Apollo 5 (21)
Pad 37-B (8)
Saturn-1B AS-204 (4)
1st Lunar Module Launch
Verify operation of Lunar Module ascent and descent propulsion systems. Evaluate Lunar
Module staging. Evaluate S-IVB instrument unit performance. All mission objects achieved.
January 22, 1968, 05:48:08 pm EST.
Launch Complex 37B, Eastern Test Range, Cape
Canaveral FL. Hold for 228 minutes when spacecraft water boiler temperature rose higher
than planned, caused by problem in GSE freon supply, and a power supply in an output
register in the digital data-acquisition system failed.
222km Apogee, 163km Perigee
Inclination: xxx degrees
Duration: Days, hours, min, seconds
Apogee was 222 km at insertion,
LM/S-IVB separation, and after first descent engine firing.
Apogee was raised to 961 km after first ascent engine firing. Perigee was 163 km at
insertion, 167km at separation, 171 after descent engine firing, and 172 km after ascent
LM-1 and nose cone.
08/15/66 - S-1 Stage ondock at KSC
08/15/66 - S-1B Stage ondock at KSC
08/06/66 - S-IVB ondock at KSC
08/16/66 - S-IU ondock at KSC
04/11/67 - Launch Vehicle at Pad
11/19/67 - Spacecraft at Pad
01/19/68 - Countdown demonstration
01/22/68 - Launch