MERCURY PROJECT SUMMARY (NASA SP-45)

[361-362] APPENDIX A

 

TYPICAL DOCUMENTS PREPARED FOR MERCURY

 

This appendix contains a listing of the types of documents prepared for use in the control and reporting of Project Mercury. Most of these documents are not available for general distribution.

Type of document

Estimated number of different volumes of each type

Prepared by

Remarks

1. Mission Rules

8

MSC

All issued as working papers.

2. Technical Information Summary

14

MSC

3. Flight Plan

4

MSC

4. Mission Directive

17

MSC

5. Data Acquisition Plan

13

MSC

6. Instrument Calibrations

23

MSC

7. Recovery Documents

27

MSC

a. Recovery Operations

b. Recovery Requirements

c. General Information

d. Recovery Procedures

e. Operations Plan for Recovery Team.

8. Postlaunch Reports

21

MSC

Issued as working papers prior to MR-1 (7 issues).

9. Working Papers

134

MSC

Includes Items 5 and 9.

10. Technical Memorandums

2

MSC

-

11. Miscellaneous

61

-

Includes items (a) through (d).

a. Schedule and Cost Analysis

-

-

-

b. Descriptive Synopsis of Project Mercury.

c. Articles for journals

d. Conference papers

e. Operational Requirements

12. Documentary Film

26

MSC

-

13. Quarterly Reports

20

MSC

-

14. Flight Controller Handbook

14

MSC

-

15. Flight Controller Handbook

6

MSC

-

16. Consolidated Remote Site Report

6

MSC

-

17. Mercury-Redstone Monthly Status Report

12

MSFC

-

18. Master Operational Schedule

4

MSFC

-

19. Complete Firing Test Report (5 parts)

4

MSFC

-

20. Operations Procedures

2

GSFC

-

21. Network Countdown

5

GSFC

-

22. Communications Operations Procedure

2

GSFC

-

23. Network Performance Report

3

GSFC

-

24. Network Operation Directive

1

GSFC

-

25. Test Requests, covering such items as: vibration, shock, heating, systems tests, destruction tests, accoustical tests, Project Orbit, functional tests.

1,125

Contractors

-

26. Drawings (spacecraft)

>1,800

(3,200 pages)

McDonnell Aircraft Corp.

Does not include revisions

27. Formal Report Releases

200

McDonnell Aircraft Corp.

Includes items (a) through (e)

a. Spacecraft configuration

20

-

For each spacecraft

b. Failure Summary Report

41

-

-

c. Full Scale Simulated Mission Test.

25

-

-

d. Contractor Furnished Equipment Status Report.

1

-

Periodically revised

e. Other

128

-

-

28. Service Engineering Department Reports ((SEDR).

444

McDonnell Aircraft Corp.

Separate SEDR's were generally issued for each system and test for each spacecraft.

29. Miscellaneous:

a. Contracts (formal)

85

MSC

-

b. Contract change proposals

390

McDonnell Aircraft Corp.

-

30. Detailed Test Objectives

9

Aerospace Corp.

-

31. Operations Requirements

3

Air Force Missile Test Center

-

32. Operations Directive

2

Convair/Astronautics

-

33. Flight-Test Reports

9

-


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