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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.
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.
- 16 - Ertel , Ivan D; Morse , Mary Louise; et al, The Apollo Spacecraft Chronology Vol I - IV NASA SP-4009, NASA, 1966-1974. HTML when accessed: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-4009/cover.htm
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