Author Topic: Expedition 24 thread (June 2 - September 24, 2010) - Includes ETCS Updates  (Read 187509 times)

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Tracking data will be relayed via an Antonov aircraft.

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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

Yeah! One of the first Russian launches I watched involved a problem late in the count, with Russian engineers, carrying big hammers, turning up at the pad within seconds. ;D

Can't imagine them giving an orbiter a slap!

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1 minute until the DOB:
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Deorbit burn.  4 minute, 21 second burn underway.  TMA-18 will slow by 258 mph.   

Hope we stay on the predicted trajectory on the right-most display:
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Deorbit burn complete.

Module separation coming up at 2356 CDT (0456 GMT). 
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From Bill Harwood's (CBS News Space Consultant) last update:

Describing a Soyuz re-entry earlier this week, Caldwell Dyson said "I've heard it described as a train wreck followed by a car crash followed by a falling off your bike kind of thing. ... All I can really say is I'm going to expect this to be 'Mr. Toad's Wild Ride' for me."
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4 minutes until module separation.
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Separation program confirmed as loaded on the TMA-18 computers. 
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Ratty comm (expected).

Module sep!
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Should be at Entry Interface (~360,000 feet). 
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G's building.  Max-G in another minute. 
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Coming up on the start of the deployment sequence. 
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Soyuz beeping away with the radio signal. Crew feel fine.

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12 minutes to landing.

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MCC-H VVO reports voice link with TMA-18. 

Just inside 10 minutes until landing.
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Visual contact, chutes deployed!

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Descending under a 518 square meter parachute.

Landing in 2 minutes. 
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