Apollo Timeline (Apollo 17)
Lunar Mission Characteristics


Wallace T. Fowler


(This information is based on information from Apollo missions to the moon).

APOLLO TIMELINE (Apollo 17)

Earth Orbit / TransLunar Trajectory LM Ascent & Rendezvous
Booster Shutdown (LEO)12 min LM Ascent Initiation188 hr 03 min
Trans Lunar Injection Burn3 hr 21 min Burn Duration = 438 sec
TLI Burn Duration = 346 sec CSM 2nd Pass Over Site188 hr 04 min
CSM/S-IVB Separation4 hr 12 min LM Orbit Insertion188 hr 11 min
Dock with LM4 hr 22 min Terminal Phase Init.188 hr 58 min
CSM/LM ejection5 hr 07 min Burn Duration = 3 sec
S-IVB Evasive Maneuver5 hr 30 min Rendezvous Maneuvers
Midcourse Correction 18 hr 45 min Braking189 hr 39 min
MCC - 235 hr 30 min Docking190 hr 00 min
MCC - 3 66 hr 55 min LM Jettison193 hr 59 min
MCC - 483 hr 55 min CSM Separation Burn194 hr 04 min
Lunar Orbit Insertion8 hr 56 min Burn Duration = 13 sec
LOI Burn Duration = 395 sec LM Ascent Stage Deorbit195 hr 39 min
LM Ascent Stage Impact195 hr 58 min

Lunar Orbit /Descent/Landing/Surface Return to Earth
Descent Orbit Insertion93 hr 12 min TransEarth Injection236 hr 40 min
DOI Burn Duration = 23 sec Burn Duration = 142 sec
LM/CSM Separation110 hr 28 min MCC - 5253 hr 42 min
CSM Circularization 111 hr 55 min MCC - 6 282 hr 18 min
Circ. Burn Duration = 4 sec MCC - 7 301 hr 18 min
LM Descent Orbit Insert.112 hr 01 min CM/SM Separation304 hr 03 min
LM DOI Burn duration = 27 sec Entry Interface304 hr 18 min
Powered Descent Init.112 hr 50 min CM Landing 304 hr 31 min
CSM First Pass Over Site112 hr 57 min TYPICAL APOLLO BURNS
LM High Gate112 hr 59 min Boost to Orbit31,000 fps
LM Low Gate113 hr 00 min (With drag & gravity losses)
LM Vertical Descent113 hr 01 min Speed in earth orbit(25,570 fps)
LM Landing113 hr 02 min TransLunar Injection10,000-10,600 fps
First EVA116 hr 40 min Midcourse Corrections 150 fps
(7 hr duration) Lunar Orbit Insertion3,000-3,500 fps
Second EVA139 hr 10 min Speed in Lunar Orbit(5348 fps)
(7 hr duration) Descent Orbit Insert. Burn140 fps
Third EVA162 hr 40 min Powered Descent/Land6900 fps
(7 hr duration) Lunar Surface Operations
CSM Plane Change Burn182 hr 36 min Lunar Launch to Orbit6,100 fps
Burn Duration = 19 sec TransEarth Injection3,500 fps
Midcourse Corrections 150 fps
Entry velocity(36,000-36,300 fps)

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