UAH Archives, Special Collections, and Digital Initiatives

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  • spc_jaco_001_007.pdf

    The program includes "Marshall Center Highlights" from the Center's first year, a message from director Wernher von Braun, a photograph of the Space Queen and Princesses, and a guide to the Center's buildings.
  • spc_lanc_000048.pdf
  • spc_sieb_001_016.pdf

    The pamphlet uses a cartoon character named "D. B. Noyes" to explain to the public "the nature and effects of the noise which Saturn makes during static firing tests."
  • spc_stnv_000010.pdf

    Drawn by Don Sprague at the Huntsville Engineering section of Boeing.
  • spc_stnv_000005.pdf

    Shown left to right: David Christensen, Melvin Kranzberg, Irving B. Holley, Jr., Rudolf Hermann, and Fred Ordway.
  • spc_stnv_000055.pdf

    This paper presents a discussion of a hybrid simulation used to dynamically verify the Saturn Guidance and Control subsystems. First, the Saturn vehicle is briefly described to provide background information. The Instrument Unit (IU) is considered in more detail to give a proper setting for the Guidance and Flight Control (G and FC) discussion that follows. After a brief description of the actual G and FC System operation, simulation models of the G and FC components are considered in detail. This is followed by a discussion of the model assignment to a particular computer (digital or analog) and justification for making that assignment. Finally, results of the AS-204/LM1 hybrid simulation studies are briefly considered with mention of the actual flight data.
  • spc_stnv_000056.pdf

    Paper given at the AIAA Guidance and Control Conference, August 12-14, 1963, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • spc_stnv_000058.pdf

    The introduction notes, "The Saturn V launch vehicle is being developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's George C. Marshall Space Flight Center for Project Apollo; Saturn I and Saturn IB vehicles are providing the early testing and support for Project Apollo. The nerve center of the Saturn is its guidance and control system. An airborne digital computer provides the link which closes both the guidance and control loops,making verification of the flight computer program of vital importance. During a powered flight this onboard digital computer program can be divided into four major parts:a) guidance, including navigation, b) control, c) vehicle sequencing, and d) computer telemetry."
  • spc_stnv_000062.pdf

    This copy has handwritten notes that change the title to read, "Analog Simulation of Uprated Saturn I Stage Propulsion System Dynamic Characteristics." The abstract notes, "The purpose of this paper is to present the techniques and logic employed in the development of an analog computer model to simulate Saturn IV first stage propulsion system dynamic characteristics. Restraints, problem areas, and major assumptions are included."
  • spc_stnv_000066.pdf

    The report covers June 30, 1967 through June 27, 1968: Contract NAS8-5608, Schedules 1 and 1A, July 27, 1968. Prepared by J. P. Delaloye, Management Reporting and Analysis; Supervised by D. G. Valentine, Management Reporting and Analysis; Approved by R. F. Terry, Program Reports; D. H. Creim, Michoud, Program Planning and Reporting Manager; E. K. Cooper, S-IC Program Executive.
  • spc_stnv_000068.pdf
  • spc_stnv_000070.pdf

    The chart includes diagrams, mission statistics, crew, and notes. There is an additional copy in the David Christensen Collection.
  • spc_stnv_000071.pdf

    The press kit includes documentation on the Command and Service Module, Lunar Module, Saturn V launch vehicle, astronauts, and mission descriptions. Release No. 69-68.
  • spc_stnv_000072.pdf

    Prepared by the Lunar Surface Operations Office, Mission Operations Branch, Flight Crew Support Division.
  • spc_stnv_000073.pdf
  • spc_stnv_000074.pdf

    The press conference was given at Cape Royal News Center in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, April 3, 1968, at 3:30 PM. Participants: William C. Schneider, Apollo Mission Director, NASA; George M. Low, Apollo Spacecraft Manager, NASA; Clifford Charlesworth, Apollo 6 Flight Director, Manned Spacecraft Center, NASA; Dr. Arthur Rudolph, Saturn V Program Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA; Rocco A. Petrone, Apollo 6 Launch Director, Kennedy Space Center, NASA; Col. Royce Olson, USAF, Director DOD Manned Spaceflight Support Office, Patrick AFB; Chris Kraft, Director of Flight Operations, Manned Spacecraft Center.
  • spc_stnv_000119.pdf

    Prepared by A. W. Dryden, Quality Engineer, Quality Engineering, Reliability Assurance, Space Systems Center, Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., Huntington Beach, California. Presented to the 21st Annual Technical Conference for the American Society for Quality Control, Chicago, Illinois. 30 May to 2 June 1967.
  • spc_stnv_000130.pdf

    This updated edition of the Astrionics System Handbook instructs, "The enclosed pages change, delete, or supplement the information in the Astrionics System Handbook (1 August 1965). Insert these pages and destroy the pages they replace."
  • spc_stnv_000130.pdf

    Includes change pages. Contract NAS8-14000. Second revised edition. V66-15610. NASA-CR71607. The introduction notes, "This second revised edition of the Astrionics System Handbook has been developed under the direction and overall supervision of Dr. Rudolf Decher of the Astrionics Systems Engineering Office. This description of the Saturn Astrionics System has been generated by personnel of the Astrionics Laboratory, the staff of the Astrionics Systems Engineering Office, and by personnel of the International Business Machines Corporation working under Contract NAS8- 14000. The handbook will be updated and expanded as it becomes necessary due to changes or refinements in the system concept and hardware. Sections not contained in the first release of this document will be made available within three months." Signed by Ludie G. Richard, Chief, Systems Engineering Office, Astrionics Laboratory. The document is missing pages in the following locations: Chapters 8, 9, 12. Sections 15.2, 15.3, 15.4-1 thru 15.4-16, 15.5-1 thru 15.5-2, 15.5-5 thru 15.5-8.
  • spc_stnv_000134.pdf

    The abstract notes, "This paper describes the Automatic Saturn V Page Test System. The system is used to evaluate microminiature Unit Logic Device (ULD) circuits. A page is an assembly consisting of a magnesium- lithium frame, an input-output connector, test points, and multilateral printed circuit boards that interconnect the IUDs into logic circuits. The test system automatically performs tests for shorted voltages and shorted diodes, static logic function, and pulse function."
  • spc_stnv_000147.pdf

    For release Thursday P.M., January 11, 1968.
  • spc_stnv_000149.pdf
  • spc_lanc_0000042.pdf
  • spc_lanc_000044.pdf
  • spc_lanc_000045.pdf
  • spc_lanc_000046.pdf
  • spc_lanc_000047.pdf
  • spc_horn_000065_000085.pdf

    The summary notes, "In 1960, research work was begun to develop new guidance concepts for the Saturn space vehicles. [...] This paper presents the basics of the Iterative Guidance Law developed for Saturn launch vehicles to meet these new requirements of space age guidance. The development of the Iterative Guidance Law and the results and ideas presented in this paper are due primarily to Mr. Helmut J. Horn and his associates in the Dynamics Analysis and Flight Mechanics Division of the Aero-Astrodynamics Laboratory." Marked "Research Review, OK" in the upper right corner of the first page. The document includes corrections and additions to the text in red pencil.
  • Casecomp_091907132002.pdf

    "The Case for Compatibility" is a paper by Robert L. Smith, Jr., who worked in Quality and Reliability Assurance Laboratory at George C. Marshall Space Flight Center. The summary states, "Ever since the use of missiles and space launch vehicles began, questions have existed in every program regarding the similarity between upstream (e.g., manufacturing, static firing ) and launch site checkout equipment. Programs have existed which utilized nearly identical equipment for both uses; other programs have existed in which any resemblance of the equipment was probably coincidental. Many factors have entered the final decisions, not the least of which were economic and schedule considerations, and, in some instances, the organizational structure of the developer."
  • chrysatustory_062707124831.pdf

    The document is a booklet created as part of the NASA/Chrysler Corporation Space Division manned flight awareness program. It discusses Chrysler's role in manufacturing and testing the Saturn and includes photographs and diagrams of Saturn stages, operations at Michoud, testing, and future missions. The section headings included in this booklet are "Chrysler and the Saturn," "Saturn at Michoud," "The Voyage of Saturn," "Saturn Firings," and "Saturn's Missions."
  • spc_stnv_000079.pdf

    This document contains a transcription of the pre-launch press conference for Apollo 4. It includes the questions asked and answers given by participants Dr. Robert C. Seamans, Dr. George E. Mueller, Major General Samuel C. Phillips, Dr. Kurt H. Debus, and Dr. Wernher von Braun.
  • spc_stnv_000080.pdf

    According to the summary found on page 1, this document "presents a brief and concise description of the AS-204/LM-1 Apollo Saturn Space Vehicle." The information within the document allows readers to follow the timeline of the space vehicle's lift-off and journey to space.
  • spc_stnv_000089.pdf

    This message for the Apollo Program Director contains a report of the Apollo launch vehicles, problem that occurred, and actions required. The photocopy is difficult to read.
  • spc_stnv_000090.pdf

    This message for the Apollo Program Director contains a report of the Apollo launch vehicles, problem that occurred, and actions required. The photocopy is difficult to read.
  • spc_stnv_000092.pdf

    According to the preface, "This handbook provides KSC management personnel with general information relative to the Apollo-Saturn program. Emphasis is placed on Saturn launch facilities and related support equipment. Saturn vehicle parameters are included for general information.
  • spc_stnv_000106.pdf

    Presented at the AIAA/AAS Stepping Stones to Mars Meeting, this paper compares the "payload velocity spectrum for existing and future missions" with Saturn V capabilities.
  • spc_stnv_000108.pdf

    This paper focuses on an approach for achieving high reliability within the Navigation, Guidance, and Control systems of the Saturn class launch vehicles.
  • spc_stnv_000109.pdf

    This paper includes the equations for the bending moment of a launch vehicle with the effects of bending and sloshing dynamics. It also includes a comparison between the bending moment response envelope of the measure winds and the bending moment response of the MSFC synthetic wind profile.
  • spc_stnv_000110.pdf

    This paper, presented at the fifth annual Reliability and Maintainability Conference in New York City, contains a "prime contractor's reliability program for components/parts for the Douglas S-IVB stage project." These parts include special flight critical items and their complementary reliability engineering program plan is outlined in this paper.
  • spc_stnv_000114.pdf

    This artist's rendering of the RL10-powered Saturn S-IV stage is depicted as heading toward deep space after separation from the booster. The drawing is accompanied with a brief description of the Saturn S-IV.
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