Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-12 : Aug. 14, 2017 : UPDATES  (Read 88967 times)

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F9/CRS12: Here’s a shot of the hot fire test from the roof of the CBS News bureau at KSC

https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/895635774921723904
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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete—targeting August 14 launch from Pad 39A for Dragon’s next resupply mission to the @Space_Station.

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https://www.nasa.gov/content/upcoming-elana-cubesat-launches
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ELaNa 22
Launch Date:  NET August 14, 2017
Deployment Date: NET November 2017
Mission: SpaceX-12 – Falcon 9, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
3 CubeSat Missions scheduled to be deployed
ASTERIA – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
Dellingr – NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
OSIRUS-3U – Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

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The Spaceborne Computer will fly on this Dragon mission.

The ISS is getting a ruggedized computer upgrade

SpaceX is launching a supercomputer to the International Space Station

Testing a commercial off-the-shelf computer for deep space operations seems to be exactly the thing SpaceX would be interested in for its Mars ambitions.
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L-3 Launch Weather Forecast.
70% go for launch day
80% go for 24 hours scrub
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I don't see this posted anywhere, but Falcon 9 is back horizontal at the pad
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The Spaceborne Computer will fly on this Dragon mission.

The ISS is getting a ruggedized computer upgrade

SpaceX is launching a supercomputer to the International Space Station

Testing a commercial off-the-shelf computer for deep space operations seems to be exactly the thing SpaceX would be interested in for its Mars ambitions.
SBC #1 to be exact as SBC #2 will launch on a later flight.

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L-3 Launch Weather Forecast.
70% go for launch day
80% go for 24 hours scrub

I see 70% for both days.
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NOTMAR CRS-12 Launch Hazard Areas, together with second stage debris area.

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Updated weather forecast, no real change still 70% GO both days:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation
 
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation

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Here's the weather forecast issued on L-1, again no real change still 70% GO both days:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation
 
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation

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Haven't seen this posted - NASA's CRS-12 overview attached. Includes:

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TOTAL CARGO:6415.4 lbs. / 2910 kg
TOTAL PRESSURIZED CARGO WITH PACKAGING:3642 lbs. / 1652 kg
  Science Investigations2019.4 lbs. / 916 kg
  Crew Supplies485 lbs. / 220 kg
  Vehicle Hardware747.4 lbs. / 339 kg
  Spacewalk Equipment66.1 lbs. / 30 kg
  Computer Resources116.8 lbs. / 53 kg
UNPRESSURIZED2773.4 lbs. / 1258 kg
  Cosmic-Ray Energetics and Mass (CREAM)2773.4 lbs. / 1258 kg
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CAPCOM just updated the crew concerning several issues and stated that another S-band "trip" on string 2 occurred this morning following several others this week.  A planned S band test was cancelled and the crew was told the launch is not impacted by the continuing issue.
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Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."


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Pre-flight presser coming up in 10-ish minutes.

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Participants are arriving.  So we'll be on time for this one.

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Here we go...

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Dan: Dragon loaded with 6,400 lbs of cargo. 75% is to research and expansion of research on ISS.  Sets a new bar for research on this flight.  Consumable and performance of ISS have been "stellar."  And we're able to dedicate a lot of space to science.

Late load getting ready to go into Dragon on the pad.  300 science investigations on the next 6 months  85 of those are brand new.

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Tomorrow is out ONLY launch opportunity until 19-20 Aug. because of Russian EVA and TDRS-M.

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