Apollo 8 Ascent Phase

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event

 

 

 

 

GET

(hhh:mm:ss)

 

 

 

 

Altitude

(n mi)

 

 

 

 

Range

(n mi)

 

 

Earth

Fixed

Velocity

(ft/sec)

 

 

Space

Fixed

Velocity

(ft/sec)

 

 

 

Event

Duration

(sec)

 

 

 

Geocentric

Latitude

(deg N)

 

 

 

 

Longitude

(deg E)

Space

Fixed

Flight

Path

Angle

(deg)

 

Space

Fixed

Heading

Angle

(E of N)

Liftoff

000:00:00.67

0.032

0.000

2.2

1,340.7

 

28.4470

-80.6041

0.00

90.00

Mach 1 achieved

000:01:01.45

3.971

1.297

1,076.3

2,078.4

 

28.4526

-80.5805

26.79

85.21

Maximum dynamic pressure

000:01:18.9

7.252

3.545

1,735.4

2,754.7

 

28.4645

-80.5398

29.56

82.43

S-IC center engine cutoff*

000:02:05.93

22.398

22.704

5,060.1

6,213.78

132.52

28.5581

-80.1934

24.527

76.572

S-IC outboard engine cutoff

000:02:33.82

35.503

48.306

7,698.0

8,899.77

160.41

28.6856

-79.7302

20.699

75.387

S-IC/S-II separation*

000:02:34.47

35.838

49.048

7,727.36

8,930.15

 

28.6893

-79.7168

20.605

75.384

S-II engine cutoff

000:08:44.04

103.424

812.267

21,055.6

22,379.1

367.85

31.5492

-65.3897

0.646

81.777

S-II/S-IVB separation*

000:08:44.90

103.460

815.159

21,068.14

22,391.60

 

31.5565

-65.3338

0.636

81.807

S-IVB 1st burn cutoff

000:11:24.98

103.324

1,391.631

24,238.3

25,562.43

156.69

32.4541

-54.0565

-0.001

88.098

Earth orbit insertion

000:11:34.98

103.326

1,430.363

24,242.9

25,567.06

 

32.4741

-53.2923

0.0006

88.532

 

*Only the commanded time is available for this event.

 

 

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