Apollo 15 Lunar Orbit Phase

 

 

 

 

Event

 

 

GET

(hhh:mm:ss)

 

 

Altitude

(n mi)

Space

Fixed

Velocity

(ft/sec)

 

Event

Duration

(sec)

 

Velocity

Change

(ft/sec)

 

 

Apolune

(n mi)

 

 

Perilune

(n mi)

Lunar orbit insertion ignition

078:31:46.70

86.7

8,188.6

 

 

 

 

Lunar orbit insertion cutoff

078:38:25.06

74.1

5,407.5

398.36

3,000.1

170.1

57.7

Descent orbit insertion ignition

082:39:49.09

55.3

5,491.7

 

 

 

 

Descent orbit insertion cutoff

082:40:13.62

54.9

5,285

24.53

213.9

58.5

9.6

Descent orbit trim ignition

095:56:44.70

56.4

5,276.9

 

 

 

 

Descent orbit trim cutoff

095:57:15.10

50.1

5,314.8

30.40

3.2

60.3

8.8

LM undocking and separation

100:39:16.2

7.4

5,553.6

 

 

 

 

CSM orbit circularization ignition

101:38:58.98

57.1

5,276.5

 

 

 

 

CSM orbit circularization cutoff

101:39:02.65

55.8

5,352.3

3.67

68.3

65.2

54.8

LM powered descent initiation

104:30:09.4

5.8

5,560.2

 

 

 

 

LM powered descent cutoff

104:42:28.6

 

 

739.2

6813

 

 

CSM plane change ignition

165:11:32.74

61.8

5,318.1

 

 

 

 

CSM plane change cutoff

165:11:51.05

62

5,318.8

18.31

330.6

64.5

53.6

LM lunar liftoff ignition

171:37:23.2

54.8

5,357.1

 

 

 

 

LM ascent orbit cutoff

171:44:34.2

 

 

431.0

6,059

42.5

9.0

LM terminal phase initiation ignition

172:29:40.0

34.2

5,368.8

 

 

 

 

LM terminal phase initiation cutoff

172:29:42.6

 

 

2.6

72.7

64.4

38.7

CSM/LM docked

173:36:25.5

57

5,345.8

 

 

 

 

LM ascent stage jettisoned

179:30:01.4

57.5

5,342.1

 

 

 

 

CSM separation from LM

179:50

 

 

 

2

 

 

LM ascent stage deorbit ignition

181:04:19.8

61.5

5,318.9

 

 

 

 

LM ascent stage deorbit cutoff

181:05:42.8

61.8

5,196.0

83.0

200.3

 

 

CSM orbit shaping maneuver ignition

221:20:48.02

53.6

5,362.9

 

 

 

 

CSM orbit shaping maneuver cutoff

221:20:51.44

53.7

5,379.2

3.42

66.4

76.0

54.3

Subsatellite deployed

222:39:29.1

62.6

5,331.6

 

 

76.3

55.1

 

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