Author Topic: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 15 - Undocking, Flyaround. STORRM DTO  (Read 81249 times)

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« Last Edit: 05/30/2011 01:44 AM by Ronsmytheiii »
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interesting, the dry lakebed runways at Edwards are closed, must be wet.  Not that big of a deal though, as they only sue concrete ones nowadays. Not sure why it was mentioned.
The lakebed runways wouldn't be used for nominal cases but are still available as ELS runways.  (Not in their current condition.)
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loss of station ku, solid on shuttle

edit: back on station
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Edit: looks like we're around 30 minutes until beginning the work to maneuver the mated vehicle to undock attitude.
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« Last Edit: 05/30/2011 02:21 AM by psloss »

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not too much going on NTV

Edit: night shot of the earth
« Last Edit: 05/30/2011 02:23 AM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Outside Station cameras; not too much to see, other than orbiter payload bay lights.

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station two minutes out from free drift, crew offering to let ground come onboard the flight deck, will need to reconfigure to do so
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selecting auto on the dap, Endeavour taking attitude control
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live from the flight deck, offering to start attitude change early but will wait
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Going to wait until planned time to start maneuver, about 8 minutes from now.
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wrapping camera with black cover so orbiter lights wont bounce off the windows
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loss of station ku, Shuttle Ku still looking good
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loss of shuttle ku (that is why it is looping)

starting attitude change
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Shuttle AOS with TDRS.  (W171)
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Speaking of loss of Ku, will the STORRM DTO use Ku (and thus we don't get to watch some amazing orbital flying)?  Sure hope there are station assets to give us the goods!
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