Author Topic: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 16 - FCS C/Os, RCS Hot Fire, Media, Endeavour Tribute  (Read 43593 times)

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Moving a PLB camera to get a look at the starboard inboard and outboard elevons:

Let's hope for some split screen fun for FCS! We missed out on that for 133 :)

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APU-1 in prestart.
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APU-1 pre-start.

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Some heater signatures on APU-2, but it's at the top of its heater cycle, so expected (ironically I'm writing up the APU heater presentation right now).

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APU-1 start in progress:
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Wow, heading backwards into an orbital sunset.

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whats the debris that seemed to be floating away??  ice??
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 02:26 AM by stockman »
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Numerous objects observed. Never seen so many during a FCS checkout.

Tried to capture some. One was noticably bigger than the others.

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Houston is GO for APU-1 shutdown.

RCS hotfire up next.
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Really didn't come out in the screenshots, but I counted over 10 bits of debris (ice? Seemed to be from multiple areas). Not being referenced on the loop.

Go for APU shutdown.


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Really didn't come out in the screenshots, but I counted over 10 bits of debris (ice? Seemed to be from multiple areas). Not being referenced on the loop.

MS4 was scheduled for FCS C/O PTV during the FCS C/O.  Maybe we'll get video or stills from that?
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Blue Entry screen is up.
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Go to press after an illegal entry an ITEM 14 entry.

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24 mins to RCS Hot Fire.

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Rudder command values questioned, but they were confirmed to be good values.

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Landing opportunities timing for tomorrow
« Last Edit: 05/31/2011 02:53 AM by stockman »
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Anyone using that Heavens Above site know if there's a good UK pass coming up? Will be dark for two revs and these look good on the map at least....

York, England if you need the city.

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Checkouts on the "glass cockpit" displays taking place.

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