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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #481 on: 05/20/2011 06:40 PM »
Here's the NASA TV video of the Soyuz photography manoeuvre. Top-left is the view that the crew will have from the Soyuz Orbital Module window (i.e. what we'll see in the images and video). L2 had this video a few days ago (a less choppy version too). :)
It looked like it was slowed down in the briefing room.  (Of course the original(s) are time-compressed to begin with.)

Rob gave us a timeline handout here...was something like that published on nasa.gov?

I asked Courtenay for the pre and post Station maneuvers, but didn't double check the times before she left and ended up getting info in the handout.  What I got was that the Station will maneuver from the photo attitude back to the standard Shuttle-docked attitude beginning at 5:21 pm Central / 22:21 GMT, or about six minutes after the imagery session ends and the Soyuz sep #2 burn.

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #482 on: 05/20/2011 06:55 PM »
Post MMT briefing moved to 3pm CT

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« Reply #483 on: 05/20/2011 06:57 PM »
Post MMT briefing moved to 3pm CT
Yes, back to the original time.  Of course, now to see if it stays there. :)


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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #485 on: 05/20/2011 07:16 PM »
Call it a "Station-Keeping Photographic Reconnaissance Event" (SKPRE) or "skiper".  No connection to the communicationsoftware... ;)

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #486 on: 05/20/2011 07:34 PM »
MMT briefing moved again

2:45pm CT / 3:45pm ET
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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #487 on: 05/20/2011 07:37 PM »
MMT briefing moved again

2:45pm CT / 3:45pm ET
Kelly Humphries is here, so he's ready. :)

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #488 on: 05/20/2011 07:39 PM »
Mr. Cain has entered the building.  :)  Not the briefing room yet, but they can still make 2:45 pm Central.

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #489 on: 05/20/2011 07:42 PM »
I know it's the least important question ever, but was Cady talking about naming the spiders?


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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #491 on: 05/20/2011 07:48 PM »


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« Reply #493 on: 05/20/2011 08:03 PM »
AP go after the worst case scenario. Mr Cain gave a short no we have not answer on the EVA preps for repair.

Philip asks good TPS specific questions on all vehicle TPS cleared apart from this area and DAT proc for how long they will need. Answer is 24 hours.

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #494 on: 05/20/2011 08:05 PM »
 LeRoy Cain

Spacewalk went really well, shuttle crew are sleeping
Didnt have a lot to talk about in the MMT

MMT:
Going to do a FI to get more data on the site
Dimensions: distance forward to aft between 118 and 134 is 14Ē approx
We pick up the OBSS with the stations arm and attach it to the shuttles arm
Lower it to the underside of the vehicle stays about 7ft away and we take several images with the camera and data with the laser
FI will start at the end of the crews morning, will be into FI by 1:30
Pilot will be commanding shuttle arms
2 station people commanding stations arms
Have 2 hours blocked out for it
SSRMS will be positioned on the other side of the orbiter slightly away from it with a vantage point looking underneath toward the orbiter and will provide camera views for clearance
Manoeuvres are OCS, so there programmed into the computer, very little manual flying of the arm required


Questions

Q: Have you started contingencies in case you find something you donít like with the FI ?

A: No


Q: How many photos will you take with the camera?

A: 3 with the camera, 2 data takes with the laser


Q: Is everything else you reviewed cleared for reentry?

A: Yes


Q: Whats the plan to reduce the data from the FI for the team ?

A: Data will get processed by the imagery and laser experts first then handed off to the thermal and structural experts. Imagery people get it first so we get more accurate dimensions which are important. Should have final answer in less than 24 hours. Expect to get very good data from the FI.


Q: You will get a 3D model of the area from the data ?

A: Yes after some work from our engineers


Q: Do you see this as a hazard or threat at this point?

A: No, feel confident we will clear it after getting better data


Q: Explain what you get from a FI that you didnít get from FD 2 ?

A: FD2 doesnít give us this data on the tile area. Get best data on the tiles from the RPM


Q: What has to happen for it to become a greater concern ?

A: If the damage went all the way to interface between the tile bond and the structure or if it broke down to the filer bar, it would require looking at in greater detail. Or a combination of these things.


Q: Everything else on the timeline will go on as normal ?

A: Yes


Q: Will the crew still get time off tomorrow ?

A: This FI is taking less time than the placeholder we had. So yes


Q: Will any tasks get put off ?

A: No


Q: How did you clear the Elevon ?

A: The elevon site had smaller dimensions. The tile is thicker and the analysis said we had more margin than necessary in that area.


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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #495 on: 05/20/2011 08:08 PM »
Nice one Aaron and that rounds up FD5.

Now we have a more interesting FD6 to look forward to. Will set up the thread later. More presentations going into L2 shortly, which will beef up the next article.

Next up is the Ariane 5 ECA launch!

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24447.0

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #496 on: 05/21/2011 12:03 AM »
"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace." - Robert Goddard

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Re: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 5 - EVA-1
« Reply #497 on: 05/27/2011 10:55 PM »
"Every vision is a joke until the first man accomplishes it; once realized, it becomes commonplace." - Robert Goddard


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