Author Topic: Expedition 24 thread (June 2 - September 24, 2010) - Includes ETCS Updates  (Read 181634 times)

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We're going to miss orbiters doing flyarounds.

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« Last Edit: 09/25/2010 02:23 AM by GoForTLI »
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Six out of the eight helicopters are wheels up. Two are reserved for the ballistic entry contingency.

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Range from ISS opening up. 

Deorbit burn in 2 hours, 2 minutes.  Deorbit burn will be a 04:21 burn. 
« Last Edit: 09/25/2010 02:33 AM by GoForTLI »
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Some times for tonight's deorbit, entry, and landing:

1156 CDT (0456 GMT): module separation
1159 CDT (0459 GMT): entry interface (360,000 feet)
0007 CDT (0507 GMT): parachute deployment sequence begins (pilot chute, followed by drogue and then main)
0021 CDT (0521 GMT): landing

And thanks and farewells ("break a leg") radioed between ISS and TMA-18:
« Last Edit: 09/25/2010 02:45 AM by GoForTLI »
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HA! Doug wishes them well and Skvortsov (I think) responds with "HA HA Break a leg!" ;D


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At midnight EDT NASA TV will air live coverage of the Soyuz TMA-18 deorbit burn (12:31am) and landing (1:21am).

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On the last orbit for this crew and the TMA-18 vehicle. 

Deorbit burn now inside 60 minutes.

A shot of the vehicle during processing:
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Help!  Is there any  one watching NASA TV off AC-3 Satellite.  They changed there Audio format to AC-3.  I have a Pansat 3500SD and have a great picture but NO SOUND! Dose anybody know how I can get the sound back using this recevied?

You posted this same question in the NASA TV HD thread yesterday and we answered it there.  Quoting:

"Use your audio button to select another audio pair (probably audio 2 or 3 or 4) since audio 1 is in AC-3 format and not supported directly with the Pansat 3500SD (although that might be a receiver that passes AC-3 through to an external AC-3 decoder)."

NASA TV swapped their audio feeds on September 1st so that the AC-3 is now primary, and you have to go through the extra audio selection step on your receiver if you want PCM audio.
« Last Edit: 09/25/2010 03:34 AM by ChrisC »
NASA TV in HD:  history, FAQ and latest status

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NASA TV Video: Earthbound Trio Bids Farewell to ISS Crew.

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Here's the landing site.
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Deorbit burn coming up in 28 minutes. 
« Last Edit: 09/25/2010 04:05 AM by GoForTLI »
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Russian equipment that supports the landing and recovery:
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I like how Fyodor gave the Soyuz a slap on the hatch like someone would to a van having its back door closed and ready to depart :)

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Shannon Walker and Dave Wheelock on board the ISS watching the DOB and landing activities. 
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10 minutes until the deorbit burn.
« Last Edit: 09/25/2010 04:22 AM by GoForTLI »
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I like how Fyodor gave the Soyuz a slap on the hatch like someone would to a van having its back door closed and ready to depart :)

All crews do that upon hatch closure (I think it's mandatory). It lets the Soyuz CDR know that everything looks good on the Soyuz hatch, and that the station hatch is about to be closed.

I love it too - it's a typical Russian solution. Instead of using expensive radios, just give it a good slap! ;D
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