Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Houston, while you're thinking, see if you can come up with a procedure of perhaps using the command module optics with manual drive to perhaps look for stars.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Jack, Aquarius. While you're thinking—before we had our COMM problems, we were wanting to know what to—whether we should hook up the side hatch urine dump system. So we wouldn't freeze up the normal urine dump system.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. We gave you a GO on that earlier. Sorry, you must have missed it. Use the side hatch for urine dump.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And, how are the stars out the window now?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Well, I'll look again, Jack, but at this attitude, the Sun is reflecting off of—off of quad 4 so bright that it's ruining any night vision and we still got particles floating around us; I'll have to take a long look and see if I can see any star patterns.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. And Aquarius, we're going to have to hand you over to a different site now, and we think maybe things will work better if this time we turn off the S-band transmitter/receiver, and bring it back up in 5 minutes. You copy?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. I understand you want us to turn off the S-band transmitter/receiver and bring it up in 5 minutes. Is that correct?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And you want us to maintain attitude control.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Affirmative on the attitude control.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That's auto attitude control. Okay. You maintain auto attitude control.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Jack, I'm back on the line now. On the S-band, you want me to turn off the transmitter/ receiver and the power amps are off for 5 minutes. Is that—when you give me the word—is that what you want?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, leave the power amplifier the way it is. Turn the transmitter/receiver off for 5 minutes. Now.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You tell me—you tell me when.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. Turn it off now. See you in 5 minutes.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. It's gone off. It's gone off for 5 minutes.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. How do you read?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. You're loud and clear there, Jack.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. Same here. We're—We're still discussing the next move.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I figured it. Let's just make it a good one.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

We're looking real close at water usage profiles, and right now things are kind of swinging toward leaving the IMU powered up and powering down the LGC, but we'll have more word for you shortly. And we recommend for sleeping that you leave one guy on watch. We recommend you don't make any urine dumps if you can help it, because it'll make the debris problem worse than it is now. And we have some items that you might want to transfer to the LM, some towels, some penlights, fecal bags, UTS. And do you have any more items that we can help you out with at the moment?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Stand by on your latter list there, Jack. I understand no urine dumps. I guess we'll work through the UCD and all the bags we got; and real quick there, can you give a DAP load that we want in here now to conserve the RCS.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. For attitude control coordinates, we're recommending manual control VERB 76 and watch your middle gimbal angle. Your DAP load that you have now looks good.

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Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. It's ATT HOLD VERB 76 for the guy on watch. And the DAP load we got right now is okay.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, our decision for the time is to leave the IMU powered up, power down the LGC, and power down other nonessential items. We'll be coming up with a more precise checklist as soon as we can get it. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The decision is to keep the platform, power down the computer, and we'll be standing by for further word on the powerdown, Jack.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And, Aquarius, for your information, we now have 136-mile perigee. Confirmed by Doppler.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. 136-mile perigee now. That's very nice.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Oh, wait a minute, Jack. Did you say pericynthion or perigee?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And, Houston, we pulled out your UPDATA LINK circuit breaker, so if you want to update it for anything, let us know and we'll put it back in.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, AFT OMNI, please.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Houston, do you read Apollo 13?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

This is Houston. Go ahead. Reading you weakly.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Jack. We don't want to bug you, but you ought to be thinking—or what your thoughts are concerning what the next burn will be. I got to figure out a watch schedule and the sleep schedule and just how we can meet the next maneuver.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Roger. We're getting you a flight plan update. We're still computing on your next burn, and we're getting ready to give you a procedure for powerdown.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, one idea on managing the OMNI antennas. It might make it easier on everybody if we disabled the UPLINK SQUELCH and managed the antennas by switching when we hear the noise. Over.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Aquarius. Here's what we're going to do. We'd like you to point the LM X-axis either north or south. That's the positive X-axis. It appears to us that it would be closer to orient the LM plus X-axis toward the south. Do that with the LGC powered up using the TTCA. After that, we propose to power down the LGC to save some power. However, this means that we lose the use of the TTCA, and we'll have to control the spacecraft with the hand controller in the DIRECT mode. Request your—your position on these two items.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. How do you read?

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay, Jack. Understand. You want us to point the LM X—plus X-axis to the south using the TTCAs with the LGC powered up. Then, by powering down the LGC, we'll lose a TTCA. I wasn't too successful in controlling the spacecraft in attitude only, but I might be able to keep it out of gimbal lock.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative, Jim. We'd keep your ball powered up and go to DIRECT on the hand controller. And maintain attitude in a DIRECT position.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. Understand; and do you want some sort of a PTC mode, Jack?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Affirmative. We'll take whatever PTC mode you can set up, Jim.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. And since you know our approximate attitude, how about just getting me something to find you on the DSKY for a southerly plus X-direction.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

And one other question, Houston. When you say power down the DSKY or the LGC, do you mean going into 06 or multiple circuit breaker?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Stand by on powering down the DSKY, Jim. We'll give you the procedure for that. The procedure that we —

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

— the procedure that we have is listed in several places. It's in the Contingency checklist under “Power down” on page 1, second paragraph.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And we'll give you that word when we want you to do that. That's LGC only, not to power down the IMU. But we'd like to have you hold off on that until we send you the word. Over.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And, Aquarius, while we're working on this, we have a proposed flight plan update for your working and resting cycles. And—You ready to copy?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Do you want me to write this in the flight plan, per se, Jack?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

You can probably write it on a piece of scratch paper. This is pretty easy.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Go ahead. We got a lot of scratch paper.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. We're suggesting that the LMP rest while the CMP and CDR are awake. LMP ought to hit the sack at about 63 hours, coming up in 25 minutes. And you get to rest for 6 hours. You get up at 69 hours. At 70 hours, the commander and the command module pilot sleep for 6 hours until 76 hours. Around 70—76-1/2 to 77 hours, we'll do a P51 and a 52. At 78:30, we'll load P30 and aline AGS to PGNS. Our ignition time for a second burn will be, presently, 79:25:26.5, and we'll have a pad for you shortly. We suggest that all of you eat after the burn. That'll be 81 to 82 hours. Let the CMP and CDR eat while you are sleeping. And that you grab a bite as soon as you can. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Jack. As I read that, the LMP is to go to sleep at 63:00 for about 6 hours. During that period, the CDR and CMP should try to get a bite to eat. I'm to awake at 69 hours. CDR and CMP sleep at 70 hours, and they are to awake at 76 hours. And we should plan on doing our P51, P52 at 76 hours or 76:30. At 78:30, we're going to load a P30 and aline AGS to PGNS. Second maneuver is to take place at 79:25:26.5 for ignition time. Then we're all to eat at 81 to 82 hours.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. With a minor modification, your P51, P52 will be about 77 hours, and that's the period of darkness. And the commander and the CMP ought to eat around 68 to 69 hours, and you should eat between 69 to 70 hours just after you get up. We have left an hour in there where everybody is awake together to talk things over. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. I'll eat after I wake up between 69 and 70.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

All right we have additional —

Fred Haise (LMP)

— and I've got the correction to P —

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. We got the word the P51, P52 is going to be done around 77 hours, while we're in darkness.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

That's affirmative. And we have a work-rest cycle laid out for further on, which we can relay to you later.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. And, Houston, you have advice on what attitude you want me to go to.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. That'll be the next bit of information. I'll get that for you, Jim.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And, Aquarius, just to get you thinking in that direction, we've run a fairly thorough analysis, and we've found out that it's going to be cheaper to keep the LGC and the DSKY up and turn the inverter and the ball off. It's going to save us 1 amp and also some water, so it looks like what we're going to do. And we'll have to monitor the middle gimbal angle. And we'll get the procedure on that, and it'll also be an easier control mode where we'll be able to use the TTCA through the—through the DAP.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

That sounds great, Jack.

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Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. We've got a procedure for you. Ready to copy?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay. It's pretty easy. We see you've already got VERB 16 NOUN 20 called up there and so we want you to, in maneuver and PGNS ATTITUDE HOLD, use the TTCA. We want you to, on the commander's ball, pitch to 267.5 and yaw to minus 4.5. And when you do this in VERB 16 NOUN 20, on the DSKY, you ought to read plus 00120, plus 26750, and plus 00450. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. We're to drive the commander's ball to a pitch of 267.5, yaw minus 4.5. And we should have in 16 20 at that time, plus 00120, plus 26750, plus 00450.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

That's a good readback. We'll watch the maneuver.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Roger. You didn't mention roll on the ball. Do you want roll zero?

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

The roll ought to be plus 1.2, Jim.

Jim Lovell (CDR)

Okay. We're just about there in pitch and in … middle gimbal angle, but that other gimbal angle didn't look like it pulled the right way. I tried both methods.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Yes. I been looking at that, too, and we're asking why, and we'll get an answer for you.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes. Houston, I wonder if you're accounting for being a bit off the bellyband here, and I've gone through GASTA.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

And, Fred-o, I know you're supposed to start sleeping here pretty soon, but we got a new PC plus 2 pad, P30 maneuver pad for you.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. Go ahead, Jack.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. P30 maneuver purpose is PC plus 2, DPS to this time, we're going to the MPL. And NOUN 33, 079, 27, 4013, plus 08144, minus 00443, minus 02226, apogee is N/A, perigee is plus 00205, 08455, 420, 268, 261, plus 08155, minus 00443, minus 02187, COAS is N/A. Your GDA ought to be okay as it is from the last burn, but pitch ought to be at 5.85; in roll, it's 6.74. Your ullage will be two jets for 10 seconds. Your DPS throttle will be 10 percent for 5 seconds, 40 percent for 21 seconds, and the remainder at full throttle. And for your information, this will put you in the water at 142 plus 47. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. DPS, pericynthion plus 2 into the MPL, 079, 27, 4013, plus 08144, minus 00443, minus 00226, N/A, plus 00205, 08455, 4 plus 20, 268, 261, plus 08155, minus 00443, minus 021, 2187, N/A. GDA should be okay as is, which hopefully is pitch 5.85, yaw 6.74. Two-jet ullage for 10 seconds, the DPS throttle 10 percent for 5 seconds, 40 percent for 21 seconds, 100 percent for the rest of the burn. And this should put us into the water at 142 plus 47.

Jack Lousma (CAPCOM)

Okay, Fred. I have a correction in NOUN 81. DELTA-VZ is minus 02226. Read back.