Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP) Status 3 December 2013

Dennis Wingo: Status, end of day, December 3, 2013

Well, Lunar Orbiter V raw image captures are essentially complete! The last tape, LOV-157 had a blank image and the first high res image so we know we are done and are not missing any tapes. That's the good news. the bad news is that we heard on the audio link today that Woomera had a catastrophic failure of their FR-900 and thus several images were lost there. We see that in our record. Don't know if there are overlaps to fix it but will investigate.

Tomorrow we will go back and fill up a couple of small gaps that we know about with a Woomera tape, and check all of our accounting to make sure that we have everything that can be gotten with LOV. The really good news is that our recovery of data is well above 99%. That is impressive with 45 year old tapes. There was a lot of duplication with this mission and that helped a lot but we only had about 4 or 5 bad tapes. Pretty darned good for old American technology!

Here are the tapes and images captured yesterday and today.

M5-126, partial capture LOV-5059M (completes image with overlap with W5-27, 28, and 150)
M5-127, not needed, overlap with W5-028
M5-128, partial capture LOV-5059H (completes image with overlap of W5-028)
M5-129, complete capture LOV-5057M
M5-130, partial capture LOV-5056M (completes image with W5-025)
M5-131, not needed, duplicate of W5-021,022
M5-132, partial capture LOV-5055H (completes image with overlap of W5-023)
M5-133, complete capture LOV-5053M (even though we have part of this image on W5-019)
M5-134, not needed, overlap with G5-146
M5-135, partial capture LOV-5051M (overlap with G5-147 but a couple of frame lets missing)
M5-136, not needed, duplicate of G5-147
M5-137, not needed, duplicate of G5-021, W5-012
M5-138, not needed, overlap with G5-017
M5-139, partial capture LOV-033M (completes image with overlap of G5-018)
M5-140, partial capture LOV-032M (completes image with overlap of G5-019)
M5-141, not needed duplicate of G5-015
M5-142, not needed duplicate of G5-016
M5-143, partial capture LOV-031H (completes image with overlap of G5-016), partial capture 030M (completes image with overlap of G5-016)
M5-144, partial capture LOV-029M (completes image with overlap of M5-011)
M5-145, not needed, overlap of M5-011,012
M5-146, partial capture LOV-5028H (completes image with overlap of G5-147')
M5-147, not needed, duplicate of G5-148
M5-148, partial capture LOV-011M (completes image with overlap of W5-001)
M5-149, complete capture LOV-011M (though we do have frame lets from W5-001), partial capture LOV-011H, partial capture 010M (completes image with overlap of W5-002)
M5-150, partial capture LOV-011H (completes image with previous tape)
M5-151, complete capture LOV-009M, 010H
M5-152, complete capture LOV-008M, 009H
M5-153, complete capture LOV-007M, partial capture 008H
M5-154, partial capture LOV-008H (completes image with previous tape)
M5-155, complete capture LOV-006M, 007H
M5-156, complete capture LOV-005M, 006H
M5-157, complete capture LOV-004M (blank image), 005H

This completes the Madrid captures except for stragglers and gak reruns!

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