LM Ascent and Ascent Stage Lunar Impact

 

 

Apollo 11

Apollo 12

Apollo 14

Apollo 15

Apollo 16

Apollo 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LM Ascent

 

 

 

 

 

 

GET

124:22:00.79

142:03:47.78

141:45:40

171:37:23.2

175:31:47.9

185:21:37

KSC Date

21 Jul 1969

20 Nov 1969

06 Feb 1971

02 Aug 1971

23 Apr 1972

14 Dec 1972

GMT Date

21 Jul 1969

20 Nov 1969

06 Feb 1971

02 Aug 1971

24 Apr 1972

14 Dec 1972

KSC Time

01:54:00 p.m.

09:25:47 a.m.

01:48:42 p.m.

01:11:23 p.m.

08:25:47 p.m.

05:54:37 p.m.

KSC Time Zone

EDT

EST

EST

EDT

EST

EST

GMT Time

17:54:00

14:25:47

18:48:42

17:11:23

01:25:47

22:54:37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LM Ascent Stage Lunar Impact

 

 

 

 

 

 

GET

---

149:55:17.7

147:42:23.7

181:29:37.0

---

193:17:20.8

KSC Date

---  

20 Nov 1969

06 Feb 1971

02 Aug 1971

---  

15 Dec 1972

GMT Date

---  

20 Nov 1969

07 Feb 1971

03 Aug 1971

---  

15 Dec 1972

KSC Time

---

05:17:17 p.m.

07:45:25 p.m.

11:03:37 p.m.

---

01:50:20 a.m.

Time Zone

---

EST

EST

EDT

---

EST

GMT Time

---

22:17:17.7

00:45:25.7

03:03:37.0

---

06:50:20.8

Selenocentric Latitude (deg N)

---

-3.94

-3.42

26.36

---

19.96

Selenocentric Longitude (deg E)

---

-21.20

-19.67

0.25

---

30.50

Selenocentric Latitude

---

3 56 24 S

3 25 12 S

26 21 21 N

---

19 57 58 N

Selenocentric Longitude

---

21 12 00 W

19 40 01 W

0 15 00 E

---

30 29 23 E

Velocity (ft/sec)

---

5,512

5,512

5,577

---

5,479

Mass (lbm)

---

5,254

5,077

5,258

---

4,982

LM Ascent Stage Lunar Impact Energy (ergs)

---

3.36x1016

3.25x1016

3.44x1016

---

3.15x1016

Angle From Horizontal (deg)

---

3.7

3.6

3.2

---

4.9

Heading Angle (deg)

---

305.85

282

284

---

283

Crater Diameter (calculated) (ft)

---

29.9

29.6

30.2

---

---

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distance To Target (n mi)

---

35

7

12

---

0.7

Distance to LM Descent Stage Landing Site (n mi)

---

41.0

36

50

---

4.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distance to Seismic Stations (n mi)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 12

---

39

62

610

---

945

Apollo 14

---

---

36

566

---

863

Apollo 15

---

---

---

50

---

416

Apollo 16

---

---

---

---

---

532

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azimuth to Seismic Stations (deg)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apollo 12

---

112

096

036

---

064

Apollo 14

---

---

276

029

---

061

Apollo 15

---

---

---

276

---

098

Apollo 16

---

---

---

---

---

027

 

Compiled from Saturn V launch vehicle flight evaluation report and mission report for each flight. Times are when signals received on Earth. Actual landing site coordinates based on International Astronomical Union (IAU) Mean Earth Polar Axis coordinate system as described in the Journal of  Geophysical Research, vol. 105, pages 20,227 to 20,280, 2000.

Deorbit maneuver was not possible and LM ascent stage remained in lunar orbit for about one year. No impact information is available.

 

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