SP-4208 LIVING AND WORKING IN SPACE: A HISTORY OF SKYLAB

 

Appendix A

Summary of the Missions

 

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Skylab 1
(orbital cluster)
Skylab 2
(1st crew)

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Skylab 3
(2d crew)

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Skylab 4
(3d crew)

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Totals

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Launch

14 May 1973
1:30 p.m. EDT
25 May 1973
9:00 a.m. EDT

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28 July 1973
7:11 a.m. EDT

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16 Nov. 1973
9:01 a.m. EST

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Return

11 July 1979
12:37 p.m. EDT
22 June 1973
9:49 a.m. EDT
25 Sept. 1973
6:19 p.m. EDT
8 Feb. 1974
11:17 a.m. EDT

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Vehicles

Saturn V SA- 513
(2 stages)
Saturn IB
SA-206, CSM-116
Saturn IB
SA-207, CSM-117
Saturn IB
SA-208, CSM-118

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Orbital inclination

50°

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Orbital parameters (km)

431.5 X 433.7

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Orbital period

93 min approx.

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Mission duration

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28 days 49 min

59 days 11 hr 9 min

84 days I hr 14 min

171 days 13 hr 12 min

Number of revolutions (manned)

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404

858

1214

2476

Distance traveled (km, manned)

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18 500 000

39 400 000

55 500 000

113 400 000

Crews

Commander

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Capt. Charles Conrad, Jr., USN

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Capt. Alan L. Bean, USN

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Lt. Col. Gerald P. Carr, USMC

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Scientist-Pilot

Cmdr. Joseph P. Kerwin, MC, USN

Owen K. Garriott, Ph.D.

Edward G. Gibson, Ph.D.

Pilot

Cmdr. Paul J. Weitz, USN

Maj. Jack R. Lousma, USMC

Lt. Col. William R. Pogue, USAF

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Man-hour Utilization

Hours

%

Hours

%

Hours

%

Hours

%

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Sleep, rest, off duty

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675.6

34.9

1224.5

31.2

1846.5

30.5

3746.6

31.4

Experiments

392.2

20.2

1081.5

27.6

1563.2

25.8

3036.9

25.6

Pre-sleep, post-sleep, meals

477.1

24.7

975.7

24.9

1384.0

23.0

2836.8

23.8

Physical training, hygiene

56.2

2.9

202.2

5.2

384.5

6.4

642.9

5.4

Housekeeping

103.6

5.3

158.4

4.0

298.9

4.9

560.9

4.7

Other

232.5

12.0

279.7

7.1

571.4

9.4

1083.6

9.1

Totals

1937.2

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3922.0

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6048.5

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11907.7

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Experiment Performance

Hours

%

Hours

%

Hours

%

Hours

%

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Solar astronomy

117.2

29.9

305.1

28.2

519.0

33.2

941.3

31.0

Life science

145.3

37.0

312.5

28.9

366.7

23.5

824.5

27.1

Earth resources

71.4

18.2

223.5

20.7

274.5

17.6

569.4

18.8

Astrophysics

36.6

9.4

103.8

9.6

133.8

8.6

274.2

9.0

Engineering & technology

12.1

3.1

117.4

10.9

83.0

5.3

212.5

7.0

Comet Kohoutek

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156.0

10.0

156.0

5.1

Materials science

5.9

1.5

8.4

0.8

15.4

1.0

29.7

1.0

Student experiments

3.7

0.9

10.8

1.0

14.8

0.9

29.3

1.0

Totals

392.2

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1081.5

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1563.2

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3036.9

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Data Returned

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Solar astronomy, frames

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28 739

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24 942

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73 366

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127 047

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Earth resources, frames

9 846

16 800

19 400

46 046

Earth resources, meters of tape

13 716

28 529

30 480

72 725

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Extravehicular Activity
Standup 25 May 73
37 min

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EVA 1, 6 Aug 73
6 hr 29 min

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EVA 1, 22 Nov 73
6 hr 33 min

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EVA 1, 7 Jun 73
3 hr 30 min
EVA 2, 24 Aug 73
4 hr 30 min
EVA 2, 25 Dec 73
7 hr 1 min
EVA 2, 19 Jun 73
1 hr 44 min
EVA 3, 22 Sep 73
2 hr 45 min
EVA 3, 29 Dec 73
3 hr 28 min

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EVA 4, 8 Feb 74
5 hr 19 min

Totals

5 hr 51 min

13 hr 44 min

22 hr 21 min

41 hr 56 min

SOURCE: MSFC Skylab Mission Report-Saturn Workshop (NASA TM X 64814, Oct. 1974), P. 3-39; Roland W. Newkirk and Ivan D. Ertel, with Courtney G. Brooks, Skylab: A Chronology (NASA SP-4011, 1977), PP. 362-64.


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