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Mapping Camera Support Data on Microfilm


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1971-07-31 to 1971-08-03


This data set, which contains the supporting data for the mapping (metric) camera photography from the Apollo 15 mission, is on 3 reels of 16-mm film. For each photograph the following data are supplied -- date, time, state vectors, longitude and latitude of nadir point, sigmas of longitude and latitude of nadir point, longitude azimuth and latitude of camera axis intersect, spacecraft radius and altitudes, sigma of spacecraft radius, azimuth of velocity vector, horizontal velocity, mean altitude rate, tilt azimuth and tilt angle and their sigmas, sun elevation and azimuth at principal ground point, longitude and latitude of subsolar point, alpha, swing angle and its sigma, emission angle, north deviation angle, phase angle, phi and its sigma, X-tilt, Y-tilt, and it sigma, kappa and its sigma, heading and its sigma, omega and it sigma, scale factor, laser slant range, laser spacecraft altitude, and altitude difference. In addition, physical constants such as local lunar radius, gravitational constant, and ephemeris-universal time scale factor are given.

Digital images (scans) of the entire contents of the microfilm are available as data collection PSPG-00934.

These support data are available as ASCII tables in this peer-reviewed PDS data set:

Alternate Names

  • Mapping Camera Support Data


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 71-063A-03D

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Robert G. MusgroveGeneral ContactNASA Johnson Space Center
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