Event Title

Aria Deployment Model

Location

Cocoa Beach, Florida

Start Date

3-4-1967 12:00 AM

Description

A deployment model has been designed to determine the flight plans for Apollo Range Instrumentation Aircraft (ARIA) in support of the translunar injection phase of Apollo missions. The major objective of developing this model was to envision the operational factors necessary to meet the ARIA support requirements under various conditions. A discussion of the model would be incomplete without a brief description of the ARIA, its mission, and the translunar injection parameters associated with Apollo missions.

There are eight Apollo Range Instrumentation Aircraft in various stages of completion whose mission will be to support NASA/ Apollo and advanced Department of Defense missions. The aircraft are converted C-135s with UHF and S-band telemetry and other communication equipment. They will act as relay stations between the spacecraft and ground stationso In Apollo/Saturn V lunar missions, the ARIA will be deployed to obtain data during the translunar injection and the reentry. The term "Injection" will designate the event of changing from an earth parking orbit to a translunar trajectory. In the earth parking orbit, the spacecraft will use the S-IVB stage to transfer it from the parking orbit to the translunar trajectory. The data interval ARIA must support is three minutes prior to S-IVB reignition, the S-IVB burn period which is approximately six minutes, and one minute after S-IVB engine cutofL

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Apr 3rd, 12:00 AM

Aria Deployment Model

Cocoa Beach, Florida

A deployment model has been designed to determine the flight plans for Apollo Range Instrumentation Aircraft (ARIA) in support of the translunar injection phase of Apollo missions. The major objective of developing this model was to envision the operational factors necessary to meet the ARIA support requirements under various conditions. A discussion of the model would be incomplete without a brief description of the ARIA, its mission, and the translunar injection parameters associated with Apollo missions.

There are eight Apollo Range Instrumentation Aircraft in various stages of completion whose mission will be to support NASA/ Apollo and advanced Department of Defense missions. The aircraft are converted C-135s with UHF and S-band telemetry and other communication equipment. They will act as relay stations between the spacecraft and ground stationso In Apollo/Saturn V lunar missions, the ARIA will be deployed to obtain data during the translunar injection and the reentry. The term "Injection" will designate the event of changing from an earth parking orbit to a translunar trajectory. In the earth parking orbit, the spacecraft will use the S-IVB stage to transfer it from the parking orbit to the translunar trajectory. The data interval ARIA must support is three minutes prior to S-IVB reignition, the S-IVB burn period which is approximately six minutes, and one minute after S-IVB engine cutofL

 

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