Launch checklist (Standard)

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At T+00:00:00 the Saturn launches automatically. The following tables show the historical launch sequence of Apollo 16[1], all other Saturn V missions are very similar. Only the Saturn 1b missions are different, because the Saturn 1b stage has only 2 stages, so there's only 1 staging event.

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Please note that all DSKY interaction mentioned in the original documentation cannot be used in Standard mode with the Simple AGC.

Boost & insertion

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Please note that all DSKY interaction on the last 2 pages above cannot be used in Standard mode with the Simple AGC. With the Simple AGC just enter V37 N00E to go to program P00.

Postorbital insertion checks

After SIVB engine cutoff (SECO) the spacecraft is in an almost circular earth orbit, called "Earth Parking Orbit" (EPO). Now the postorbital insertion checks have to be done.

Time Procedure
Panel
Remarks
00:12:00
Postorbital insertion checks
 
EDS PWR - OFF
MAIN BUS TIE (2) - OFF
SECS PYRO ARM (2) - SAFE
SECS LOGIC (both) - OFF
cb SECS ARM (2) - open
TRANS CONT PWR - OFF
ROT CONTR PWR DIRECT (2) - OFF
BMAG MODE (3) - RATE 2
LV STAGE sw - OFF (verify)
DIRECT O2 vlv - CLOSE
 
C/W NORM - NORM
 
FC REACS VLVS - NORM
H2 PURGE LINE HTR - ON
 
 
7
5
8
 
 
1
 
 
2
7
 
2
 
3
 


















Prepares the FC purge check.

SM RCS monitoring check

 
SM RCS monitoring check
 
SM RCS PRPLNT tb (8) - gray
SM RCS HELIUM 1/2 tb (8) - gray
 
 
2
 

CWS operational check

 
C&WS operational check
 
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A more detailed check is in the Caution and Warning System (CSM)
 
 
2
 




ECS post insertion config

 
ECS post insertion config
 
PRIM GLY EVAP STM PRESS ind -
  0.09-0.14 psi
PRIM ACCUM QTY ind - 25-50 %
RAD FLOW CONT PWR - PWR
PRIM GLY TO RAD vlv - NORMAL (push)
RAD PRIM HTR - 1
ECS RAD tb - gray
GLY EVAP TEMP IN - AUTO
POT H2O HTR - MNA
 
 
2
 
 
 
325
2
 
 
 
CAB FAN (both) - on (up)
  O2 FLOW ind - 1.0 lb/hr
  O2 FLOW HI lt - on
  MASTER ALARM pb/lt - on, push
 
  O2 FLOW HI lt - off
  PRIM GLY EVAP OUT TEMP ind - 38-43 °F
  RAD PRIM OUT TEMP ind - below
    RAD PRIM IN TEMP ind
2
 
 
1
 
2

After a few minutes.



After a few minutes.

Fuel cell purge check

 
Fuel cell purge check
 
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3
 
 

EPS monitoring check

 
EPS monitoring check
 
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A similar check is in the Electrical Power System (CSM).
 
   

ECS monitoring check

 
ECS monitoring check
 
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A similar check is in the Environmental Control System (CSM).
   

Secondary water-glycol loop check

 
Secondary water-glycol loop check
 
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Extend docking probe

 
Extend docking probe
 
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8
2
 
  1. Apollo Operations Handbook Block II Spacecraft - Volume 2 Operational procedures reference. SM2A-03-Block II-J-(2). July 17, 1970. HTML index [AOH2]