Author Topic: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep  (Read 77428 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

LIVE and interactive coverage of STS-134's Flight Day 4:

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 - Internal NASA (MER/OPO/DAT/MMT) Flight Day coverage (Over 800mb of documentation, notes, videos and photos since FD1, all unreleased anywhere else - best ever start to a L2 mission coverage section):

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=48.0 or
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?action=tags&tags=STS-134


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

Recent Articles:

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

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

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

Post-Docking/TPS damage Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/sts-134-nasa-managers-reviewing-endeavours-tps-dings/

article:
AMS Install/Ascent Review Article - by Chris Gebhardt:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/05/exceptional-endeavour-us-assembly-complete-station/


FD4  AMS Install, EVA prep
AMS unberth from the payload bay and install on S3 PAS-2
SRMS Unberth > Handoff to SSRMS > Install
Start FGB Y-cable internal power jumper install
Middeck transfer
CWC-I fills
O2 transfer term
EVA Tool config, EVA procedure review, campout (Feustel and Chamitoff)
MT Translate overnight (WS2→WS5)

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 bar timeline: 

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #1 on: 05/18/2011 11:22 PM »
Best site ever!

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #2 on: 05/18/2011 11:26 PM »
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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #3 on: 05/18/2011 11:32 PM »
So weird for the wake-up times to be so different. This mission must be the biggest differences in wake up times. Can't wait for tonight!
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Best site ever!

Heh! You know I don't care that's not an "update" (and technically this thread is about updates) because that totally cheered me up after a really long day ;D

Thanks Layton :)

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #5 on: 05/18/2011 11:42 PM »

Concur--it'll be an exciting night/morning/event.  Go AMS-2!

I was going to make a wise-crack about how can it already be LIVE FD-4 when I'm still trying to catch up with FD-3.  But then again, the guy in charge (that's you Chris) knows all about sleep-shifting (or better, not sleeping at all), and that's handy on this mission of strange hours held by the two crews.

So weird for the wake-up times to be so different. This mission must be the biggest differences in wake up times. Can't wait for tonight!

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Sleep shifting went out of the window by L-1. Now it's "sleep when there's an opportunity-shifting" ;)

Such as now. Back for robotics!

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #7 on: 05/19/2011 12:16 AM »
Best site ever!

Heh! You know I don't care that's not an "update" (and technically this thread is about updates) because that totally cheered me up after a really long day ;D

Thanks Layton :)


Update on Flight Day 4: nasaspaceflight.com *still* the best site ever!
Sufficiently on topic ? :-) Take a moment now and again to drink a cup of kudos, Chris... I don't know how you do it, but keep on doing it...
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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #8 on: 05/19/2011 02:34 AM »
Crew wakeup in about 24 minutes
« Last Edit: 05/19/2011 02:35 AM by stockman »
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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #9 on: 05/19/2011 02:53 AM »
« Last Edit: 05/19/2011 03:08 AM by stockman »
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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #10 on: 05/19/2011 02:59 AM »
crew wakeup..

Simple call up .. no music YET... comm loss for about 30 minutes so will send the music up at that time.. 
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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #11 on: 05/19/2011 03:31 AM »
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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #12 on: 05/19/2011 03:36 AM »
Comm back..

Sending up the wakeup song now - "Luna" by Jose Serrano    - For Greg   - apparently the song was written specially for this mission


EDIT - corrected spelling of name.
« Last Edit: 05/19/2011 03:44 AM by stockman »
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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #13 on: 05/19/2011 03:38 AM »
Jose Molina Serrano

Here he is talking about it on youtube. (the thumb nail is not him)

« Last Edit: 05/19/2011 03:39 AM by dwb0407 »

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #14 on: 05/19/2011 03:43 AM »
and thats it for me...
« Last Edit: 05/19/2011 03:45 AM by stockman »
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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #15 on: 05/19/2011 03:55 AM »
I'll pick it up for bit before I too need to head off for some shut eye.

PAO just reviewed the days activties and recapped the late wake up call.

A, never boring, live shot from the station cameras.


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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #16 on: 05/19/2011 04:55 AM »
We've been invited on board for video from the flight deck, but shuttle CapCom called back up that we were 8 minutes out from a LOS and about 30 minutes out from KU coverage. So no on-board video for at least a little bit longer.

Station crew sleep cycle is offset and won't get a wake up call for another hour.

edit: to correct time till station crew wake up, seems I am loosing not only sleep but track of time.
« Last Edit: 05/19/2011 05:01 AM by dwb0407 »

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #17 on: 05/19/2011 05:07 AM »
I wonder how well it works for mission personnel to be on such different sleep cycles. Are they able to have good separation between sleeping compartments and the areas of activity? The Shuttle crew, at least, can sleep in their own vehicle, but I think about ISS-crew fatigue. They have, I notice, scheduled transfers for after ISS wake-up, so it'll just be SRMS AMS while the locals are sleeping.
Any notion how well that's turning out?

So weird for the wake-up times to be so different. This mission must be the biggest differences in wake up times. Can't wait for tonight!
« Last Edit: 05/19/2011 05:10 AM by rerickson »

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #18 on: 05/19/2011 05:18 AM »
I wonder how well it works for mission personnel to be on such different sleep cycles. Are they able to have good separation between sleeping compartments and the areas of activity? The Shuttle crew, at least, can sleep in their own vehicle, but I think about ISS-crew fatigue. They have, I notice, scheduled transfers for after ISS wake-up, so it'll just be SRMS AMS while the locals are sleeping.
Any notion how well that's turning out?

So weird for the wake-up times to be so different. This mission must be the biggest differences in wake up times. Can't wait for tonight!

It seems the biggest inconvenience or at least challenge has to do with the loops and speakers in certain modules being on or off. Yesterday's Execute Package had a whole message about "when" and "how" the loops would be differently configured, as well as instructions on how to make calls on specific channels. Interesting to see how it goes.

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 4 - AMS Install, EVA-1 Prep
« Reply #19 on: 05/19/2011 05:21 AM »
Nice close-up of the AMS, grapple coming up in 40 mins +/-.

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