Author Topic: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 2 - TPS Inspections and Rendezvous Prep  (Read 47760 times)

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LIVE and interactive coverage of STS-134's Flight Day 2:

Main links of use:

Endeavour's forum section for other threads - including non FD specific coverage:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=4.0


L2 Members:
STS-134 Special Section - heading into Internal NASA Flight Day coverage:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=48.0 or
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=STS-134


Coverage will be centralized on this site, via these live threads and news articles, but I will ''tweet" important updates via http://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight


All STS-134 News Articles can be found on this link:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/sts-134/

Recent Articles:

L-2 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-countdown-vader-payload-struggles-launch-delay/

L-1 Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-issp-approves-ddo-soyuz-flyabout-returns-to-mission-planning/

Launch Day and APU Heater Overview Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/live-sts-134-attempt-2-updates/

Post Launch - Mission Timeline Article - by Chris Gebhardt:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-endeavour-packed-mission-overview/

Current Article post FD2:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/endeavour-outstanding-shape-iss-for-docking/


FD2 Objectives:
- TPS Inspection and Rendezvous Prep
FD2 TPS Inspections (OBSS, OMS Pod Digital)
NC2 & NC3
EMU Checkout
C/L Camera Install, Docking Ring extension, Rendezvous Tool C/O

Please note, this is interactive, but all posts need to be on topic. If you post images, no more than two per post.

Click to enlarge for updated Flight Plan timeline:

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Crew Wake Up scheduled for just prior to midnight Eastern (20:56 West Coast), so it'll be appreciated if those on the right timezone keep things ticking over for the early stages of the flight day - in the event one of our regular updaters is not around.

This mission timeline is going to require some international teamwork, which is rather fitting given the mission.

Bar timeline and NTV schedule - click to enlarge.

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Does anyone have some inside info on where the SRB recovery ships are and when they might show up in the Canaveral locks?

I was going to try and track them with marinetraffic.com but it seems like they may have disabled their position beacon after leaving port yesterday.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?MMSI=338990000
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?MMSI=337942424

Since we are already sleep shifted :o (propping eyes open and yawning smiley) we were going to go over and see if we can take the KSC VC tours to catch a glimpse of the Atlantis rollover and then see the SRB ships coming back with the SRBs.

Don't know if there would be a better thread for this but seems like the best one since this would be something happening the day after the launch...

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From one of the press confs, I'm sure Tuesday evening was mentioned for when the SRB Ships would return but they didn't mention a specific time, I suppose it's so dynamic it's hard to say.

Nice live view from the ISS right now:
« Last Edit: 05/17/2011 01:44 AM by Mapperuo »
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2 hours to crew wakeup... currently 1500 miles separately shuttle and ISS
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Crew wakeup a minute or so away
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Execute Package is up.

http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/546080main_PAO_FD02_ExPkg.pdf

edit: Looks like a couple of good 20+ min blocks available for "crew choice" down link. Looking forward to getting some more good video from these guys today.
« Last Edit: 05/17/2011 04:17 AM by dwb0407 »

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Crew Wakeup - Song "Beautiful day" by U2   - For Mark

And as they wake up.. I'm off to bed...
« Last Edit: 05/17/2011 04:00 AM by stockman »
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Crew Wakeup - Song "Beautiful day" by U2   - For Mark

And as they wake up.. I'm off to bed...
Eastern timezone too? Sucks on these schedules.
Well great job on the coverage!
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Crew working a issue with the SSV (sequential still video). Shannon Lucid is our CapCom this morning (or evening depending on where you are), asking the crew to check all the cables. This issue cropped up and is the subject of today's message 007.
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Roberto is off to find a new cable.
« Last Edit: 05/17/2011 04:43 AM by Mapperuo »
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mean while another amazing view from the space station.

Megan McArthur will be taking over at CapCom, as orbit 1 comes on console.
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SSV (Sequential Still Video) trouble shooting has produced results, replacing the cable has resolved the problem. NC2 burn in 54 minutes per the clock.

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first on board video for today... Mike and Drew on the mid-deck.

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NC-2 burn PAD read up to the crew

Right OMS

Weight 247384 lbs
 
TIG at MET 00/17:26:23.5

Duration 14 sec

Kyle Herring also noting that the delta-V would be about 11 fps.

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cool view in the middeck
« Last Edit: 05/17/2011 06:07 AM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Morning :)

Quick thanks to wake up and post sleep coverage to Roger, Mapp and Dwb.

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loading NC-2 vectors
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moving to NC-2 attitude
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