- Pad 39-A (1)
- Saturn-V AS-501 (1)
- 1st Saturn V launch
- 1st Launch from Launch Complex 39-A
- Firing Room 1 (1)
- 06/19/67 - Launch vehicle at Pad
- 06/20/67 - Spacecraft at Pad
- 11/09/67 - Launch
- Demonstrate structural and thermal integrity and compatibility of
launch vehicle and spacecraft; confirm launch loads and dynamic
characteristics. Verify operation of command module heatshield
(adequacy of Block II design for reentry at lunar return conditions),
service propulsion system (SPS; including no ullage start), and selective
subsystems. Evaluate performance of emergency detection system in
open-loop configuration. Demonstrate mission support facilities and
operations needed for launch, mission conduct, and CM recovery. All
mission objectives achieved.
- November 9, 1967; 07:00:01 a.m. EST. Launch Complex 39-A Eastern
Test Range, Cape Canaveral FL. No Delays during countdown.
Launch Weight: xxx,xxx lbs.
- Altitude: 187km x 183km
- Inclination: xxx degrees
- Duration: 0 Days, 8 hours, 36 min, 59 seconds
- Distance: miles
- November 9, 1967, 03:37 pm EST. Landing in Atlantic Ocean at
30deg 06min North and 172 deg 32min West. Missed pland impact point
by only 16km. Landing Weight: xxx,xxx lbs.
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- During third orbit and after SPS engine burn, spacecraft coasted to
a simulated translunar trajectory, reaching an altitude of 18,079
kilometers. The AS-501 launch marked the initial flight testing of
the S-IC and S-II stages. The first stage S-IC performed accurately
with the center F-1 engine cutting off at 135.5 seconds and the
outboard engines cutting off at LOX depletion at 150.8 seconds when
the vehicle was traveling at 9660km/h at an altitude of 61.6km.
Stage seperation occured only 1.2 seconds off the predicted time.
Cutoff of the S-II occured at 519.8 seconds.
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