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Early Exploration of the Moon : Ranger to Apollo, Luna to Lunniy Korabl.

By: Lund, Tom.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Springer Praxis Bks: Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2019Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (404 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783030020712.Subject(s): Moon-Exploration-HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Early Exploration of the Moon : Ranger to Apollo, Luna to Lunniy KorablDDC classification: 523.3 LOC classification: Q162Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1: The Nature of the Moon -- Bibliography -- 2: The Ranger Lunar Photography Mission -- Early US Ventures into Space -- Early History of NASA -- Overview of the Ranger Project -- Launch of Ranger Spacecraft and Flight to the Moon -- Deep Space Tracking Network -- Configuration of Ranger Spacecraft -- Block III Ranger -- Cameras for Block III Rangers -- Flight of the Rangers -- Flight of Ranger 6 -- Flight of Ranger 7 -- Flight of Ranger 8 -- Flight of Ranger 9 -- Bibliography -- 3: The Lunar Orbiter Photography Mission -- Background of the Lunar Orbiter Program -- Overview of Lunar Orbiter Program -- Launch and Insertion into Lunar Orbit -- Details of Lunar Orbiter -- Photographic Subsystem -- Communications Subsystem -- Power Subsystem -- Velocity Control Subsystem -- Attitude Control Subsystem -- Flight of the Lunar Orbiters -- Flight of Lunar Orbiter 1 -- Flight of Lunar Orbiter 2 -- Flight of Lunar Orbiter 3 -- Flight of Lunar Orbiter 4 -- Flight of Lunar Orbiter 5 -- Bibliography -- 4: The Surveyor Lunar Landing Mission -- Overview of the Surveyor Program -- Flight of the Surveyors -- Launch and Midcourse Correction -- Tracking the Spacecraft -- Transit to the Moon and Terminal Descent -- Mechanical Configuration of Surveyor -- Propulsion -- Retrorocket Motor -- Vernier Engines -- Functional Description of Spacecraft -- Telecommunications -- Transmitter and Receiver -- Transmitter -- Receiver -- Command Decoding Subsystem -- Signal Processing Subsystem -- Altitude Marking Radar -- Radar Altimeter and Doppler Velocity Sensor -- Klystron Power Supply and Modulator -- Antennas -- Frequency Tracker -- Frequency Converter -- Reliable Operate Logic -- Cross-Coupled Sidelobe Reject Logic -- Physical Properties -- Scientific Instruments -- Survey Camera -- Soil Mechanics/Surface Sampler.
Alpha-Scattering Instrument -- Electrical Power Subsystem -- Surveyor Accomplishments -- Bibliography -- 5: The Apollo Manned Exploration of the Moon -- Overview of the Apollo Space Vehicle -- History of Early Manned Space Flight in the United States -- Formulating Apollo -- NASA Management for Project Apollo -- Development of Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicles that Supported Apollo -- Saturn V Launch Vehicle -- S-1C First Stage -- S-II Second Stage -- S-IVB third stage -- Instrument Unit -- The F-1 Engine -- Development of the F-1 Engine -- Early Testing of Saturn V -- Test Models of Apollo Leading to First Lunar Landing -- Apollo 5 -- Apollo 6 -- Apollo 7 -- Apollo 8 -- Apollo 9 -- Apollo 10 -- Readying the Saturn V and Apollo Payload  for Launch -- Summary of the Flight of Apollo 11 -- Launch and Insertion into Earth Orbit -- Translunar Orbit Cruise to the Moon -- Spacecraft in Lunar Orbit -- Descent and Landing on the Moon -- Exploring the Lunar Surface -- Ascent from the Lunar Surface and Rendezvous -- Return to the Earth -- Apollo Landing Sites -- Command Module, Service Module, and Lunar Module -- Bibliography -- 6: The Apollo Command Module -- Command Module Background -- Mechanical Configuration of Command Module -- Interior Details of Command Module -- Key Instruments in Front of the Commander -- Key Instruments in Adjacent Panel -- Major Subsystems Within the Command Module -- Primary Guidance Navigation and Control System (PGNCS) -- Computer Subsystem -- Apollo Guidance Computer -- Physical characteristics of computer -- Computer capability -- Erasable memory -- Fixed (read-only) memory -- Computer program -- Display and Keyboard (DSKY) -- Inertial Subsystem -- Navigation Base -- Inertial Measurement Unit -- Optical Subsystem -- Stabilization and Control System -- Attitude Reference Subsystem -- Attitude Control Subsystem -- Hand Controllers.
Reaction Control System in Command Module -- Electrical Power -- Inverter -- Telecommunications System -- Telecommunications Antennas -- S-Band Uplink Signal from the Earth -- S-Band Downlink Communications -- VHF Communications -- Environmental Control System -- Atmosphere Control -- Water Management -- Temperature Control -- Entry Monitor System -- Earth Landing System -- Chronology of an Earth Landing -- Bibliography -- 7: The Apollo Service Module -- Mechanical Configuration of Service Module -- Service Propulsion System (SPS) -- Reaction Control System -- Electrical Power System -- Fuel Cells -- Cryogenic Hydrogen and Oxygen Storage Tanks -- Oxygen Tank Explosion in Apollo 13 -- Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) Bay -- Bibliography -- 8: The Apollo Lunar Module -- Lunar Module Background -- Configuration of Descent Stage -- Life-Support Items -- Landing Gear -- Descent Rocket Engine -- Electrical Power in Descent Stage -- Configuration of Ascent Stage -- Control and Display Panels -- Instrument Panel 1 -- Instrument Panel 2 -- Electrical Power -- Guidance, Navigation, and Control Subsystem -- Primary Guidance and Navigation Section -- Computer Subsection -- Inertial Subsection -- Optical Subsection -- Abort Guidance Section -- Abort Sensor Assembly -- Abort Electronics Assembly -- Data Entry and Display Assembly (DEDA) -- Radar Subsystem -- Landing Radar -- Antenna Assembly -- Antennas -- Transmitters -- Receivers -- Electronics Assembly -- Frequency trackers -- Velocity and range data converter -- Signal data converter -- Rendezvous Radar -- Antenna Assembly -- Antenna -- Transmitter -- Transponder -- Received signal processing -- Electronic Assembly -- Reaction Control System -- Ascent Propulsion System -- Ascent from the moon -- LM Communications Subsystem -- VHF Communications -- S-Band Communications -- S-band antennas.
Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package -- Bibliography -- 9: Apollo Crew Personal Equipment -- Background of EMU and PLSS -- Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) -- Liquid Cooling Garment -- Pressure Garment Assembly -- Integrated Micrometeroid Garment -- Portable Life Support System -- Remote Control Unit -- Oxygen Purge System -- Buddy Life Support System -- Bibliography -- 10: Lunar Roving Vehicle and Exploration of the Moon -- Background of Lunar Roving Vehicle -- Performance of Lunar Roving Vehicles on the Moon -- Mechanical Configuration of the LRV -- Electrical Power -- Control of the LRV -- LRV Navigation System -- Communication with Houston During Sorties  of the LRV -- Lunar Communications Relay Unit (LCRU) -- Antennas Associated with the LCRU -- Ground-Commanded Television Assembly -- Exploration of Apollo 17 Using the LRV -- The Traverses of the Apollo 17 LRV -- Bibliography -- 11: Russian Launch Vehicles, Lunar Impactors, and Flybys -- Background of Russian Exploration of Space -- Russian Launch Vehicles for Lunar Spacecraft -- Luna 8K72 Launch Vehicle -- Molniya 8K78 Lunch Vehicle -- Proton-K Launch Vehicle -- N1 Launch Vehicle -- Lunar Impact Missions -- Lunar Flyby Missions -- Bibliography -- 12: Russian Soft Landers, Orbiters, and Rovers -- Lunar Landing Missions -- Landing Sequence -- Description of Luna 9 Spacecraft -- Description of Luna 13 Spacecraft -- Lunar Orbiter Missions -- Luna 10 -- Luna 11, Luna 12, and Luna 14 Spacecraft -- Lunar Sample Return Missions -- Sample Return Operations on the Moon -- Luna 20 -- Luna 24 -- Exploring the Moon with the Lunokhod Rovers -- Description of Lunokhod-1 -- Experiments Carried by Lunokhod-1 -- Soil penetration tests -- RIFMA spectrometer -- X-ray telescope -- Laser retroreflector -- Description of Lunokhod-2 -- Driving the Lunokhod Rovers -- Summary of the Rover Missions on the Moon.
Bibliography -- 13: Russian Manned Circumlunar Flight -- First Soviet Manned Spaceflight -- Circumlunar Spacecraft -- Description of L1 Spacecraft -- L1 Hardware Built and Flown -- Bibliography -- 14: Russian Manned Lunar Landing Endeavors -- Russian Manned Lunar Landing Spacecraft -- L3 Lunar Landing Spacecraft Assembly -- LOK Lunar Orbiter Spacecraft -- LK Lunar Lander -- Landing Sequence -- Development and Test of the LK Lander -- Development of the N1 Launch Vehicle -- Flight Testing of N1 Launch Vehicles -- First N1 flight -- Second N1 flight -- Third N1 flight -- Fourth N1 flight -- The Aftermath -- Bibliography -- Index.
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Intro -- Dedication -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1: The Nature of the Moon -- Bibliography -- 2: The Ranger Lunar Photography Mission -- Early US Ventures into Space -- Early History of NASA -- Overview of the Ranger Project -- Launch of Ranger Spacecraft and Flight to the Moon -- Deep Space Tracking Network -- Configuration of Ranger Spacecraft -- Block III Ranger -- Cameras for Block III Rangers -- Flight of the Rangers -- Flight of Ranger 6 -- Flight of Ranger 7 -- Flight of Ranger 8 -- Flight of Ranger 9 -- Bibliography -- 3: The Lunar Orbiter Photography Mission -- Background of the Lunar Orbiter Program -- Overview of Lunar Orbiter Program -- Launch and Insertion into Lunar Orbit -- Details of Lunar Orbiter -- Photographic Subsystem -- Communications Subsystem -- Power Subsystem -- Velocity Control Subsystem -- Attitude Control Subsystem -- Flight of the Lunar Orbiters -- Flight of Lunar Orbiter 1 -- Flight of Lunar Orbiter 2 -- Flight of Lunar Orbiter 3 -- Flight of Lunar Orbiter 4 -- Flight of Lunar Orbiter 5 -- Bibliography -- 4: The Surveyor Lunar Landing Mission -- Overview of the Surveyor Program -- Flight of the Surveyors -- Launch and Midcourse Correction -- Tracking the Spacecraft -- Transit to the Moon and Terminal Descent -- Mechanical Configuration of Surveyor -- Propulsion -- Retrorocket Motor -- Vernier Engines -- Functional Description of Spacecraft -- Telecommunications -- Transmitter and Receiver -- Transmitter -- Receiver -- Command Decoding Subsystem -- Signal Processing Subsystem -- Altitude Marking Radar -- Radar Altimeter and Doppler Velocity Sensor -- Klystron Power Supply and Modulator -- Antennas -- Frequency Tracker -- Frequency Converter -- Reliable Operate Logic -- Cross-Coupled Sidelobe Reject Logic -- Physical Properties -- Scientific Instruments -- Survey Camera -- Soil Mechanics/Surface Sampler.

Alpha-Scattering Instrument -- Electrical Power Subsystem -- Surveyor Accomplishments -- Bibliography -- 5: The Apollo Manned Exploration of the Moon -- Overview of the Apollo Space Vehicle -- History of Early Manned Space Flight in the United States -- Formulating Apollo -- NASA Management for Project Apollo -- Development of Heavy-Lift Launch Vehicles that Supported Apollo -- Saturn V Launch Vehicle -- S-1C First Stage -- S-II Second Stage -- S-IVB third stage -- Instrument Unit -- The F-1 Engine -- Development of the F-1 Engine -- Early Testing of Saturn V -- Test Models of Apollo Leading to First Lunar Landing -- Apollo 5 -- Apollo 6 -- Apollo 7 -- Apollo 8 -- Apollo 9 -- Apollo 10 -- Readying the Saturn V and Apollo Payload  for Launch -- Summary of the Flight of Apollo 11 -- Launch and Insertion into Earth Orbit -- Translunar Orbit Cruise to the Moon -- Spacecraft in Lunar Orbit -- Descent and Landing on the Moon -- Exploring the Lunar Surface -- Ascent from the Lunar Surface and Rendezvous -- Return to the Earth -- Apollo Landing Sites -- Command Module, Service Module, and Lunar Module -- Bibliography -- 6: The Apollo Command Module -- Command Module Background -- Mechanical Configuration of Command Module -- Interior Details of Command Module -- Key Instruments in Front of the Commander -- Key Instruments in Adjacent Panel -- Major Subsystems Within the Command Module -- Primary Guidance Navigation and Control System (PGNCS) -- Computer Subsystem -- Apollo Guidance Computer -- Physical characteristics of computer -- Computer capability -- Erasable memory -- Fixed (read-only) memory -- Computer program -- Display and Keyboard (DSKY) -- Inertial Subsystem -- Navigation Base -- Inertial Measurement Unit -- Optical Subsystem -- Stabilization and Control System -- Attitude Reference Subsystem -- Attitude Control Subsystem -- Hand Controllers.

Reaction Control System in Command Module -- Electrical Power -- Inverter -- Telecommunications System -- Telecommunications Antennas -- S-Band Uplink Signal from the Earth -- S-Band Downlink Communications -- VHF Communications -- Environmental Control System -- Atmosphere Control -- Water Management -- Temperature Control -- Entry Monitor System -- Earth Landing System -- Chronology of an Earth Landing -- Bibliography -- 7: The Apollo Service Module -- Mechanical Configuration of Service Module -- Service Propulsion System (SPS) -- Reaction Control System -- Electrical Power System -- Fuel Cells -- Cryogenic Hydrogen and Oxygen Storage Tanks -- Oxygen Tank Explosion in Apollo 13 -- Scientific Instrument Module (SIM) Bay -- Bibliography -- 8: The Apollo Lunar Module -- Lunar Module Background -- Configuration of Descent Stage -- Life-Support Items -- Landing Gear -- Descent Rocket Engine -- Electrical Power in Descent Stage -- Configuration of Ascent Stage -- Control and Display Panels -- Instrument Panel 1 -- Instrument Panel 2 -- Electrical Power -- Guidance, Navigation, and Control Subsystem -- Primary Guidance and Navigation Section -- Computer Subsection -- Inertial Subsection -- Optical Subsection -- Abort Guidance Section -- Abort Sensor Assembly -- Abort Electronics Assembly -- Data Entry and Display Assembly (DEDA) -- Radar Subsystem -- Landing Radar -- Antenna Assembly -- Antennas -- Transmitters -- Receivers -- Electronics Assembly -- Frequency trackers -- Velocity and range data converter -- Signal data converter -- Rendezvous Radar -- Antenna Assembly -- Antenna -- Transmitter -- Transponder -- Received signal processing -- Electronic Assembly -- Reaction Control System -- Ascent Propulsion System -- Ascent from the moon -- LM Communications Subsystem -- VHF Communications -- S-Band Communications -- S-band antennas.

Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package -- Bibliography -- 9: Apollo Crew Personal Equipment -- Background of EMU and PLSS -- Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) -- Liquid Cooling Garment -- Pressure Garment Assembly -- Integrated Micrometeroid Garment -- Portable Life Support System -- Remote Control Unit -- Oxygen Purge System -- Buddy Life Support System -- Bibliography -- 10: Lunar Roving Vehicle and Exploration of the Moon -- Background of Lunar Roving Vehicle -- Performance of Lunar Roving Vehicles on the Moon -- Mechanical Configuration of the LRV -- Electrical Power -- Control of the LRV -- LRV Navigation System -- Communication with Houston During Sorties  of the LRV -- Lunar Communications Relay Unit (LCRU) -- Antennas Associated with the LCRU -- Ground-Commanded Television Assembly -- Exploration of Apollo 17 Using the LRV -- The Traverses of the Apollo 17 LRV -- Bibliography -- 11: Russian Launch Vehicles, Lunar Impactors, and Flybys -- Background of Russian Exploration of Space -- Russian Launch Vehicles for Lunar Spacecraft -- Luna 8K72 Launch Vehicle -- Molniya 8K78 Lunch Vehicle -- Proton-K Launch Vehicle -- N1 Launch Vehicle -- Lunar Impact Missions -- Lunar Flyby Missions -- Bibliography -- 12: Russian Soft Landers, Orbiters, and Rovers -- Lunar Landing Missions -- Landing Sequence -- Description of Luna 9 Spacecraft -- Description of Luna 13 Spacecraft -- Lunar Orbiter Missions -- Luna 10 -- Luna 11, Luna 12, and Luna 14 Spacecraft -- Lunar Sample Return Missions -- Sample Return Operations on the Moon -- Luna 20 -- Luna 24 -- Exploring the Moon with the Lunokhod Rovers -- Description of Lunokhod-1 -- Experiments Carried by Lunokhod-1 -- Soil penetration tests -- RIFMA spectrometer -- X-ray telescope -- Laser retroreflector -- Description of Lunokhod-2 -- Driving the Lunokhod Rovers -- Summary of the Rover Missions on the Moon.

Bibliography -- 13: Russian Manned Circumlunar Flight -- First Soviet Manned Spaceflight -- Circumlunar Spacecraft -- Description of L1 Spacecraft -- L1 Hardware Built and Flown -- Bibliography -- 14: Russian Manned Lunar Landing Endeavors -- Russian Manned Lunar Landing Spacecraft -- L3 Lunar Landing Spacecraft Assembly -- LOK Lunar Orbiter Spacecraft -- LK Lunar Lander -- Landing Sequence -- Development and Test of the LK Lander -- Development of the N1 Launch Vehicle -- Flight Testing of N1 Launch Vehicles -- First N1 flight -- Second N1 flight -- Third N1 flight -- Fourth N1 flight -- The Aftermath -- Bibliography -- Index.

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