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[85] TABLE 4.-Apollo Science Experiments

 

The science experiments carried on each Apollo mission are more numerous and also more complex than those carried on the previous missions None of the Apollo 11 experiments is operating today (December 1971) About half of the Apollo 12 experiments still operate and all of the Apollo 14 and Apollo 15 experiments are operating. We expect that many of the experiments will continue to send data to the Earth for several years after the end of the Apollo Program,

At the time of writing this booklet (December 1971), the choice of landing site for Apollo 17 has not yet been entirely settled. Alphonsus though is the leading contender.

 

Experiment

Mission and landing site

A11

Sea of Tranquility

A12

Ocean of Storms

A13

Mission aborted

A14

Fra Mauro

A15

Hadley-Apennine

A16

Descartes

A17

(Alphonsus)

Number

Orbital experiments

S-158

Multi-Spectral Photography

-

X

-

-

-

-

-

S-176

CM Window Meteoroid

-

-

-

X

X

X

X

S-177

UV Photography-Earth and Moon

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

S-178

Gegensehein from Lunar Orbit

-

-

X

X

X

X

-

S-160

Gamma-Ray Spectrometer

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

S-161

X-Ray Fluorescence

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

S-162

Alpha Particle Spectrometer

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

S-164

S-Band Transponder (CSM/LM)

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

S-164

S-Band Transponder (Subsatellite)

-

-

-

-

X

X

X

S-165

Mass Spectrometer

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

S-169

Far UV Spectrometer

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

S-170

Bistatic Radar

-

-

X

X

X

X

-

S-171

IR Scanning Radiometer

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

S-173

Particle Shadows/Boundary Layer (Subsatellite)

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

S-174

Magnetometer (Subsatellite)

-

-

-

-

X

X

-

S-209

Lunar Sounder

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

.

Surface experiments

S-031

Passive Seismic

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

S-033

Active Seismic

-

-

-

X

-

X

-

S-034

Lunar Surface Magnetometer

-

X

-

-

X

X

-

S-035

Solar Wind Spectrometer

-

X

-

-

X

-

-

S-036

Suprathermal Ion Detector

-

X

-

X

X

-

-

S-037

Heat Flow

-

-

X

-

X

X

X

S-038

Charged Particle Lunar Env

-

-

X

X

-

-

-

S-058

Cold Cathode Ion Gauge

-

X

-

X

X

-

-

S-059

Lunar Field Geology

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

S-078

Laser Ranging Retro-Reflector

X

-

-

X

X

-

-

S-080

Solar Wind Composition

X

X

X

X

X

X

-

S-151

Cosmic-Ray Detection (Helmets)

X

-

-

-

-

-

-

S-152

Cosmic Ray Detector (Sheets)

-

-

-

-

-

X

-

S-184

Lunar Surface Closeup Photography

-

X

X

-

-

-

-

S-198

Portable Magnetometer

-

-

-

X

-

X

-

S-199

Lunar Gravity Traverse

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

S-200

Soil Mechanics

-

-

-

X

X

X

X

S-201

Far UV Camera/Spectroscope

-

-

-

-

-

X

-

S-202

Lunar Ejecta and Meteorites

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

S-203

Lunar Siesmic Profiling

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

S-204

Surface Electrical Properties

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

S-205

Lunar Atmospheric Composition

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

S-207

Lunar Surface Gravimeter

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

M-515

Lunar Dust Detector

-

X

X

X

X

-

-

.

Neutron Flux Monitor (Proposed)

-

-

-

-

-

-

X


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