Apollo Panoramic Camera (APC) Collection

Collection ID:
Itek Corporation
Physical Description:
0.79 Cubic feet
2 containers
This collection consists of technical manuals and documents relating to the Apollo Panoramic Cmaera (APC).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the following technical manuals and documents: Critical Design Review Light Sensor and AEC Modification Panoramic Camera for Apollo Scientific Instrument Module; Photographic Data Utilization Manual; "Panoramic Camera for Scientific Instrument Model Monthly Progress Reports," 1969-1971; Panoramic Camera for Apollo Scientific Instrument Module, 1970; V\H Problem Analysis - Apollo 15, Panoramic Camera, Experiment S-163, 1971, two revisions one September and one November 1971; Familiarization and Integration Manual for Prototype Panoramic Camera for Scientific Instrument Module, 1970; a folder of Itek Critical Design Review actions; and a Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure Chart.

No arrangement.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Apollo Panoramic Camera (APC) was mounted in the Scientific Instrumentation Module of Apollos 15, 16 and 17. Itek built the panoramic camera for NASA to be used in the scientific mapping done during the final three Apollo missions. The camera provided high resolution photography along orbital groundtracks. The camera, which could operate in stereo mode, was mounted on the service module and recorded images on a film cassette. The cassette was then retrieved by the Command Module Pilot during an extravehicular activity (EVA) during the trans-Earth portion of the mission. The camera is a direct technological descendent of the Itek camera used in the U-2 photo reconnaissance programs.

Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2019.
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Stennis Space Center, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0007

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Apollo Panoramic Camera (APC) Collection, NASM.2018.0007, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151