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Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« on: 01/13/2022 09:36 am »
Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop (Part 1 - Countdown & Launch)

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Part 1 of a series to cover the entire mission in real time. This part covers the  countdown, launch and initial orbit activities.
Audio is sourced mainly from the Flight Directors communications loop in mission control (left channel) and the Capcom loop (right channel). Additional Mission Director Loop audio can also be heard on the countdown. There is no PAO loop on this audio.

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #1 on: 01/13/2022 09:37 am »
Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop (TLI - Part 2)

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Part 2 of a series to cover the entire mission in real-time. This part covers the earth orbital, TLI, and first part of the coast to the moon, including photography.

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #2 on: 01/14/2022 01:03 pm »
Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop (PTC/Photography/Sleep - Part 3)

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Part 3 of a series to cover the entire mission in real-time. This part covers the coast to the moon, including photography and leading to the first sleep period at the end of day 1.

Audio is sourced mainly from the Flight Directors communications loop in mission control (left channel) and the Capcom loop (right channel).

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #3 on: 01/19/2022 10:50 am »
Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop (GET: 13:00-23:00)

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Part 4 of a series to cover the entire mission in real-time. This part covers the coast to the moon, including the crew's first sleep period and the first shift of Flight Director Gene Kranz and his White Flight Controller Team, leading to the changeover shift with Glynn Lunney taking over.

Audio is sourced from the Flight Directors communications loop in mission control (left channel) and the Capcom loop (right channel).



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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #4 on: 02/12/2022 03:57 am »
Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop (GET: 23:00-33:00)

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Part 5 of a series to cover the entire mission in near real-time (long silences have been edited out). This part covers the majority of the 2nd day of the mission, including crew wake up, crew answering questions about the launch and a TV broadcast of Mid-Course Correction 2.

Audio is sourced from the Flight Directors communications loop in mission control (left channel) and the Capcom loop (right channel).

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #5 on: 02/12/2022 03:58 am »
Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop (GET: 33:00-43:00)

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Part 6 of a series to cover the entire mission in near real-time (long silences have been edited out). This part covers the end of day 2 and the beginning of the overnight into day 3 part of the mission.

Audio is sourced from the Flight Directors communications loop in mission control (left channel) and the Capcom loop (right channel). NOTE - For this part of the audio the two channels were merged so this does not apply. On listening to the audio it became apparent that some of the air-to-ground was missing, this has been added.

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #6 on: 02/17/2022 06:02 am »
Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop (GET: 43:00 - 53:00)

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Part 7 of a series to cover the entire mission in near real-time (long silences have been edited out). This part covers the overnight period into day 3 - crew wake up, P52 and discussions about moving into the LM to do the scheduled inspection and TV broadcast early to the 55 hour point. There are various controller conversations revolving around the Hydrogen levels in the Service Module tanks and the need to balance these up. Regular stirring of the tanks is advised. Listen out for the calls from the Capcom console to Jack Lousmas home and calls with Deke Slayton!

Audio is sourced from the Flight Directors communications loop in mission control (left channel) and the Capcom loop (right channel). NOTE - For this part of the audio the two channels were merged so this does not apply until later.

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #7 on: 05/04/2022 03:07 pm »
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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #8 on: 07/18/2022 10:56 am »
Apollo 13 Flight Director Loop (GET 53:00-58:00) Part 8

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Part 8 begins with the crew in the LM preparing for and conducting a TV broadcast. Subsequent activities result in an explosion in the Service Module and rapid loss of O2 pressure resulting in eventual fuel cell shutdowns and the crew heading to the Lunar Module as a "lifeboat"

Audio is sourced from the Flight Directors communications loop in mission control (left channel) and the Capcom loop (right channel). Headphones are recommended.

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #9 on: 08/15/2022 06:40 am »
Apollo 13 Flight Director Loop (GET 58:00-63:00) - Part 9

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This video covers the post-accident portion of the mission, specifically with the crew powering up the LM Aquarius and performing the DPS burn to get them back on the free return trajectory. Glynn Lunney is the Flight Director.
A reconstruction as near to the timeline of the 1st press conference is seen (no audio) as well as network TV coverage reporting on the event as it unfolded some 4-5 hours after the accident- The accuracy of these events in the timeline can be ascertained with some accuracy because of the use of air to ground on the original audio of the coverage which coincides with what is heard on the loop.



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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #10 on: 12/30/2022 08:04 am »
Apollo 13 Flight Director Loop (63:00 - 68:00 GET) Part 10

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Apollo 13 Part Flight Director Loop (63:00 - 68:00 GET)
The ground controllers continue to problem solve issues. Some of these include keeping the spacecraft cool, without using the usual PTC mode, discussing the merits of returning a day earlier than planned if the Service Module is discarded, the astronauts' sleep cycle and communication issues once the equipment is turned off to save power means that comm is very noisy.

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #11 on: 12/30/2022 08:05 am »
Apollo 13 Flight Director Loop (68:00 - 73:00 GET) Part 11

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During this period the astronauts take a series of pictures and continue to roll the spacecraft 90 degrees every hour to improve the overall temperature of the spacecraft. Because some of the usual voice downlink communication equipment is turned off to save power the comm is very noisy. There is a lot of discussion about the P+2 burn the crew will perform 2 hours after the spacecraft rounds the moon and is headed back to Earth. The crew can be heard discussing what is going on because the voice downlink is left in VOX mode, At the very beginning of this part of the audio Jim can be heard uttering his now famous line "I think this might be the last moon mission for a while"

All audio courtesy NASA. - Left channel - MOCR Flight Director - Right Channel - CapCom
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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #12 on: 02/11/2023 11:56 am »
Apollo 13 Part 12 Flight Director Loop (73:00 - 78:00 GET)

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The crew head towards the moon, making ready for the PC+2 burn. PTC is performed every hour. The spacecraft goes behind the moon to re-emerge some 20 minutes later. The crew takes many pictures during this period. 

Headphones are recommended - Left Channel - FD Loop and Right Channel - Capcom. Capcom loop is very noisy at times.

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All pictures timed by Robin Wheeler - Amazing work and always a pleasure to work with.

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #13 on: 07/07/2023 05:10 am »
Apollo 13 - Part 13 Flight Director Loop (78:00 - 83:00 GET)

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Apollo 13 Part 13 Flight Director Loop (78:00 - 83:00 GET)

The crew head away from the moon and prepare for the PC+2 burn using the LMs Descent Propulsion System to speed up their trajectory home. Talk is of consumables and the build up of CO2. The crew also initiate a Passive Thermal Roll to ensure even heating to the spacecraft and Haise stays up whilst his fellow crew mates get some much earned rest in the Command Module.

Headphones are recommended - Left Channel - FD Loop and Right Channel - Capcom. Capcom loop is very noisy at times.

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All pictures timed by Robin Wheeler - Amazing work and always a pleasure to work with.

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KS for access to the Flight Director notes



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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #14 on: 10/01/2023 07:51 pm »
Apollo 13 - Part 14 - Flight Director Loop (83:00 -93:00 GET)

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Apollo 13 Part 14 Flight Director Loop (83:00 -93:00 GET)

The Mission Control teams determine events that need to happen between now and splashdown, including the use of PLLSS water, the LIOH cannister jury rig and Mid Course Corrections that will be needed in the next 24-48 hours.  The crew starts the process of putting the jury rig together.

Headphones are recommended - Left Channel - FD Loop and Right Channel - Capcom. Capcom loop is very noisy at times.

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* All pictures timed by Robin Wheeler - Amazing work and always a pleasure to work with.
* Johannes Kemppanen for the help with the Flighplans
* KS for access to the Flight Director notes
* The FD Press Conference from RetroSpaceHDs upload of the event

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #15 on: 10/07/2023 08:17 pm »
Apollo 13 - Part 15 - Flight Director Loop (93:00 -103:00 GET)

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Apollo 13 - Part 15 -  Flight Director Loop (93:00 -103:00 GET)

the mission moved into the 100th hour after liftoff - The Flight Control Team is discussing the upcoming MCC5 burn and the expected burst of the SHE on the LM. Procedures are read up to try to connect the LM to the CM and run a charge to the CM batteries. The Press Conference seen is at approximately the right GET.

Headphones are recommended - Left Channel - FD Loop and Right Channel - Capcom. Capcom loop is very noisy at times.

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #16 on: 10/30/2023 11:38 pm »
Apollo 13 - Part 16 - Flight Director Loop (103:00-113:00 GET)

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Apollo 13 - Part 16 - Flight Director Loop (103:00-113:00 GET)

The crew get ready to fire the Lunar Module DPS engine - a manual burn to align them for re-entry - After this a planned rest period follows setting up of the PTC BBQ mode,

Headphones are recommended - Left Channel - FD Loop and Right Channel - Capcom. Capcom loop is very noisy at times.

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* Clock from Orbiter Space Simulator
* All pictures timed by Robin Wheeler - Amazing work and always a pleasure to work with.
* Johannes Kemppanen for the help with the Flighplans
* KS for access to the Flight Director notes
* DutchSteamMachines Apollo 13 DAC video

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #17 on: 11/01/2023 08:04 pm »
Apollo 13 - Part 17 - Flight Director Loop (113:00-123:00 GET)

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Apollo 13 - Part 17 - Flight Director Loop (113:00-123:00 GET)

Headphones are recommended - Left Channel - FD Loop and Right Channel - Capcom. Capcom loop is very noisy at times.

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* Paolos wonderful MOCR
* Clock from Orbiter Space Simulator
* All pictures timed by Robin Wheeler - Amazing work and always a pleasure to work with.
* Johannes Kemppanen for the help with the Flighplans
* KS for access to the Flight Director notes
* DutchSteamMachines Apollo 13 DAC video

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #18 on: 11/15/2023 10:21 pm »
Apollo 13 - Part 18 - Flight Director Loop (123:00- 133:00 GET)

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Apollo 13 - Part 18 - Flight Director Loop (123:00- 133:00 GET)

Mission Control read up the Command Module Activation checklist, the crew try to sleep and the water situation is discussed in detail. Perpetrations are made for the separation of the Service Module and Lunar Module, re-entry and splashdown of the Command Module.

Headphones are recommended - Left Channel - FD Loop and Right Channel - Capcom. Capcom loop is very noisy at times.

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* Clock from Orbiter Space Simulator
* All pictures timed by Robin Wheeler - Amazing work and always a pleasure to work with.
* Johannes Kemppanen for the help with the Flighplans
* KS for access to the Flight Director notes
* DutchSteamMachines Apollo 13 DAC video

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Re: Apollo 13 - Flight Director Loop
« Reply #19 on: 11/17/2023 11:39 pm »
Apollo 13 Flight Director Loop - Splashdown - Part 19 (133:00-143:52)

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Apollo 13 Flight Director Loop - Splashdown (133:00-143:52)

The final part of the Apollo 13 Flight Director series - The crew prepare for Service and Lunar Module separation, followed by re-entry and splashdown near to the recovery carrier, Iwo Jima.

Headphones are recommended - Left Channel - FD Loop and Right Channel - Capcom. Capcom loop is very noisy at times.

All media courtesy NASA except:

* Paolos wonderful MOCR Simulation
* Clock from Orbiter Space Simulator
* All pictures timed by Robin Wheeler - Amazing work and always a pleasure to work with.
* Johannes Kemppanen for the help with the Flighplans
* KS for access to the Flight Director notes
Rob Zelenak - US TV Coverage
Samuel Lawson - MOCR Info

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