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

Dennis Wingo Status, Friday evening, December 6th 2013.

Well got some tapes done today after skipping into the 20's. Am going backward and will figure everything out on Monday. We are as far as W4-028 but did not do 11-18, 23....

Should have it back on track Monday. Not bad though, should be more than half way through Woomera for LO-IV by next Friday.

Dennis Wingo Lunar Orbiter Status, mid day Friday December 6, 2013

Frustrating week. First, we can't find, or it does not exist, the same table (Photography and Operational Data Summary) that we have for Lunar Orbiter II, III, and V. That makes it a LOT harder to identify the images per their sequence numbers.

Second, the first ten Woomera tapes had two very noisy images and the rest of the tapes had nothing on them. There are some vague references to radiation fogging but I just bet they did not want that kind of information out there in the 1960's before the Apollo missions. As an FYI, if the November 1972 flare had happened during the Apollo 17 mission we would have had three crispy astronauts.

I jumped all the way to W4-28 and found images, but still with some film fogging. In looking at the LPI images there are some pretty big gaps. Will be interesting to see what our image captures show.

I have run W4-25-28 now and am running backward until I hit the blank images. It is also going to be a pain in the rear to identify the images but will get it done.

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