Phase 2: Earth Orbit

CommTech

… Houston COMM TECH. Canary COMM TECH.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston through Canary. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger. Reading you loud and clear. Our insertion checklist is complete, and we have no abnormalities.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. And I'd like to pass up your Delta azimuth correction at this time if you're ready to copy.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger. Go ahead. Ready to copy.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Okay. Delta azimuth correction is plus 0.22, that is plus 0.22, and we do recommend the P52 alignment. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. We'll go ahead with the P52, and detecting angle plus 0.22.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. And your LOS time at Canary is 23 37. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. One minute to LOS Canary; AOS at Tananarive 37 04 in VHF Simplex Alfa. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. Coming up on LOS Canary; AOS Tananarive at 37 04, Simplex Alfa. Houston. Out.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston through Tananarive. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Apollo 11, this is Houston through Tananarive. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 11. Read you on VHF A Simplex. How do you read? Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger, 11. This is Houston. We're reading you loud and fairly clearly. For your information, Canary radar shows you in a 103.0 by 103.0 orbit. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

… We're just coming into the terminator here.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. One minute to LOS Tananarive; AOS Carnarvon is at 52 15. Over.

CommTech

TAN LOS.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston through Carnarvon. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. Loud and clear. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger, 11. We're reading you the same. Both the booster and the spacecraft are looking good to us. Over.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Houston, Apollo 11. Would you like to copy the alignment results?

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Okay. NOUN 71: we used 30 and 37, four balls 1; NOUN 93: plus 00016, plus 00033, plus 00152; GET 00 48 15; check star 34. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. Say again check star.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy. And the angles look good.

Michael Collins (CMP)

And tell Glenn Parker down at the Cape that he lucked out.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Understand. Tell Glenn Parker he lucked out.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Yes. He lucked out. He doesn't owe me a cup of coffee.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

This is Houston. Roger. We'll pass it on.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. One minute to LOS Carnarvon; AOS at Honeysuckle 59 33. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. And we request you turn up S-band volume for the Honeysuckle pass.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Apollo 11, this is Houston on S-band. Radio check. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger, Houston. Apollo 11 reads you loud and clear.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

This is Houston. Roger. Reading you the same. Out.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. A little over 1 minute to LOS at Honeysuckle. You'll be AOS at Goldstone at 1 29 02; LOS at Goldstone 1 33 55. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger, Bruce. Thank you. We expect TV. We've got it all hooked up. We have not yet turned it on. We're ready to do that now.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. We copy. We'll be configured and waiting for whatever you want to send down.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston through Guaymas. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger, Houston. Reading you loud and clear.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. Reading you the same. Coming up on AOS Goldstone.

Buzz Aldrin (LMP)

Cecil B. deAldrin is standing by for instructions.

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Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. We are not receiving your FM downlink yet. We are standing by.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. We are receiving your FM downlink now. We are standing by for TV modulations on the signal.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, Apollo 11, this is Houston. Radio check. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger. Loud and clear. We think we are transmitting to you.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Okay. We are not receiving it yet, 11, although we have confirmed presence of your FM downlink carrier.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Which switches do you want us to confirm?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. You were just on the fringes of coverage from Goldstone. We have just had LOS at Goldstone, and we'd like to push on and get the PAD messages read up to you here shortly.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger. We are ready to copy.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. I am ready with your TLI-plus-90-minute abort PAD.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. I am ready with your TLI-plus-90-minute abort PAD.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger. Apollo 11 is ready to copy TLI plus 90.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. TLI plus 90, SPS G&N: 63481, minus 153, plus 132; GETI 004 10 25 38; NOUN 81, minus 04761, plus 00001, plus 53361; roll 180 193 000; HA is NA; plus 00203 53573 633 53349, sextant star 33 1578 122. The boresight star is not available. Latitude minus 0252, minus 02580 11887 34345 016 03 50. GDC align Vega and Deneb. Roll 071 291 341. No ullage, undocked. I have your P37 for TLI plus 5 hours. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. P37 format, TLI plus 5: 00744 6485, minus 165, 02506. Read back. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. TLI plus 90, SPS G&N: 63481, minus 153, plus 132, 004 10 25 38, minus 04761, plus 00001, plus 53361, 180 193 000, not applicable, plus 00203 53573 633 53349, 33 1578 122, not available, minus 0252, minus 02580 11887 34345 016 03 50. Vega and Deneb, 071 291 341. No ullage, undocked. P37, TLI plus 5: 00744 6485, minus 165 02506. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. Readback correct. For your information, Goldstone reports receiving approximately 1 minute of FM downlink carrier. We were getting ready to request you confirm on the S-band AUX switches, the S-band AUX tape switch to OFF and the S-band AUX TV switch to TV. Over.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

I confirm that that is the configuration we're in.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. Let us do a little more detective work here and we'll see if we can come up with something.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Houston, Apollo 11 is ready to go ahead with the—extend the docking probe, and ready to go with the RCS hot fire when you're ready to monitor. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. Go ahead with the probe, now.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. We're ready to—for the hot fire check when you're ready.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. We're ready 11. Go ahead.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger. Here's the pitch.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. We are seeing the pitch hot firing and it looks good.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger. Be advised that we are unable to hear them.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Have you seen all three axes fire?

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

We've seen pitch and yaw; we've not seen roll to date.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. I'll put in a couple more rolls.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Okay. We've got the roll impulses, and you're looking good here.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Roger. Houston, Apollo 11. We're standing by for a GO for sequence logic ON.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. Go ahead and we'll watch you on TM.

Neil Armstrong (CDR)

Okay. Sequence logic, two of them. Sequence logic 1 and 2 coming up and ON.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this Houston. You are GO for PYRO ARM.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. If you will give us P00 in ACCEPT, we have a state vector update for you.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. It will probably be another 10 or 15 seconds. We're going to go up through the Vanguard. When you are ready to copy, I have your TLI PAD.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. Ready to copy TLI PAD.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Roger. TLI: 23514 179 071 001, burn time 547 104356 35575. Roll for SEP 357 107 041, 301 287 319. TLI 10-minute abort pitch, 223. Read back. Over.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Roger. TLI PAD: 23514 179 071 001 547 104356 35575 357 107 041 301 287 319. TLI 10-minute abort pitch, 223. Over.

Bruce McCandless (CAPCOM)

Apollo 11, this is Houston. Roger. Would you read back DELTA-VC prime again? You were cut out by some noise.

Michael Collins (CMP)

Okay. Roger. I'm picking up the squeal here, also. DELTA-VC 104356. Over.