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Other Designations: Lunar Reconnaissance Module. Class: Manned. Type: Lunar orbiter. Nation: USA.

Grumman proposed to use the LM as a lunar reconnaissance module. But NASA had already considered this and many other possibilities (Apollo MSS, Apollo LMSS); and there was no budget available for any of them.


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Apollo LRM Chronology


20 August 1969 MSC rejected a Grumman proposal to use the Apollo LM as a lunar reconnaissance module Program: Apollo.

MSC rejected a Grumman proposal to use the LM as a lunar reconnaissance module. MSC pointed out that an MSC special task team had recently studied a number of proposals for lunar reconnaissance. These included use of a command module test vehicle, the AAP multiple docking adapter, the subsystem test bed, the ascent stage of the LM, and the entire LM vehicle.



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