Photographic systems for Apollo

Photogrammetric Engineering



The primary objective of the Apollo Lunar Program is to provide data for landing sites. The primary objective of Skylab is to demonstrate the ability of men to operate in space for extended periods of time. As a consequence, neither the missions nor the cameras in either program are optimum for photogrammetric operations. Nevertheless they provide an opportunity to evaluate the contribution that photogrammetry and space can make to the exploration of our own and other planetary bodies in the solar system. New equipment includes: an 18-inch fl camera exposing 430 frames on a roll of 5-inch wide film; a panoramic system of 24-inch fl, 108° sweep, 4.5 by 45-inch film for 1650 exposures; a terrain camera of 3-inch fl, 4.5 X 4.5 film frame; a stellar camera of 3-inch fl on 35-mm film; and a laser altimeter. Six multispectral cameras, 6-inch fl on 70-mm film are planned for Earth photos from Skylab.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Photographic systems for Apollo
Series title Photogrammetric Engineering
Volume 36
Issue 10
Year Published 1970
Language English
Publisher American Society of Photogrammetry
Publisher location Falls Church, VA
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 6 p.
First page 1039
Last page 1044
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