SP-4012 NASA HISTORICAL DATA BOOK: VOLUME III
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS 1969-1978
 

 

Table 2-38. Apollo 10 Characteristics

 

Date of launch (ETR launch complex #):

May 18, 1969 (39B)

Official mission designation:

AS-505

Spacecraft designation (Name):

SM-106

CM-106 (Charlie Brown)

LM-4 (Snoopy)

Launch vehicle designation (class):

SA-505 (Saturn V)

Spacecraft weight (kg):

44 576

Spacecraft shape, dimensions (m):

see table 2-37

Crew:

Thomas P. Stafford, Commander; John W. Young, CM pilot; Eugene A. Cernan, LM pilot

Backup crew:

L. Gordon Cooper, Commander; Donn F. Eisele, CM pilot; Edgar D. Mitchell, LM pilot

Apogee/perigee at insertion (km):

190 x 184.5

No of earth orbits:

1.5

Period:

approx. 90 min.

Lunar orbit parameters (km):

111.1 x 316.7 at insertion; 111.1 x 111.1, circularized

No. of lunar orbits:

31

Length of mission:

192:03:23 (8+ days)

Mission events (date, time, ground elapsed time):

.

launch

May 18

11:49:00 a.m. EST

00:00:00

S-IC engine cutoff

.

11:51:42

00:02:42

Sell engine cutoff

11:58:13

00:09:13

earth orbit insertion

12:00:54 p.m.

00:11:54

translunar injection

2:28:21

02:39:21

CSM -S-IVB separation

2:51:42

03:02:42

CSM-LM docking

3:06:37

03:17:37

lunar orbit insertion

May 21

3:44:54 p.m.

75:55:54

separation maneuver

May 22

2:36:17 p.m.

98:47:17

transearth injection

May 24

5:25:29 a.m.

137:36:29

CM-SM separation

May 26

11:22:26 a.m.

191:33:26

splashdown

.

11:52:23

192:03:23

EVA time:

N/A

Earth landing coordinates:

15°2'S, 164°39'W (Pacific O.)

Recovery ship:

USS Princeton (crew onboard in 39 min.)

Mission objectives:

Demonstrate crew-vehicle support facilities performance during a manned lunar orbit mission; evaluate LM performance in cislunar-lunar environments.

Results:

All objectives were achieved, confirming all aspects of a lunar landing mission except for the actual descent. In a low altitude pass, the LM came within 14 000 meters of the moon.

Reference: MSC, "Apollo 10 Mission Report," MSC-00126, Aug. 1969.


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