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Spacecraft "Apollo-13"


BRIEFLY ABOUT SPACECRAFT
Registration number 1970-029A / 04371
Time and date of launch (UTC) 19h.13m.00s.   April 11, 1970
Launch site Cape Canaveral, LC 39-A
Launch vehicle Saturn-5
Spacecraft mass (kg) 50000
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 32.5
   - period (minutes) 88.2
   - perigee (km) 184
   - apogee (km) 186
Time and date of landing (UTC) 18h.07m.41s.   April 17, 1970
Place of landing 21.63 S; 165.37 W, miss distance 1.8 km (Pacific Ocean)
Duration 5d.22h.54m.41s.
Distance (km) 1.00 million
Number of revolutions around Earth 1.5
Summary The 3rd attempt of manned lunar landing. Dramatic fly because of breakdown aboard spacecraft. Landing was off.



CREW
Ord.
num.
Status Main Backup Reserved
1 Cdr Lovell, James Arthur, Jr. Young, John Watts Lousma, Jack Robert
2 CMP Swigert, John Leonard, Jr. Mattingly, Thomas Kenneth II Brand, Vance DeVoe
3 LMP Haise, Fred Wallace, Jr. Duke, Charles Moss, Jr. Pogue, William Reid
Call sign Odissey / Aquarius


TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Apr 11, 1970 19:13:00
Lift-off spacecraft "Apollo-13"   (crew: Lovell,   Swigert,   Haise ).
Apr 11, 1970 21:48:46
S-IVB second burn ignition (for translunar orbit)
Apr 11, 1970 21:54:37
Engine cutoff
Apr 11, 1970 22:19:38
CSM separated from LM/S-IVB
Apr 11, 1970 22:32:08
CSM docked with LM/S-IVB
Apr 11, 1970 23:14:00
Separation of CSM from Saturn-IVB
Apr 14, 1970 03:07:53
Sudden accelerometer activity on all axes (explosion of oxygen tank)
Apr 14, 1970 08:42:43
Midcourse correction ignition to free-return trajectory (1st ignition of LM DPS)
Apr 14, 1970 08:43:17
Engine cutoff
Apr 15, 1970 02:40:39
Transearth injection ignition (2nd ignition of LM DPS !!)
Apr 15, 1970 02:45:02
Engine cutoff
Apr 16, 1970 04:31:28
Midcourse correction ignition (3rd ignition of LM DPS !!!)
Apr 16, 1970 04:31:42
Engine cutoff
Apr 17, 1970 12:52:51
Midcourse correction ignition (LM RCS)
Apr 17, 1970 12:53:13
Engine cutoff
Apr 17, 1970 13:14:48
CM/SM separation
Apr 17, 1970 13:28
SM photographed
Apr 17, 1970 16:43:00
LM jettisoned
Apr 17, 1970 17:53:45
Entry
Apr 17, 1970 18:07:41
Splashdown of spacecraft "Apollo-13"   (crew: Lovell,   Swigert,   Haise ).

Source: Apollo By The Numbers, 1996 by © Richard W. Orloff
(used with permission)



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