Author Topic: SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - CRS-4/SpX-4 DRAGON - Sept 20, 2014 - ATTEMPT 1  (Read 55571 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

UPDATE THREAD for SpaceX's CRS-4/SpX-4 launch.

ALL Launch Coverage for ALL Launches is Sponsored by ATK:



Falcon 9 v1.1/Dragon Launch September 20 <--super duper turnaround flow!

Feature article, with everything you need:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/09/spacex-launch-dragon-crs-4-mission/ - by William Graham.

Resources:

SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0

SpaceX News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/

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SpaceX GENERAL Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0 - please use this for general questions NOT specific to this mission.

SpaceX MISSIONS Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0 - this section is for everything specific to SpaceX missions.

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - CRS-4/SpX4 UPDATE THREAD:
You're in it.

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - CRS-4/SpX4 DISCUSSION THREAD:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35385.0

Party Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35576.0


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L2 Members:

L2 SpaceX Section - now a dedicated full section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24469.0

Dedicated L2 CRS-4/SpX-4 Thread:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35374.0

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Offline Chris Bergin

Article covering Soyuz and Dragon (second half), including some flow information:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/09/soyuz-tma-12m-return-iss-trio-to-earth/

(And yes, there's a screenshot from something we're all group hugging over in L2 ;D )

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Because I missed it in the article, so highlighting it.
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Approval will allow for the opening launch attempt to take place on September 19, aiming for what will be an instantaneous T-0 of 02:38 local time. Should SpaceX delay, or suffer from a scrub, an alternate opportunity exists for the next day, with an instantaneous T-0 of 02:16 local time.

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LATEST NEWS

NASA’s Wind-Watching ISS-RapidScat Ready for Launch
The fourth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station, carrying the JPL-built ISS-RapidScat instrument, is scheduled to launch Sept. 20.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-309
Tony De La Rosa

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Photos from Kennedy Media Gallery are starting to trickle in:

http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/search.cfm

Click the "General Information" tab, scroll down to "SpaceX" and search.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Inside a laboratory in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, vials for the Protein Crystal Growth 2 experiment are being prepared for an acceptance leak test. The vials will be filled with clear water and then put in a vacuum chamber to verify that they are providing adequate containment for liquids. The experiment is one of many that will be delivered to the International Space Station on the SpaceX-4 commercial cargo resupply mission. Kennedy's ISS Ground Processing and Research Project Office is providing the necessary laboratories, equipment, supplies and consumables for 61 principal investigators, including 17 from other countries, as they prepare their science experiments for flight. The SpaceX-4 flight is targeted to launch in September 2014. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis
« Last Edit: 09/15/2014 12:32 PM by corrodedNut »

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Fact sheet about the cargo to be flown to the ISS on the Dragon:
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill


Offline Chris Bergin

Static Fire confirmed!

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/09/falcon-9-v1-1-static-fire-crs-4-launch/

And we've kept this thread really tidy, using the other threads for everything else - well done everyone. So this will be the launch day thread.

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Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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45th Wing weather squadron now predicts 50% go for first opportunity and that improves to 70% go in case of a 24 hr delay.

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Patrick Air-force base Launch Hazard area and Airspace closures released.
« Last Edit: 09/19/2014 02:51 AM by bilbo »

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45th Wing weather squadron now predicts 50% go for first opportunity and that improves to 70% go in case of a 24 hr delay.

Link: http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070716-028.pdf

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Pre-launch presser at the top of the hour
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Dan Hartman, Hans Koenigsmen, and Kathy Winters reappears after being a shuttle program weather staple :)
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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Late load and cold storage activations on track, mice yet to be loaded
« Last Edit: 09/19/2014 02:08 PM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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more mice on SpaceX-6  US EVAs scheduled Oct 7/15 with delivery of fresh batteries
« Last Edit: 09/19/2014 02:07 PM by Targeteer »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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SSA repair, failed pump re-stow, and external re-configs on the EVAs
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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food good through June with another month's worth on SpaceX
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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200 X 300 km insertion orbit, slightly higher than last time
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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