two solar passes, interestingly enough he had borrowed a pass from Commander Jerry Carr when he got the flare rise that was observed earlier this evening. That was originally scheduled for Commander Carr, but Science Pilot Ed Gibson, not wanting to get away too far from the solar activity, kept his eye on the Sun and got some very interesting data there. We have some information from the people in the backroom. The chief scientist on duty in the solar activity room is Nell R. Sheeley - S-H-E-E-L-E-Y. He is the associate - one of the associate investigators on SO82, which is the prime beneficiary of the solar activity today and the central device for studying the solar flare activity that was seen this evening. Dr. Sheeley said that "nobody else as far as we know" - 17m quoting him "nobody else as far as we know has been able to catch a flare from beginning to end. It was a challenge to Gibson to do better than anyone had ever done before on Skylab." Neil said that he wasn't certain that we wouldn't find, in going back through all of the data, the thousands and thousands of pictures taken on previous Skylab missions that it might not have been accidental - that a previous Skylab crew might have gotten some data just by accident, having operated the equipment during a flare rise. But so far to the best of his knowledge, we have no data on flare rise until tonight. Nell went on to say "The importance is that certain things happen in the rise of a flare that don't happen any other time. One of these is the flash phase. At some time in the increase of Xradiation, there is a 20 - 15_ to 20_second period in which

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the energy increases very quickly. We had no way of plotting or predicting it; it can come at any time. There is a reasonable chance that he got it and we don't know exactly when it occurred or exactly when he started. It looks like we'll have to wait for the film to find out." Dr. Sheeley also indicated that he thought this was extremely exciting. He - I asked him how exciting he felt it was and he said, "You can look at my handwriting; it gets pretty bad." He said that he was running very quickly and trying to keep keep his eyes on what was happening and trying to listen to everything. There wasn't any shouting in Mission Control, or in the backrrom where the science officers work, but he said there was quite a lot of excitement back there and certainly one of the most "It was very exciting for and if he got the rise it tists," after the mission the solar planning officer exciting times he's had. He said_ the crew and for mission planners_ will be very exciting for scienis over. One of the other solar in the backroom said that the

flare provided "much greater activity than anticipated. The final magnitude of the flare, particulary excited us." And a little note on something that was said earlier and completely went over our heads and over the heads of other people, I'm sure. Ed Gibson asked for a repeat of a message that had been sent up on the teleprinter last night. He asked that the ground trans send up the message again and indicated that the first copy of the message had been garbled in transmission. The reference_ although we missed it at the time, was to a solar activity pad that came up in the morning. The solar activity pad was referring to active region 31, where two large flares were seen today or two C-9 flares were spoted. In looking at that active region 31 last night, the solar activity message to the crew was sent up by teleprinter said, referring to active region 31 on the Sun's western half, " Although bright, it is too small to be considered a likely source of any but minor activity." That solar activity message that Gibson described as being garbled, of course, was not garbled at all. It came through quite clearly, but the prediction was way off for solar activity in active region 31, because there was certainly a great deal of activity. Two of the largest flares seen on this Skylab mission, although nothing to compare with the X-I flare seen by the second Skylab crew. When the science pilot asked for the message and saying that it was garbled and asked for the retransmission, Hank Hartsfield replied to Ed Gibson with doubletalk. Nell Sheely is particurarly excited about the work with S082. It's providing him some problems now in determining how to use his remaining film. A good deal

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of film was shot of the activity today. That film which includes spectro - spectroheliograms and spectrograms should indicate the temperature and density of the region of the Sun where the flare activity occurred. It also indicates that over a period of time by keeping close tabs on the exact activity and showing the solar activity over time by stretching the Sun out over a long piece of tape - a long piece of film. The primary importance of the flare activity today and the early rise time, we believe that crew - END OF TAPE

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PAO - stretching the Sun out over a long piece of tape - long piece of film. The primary importance of the flare activity today and the early rise time, we believe that the crew may have gotten - Science Pilot Ed Gibson may have gotten it as early as 30 seconds after the X-radiation began increasing. The importance of that is it should show us a good deal about the changes that occur in the early stages of large flares and what conditions precede those early begins. rise times of Flare today the flaress began at when 23:14 the bursts of Greenwich mean activity time and

it peaked out about 23:24 Greenwich mean time at approximately a C-9 according to the data we've received from the Vela satellite. It was halfway down by 23:48 and the conclusion of the flare period is estimated to be at 00:16 when the activity in that region had returned to normal. And also Ed Gibson thought that he had the slit of the spectrograph directly pointed at the area where the flare began. SO82A and 82B, Nell Sheeley_s instruments for wkich he_s co-investigator are both under the direct supervision of principal investigator Kichard Tousey of the Naval Kesearch Laboratory at Washington D.C. where Nell Sheeley is also assigned. Nell presently is carries the title of Solar czar, c-z-a-r the chief scientist for planning of the mission at this time in the backroom here at Mission Control. The names of those instruments, heliograph, We'll have we do not SO82A, is the extreme ultraviolet coronal spectroand the S082B is the ultraviolet spectrograph. another acquisition 15 minutes away at Vanguard, expect conversation there, we will however come time and provide officer. This the hour. you with is Skylab the evening report Control, it's now

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PAO Skylab Control at 2 hours 55 minutes Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is off the coast of Chile, about to be acquired through the Vanguard tracking ship. This pass through Vanguard will last a little less than i0 minutes. We'll bring the line up live for Hank Hartsfield. We don't expect to have any conversation here at Vanguard. However, we may get a call out from Science Pilot Ed Gibson who is busy with a private phone call at Hawaii. Science Pilot still gotten full confirmation of the times of the flare earlier tonight. We don't expect the ground to call up with that information but he may very well ask for it. We_ll bring the line up live now at Vanguard. SPT Houston_ CDR. CC Go ahead. SPT You can go ahead and turn the woodpecker a loose now. I'ii probalby be up for another hour or so. Once I go to sleep the woodpecker isn't going to keep me awake. So just let him peck away until he's completely happy. CC Okay, we won't do anymore after 04:00 Ed, and we sure appreciate it. We'll probably uplink for another hour. Just a little info you might be interested it. We recorded that the flare started at 23:14_ matched out at 23:24 and was declared over at 00:16 and a Vela report gave it prelimary as a C-9. SPT Okay, very good. Hook it up to a M-I. What - do you have PM - the time we got the instrument going? CC Ed, we're still pulling the data out. Take a look at it but it looks like that the 82's came on you got those going at 23:17:43. SPT Okay. I think probably 54_and 56 were the earliest; they were a little bit before that. CC Okay_ itts going to take us a little bit longer to get all the data snipped by the MDRS but it looks like we got it well before max. SPT Yeah, what - well, maybe Bill Lenoir can go into details tomorrow morning, when they say it begin at 14 what _ what that really mean. CC Okay, I guess l'm going to need to dig into that a little more but Vela reported that it started and at that time and that it was below CI at that time. SPT Okay, thanks very muchp Hank. SPT Good night_ Hank. We'll talk to you tomorrow. CC guys. of SPT those for Will do and tomorrow, Hank. try to arrange another one Okay, good night. Get a good night's rest

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one 21,

CC before aren't SPT

you finish you? You

Okay, we're - we're shooting for an X-rated up up there. I think you're all over can look at an X-rated flare. I've never seen one yet, Hank, and I'd be to

curious. Beginning to realize what solar scientists were up all these years. PAO Skylab Control at 3 hours and 6 minutes Greenwich mean time. We're now out of range of the tracking ship Vanguard. After a bit of discussion there with Science Pilot Ed Gibson, he gave the ground an approval to go ahead and send up teleprinter messages. A very extensive set of messages for tomorrow's activity_ which includes 2 Earth resources passes with a total time total data take time of more than half an hour and a total area to be covered of more than 9,000 miles on three other, another period. medical separate sections of track. be Two of them very near each and then in the afternoon_ completed over a 13-minute tomorrow, a run of the M092 M093. that That'll last pass be performed over Hawaii, during the morning EREP Earth resources pass to And also scheduled for experiment along with Pilot Ed Gibson. hear the sounds of

on Science you could

During

jazz music being played in the background. That's Science Pilot favorite and no doubt he's celebrating a little bit tonight after getting some very good data on that flare. And on the CMG glitch, apparently, is improving itself slightly now itts still is along way from recovering but the currents have come down a bit. This anomaly on the second control moment gyroscope is the worse one seen since before Christmas. Thatls when heater management began. We saw about a half a dozen this bad before the Christmas heater management. Heater management took place on day 356. At that point, they started taking manual control of the heaters, trying to keep the temperatures up near the upper end of the range. This anomaly occurred as the temperatures were right around 70 degrees. That's pretty close to our lower end of the range now. And currents were up about 3 to 4 percent, wheel speed down about 60 revolutions per minute or a little more than half a percent and the temperatures crossed over at one point by about 1.2 degrees. Normally they are about 2 to 3 degrees in the other direction so there's about a the second bearing. ground they should there was arranging 4 degree temperature change occurring on And Science Pilot tried to convince the change that C-9 flare to an M-I and then later them. here about the possibilty Some of the scientist in of big and

some discussion and X-flare for

the backroom flare. They out of film.

said that they just assume not have another are now a little coneerned about running Theytve been budgeting the film carefully

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today's flare data which, of course, was very important, also used up a good deal of film, a number of photographs taken over a fairly extended period of time. So for that reason now we're going to be making attempts not to pursue flare and they think they have some very good data on this one. They'll reduce their flare photography for the next few days and attempt to stretch that film out to get regular data over the entire 84-day mission. The film will, of course, be changed out at the final space launch which is scheduled a few days before the crew comes back to Earth. We have the Skylab Mission surgeons daily report on crew health. We'll read that for you at this time. The Skylab Crew has no significant medical problems, but the Science Pilot had a medical headache had a mild headache this morning quickly relieved by asprin and the Pilot had mild conjestion controlled the the topical decongestant availabe to the crew. Signed by Dr. Jerry Hordinsky for Dr. Hawkins, the medical operations director. That concludes the mission surgeons daily report on crew health. We're coming up on aequisiton of signal at Ascension where we will have a 6-1/2 minute pass,. We again do not expect conversation. The crew is scheduled to be retiring at this point but we'll keep thy line up live in case there is some additional discussion and we'll also give you the final report on that status on that control moment gyroscope. END OF TAPE

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PAO Skylab Control at 3 hours 18 minutes and 45 seconds Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now crossing the coast of Africa, 37 minutes from its next acquisition of signal and mission controllers do not expect to hear again from the crew tonight, they should be going into their sleep period, we do expect a couple of the crewmembers to be retired at this point. Science Pilot Ed Gibson may be staying up a little late. Skylab Chief Scientist Ed Gibson had a dream come t_ue tonight, and his fellow solar scientists here in Mission Control Center are still buzzing. Gibson, a solar physicist and the author of a text book called "thThe Quiet Sun," has been spending long hours observing the Sun in the hope that he might catch the earliest stages of a solar flare. Tonight Dr. Gibson was working at the controls of Skylab's solar instruments when he thought he saw early indications of increasing radiation in a storm center on the western half of the Sun. The Xradiation, scientists learned later from an orbiting satellite, was to reach a peak level as great as the Skylab crew has seen during their 9-1/2 weeks in space. Gibson's quick action and good judgment should provide scientists on the ground with extensive data on the conditions that generate the tremendous bursts of energy released in solar flares. TodayVs combination of skill and good fortune will aid scientists in unraveling The evening's on an equally this afternoon the mystery of the Sun's explosive atmosphere. excitement made up for the lack of information large solar flare that the astronauts missed while they were surveying conditions here on

the Earth. That Earth resources pass today was an extremely successful one and the live television picture provided for Mission Control was certainly one of the most exciting pictures of the mission. This has been a very successful and exciting day marred only I guess this evening by an anomaly again on control moment gyroscope number 2. That anominaly does appear at this time to be in the process of correcting itself, but if this runs as many of them have it should go on for probably another hour before it finally disappears. That anomaly tonight is the worst one that's been seen in the past month since the heaters for the attitude control gyroscope have been managed by mission controllers. However, I might add that anomalies of equal severity have been seen at least six occasions before heater management began just before Christmas. Skylab crew will be awaking tomorrow at 6 o'clock central daylight time, ii:00 Greenwich mean time a little less than 8 hours from tomorrow night in pass the following now. They'll be going to bed a bit early preparation for an early Earth resources day and that schedule will be also followed

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the following night, tomorrow night their bedtime will be i hour earlier, and the following night they'll be in bed 2 hours earlier so they can get up a bit early in the morning for an Earth resources pass. Until 6 o'clock tomorrow central daylight time this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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CC CC purple CDR SPT CC SPT CC from .

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(Music: "Spiders and Snakes") Skylab, Houston, good morning to We've got you stateside for 12 more Good morning, Richard. Good morning, Dick and the purple Hi, Ed. How are ya'll doing? We'll know in a little while. SPT, Houstont ops and we've it's all closed yours the

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SPT Thank you, Dick, CC Skyla5, Houston_ we're a minute from LOS. Madrid comes up at 11:29. And SPT, Houston, one reminder for you. On the work you're going to do with the hemoglobin this morning, the IMSS checklist we sent up change number 2 a couple of days ago which allowed us to use the hemolysis applicators for two readings instead of one. And this is the first time we've wanted is up to done to this remind since you we that sent it up that checklist should be in there. change. Also Just Madrid

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about the only station this morning that I'll be able to read the news to you, and I have some here if you guys would like hear it when we get to Madrid. See you there. SPT So long, Dick, thank you for the reminder. CC Okay. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time Ii hours minutes. Wakeup call through stateside pass on mission day

68 for the crew of Skylab IV. Crew wakened to the music of "Spiders and Snakes," as the crew begins their 68th day aboard Skylab space station. CAP COMM is Dick Truly, with Flight Director at Mission Control Center, Phil Shaffer. The spacecraft presently in orbit of 232.7 nautical miles by 240.8 nautical miles, very close to the desired orbit following yesterday's trim burn. The required orbit is 232.2 by 241. The spacecraft traveling presently at a speed of 14,859 nautical miles per hour as Skylab begins its 3651st revolution. Temperatures aboard the spacecraft again 1 degree lower than yesterday at wakeup time. Presently the temperature is 74.4 degrees. Since the start of mission day 68, which began at 01:00, there has been two CMG glitches. The first one at 02:23, this one lasting 2 hours and 22 minutes, the longest CMG glitch associated with CMG number 2. Also the G&N officer reports this is the highest current reported at 1.05 amps. Normally the glitches go to 1.04 amps. The second glitch which lasted 1 hour and 28 minutes began at Greenwich mean time 08:08, and ended at Greenwich mean time 9 hours 36 minutes. Acquisition coming through Madrid. We'll bring the llne up for CAP COMM Dick Truly.

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CC Skylab, Houston, AOS Madrid for 8 minutes. If you guys would like to hear some news_ I have some here for you. PLT Rog. Go ahead, Dick. CC Okay. Washington: President Nixon will deliver his State of the Union address before a Joint session of Congress and a nationwide broadcast audience at 9:30 p.m. eastern daylight time on January the 30th. The White House and Congressional leaders announced the scheduling Monday. Nixon had originally arranged to give the address at 12:30 on the 29th then changed it to 8:30 that day at the suggestion of Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott. It later turned out, however, that an evening address on the 29th would conflict with a National Press Club dinner honoring returning members of Congress. The President is said to be considering February i for transmission of his annual economic message and February 4th for submission of his budget. Again Washington: Early action by the Senate Rules Committee is expected on a comprehensive reform bill including the use of tax funds to finance federal election campaigns. Committee Chairman Haward Cannon, Democrat of Nevada, is committed to reporting a bill within 30 days and a tentative draft is already being circulated for comment. It also includes a measure passed by the Senate last year, but not acted on by the House, that would sharply limit campaign contributions and expenditures. Tel Aviv: The Israeli state radio says the withdrawal of Israeli troops on the Suez front will begin Friday from around the city of Suez, at the southern end of the Suez Canal. A United Nations official said Egypt and Israel have scrupulously observed the cease-flre since they signed the disengagement agreement last week. Meanwhile, the foreign Minister of Kuwait said speculation that the cutbacks in Arab oil production would be restored because of the agreement was premature_ and the oll minister of Qatar indicated there would be no change in the situation. Washington: The head of the Justice Department's organized crime section says arrests have caused disorganization in some of the nation's crime syndicates. William S. Lynch said many crime bosses have been imprisoned causing internal disarray in their organizations, although they can still exert some influence on the illegal operations they ruled on the outside. Honolulu: A statewide gasoline rationing plan similar to one used in Oregon will go into effect in Hawaii on February the 4th. The acting governor says w±th even-numbered license plates can buy fuel on even-numbered da_s and these with odd-numbered plates can purchase gasoline on the other days. Service stations will be open Monday through

drivers

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Friday and drivers will be allowed to fill up only if their tanks are at least halfempty. The governor has said 92 percent of the state's service station operators have agreed to comply with the voluntary plan. The state proposal is called "Gasplan." It will be publicized by a $25,000 advertising campaign. And the plan was created by the state's energy task force. The Internal Revenue Service says it is probin_ reports that some Chicago area service stations are charging customers membership fees before selling them gasoline. George Levin of the IRS price stabilization office said the membership connection for gasoline purchases is illegal. He END OF TAPE

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ing task

CC campaign. force. reports

It will be publised And, the plan was created The Internal Revenue Service that some Chicago area

by a $25,000 advertisby the state's energy said that it is service stations are

probing

charging customers membership fees before selling them gasoline. George Levin of the IRS Price Stabilization Office, said the membership connection for gasoline purchases is illegal. He said there have been some reports across the country that some stations have been charging up to $25 for a year-long membership. Chicago: Admiral Hyman G. Richover and his new wife are off on their honeymoon, but the bride's father won't say where, so they can have some privacy. Admiral 73, who led America's atomic submarine development and Commander Eleonore Bednowicz, a Navy nurse were a private ceremony Saturday. Rickover was married more death than in 40 years 1972. He to met the his former bride Ruth last Masters, year when Richover, program married for

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a patient, at the Bethesda_ Maryland naval hospital. Memphis, Tennessee: A would-be robber without any money when a teller let me start this one again. A would-be robber left without any mon - money when a teller at a branch bank told him his holdup Police stuck Bank said which note was written on the wrong said the man apparently became the note in his mouth and ran type of withdrawal slip. frightened, struck from the First National

of Memphis. Brandon Davis, bank public relations director, the robber had handed the teller a deposit sllp Monday on he had made some uncompleted markings, and also showed "This could me all your the again. be the money." note The biggest Davis moment said of the form fled. your teller and One

her a note saying, of your life. Give told would final Credit

the man he had written have to fill it out note here. Union turned In

on the wrong bank robber Government electric

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when the downtown

Employees time and

temperature sign to save energy, some nearby residents asked that it be turned back on. The sign is near the country Jail. An inmate said, "There are 500 inmates dependent upon the clock so far as time goes, plus the temperature keeps us informed of the outside environment. Needless to say, we have felt the loss greatly." studied. We note that I to - if you amplifier 1 oscillating to you. PLT CC return. If A still credit have union about 2 official minutes said here the request at Madrid. is being One

wanted to pass up to you guys is, we'd llke you haven't already, to close the audio system buffer circuit breaker that you opened to get rid of the tone and let us know whether or not the tone returns it does I'll have a We have and Assumed correct? that couple it did. you more words it for and you. the tone

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CC Okay, Bill. Be advised that nothing will be hurt if you want to procedurally close that circuit breaker, only when you desire to do voice recording, that's perfectly okay. If you decide to do this to get rid of the oscillating tone however, there is no indication other than the absence of that tone that - that the circuit breaker is not closed. In other words when you hit the voice switch on the SIA, you will get a green light and you think you're - you will think that you are recording, no recording will be done unless that circuit breaker closed. close from CDR it very often CC LOS, Carnarvon PAO record will however, is

Roger, Dick, thanks. I doubt if we'll - or open it very often during the day. Roger, Jerry, weVre about 35 seconds at 12:05, Skylab Control. @reenwich mean time

ii hours 38 minutes. The Flight Plan for Skylab IV crew's 68th day aboard space station Skylab has more than 22 man hours scheduled for scientific investigation. Earth resources experiment, EREP surveys account for more than half of science man-hours, with only four Apollo telescope mount passes scheduled today. Today's medical experiments have Science Pilot Ed Gibson as the subject and Pilot Bill Pogue as the observer on the MO92/M093, lower body negative pressure vectorcardiogram experiment. EREP 36, along groundtracks 2 and 3, is actually two separate data takes. One across the United States_ the other across North and Central Africa. Ground sites run from the extreme sea ice (garble) measurements in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, to sensor performance tests over the Sahara Desert, an analysis of surface and ground resources in Niger. The two data takes run from 9:24 to 9:38 The 2:20 the a.m. and from 9:50 to 9:55 a.m. central daylight time. second EREP pass is along groundtrack 5 and runs from to 2:23 p.m. central daylight time, diagonally across United States from Washington to Florida. Ground sites

along the groundtrack range from geological surveys in Wyoming, mapping the Rocky Mountains, weather systems across the country, coastline ecology surveys in South Carolina and Florida, mapping in the Dominican Republic and the usual series of sites for development of remote sensing technology. Optional handheld Earth feature photography sites include, East African rift zones, soil erosion in Niger coastal sediment and lake ice in Lake Ontario, the Florida current or Gulf Stream, the Salt Verde River watersheds in Arizona again the Goddard Space Center's laser, emitting red light at l_watt continuous output. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with today's laser experiment. The last several and

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weather on the and 45 seconds at Greenwich

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GMT

PAO 12 hours and 4 in 50 extreme of the coast. seconds. to the The other

S_ylab minutes.

Control.

Greenwich coming

mean

time Carnarvon

Acquisition

through

first Skylab EREP as the spacecraft It aboard will be Skylab

pass today, is from one crosses the west coast the west data on

United States. Instruments

at predawn over will be gathering

geothermal sources, special interest, gathering information along Imperial Valley in California through Nevada, looking for the more active geothermal regions and also studying major fault zones. Purpose is to provide principal investigator information on potential geothermal sources in that area as well as aid in mapping. As the spacecraft crosses the northern limits of the North American continent, the instruments will be gathering data on ice flows in the data take will stop as the spacecraft CDR CC from LOS. Honeysuckle Just a reminder, you on today, your phone PLT CC Roger, Skylab, Dick. Houston. St. Lawrence begins - We're about a River. The

minute

comes up 7 minutes from now and Bill, might want to Jot down the time but later call is set up at 01:40 at Hawaii. Roger, Roger. 01:40. two

SPT And Dick, for the 82A folks, I gave them exposures at a roll of 400. Tell them I'm sorry; I gave them some additional exposures at the correct roll. CC Roger, Ed. PAO Skylah Control. Greenwich mean time 12 hours 10 minutes with loss of signal through Carnarvon. Acquisition will he coming through the Honeysuckle tracking station in 4 minutes and 55 seconds as the crew of Skylab IV begin their 68th day in orbit, day 253 for the 100-ton space station. Systems aboard Skylab space station performing nominally this morning. Temperature in the vehicle at wakeup time was 74.4 degrees fahrenheit. Down 1 degree from yesterday's temperature of 75.5. Skylab presently in orbit of 232.7 by 240.8_nautical mile altitude, very close to the required 232.2 and 241.0-nautical-mile altitude required as a result of the trim burn yesterday. Spacecraft traveling 14,859 nautical miles per hour. Two glitches in CMG reported on mission day 68. First one lasting 2 hours and 22 minutes, the longest yet in this series. This first glitch started at 2:23 Greenwich mean time and ran till 5 hours and 45 minutes at 3 hours and 23 minutes long - the longest yet. The next glitch was at Greenwich mean time 8 hours and 8 minutes and this one returned to normal at Greenwich mean time 9 hours and the 36 minutes, States. Three Two EREP data takes takes. today. One The over first, the west over United seperate

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MC2384/2 07:04 CDT, 68:12:04 GMT

and

one

over

the

St.

Lawrence

River.

The science 5 minutes minutes

third

data

take over Africa. with science hours Commander, Gerald Pilot Bill

Total of 22 hours of assigned 7 hours and Carr. 7 hours and 28 hours and and 40 minutes 44 minutes of

time today to the for Science

Ed Gibson and 7 Pogue. Two hours

assigned to Pilot manned observation today. CAP at We'll COMM

from the ATM control and display bring the llne up for this pass is Dick Truly. Flight Director for a then. CC very PAO 12 hours Goldstone seconds. is Skylab END OF short

panel scheduled through Honeysuckle. is Phil Shaffer. up We're AOS at 12:45.

Skylab, Houston. pass. Texas comes Skylab Control.

Honeysuckle See you time

Greenwich

mean

17 minutes. Loss of signal through Honeysuckle. will be next acquisition in 27 minutes and 25 At Greenwich mean time 12 hours 18 minutes, this Control.

TAPE

SL-IV MC-2385/I Time: 07:44 CDT, 1/22/74 PAO

68:12:44

GMT

Skylab

Control,

Greenwich

mean

time

12 hours 44 minutes. We'll have acquisition through Goldstone, as Skylab space station now in its 3651st revolution crosses over Baja, California. Acquisition in 40 seconds. Activities today highlighted by three separate Earth resources data takes. A total of 22 hours of science gathering, today. A pair of medical experiments with the science pilot, Ed Gibson, serving as the subject. We'll bring the line up for this stateside pass, as we've had a changeover in command here at the Mission Control Center. Flight Director Neil Hutchinson in charge of the silver team of flight controllers taking over the reigns from off-going Flight Director Phil Shaffer. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone, Corpus Christi, Merritt Island and Bermuda for 16 minutes. Good morning. PLT Good morning, Bruce. CC Skylab, this is Houston. For the CDR. Over. CDR Roger, Bruce. CC Roger, Jerry. Cancel EREP 36 this morning. And the reason for this is the CMG-2 bearing symptoms are evident again. The thing has been in distress continually since about the time you turned in last night except for a couple of 1-hour periods. We thought we about had it made here this morning and then coming up over Honeysuckle this last pass, finishing up the gravity gradient dump, why it went back the other way again. And you're still in a distress condition with bearing 2 temperature running about 0.8 to 0.7 of a degree above bearing i temperature. And the wheel speed down a little bit. Over. CDR Okay. Thank you, Bruce. CC Roger. So, I guess, the message here is press on with the alternate Flight Plan and we'll have some more words for you here in a few minutes. CDR Okay. CC Skylah, this is Houston, regrouping here. As soon as the SPT is able to pick up the alternate Flight Plan and gets up to the ATM panel, what we'd like him to do is do a building block 32 quickie, followed by going into the flare wait mode on active region 31. In active region 31, we currently show a background of Charlie i, beryllium count above 3300. For the CDR, transition to the alternate Flight Plan, you need to close off the 02 valves, M509 Bravo, at the time listed on the PLT's details for the nominal Flight Plan. at Madrid in PLT We're going over the 4-i/2 minutes. Over. Rog° hill here. We'll see you

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CDT,

68:12:44

GMT

PAO

Skylab

Control.

Greenwich

mean

time

13 hours and 3 minutes with loss of signal Next acquisition through Madrid in 2 minutes The crew was informed through Bermuda that of the CMG number 2, the planned EREP pass

through Bermuda. and 45 seconds. continual distress across the States

on the next revolution will be cancelled. The bearing temperature number 2 is 0.8 to 0.7 higher than bearing temperature number i. Wheel speed's again down and amp - amp hours amperes up in CMG number 2. Flight director Nell Hutchinson made the decision to cancel. He did not want to place any more stress on the CMG at this time. CMG number 2 has been active acting up frequently since the start of mission day 68. One long anomaly occurred between Greenwich mean time 2 hours 23 minutes lasting more than 3 hours. The second one began at Greenwich and ended at Greenwich mean mean time time 9:36. 8 hours However and the 8 minutes, CMG-2

has not quite returned to its normal mode. for later today is still on, however_ while assess the condition of CMG number 2. The

EREP pass scheduled flight controllers crew has an S073

alternate Flight Plan on board for the day adding additional housekeeping chores more ATM observation and operation of camera through the antlsolar scientific airlock. Bringing the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless.

CC Skylab, this is Houston through Madrid for 9 minutes. Catching up on our Flight Plan here, we'd like Bill, during his currently carried open housekeeping around 14:00 to do an SO73 PR-4 and plan on catching the SO73 operations block that starts a little after 15:00. Over. PLT CC the film reference Over. that's PLT in Roger, Bruce. And we show that you will not have to Go ahead and use the camera and lens first set of SO73. That's Bravo Victer Roger. the camera. Okay. Correction. of operations. Just Use the lens specified carry over the film, Go ahead and use the magazine do 29.

changeout. for the

CC for the second dontt reload. PLT CC recorder PLT CC ATM, we'd or 82B at SPT END OF TAPE

set

tape

if

Okay. And we're going to you're not using it. Okay, Bruce. And for Ed. to remind you during flares. Roger, Bruce.

dump

your

data/voice

the 82A

like all

If you're up listening at that we did not want to operate Over

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CDT

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GMT

CC activity SPT CC

update

for

SPT, this you. Go ahead. Okay.

is

Houston.

I've

got

a

solar

Latest

box

scores

in

active

region

31, continuing to flare. Got a subfaint class flare at ii:00, peak at 11:06, ending at 11:16. Subnormal starting before 12:00, peak at 12:05, ending at 12:12. And the (garble) satellite reports X-ray background at 1.1 times i0 to the minus 3 unspecified units, Charlie i, region 31, still remains quite or M area. potent, and due to its class flare may generate Over. SPT CC again so you can SPT CC CC LOS. Next station at 13:28. Out. copy Roger. You want them I got Okay. Skylab_ contact limb proximity a significant a coronal transient in that

me

to

read

the that's

numbers all I

back need.

down? Or the picture, this in 13

is Houston, 1 minutes through

minute to Tananarive

PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 15 minutes with loss of signal through Madrid. CAP COMM Bruce McCandless advising the crew, specifically Science Pilot Ed Gibson, who is at the ATM control and display panel, of renewed here had indicated activity yesterday in active region 31. that this additional Solar scientists activity on the Sun

was not likely in the next several days. However, active region 31 has been flaring up with several flares reported, some subfaint and subflares occuring at Greenwich mean time ii:00 hours and again at 12:00 Greenwich mean time. The crew Science Pilot Gibson will monitor that region with the ATM instruments, however, B2A and 82B instruments will not he used during this flare observation program in active region 31. Next acquisition in 12 minutes through Tananarive. The crew was advised during the previous stateside pass due to the continued distress performance by CMG number 2, the EREP pass scheduled for the next pass across the United States at Greenwich mean time 14 hours and 24 minutes has been canceled. Flight Director Nell Hutchinson making this decision, not wanting to add additional stress on this CMG at this time. A decision will be made later in the day, however, to - whether or net to do the second EREP pass of the afternoon. Flight Director Neil Hutchinson indicating he'll wait and study the CMG system over the next several revs before giving the go for the next EREP. Next acquisition in ii minutes through Tananarive. This is Skylab Control at Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 17 minutes. END OF TAPE

SL-IV Time: 1/22/74

MC2387/I 08:28 CDT, 68:13:28 GMT

PAO 13 hours tracking for 8 28 minutes. station -

Skylab

Control.

Greenwich coming is Houston through

mean the

time Tananarive Tananarive

Acquisition Skylab, this

CC minutes. CDR

through

Over. Go ahead, Bruce. checking with you here as we can tell, things at are

CC Tananarive. unchanged

Things and have as 02

Roger. Just are - as far at it.

CC at Tananarive, terminated the Bravo? CDR CC CC

CDR, Houston. We have no telemetry here you know and could you confirm that you've enrichment that was outlined as 509-F5 That's affirmative, Bruce. Okay. Thank you. Skylab, this is Houston. i minute in 18 minutes Control. through Honeysuckle mean

to

LOS.

Next station contact at 13:53. Out. PAO

Creek time

Skylab

Greenwich

13 hours and 37 minutes. Loss of signal coming through Tananarive tracking station. Next acquisition will be Honeysuckle in 15 minutes and 16 minutes from now. At Greenwich mean time 13 hours and 37 minutes, this is Skylab Control. PAO Greenwich mean time 13 hours 50 minutes with acquisition coming through Honeysuckle in 2 minutes and 40 seconds. a geothermal study in the continuous 16 hours been only Cancellation study across St. Lawrence of the EREP pass for this morning western United States and an ice flow Gulf has been cancelled due to the the last There's had an out-

distress of CMG number 2 which during has been continually showing anomallles. 3 hours in the last 24 which have not CMG number since mis on separate at Greenwich - some 3 and 30

of-llne performance by the anomallies with this system Total of 30 anomallies now mission day 68. One began ended 3 hours and 40 minutes A second one lasting an hour

2. We've had multiple - for the last 5 days. instances, three during mean time 02:23 and hours 40 minutes later. began at Green-

minutes,

wich mean time 08:08; and the third anomaly still in progress, began shortly after Greenwich mean time 11:00. We'll bring the line up now for pass through Honeysuckle with CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Honeysuckle Creek for 5 minutes. And we're still watching your bearing temperatures now that we've got telemetry again through Honeysuckle. Really no significant change. The situation is about the same as it was before; and got an ATM update for the SPT or for the commander.

SL-IV MC2387/2 Time: 08:28 CDT, 1/22/74 CDR

68:13:28

GMT

Go ahead,

Bruce.

CC Okay. At approximately 16:00 on your pass we have two building blocks scheduled. Building block 14 and building block 28; and because of increased activity in active region 31, the rocket from White Sands, will be pointed at active region 31 instead of 21, and we'd like you to run the building block 28 first and the 14 second. That is, reverse the order of the two so as to put 14 closer to the rocket launch window which is currently 16:30 to 17:00. Over. CDR Okay, Bruce. Let me go up to the MDA and get the pad and put it on there. to be rocket CC around on launch. SPT CC Okay. We'd also like building block 14 active region 31 in conjunction with this Houston, SPT. Go ahead, Ed.

SPT At 13:36, we got a PMEC started up in a point brightening. Within a fraction of a minute, we're up to 600, and 13:36 we went into the FLARE MODES for 54 and 56. We reached about 6:15 maximum on PMEC and approximately 40 on the image intensity. At 13:44, 56 was put into PATROL short and timed out just about 400K, a little less than 400 K. 13:46, 56 stopped. That was a little bit below 400 K. And at 13:45, 55 was put into i truncate MIRROR AUTO RASTER down to line 14, in order to get a look at the configuration of the active region before we owned and held. To that time, they had been in MIRROR LINE SCAN. CC CDR scheduling Okay. Okay, now. We copy. Thank you. Bruce. Hit me again on that ATM

CC Okay. Your pass starting around 16:00, you_ll notice you got two building blocks. You got a building block 14 and a building block 28. We would like to reverse the order in which you run them and we'd like building block 14 pointed at active region 31 instead of active region 21. Over. END OF TAPE

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MC-2388/I 08:56 CDT, 68:13:56 GMT

CDR Okay, Bruce. Hit me again on that scheduling now. CC Okay. Your pass starting around 16:00, you'll notice you've got two building blocks. You've got a building block 14 and a building block 28. We would like to reverse the order in which you run them. And we'd like building block 14 pointed at active region 31 instead of active region 21. Over. CDR Okay. ATM CC And that'll put the roughly time coincident with the rocket in a 16:30 to 17:00 window. CDR CC CC LOS. Next at 14:14. at SPT that CC PAO hours station Out. building launch, block which got 30 it. seconds Hawaii conference to 14 is

Okay. Good enough. I've Roger. Out. Skylab, this is Houston. contact Houston. time? in 16-1/2 Will we minutes have

through the ATM

13

59

minutes.

Yes, we're planning to. Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time Loss of signal through Honeysuckle.

Next acquisition will be through the Hawaii tracking station, a 3-minute pass. Science Pilot Gibson relating to the ground activities hers performing with the solar observatory aboard Skylab, aiming in on active region 31. This region has - has errupted unexpectedly. Since yesterday at Greenwich mean time 20 hours 44 minutes, a class M-I X-ray flare was noted by Science Pilot Gibson. And approximately 3 hours later another this morning Pilot Gibson lation upcoming the dur to the reduced of the smaller flare_ a C-7 was quite active in that area, at the ATM console at this EREP pass, was scheduled pass, cancellation by Flight Director number increase 2 recorded. And activity active region 31. Science time due to the cancelto begin on this to due of the pass due Nell Hutchinson,

stateside directed fact that CMG wheel speeds

still in a distress in temperatures and three separate The longest Greenwich mean at Greenwich

mode, showing increase in

amp. Mission of CMG number 3_i/2 hours 23 minutes.

day 68 has recorded 2 distress periods. in duration began at The second one began

instances one over time 2 hours mean time

8 hours and 8 approximately in 13 minutes. this is Skylab END OF TAPE

minutes and the third one still underway began 3 hours ago. Next acquisition through Hawaii At Greenwich mean time 14 hours and 1 minute Control.

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68:14:13

GMT

PAO

Skylab

Control.

Greenwich

mean

time

14 hours 13 minutes. Acquisition coming through Hawaii for a 3-minute-and-50-second pass. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. The backup Science Pilot Bill Lenoir is scheduled to discuss with Science Pilot Ed Gibson ATM activities for Hawaii and stateside for ing CC 3 minutes better. I the day. pass. We'll bring the line up for this

Skylab, this is Houston, through and 50 seconds. Your CMG 2 situation The bearing crossover has been eliminated give you Dr. Lenoir, speaking in the back room. Over. Hey, Okay, good Ed. morning, A couple for Bill. words all

Hawaii is lookand ATM

with that scientists SPT MCC

the

Go ahead. here, of back-

ground information on the Sun that you may or may not be aware of. The general X-ray background right now is running about i.i times 10 a minus 3, so that our background is slightly larger than C, as it is. We've upped the flare probability in active region 31 to a 5, 2 and 0. We feel that there's a very good chance for an M-type flare out of there again yet today. And, we would expect something on the order of C-6 or better today. Active region 33 is 510 now, very much like active region 31, as far as our expectations go, but not quite to that extent. It would not surprise us SPT (Garble) 21? MCC 33. SPT MCC Okay. This is 33, I'm talking about now. disk. and over. M out 31 Also, we expect The of on the M today day is an

-

and 33 are the two most interesting areas it would not surprise us if 33 gave us an something in the C range again before the flare is SPT Or a MCC we're one. these (Garble) possibility? you're

expecting

33? say got with

It's a distinct possibility. I wouldn't expecting an M, but it wouldn't surprise us if we And, there was no or very little radio emission flares from yesterday. The X-REA information that been began given it's yet, rapid it started cry - rise up slowly yesterday at 23:14:30. And

you have not at 23:13:30,

right around that time frame, prior to that, is when you got preflare modes for just about everybody and you got 54 into the FLARE MODE at 23:15. There was maybe a little bit of weak type free which was to that. SPT MCC SPT account as though 54 burst a C-8 with and the none Bill? Yes. From came the way after you put the it, and that chronology was the first button one that that was you observed observed at yesterday, the M l's prior

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MC-2389/2 09:13 CDT

68:14:13

GMT

and

then

56.

Then

the

82

instrument.

I'm

not

sure

whether that's

everybody's the order in MCC a preflare exposure 20 seconds prior to

looking at a which it was Okay, what I at 23:13:41, putting 54 in

different type executed from have here was which is about a FLARE MODE.

(?) date, but up here. 82B, you got a minute

SPT Okay, maybe that was a wavelength short, a sequence done on a fluctuating bright point. I don't recall right now whether that was - how close that was to the flare rise. MCC but that Okay, that the flare purpose, it was fortuitores

SPT (Garble) not done for rather a fluctuating bright point and we happened to get it that close. MCC Yeah, I think - SPT (Garble) what it was.

MCC went into Goldstone words for

I think that's right. And both 82A and FLARE MODE later. We're a minute from LOS now, is next in 4 minutes. And a couple of other good today, of course we wish you good hunting and the way things have gone B are to be used only as

B

everybody is quite pleased with on the activity today. 82A and scheduled, unscheduled almost flat and that event, out of

means that they are not operating in the the transcients and so on, they are just film for right now. And, we will be as soon i0 - as we can get

getting you a one out today. SPT MCC

new film budget message And, we've got about (Garble) Go ahead.

SPT How tight are in trying to get some patrol data, if the activity is high, so they'd which to base their data if we do MCC and shoot. They've shoot at it. SPT MCC tomorrow SPT tomorrow. MCC start SPT CC CC Corpus Next Christi, CC station

54 and 56, and especially say once every 15 minutes have some reference on get a flare? ahead you to

Okay, the word there, Ed, is to go got the film for it, and they want Okay, Okay, very good, fine. And maybe we thank we'll get you. be talking a longer

to you

morning. Okay, can pass

to

looking

at

Sure hope so. You're Just about ready the Sun here anyway, though. Thanks, Bill. So long. Okay, 2-1/2 minutes to AOS Goldstone.

Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone, Merritt Island for 9-1/2 minutes. Out. Skylab, this is Houston. I minute to LOS. contact in 4 minutes through Bermuda at 14:34. Out.

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68:14:13

GMT

PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 14 hours 31 minutes as Skylab passes over the northern reaches of the Texas and MILA tracking stations. Next acquisition in 2 minutes and 30 seconds through Bermuda. Flight Director Neil Hutchinson discussing with his G&N officer here the status of CMG 2, still in a distress mode. Now 3 hours and 31 minutes in duration. G&N officer reports it looks better but he does not feel - he can not say at this time it is back to normal. Wheel speed still degret - decreased to about 8870, temperature's up and amps up, still in CMG number 2, with data received through the Goldstone tracking station. We'll bring the line up for this Bermuda pass. The Flight Crew working on an alternate Flight Plan due to the cancellation because of CMG 2, cancellation of this morning"s EREP pass. EREP pass for this afternoon is still on schedule; however, this will be reviewed, dependant upon the status of the CMG number 2. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC2390/I Time: 09:32 1/22/74

CDT,

68:14:32

GMT

CC Skylab, this is Houston through Bermuda for 6 minutes. We'll be dumping the data/voice tape recorder at AOS Canary. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 4-1/2 minutes through Canary at 14:44 with a data/voice tape recorder dump. Out. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 14 hours and 40 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda tracking will be anomalies station. is station. Next acquisition in 3 minutes and i0 seconds Canary. The CMG number 2 still exhibiting slight here on data taken through the Bermuda tracking At Greenwich mean time 14 hours and 40 minutes, this

Skylab Control. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Canary Island for 9-1/2 minutes. Data/voice tape recorder dump and we are canceling the momentum inhibit - MOMENTUM DUMP INHIBIT for this pass due to the CMG situation. We thought things had pretty well recovered, but in the last dump maneuver of the last dump, brought the situation about again; and we've got bearing crossover and bearing 2 is running higher than bearing 1 by about .5 or .6 of a degree. This will not affect your S073 operation planned. You should go ahead and run it per the pad, as they're getting ultraviolet photometric data off the background in addition to some other pieces of data. And for the ATM, SPT will not see a change in the time remaining clock this pass because we're not doing the inhibit. Over. PLT PLT, copy. Relative S073. CC Roger, Bill. PLT Roger. PLT Thanks for the info, Bruce. CC Okay. Hang in there. PLT Yes. Keep us posted on the unfolding drama. CC Roger. Book 37, chapter 29. Tune in again next station. PLT Hey, Bruce, I'd like for you to research a question. Would you check and see if the plane of rotation of that CMG intersects the spacecraft anywhere? CC We will check on that. Of course, bear in mind that the CMG is driven as repositioned through a fairly large set of angles in exchanging momentum with the basic vehicle. Over. PLT Rog. I Just wondered - of course, there's quite a - I guess you're right. There's quite a large latitude in movement. I'm just wondering if - if per chance, it did. l'm sure it does. CC Yeah. You're not worried about disintegration or anything like that, are you?

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PLT sort of worried point. CC

No, was

I'm not concerned no

worried about problem

it

about from

it. I just an academic from the

stand-

There's

whatsoever

disintegration standpoint. an answer to your question, have to be broad or enscoped PLT Bruce. CC CC Next station 15:04. Out. PAO 14 hours tracking 9 minutes concerning contact That's okay. Okay. Skylab, in Okay.

We'll see if although it's in a simple Just We'll this give do is minutes it

we can come up with obviously going to "yes" or "no." for the cage position,

that. Houston. through Greenwich

1

minute Tananarive mean time

to

LOS. at

12-1/2

Skylab 55 minutes with stations. Next and 20 seconds. the CMG number

Control.

loss of signal through Canary and Madrid acquisition through Tananarlve in Discussion with the crew again 2 distress period, still in progress

at this time. Now we'll be coming along this distress period of the CMG since it began acting up - since it began acting up on mission day 20, on December 5th. Next acquisition in 8 minutes and 50 seconds through Tananarive. At Greenwich mean time END 14 OF hours TAPE and 55 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

SL-IV MC-2391/I Time: 10:03 CDT, 1/22/74

68:15:03

GMT

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours and 3 minutes. Acquisition coming through Tananarive in 50 seconds. Tracking station at Tananarive just voice relay no data acquisition so flight controller will know at this time if the CMG is still acting up. This present distress signal began at Greenwich mean time ii hours and i0 minutes, now the longest CMG distress in this, the 30th incident since the mission day 20 on December 5 when CMG-2 began acting up. Bringing the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. for LOS. Creek CC 5 minutes. Skylab, Out. this is Houston through Tananarive

CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute to Next station contact in 18 minutes through Honeysuckle at 15:28. Out.

PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 15 hours and 12 minutes. Loss of signal through Tananarive. Next acquisition will be in 15 minutes and 35 seconds through the Honeysuckle tracking station, as the Skylab IV crew is well into their day, 68th day in orbit, working on alternate Flight Plan, because of the earlier cancellation of the EREP pass this morning. EREP pass number 37, along groundtrack number 5 scheduled to begin at Greenwich mean time 19:20 this afternoon is still on schedule. However, this - final decision on this will be made later as ground controllers continue to assess the control moment gyro number 2, which has been in continuous distress activity since Greenwich mean time ii hours. That's 4 hours and 13 minutes ago. This is the longest period of out-of-line performance by the CMG number 2, which has been acting up periodically since December 5 on mission day 20. A total of 30 separate instances of the out-of-llne performance, reduced wheel speeds, increase in temperatures and also increase in amps in the CMG system. Next acquisition through Honeysuckle in 14 minutes and 5 seconds. At Greenwich mean time 15 hours 14 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC-2392/I Time: 10:27 01/22/74 PAO 15 hours tracking this pass

CDT

68:15:27

GMT

Skylab

Control,

Greenwich

mean

time

27 minutes. Acquisition station in 50 seconds. through Honeysuckle.

coming through We'll bring the CAP COMM is Bruce

Honeysuckle line up for McCandless.

CC Skylab, this is Houston, through Honeysuckle Creek for 9 minutes. And, once again the update on the CMG situation, it looks like things are improving a little. Bearing 2 temp is now running lower than bearing i, as is the nominal condition. And, for Bill, we've been looking around trying to come up with an answer on the CMG-2 orientation. And, about the best that we can - best way we can describe it is if you look out along the center line axis of the ATM and then off to the starboard ATM rack far? I think forward Roger, as side is along the the location is the along plus-Y of axis CMG-2. out on And, the past the plus-Y side of the are you with me so left the When axis PLT as you CC center looking workstation

so, plus-Y X, right? and it's you go out

actually

CMG that's just the EVA trail. its spin vehicle

that CMG is along

is in the 00 - is parallel

gimbal angle position, to the YY axis of the

so that the plane of rotation of the wheel come through the plus-Y-most side of the N barely inside the envelope and then on down lock section of the liquid hydrogen tank and running parallel Thank it's any with PLT you CC only given two very much,

would in fact, - MDA - just outboard of the

airloek and then reintersecting the as you get back down into the workshop with the long axis of the vehicle. Over. Rog, understand. Bruce. Now, in amplification I got of the picture. I think

that,

fair to say configuration CMGs operating,

that itts unlikely that will he at 00 gimhal if we should decide

the gyro, for angle, since to shut down or

cage in a zero momentum configuration variety of orientations we could pick spin axes antlparallel. Over. PLT Rog, understand. PLT research. CC if SPT you're CC not SPT seeing as much ready. Okay, Okay, change we're And, Okay. Bruce, I'd like to Bruce, thank

there's an almost infinite with the CMG-2 and CMG-3

you

very

much

for

the

give

you

a

solar

update

listening. light coronagraph anticipate with 3 streamer solar at radii, we're the 060, it's that I can

the white as I would very out

flaring diffuse

activity. and - does

We have a not extend

faint past

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see. There is a very narrow one at around 080, however it is very faint, that was not there last evening. At least it was not there except at very close to the occulting disk. It was not as far out, I should say. Then another streamer between that and 120, but it's a very faint one just barely discernible. And, one at 120, which is fairly bright and inclined slightly toward the north, looks llke a helmet streamer at the base, but appears almost as a spike at the point we can see it. It just starts to broaden rather quickly as it gets down to the occulting disk. Over on the east limb we have a wide-based streamer diffuse and extending out the full distance of the display centered at around 270 and there's a hint that another one is overlapping it at 275, which is a much weaker. The XUV monitor shows a section of the activity, which we all know about, active region 31 being of course the brightest, then 21. And, (garble) plage and the other active regions mentioned. There's very little coming over on the east limb or in the east hemisphere. The flare watch, this past orbit, showed that the in H-alpha and also in counts I was getting in oxygen VI, that the bright points are fluctuating quite rapidly. Time scales considerably less than a minute in many cases. H-alpha has three bright points which tend to be exehanglng intensities between them, that is the central one, which is north - I - excuse me, which is to the northeast side, is the most intense one and had Oxygen VI counts running between 4,000 to 40,000, this past orbit. 55 was looking at it with truncated mirror auto rasters, so they're getting a good time history activity in that region. Toward the end of the orbit it looked llke the PMEC, the XUV MON and image intensity counts were all declining. I imagine that would correspond to what you're seeing on the ground. That's it. If there's any questions I'll be glad to answer them. CC Okay, thank you, Ed. CC And, we have no questions for you. CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute to LOS, next station contact in ii minutes through Hawaii at 15:48. Out. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 15 hours 38 minutes, with loss of signal through Honeysuckle. Next acquisition will be in 9 minutes and 50 seconds through Hawaii. Lengthy discussion with Pilot Bill Pogue concerning answering the question he'd asked earlier, concerning the plane of the CMG number 2. Bruce McCandless went in extensive description of the relationship of the CMG to the vehicle. While the CMG is not back to normal it is the - the beet that the current flight team, under the direction of Neil Hutchinson

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has seen it since they came on duty this morning at 8 o'clock. Although nearing the normal parameters for the CMG number 2, it is still not exactly at the nominal point. This current dispress distress period began at Greenwich mean time ii hours, that's 4 hours and 39 minutes ago, the longest period of off-line performance by the CMG, in the program. Science Pilot Gibson again discussing his views of the Sun. He's at - currently at the ATM console. Meanwhile the Skylab-Kohoutek scientists here at the Center report that the angle of the Sun with the space station still affords an unfavorable opportunity for the crew to be viewing the comet. However, observations of comet Kohoutek will continue on January 25th, using the $201 far ultraviolet camera. Further reports from the Joint Observation Program of comet Kohoutek, researchers report that the comet is still visible to the naked eye and that the tail as seen with 70 by 50 binoculars is about 7 degrees in length. The Sehmidt camera observations show the tall structure has a dust tail of approximately 6 degrees in length. The antitail is still visible and the plasma tail is i0 degrees long with a large disturbance about 7 degrees from the head. This report is as of 20 January. Next acquisition will be through Hawaii in 7 minutes at Greenwich mean time 15 hours and 41 minutes, this is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

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PAO a CC quick question CDR CC mode of operation on the intercom are opening the record, continue

Greenwich

mean

time Hawaii

15

hours for i0 minutes and

Houston through for the commander. Roger. Go. Okay. you're system bumper It is our using is that amps 1 it we're right when circuit

understanding

that

the

now on the 6 surge problem you are not recording, you breaker, closing it to And you're about is, how is certainly is this in GO to

and then opening this and what

up again. wondering

fact your mode of operation and if so, about a day would you estimate that circuit breaker Over. CDR indicated Bruce, that morning that I is not didn't

many times getting cycled? of operation. would fool go to the 6 just keep we

I

this

our mode think we

with it. Probably only do it in the evening when bed. We're just leaving it on and we're tolerating surge noise to keep - what we're trying to do is the volume down. CC CC CDR CC that you're to omit the CDR CC CC Next station 16:00. Out. CC showing an your alarm, CDR CC CDR CC him on the to yourself. for 7 Okay. We copy. CDR, Houston. Roger. Go. Thank you.

Yeah, Jerry. In the building doing this pass, second in sequence, 82A exposure. Over. Okay. Omit 82A. Roger. contact Skylab, this is in 2-1/2 minutes Houston. through

block 14 we'd like

1 minute Goldstone

to LOS. at

increase go ahead

Say, Jerry, we show the X-REA increasing, in activity, possible flare. If it trips and go for it. Okay and skip this other? Yes. Great_ And see if or something Skylab, this Bruce. you can keep and you can is Houston I'm in the Ed off the panel. have this one all through FLARE Goldstone MODE. Get

bicycle

CC minutes. CDR

Out. Roger,

CC CC get the sequence

Roger. We saw CDR, Houston. S054 EXPOSURE mode changed is over. Okay - a

the flare alarm go off. We've got we'd like to to 64 when this present plage little in the very area build center up, and

of

CDR the active

region

Bruce. The very bright

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now it's faded out. It looks llke it's exchanging energy with a hunk of plage over to the right, about 20 arc seconds. CC Okay. CDR So it's still in the MIRROR LINE SCAN anyway. CC Beautiful.

CDR Looks like it's fading out now and we're in a beryllium aperture of 4. Probably ought to terminate. CC Okay, Jerry. Go ahead and terminate your FLARE MODE operations and pick up the schedule beginning with building block 28 and then run on through 14. Over. CDR Okay. Last counts I saw here were 610. CC Roger. We're watching the beryllium count down here also, and it looks like its peak is headed down. CC Skylah, this is Houston. I minute to LOS. Next station contact in 5 minutes through Bermuda at 16:11. Out. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich mean time 16 hours and 8 minutes. Activity aboard the Skylab space station concentrating on the activities on the Sun right now with Commander Gerald Carr at the ATM console and display panel observing again activity where scientists had predicted yesterday, would be a quiet Sun, in active region 31 and 32 which is in the northwest quadrant of the Moon the Sun. Scientists had said yesterday that they didn't anticipate major activity. However, in the last 18 hours or so, the crew has been very fortunate to be on hand at the ATM console when activities on the Sun have taken place. ATM officer here at the Mission Control Center estimating the flare observed by Commander Carr during this last pass was a C-2 flare - not as high in, as one the M-2 which was recorded during the 17th day of their mission. We'll bring the line up for this Bermuda pass as Skylab begins its 3653rd revolution. Bermuda pass, 9 minutes in duration. END OF TAPE

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CC Skylab_ this is Houston through Bermuda 8 minutes_ Out. CC Skylab, this is Houstom_ i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 2 minutes through Canary Islands at 16:21. Out. for PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 20 minutes. Loss of signal through Bermuda. Next acquisition through Canary in 40 seconds. _&N officer reports that CMG distress signal number 30 has now come to a close. They logged it in the backroom a_ 4 hours and 30 minutes in duration. By far, the longest. Earlier today, we had one which lasted 3 hours and 40 minutes. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Canary and Ascension Islands for 16-1/2 minutes. Out. CC CDR, Houston. In amplification of our previous comment regarding not interrupting building block 14 for flares, since you are on active region 13, if act - 31 If active region 31 flares go ahead and terminate building block 14 and run FLARE MODE on active 31. Over. CDR Okay, Bruce. I'm a little confused as to what kind of pointing I ought to be using on this active region. Do I use the pointing that's specified in JOP Ii step 2? CC That's affirmative. CDR Okay. CC Skylab, this is Houston, i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 26 minutes through Carnarvon with a data/voice tape recorder dump at 17:04. CC And we're getting ready to send you up a new batch of EREP pads for the maneuver - or for the revolution this afternoon, based on a couple of small changes from cancelling this morning's. We figure we'd Just send the whole thing up again. CDR Roger, Bruce. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 16 hours 38 minutes with loss of signal through the Ascension tracking station. In 24 minutes and 40 seconds, next acquisition will be Carnarvon. The EREP pass scheduled to start at Greenwich mean time 19:16. This afternoon is a 19-minute descending pass across the United States. This is still on at the present time, barring any more distresses from CMG-2. The previous distress signal, which started early this morning, ended during the Hawaii pass and was logged in by the G&N officer as lasting 4 hours and 30 minutes. The standard anomalies, the increased amps, the increase in temperatures and the decrease in the wheel speed. This is

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the 13th distress signal in the last 6 days. There were 17 prior to the 17th of this month, total now 30 separate incidents where CMG has performed off-nomlnal. Next acquisition in 23 minutes and 20 seconds through Carnarvon tracking station. This is Skylah Control at Greenwich mean time 16 hours and 40 minutes. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC-2395/I Time: 12:03 CDT 01/22/74 PAO 17 hours and 2 a 5 minute COMM Bruce

68:17:03

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Skylab minutes, and 30 second McCandless.

Control. We'll

Greenwich coming bring the

mean line

time Carnarvon up for for CAP

acquisition pass.

through

for 8 dump.

CC Skylab, this is Houston, through Carnarvon minutes, leading off with a data/voice tape recorder And, for your information, it looks like the CMG resolved book 12 itself. So, of the latest Roger. Skylab, this I guess we're CMG saga. is Houston. through with

glitch has chapter 37 CDR CC

i minute

to

LOS, next station contact in 16 minutes - Delay station contact in 28 minutes through Goldstone Out. No Hawaii this pass. PAO Skylab Control. Greenwich 17 hours and 13 Next acquisition minutes. will be Loss of Goldstone

that. Next at 17:39. mean time

signal through Honeysuckle. tracking station in not supporting is supporting operation, one this pass an AEC of their

26 minutes. Hawaii tracking station this afternoon. The tracking station operation, Atomic Energy Commission op projects. Very quiet pass, one of the quietest days in the having little conversation with

in fact today, probably Skylab IV program. The crew the ground the last several

passes, although the crew in their eat period at this time. Today is menu day 4 for the crew of Skylab IV, with Commander Gerald Carr having veal and peaches, a strawberry drink and biscuits. Science Pilot Gibson has chicken and gravy, tomatoes, apple sauce and grape drink_ while Pilot Pogue menu consist of salmon, butterscotch pudding, tea and biscuits. The scheduled EREP pass for this afternoon, the desendlng pass over the United States is still on schedule for today. This pass is along ground track 5. It will have Pilot Bill Pogue at the viewfinder tracking system, Science Pilot Gibson will be antisolar operating scientific the Earth airlock terrain with camera Commander through Gerald the Carr the multiple across and the

operating the instruments docking adapter. Today's the United States, from pass The will crew end will as the attempt

from the C&D panel, in pass will run diagonally the state of Washington, crosses insect

spacecraft to detect

the Florida penisula. infest infestations

within forest stands in Atlanta, be collected in Wyoming, Montana, area and the Dominican Republic. determine the spectral reflectance using also depth the SI90A, to determine and algae

Georgia. Mapping data will Missouri, the Rocky Mountain The crew will attempt to of several Kansas reservoirs

SI90B, S191 and S192. They will attempt the correlation of water color with water content. EREP scanners will be used over to to detern mapping out - determine applications biological communities.

Cape Kennedy, Florida of space derived data

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the

crew

will

scan

Orlando,

Florida

for

land

use

analysis. EREP pass also includes sites, target sites for develop development of remote sensing techniques. The crew will scan South Carolina, Nebraska, Georgia, Alabama, Idaho, Wyoming, and Kansas City for data ranging from radar altimeter terrain characteristics to microwave pulse response of rough surfaces. If this pass goes off on schedule and data is collected over Atlanta, Georgia, this leaves only three targets, one in Mexico, Iran, and Central America. These three areas remain as the only remaining mandatory sites not yet the subject of EREP data takes in the Skylab program. On the last pass through Honeysuckle CAP COMM Bruce McCandless advising the crew that the latest chapter in the series of glitches in the CMG number 2 had come to a close. Glitch number 30, this one lasting 4 hours and 30 minutes. acquisition time That was the in 21 minutes 17 hours and END OF TAPE third glitch in mission day 68. Next through Goldstone. At Greenwich mean 17 minutes, this is Skylab Control.

SL-IV MC2396/I Time: 12:38 CDT, 1/22/74 PAO 17 hours tracking CAP COMM for Over. CC 5-1/4 CC

68:17:38

GMT

Skylab Control. Greenwich and 38 minutes. Acquisition coming station in 50 seconds. We'll bring Bruce McCandless. minutes. Skylab, For the Skylab,

mean time through Goldstone the line up for

this is Houston through Goldstone DAS operator. Over. this is Houston. For the PLT.

PLT Go ahead, Bruce. CC Roger. We need to use the DAS here for the heater cycle and an NAV update. We request you clear and do a 52040 header for us please. Over. PLT That's complete. CC Okay. Sorry about that. We'll let you know when we're through. PLT Okay. CC PLT, Houston. The DAS is yours. You're going to have to go ahead and reload the fine maneuver. We verify the maneuver time, l0 minutes, is correctly entered. PLT Thank you, Bruce. CC And for the CDR, we have a new EREP 37 C&D pad on board. CDR Okay. Thanks, Bruce. CC Itts not a terrible lot of change to it. Basically, it tells you there'll be a - you can expect tape depletion any time after 19:33, and that changes S192 operation around a little and has you reload tape afterwards. And looking at CMG it - 2, it's back to normal. It's showing about 8900 rpms and bearing temperature looking good and it's been looking that way for just about a complete rev now. So you're GO for the EREP. CDR Roger. CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute to LOS. Next station contact in 2 minutes through Corpus Christi at 17:46. Out. CC Skylab, this is Houston through Merritt Island for 12 minutes. Out. PLT How's the weather at Goddard, Bruce? CC We'll check for you. Stand by. PLT Also, are we in OUTER GIMBAL drive logic? CC Roger, Bill. Outer gimbal drive logic is enabled at this time, but we're not getting a call for it. PLT Okay. Yeah, I misread my pad. PLT Looking good. CC SPT, Houston. SPT Go ahead. CC dicates broken cloud Weather summary for the Goddard coverage, locally overcast, to area inlocally

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MC2396/2 12:38 CDT, 68:17:38 GMT

clear cates should

and that be CDR CDR CC

out

-

out-the-window they're it.

report in the

from clear.

station So we

at

Goddard you

indi-

right now, able to see

think

Thank you. Got a red Beautiful, takes You binoculars can to

beacon, Jet.

Bruce. it with the unaided

eye.

CDR It CC CC

just see

barely see it well.

Roger. SPT, I got Go ETC a few this is Houston. If you've got a

minute, with to And on it. CC you'll SPT you. CC delete

remarks Let me

regarding your upcoming ETC ops. get the pad first and I'll be right run today, when the of the deviations Bruce. you Be we'd cloud from glad like cover or ocean. times given the to do

ahead. coverage Okay. During the within sequences percent voice Okay. And we'd free-lancing obscuration record Very such good,

causes

more

than you Over.

75 to

ground

we'd like the pad. SPT

be

sort

of

like it

to remind here within

also, since the structure

of the pad, to be sure to incorporate the shutter speed and frame rate changes at the times specified on the pad and remember you should be at STANDBY to change SHUTTER SPEED and be cautious on interpreting snow as cloud cover. SPT CC CC LOS. Next at 18:08. PAO station Out. Roger. Okay. Skylab, contact Skylab Very this in good is remarks. Houston. minutes Greenwich 1 Thank minute you, to Ascension time Bruce.

9-1/2

through mean

Control.

18 hours with loss of signal through Bermuda. Next acquisition in 7 minutes 35 seconds will be through Ascension as Pilot Bill Pogue maneuvers Skylab space station into the Z-local vertical attitude for the EREP pass. This was done orbital noon before as had been i0 minutes about 13 maneuver out of backroom in also are the the done pass to conserve propellant frequently before. This aboard maneuver spacecraft which took time 17:47, that the the hill

to accomplish began at Greenwich mean minutes ago and the G&N officer reported looked good as the spacecraft went over the Bermuda to G&N, of CMG tracking station. it's possible we've number report bearings. this 2 during however, We'll maneuver this that have may

range of reported wheel

However, the had a decrease maneuver. temperatures to await have put into And

speed

a report going up to

preliminary again in the see what

Ascension

distress

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MC2396/3 12:38 CDT, 68:17:38 GMT

CMG

number

2.

EREP

maneuver

made

orbital

noon

before

the EREP starts. A Greenwich mean time before the EREP pass in 6 minutes through Greenwich mean time END OF TAPE

fine maneuver 19:08, which is scheduled Ascension. 18 hours and

will be made again at is approximately 8 minutes to start. Next acquisition This is Skylab Control at 1 minute.

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PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 6 minutes. Skylab space station in the maneuver for the Earth resources pass coming up on the next revolution across the United States. Acquisition coming through Ascension in 40 seconds. We'll bring the line up for CAP COMM Bruce McCandless. sion CC for 8 minutes. Skylab, this is Houston through AscenNote of information for the CDR. We

are noticing that since you started the first of the Z-LV maneuvers, the bearing situation on CMG-2 seems to have resumed its previous configuration, that is hearing temp 2 is up to within about 0.2 or 0.3 of bearing 1 temperature. And the current in all phases is up and the wheel speed is down a little, but consistent with our previous ground rules, having already started the series of maneuvers, we plan to stick it out for the Z-LV pass in the EREP, unless, of course, your onboard or the ground criteria, here, are violated. Over. tell PLT him, CC PLT Roger. Bruce. Okay. Okay. He copied. Understand. He's debriefing, hut I'll

CC Skylah, this Houston. LOS in about 30 seconds. Next station contact in 23 minutes through Carnarvon at 18:38. See you there. PLT Roger. PAO Skylab Control, Greenwich mean time 18 hours 15 minutes. Loss of signal through Ascension. The crew advised that CMG number 2 has resumed its habitual distress parameters. Wheel speed dropped from 8912 revolutions per minute down to 8850, which is the - turning out to he the nominal distress mode. Amperes have gone up from 1.005 to 1.00 up to 1 - 1.043, a increase over the last station through the United States. This distress obviously imposed by the maneuver into the EREP attitude, which was concluded at 17:57 Greenwich mean time. There'll he another maneuver, vertical 19 hours coast of Greenwich Greenwich minutes. Carnarvon. 18 hours END OF a fine maneuver to align the vehicle to attitude for the EREP pass, at Greenwich and 8 minutes, as the spacecraft approaches the United States. EREP data take begins mean time 19:16. The start of the EREP mean time 19:16 Next acquisition This is Skylah and 17 minutes. TAPE the mean at pass Z-local time the west at

and the pass is scheduled to last 19 in 20 minutes and 20 seconds through Control at Greenwich mean time

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PAO Skylab Control at 18 hours 37 Greenwich mean time. Skylab space station is now from acquisition of signal at Carnarvon, Australia. through Carnarvon will last just under ii minutes bring the McCandless. for CC 10-1/2 line up live now for this spacecraft is Houston communicator through

minutes 55 seconds The pass and we'll Bruce Carnarvon

minutes.

Skylab, Out.

CC And, Skylab, this is Houston. Either here or at Guam, it's immaterial to us, IVve got a nut - a capsule weather briefing for you and just for your information, the CM-2 (sic) situation is going through one of its standard anomalies here, we won't bother you with the details. CDR Roger, Bruce. PLT Rog, I'm ready to copy the weather, if you want to give it to us now, Bruce. CC Okay, that that wasn't really in a form to be copied, but the significant factors are - there's a special observation in which you're looking for snow cover, Bill, on the VTS and that's - I think it's suppose to start about that heavy even 21 - runs from 20 to 22:19. The word that we're getting during the early part of that you can expect fairly cloud cover underneath but_ toward the end or maybe a little bit after the published end time of 22:19, be it able to a little pick up longer. some snow Moving cover, on down if you just the track, is

you should stick with

VTS site 406 and 407, as well as special 7, which is Kansas City, are expected to he under 8/10 to 10/10th cloud cover so there's a good possibility you won't he able to acquire them however, we recommend you give it a try. And, about the time that you pass the beam of Springfield, Missouri, or thereabouts, you should be crossing over a cold front and over a cloudy area that breaks up around Memphis and from about Memphis on down track you should be in the clear with zero to 0.3 cloud comer cover, which puts your next VTS site 5:30 and its alternate in pretty good shape there, we expect you'll he able to get them. Essentially clear on down past the Caribbean Islands and picking up some clouds again as you approach the coast of Venezuela, where we have you scheduled maneuver back PLT much. CC Roger, out. CC Skylab, this is Houston, station contact in 3_i/2 minutes through a data/voice tape recorder dump at AOS. PAO Skylab Control at 18:49 We're now out of range of the tracking minute Guam at Out. Greenwich antenna 1 to LOS, 18:51 mean at to to do a solar little hit inertial. Bruce, of photography Over. copy and thank during you very the

Rog,

next with time.

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Carnarvon. About a minute and 30 seconds before we acquire signal through Guam. This time the anomaly on control moment gyroscope number 2 is still in progress, conditions roughly the same as they were at Ascension during the last pass there. The wheel speed does appear now to be improving slightly, it has come up a little bit from its minimum point, which is about down 60 rpm, it's now down about 40 rpm. Current still running about 1.04 amps, which is about 2 percent above their normal level and the bearing temperatures have crossed over, as has been the experience over the last several days, with number 2 bearing now about i degree warmer than the number i bearing. And, normally this condition is, of course, reversed with bearing number i about 2 to 3 degrees warmer than bearing number 2, so that CMG anomaly still is in progress as we had acquisition at Carnarvon and we expect it will be going on for awhile longer. It began shortly after the Earth resources maneuver to Z-local vertical was performed after 17:00 Greenwich mean time. That Earth resources pass is upcoming on this revolution as the space station crosses the central U.S. We'll bring the line up live now as we're coming into acquisition at Guam, where we'll have a 10-1/2 minute pass. Skylab, this is Houston through Guam for minutes with a data/voice tape recorder dump. Out. CDR Houston. Now I was in the debriefing at this point, can you hold off for that tape dump? CC Will do. CDR Thank you. CC Skylab, this is Houston. i minute to LOS, next station contact in 16 minutes through Goldstone at 19:17. Out. PAO Skylab Control at 19:02 Greenwich mean time. The Skylab space station is out of range of Guam, we're a little less than 15 minutes from acquisltion at Goldstone. At the Guam pass we see CMG number 2 still in an anomaly; it does appear however 9 to be recovering very slowly. Temperatures still crossed over, speed down about 40 rpms right now, and the currents are still up about i to 2 percent. The 28th - 29th Earth resources pass of the mission is about to begin, we'll hear about that as soon as we have acquisition at Goldstone. That Earth resources pass although it has a much larger number than 29, is in fact the 29th to be completed this mission, provided everything goes smoothly. And, the CMG anomaly which was first identified with any certainty at 18:08 Greenwich mean time, about an hour ago, appears to still be underway with the usual characteristics. This current irregularity in behavior on the part of the attitude control gryoscope is the 30 - brings to more than 30 the total number of anomalies we've seen so far on the gyroscope. They go back 10-1/2 CC

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to very early in this mission, and they have been recurring rather frequently during the last few days. 13 minutes to our next acquisition at Goldstone. This is Skylab Control. END OF TAPE

SL-IV MC2399/I Time: 14:15 1/22/74

CDT,

68:19:15

GMT

PAO Skylab Control at 19 Greenwich mean time. We're coming up on Goldstone. We'll bring the line up llve pass is about to begin across the United across the U.S. station should last about CDR 194 MODE to MANUAL. Next CDR mark is CC shoulder for CC 16:36. about

hours 16 minutes acquisition at as an Earth resources States. This pass 17 minutes.

We've got all three 193 on STANDBY now. Correction, 18:36. About 2 more minutes. Skylab, Houston. Looking over your i0 minutes.

Corpus

Skylab, this is Houston through Goldstone/ Christi/Merritt Island for 16-1/2 minutes. CDR Roger, Bruce. i minute to my next mark. PLT We should be coming in right over Vancouver Island now but I can't see it. CDR PLT CDR CDR Looking CDR Cloudy? Yeah. Solid cloud cover Just as advertised. On my mark, it'll be 18:36. Stand by MARK. SCATTEROMETER, ON. RADIOMETER, a 191 READY. MARK. 191 READY on at 18:48. REFERENCE

ON. going up on

for

to 6. Next mark's 19:23 with an ETC POWER, ON. Coming 19:23. Stand by CDR MARK. ETC POWER, ON. Next mark's 20:23. PLT Okay. I used i0 - my i0 seconds of film on this reservoir here. OFF. I'm looking for a snow cover. CDR Okay. On my mark, It'll be 20:23. We'll want the ETC to AUTO and I'ii go with 190 to AUTO. PLT Oh, good. CDR Stand by. 20:23 CDR MARK. 190 MODE AUTO, ETC, AUTO. PLT Ah, beautiful. I'm going to get the special 02. Data mark ah, ha. Got it. CDR Okay, we got a MALF light on camera 6 as we expected for S190. Bad magazine. Ronny Wolf (_). Next mark will be 21:06. Stand by CDR MARK. S192 MODE to READY. Okay TAPE MOTION light is back on again. We're in high speed. PLT We got our special 02, Bruce. I found a clear spot. CC CDR showing 38 PLT Okay. I'm CDR to flicker percent. Roger. I copied, Next mark will be Bill. 22:28. Thank you. Charlle 8

Charlie 8 - Charlie 8 showing 36 percent. Minus 6 degrees - 7, 8, 9, i0. DAC, OFF. dealtering to 123.10, 45 right 4.9. Ed, the TAPE MOTION light is starting at 35 percent tape remaining. Stand by for 22:28

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CDT

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GMT

by CDR by

MARK. MARK. At 22:35 S190 Next mark's at 23:30. it, We're clouds Kansas No. City now. 23, Okay, MARK. No.joy. Okay, not going got me Just City? INTERVAL lucky to on 20, this 192 MODE to CHECK. S190 to INTERVAL

CDR to STANDBY. PLT Doggone CDR

to be as in time.

for

PLT Kansas CDR Stand by CDR PLT CDR

That was a total freak. 33, 45, left 2.4. on my mark it well be S190 INTERVAL is set mark 20?

I'm 23:30.

going

Okay, I get coming up next then 193 ETC

up for Atlanta. will be 23:50. by-

Going 4,

to want an ETC to AUTO and CDR MARK. 23:50, S190 SHUTTER SPEED to MEDIUM. PLT CDR PLT Kansas That's Okay,

stand by Ed. Stand going to POLARAZATION to STANDBY.

was hopeless. to bad. 25:20 fair sightings. Geog little Atlanta have a a Atlanta?

CDR PLT clarification indeed uniform and

or

What are you working on now Well, I got - could Bruce a should I asked it earlier. Is alternate, My you would prefer 02 530 site. the uniformed to as is

Just the site? a

PLT 530 as CC 02 PLT CDR it? PLT CDR PLT CDR

secondary is

pad lists or as the

special alternate.

primary alternate.

Special

area

That's affirmative, the prime. Okay any uniformed Well, Yeah. Kill Right Okay, two (?) next birds let's mark with I0 site is

the

sight

isn't

one

stone

there. about

see now, 25:10. is at 25:12 in by -

7

seconds. PLT CDR CDR CDR PLT CDR PLT CDR PLT

Be

coming

up on 25:12, Stand Stand by MARK. SCATTEROMETER MARK. RADIOMETER to ETC to STANDBY. Stand 25:20 MARK. MARK. Okay, I by. is next. I got (garble) SCATTEROMETER got a uniformed

to STANDBY. STANDBY.

in sight. is ON. si_e. I'm tracking.

SL-IV MC2399/3 Time: 14:15 1/22/74 CDR PLT CDR CDR ALTIMETER END OF

CDT

68:19:15

GMT

25:37 is the next mark. DAC's ON and got data percent. Stand by. MARK. SCATTEROMETER to STANDBY. to ON.

TAPE

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