Saturn rocket family on-board camera details?

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Winston

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I've never been able to find any significant details about the on-board cameras that were ejected from the Saturn series rockets to provide the in-flight visual data that video cameras provide today. Anyone know of a source, especially one available on-line? Just one example of what these cameras did:

[video=youtube;mJzT2bBGVfo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJzT2bBGVfo[/video]
 

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Lots of hits googling for "saturn rocket ejectable film camera".

Like this:

https://gwsbooks.blogspot.com/2015/04/camera-pods.html








Also this, a Popular Science article by VonBraun:

https://books.google.com/books?id=W...q=saturn rocket ejectable film camera&f=false




I will say that some were live video beamed back, not film cameras ejected later. The first post's B&W youtube really was a live TV video, the fact that it is B&W and TV-ish, going to "snow" at times as the video signal was lost. Also the fact the video shown was in the second stage (first stage did not use Hydrogen), showing it draining almost to empty, meaning almost to orbit.

The ejectable cameras were color film. Like the famous staging sequences, example below. Those cameras were ejected shortly after staging. IIRC half or more were never found.

 
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