|Re: HP-65 in Space|
Message #6 Posted by Bill (Smithville, NJ) on 11 Apr 2007, 7:59 a.m.,
in response to message #4 by Karl-Ludwig Butte
What is a SPOC-Manual, WSN
SPOC stands for "SHUTTLE PORTABLE ONBOARD COMPUTER ".
And WSN stands for "World Spaceflight News".
More info at the link I posted to the earlier message thread:
HP-41 In Space
According to WSN, there was an actual 44 Page Manual describing the HP-41 SPOC. Title of manual is
"HP-41 / SHUTTLE PORTABLE ONBOARD COMPUTER (SPOC) Setup of hardware and operation; software descriptions; troubleshooting. 44 pgs. $18.00"
That would be a very interesting manual to read.
Unfortunately, the WSN WEB site offering this for purchase, is way out of date. So I'm not sure if they are still in business or not. I do remember someone telling me that he had seen them offering CDROM's of groups of mnauals, at a fairly high price. Not sure if these are still available either. I tried e-mailing WSN some time ago and didn't get any response back.
But if they had a HP-41 SPOC manual, then maybe the NASA archives would also have a copy.