June 26 on the virtual American Diabetes Association (ADA) 81st Scientific Sessions. On completion of the traverse, Scott and Irwin completed the position of heat circulate experiment probes, collected a core pattern, and deployed the American flag. The 2 astronauts collected a 19.5-kilogram contingency sample; deployed the Tv, S-band antenna, American flag, and Solar Wind Composition experiment; photographed the LM, lunar floor, and experiments; deployed the Apollo lunar floor experiments package deal 152 meters west of the LM and the laser-ranging retroreflector 30 meters west of the ALSEP; and conducted an energetic seismic experiment, firing 13 thumper pictures into the lunar floor. The surface electrical properties experiment was terminated. EST February 5, 9 to 18 meters short of the planned touchdown point. S-IVB stage and instrument unit struck the lunar surface 174 kilometers southeast of the planned influence level. Payload of 43.5 kilograms returned from the lunar surface.
After separation of the LM Challenger from the CSM America and a readjustment of orbits, the LM started its powered descent and landed on the lunar floor in the Taurus-Littrow region at 2:55 p.m. Apollo 17 LM – . Call Sign: Antares. Payload: Apollo LM 8. Mass: 15,279 kg (33,684 lb). Flight: Apollo 17. Spacecraft: Apollo LM. The particles and fields subsatellite was launched into lunar orbit and normal system operation was famous. EST April 16, with a crew of astronauts John W. Young, Thomas K. Mattingly II, and Charles M. Duke, Jr. After insertion into an earth parking orbit for spacecraft system checks, the spacecraft and the S-IVB stage have been positioned on a trajectory to the moon at 3:28 p.m. Backup Crew: Duke, Roosa, Young. Call Sign: Caspar. Crew: Duke, Mattingly, Young. Call Sign: Kitty Hawk. The CM and SM separated, the parachutes deployed, and different reentry events went as deliberate, and the Kitty Hawk splashed down in mid-Pacific at 4:05 p.m. However, during transposition and docking, CSM one hundred ten Kitty Hawk had difficulty docking with LM-8 Antares. At 1:08 p.m., onboard colour Television showed the docking of the CSM with the LM. EST April 23, rendezvoused with the CSM, and docked with it in orbit.
EST December 17 for a 1-hour 7-minute inflight EVA and retrieved lunar sounder movie and panoramic and mapping digicam cassettes from the scientific instrument module bay. EST December 13. Particular sampling aims have been achieved. EST December 7. Crew members have been astronauts Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmitt. EST April 20. A sleep interval was scheduled before EVA. Astronaut Cernan drove the lunar roving vehicle to the experiments deployment site, drilled the heat circulate and deep core holes, and emplaced the neutron probe experiment. 1971 July 26 – . COSPAR: 1971-063D. Released from Apollo 15 into 102 x 142 km lunar orbit on four August 1971 at 20:13:29 GMT; studied lunar particles and included fields experiments. The affect was detected by both the Apollo 12 and Apollo 14 seismometers, left on the moon in November 1969 and February 1971. After the translunar coast, during which Tv pictures of the CSM and LM interiors have been proven and the LM communications and different systems were checked, Apollo 15 entered lunar orbit at 4:06 p.m. Flight: Apollo 15. Spacecraft: Apollo CSM.
Spacecraft operations were close to normal in the course of the coast to the moon. Type: Lunar probe. Flight: Apollo 15. Spacecraft: PFS. Flight: Apollo 16. Spacecraft: Apollo CSM. CSM transposition and docking with the LM had been achieved, though a number of minor anomalies had been famous. Was jettisoned before transearth injection. The LM ascent stage was then jettisoned. The two astronauts transferred to the CM with samples and tools and the LM ascent stage was jettisoned at 1:31 a.m. Samples – including blue-gray breccias, nice-grained vesicular basalts, crushed anorthositic rocks, and soils – weighed sixty six kilograms. The crew collected 20 kilograms of samples. Five floor samples and a double core sample were taken in the realm of the orange soil. Collected 96.6 kilograms of lunar samples.6 kilograms of lunar samples. Payload of 32,500 kilograms placed in lunar orbit. Nevertheless, the spacecraft orbital shaping maneuver was not carried out before ejection and the subsatellite was positioned in a non-optimum orbit that resulted in a much shorter lifetime than the deliberate year. EDT July 26. The spacecraft and S-IVB combination was placed in an earth parking orbit 11 minutes forty four seconds after liftoff.