Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP) Status 6 November 2013

Status, early afternoon November 6th.

Dennis Wingo: Things are going well today, capturing some tapes, up to M5-017 now. Will do a full update at the end of the day.....

In listening to the audio track the Madrid guys are admitting that they had problems with the FR-900 that caused the blank tapes from the day before...

oops.

Status end of day November 6, 2013.

Things are moving well with the Madrid tapes. We have finished M5-022 so we are about 15% through the Madrid tapes in three days. That's the good news. The bad news is that M2-M5 and M8 had no data on them. There was a problem with the FR-900 machine that was not detected by the ground station operator. This is probably not that bad as these images were captured at the end of the Madrid tape run. We will know when we get through the tapes if we lost any images.

Tapes through today.

M5-001, no image data, a test tape.
M5-002, no signal
M5-003, no signal
M5-004, no signal
M5-005, no signal
M5-006, LOV-018M, 8 framelets, completes image
M5-007, not needed, overlaps with G5-010
M5-008, no signal
M5-009, partial capture LOV-027M, 028H
M5-010, complete capture LOV-026M, 027H, partial capture 025M

M5-010 is a special capture, duplicate of the Earth Image from a Goldstone tape.

M5-011, partial capture LOV-029M, complete capture 030H
M5-012, partial capture LOV-028M, 029H
M5-013, partial capture LOV-029H, complete capture 027M, 028H
M5-014, not needed, overlap with G5-015,016
M5-015, partial capture LOV-044H
M5-016, partial capture LOV-044H, 043H, complete capture 042M
M5-017, partial capture LOV-046M, 047H
M5-018, partial capture LOV-047H (completes image)
M5-019, complete capture LOV-045M, partial capture 046H
M5-020, not needed Overlap with G5-023
M5-021, partial capture LOV-044H (completes image with overlap of W5-028)
M5-022, partial capture LOV-042M, 043H

Lots of short captures but some long ones too. Making pretty good progress and hope to keep it up the rest of this week. I would like to have Lunar Orbiter V done by Thanksgiving but I am moving that week! Yikes!

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