Apollo 16 Landing Site Imaged
08-03-07 , 18 Inch Reflector , Infinity 2-1M Camera
The Text Listed Below Is Provided
By Personal Authorization From Christian Legrand Of VMA,
To Virtual Moon Atlas
Launch on 16 April 1972 from Cape Kennedy / 17h 54 mn (TU). Vehicle
3.9m diameter. Command Module Casper (CM) 3.65 m high and 5.7 t.
(SM) 7.6 m long and 23.5 t. Lunar Module Orion (LM) 6 m high. 4.2
m wide and 16.4 t whom 12 t propellants.
John W. YOUNG (Commander) Charles M. DUKE (LM pilot) Thomas K. MATTINGLY
(CSM pilot). Soft landing on April 21. 1971 on 2h 23mn 35s. First
April 21 from 16h 47mn to 23h 58mn (6h 32mn long). First excursion
with LRV on April 22 from 16h 33mn to 23h 56mn (7h 23mn long). Second
with LRV on April 23 from 15h 25mn to 21h 05mn (5h 40mn long) until
North Ray crater. Total distance 27 km.
Use of Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). Four wheels with independant
electrical engine. Stick driving. 94.7 kg collected rocks. Dig to
3 m deep. Apollo Lunar
Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP) with radio transmitter. passive
sismometer. active sismometer. magnetometer. Thermal flux measurement.
reflector. Nuclear thermoelectrical generator SNAP-27 with plutonium
238. ALSEP end of transmissions on September 30. 1977.
Lift-off April 24 on 21h 56mn. Surface time : 2d 32h 2mn. Launch
of a lunar sub-satellite on April 24 on 21h 56mn. Mattingly 1h 24mn
spacewalk on April 25.
Splash down on April 27 on 19h 45 mn. Mission total duration : 11d
Longitude: 15.6 ° East
Latitude: 9.0° South
Area: Ptoleameus crater East area
Interest : Invisible formation
Observation period: First Quarter or Six days after Full moon
Minimal Instrument: Invisible