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alanh_7
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posted 03-03-2013 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can anyone tell me when the cover for the Science Instrument Module (SIM) bay was released on the Apollo service module during the J missions flights? I thought I read it was before the undocking for lunar landing but I am not sure.

LM-12
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posted 03-03-2013 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The service module Scientific Instrument Module door was jettisoned about 4 hours before the spacecraft entered lunar orbit.

15-SCOTT: Felt a little shudder, but not too much.

16-YOUNG: Okay Houston, that was a pretty good bang.

17-EVANS: Boy, we got a good bang out of it. You could hear that - that pyro going, I think.

LM-12
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posted 06-10-2014 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is some Apollo 17 SIM Bay door jettison footage on 16mm Magazine BB. Has anyone seen that? I have seen the Apollo 16 footage.

SkyMan1958
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posted 06-11-2014 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry it's a little blurry, but here is side 1 from my SIM Bay cue card from Apollo 17. It does not specifically answer your question (clearly the covers referenced here are equipment specific), but it hopefully will give you some idea of what was going on. You'll notice pre and post SPS burn preps at the bottom.

SpaceAholic
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posted 06-11-2014 07:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here you go...

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