S-IVB Solar Trajectory[1]

 

 

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S-IVB Closest Approach To Moon

 

 

 

 

 

GET

069:58:55.2

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078:51:03.6

078:42

085:48

KSC Date

24 Dec 1968

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21 May 1969

19 Jul 1969

18 Nov 1969

GMT Date

24 Dec 1968

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21 May 1969

19 Jul 1969

18 Nov 1969

KSC Time

05:49:55 a.m.

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07:40 p.m.

04:14 p.m.

01:10 a.m.

KSC Time Zone

EST

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EDT

EDT

EST

GMT Time

10:49:55

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23:40

20:14

06:10

Lunar Radius of Closest Approach  (n mi)

1,620

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2,619

2,763

4,020

Altitude Above Lunar Surface (n mi)

682

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1,680

1,825

3,082

Velocity Increase Due To Lunar Gravity (n mi/sec)

0.79

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0.459

0.367

0.296

 

 

 

 

 

 

S-IVB Solar Orbit Conditions

 

 

 

 

 

Semi-Major Axis (n mi)

77,130,000

74,848,893

77,740,000

77,260,000

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Eccentricity

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0.07256

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Aphelion (n mi)

79,770,000

80,280,052

82,160,000

82,000,000

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Perihelion (n mi)

74,490,000

69,417,732

73,330,000

72,520,000

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Inclination (deg)

23.47

24,390

23.46

0.3836[2]

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Period (days)

340.8

325.8

344.88

342

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[1]Compiled from Saturn V launch vehicle flight evaluation reports.

[2] Measured with respect to the ecliptic.

 

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