Apollo 13: A Successful Unsuccessful Campaign

Apollo 13 was the third human mission for the transformation of the Apollo Mission. It was launched on April 11, 1970. Two days after the launch, there was an explosion, due to which the control vehicle started leakage of oxygen and the power system was scorched. Astronauts used Chandrayaan as a life saving vehicle and successfully succeeded in coming back to Earth. During this time he had to deal with problems like lack of electricity, heat and water, but he returned from the jaw of suicidal return.


James A. Lovell – 4 Experience of the Space Journey, Commander
John L. Swigert – 1 space travel experience, main control vehicle Pilot
Fred W. Haise – 1 space travel experience, moonlight Pilot

Alternative passenger group

John Young- Commander
John L. Swigert – 1 space travel experience, main control vehicle Pilot
Charles Duke, Lunar Spacecraft Pilot

The Mission

Apollo 13 campaign was about to study Mauro’s structure. The name of this structure is the name of Fra Mauro Crater, which is located inside this structure. The problem in this drive started coming soon after the launch. In the second stage of the launch, the middle engine was closed two minutes earlier, to overcome this shortage, four external engines had to be lit long. The engineers later found that it was due to the Pogo oscillation, which disconnected the engine of the second phase from 68g 16hz companies. Pogo oscillation was experienced in earlier campaigns, but it was quite fast. In subsequent operations, the peripo-oscillation system was installed. The explosion was at a distance of 321,860 km from Earth on its way towards the Moon, the explosion occurred in the number two oxygen tank of the control vehicle. Something like this happened at the beginning of the incident.

The Earth-based Operation Control Center said to move the oxygen tank (Stir), this task is to stop liquid oxygen from the construction of the satoha in different states of temperature. This process is called Stratification. But during this time the fire of the motor carrying the oxygen tank was set on fire. This fire began to heat liquid oxygen and its pressure increased to 1000 PSI. As a result the tank exploded. It is an estimate, in other estimates, there is also an explosion from a meteorite collision. Several explosions were destroyed by this explosion and severe damage to oxygen tank number 1. The control vehicle was dependent on oxygen for electricity generation, due to this explosion the power generation decreased. The control vehicle had a battery to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere, but it was enough for just 10 hours. It was necessary for these batteries to be able to return safely to the earth, so the passenger was now dependent on the moon for survival. The Chandrayaan was once rehearsed once used as ‘Survival Boat’, which was now to be transformed into reality.

As soon as the time of re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere came to light, NASA decided to take control of the control room separately, to detect the causes of the accident. When the passengers saw the control room, they found that the cover covering the oxygen tank located in the entire length of the control vehicle was blown up in the blast. There was also a fear that due to lack of temperature in the moonlight during the return, the water would not become densened. But the apprehension proved to be rootless. One of the reasons behind this success was the changes made in the design after the fire of Apollo 1. Traveler success came back, but he had been infected with urinary tract which was due to non availability of proper amount of water. The campaign was unsuccessful but the passengers were lucky because the explosion took place in the first phase of the trip. At this time, they had more quantity of logistics, equipment and electricity. If the blast was in the Moon orbit of the Earth, then the chances of survivors were very low.

It was also a coincidence that the process of mitigating the oxygen tank had to be done in the first phase of the operation, usually it has to be done in the last stages of the process.


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