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Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project (LOIRP) Status 7 November 2013

Status, end of day, November 7, 2013.

Dennis WIngo: Well, made it through M5-40 today. That puts us at over 25% of the way through the Madrid captures. Tomorrow we have six tapes that were captured several months ago so if everything goes well we will hit 1/3rd of the way through in one week. Details of the images captured tomorrow.

The machine is running very well. The head that we have on now is the one that the general brought to Nancy in 1991 before he headed off to the gulf war. It was the last good head and was the one that we used to get the machine working. It has been refurbished a couple of times and after a hiccup last week, when we got it back it was in near perfect condition, that is for a 45 year old head...

Status late morning November 7.

Six tapes in a row with an overlap with other tapes. Already in the 30's today....

LOIRP Status Report 22 August 2013

Dennis Wingo: Status, late afternoon August 22nd.

I was running G5-004 this morning. It was supposed to have 55 minutes of video on it but after about 15 minutes the video went away. It is not the head causing it because I was able to back up and look at the video on the earlier part. I am at this second running G5-005 and this tape looks ok too. The loss of the video kills at least two images but the same data is on a tape with the sequence number 147 so it may be on a Goldstone or Madrid tape later.

I am going to finish G5-005 today....

G5-004, partial capture LOV-006M, 007H
G5-005, partial capture LOV-013M, complete capture 014H

Going to continue to go slowly, watching each tape closely until we wear the head down to the nubbin!

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