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Mars Express. About 5 minutes from eclipse.
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"Liquid engine burn scheduled to start in a few minutes from now"

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Back to control room.
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ISRO twitter:
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"#MarsOrbiter start of forward rotation is confirmed."
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Confirmation of rotation should be at 7:09, which was 1 minute ago. Applause! Must have happened.
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Applause in the control room...

Confirmation of having entered Eclipse, and completed slewing?


Yeah.


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Applause in the control room...


Confirmation of having entered Eclipse, and completed slewing?

Confirmation of start of forward rotation. About to enter eclipse now.



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#MarsOrbiter start of forward rotation is confirmed.

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Eclipse should be happening now. Arrival of dignitaries.
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"Telemetry break is observed."

Burn should start in 3 minutes.
« Last Edit: 09/24/2014 01:45 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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ISRO twitter:
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"#MarsOrbiter is now in the shadow of Mars."
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PM I think.
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99.96% efficiency and 2.17 m/s delta-V from test burn. One minute to engine start.
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LAM schematic.
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Engine should be starting now.
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LAM schematic.

A legible one's in pg. 8 of the pre-MOI press briefing brochure.


That second picture shows two thrusters firing! Nice grab. Attitude control rather than prop-settling I guess.
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Showing a video.
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