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Live coverage of #Cygnus docking begins now on @NASA TV!

https://twitter.com/orbitalatk/status/855700756791537664

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NASA TV now covering the arrival.  ;)
Here's what is going on:
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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And the real thing about to reach the 400 meters point:
« Last Edit: 04/22/2017 08:42 AM by Galactic Penguin SST »
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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350 m out.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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HAL view. :-)
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Sequencing DNA in real time.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Mission Control Centre.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Past 300 m mark. This view is from robotic arm.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-7 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #10 on: 04/22/2017 08:49 AM »
Workstation view.
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-7 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #11 on: 04/22/2017 08:55 AM »
Getting closer.
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-7 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #12 on: 04/22/2017 08:56 AM »
Holding at 250 m.
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-7 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #13 on: 04/22/2017 08:58 AM »
Workstation view. I think the distance numbers are at the middle right.
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-7 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #14 on: 04/22/2017 08:59 AM »
About to cross orbital terminator line in about 6 minutes.
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-7 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #15 on: 04/22/2017 09:00 AM »
Lidar lock. Not yet ready for Step 2.
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-7 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #16 on: 04/22/2017 09:03 AM »
Primary showing about 249 m while secondary is showing about 244.5 m.
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-7 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #17 on: 04/22/2017 09:04 AM »
Cygnus has lidar. Range is 249.9 m.
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-7 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #18 on: 04/22/2017 09:05 AM »
Primary and secondary have good agreement at about 250.5 m.
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Re: LIVE: Cygnus OA-7 - Arrival, ISS mission and EOM - Updates
« Reply #19 on: 04/22/2017 09:06 AM »
Cygnus lights.
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