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

 

Table 2-39. Apollo 11 Characteristics

 

Date of launch (ETR launch complex #):

July 16, 1969 (39A)

Official mission designation:

AS-506

Spacecraft designation (name):

SM-107

CM-107 (Columbia)

LM-5 (Eagle)

Launch vehicle designation (class):

SA-506 (Saturn V)

Spacecraft weight (kg):

45 702

Spacecraft shape, dimensions (m):

see table 2-37

Crew:

Neil A. Armstrong, Commander; Michael Collins, CM pilot; Edward E. Aldrin, Jr., LM pilot

Backup crew:

James A. Lovell, Commander; William A. Anders, CM pilot; Fred W. Haise, LM pilot

Apogee/perigee at insertion (km):

190.6 x 192.1

No. of earth orbits:

1.5

Period:

approx. 90 min.

Lunar orbit parameters (km):

312.1 x 113.4 at insertion; 121.7 x 99.6, circularized

No. of lunar orbits:

30

Lunar landing coordinates:

0°39'N, 23°30'E (Sea of Tranquility)

Time on surface:

21:36:21

Lunar EVA time (# of excursions):

02:31:40 (1)

Length of mission:

195:18:35 (8+ days)

 

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

.

launch

July 16

8:32:00 a.m. EST

00:00:00

S-IC engine cutoff

.

8:34:42

00:02:42

Sell engine cutoff

8:41:08

00:09:08

earth orbit insertion

8:43:50

00:11:50

translunar injection

11:16:16

02:44:16

CSM-S-IVB separation

11:49:05

03:17:05

CSM-LM docking

11:56:03

03:24:03

lunar orbit insertion

July 19

12:21:50 p.m.

75:49:50

CSM-LM separation

July 20

1:11:53 p.m.

100:39:53

lunar landing

.

3:17:40

102:45:40

begin EVA

9:39:33

109:07:33

first step on surface

9:56:15

109:24:15

end EVA

July 21

12:11:13 a.m.

111:39:13

lunar liftoff

.

12:54:01 p.m.

124:22:01

LM-CSM docking

4:34:00

128:03:00

LM jettison

7:01:01

130:30:01

transearth injection

11:54:42

135:23:42

CM-SM separation

July 24

11:21:13 a.m.

194:49:13

splashdown

.

11:50:35

195:18:35

Earth landing coordinates:

13°19'N, 169°09'W (Pacific O.)

Recovery ship:

USS Hornet (crew onboard in 63 min.)

Mission objectives:

Perform a manned lunar landing and return; conduct scientific experiments; collect soil and rock samples for return to earth.

Results:

All mission objectives were achieved. Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon on July 20, followed by Aldrin; Collins remained in the orbiting CSM. The crew collected 21 kg of lunar surface material to be returned for analysis and conducted other scientific and photographic tasks on the surface during their 2-hour EVA period.

Reference: MSC, "Apollo 11 Mission Report," MSC-M171, Nov. 1969.


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