THE APOLLO GUIDANCE COMPUTER
Architecture and Operation
By today's standards, the on-board computer used by the Apollo
astronauts 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 the astronauts. It describes the full range of technologies required in order to fly the Apollo
lunar missions, and which enabled the astronauts to fly to the Moon - and back!
Table of Contents
0. The state of the art
1. The AGC hardware
2. The Executive and Interpreter
3. The basics of guidance and navigation
4. Mission programs and operations
Glossary of terms and abbreviations
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