Author Topic: Command Module connection to the Service Module, Saturn V rocket, etc.  (Read 430 times)

How was the Apollo Command Module physically connected to the Service Module (and the rest of the Saturn V rocket) via umbilicals (that housed electrical cables to initiate the burn of the SPS engine, plumbing, etc.) in such a way that the integrity of the heat shield was maintained (i.e. no "holes" in the heat shield) ? Were umbilicals that were external to the actual Command Module used ... and, if so, how were these severed/disconnected before reentry to earth ?
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Offline zhangmdev

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https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/constellation/orion/umbilical_inspection.html

Excellent ... thanks !  That had to be a pretty powerful guillotine-like device that they used as well !
« Last Edit: 01/18/2019 09:43 pm by kevymanji »

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Both Crew Dragon and Starliner have a similar umbilical connection between their Trunk / SM and the capsule.
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