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Author O'Brien, Frank

Title The Apollo Guidance Computer : architecture and operation / Frank O'Brien
Published Chichester : Praxis, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 439 pages) : illustrations
Series Springer-Praxis books in space exploration
Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Contents History, evolution and packaging -- Machine organization -- Interpretive instructions -- The executive program -- Important background routines -- Display and keyboard (DSKY) -- I/O devices and interfaces -- Application programs -- Erasable memory programs -- Interaction with the ground -- Selected case studies -- Epilogue
Summary By today's standards, the on-board computer used by the Apollo astronaut's was a primitive affair, but in an age when most computers filled an entire room, this was small, required little power, and incorporated several technologies that were revolutionary for its time. This is the first book to fully describe the Apollo guidance computer's architecture, Executive software, and the programs used by astronauts. It describes the full range of technologies required in order to fly the Apollo lunar missions, and whicn enabled the astronauts to fly to the Moon - and back!
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Project Apollo (U.S.)
SUBJECT Project Apollo (U.S.) fast
Subject Space vehicles -- Guidance systems.
Space vehicles -- Control systems.
Navigation (Astronautics) -- Data processing
Space vehicles -- Control systems
Space vehicles -- Guidance systems
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441908773