There's actually quite a bit of information on the Skylab deorbiting studies and decision making in obscure places. I think that NASA even produced a pamphlet that explained the deorbiting in some detail, along with specific events. I seem to remember that it was at least 10 pages long.
It's like the unflown versions of Apollo 14 & 15, there would have been mission plans and other studies for them, but only a few of them have made it online, similarly with the Apollo 1 flight there are only a few fragmentary indications of just what was planned online.
There are also traces of advance planning for the Shuttle option to reboost Skylab. I once saw a detailed design for the attachment fixture - a guy called the office, wanting someone to look over a drawer full of papers found in a file cabinet they'd bought at a Huntsville garage sale. Among them were many copies of the Skylab study, and the crack inspection report for the Saturn IB destined for ASTP. Surely I kept those photocopies I made. Around here somewhere. No luck finding the fixture document with NTRS, unless it's buried in one of the multivolume Space Tug study reports from the late 1970s.
Not sure where to put this. Not sure what this is. Doesn't look like the AAP Wet Workshop.
The APS is enlarged
If that is Venus, then the solar panels should be deployed.
Quote from: Jim on 02/02/2024 09:03 pmThe APS is enlargedFair enough. I guess the other giveaways re Venus mission include the featureless cloud deck and the single large dish antenna on the CSM