Douglas Aircraft The   support   requirements   for   Apollo,   compiled   by   NASA’s   Office   of   Manned   Space   Flight (OMSF),   originally   stated   a   need   for   twelve   heavily   instrumented,   long-range,   high-speed aircraft   to   supplement   the   telemetry   and   communication   support   to   be   provided   by   the   Apollo ships.   It   was   decided   after   program   refinement   that   the   aircraft   requirement   would   be   eight,   six to be on station with two standby spares. Modification   of   the   eight   C-135s,   which   was   extensive   because   of   the   shift   in   the   center   of gravity,   was   performed   by   Douglas   Aircraft   Modification   Center   in   Tulsa   Oklahoma.   Douglas was the prime contractor for the A/RIA program and Bendix Radio is electronic subcontractor.
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Douglas Aircraft The    support    requirements    for    Apollo,    compiled    by NASA’s    Office    of    Manned    Space    Flight    (OMSF), originally      stated      a      need      for      twelve      heavily instrumented,     long-range,     high-speed     aircraft     to supplement   the   telemetry   and   communication   support to   be   provided   by   the   Apollo   ships.   It   was   decided after   program   refinement   that   the   aircraft   requirement would   be   eight,   six   to   be   on   station   with   two   standby spares. Modification   of   the   eight   C-135s,   which   was   extensive because    of    the    shift    in    the    center    of    gravity,    was performed   by   Douglas   Aircraft   Modification   Center   in Tulsa   Oklahoma.   Douglas   was   the   prime   contractor for   the   A/RIA   program   and   Bendix   Radio   is   electronic subcontractor.