posted 03-19-2013 10:57 AM
In this YouTube video, who says 'ignition sequence has started, engines are armed'? Is that one of the crew? Why is there a callout of the engines being armed - doesn't that happen automatically by the launch sequencer? Or is the crew taking some manual action inside the CM? Ive not heard that callout on other Apollo/Saturn V launches.
Also can anyone tell what (word) is said just before 'you have good thrust in all five'?
Jim Behling Member
Posts: 430 From: Cape Canaveral, FL Registered: Mar 2010
posted 03-19-2013 12:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by Paul78zephyr: Is that one of the crew?
Not the crew. Likely that is one of the test conductors or the console position in charge of the sequencer much like CGLS for the shuttle. They would just be calling indications that the event had occurred.
Posts: 136 From: Albany, Oregon USA Registered: Jul 2006
posted 03-19-2013 02:28 PM
I think it's Paul Donnelly, Launch Operations Manager.
Also, I think the word is "roll", as in roll program. "...roll, you have good thrust on all five." Maybe the word 'Roger' preceded it. Gordon Fullerton was the capcom in Houston.
There are a lot of clipped transmissions early on Apollo 16's launch.