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Gemini REP
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Gemini REP Development Diary

AKA: Rendezvous Evaluation Pod.





1962 May 1 - .
  • McDonnell proposed to evaluate the Gemini redezvous radar and spacecraft maneuvering system on early flights by using a rendezvous evaluation pod to be ejected from the spacecraft in orbit. - . Nation: USA. Spacecraft: Gemini, Gemini Radar, Gemini REP.

    Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) liked the idea and asked McDonnell to pursue the study. During the last week in June, McDonnell received approval from MSC to go ahead with the design and development of the rendezvous pod. It would contain a radar transponder, C-band beacon, flashing light, and batteries.


1962 September 4 - .
  • Gemini Project Office directed McDonnell to provide spacecraft No. 3 with rendezvous radar capability and to provide a rendezvous evaluation pod as a requirement for missions 2 and 3. - . Nation: USA. Flight: Gemini 3. Spacecraft: Gemini, Gemini Radar, Gemini REP. Four pods were required: one prototype, two flight articles, and one flight spare..

1964 January 1 - .
  • NASA Headquarters directed Gemini Project Office to take the radar and rendezvous evaluation pod out of Gemini-Titan (GT) missions 3 and 4. - . Nation: USA. Flight: Gemini 4, Gemini 5. Spacecraft: Gemini, Gemini Radar, Gemini REP. GT-4 would be a battery-powered long-duration flight. The pod would go on GT-5, and thus the first planned Agena flight would probably slip in the schedule..

1964 July 10 - . LV Family: Titan. Launch Vehicle: Titan II.
  • Manager Charles W. Mathews reported that the Gemini Program Office had been reviewing and evaluating plans for Gemini-Titan (GT) missions 4 through 7. - . Nation: USA. Flight: Gemini 4, Gemini 5, Gemini 6. Spacecraft: Gemini, Gemini Fuel Cell, Gemini REP. GT-4 would be a four-day mission using battery power. . Additional Details: here....


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