Apollo junk

jay.respler@genie.com
Sun, 10 Dec 95 07:47:00 UTC 0000

Command module Odyssey, used in Apollo 13 in 1970 and displayed in Paris since
1983, was unveiled in Hutchinson, Kan., where it will be prepared for
exhibition at the nearby Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.

>I believe that the S-IVB stage of Apollo 7 was in LEO for a time, but it has
>decayed.

It was in orbit 7 days:

1968-089B    3487 SATURN 1B R/B            US    11 OCT 68  AFETR  18 OCT 68
 87.45    31.62     148     148
1968-089A    3486 APOLLO 7                 US    11 OCT 68  AFETR  22 OCT 68
 90.52    29.89     437     163


>To my knowledge the only piece of Apollo hardware that might still
>be within visual range is the ascent stage of the LM from Apollo 9, which was
>the first flight of an LM, done in LEO just in case something bunged up.

Nope.  That has decayed:

1969-018D    3780 APOLLO 9 LM (DPS)        US    03 MAR 69  AFETR  22 MAR 69
 87.92    33.64     171     171
1969-018C    3771 APOLLO 9 LM (APS)        US    03 MAR 69  AFETR  23 OCT 81
 87.75    28.81     196     131      29.8800 UHF
1969-018B    3770 SATURN 5 R/B             US    03 MAR 69  AFETR
HELIOCENTRIC ORBIT (SUN)
1969-018A    3769 APOLLO 9 CM              US    03 MAR 69  AFETR  13 MAR 69
 90.80    33.50     444     183



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