Youtube Video Apollo Microwave Communications
Another great video series starts from one of my favourite channels, Curiosmarc. After the Apollo AGC, now the Apollo Microwave comms.
For those that love thermionics, apparently the Amplifier module used 'toobs' 😉 (Valves), so it will be interesting to see once they delve deep inside that module.
Certainly is Peter.
By the way I removed the YouTube link you posted to the Apollo AGC restore, I want to keep the threads on topic for the subject matter in hand, that being the Apollo Microwave comms.
Besides, there was no need to do so. If you look below the leave reply box, you'll see related topics, from there you will see I had already posted the Apollo AGC series as it happened back in 2019. The link listed as "Apollo AGC restoration:Epic."
Always worth checking you're not duplicating efforts 👍
Having worked for HP you'll find some great HP links to some of Marc & his team's other efforts.
Thanks for posting the links.
I'm still enthralled and in awe of all things Apollo. CuriousMarc does a really good job of explaining the Unified S-Band system. Certainly easier to understand than the Saturn V flight manual!
It was a good job that the Saturn V basically flew itself up to an altitude, velocity and vector that the Command Module could then take over the proceedings. It came in very useful when Apollo 12 was struck by lightning just after launch.... A lot of the systems on the CM had to reboot, but the rocket itself just kept on serenely going 🙂
I've a book on the AGC and it is incredibly dense reading, so I'm going to take a look at the AGC video!
All this goes to show just what a Herculean effort the Apollo project was, in all areas of science.
No part 4 as far as I can see, but I'll subscribe to the channel and catch it when it comes out.
Nice post Chris.... Thanks, and keep up the good work 🙂
All the best,
Part 5 - Power up and signal time
Part 6 of this fascinating series, from Marc and his team....... Lock!
Grab a coffee, Apollo Comms Part 9, is up 😎 : Mystery Up-Data Box