Ascent Data[1]

 

 

Apollo 7

Apollo 8

Apollo 9

Apollo 10

Apollo 11

Apollo 12

Apollo 13

Apollo 14

Apollo 15

Apollo 16

Apollo 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Staging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pad Azimuth (deg East of North)

100

90.0

90.0

90.0

90.0

90.0

90.0

90.0

90.0

90.0

90.0

Flight Azimuth (deg East of North)

72

72.124

72.0

72.028

72.058

72.029

72.043

75.558

80.088

72.034

91.503

Mach 1 - GET (sec)

62.15

61.48

68.2

66.8

66.3

66.1

68.4

68.0

65.0

67.5

67.5

Mach 1 Altitude (ft)

25,034

24,128

25,781

25,788

25,736

25,610

26,697

26,355

25,663

26,019

26,221

Maximum Bending Moment - GET (sec)

73.1

74.7

79.4

84.6

91.5

77.5

76

76

80.1

86.5

79

Maximum Bending Moment (lbf-in)

7,546,000

60,000,000

86,000,000

88,000,000

33,200,000

37,000,000

69,000,000

116,000,000

80,000,000

71,000,000

96,000,000

Maximum q - GET (sec)

75.5

78.9

85.5

82.6

83.0

81.1

81.3

81.0

82.0

86.0

82.5

Maximum q Altitude (ft)

39,903

44,062

45,138

43,366

44,512

42,133

40,876

40,398

44,971

47,122

42,847

Maximum q  (lb/ft2)

665.60

776.938

630.73

694.232

735.17

682.95

651.63

655.80

768.58

726.81

701.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-IC Stage Burn (S-IB Apollo 7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration (sec)

147.31

160.41

169.06

168.03

168.03

168.2

170.3

170.6

166.1

168.5

168.1

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration - GET (sec)

140.10

153.92

162.84

161.71

161.71

161.82

163.70

164.18

159.56

161.78

161.20

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration - (ft/sec2)

137.76

127.46

123.75

126.21

126.67

125.79

123.36

122.90

127.85

122.90

124.51

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration - (g)

4.28

3.96

3.85

3.92

3.94

3.91

3.83

3.82

3.97

3.82

3.87

Maximum Earth-Fixed Velocity - GET (sec)

144.6

154.47

163.45

161.96

162.30

162.18

164.10

164.59

160.00

162.5

162.0

Maximum Earth-Fixed Velocity (ft/sec)

6,490.1

7,727.36

7,837.89

7,835.76

7,882.9

7,852.0

7,820.9

7,774.9

7,387.6

7,779.5

7,790.0

Apex - GET (sec)

259.4

266.54

266.03

266.87

269.1

275.6

271.7

271.8

277.562

270.973

273.689

Apex - Altitude (n mi)

64.4

64.69

59.23

60.61

62.1

66.4

63.1

62.9

68.8

63.1

64.9

Apex - Range (n mi)

132.6

175.70

172.37

172.90

176.8

181.4

176.0

174.5

182.9

174.8

177.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-II Stage Burn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration (sec)

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367.85

371.06

388.59

384.22

389.14

426.64

392.55

386.06

394.34

395.06

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration - GET (sec)

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524.14

536.31

460.69

460.70

460.83

537.00

463.17

459.56

461.77

461.21

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration - (ft/sec2)

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59.71

64.34

58.46

58.53

58.79

53.31

58.10

57.58

56.00

56.00

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration - (g)

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1.86

2.00

1.82

1.82

1.83

1.66

1.81

1.79

1.74

1.74

Maximum Earth-Fixed Velocity GET (sec)

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524.90

536.45

553.50

549.00

553.20

593.50

560.07

550.00

560.0

560.6

Maximum Earth-Fixed Velocity (ft/sec)

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21,068.14

21,441.11

21,317.81

21,377.0

21,517.8

21,301.6

21,574.5

21,601.4

21,550.9

21,567.6

Apex - GET (sec)

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560.34

593.58

597.21

587.0

581.7

632.2

600.2

553.225

584.122

574.527

Apex - Altitude (n mi)

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104.21

102.50

102.31

101.9

103.2

103.0

102.4

95.2

93.7

93.3

Apex - Range (n mi)

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934.06

1,026.36

1,035.06

1,005.9

985.3

1,098.8

1,032.2

888.9

978.7

946.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-IVB First Burn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration (sec)

469.79

156.69

123.84

146.95

147.13

137.31

152.93

137.16

141.47

142.61

138.85

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration - GET (sec)

616.9

685.08

664.74

703.84

699.41

693.99

750.00

700.66

694.67

706.21

702.65

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration (ft/sec2)

82.22

23.10

25.72

22.60

22.08

22.21

21.85

21.62

21.00

21.59

21.46

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration (g)

2.56

0.72

0.80

0.70

0.69

0.69

0.68

0.67

0.65

0.67

0.67

Maximum Earth-Fixed Velocity - GET (sec)

619.3

685.50

674.66

703.84

709.33

703.91

750.50

710.56

704.67

716.21

712.70

Maximum Earth-Fixed Velocity (ft/sec)

24,208.4

24,244.26

24,246.39

24,240.09

24,243.8

24,242.3

24,243.1

24,221.8

24,242.4

24,286.1

24,231.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-IVB Second Burn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration (sec)

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317.72

62.06

343.06

346.83

341.14

350.85

350.84

350.71

341.92

351.04

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration - GET[2]

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002:55:55.61

004:46:57.68

002:39:10.66

002:50:03.11

002:53:04.02

002:41:37.23

002:34:23.34

002:55:53.61

002:39:18:42

003:18:27.64

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration (ft/sec2)

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49.77

39.90

47.90

46.65

47.74

46.23

46.56

45.01

45.64

45.44

Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration (g)

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1.55

1.24

1.49

1.45

1.48

1.44

1.45

1.40

1.42

1.41

Maximum Earth-Fixed Velocity - GET

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002:55:56.00

004:46:58.20

002:39:11.30

002:50:03.50

002:53:04.32

002:41:37.80

002:34:23.67

002:55:54.00

002:39:20.0

003:18:28.5

Maximum Earth-Fixed Velocity (ft/sec)

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34,178.74

26,432.58

34,251.67

34,230.3

34,063.0

34,231.0

34,194.9

34,236.9

34,269.0

34,202.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-IVB Third Burn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration (sec)

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242.06

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Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration - GET

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006:08:53.00

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Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration (ft/sec2)

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54.40

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Maximum Total Inertial Acceleration (g)

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1.69

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Maximum Earth-Fixed Velocity - GET

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006:11:23.50

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Maximum Earth-Fixed Velocity (ft/sec)

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29,923.49

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[1]Compiled from Saturn V launch vehicle flight evaluation reports, Apollo/Saturn V postflight trajectory reports, and mission reports.

[2]GET is expressed as hours:minutes:seconds (hhh:mm:ss) for the S-IVB second and third burns.

 

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