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 exhaustion of the descent propellants ... At landing, the engine thrust divided by the nozzle exit area is only about 10 kilopascals (1.5 PSI) ...
Apollo 16 - Mission Highlights - Lunar Surface
... Casper to a circular orbit while Young and Duke prepared Orion for the descent to the lunar surface ... 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 ... case mission control decided to abort the landing and use the Lunar Module's engines for the return trip to Earth ...
Apollo 5 - Flight
... two orbits, the first planned 39 second descent engine burn was started, but aborted by the onboard guidance computer after only 4 seconds ... was a suspected fuel leak and 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the words engine and/or descent:

    Industrial man—a sentient reciprocating engine having a fluctuating output, coupled to an iron wheel revolving with uniform velocity. And then we wonder why this should be the golden age of revolution and mental derangement.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
    C. Wright Mills (1916–1962)