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Apolloman
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posted 12-09-2012 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apolloman   Click Here to Email Apolloman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want a picture of the Apollo docking latch (front and profile) to understand its operation. Like this YouTube video (see 31:45). I cannot realize the width of the hook.

Thank you in advance.

dragon001
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posted 12-09-2012 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragon001     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does this Apollo Operations Handbook help?

mikej
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posted 12-09-2012 06:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pages 21-22 (pp. 29-30 in the PDF) of the Apollo Experience Report: The Docking System have a number of diagrams and descriptive text regarding the docking latches.

The "Docking Subsystem" section of the Apollo Command Module News Reference also contains a diagram of a single latch and the entire docking ring (on page 92, which is page 6 of the Docking Subsystem PDF).

mikej
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posted 12-09-2012 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've also uploaded some photos of an Apollo docking latch and the docking latches in the docking ring mounted on Apollo 13 to my web site.

Apolloman
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posted 12-10-2012 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apolloman   Click Here to Email Apolloman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank Mike, this is exactly what I was looking for But you would not have pictures HR?

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