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Apollo LTA
Apollo LTA
View of the Saturn V third stage from which the Apollo 8 has separated

Credit: NASA. 24,497 bytes. 474 x 398 pixels.


Other Designations: Lunar module Test Article. Class: Manned. Type: Mock-up. Nation: USA.

Apollo Lunar module Test Articles were simple mass/structural models of the Lunar Module. Several were used in test flights of Saturn launch vehicles, most famously in Apollo 8.


Specification


Apollo LTA Chronology


09 November 1967 LTA-10R Program: Apollo. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Saturn V.
04 April 1968 LTA-2R Program: Apollo. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Saturn V.
21 December 1968 LTA-B Program: Apollo. Launch Site: Cape Canaveral . Launch Vehicle: Saturn V.

Mass model of lunar module with docking target remained attached to S-IVB translunar injection stage.



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