ALSEP Documents

 

The documents in this archive are related to the development, deployment, and operation of the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP) on the lunar surface. This archive includes daily status reports about the operation of ALSEP on the Moon, but it does not include the scientific data generated by these experiments. Experiment results are available from the National Space Science Data Center.

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  • Mitchell, James K. (James Kenneth), 1930-; Goodman, Richard E.; Houston, William N.; Witherspoon, P. A., Jr. (Paul Adams), 1919-2012 (University of California, Berkeley, Geotechnical Engineering, 1969-02-20)
    The objectives of the research under this contract are to define geological and engineering problems associated with lunar exploration that depend on the knowledge of the mechanical properties of soil and rock for solution ...
  • Breezy, T. A. (Bendix Aerospace Systems Division, 1974)
    Since deployment of the Apollo 17 ALSEP, the Lunar Ejecta and Meteorite Experiment (LEAM) has experienced a recurring anomalous event associated with elevated temperatures. The Lunar Atmospheric Composition Experiment ...
  • Breezy, T. A. (Bendix Aerospace Systems Division, 1972)
    Since deployment of the Apollo 16 ALSEP, only the passive seismic experiment has experienced a recurring anomalous event. This event appears to be cyclical in nature, resulting from the inexorable temperature changes that ...
  • Breezy, T. A. (Bendix Aerospace Systems Division, 1974)
    Due to the limited real-time support of the ALSEP packages, it is difficult to precisely track the anomalous events which occur. The Apollo ALSEP anomalies report appears as a monthly summarization publication. All previous ...
  • Urban, Joseph J.‏ (Bendix Aerospace Systems Division, 1972-02-15)
    Various parameters in the downlink telemetry of Apollo 14 ALSEP appear to be going through cyclic trends as a function of the sun angle and temperature changes that take place during a complete lunation cycle. It now appears ...
  • Urban, Joseph J.‏ (Bendix Aerospace Systems Division, 1972-03-15)
    Various parameters in the downlink telemetry of Apollo 12 ALSEP appear to be going through cyclic trends as a function of the sun angle and temperature changes that take place during a complete lunation cycle. It now appears ...
  • Urban, Joseph J.‏ (Bendix Aerospace Systems Division, 1972-08-15)
    Since deployment of the Apollo 15 ALSEP, various anomalous events have occurred within the package. Certain of these events appear to be cyclical in nature, resulting from the inexorable temperature changes that occur ...
  • Bland, D. A., Jr.; Blevins, R. V.; Olmsted, J. G.; Olmsted, R. J. (Manned Spacecraft Center, 1972)
    This Final Apollo 17 Lunar Surface Procedures Document is used to document the planning for lunar surface EVA operations on Mission J-3, to describe the crew equipment interface, and to document the manner in which the ...
  • Unknown author (Manned Spacecraft Center, 1970)
    In general the scope of the panel will be to provide an S&AD position on Lunar Surface Science Issues. These recommendations will be presented to Center Management for implementation by the mission planners and hardware ...
  • Malhotra, R. C. (Lockheed Electronics Company, Houston Aerospace Systems Division, 1972-02)
    Finite-focused lunar surface 60 mm Hasselblad Cameras for Apollo Mission 16 were calibrated on the Wild T-4 Goniometer
  • Unknown author (C. P. Goerz American Optical, 1965)
    During the first two months, materials were selected and the design of a high resolution, wide spectral range lens was carried nearly to completion. An investigation of requirements for artificial illumination showed the ...
  • Unknown author (Goerz Optical Company, Inc., 1965-06-04)
    The purpose of this study was to determine the optimum design for a hand held stereo camera considering the types of data to be taken, the environmental conditions, the limited dexterity of the space suited astronaut and ...
  • Holt, Henry E.; Jordan, J. A.; http://viaf.org/viaf/94939284 (U.S. Geological Survey, Center of Astrogeology, 1972-01)
    The Apollo 16 gnomon was photometrically calibrated at the Manned Spacecraft Center, Texas during December 2-3, 1971. The principal objective of the photometric calibrations is to permit the measurement of photometric ...
  • Holt, Henry E.; http://viaf.org/viaf/94939284; Jordan, Joanne A. (U.S. Geological Survey, Center of Astrogeology, 1972-01)
    The document contains the method of measurement, the calibration procedure, and reflectance data. Mostly charts.
  • Tiffany, O. L. (Bendix Systems Division, Bendix Corporation, 1965-03)
    The purpose of this Scientific Missions Support Study (SMSS) for Apollo Logistics Support System (ALSS) is to generate conceptual designs and operational descriptions of sample experiments and experiment support equipments ...
  • Tiffany, O. L. (The Bendix Corporation, Bendix Systems Division, 1965-03)
    The purpose of the Scientific Missions Support Study (SMSS) for ALSS is to generate conceptual designs and operational descriptions of sample experiments and experiment support equipments to be used on a MOLAB traverse ...
  • Kain, R. R.; Koppa, R. J.; Olmsted, J. G.; Montgomery, T. O. (Manned Spacecraft Center, 1971-12-15)
    This Preliminary Apollo 16 Lunar Surface Procedures document is used to document the planning for lunar surface EVA operations on Mission J-2, to describe the crew equipment interface, and to document the manner in which ...
  • Unknown author (Genonautics; Inc., 1964)
    The specific objective of the study is to recommend measurements, experiments, procedures and techniques, modifications to equipment, and data recording and handling, in order for the astronauts to perform First Order, ...
  • Young, John (John Watts), 1930-; Mattingly, T. Ken (Thomas Ken); Duke, Charlie, 1935-; Lovell, Jim (Manned Spacecraft Center, 1972)
    This is the transcription of the Apollo 16 Photographic and Scientific Debriefing conducted at the Manned Spacecraft Center Building 30 Auditorium May 9, 1972. The Apollo 16 astronauts were John W. Young, commander; Thomas ...
  • Unknown author (Bendix, 1969-12-31)
    The handwritten document contains the GMT, CMD and Events/Response/Remarks for ALSEP experiments. It covers December 31, 1969 (page 109) through December 31 1970 (page 462)

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