MA-6 Orbit 2

AIR-GROUND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE MA-6 FLIGHT

Part 3


Transcript Legend
    CC - Capsule Communicator
     P - Pilot (astronaut)
    CT - Communications Technician
     S - Surgeon or medical monitor
    SY - Systems monitor
     R - Recovery personnel
    

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163
CANAVERAL (SECOND ORBIT)-Continued

01 33 44

7.4

CC

Friendship Seven, Cap Com. Would you give us the difficulty you've been having in yaw in ASCS? Over.

01 33 52

39.0

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. I'm going on fly-by-wire so I can control more accurately. It just started a s I got to Guaymas, and appears to be it drifts off in yaw, to the right at about 1° per second. It will go over to an attitude of about 20°, and hold at that and when it hits about a 20° point it then goes into orientation mode and comes back to zero, and it was cycling back and forth in that mode. I am on fly-by-wire now and controlling manually. Over.

01 34 32

5.4

CC

Roger. Understand. Do you have a retrofire time for 2 Bravo and 2 Charlie?

01 34 39

1.9

P

This is Friendship Seven. Negative.

01 34 41

12.2

CC

OK, 2 Bravo, 01 50 00; 2 Charlie, 02 05 59. Over.

01 34 57

20.6

P

Ah, this is Friendship Seven. Understand 1 Bravo is 01 plus 50 plus 00; 2 Charlie, correction 2 Bravo is 01 50 00, 2 Charlie is 02 plus 05 plus 59. Is that affirm?

01 35 09

2.1

CC

That is affirmative. Standby one, please.

01 35 27

13.2

P

This is Friendship Seven. What appears to have happened is, I believe, I have no one pound thrust in left yaw. So it drifts over out of limits and then hits it with the high thrust. Over.

01 35 41

3.8

CC

Roger, Seven, we concur here. Recommending you remain fly-by-wire.

01 35 45

1.8

P

Roger, remaining fly-by-wire.

01 35 56

7.0

CC

Seven, this is Cape. The President will be talking to you and while he is talking I'll be sending Z and R cal.

01 36 05

1.2

P

Ah-President.

01 36 07

0.9

CC

Go ahead, Mr. President.

01 36 47

1.7

P

This is Friendship Seven, standing by.

01 36 50

3.6

CC

Roger, Seven. Having a little difficulty. Start off with your 30 minute report.

01 36 54

39.4

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven, controlling manually on fly-by-wire, having no trouble controlling. Very smooth and easy; controls very nicely. Fuses are still the same on the left panel. Squib is, Squib is armed. Auto Retrojettison is off. ASCS is fly-by-wire, auto, gyro normal. All fuel, all "T" handles are in, Retro Delay is normal. I have beautiful view out the window of the coast at present time. Just departing. Can see the, way down across Florida. Cannot quite see the Cape yet.

01 37 35

0.3

CC

Roger.


22.4

P

Continuing with the report. No sequence panel lights showing. Only abnormal position. Landing bag is off. The EPI is indicating okay. Control fuel is 80 [percent] auto, 100 [percent] manual. Retrograde time set in is 04 plus 32 plus 28. Over.

01 38 00

1.3

CC

Roger, still rending you.

01 38 02

2.4

P

Roger. Are we in communication yet? Over.

01 38 06

1.0

CC

Say again, Seven.

01 38 08

5.1

P

Roger. I'll be out of communication fairly soon. I thought if the other call was in, I would stop the check. Over.

01 38 14

1.9

CC

Not as yet, we'll get you next time.

01 38 16

40.7

P

Roger. Continuing report. Cabin pressure 5.5 and holding nicely. Cabin air is 95 [degrees]; relative humidity, 20 [percent]; coolant quantity is 67 [percent]; temperature is 67 [degrees] on the suit; 5.8 on the pressure; steam temperature is 50 [degrees] and coming down slowly. Oxygen is 70-100 [percent]; amps, 22. Only really unusual thing so far beside ASCS trouble were the little particles, luminous particles around the capsule, just thousands of them right at sunrise over the Pacific. Over.

01 38 59

5.2

CC

Roger, Seven, we have all that. Looks like you're in good shape. Remain on fly-by-wire for the moment.

01 39 04

1.3

P

Roger. Friendship Seven.


BERMUDA (SECOND ORBIT)

01 39 09

1.7

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Bermuda Cap Com.

01 39 11

0.7

P

Go ahead, Bermuda.

01 39 13

1.8

CC

Roger, we read you 5 by 5.

01 39 15

2.0

CC

Seven, this is Cape. Go to Bermuda now.



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164

BERMUDA (SECOND ORBIT)-Continued

01 39 18

2.6

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. Go ahead, Bermuda.

01 39 24

4.5

CC

Roger, Friendship Seven. Your oculogyric test is due in a minute and 30 seconds.

01 39 29

7.8

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. I am controlling fly-by-wire, present time. I have no left yaw low thrust. Over.

01 39 38

1.9

CC

Roger, we understand all of your reports.

01 39 40

0.4

P

Roger.

01 40 19

0.9

CC

Friendship Seven. Bermuda.

01 40 20

1.4

P

Go ahead, Bermuda. Friendship Seven.

01 40 23

2.1

CC

Have you started your oculogyric test yet?

01 40 25

2.2

P

Negative, not yet. Just getting set at the present time.

01 41 00

1.7

CC

Friendship Seven, have you started your test yet?

01 41 02

2.4

P

This Friendship Seven. That's affirmative, starting now.

01 41 05

0.5

CC

Roger.

01 41 50

4.0

P

This is Friendship Seven. I can get no, no results from that at all.

01 42 05

2.0

P

Hello, Bermuda Cap Com. Friendship Seven. Over.

01 42 08

0.4

CC

Friendship Seven.

01 42 09

4.4

P

This is Friendship Seven. Oculo check being completed. Got no effects.

01 42 13

0.8

CC

. . . Com. Go ahead.

01 42 14

5.2

P

Bermuda Cap Com. Friendship Seven. I get no results from oculo check

01 42 20

1.3

CC

Cap Com. if you read, go ahead.

01 42 22

3.4

P

Bermuda, Friendship Seven. I get no results from oculo check. Over.

01 42 41

1.6

CC

Friendship Seven, Bermuda Cap Com on HF.

01 42 44

2.6

P

Bermuda, this is Friendship Seven. Do you receive me now? Over.

01 42 55

1.8

CC

Friendship Seven, Bermuda Cap Com. How do you read?

01 42 59

3.6

P

Hello, Bermuda Cap Com. Friendship Seven, HF. Do you receive me now? Over.

01 43 03

3.3

CC

On HF. What are the results of the oculogyric test, please?

01 43 07

3.7

P

Results negative. Get no effect at all, no effect a t all. Over.

01 43 11

2.6

CC

Roger. Understand no effects from oculogyric. Thank you.

01 43 14

0.7

P

That's affirmative.

01 43 38

2.2

CC

Friendship Seven, Bermuda Cap Com. Do you read?

01 43 41

2.1

P

Roger, Bermuda Loud and clear how me?

01 43 44

1.4

CC

Roger. We still are reading you loud and clear.

01 43 50

3.4

P

Roger. Friendship Seven getting ready for 1 plus 44 check.

01 44 01

14.4

P

This is Friendship Seven broadcasting blind to Mercury Network on from just off the east coast over middle Atlantic, check completed at 15.

01 44 17

7.4

CC

. . . testing on HF G.m.t. 16 31 59 MARK. I read the capsule weak, but readable. Cape, out.



(CNV)


01 44 31

6.7

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Bermuda Cap Com on HF. We did not read the capsule. G.m.t. 16 32 15.


CANARY (SECOND ORBIT)

01 44 41

11.5

CC

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is CYI. The time now 16 32 26. We are reading you loud and clear; we are reading you loud and clear. CYI.

01 44 57

10.7

P

This is Friendship Seven on UHF. As I went over recovery area that time, I could see a wake, what appeared to be a long wake in the water. I imagine that's the ships in our recovery area.

01 45 09

5.8

CC

Friendship Seven, We do not read you, do not read you. Over.

01 45 17

9.6

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Kano. At G.m.t. 16 33 00. We do not. . . . This is Kano. Out.



(KNO)


01 46 38

4.0

CT

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is CYI Com Tech. Over.

01 46 46

6.7

P

Hello, Canary. Friendship Seven. Receive you loud and a little garbled. Do you receive me? Over.

01 46 55

4.3

CT

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is CYI Com Tech. Over.

01 47 01

4.0

P

Hello, Canary, Friendship Seven. I read you loud and clear. How me? Over.

01 47 25

3.7

CT

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is CYI Com Tech. Over.

01 47 30

5.4

P

Hello, CYI Com Tech. Friendship Seven. How do you read me? Over.

01 47 48

4.2

CT

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is CYI, CYI Com Tech. Do you read? Over.

01 47 54

4.0

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven, CYI. I read you loud and clear. Over.

01 48 15

4.8

CT

Friendship Seven. Friendship Seven. this is CYI Com Tech, CYI Com Tech. Do you read? Over.

01 48 20

2.9

P

Hello, CYI Com Tech. Roger, read you loud and clear.


165
CANARY (SECOND ORBIT)-Continued

01 48 26

5.3

CT

Friendship Seven, this is CYI Com Tech. Read you loud and clear also, on UHF, on UHF. Standby.

01 48 32

1.3

P

Roger. Friendship Seven.

01 48 51

5.6

CC

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Canary Cap Com. How do you read? Over.

01 48 58

3.3

P

Hello, Canary Cap Com. Friendship Seven. I read you loud and clear. How me?

01 49 02

11.9

CC

I read you loud and clear. I am instructed to ask you to correlate the actions of the particles surrounding your spacecraft with the actions of your control jets. Do you read? Over.

01 49 15

5.1

P

This is Friendship, Seven. I did not read you clear. I read you loud but very garbled. Over:

01 49 22

15.5

CC

Roger. Cap asks you to correlate the actions of the particles surrounding the vehicle with the reaction of one of your control jets. Do you understand? Over.

01 49 39

4.1

P

This is Friendship Seven. I do not think they were from my control jets, negative. Over.

01 49 52

2.2

CC

Roger, I understand.

01 49 58

5.9

CC

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Canary Cap Com. Please complete your status report.

01 50 06

8.7

P

This is Friendship Seven. My status is excellent. I have control of capsule on fly-by-wire at present time. Control fuel is 80-100 [percent]; oxygen, 69-100 [percent]; amps, 22. over.

01 50 25

8.0

CC

Understand your auto fuel is 80 [percent], your manual fuel is 100 [percent], Main O2 is 69 [percent], secondary O2 is 100 [percent]. Over.

01 50 35

1.7

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven.

01 60 40

2.2

CC

Friendship Seven, would you take a deep breath?

01 50 43

1.6

P

Roger. Friendship Seven. Deep breath.

01 50 50

0.5

CC

That's good.

01 50 52

6.3

P

This is Friendship Seven. Have Cape Verde Islands in sight t o my left. Over.

01 50 59

1.0

CC

Roger, I understand.

01 51 04

2.9

CC

Friendship Seven, your medical status is excellent.

01 51 08

1.1

P

Roger. Friendship Seven.

01 51 15

6.4

P

This is Friendship Seven. The sun coming through the window is very warm where it hits the suit. I get quite a bit of heat from it.

01 51 23

0.5

CC

Roger, I understand.

01 51 28

3.8

CC

Friendship Seven, are you going through your day horizon cheek?

01 51 33

1.6

P

This is Friendship Seven. Say again.

01 51 36

2.8

CC

Are you going through the day horizon check?

01 51 42

8.6

P

This is Friendship Seven. Negative, not at present time. I am going to start into a yaw right very shortly. Over.

01 51 52

1.0

CC

Roger, I understand.

01 51 55

3.1

P

This is Friendship Seven. Correction: will do day horizon check now.

01 51 59

1.2

CC

Roger. Standing by.

01 52 09

3.4

P

Friendship Seven, coming up to 14°.

01 52 24

1.5

CC

When are you coming up?

01 52 29

0.4

CC

. . . coming up . . . .

01 52 31

2.5

P

Say again. You're very garbled. This is Friendship Seven.

01 52 34

3.9

CC

Roger. We have you at 3° on the ground on TM readouts.

01 52 39

1.7

P

Roger. Friendship Seven.

01 52 44

1.7

CC

We have you about 14 [degrees].

01 52 54

4.2

P

This is Friendship Seven. I have no problem at all controlling on the horizon Over.

01 53 00

3.7

CC

Roger, understand you have no problem at all controlling with the horizon.

01 53 05

0.8

P

That's affirmative.

01 53 22

1.2

P

This is Friendship Seven.


ATLANTIC SHIP (SECOND ORBIT)

01 53 26

0.8

CC

Friendship Seven, I read you.

01 53 30

3.5

CC

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is ATS Cap Com. Over.

01 53 34

2.1

P

Hello, ATS Cap Com. Loud and clear; how me?


166
ATLANTIC SHIP (SECOND ORBIT)-Continued

01 53 38

3.2

CC

Roger, Friendship Seven. You are loud and clear, also.

01 53 48

5.5

P

This is Friendship Seven. My troubles in yaw appear to have largely reversed.

01 53 54

1.1

CC

Friendship Seven, we just lost . . . .

01 53 56

2.6

CC

Roger. Troubles appear to have reversed. Over.

01 53 59

12.7

P

That is affirmative. At one time, I had no left low thrust in yaw, now that one is working, and I now have no low right thrust in yaw. Over.

01 54 14

4.9

CC

Roger, no right yaw, low thrust. Over.

01 54 20

5.1

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. Starting 180° yaw right. Over.

01 54 26

4.5

CC

Roger. Starting 180° yaw light. Standing by, go ahead.

01 55 07

0.8

CC

MARK 50°.

01 55 10

1.7

P

This is Friendship Seven. Say again.

01 55 13

1.8

CC

My mark was on 50 degrees.

01 55 15

0.6

P

Roger.

01 55 27

0.8

CC

MARK, a hundred.

01 55 29

0.5

P

Roger.

01 55 52

6.0

P

This is Friendship Seven. Have yawed 165 [degrees], holding orbit attitude in roll and pitch. Over.

01 55 59

4.3

CC

Roger, I confirm, confirm your values. Over.

01 56 05

1.2

P

Roger. Friendship Seven.

01 56 12

3.2

P

This is Friendship Seven, holding 180° in yaw. Over.

01 56 17

3.3

CC

Roger, holding 180° in yaw.

01 56 27

1.6

P

This is Friendship Seven.

01 56 33

1.0

CC

Go ahead, Friendship Seven.

01 56 35

5.2

P

This is Friendship Seven. I like this attitude very much, so you can see where you're going. Over.

01 56 41

3.4

CC

Roger, say you liked your attitude? Over.

01 56 45

1.4

P

Say again, please. Over.

01 56 49

6.0

CC

Friendship Seven, this is ATS Cap Com, suggest you . . . . Over.

01 57 01

4.2

P

This is Friendship Seven. I have a loose bolt floating around inside the periscope.

01 57 13

3.6

CC

Did not read, did not read. Say again, say again.

01 57 25

3.5

P

This is Friendship Seven, yawing back to orbit attitude. Over.

01 57 29

3.3

CC

Roger, coming back to orbit attitude. Over.


KANO (SECOND ORBIT)

01 57 38

2.7

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Kano Cap Com, standing by.

01 57 42

2.3

P

Hello, Kano. Roger. Hear you loud and clear.

01 57 50

6.3

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Kano. Any time you're ready, we'd like your status report. We hear you loud and clear, also.

01 57 59

9.6

P

Roger, Kano. This is Friendship Seven. I am presently returning to orbit attitude from 180° yaw check. Over.

01 58 08

9.5

CC

Roger, Friendship Seven. We marked that your part of the transmission pretty clearly over ATS, and understand you like the old attitude.

01 58 18

4.5

P

Negative, I like the forward-facing attitude much better. Like, . . . .

01 58 24

5.0

CC

But, how is your status, and your station report?

01 58 29

12.2

P

This is Friendship Seven. My status is good. Control fuel is 76-100 [percent]; oxygen, 68-100 [percent]; amps, 25. Over.

01 58 44

10.8

CC

Roger, Friendship Seven. We are monitoring your inverters. Your 150-volt inverter 200°, your 250, 180°-180°.

01 58 57

1.1

P

Roger. Friendship Seven.

01 59 10

9.8

CC

Friendship Seven, we have telemetry solid and check all your systems out okay. We will remind you to start pre-darkside check list as soon as you lose contact with us.

01 59 20

1.0

P

Roger. Friendship Seven.

01 59 23

2.1

P

This is Friendship Seven, back in orbit attitude. Over.

01 59 26

2.3

CC

Roger, understand back in orbit attitude.

01 59 29

1.3

P

This is Friendship Seven. That's affirm.

01 59 32

8.9

P

This is Friendship Seven. I now have control in low thrust to the left. I do not have control in low right thrust. Over.

01 59 42

6.5

CC

Roger. Confirm you have control in low thrust to the left, but n o control in low thrust to right.

01 59 49

1.6

P

That is affirmative. Friendship Seven.


167
KANO (SECOND ORBIT)--Continued

01 59 51

3.9

CC

We will inform MCC. Have you any other comments or queries?

01 59 55

5.4

P

Negative. Friendship Seven. I'm in orbit attitude. I'll try and go back on ASCS and see if it works. Over.

02 00 02

1.3

CC

Roger. Will stand by.

02 00 03

0.4

P

Roger.

02 00 28

2.6

P

This is Friendship Seven. The capsule appears . . . .

02 00 38

2.5

CC

Friendship Seven, your last transmission was interrupted.

02 00 41

7.9

P

This is Friendship Seven. The capsule appears to be holding in ASCS okay, but I believe we are off in yaw. Do you confirm? Over.

02 00 50

0.6

CC

Standby.

02 00 53

3.7

CC

Our signal shows you are sitting at zero in yaw.

02 01 03

16.2

P

This is Friendship Seven. I'm going to depart from flight plan for a moment and try end work this out a little better here, we are drifting in yaw. I am cutting automatic yaw off. And, and will control manually in yaw temporarily. Over.

02 01 20

5.0

CC

Roger, we still confirm you are holding in yaw, at, as last TM check.

02 02 28

4.6

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Kano Cap Com. I do not think I can read you, handing over to Zanzibar.

02 02 37

1.5

P

Roger, this is Friendship Seven.


ZANZIBAR (SECOND ORBIT)

02 02 49

6.1

CT

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven this is Zanzibar Com Tech, transmitting on HF UHF. Do you read? Over.

02 02 56

1.8

P

Roger, Zanzibar. Friendship Seven.

02 03 10

6.3

CT

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Zanzibar Com Tech, transmitting on HF UHF. Do you read? Over.

02 03 16

3.8

P

Roger, Zanzibar. Read you loud and clear; how me? Over.

02 03 30

2.8

P

Zanzibar Com Tech. this is Friendship Seven. Over.

02 03 40

1.0

P

Zanzibar Com Tech.

02 03 42

5.2

CT

Friendship Seven, this is Zanzibar Com Tech transmitting on HF UHF. Do you read? Over.

02 03 47

3.6

P

Roger, Zanzibar. Friendship Seven. Hear you loud and clear; how me?

02 04 08

3.7

P

Zanzibar, this is Friendship Seven. Do you receive? Over.

02 04 14

8.8

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Zanzibar Cap Com, reading you weak but readable. We have solid telemetry contact. Report your status. Over.

02 04 22

37.2

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. My status: I am on ASCS, it is not holding all the time. My trouble in yaw has reversed. During the first part of the flight, when I had trouble over the west coast of the United States, I had a problem with the yaw, with no low thrust to the left: now I have thrust in that direction but do not have low thrust to the right. When the capsule drifts out in that area, it hits high thrust and drops into orientation mode, temporarily. Over.

02 05 01

7.5

CC

Roger, Friendship Seven. This is Zanzibar Cap Com. Continue with your 30-minute report. Over.

02 05 13

1:30.2

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. Thirty-minute report follows: Head movements cause no nausea or no bad feelings at all. I am surprised that I can look as close to the sun as I can; the sun is shining directly on my face at present time, and all I have to do is to shade my eyes with my eyebrow. All fuse switches are still as previously reported on left panel. ASCS Mode Select is normal, auto, gyro normal; Squib is armed, Auto Retrojettison is off. All "T" handles are in except manual and I have it pulled so that I can immediately go to manual as a backup in case the ASCS malfunctions further. The Rescue Aids are normal. Landing bag is off. All other sequence panel items are in normal position. Control fuel is 68-100 [percent], repeat, 68-100. EPI is indicating my approximate position. Time from launch is 02 plus 06 plus 30 MARK. Retrograde time for [area] H is still set for 04 plus 32 plus 28. I would like to know if Canaveral wants me to reset that into the clock. Over.

02 06 45

2.2

P

To reset the correct time on the clock. Over.

02 06 50

1.4

CC

Standby one, Friendship Seven.

02 06 53

0.5

P

Roger.

02 07 03

7.9

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Zanzibar Cap Com. We don't have word from Canaveral instructing us to instruct you to change the clock at this time.


168
ZANZIBAR (SECOND ORBIT)-Continued

02 07 11

2.1

P

Roger, Roger.

02 07 20

2.7

CC

Friendship Seven, continue with 30-minute report.

02 07 24

54.2

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. Thirty-minute report continues. Cabin pressure is 5.6 and holding. Cabin temperature is 95 [degrees] and dropping slowly. The relative humidity is 20 [percent], coolant quantity is 67 [percent], and suit environment temperature is 68 [degrees], pressure is 5.8. Steam temperature is 47 [degrees], and I'm turning that down a little bit more now. Oxygen is 68-100 percent; amps, 22; voltages: main 24, 25, 25, 25; standby one, 25, 25. Cabin excess water light is on, turning that one down. Over.

02 08 20

1.8

CC

Roger, Friendship Seven. Continue.

02 08 23

1.1

P

Roger. Friendship Seven.

02 O8 27

3.5

P

Standby one, I need to reorient the capsule. We're getting too far out. Over.

02 08.32

0.4

CC

Roger.

02 08 40

46.3

P

This is Friendship Seven. Sun, I want to make a mark here when the sun goes down. Sun is on the horizon at the present time, a brilliant blue out from each side of it. And I'll give a mark at the last. The sun is going out of sight. Ready now, MARK (2:09:06). There's a brilliant blue out on each side of the sun, horizon to horizon almost. I can see a thunderstorm down below me somewhere, and lightning.

02 09 44

8.4

P

And I am not night adapted right now, so I cannot see any of the zodiacal light.

02 09 56

9.0

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Zanzibar Cap Com. Contingency time for Area 2 Delta, 02 38 31. Did you copy? Over.

02 10 07

2.0

P

Say again, contingency area time. Over.

02 10 10

3.3

CC

02 38 31. Over

02 10 14

2.2

P

02 38 31, Roger.

02 10 20

5.1

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Zanzibar Cap Com. Please comment an reach accuracy and visual acuity. Over.

02 10 26

27.4

P

Right, visual acuity is good. I have no problem reading the charts, no problem with the astigmatism at all. I am having no trouble at all holding attitudes either. I'm still on fly-by-wire. I'm on normal ASCS but I'm backing it up with manual at present time. Over.

02 10 56

4.3

CC

Roger, Friendship Seven. We have intermittent pitch ignore.

02 11 02

11.7

CC

The inverter temperatures are 205° for fans inverted 190° for ASCS inverter. We are losing telemetry contact. Stand by to contact IOS, Zan.

02 11 15

1.1

P

Roger. Friendship Seven.

02 11 33

5.1

P

This is Friendship Seven, Zanzibar. Does Cape recommend any action on inverters? Over.

02 12 04

3.9

P

This is Friendship Seven. Have a lot of lightning under me at the present time.

02 12 50

9.1

P

This is Friendship Seven. I still have very bright light along the horizon; orange at the bottom, yellowish layer, the" blue, then very dark on top.


INDIAN OCEAN SHIP (SECOND ORBIT)

02 13 18

5.7

CT

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Indian Com Tech on HF and UHF How read? Over.

02 13 24

18.9

P

This is Friendship Seven. I read you okay, Indian Com Tech. This is Friendship Seven. I am on straight manual control at present time. I have 92 percent fuel. Over on, on manual, auto fuel is at 64 [percent]. Over.

02 13 57

8.1

CC

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Indian Cap Com. You are fading in and out. Say again your fuel positions. Over.

02 14 00

3.1

P

This is Friendship Seven. Standby one.

02 14 04

0.8

CC

Roger standing by.

02 14 10

9.9

P

This is Friendship Seven. Capsule dropped into orientation mode again on ASCS. I took it over manually and am reorienting at present time. Over.

02 14 21

2.7

CC

Roger, understand you're reorienting in manual. Over.

02 14 24

15.5

P

Right, it dropped into orientation mode. I have fuel quantity warning light on in automatic. I'm okay at present time. Have capsule under control and using manual. over.

02 14 36

3.3

CC

Roger, understand. Will you give me a list of your consumables, please? Over.

02 14 40

1.1

P

Roger. Standby one.

02 14 45

15.7

P

This is Friendship Seven. Fuel, 62-90 [percent]; oxygen, 68-100 [percent]; amps, 20. over.


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INDIAN OCEAN SHIP (SECOND ORBIT)-Continued

02 15 02

3.0

CC

Roger, Roger. You're coming in loud and clear, loud and clear. Over.

02 15 06

8.5

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. I have good night horizon check, can control okay on night horizon.

02 15 18

0.9

CC

Roger, understand.

02 15 28

4.4

CC

Friendship Seven, this Indian Cap Com. Can you see any constellations and identify them? Over.

02 15 33

9.9

P

This is Friendship Seven. Affirmative. I'm pitching up at present time to try and identify some of them. At capsule attitude in orbit, you can't see very much of the sky. Over.

02 15 44

1.1

CC

Roger. understand.

02 16 OS

4.8

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Indian Cap Com. Are you prepared to copy your retrosequence time? Over.

02 16 15

2.1

P

This is Friendship Seven. Standby one.

02 16 18

0.4

CC

Roger.

02 17 19

3.9

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Indian Cap Com. Be advised we have flare ignition. Over.

02 17 24

4.9

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven. Do not have it in sight; cloud cover solid underneath. Over.

02 17 30

1.1

CC

Roger, understand.

02 18 13

5.3

P

This is Friendship Seven. IOS, do you have any indication of fuel temperatures? Over.

02 18 20

0.8

CC

Standby one.

02 18 45

10.1

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Indian Cap Com. We read 95° on auto fuel temp, 95° on manual fuel temp. Standby one.

02 19 01

0.4

P

Roger.

02 19 03

3.3

CC

We read 65° on manual fuel temp. Over.

02 19 07

3.0

P

Roger, understand 65° on manual fuel temp.

02 19 12

8.9

CC

That is affirmative. We have message from MCC for you to keep your Landing Bag switch in off position, Landing Bag switch in off position. Over.

02 19 21

1.4

P

Roger. This is Friendship Seven.

02 19 25

3.1

CC

Roger. Are you prepared to copy retrosequence times? Over.

02 19 28

0.6

P

Standby one.

02 19 31

1.5

P

Okay. Friendship Seven.

02 19 35

4.1

CC

Roger. Do you have Area 2 Delta time, Area 2 Delta? Over.

02 19 39

1.3

P

Friendship Seven. Negative.

02 19 41

8.8

CC

Roger. Area 2 Delta time is 2 hours, 38 minutes, 31 seconds. I say again, 2 hours, 38 minutes, 31 seconds. Over.

02 19 50

2.6

P

Roger. Friendship Seven. 2 plus 38 plus 31.

02 19 54

5.9

CC

Roger. Area 2 Echo is 2 hours plus 48 minutes plus 59 seconds.

02 20 00

0.5

P

Say,

02 20 02

2.4

CC

48 minutes, plus 59 seconds. Over.

02 20 05

3.3

P

2 hours plus 48 minutes plus 59 seconds for 2 Echo

02 20 10

11.1

CC

Roger. End of orbit area Golf is 3 hours plus 00 minutes plus 39 seconds, I say again, 3 hours plus 00 minutes plus 39 seconds. Over.

02 20 23

4.2

P

Roger. 03 plus 00 plus 39 seconds.

02 20 27

1.2

CC

Roger, that is affirmative.

02 20 37

4.2

CC

Friendship Seven, this is Indian Cap Com. Have you noticed any constellations yet? Over.

02 20 41

12.7

P

This is Friendship Seven. Negative. I have some problems here with ASCS. My attitudes are not matching what I see out the window. I've been paying pretty close attention to that; I've not been identifying stars. Over.

02 20 55

0.9

CC

Roger, understand.


MUCHEA (SECOND ORBIT)

02 21 19

6.8

CT

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Muchea Com Tech. Friendship Seven, this is Muchea Com Tech. Do you read?

02 21 28

2.5

P

Hello, Muchea Com Tech, Friendship Seven. Over.

02 21 45

6.9

CT

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Muchea Com Tech. Have your telemetry. Muchea Com Tech. Do you read?

02 21 51

4.0

P

Hello, Muchea Com Tech. Friendship Seven. Read you loud and clear; how me?


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MUCHEA (SECOND ORBIT)-Continued

02 22 14

5.9

CC

Friendship Seven, Friendship Seven, this is Muchea Com Tech. Friendship Seven, this is Muchea Com Tech. Do you read? Over.

02 22 24

5.7

P

Hello, Muchea Com Tech, Friendship Seven. I read you loud and clear; how me?

This is a verbatim transcription of the MA-6 flight communications taken from the spacecraft onboard tape recording. This is therefore a complete transcript of the communications received and transmitted by Astronaut Glenn.
In a few cases, the communications do not agree with post flight detailed analysis of telemetered and recorded data. No attempt has been made to correct the transcript, and, therefore, the technical papers should be considered authoritative in the event of conflict.
In the table, column one is the elapsed time from the launch of the spacecraft in hours, minutes, and seconds that the communiqué was initiated. Column two is the duration in seconds of the communiqué. Column three identifies the communicator as follows:
CC-Capsule (spacecraft) Communicator at the range station
P -Pilot (astronaut)
CT-Communications Technician at the range station
S -Surgeon or medical monitor at the range station
SY-Systems monitor at the range station
R -Recovery personnel
All temperatures are given as °F; all pressures are in pounds per square inch, absolute (psia); fuel, oxygen, and coolant quantities are expressed in remaining percent of total nominal capacities; retrosequence times are expressed in hours, minutes, and seconds (i.e., 04 32 47 means 4 hours, 32 minutes, and 47 seconds from instant of lift-off).
Within the text, a series of dots (. . .) were used to designate times where communiqués could not be deciphered. The station in prime contact with the astronaut and the orbit number are designated at the initiation of communications with that station.