Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. After verifying the MAIN BUS voltage connecting the LM POWER to CSM I want to pull MAIN B BAT BUS B, or MAIN B to BAT BUS B, open.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's correct. And then on panel 250, circuit breaker BAT B POWER ENTRY/POSTLANDING to open, and verify MAIN BUS B voltage.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Panel 250 BAT B POWER ENTRY/POSTLANDING, open, and then verify the MAIN BUS voltage.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. That's correct. The last steps are to get the LM back on descent batteries. The first step is BATs 1, 2, 3, and 4, HI VOLTAGE, ON. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. Then the next step is a LM step, BATs 1, 2, 3, and 4, HI VOLTAGE, ON.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's correct; and the last step in the LM, BATs 5 and 6 to OFF. Over.

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Jack Swigert (CMP)

Say again; you cut out there, Joe.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay, Jack. The last step in the LM, BATTERIES 5 and 6 to OFF. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. BATs 5 and 6 go OFF.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

That's correct. That should configure you. Note that circuit-breaker protection on that circuit limits the available current to 15 amps. We think we can do quite a bit with it though. And the LM/CSM umbilical will be hot and MAIN BUS voltage may be monitored by selecting MAIN B on the gage. Over.

Jack Swigert (CMP)

Okay. And I'll be ready to implement this whenever you call it up.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And how do you read, Joe?

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. While Jack was on COMM, I was looking out the docking window here, and I could see another good shower of particles coming out of the service module. And the position this time appears to be on the other side. Before, we'd always seen them out of window 1, and where I'm looking at it from here, it looks like it'd be down below window 6 somewhere in the service module. Jack's going upstairs to see what it looks like up there.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Good deal. We copy that, Fred. And to show you how relaxed we are about the entry, Ken is looking at—giving you guys a chance to—prior to going into entry, PREP to snap a few pictures of the service module.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Ken is, huh? (Laughter)

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Yes, he's got all that film up there, and he doesn't want to waste it.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Oh, I thought maybe you'd want me to do a PLSS EVA to go shoot pictures or something.

Fred Haise (LMP)

You're right; we got a lot of pictures.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I guess I agree it surely would be nice to document it someway if we can, but it doesn't look like …

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Yes, we think it'd be a lot of help.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Joe, how do you read me?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Aquarius, Houston. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The condensate transfer worked great.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Stand by a minute, Fred. We're in a bad COMM mode.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay. The waste transfer into the condensate can works real well, Joe.

Fred Haise (LMP)

So, I guess we can keep FIDO happy with no overboard dumps.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Yes, that brings up one more possibility, Joe.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Brings up another possibility. Now that we've got all of that stowed into the bags and the condensate can, we could probably blow all of that through the PLSS …, I wonder how the sublimator would work on waste water.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

It might work if we had to do it, Fred. Right now we're looking at a comfortable excess of water through the sublimator. We were talking among ourselves this morning about having you try out the PLSS to ascent tank water-transfer situation and we decided not to do it, not to recommend it, because we figure it'd take us 30 hours to empty one of the ascent tanks, which you have to do in order to get PLSS water to it, and we'd rather use the descent water and we don't think we've gotten any sweat. Over.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Okay, Joe. I don't think there's any question about it from the plumbing standpoint that we could do that if we had to.

Fred Haise (LMP)

And, how do you read, Joe?

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Read you pretty good, Fred. Go ahead.

Fred Haise (LMP)

I think our PTC wobble is growing worse. The Earth now is really up to the top of the window. I have to get way down almost to the floorboards to view it. Conversely, the Moon is way down at the bottom of the window.

Fred Haise (LMP)

Far more wobble than I noticed on my previous watch.

Joe Kerwin (CAPCOM)

Okay. Copied that, Fred. And our thermal people will be looking at it. One of the things we're talking about relative to the midcourse correction is we'd like not to do it before the SHe tank goes, if it's going to go, just so it won't give us a problem reestablishing PTC. And right now our people think that the burst disk will pop around 106 hours.