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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #220 on: 11/24/2008 09:31 PM »
Shane has the straight nozzle grease gun from his bag and is starting to do the final batch of lubes on the port SARJ
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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #221 on: 11/24/2008 09:37 PM »
Just a note, there is a specific sightings thread, please allow this thread to continue as specific live updates on FD11 and the EVA-4.

GREAT work again by all concerned. Has allowed me to fill L2 again and that's good for all of you, as the time has allowed me to write up an article based on the new info, which includes the extension decision minutes (quotes from Leroy Cain etc). Going on site in about 30 mins.
« Last Edit: 11/24/2008 09:38 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #222 on: 11/24/2008 09:42 PM »
Good cooling in the WRS, KU is back:
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #223 on: 11/24/2008 09:49 PM »
Steve was  having a problem removing a dust cap from one of cables prior to mating it with the antenna but has now got it off

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #224 on: 11/24/2008 09:50 PM »
Shane now about to start applying grease under the last pair of covers 7 and 6 with the straight nozzle grease gun
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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #225 on: 11/24/2008 09:57 PM »
First GPS antenna has now been installed (I got a bit ahead of myself before  ;) ).  Now getting second antenna out of the bag.

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #226 on: 11/24/2008 10:00 PM »
The complex is passing due east of New Zealand moving NE, KU through West will be better during this time of the orbit as the angle between West and the KU antenna is lower, the complex is passing more "under" West as it moves NE.

29 minutes to sunset, the complex is at orbital noon now.

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #227 on: 11/24/2008 10:01 PM »
Shane has finished greasing the port SARJ!

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #228 on: 11/24/2008 10:03 PM »
Can any one get images, lost my hardline (and its dinner time)
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #229 on: 11/24/2008 10:04 PM »
Shane has lubed the sections of the port SARJ ring under covers 6 & 7, he will now get ready to put the covers back on.

Complex will pass NE of the eqautor in 10 minutes starting orbit 158 of STS-126. The GPS antenna that Steve installed on the JEM JLP will now be tested to see if it is functional.

28 minutes to East only comm (KU), and 25 minutes to sunset, PET is 4:40

Richard


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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #230 on: 11/24/2008 10:06 PM »


GREAT work again by all concerned. Has allowed me to fill L2 again and that's good for all of you, as the time has allowed me to write up an article based on the new info, which includes the extension decision minutes (quotes from Leroy Cain etc). Going on site in about 30 mins.

And that's complete:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2008/11/mmt-outlines-extension-decision-eva-4-sarj/

Next article will focus on the MMOD damage to Endeavour's window number 6, which has been cleared as is for re-entry.

Can any one get images, lost my hardline (and its dinner time)

I can cover and draft up the next article at the same time. Thanks very much for the coverage so far, as it's really helped. Very good team work here.
« Last Edit: 11/24/2008 10:07 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #231 on: 11/24/2008 10:07 PM »
Position of Kibo. A different model resource as the other model is incomplete. I might just use this one from now on.

I love NSF!

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #232 on: 11/24/2008 10:08 PM »
Both GPS antennas installed and heaters switched on by the ground successfully

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #233 on: 11/24/2008 10:09 PM »
Heads up, in about 15 - 20 minutes, the complex will start to pass NE over the north Central USA, people in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin will have a good sighting opportunity on this pass! ;) from SW to NE.

The GPS antenna assembly is powered up and looks good.

Richard

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #234 on: 11/24/2008 10:09 PM »
In the mix of ISS truss work:

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #235 on: 11/24/2008 10:10 PM »
I love NSF!

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #236 on: 11/24/2008 10:12 PM »
Complex is passing NE of the equator now, 16 minutes to sunset, 19 minutes to East only KU, complex is at 217 sm. altitude.

Station blockage of KU through West as the complex starts to move "ahead" of West, next KU pas should be through East.

Richard

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #237 on: 11/24/2008 10:14 PM »
ISS Mike says they are ready to take some samples from the Urine processor.

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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #238 on: 11/24/2008 10:16 PM »
ISS CDR Mike reports that they are getting ready to load a urine sample into the UPA to test the IFM changes made today, a run should take 4 hours if it works properly.

In 7 minutes the complex will NE over Baja California heading NE over the Central and North central USA, a great sighting pass is coming up! ;)

Richard
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Re: LIVE: STS-126: FLIGHT DAY 11 - EVA-4
« Reply #239 on: 11/24/2008 10:17 PM »
KU Coverage scenario i'm working on....from a few moments ago.
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