Author Topic: LIVE: Orbital's Cygnus ORB-1 (CRS-1) RNDZ and BERTHING UPDATES  (Read 53046 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

LIVE UPDATE Coverage for RNDZ and BERTHING of Cygnus on the ORB-1 (CRS-1) to the International Space Station.

This is a live update thread, so all posts need to be updates, or they will be removed. Please use the other threads for non updates.

Coverage begins 5am Eastern (10am UTC).
Berthing 6:02am Eastern (11:02am UTC)

Resources:

Orbital GENERAL Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=46.0

Orbital (Antares/Cygnus) News Articles:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/orbital/

Main ORB-1/CRS-1 Feature Article - by William Graham:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/01/orbitals-antares-loft-cygnus-orb-1-mission/

Main ORB-1/CRS-1 Berthing Article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/01/cygnus-crs-1-iss-berthing/

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L2 Antares/Cygnus Section - Really good section with a lot of documentation, video and content resources exclusive to L2:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=54.0
(Now includes 100s of mbs of unreleased hi res images taken of Cygnus from the ISS during ORB-D).
L2 ORB-1/CRS-1 Updates: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=65.0

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Article for RNDZ and BERTHING:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/01/cygnus-crs-1-iss-berthing/

L2 Members - this is a great presentation for this phase of the mission:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28490.0

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The ISS live streaming feed shows Cygnus merged with the ISS so it's obviously getting close.  Fully expect to hear from the crew very early this morning :)
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two ADV burns are showing on the ISS overlay.  1 is over Indonesia on this orbit with 2 to follow about 1/4 of an orbit later off of the southern west coast of S America.
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DPC started.  Gordon Fullerton at 23 km closing at 7 m/s.  Houston referred to Cygnus as the Gordon Cooper when signing off--Freudian slip I guess :)  No Russian participation in the conference so this may be an off day for them.
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ADV 1 should have occurred
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crew is configuring the robotic work stations
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UStream feed is showing external views over Australia that are stunning with the "big arm" ready for a days work
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ADV 2 due shortly
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Thanks for these updates, they're appreciated.

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ADV 3 is showing north of Turkey and ADV 4 shortly there after south of India on this orbit--currently crossing Central America
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sounds like the crew has a go to command the Cygnus strobe light on
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strobe commanded on
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ground confirms Cygnus orientation lights activated--ISS has commanding ability.  Crew requesting shutter opening which is pending maneuver completion and settling out.
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cupola shutters open--waiting for a crew tally-ho on Cygnus...
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tally ho from the cupola
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crew activating the hand held laser--measurements not expected until vehicle is within 1000 meters
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ADV 3 a short time ago, approaching ADV 4
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1000m 6 minutes from the R bar
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Cygnus ADV4 thruster burn is now complete. Currently 430 meters below #ISS. Will close to 250 meters and hold.

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