Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Mercury - Gemini - Apollo
  Apollo 13 lunar module external appearance

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Apollo 13 lunar module external appearance
LM-12
Member

Posts: 809
From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: Oct 2010

posted 02-13-2013 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The external appearance of the Apollo 14 lunar module was slightly different than the external appearance of the Apollo 12 LM. On the descent stage, the gold kapton thermal insulation was arranged differently, and the "United States" logo was in a different location on Quad 1. The flag location stayed the same.

Did the external appearance of the Apollo 13 lunar module resemble the Apollo 12 LM or the Apollo 14 LM?

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 27328
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 02-13-2013 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul Fjeld wrote up a visual comparison of each of the lunar modules. Of Apollo 13 (LM-7) he wrote:
Ascent & Descent Stages like Intrepid; gear like Antares. This Grumman picture shows the Descent Stage Quad 1 on the weight and balance rig. Note that the lighter kapton over the S-Band container was covered by a final 5 mil Kapton sheet. This and the LM-6 Quad 1 were identical.

Obviousman
Member

Posts: 427
From: NSW, Australia
Registered: May 2005

posted 02-14-2013 12:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This Japanese website has a comparison of the colours for all flown LMs.

I don't know how accurate it is but it would be worth checking.

LM-12
Member

Posts: 809
From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: Oct 2010

posted 02-14-2013 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 12 LM and Apollo 13 LM do look the same in that LM colour chart. So the Apollo 14 LM flew the Apollo 13 mission, but the LM looked a bit different.

In the spacecraft timeline, the Apollo 14 LM ascent and descent stages were mated about 3 months before the Apollo 13 accident.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement