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1st Lunar Module Launch 

Mission Objective

Verify operation of Lunar Module ascent and descent propulsion systems. Evaluate Lunar Module staging. Evaluate S-IVB instrument unit performance. All mission objects achieved.

Launch

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.

Orbit

Altitude: 222km Apogee, 163km Perigee
Inclination: xxx degrees 
Orbits: (orbital) 
Duration: Days, hours, min, seconds 
Distance

Landing

No Recovery

Mission Highlights

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 engine firing. 

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Spacecraft

LM-1


Payload

LM-1 and nose cone. 


Milestones

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 Test

01/22/68 - Launch

 

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