Restoration of an original Apollo Guidance Computer

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Restoration of an original Apollo Guidance Computer

Postby drew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:25 pm

Background from the web site.

I was contacted to discuss a restoration of an Apollo Guidance Computer, the block II type that was used on all the manned Apollo missions. Until I have clearance to say more, I can't discuss the location, ownership or other identifying details, but I can post about the AGC itself and the detailed studying I have been doing to prepare for this task.


It's probably best to start at the first post from October 13 and work your way up.

https://rescue1130.blogspot.com/
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Re: Restoration of an original Apollo Guidance Computer

Postby drew » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:31 pm

Also Fran in Philly has been working towards reverse engineering the Saturn V Launch Vehicle Digital Computer (LVDC) for nearly 8 years now.

http://www.frantone.com/designwritings/design_writings_LVDC.html
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Re: Restoration of an original Apollo Guidance Computer

Postby Viking » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:59 pm

Very cool.

Fran has also been working on re-creating a DSKY display module.
She had a video where she was granted access to a genuine unit and was allowed to do a tear-down on it, but it looks like that vid got de-listed for some reason. (or I'm just blind)
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Re: Restoration of an original Apollo Guidance Computer

Postby OverTheTop » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:05 pm

This is a really good book on the history and workings of the unit:

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Try amazon or the AIAA as possible sources. Prices vary wildly!
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