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Carnarvon Tracking Station

Apollo Wing, June 1967.

Photos by Alan Gilham

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Receivers and Ranging.

Left to right: Frank Vinton (standing), Paul Dench (arms at the back of his neck), Dave Brooks (partially hidden by Paul) and Leo Overington (with leg in air).

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Receivers.

Tom Lysaght at left.

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USB area – receivers.

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Receivers and servo area.

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Tracking Data Processor.

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Panorama of the USB area.

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Tracking Data Processor and Antenna Position Programmer.

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USB console with Geoff Broom and Ben Ryan being ‘busy’.

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The Command Room for the CapCom.

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Tracking Data Processor and Antenna Position Programmer.

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“The Rubidium clock output places the date as 11th June 1967 the UT was 12.21. I think it was a simulation exercise.”

Alan later wrote:
“Mariner 5 launch was on the 14th June 1967 so I am presuming that the activity was a simulation for the actual launch.”

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Ranging.

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With grateful thanks to Alan Gilham for the photographs.

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