Descent Engine

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Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories - The Hoax Claims - Mechanical Issues
... The Descent Propulsion System was throttled very far down during the final landing ... The Moon lander was no longer quickly decelerating, so the descent engine only had to support the lander's own weight, which was lessened by the Moon's gravity and by the near ... At landing, the engine thrust divided by the nozzle exit area is only about 10 kilopascals (1.5 PSI) ...
Apollo 5 - Flight
... After two orbits, the first planned 39 second descent engine burn was started, but aborted by the onboard guidance computer after only 4 seconds ... a decision was made to delay arming the engine until the time of ignition ... The ground controllers moved to an alternate plan to fire the descent engine manually two more times ...
Apollo 16 - Mission Highlights - Lunar Surface
... orbit while Young and Duke prepared Orion for the descent to the lunar surface ... At this point, during tests of the CSM's steerable rocket engine in preparation for the burn to modify the craft's orbit, a malfunction occurred in the engine's backup system ... the landing and use the Lunar Module's engines for the return trip to Earth ...

Famous quotes containing the words engine and/or descent:

    There is a small steam engine in his brain which not only sets the cerebral mass in motion, but keeps the owner in hot water.
    —Unknown. New York Weekly Mirror (July 5, 1845)

    “There is Hawthorne, with genius so shrinking and rare
    That you hardly at first see the strength that is there;
    A frame so robust, with a nature so sweet,
    So earnest, so graceful, so lithe and so fleet,
    Is worth a descent from Olympus to meet;
    James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)