飛行制御機器(IU)

IU(Instrument Unit)は、サターンロケット全体を制御するコンピュータシステムです。 これは、サターンI,IB,Vの全シリーズを通してほぼ共通設計で制作されました。
  • 直径:260in (6.604m)
  • 高さ:36in (0.9144m)
  • 平均重量:4500lb (2.04ton)
  • 製造:IBM (International Business Machines Federal Systems Div. Huntsville, Ala.)

サターンIBで使用されたIUは、サターンV用に開発されたものとほとんど同じである。 物理的なサイズと搭載された機器のほとんどは全く同じである。 IUの主な機能は、ロケットの方向制御、エンジンの点火・停止制御、その他搭載機器のタイミング制御である。

詳細な情報についてはサターンVのIUページをご覧ください。

関連書籍・ビデオ

  • The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation

    Praxis 2010/7/11 5,004円

    The technological marvel that facilitated the Apollo missions to the Moon was the on-board computer. In the 1960s most computers filled an entire room, but the spacecraft’s computer was required to be compact and low power. Although people today find it difficult to accept that it was possible to control a spacecraft using such a ‘primitive’ computer, it nevertheless had capabilities that are advanced even by today’s standards. This is the first book to fully describe the Apollo guidance computer’s architecture, instruction format and programs used by the astronauts. As a comprehensive account, it will span the disciplines of computer science, electrical and aerospace engineering. However, it will also be accessible to the ‘space enthusiast’. In short, the intention is for this to be the definitive account of the Apollo guidance computer.

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  • Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight

    The MIT Press 2011/9/30 2,778円

    As Apollo 11's Lunar Module descended toward the moon under automatic control, a program alarm in the guidance computer's software nearly caused a mission abort. Neil Armstrong responded by switching off the automatic mode and taking direct control. He stopped monitoring the computer and began flying the spacecraft, relying on skill to land it and earning praise for a triumph of human over machine. In Digital Apollo, engineer-historian David Mindell takes this famous moment as a starting point for an exploration of the relationship between humans and computers in the Apollo program. In each of the six Apollo landings, the astronaut in command seized control from the computer and landed with his hand on the stick. Mindell recounts the story of astronauts' desire to control their spacecraft in parallel with the history of the Apollo Guidance Computer.

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  • Saturn V Apollo Lunar Orbital Rendezvous Planning Guide

    LM

    Apogee Prime 2011/07/15 USD24.95

    The Saturn V Apollo Lunar Orbital Rendezvous Planning Guide is a reprint of a rare document from the early 1960s in which the whole Apollo moon landing mission was presented and illustrated. The book includes a large fold-out of the Apollo mission as well as a fold-out of the Saturn V moon rocket. It includes illustrations of early iterations of the Lunar Module, maps of the Cape Canaveral launch sites, launch schedules for all of the Apollo test flights, detailed specifications and schematics of the Saturn V launch vehicle stages, construction schedules, engine summaries, information on the VAB, mobile crawlers, Umbilical towers, a DVD and more

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